APAC Press & Service Provider VIP Summit

Location: Singapore 
Date: May 28th & 29th, 2015

Meet one-on-one with press and analysts PLUS leading Cloud Operators and SPs in the APAC region…

For more information on this upcoming event, please contact Mark Fox:
Telephone: +44 (0)870 760 6464 Email: mfox@netevents.org

china telecom

“I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to present the NetEvents keynote… a very useful event for building industry contacts around the globe.”
Gloria Zhang — Deputy Managing Director—International, China Telecom

HP

“NetEvents has provided a great venue for HP. Efficient briefings in a single location rather than having to make an extended tour across all of Asia Pacific. It’s been very successful for us.”
Amol Mitra – Head HP Networking APJ

Click here to download the draft Conference Program!

 


Meet one-on-one with press and analysts PLUS leading Cloud Operators and SPs in the APAC region…

This APAC Press and Service Provider VIP Summit is an exclusive, intimate event focussed on individual briefing time with key regional Media, Cloud Operators and Service Providers.  This exclusive event provides an opportunity to participate as a speaker in the round-table sessions PLUS a series of scheduled briefings in a single location.

Choose from our TWO scheduled meeting tracks:

Media Track:
Gain media exposure throughout the region by participating in a series of individually scheduled 40 minute briefings over two days with 25+ press and analysts covering more than 12 countries in the APAC region.

Bespoke Track:
Our “Bespoke” service facilitates a series of eight x 40 minute scheduled meetings with a mix of senior execs from Cloud Operators, Service Providers and network industry professionals in addition to selected press and analysts – tailored to suit your organisation.

Click here to download the draft Conference Program!

 

Outline Agenda

Wednesday 27th May

5:30pm – 8:30 pm Registration desk open
7:30 pm Welcome reception

Thursday 28th May

7:45 am Registration desk open
7:45 – 8:50 am Welcome breakfast, informal meetings & debate briefings
9:00 – 9:15 am Opening welcome and introduction
9:15 – 9:35 am Keynote Presentation by Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President, TATA Communications
The evolution of the WAN – best of private networks and public InternetPrivate data connections, such as those on MPLS, are fast and secure — but they can be expensive and provisioning time for new services is weeks or months. The Internet is ubiquitous and fast to provision, but service quality is generally best-effort, and of course the Internet is not known for reliability and security. Both the private carrier networks and the public Internet are growing into each other, rapidly evolving into a new type of network — high bandwidth, low latency, quick to provision, affordable, flexible, reliable. The MEF has been touting a vision of this new type of hybrid WAN, based on CE 2.0, calling it the Third Network. Meanwhile, Tata Communications has been on the cutting edge of offering new network services that evolve beyond today’s common WAN technologies, such as its new IZO Platform built on these principles. Amit Sinha Roy will share Tata’s vision for next-generation telecommunications services that take the best of the direct-connect MPLS network and the public Internet, and turn it into something better. Come see the future, it’s bright!
9:35 – 9:50 am Keynote Speaker Interview with Amit Sinha Roy and Mike Fratto, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Network Systems, Current Analysis
9:50 – 10:40 am Round Table Session  I — Testing times in the Internet of Things
Introduced & Chaired by: Nikhil Batra, Research Manager – Telecommunications, IDC

Guest Speaker Presentation by  Neil Holmquist, ‎Senior Director Product Marketing/   Management – Cloud & IP, Spirent CommunicationsFaced with complexity and uncertainty, no amount of design excellence can match the confidence of knowing that the system has been thoroughly pre-tested. Add to that automated monitoring and full visibility into the system operation.The Internet of Things threatens 9 billion connected devices by 2018 – and most of the little gadgets now signing up for it cannot afford any of the internal security that protects today’s connected computers. How feasible is it to test and monitor dynamic services in this fast evolving IoT ecosystem?Topics under discussion include: virtualized testing, automated monitoring, real time network intelligence, data analytics – and those unknown unknowns.Panellists: Derrick Loi, Head of Cloud Business for APAC, Orange Business Services; Neil Holmquist, ‎Senior Director Product Marketing/Management – Cloud & IP, Spirent Communications; Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President, TATA Communications; Helen Wong, Director, Partner & Product Strategy Asia Pacific, Verizon.
10:40 – 11:05 am Coffee break
11:05 –11:50 am Round Table Session II—Follow the money: who’s investing in what?
Guest Speaker Presentation by Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking FoundationWant to lay your bets? There’s something to be said for ignoring marketing hype, and just watching where the smart money is headed. So where are service providers putting their money today: NFV? SDN? Service orchestration? Cloud providers?To launch this discussion, our chairman will outline today’s cloud and business market data and trends, and Dan Pitt will present his and the ONF’s current thinking on the prospects, and the business realities, of cloud innovation.Panellists: Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation; Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President, TATA Communications; Chris Rezentes, Regional Manager, Partner & Product Strategy – Asia Pacific, Verizon.
11:50 am – 12:35 pm Round Table Session  III—Business defined cloud networking
Guest Speaker Presentation by Derrick Loi, Senior Director, DC Solution and Services, Orange Cloud for Business, APAC, Orange Business ServicesSDN is still making headlines, but enterprise uptake has been underwhelming. They are looking for practicality, efficiency, savings and, above all, results.Our chairman asks us to weigh up the key drivers: service orchestration, operational management, migration, cost etc.  Or do enterprise customers simply not understand SDN? In response Derrick Loi shares his experience, with examples that really have delivered the goods as well as a review of promising solutions now in the pipeline.Let us adopt the theme BDN (Business Defined Networking) and decide if the industry really is on the right track – or what must now be done to get back there.Panellists: Jurek Krasnodebski, Head of Digital Business – Advise AMEA, BT; Peter Lam, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Asia Pacific, Infinera; Gint Atkinson, Vice President, Network Strategy & Architecture, KVH Co., Ltd; Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation; Derrick Loi, Senior Director, DC Solution and Services, Orange Cloud for Business, Asia Pacific.
12:35 – 1:35 pm Lunch

