3rd Telco 2.0 Executive Brainstorm - 16-18 October, London
You'll hopefully see that we've worked long and hard on trying to put together something of real value to those trying to make a difference in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector. So, far we've been rewarded with a flood of companies contacting us about sponsoring (that's good, because it costs a very large sum to put on the event), but equally pleasing has been the interest from senior industry figures to act as 'stimulus presenters' to the brainstorming:
For example, from our favourite UK 'Telco 2.0-compliant' company (why? see here, here, and here, with a caveat here), we're delighted to confirm Steve Robertson, CEO of BT Openreach who'll speak in the plenary session about the liberating effect of structural separation on business model innovation. Openreach is one of the most important stories in global telecom today.
JP Rangaswami, CIO and President of BT Global Services, is one of the most interesting people in telecoms and IT today (your brain fizzes for hours after you've met him). He'll be stimulating our Digital Youth Summit. Why? Read his comments about Facebook on his blog.
Kip Meek, previously Chair of the European Regulators Group and now supporting the Broadband Stakeholder Group, is trying to wake up government to the real threats and opportunities from the rapidly converging broadband value chain. He'll be supporting the Digital Cities Summit and the Plenary.
From across the pond, Bill Gajda, Chief Commercial Officer at the GSM Association, and a force of nature for shaking up the (still complacent) mobile industry, will be helping with the Digital Advertising and Marketing Summit.
You'll see from the speaker invitee longlist that there will be plenty of other international stimulators. We'll give you a preview of them on this blog as they are confirmed over the coming weeks and months.