TitleEtc:Affiliate Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), USA
Bio:Elizabeth M. Adams is a Responsible AI leader recognized as one of Forbes "15 AI Ethics Leaders Showing The World The Way Of The Future." Elizabeth is a highly-sought-after resource for executives, small business owners, non-profits, educational institutions, and community leaders who are looking to expand their knowledge of AI Ethics and Leadership of Responsible AI™. For over two decades, she has studied the science of business and technology influences on society while leading large-scale technology initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and various government organizations. As a scholar-practitioner, Elizabeth has developed her expertise working with technical and non-technical leaders, creating alliances with community that translate theory into results. Elizabeth is pursuing an executive doctoral degree at Pepperdine University with a research focus on Leadership of Responsible AI™. Elizabeth is an Affiliate Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered AI, the CEO of EMA Advisory Services, and happily serves as a mentor to women all over the world.
TitleEtc:Managing Director, Global Head - Communications Infrastructure, RBC Capital Markets, USA
Bio:Jonathan Atkin is a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets. His focus areas include communications, Internet and data infrastructure as well as cloud computing and telecom services. During the last six years, Jonathan has received the #1 ranking from Institutional Investor in the Communications Infrastructure sector. He has also received #1 rankings from Thomson Reuters in Telecom Services and Real Estate Equities, a #1 ranking from the Wall Street Journal in Internet Services, and a #1 ranking from the Financial Times in Telecom Services. Before joining RBC, Jonathan was a senior consultant at BIA Companies focused on wireless strategy and valuation, worked in corporate strategy at Daimler-Benz AG, and was a policy analyst with the United States Congress. He has an MBA from Columbia University and BS and MS degrees in engineering from Stanford University. He is a two-time finisher of the Ironman triathlon.
TitleEtc:Chairman, Asian Century Equity, Hong Kong SAR China
Bio:Bill Barney is Chairman of Asian Century Equity. During his 22-year tenure as an investor, board member, and award-winning CEO in Asia, Bill has built and managed teams that consistently achieved the industry’s highest growth rates in EBITDA and revenue. He served 6 years as Chairman and CEO of Global Cloud Xchange and earlier 10 years as CEO of Pacnet. He was previously APAC President at MCI Worldcom, VP of AMEA at Global One, and held leadership roles at AT&T.
Over the past two decades, Bill has been widely recognized for his industry leadership including DataCloud Asia’s Thought Leadership awards in 2018 and Data Center Achievement Award in 2017. Earlier he was voted Best APAC Telecom Executive by CommsDay readers in 2009 and named 2008 CEO of the Year by TelecomAsia.
An advocate for regulatory and industry change and a major proponent of Cloud Computing and Open networks, Bill’s leadership extends to 8+ years on the Board of Governors for Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).
Bill received his MBA from Columbia University and BA from Wesleyan University.
TitleEtc:Senior Investment Officer / Global Lead Broadband Investments, IFC - International Finance Corporation, USA
Bio:Ariana is the global lead for broadband and TESCO investments at the International Finance Corporation. For the past 12 years, she has focused on TMT investments globally, covering multiple segments of the digital infrastructure space, including mobile network operators, tower companies, broadband operators, and data centers. Prior to joining IFC, Ariana worked in equity research. Ariana holds an MBA from Purdue University, USA and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania (her native country). She is currently based in Washington, D.C., USA.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, EdgeConneX, USA
Bio:Mr. Brouckman has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications, software, and data centers. Prior to leading EdgeConneX, Randy was a Partner and Entrepreneur in Residence at TDF Ventures. Randy has served as CTO, COO, and CEO at several successful public and private enterprises, including BSG Clearing Solutions, Telispark, Wireless World Solutions, and Iridium, where he led a successful reorganization of the company. Randy also worked with Nextel to start and lead its Nextel Ventures division. Randy started his career with Bellcore, progressing through a number of management roles culminating in his position as Executive Director of Network Operations Systems.
Randy has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award Winner.