Briefings with press & analysts

1:40 – 5:20 pm A series of 40 minute individually scheduled briefings throughout the afternoon

  • Media Track: Press & Analyst briefing sessions
  • Bespoke Track: Tailored “mix” of scheduled briefings with Cloud Operators/SPs and Network Industry Professionals plus selected Press & Analysts
5:20 – 6:00 pm ‘Open meeting’ time for informal networking. Press area also available for filing stories
7:30 pm NetEvents Dinner at the Halia Restaurant, Botanical Gardens, Singapore

Friday 29th May

7.45 am Registration desk open
7:45 – 9:00 am Breakfast, informal meetings & debate briefings
9:00 – 9:20 am Keynote Presentation by Steve Chappell, Chief Operating Officer, Wedge Networks
Innovation in the Cloud & the Importance of SecurityCumulative security becomes a nightmare as you pile system on system trying to keep track, maintain updates, avoid contention and overload. It amounts to adding layers of armour until you are no longer so sure what lies under all those layers.Steve Chappell champions the notion of Security as a Service: specify it, pay for it, and be content that you are secure in the same professional hands – wherever you happen to be. His vision is poised right at the leading edge – because that is exactly where pressure from organized crime, and rather less organized governments, is forcing him to stand.Chappell insists that the cloud is the best place to build rock solid security. Does endpoint security just add clutter? Following his presentation he will be interviewed and challenged on this and other issues by Manek Dubash.
9:20 – 9:35 am Guest speaker Interview with Steve Chappell and Manek Dubash, Editorial Director, NetEvents
9:35 – 10:20 am Round-Table Session IV—“LSO hath charms to soothe a savage beast”
Guest Speaker Presentation by Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEFLSO stands for the “London Symphony Orchestra” (lso.com) – one of the world’s great makers of music. But Lifecycle Service Orchestration spells even sweeter music in the ears of most service providers, according to our chairman.Kevin Vachon will outline how SDN/NFV principles and open APIs can build a sort of “orchestration layer” to shape the network for real business needs – for example the provisioning, automation and monitoring of enterprise business services. MEF “Third Network” thinking points the way forward for LSO.Does our panel accept that LSO is ready to roll, or should we wait and see? Is it delivering on its promises? Are the forecasts seriously under-estimating the potential market for such a powerful solution?Panellists: Gint Atkinson, Vice President, Network Strategy & Architecture, KVH Co., Ltd; Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF; Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President, TATA Communications.
10:20 – 10:40 am Coffee break
10:40 – 10:55 am Data Centre Interconnect – the perfect solution?
Guest Speaker: Gint Atkinson, Vice President, Network Strategy & Architecture, KVHColt took on KVH for its proven network and IT platform, deep market knowledge, and direct access to APAC’s fastest growing economic centers. As VP Network Strategy & Architecture, Gint Atkinson is in the hot seat – only the best is expected from KVH’s global reputation. So, how does he keep ahead in this fast-paced arena?  Ultra high speed, robust and secure DCI demands clear thinking, strong views on the ideal infrastructure and a keen eye on the latest technology trends. We ask him to share his insights, with examples of recent and forthcoming KVH projects.
10:55 – 11:40 am Round Table Session  V—Metro Aggregation: a 100 Gigabit Opportunity
Guest Speaker Presentation by Andrew Bond-Webster, Vice President Asia Pacific, InfineraOur chairman has completed in depth research into the 100G metro Aggregation opportunity – as service providers plan to transition from 10G to 100G in metro transport networks – and is getting quite excited. But does Andrew Bond-Webster agree that this sector is ready to roll in 2016? He will describe some strategies already under way to tap into this major opportunity, and shares his opinion on their viability.There are plenty of topics to discuss, including: reducing complexity; the flexible scalability bonus over 10x10G; Metro Cloud implications; going beyond 100G; and which metro network architectures will be best for scale, granularity and simplicity.Panellists: Junjie Li, Board Member, OIF; Junjie Li, Ph.D, Director, Optical Communication Research Center, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute; Andrew Bond Webster, VP Asia Pacific, Infinera; Gint Atkinson, Vice President, Network Strategy & Architecture, KVH Co., Ltd.
11:40 am – 12:00 noon Close of Day 2 conference sessions
Conference MC—Manek Dubash, Editorial Director, NetEvents
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

Briefings with press & analysts

1:00 – 3:40 pm A series of 40 minute individually scheduled briefings throughout the afternoon

  • Media Track: Press & Analyst briefing sessions
  • Bespoke Track: Tailored “mix” of scheduled briefings with Cloud Operators/ SPs and Network Industry Professionals plus selected Press & Analysts
3:40 – 4:00 pm Farewell coffee & ice-cream
4:00 pm Close of conference & departures.



Our APAC Summits are run by a professional team who have built a great reputation for bringing together key players in the industry in a relaxed yet focused environment. For some it is a key opportunity to make a corporate announcement or launch new products, for others it is a way to establish better media relations and dialogue with the industry’s top press. The following publications and Service Providers, Cloud Hosting/Services companies are currently nominated:

Publications and Service Providers invited by country/region

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Conference Photos Day 1 - Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Conference Photos Day 2 - Friday, May 29th, 2015


For more information, please contact Mark Fox:
USA: 408 504 8665 | EMEA: +44 7836 248 110 | Email: mfox@netevents.org

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