Vodafone, Telenor, BT and Colt - whipping up a storm on Cloud 2.0...
Here's a detailed outline of what top execs from Vodafone, BT, Telenor and Colt will be sharing about their strategic approaches to Cloud services at the Cloud 2.0 session at next week's EMEA Brainstorm in London. If telcos' cloud strategies matter to you, you really should join us there - register here, or call +44 (0) 207 247 5003.
From Vodafone, Bob Brace, Head of Unified Communications and Cloud Services, will talk about live customer experiences of One Net, Vodafone's cloud based telephony service that provides fixed-mobile convergence and integration with Microsoft Office 365. He's also got some interesting things to say about telcos' opportunities with Platform as a Service (Paas) and will touch on the issues of user privacy.
From BT, Stuart Hill, VP London Olympics 2012 Programme, will talk about how a cloud-based IP Telephony service is a key component in BT's delivery of the communications infrastructure for the 2012 Olympic games in London.
Also from BT, Peter Roe, Global Banking and Financial Markets, will be talking about the cloud needs of the global Financial Services sector, and the niche that exists for some telcos to serve these needs. Peter will describe how BT's strategy is to combine available high quality infrastructure assets with partnerships with ISVs, customers and other innovators to deliver a hybrid of end-to-end cloud services and a 3rd party platform.
From Telenor, Dr Frank Elter, Director of Product & Business Development, will give a top-line insight into Telenor's approach to enterprise cloud services and will give concrete examples on new services and role in the eco system. Further, based on an ongoing research project with University of Oslo and the LSE, Dr. Elter will share some research findings that gives a new view on where to look for Cloud services and Telcos role in Cloud services.
From Colt Technology Services, Mirko Voltolini, Director Network Design and Architecture, will describe Colt's overall re-positioning as a technology service provider and its approach to deliver seamless integration of network and cloud services.
Plus Telco 2.0's Research Director Andrew Collinson will give an introduction and overview of findings from our recent research report 'Cloud 2.0: don't blow it telcos', and there will be our usual high-octane mix of 'Mindshare' interactivity and voting and debate with the panel of speakers.