TitleEtc:Director, Disruptive Analysis, United Kingdom
Bio:Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean) is Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst & futurist with over 25 years’ experience, he specialises in wireless, telecoms, and advanced technologies.
He is known as a contrarian, often with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus. His present focus is on 5G/6G/WiFi/satellite networks, the “future of voice and video”, spectrum policy, telco strategy & IoT. He advises on telco service creation & monetisation, ecosystems, broad futurism, and telecoms regulation/spectrum policy. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators, and industry associations.
Mr. Bubley was formerly an equity analyst, covering communications stocks with investment bank Granville Baird. Prior to that, he spent eight years at UK research firm Datamonitor, where he was a director of the technology practice and managed the Internet & networking programme, with roles of Chief Analyst & Director of Consulting.
He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.
TitleEtc:President & CEO, Involta, USA
Bio:James (Jim) Buie, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been a driving force in accelerating Involta’s growth trajectory. He joined Involta in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and steadily took on more responsibility to help the company profitably grow while expanding nationally. He played an instrumental role in the acquisition of the company by global investment firm Carlyle. He’s also transformed the company’s hybrid cloud, security, and strategic consulting offerings through strategic acquisitions and partnerships. He is very active in Involta Cares, the company’s philanthropic platform that extends resources across the communities Involta serves.
Before joining Involta, Jim held executive roles at ViaWest, Comcast, and AT&T. Jim serves on the boards of the Idaho Tech Council and the Sun Corridor, the economic development leader in southern Arizona, and numerous other industry and regional technology organizations focused on developing the technology workforce.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, Mobi, Inc., USA
Bio:Justen Burdette is the CEO for Mobi, the regional wireless provider for Hawaii. Mobi is a member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) and the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA).
Mobi launched in 2005 and has seamless roaming agreements to provide coverage across the United States, throughout the Pacific Rim, and around the globe. Customers can try or switch to Mobi in seconds, from anywhere, using the Mobi app and eSIM — account creation and billing is handled entirely through Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Justen previously served as vice president for product at Tucows (Nasdaq: TCX), where he helped lead the growth of its Ting Mobile wireless service, prior to its acquisition by Dish. He also led the product launch of its FTTH service, Ting Internet, and helped lead the development of its in-house BSS/OSS, which has since become a standalone SaaS startup, Wavelo.
Mobi is based in Honolulu.
TitleEtc:VP, Product + Engineering, Mobi, Inc., USA
Bio:Brad is a product leader with a decade of experience in SaaS, startups, and B2C initiatives. He is passionate about dramatically improving the user experience for people and building great products. Brad has experience in leading cross-functional teams and implementing agile product methodologies. Currently, he leads the product and engineering efforts at Mobi and prior to that, was at Ting Mobile, where he helped grow the company to 290,000+ customers along with being recognized as the best mobile service provider by Consumer Reports for 3 consecutive years.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, 365 Data Centers, USA
Bio:Bob DeSantis is an accomplished executive/entrepreneur who has held senior leadership positions in public, private, competitive, and regulated companies within the communications, technology, and energy industries. He has been a leader in acquiring/integrating and growing businesses and arranging for their IPOs and other strategic exits. Bob’s expertise spans strategy, operations, finance, legal, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to becoming the CEO of 365 Data Centers, Bob was the Co-Founder of Xand, which became the leading data center and managed services operator in the Northeast prior to its sale. His previous digital infrastructure experience includes serving as President and COO of cloud operator Flexisphere, CFO of DSL.net, a nationwide Internet service provider, CFO of Electric Lightwave, a metro and fiber business, EVP of core optical switch manufacturer Tellium, and CFO of Citizens Communications during that company’s transformation from a diversified utility to one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, AtlasEdge Data Centres, United Kingdom
Bio:Giuliano Di Vitantonio is Chief Executive Officer of AtlasEdge. Mr. Di Vitantonio has almost 30 years of experience in the IT industry, including 17 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he held a broad range of positions in R&D, strategy, consulting, business development, and marketing, and four years at Cisco Systems where he was Global Vice President of Marketing for Data Center & Cloud.
