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A New Role for Telcos in the Digital Economy


The 6th Telco 2.0™ Executive Brainstorm, co-located with the TM Forum's Management World 2009 will be held at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, South of France, on 6-7 May 2009. It is based on the output from the 5th Telco 2.0™ Executive Brainstorm held in London in November 2008, and new market research and analysis from the Telco 2.0™ Initiative.

"85% of senior execs said the current telco business model will no longer deliver sufficient growth." Telco 2.0™ Participant Survey, November 2008

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

May Event Focus

  • Reducing Friction in the Digital Economy: Exploiting latent telco capabilities. Industry next steps towards realizing the $350bn 'two-sided' telecoms market opportunity (Part 2).

Event Themes

  • New Industry 'Platform' Strategies; Business Model for 'Network-as-a-Service'; Retail Services for 'Digital Natives'; New Wholesale and Enterprise Services; Telco 2.0 Technical Architectures; Winning with Edge Devices; Commercial Model for Open APIs and 'Smart Pipes'.

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 250 invited senior execs from across the telecoms, media, internet and technology sectors.

Stimulus Presenters

In addition to the Telco 2.0™ analysts, we have a superb line up of stimulus presenters and panelists who are specially briefed to contribute to the brainstorming process, including:

Werner Vogels Sanjiv Ahuja Rory Sutherland Simon Wright
Werner Vogels
CTO, Amazon
Sanjiv Ahuja
Chairman, Augere, Former Chairman, Orange UK
Rory Sutherland
Vice Chairman,
Ogilvy Group
Simon Wright
CEO, Virgin Entertainment Group
Kevin Peters Dr Hossein Eslambolchi Matt Desch Albert Hitchcock
Kevin Peters
Executive VP:
Global Network Operations
, AT&T
Dr Hossein Eslambolchi
CEO, 2020 Venture Partners, former CTO, AT&T
Matt Desch
Chairman and CEO,
Albert Hitchcock
Global CIO,
Matt Bross Anssi Vanjoki Andrew Bud Trudy Norris-Grey
Matt Bross
Group CTO, BT;
CEO, BT Innovate
Anssi Vanjoki
EVP Markets,
Andrew Bud
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum
Trudy Norris-Grey
Managing Director, Strategy, Portfolio & Transformation, BT Wholesale
Richard D Titus Nicolas de Cordes Keith Willetts Yves Maitre
Richard D Titus
Controller Future Media, BBC
Nicolas de Cordes
SVP Corporate Strategy, Orange-FT Group
Keith Willetts
Chairman, TM Forum
Yves Maitre
SVP Devices,
Orange-FT Group
Michel Burger Alireza Mahmoodshahi Joe Hogan Brian Shepherd
Michel Burger
Head of Service Architecture, Vodafone Group Services
Alireza Mahmoodshahi
CTO, Colt


Joe Hogan
CTO, Openet
Brian Shepherd
President, Amdocs Interactive
Marc Davis Rainer Deutschmann Ibrahim Gedeon Karl Bream
Marc Davis
Chief Scientist,
Yahoo! Mobile
Rainer Deutschmann
EVP Mobile Internet, T-Mobile International
Ibrahim Gedeon
CTO, Telus
Karl Bream
Head Of Corporate Strategic Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

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
  • Major Exhibition: Access to the TM Forum's Expo of the world's leading enablers
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"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

Lead Partners

TM Forum, Telecom TV, GSMA, Broadband Stakeholders Group.