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The 8th Telco 2.0™ Executive Brainstorm will be held on 9-10 December 2009 at Peabody Orlando, Florida, USA. It is based on the output of our 6th and 7th Executive Brainstorms held in Nice and London earlier in 2009, and new market research and analysis from the Telco 2.0™ Initiative.

"93% of strategy execs said that exploring new business models is as important in this current economic climate as cutting costs and retaining customers."
Telco 2.0™ Participant Survey, May 2009

The Telco 2.0™ Initiative focuses on Business Model Innovation for the Digital Economy. See Manifesto and Blog for more.

December Event Focus

  • Reducing Friction in the Digital Economy: Exploiting new telecoms capabilities. Industry next steps towards realizing the $350bn 'two-sided' telecoms market opportunity.

Event Agenda

  • Day One (9th Dec) – The Digital Consumer
    Strategy & Finance 2.0 – Business Model Innovation & Shareholder Value; Media 2.0 – Digital distribution in a 'Pirate World'; Consumer Services 2.0 – Engaging with the 'digital generation'; Customer Data 2.0: Telco goldmine?; Digital Advertising 2.0 – Services for 'customer-centric marketing'; Mobile Money 2.0: Strategies for Mature Markets;

  • Day Two (10th Dec) – The Digital Enterprise
    Internet Access 2.0 – Addressing the Mobile Broadband Capacity Crunch; Voice & Messaging 2.0 Comms Enabled Business Processes; M2M 2.0 – Opportunities in mHealth; Cloud Computing 2.0 – the role for telcos; APIs 2.0 – Models for monetisation; Details

Unique Interactive Format

Telco 2.0's unique interactive format, called "Mindshare", gathers together representatives from across the telecoms, media, internet and technology sectors to explore opportunities to exploit telecoms assets and capabilities to grow business in the digital economy. It is run as a large scale structured brainstorm comprising roughly: 30% Stimulus presentations; 22% Interactive brainstorming with peers; 13% Panel discussions; 35% Networking.


Up to 200 specially invited senior execs from across the telecoms, media, internet and enterprise technology sectors.

Stimulus Presenters

The Telco 2.0 series of Brainstorms attracts the leading minds and industry figures in the TMT sector. In addition to Telco 2.0 analysts there will be over 40 presenters and panelists to stimulate the brainstorm. Stimulus presenters currently include the following (watch this space for updates):

Marco Argenti
Marco Argenti
Vice President, Media & Games, Nokia
Peter Tortorici
Peter Tortorici
GroupM Entertainment Worldwide
Maurice Thompson
Maurice Thompson
Director, Business Development / Solutions,
Verizon Wireless
Joe Weinman
Joe Weinman,
VP, Strategy and Business Development,
AT&T Business Solutions
Kevin Yen
Kevin Yen Director Strategic Partnerships, You Tube
Russ McGuire
Russ McGuire Vice President, Strategy, Sprint
Eric Elia
Eric Elia
VP of Professional Services, Brightcove
Eric Klinker
Eric Klinker
Bit Torrent
Steve Zimba
Steve Zimba
Marc Davis
Marc Davis
Invention Arts
Ilja Laurs
Ilja Laurs
Ken Figeuredo
Ken Figeuredo
Stephen Becker
Stephen Becker,
Vice President, Sprint Wholesale Business Development
Andrew Bud Andrew Bud
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum
Sanjay Jhawar
Sanjay Jhawar,
Ideas & Plans
Eric McCabe
Eric McCabe,
Ideas & Plans
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson
Worldwide Director,
Digital Enterprise Group, Intel
Simon Torrance
Simon Torrance
CEO & Founder,
STL Partners,
Telco 2.0 Initiative
Chris Barraclough
Chris Barraclough
MD & Founder,
STL Partners,
Telco 2.0 Initiative
Dean Bubley
Dean Bubley
CEO, Disruptive Analysis; Associate, Telco 2.0 Initiative
Thomas Rambold Thomas Rambold
CEO, DESS, Associate, Telco 2.0 Initiative
David Boardman
David Boardman Vice President and General Manager, Atigeo
Mikki Nasch
Mikki Nasch Executive VP, Sense Networks
Maribel Lopez
Maribel Lopez Founder, Lopez Research
Rick Cnossen
Rick Cnossen President, Continua Health Alliance
Thomas Howe
Thomas Howe CEO, The Thomas Howe Company
Andreas Koch
Andreas Koch Senior Director Service Provider Marketing and Strategy, Juniper Networks
David McNierney
David McNierney Solution Executive, SAP
Irv Shapiro
Irv Shapiro CEO, Ifbyphone
Pankaj Asundi
Pankaj Asundi Vice President, Media and Content, Ericsson
Scott Adler
Scott Adler Vice President Sales & Marketing, Amdocs Interactive
Sharon Martin
Sharon Martin Founder and CEO, Result Network
Rodger Desai
Rodger Desai CEO, Payfone
David Lang
David Lang President, North America, Mindshare Entertainment

Previous stimulus presenters include:

Werner Vogels Sanjiv Ahuja Rory Sutherland Simon Wright
Werner Vogels
CTO, Amazon
Sanjiv Ahuja
Former CEO, Orange
Rory Sutherland
Vice Chairman,
Ogilvy Group
Simon Wright
CEO, Virgin Entertainment Group
Kevin Peters Matt Bross Anssi Vanjoki Albert Hitchcock
Kevin Peters
Executive VP:
Global Network Operations
, AT&T
Matt Bross
Group CTO, BT;
CEO, BT Innovate
Anssi Vanjoki
EVP Markets,
Albert Hitchcock
Global CIO,
Richard D Titus Ed Wray Jonathan Dann
Richard D Titus
Controller Future Media, BBC
Ed Wray
Chairman, Betfair
Jonathan Dann
Executive Director,
JP Morgan

See May 2009 speakers here.

Additional Features

  • TelecomTV coverage: The event will be recorded, edited and the content available on-demand after the event. Some of it will be broadcast live via a webcast.
  • New Research: new Telco 2.0 analysis will be released at the event.
  • Pre and Post Event coverage: Previews and reviews via web TV, newsletter and blog sent to 60,000+ execs worldwide.
  • Networking:Advanced programme of social and business networking
Telco 2.0, Americas 2009

"In times of fundamental change, it's important to have a considered and interactive debate about where we're going, with thought leaders and innovators from across different industries globally. The Telco 2.0 Executive Brainstorm series provides this and challenges senior execs to think more creatively about their business models and capabilities." Matt Bross, Group CTO, BT; CEO, BT Innovate

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TM Forum, Telecom TV, Broadband Stakeholders Group.