Telco 2.0™ Executive Brainstorm

Created by
STL Partners Ltd

Platinum Partners



Gold Partners


Credit Suise




Silver Partners




Bronze Partners



In partnership with

Bain & Company


Each Telco 2.0™ Executive Brainstorm comprises 150-250 senior execs from across the Telco, Media, and Technology sectors, with this profile:

  • 50% fixed and mobile network operators, ISPs and service providers, 20% content owners, e-commerce players, 20% enablers, vendors, 10% consultants, regulators, trade associations.
  • They typically come from a mix of Strategy, Technology, Marketing, Finance, R&D and Operational functions.
  • They are involved in designing and delivering new business models, services portfolios and new technology.
  • They are responsible for, or involved in, strategic vision and product direction.
  • They share a common goal – to increase the value of their organizations.
    They believe that ‘business as usual’ isn’t sustainable.
  • They are interested in growth opportunities for their business, not just managing cost.
  • They are looking for stimulating ideas from outside their company, country and industry and want to be exposed to ideas that challenge their assumptions about the industry and how to do business.
  • They are interested in practical solutions to short-term problems, so they prove a case for broader innovation.
  • They come to Telco 2.0™ events because of the unique brainstorming format focused on cutting-edge topics.

Between events they digest Telco 2.0™ industry research and analysis (reports and blog).

"When I got to the Executive Brainstorm I was unsure of the mix of people. Would it be mostly stiff telco execs who are blind to the innovation needed and shackled to the old business model (career guys) or would it be a seditious lot of frustrated disrupters, jumping up and down and crying wolf once again. But it was neither. I actually met a group of smart people who are genuinely concerned and very interested in the future of a fantastic industry." Vice President, Leading European Operator

Over 1000 people have participated in a Telco 2.0™ event since the first in October 2006 including:


VP Strategy, AT&T Business Solutions
Group Strategy Director, Belgacom
Senior Vice President, Boingo Wireless
Director Broadband & Telephony, BSkyB
Group CTO, BT
CIO and President, BT Global Services
CEO, BT Openreach
Director, Group Portfolio Strategy, BT Plc
Vice President of Strategy, BT Retail
CEO, BT Wholesale
CEO, Carphone Warehouse
CTO, COLT Telecom Group
Group CTO, Deutsche Telekom
Vice President, Head of Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
President, Deutsche Telekom K.K
Senior Vice President, Near Access, Deutsche Telekom
Director, Marketing and Content, FASTWEB
Director of Business Development, FON
Executive Vice President, France Telecom
VP Payments, France Telecom
VP Customer Marketing Development, France Telecom
Managing Director, Glasvezelnet
Director of Applications & Services, Hutchison Whampoa (Europe)
Managing Director, Corporate Development, Liberty Global Inc.
Managing Director, O2 Media
CEO, OnsNet
SVP Corporate Strategy, Orange Group
SVP Devices, Orange Group
Vice President Marketing Vision, Orange Group
Deputy CTO, Orange Group
COO and Co-Founder, Rave Wireless
Senior Director, Broadband Entertainment, Rogers
Lead Social Web Strategy, Swisscom
Director of Strategy, Telecom Italia
VP Service Innovation, Telecom Italia
Director of the Future Centre, Telecom Italia
CTO, Telecom New Zealand
Group Strategy Director, Telecom New Zealand
Director of Content, Telefonica
Chief Technology Officer, Telefonica O2 Europe
Vice President of Football, Telenor
VP Group Strategy, Telenor
Vice President, Fixed Division, Telenor Nordic
VP Strategy & Products, Telenor Objects
SVP & CTO, TeliaSonera
Co-Founder, Telio
CTO, Telstra
CTO, Telus
Strategy Director, Tiscali
VP, Group Technology Strategy, T-Mobile International
EVP Mobile Internet, T-Mobile International
CTO, T-Mobile International
Chief VAS Officer, Turkcell
MD Broadband, Virgin Media
CTO, Virgin Media
Director of Internet Services, Vodafone Group
Architect, Global Services Platform, Vodafone

Media and Internet Companies

EVP -, ABC  
Controller Future Media, BBC
Chairman, Betfair
VP Strategy, Blyk
SVP & GM, CBS Mobile
EVP, ComScore
Managing Director,
Vice President Europe, EA Mobile
SVP Digital Entertainment, Fox
Managing Director, Syndication & Distribution, Google
Managing Director, Habbo Hotel
Director, Habbo Hotel
President Digital, Lionsgate  
Chief Economist, MCPS-PRS Alliance
VP Europe, MTV Networks
VP Digital Entertainment Strategy & Operations, NBC Universal
Vice Chairman, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Executive Director - Digital Entertainment, Paramount  
Director, PayPal Mobile, Europe
Vice President, Europe, Slingmedia
CTO, Sony Pictures
Vice President, Europe, Sony BMG
CSO, Thomson Reuters
VP Digital, Universal Music Group International
SVP Advanced Technology, Universal Pictures
CEO, Virgin Entertainment Group
Vice President, Walt Disney Internet Group
Vice President, Yahoo! Inc
Chief Scientist, Yahoo! Connected Life

Partners and Enablers

Executive Vice President, Akamai Technologies
Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent
CMO, Cachelogic
Vice President Europe, Cisco
Director, Convergys
President & CEO, Ericsson
Partner, Digital Consumer Solutions, IBM Global Business Services
Vice President, Europe, Intel
Chief Technical Officer, LogicaCMG Telecoms
Chief Software Architect, Motorola
VP, Nokia Multimedia
Global Director, Openet
CEO, Phorm
Global Marketing Director, SAP
CEO, Sense Networks

Trade Bodies

Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group
Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA
Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA
President, Internet Advertising Bureau
Executive Director of Research, MCPS-PRS Alliance
Global Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Marketing Association
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum
Chief Marketing Officer, OMTP
CEO, UK Music

Regulators, NGOs & Academics

Cabinet Member, European Commission
Director Lisbon Strategy, European Commission
Professor, Human Dynamics Lab, MIT
Assistant Professor of Strategy, Washington & Lee University
Associate Director, World Economic Forum


Sector Partner, 3i
Venture Partner, Accel
Partner TMT, Apax Partners
Managing Director, Bear Stearns International
Chief Telecoms Analyst, Daiwa Securities
Managing Director, EMEA, Intel Capital
Executive Director, JP Morgan
Group Co- Head, Managing Director, Credit Suisse


Managing Director, Arete Research
Chief Analyst, Telco 2.0™ Initiative
Co-Founder, Telco 2.0™ Initiative
Senior Analyst, Telco 2.0™ Initiative
VP Strategy, Yankee Group