Prior to joining AtlasEdge, Mr. Di Vitantonio served as Executive Vice President for Strategy & Business Segment at Digital Realty after arriving at the company in March 2020, through the acquisition of Interxion, where he was Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. Over the course of his career, Mr. Di Vitantonio has played a critical role in some of the most successful data center growth strategies in the industry, through a combination of strategic insights and rigorous execution of carefully planned go-to-market initiatives.
Mr. Di Vitantonio earned an Electrical Engineering degree from Alma Mater Studiorum in 1993 and received a master’s degree in Strategy/Venture Capital from London Business School in 2001.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, Redivider Blockchain, USA
Bio:Tom Frazier is a renowned thought leader in the computing, infosec, and data centers space. As CEO of Redivider, Tom and his team are dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions for the digital economy. His 25+ years of experience in the tech industry has enabled him to design and deploy data centers for specialized computing, such as Bitcoin mining and AI. Tom has been a leader for numerous global computing, telecom, and infosec projects for some of the world's largest assets, and he currently serves as an active board member for tech companies. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is currently looking to connect with leaders at PTC’23 that are interested in energy-as-impact initiatives.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, DigitalBridge, USA
Bio:Marc C. Ganzi is Chief Executive Officer at DigitalBridge and has been an investor and operator in the digital infrastructure sector for more than 25 years. Mr. Ganzi has led DigitalBridge’s transformation to become a premier platform for digital infrastructure and real estate investment.
Mr. Ganzi originally founded Digital Bridge Holdings in 2013 and, as its CEO, built the firm into a leading global manager of digital infrastructure assets with more than $20 billion in AUM, until its merger in July 2019 into the current public company, DigitalBridge Group, Inc.
Mr. Ganzi received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of Business in 1993. He was a Board Member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association from 2008 to 2017 and served as Chairman from 2009 to 2011.
TitleEtc:Associate, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings LLP, USA
Bio:John Gasparini is an associate in the Paul Hastings Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice groups, and is based in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gasparini counsels clients on an array of privacy and data security issues, and guides telecom and media companies and investors as they navigate a variety of communications marketplace issues.
TitleEtc:Partner; Co-Chair, ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance Group, Paul Hastings LLP, USA
Bio:Tara Giunta is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings, is Co-Chair of its ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance Group and a Member of the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice. She advises clients and their officers and directors in high risk, regulated industries, including telecom, technology, and media, on global risk and compliance focusing on ESG, human rights, and ethical business practices. Ms. Giunta performs risk assessments for global enterprises, develops comprehensive compliance programs, conducts internal investigations, and represents clients before U.S. enforcement agencies. She was recognized by Global Investigations Review (GIR) in its Women in Investigations list, which recognized 100 women across the globe who are “achieving great things in a competitive and notoriously tough area of law.” She is also Editor of the firm’s report, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom. She is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Diversity Council and Chair of its Women’s Initiative.
TitleEtc:Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, United Kingdom
Bio:As Chief Regulatory Officer for the GSMA, John Giusti is responsible for leading the organization’s public policy and industry advocacy agenda with governments, regulators, and international institutions worldwide. He also oversees the GSMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, that brings together mobile operators, donors, and the international development community to harness the power of mobile to achieve social impact and to broaden digital and financial inclusion.
Prior to joining the GSMA in 2011, Giusti spent 17 years at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), working in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he served as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to Commissioner Michael Copps. He also previously ran the FCC’s International Bureau, where he managed the agency’s relationships with its foreign counterparts and served as its chief negotiator at multilateral organizations.
Giusti was educated in the United States, earning a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. He has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1994.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, Console Connect By PCCW Global, Hong Kong SAR China
Bio:Marc has been with the PCCW-HKT Group for the past 21 years, the past 14 years of which have been as the CEO of PCCW Global, during which time he has led the company through a period of significant growth and transformation. He is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Bridge Alliance, a grouping of 34 major mobile telecommunications companies spread across Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council.
