APAC Press & Service Provider Summit, Phuket, Thailand

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Date: May 21st – 22nd 2014

The only event in Asia-Pacific which will provide you with the opportunity to reach an audience of over 2 million CIO’s, MIS Managers/Directors, IT Professionals & Service Providers…

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

china telecom

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A unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with the top Press, Analysts and Service Providers in the Asia-Pacific region…

For our 2014 Asia-Pacific Press & Analyst Summit we are hosting a two day event with the top Asia -Pacific technology press in Thailand during May. This press summit provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet with key Asia-Pacific press and analysts and Service Providers in a series of scheduled briefings to discuss the latest hot topics concerning enterprise networking and telecoms in a relaxed setting.

  • A series of individually scheduled press/analyst briefings over two days
  • Brief 30+ key Asia-Pacific press and analysts from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand etc. An ideal environment to nurture effective vendor / media relations
  • Speaker opportunities for your senior executives in debate sessions which include:
  • Software-Defined Networking, Cloud Computing, Virtualisation, Transformation of the Datacenter,
  • IT Security, Big Data, BYOD, Wireless Technologies and the Mobile Internet, NGNs,
  • Carrier Ethernet, Telecoms Infrastructure etc.

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

Tuesday 20th May

5:30 – 8:30 pm Registration desk open – Jomon Pavilion Terrace
7.00 pm Cocktail Reception and light refreshments – Rebar, overlooking the main pool

Wednesday 21st May

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration desk open – Jomon Pavilion Terrace
7:30 – 8:30 am Welcome breakfast, informal meetings & debate briefings – Tin Mine Sala 1 & 2
8:40 – 8:50 am Opening welcome and conference introduction – Jomon Pavilion
8:50 – 9:10 am Keynote Presentation by James Walker, Vice President, Managed Network Services, TATA CommunicationsWhy I believe in an Open Cloud Environment…When it comes to understanding the IT needs of business and datacenter managers, James Walker’s head may be in the clouds, but his feet are firmly planted on earth. For he was involved five years ago in encouraging Tata’s datacenter customers to migrate to native Ethernet over PBB, and they loved it. But that in turn lead to his early experience of the problems now arising with the surge in datacenter and storage network volumes and complexity – accelerated by the growth in M2M services. Where others are just taking their first tentative steps, he already knows well the territory and its promises and pitfalls – so who better to lead us into the first debate with his vision of an open cloud environment for all: what technical, business and regulatory steps will be necessary to encourage it, and how to avoid industry fragmentation into service silos.
 9:10 – 9:50 am Conference Debate Session I—Cirrusly needed – an Open Cloud EnvironmentIntroduced and Chaired by: Adam Dodds, Research Manager, IDCPicking up on James Walker’s opening presentation, it is time to change our focus – from the many exciting but diverse business opportunities being offered by today’s proprietary Cloud offerings, to the need to evolve tomorrow’s Cloud into an open environment offering limitless opportunities for all. We’re talking about a shift as big as that from mainframe to PC – and one still dogged by MS/Mac/Unix etc platform fracture. Let’s not make the same mistake again. Is CloudE 1.0 the way to go? If so, how can we best clear the way and accelerate progress? Our panel discusses the challenges posed for an open cloud environment.
Panellists: Kevin Buckingham, General Manager of BT Compute, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), BT Global Services; James Walker, President, CloudEthernet Forum & Vice President, Managed Network Services, TATA Communications; Ashwin Jaiswal, Head – IT Business Consulting, Reliance Communications
9:50 – 10:30 am Conference Debate Session II—Transforming the Telco networkIntroduced and Chaired by: Tom Mowat, Principal Analyst, Analysys MasonSDN, Carrier Ethernet, CloudE 1.0, NFV… there’s no shortage of remedies out there promising to blast telecommunications into the 21st century. Full uptake of these new technologies has the potential to transform Telco reality with new freedoms, new flexibility, and new business models – but a legacy of massive capital investment makes tit a scary transition and one that demands enormous commitment.
What can be done to keep that vision in sight, while making the migration path less painful? How soon can pioneers expect ROI in compensation for being the ones who make the mistakes while others watch and learn? We are asking for the big picture here: embracing technological innovation, open standards and new business models to ease the pain and accelerate the rewards.Panellists: Mark Showalter, Senior Director of Marketing Communications, Infinera; Gint Atkinson, Vice President – Network Strategy & Architecture, KVH Co., Ltd; Jon Vestal, Vice President, Product Architecture, Pacnet Global; Ming Kiat, Director, Business Product Engineering, SingTel; Mr Passakorn Hongsyok, Department Director, International Business, UIH – United Information Highway Co., Ltd
10:30 – 10:50 am Coffee Break – Jomon Pavilion Terrace
10:50 –11:30 am Conference Debate Session III—Is SDN ready for the Enterprise?Introduced and Chaired by: Hugh Ujhazy, Analyst – Business Network and IT Services, Current AnalysisOK, we’ve heard all the arguments for SDN’s agility and cost benefits, but does it yet make sense for an enterprise to join the early adopters? If the vendors have not yet agreed on the meaning of SDN, shouldn’t we wait until some sort of consensus, open standards are developed? Or are the benefits so great that first comers will win all the prizes even if their chosen solution turns out not to be the winning one? We have vendors on the panel that will surely argue the latter, and we have Hugh Ujhazy in the skeptic’s corner. Let’s hear the truth.
Panellists: Erik Papir, Director, Global Technical Marketing, HP Networking, HP; Jon Vestal, Vice President, Product Architecture, Pacnet Global; Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, GES, TATA Communications
11:30 –11:50 am Special Guest Speaker Presentation by Nathan Bell, Global Head of Products, Telstra GlobalThe Changing ICT Landscape for businesses – Driving Multiple StrategiesTop performing organisations in Asia are driving multiple strategies in the face of competition and to maximise opportunities in this dynamic Asian century. The ability to execute diverse multiple strategies is critical and will differentiate a successful business from one that is not. Successful organisations are characterised by their capability to ride the wave of innovation, be agile and able to adapt to market changes quicker than competition. ICT landscape is constantly evolving in response to organisations’ needs. More so than ever, organisations recognise the importance of leveraging on new technologies like cloud as an enabler in their strategy execution to accelerate business growth & sustenance.
11:50 – 12:00 noon Guest Speaker Interview & Audience Q&A with Nathan Bell and Tim Dillon, Director, Tech Research Asia
12:00 – 12:10 pm Close of Day One conference sessions
12:10 – 1:40 pm Lunch—Tin Mine Main Sala

