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We just got this through Telco 2.0’s Inbox 2.0. The speaker lineup looks fascinating - Telco 2.0 Executive Brainstorm delegates will recognise quite a few of the names. We’ll be there and we’re going to blog it. (The Financial Times has been around a bit longer than Telco 2.0, so they are on their 29th Telecoms conference, whereas we have only reached our 11th).


LONDON: 27 October 2010: The Financial Times today announced the full speaker line-up for the 29th World Telecoms Conference, taking place in London on 16 and 17 November 2010. Sponsored by Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Alcatel-Lucent, Tata Communications and Kit digital, the two day conference will take place at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London. Global industry leaders will discuss how telecoms players can adapt their businesses to thrive in today’s broadening communications eco-system.

Global communications are developing to the point where almost everything - and everyone - is connected. Emerging technologies and services are changing the shape of the telecoms sector, with new players entering all parts of the value chain. Competition to own the customer has never been stronger, reaching nearly every segment of the market and fuelling debate about the role of regulation. The conference will host discussions about how telecoms players can become more competitive, innovative and efficient in these changing times.

The FT World Telecoms Conference features 38 speakers, panelists and chairs from around the globe:

  • Andrew Parker, Telecoms Editor, Financial Times (Chair)
  • Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times (Chair)
  • Ian Livingston, CEO, BT Group
  • The Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government
  • Matthew Key, CEO, Telef√≥nica Europe
  • Erik Huggers, Director, Future Media and Technology, BBC
  • Ed Richards, CEO, Ofcom
  • Rodrigo Barbosa, General Administrative Superintendent, Anatel
  • Nick Read, CEO, Asia Pacific and Middle East Region, Vodafone
  • Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman, Telecom Italia
  • Jon French, Executive Director UK, Ireland and South Africa, HTC
  • Bhaskar Gorti, SVP and General Manager, Communications Global Business Unit, Oracle
  • Rick Halton, VP of Worldwide Marketing for Communications and Media, Solutions, HP
  • Adolfo Hernandez, EVP and President EMEA, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Laurie Bowen, President - Sales and Strategy, Global Data and
  • Mobility, Tata Communications
  • Malin Frenning, Deputy Head of Business Area Broadband Services, TeliaSonera
  • Andrew Barron, COO, Virgin Media
  • Naohide Nagatsu, General Manager, R&D European Representative Office, R&D Planning Department, NTT
  • Ahmad Julfar, Group COO, Etisalat
  • Stephen Bates, Managing Director, RIM UK
  • Michael Antieri, President, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T
  • Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder, CEO and Chairman, VNL
  • Olaf Swantee, EVP, Europe and Sourcing, Orange France Telecom
  • Phil Jordan, CIO, Telef√≥nica O2 UK
  • Russell Buckley, AdMob Evangelist, Google
  • William So, Former President, China Unicom (Europe)
  • David McCourt, CEO, Skyware Global
  • Stephen Howard, Head of Global Telecoms, Media and Technology, Research, HSBC
  • Simon Weeden, Head of European Telecoms Research, Citigroup
  • Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive and Director-General, (Telecoms and Post), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  • Gerd Leonhard, Media Futurist, Author and CEO, The Futures Agency
  • Mike Fairman, CEO, giffgaff
  • Stewart Easterbrook, CEO, Starcom MediaVest UK
  • Shaun Collins, Managing Director, CCS Insight
  • Emma Lloyd, Director of Mobile, BSkyB
  • Wolfgang Kniese, CFO, T-Mobile Austria
  • Hannes Wittig, Telecoms Analyst, JPMorgan
  • Faisal Galeria, Global Head of Business Development, Spotify
These speakers will be addressing some of the following key themes:

Regulation: How will regulatory approaches shape the future of the global telecoms marketplace, and what effect will they have on commercial strategies and revenues?

Reinventing next generation networks: How can the industry ensure fixed and mobile networks offer optimum speed, performance and accessibility via the various available devices?

Emerging markets: Which markets will be the key to growth over the next three to five years and which strategies will allow businesses to capitalise on the opportunities available?

CEO insights: What lessons have industry leaders learned over the past 12 months and what opportunities and threats do they foresee on the road ahead?

Efficiencies: What are the cost-optimisation initiatives that will still allow telecoms businesses to focus on their strategic goals?

Value-added services: How can the telecoms sector contribute to the major emerging growth areas within digital entertainment?

The new digital consumer: How is consumer behaviour changing as new platforms and digital channels open up, and what does this mean for companies attempting to build relationships with consumers?

Further information about the conference can be found online at: www.ftconferences.com/telecoms

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