TitleEtc:Managing Director, DigitalBridge, USA
Bio:Peter Hopper is a Managing Director at DigitalBridge Investment Management. Mr. Hopper is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and implementation of growth opportunities for DigitalBridge’s investment management franchise. Mr. Hopper brings more than two decades of deal making and transaction experience in digital infrastructure to DigitalBridge.
Prior to joining DigitalBridge, Mr. Hopper was Co-Founder and CEO of DH Capital, a firm specializing in assisting growing businesses in the Internet Infrastructure, Telecom, and SaaS industries. Prior to founding DH Capital, Mr. Hopper founded and served as President and CEO of DURO Communications, one of the largest privately held ISP/CLECs in the U.S.
Mr. Hopper received a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
TitleEtc:Vice President Global Data Centers, Google LLC, USA
Bio:Joe Kava is vice president, global data centers at Google. He leads the teams responsible for site selection, power purchasing, research, engineering, construction management, critical facility operations, environmental health and safety, quality, sustainability, and physical security for Google’s global fleet of data centers. Joe joined Google in 2008, after a career in both commercial data centers and the semiconductor industry, serving in executive roles in operations, design, construction, new product introduction, and business development. He is a staunch advocate for building sustainable data centers and implementing Google’s cloud computing strategy. Joe is also passionate about educating the global data center industry so that others can benefit from the efficiency best practices pioneered by Google. Joe is a dedicated board member of both The Tech Interactive and The Sean Brock Foundation.
TitleEtc:Principal, IP Carrier, USA
Bio:Gary Kim is a communications industry analyst of 35 years, ranked power influencers in mobile and among the top 10 telecom thought leaders.
He has consulted for a number of industry suppliers, service providers, and channel partner organizations globally. Nearly all his consulting work has been for companies in competitive parts of the digital infrastructure market (cable TV, competitive local exchange carriers, bandwidth suppliers, channel partners, independent Internet service providers, and mobile service providers).
He provided analysis of markets for France Telecom, Sprint, Cablevision Systems, TDS Telecom, Korean Broadcasting System, Nortel, Adva, several access technology firms and service providers, CableLabs, Pennsylvania Cable TV Association, and several channel organizations, among others.
TitleEtc:EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services, Equinix, USA
Bio:Jon and his team connect the critical digital ecosystems needed to power the world’s digital infrastructure.
He ensures the growth and innovation for the company’s interconnected colocation business, with global responsibility for physical data center services and software engineering teams.
Jon has been with Equinix for nearly 15 years in strategy, product, engineering, sales engineering, and professional services. He also served as President of Americas, running the company’s largest region by revenue.
Jon is a passionate ally for DI&B and is the executive sponsor for Equinix’s Asian and Veterans employee connection networks. He also works closely with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF).
Prior to Equinix, Jon held leadership roles at Tata Communications and UUNET/Verizon. Jon graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he studied biology and computer science.
TitleEtc:President & Group Chief Executive Officer, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Singapore
Bio:Bruno Lopez is President and Group CEO of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), one of the fastest-growing data centre providers that is powering a sustainable digital future in the evolving economy. With Bruno's strategic leadership and direction since STT GDC's inception in 2014, he has led the significant growth of the business to become a global platform with more than 170 data centres in the world's key mature and emerging markets. As an industry veteran, Bruno has held key leadership positions in the telco and data centre sector for over 25 years and he sits on the Board and chairs the Executive Committees in each of the local businesses within the STT GDC group.
TitleEtc:Global Head of OTT, Telstra, Australia
Bio:Matt is the Global Head of OTT at Telstra. Matt has had quite an eventful 13-year journey with Telstra that has taken him across four continents - starting from Australia, followed by his stint in London where he was responsible for business development in the EMEA region, to his assignment in San Francisco, the U.S. where he supported our large technology customers and partners to help grow their presence in the Asia-Pacific. Matt’s most recent assignment was in Asia where he leads a global team, based out of Hong Kong, that manages Telstra’s major international customers, including the world’s largest cloud and content companies.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney.