Briefings with press & analysts

1:40 – 3:00 pm A schedule of 30 minute round table briefing sessions between sponsors, press and analysts
Track 1: APAC Press & Analyst briefing sessions (40 minute briefings)
Track 2: APAC SP/Cloud Services briefing sessions (40 minute briefings)Location—Jomon Pavilion and Dirty Monstera
3:30 – 3:20 pm Coffee break—Jomon Pavilion Terrace
3:30 – 4:40 pm A series of 40 minute individually scheduled briefings continued…
4:40 – 6:30pm Open meeting’ time for informal networking. Press area also available for filing stories
7:30 pm Cocktail Reception and NetEvents Dinner – Black Ginger

Thursday 22nd May

7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast—informal meetings and conference session briefings – Tin Mine Sala 1 & 2
8:50—9:00 am Opening welcome and conference introduction – Jomon Pavilion
9:00 –9:20 am Opening Guest Speaker presentation by Erik Papir, Director, Global Technical Marketing, HP Networking, HPHolding Open the SDN OpportunityHP Networking now ranks among the hottest companies to watch – it is singled out for “SDN leadership” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking and heralded for its “strong commitment to fostering open SDN ecosystems”. That’s no mean challenge: HP has real shipping SDN applications, an SDN app store, and HP just recently upgraded to a Platinum sponsorship in the vendor-driven OpenDaylight consortium.
In response to this media demand, we are privileged to welcome HP networking’s technical evangelist Erik Papir to reveal the true inside story on what it takes for a market leader to keep the SDN door wide open.
9:20 – 9:40 am Guest Speaker Interview & Audience Q&A with Erik Papir and Manek Dubash, Editorial Director, NetEvents
9:40 – 10:20 am Conference Debate Session IV— Boosting Telco Cloud EconomicsIntroduced and Chaired by: Adrian Ho, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Telecoms, OvumFor Amazon, service deployment takes a few seconds, for telcos it’s half a year. While telcos have to managed thousands of configurations, Google gets by with about ten shared hardware system bundles. There’s no doubt that OTT providers have the more agile business model, while telcos stagger under their CapEx burden. Telcos, however, still have the edge in terms of owning infrastructure and an established customer base. To get ahead they should streamline their business and adopt dynamic network service automation. Adrian Ho challenges our panel to prove that this is more than just a pipe dream.
Panellists: Kevin Buckingham, General Manager of BT Compute, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), BT Global Services; Tawhid Rijwanur Rahman, General Manager – Service Planning PDD Technology, Grameenphone; Gint Atkinson, Vice President – Network Strategy & Architecture, KVH Co., Ltd.; Chris Rezentes, Network Planning Lead, South Asia, Verizon
10:20-10:40 am Coffee break – Jomon Pavilion Terrace
10:40 – 11:00 am Guest Presentation by Tim Dillon, Director, Tech Research AsiaThe Intelligent Workspace: Why Tech Providers are not Front of MindIn the preceding conference sessions we’ve heard a lot about SDN, NFV, network infrastructure, cloud trends … yet little about the needs of the enterprise and the workplace environment. Tim’s presentation will focus on an issue that impacts all of us – work. How we do it, where we do it and why IT and telecommunication service providers are at risk of being relegated to a bit-part role if they simply push a technology-only pitch. This session will examine the drivers, benefits, key technology requirements and the critical influencers that must combine to create the office of the future.
11:00–11:40 am Conference Debate VI—Wholly smoke? – hot trends for the mobile cloudIntroduced and Chaired by: Lillian Tay, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner“Sorry, could you say that again?” It gets embarrassing after a bit trying to do business on a poor connection and yet, until recently, most business was conducted on the phone. Video is better, with many more clues from gesture to body language, and with HD video conferencing the whole world can be your office – but it gobbles bandwidth. Mobile services present the hottest battlefront between technological possibilities and human needs – for who wants to be caught on FaceTime with their pants down? Managing enterprise mobility is as critical as delivering it – do we adapt to the new technology, or vice versa?
Panellists: Ashwin Jaiswal, Head – IT Business Consulting, Reliance Communications; Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, GES, TATA Communications; Mr Passakorn Hongsyok, Department Director, International Business, UIH – United Information Highway Co., Ltd
11:40–11:50 am Conference round-up and close of conference sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch – informal meetings – Tin Mine Main Sala

Briefings with press & analysts

1:40 – 4:10 pm A schedule of 40 minute round table briefing sessions between sponsors, press and analysts
Track 1: APAC Press & Analyst briefing sessions (40 minute briefings)
Track 2: APAC SP/Cloud Services briefing sessions (40 minute briefings)Location—Jomon Pavilion and Dirty Monstera
 4:20 pm  Close of event & departures
4:20 pm Close of event & departures



Our Asia Press & Analyst 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:

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