TitleEtc:Executive Managing Director, Global Lead, CBRE, Inc., USA
Bio:Pat Lynch is Executive Managing Director of Advisory and Transaction (A&T) for the Data Center Solutions Group. In this global role, Pat is responsible for developing and growing relationships with key clients and coordinating our A&T data center go-to-market strategies, client support, and new business development. Working with regional Advisory leaders, Pat has oversight of the A&T data center practices in all three regions, including the APAC practice and European practice.
The Data Center Global Practice Group harnesses our data center and digital infrastructure expertise across the Global Workplace Solutions, Advisory Services, and Real Estate Investment segments to deliver globally integrated, consistently superior client solutions. CBRE’s Data Center Solutions has experienced significant growth under Pat’s leadership, resulting in a diverse client base in terms of size geography and industry.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, Databank Ltd, USA
Bio:Raul Martynek is CEO of DataBank and a 25+ year veteran of the telecom and Internet Infrastructure sector. Prior to DataBank, Raul served as CEO of data center operator Net Access (acquired by Cologix), as CEO of global managed hosting company Voxel (acquired by Internap), as the Chief Restructuring Officer of fiber carrier Smart Telecom (acquired by Digiweb), and CEO of telecom and Internet provider InfoHighway (acquired by Broadview Networks). Raul has served in industry-related asset management roles, most recently as a Senior Advisor for Digital Bridge Holdings LLC (which invested in DataBank), and prior to that, as a Senior Advisor at Plainfield Asset Management, a $4B hedge fund that evaluated investment opportunities in the telecommunications and Internet sector. Mr. Martynek earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Binghamton University and received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, LightEdge Solutions, USA
Bio:With three decades of expertise in telecommunications and technology, Jim Masterson brings extensive experience, leadership, and insight as Chief Executive Officer at LightEdge. Prior to joining the company back in 2004, Jim held several founding executive positions in some of the most successful and respected companies in telecom and tech at the time, including Rhythms NetConnections, USWest !nterprise Data Networking, and USInternetworking.
His vast experience has provided a deep understanding of and foresight into major trends in wire line and wireless telecommunications, managed services, hybrid hosting, and colocation. After successfully raising new capital and executing on a fresh vision and course for the organization two decades ago, Jim was able to establish LightEdge as the company you know today – a pioneer in compliant cloud and colocation, headquartered in the Midwest. Additionally, Jim is a founding member of the Whitworth University Leadership Institute advisory board and serves on the Technology Association of Iowa’s Board of Directors.
TitleEtc:VP, Finance + Administration, Mobi, Inc., USA
Bio:In her current role, Meredith leads the finance and IT efforts at Mobi, leveraging data and collaboration to drive efficiencies and guide the development and refinement of scalable business strategies. She is highly experienced in launching innovative ventures in Hawaii and previously served as the Director of Expansion at local co-working space, BoxJelly and is a co-founder of the non-profit CreativeMornings Honolulu.
TitleEtc:Global Head of Insights and Analytics, Digital Realty, USA
Bio:Dave McCrory is Global Head of Insights and Analytics at Digital Realty. McCrory holds over nine technology patents, including the first patent on cloud computing. He has extensive leadership experience holding previous positions at GE Digital as VP of Engineering for their ML for IIoT group, CTO of Basho Technologies a Database company, SVP of Engineering for Warner Music Group, and has founded two successful companies. McCrory is also the creator of the “Data Gravity” concept.
TitleEtc:VP - Head of Customer Solutions, Asia Pacific, Vodafone, Singapore
Bio:Nadya is responsible for Vodafone’s Customer Solutions in Asia Pac and most recently includes the Middle East. This portfolio includes fixed connectivity, voice, cloud/end user computing, and IoT/mobility solutions for Vodafone’s customers. Nadya is currently responsible for ensuring that solutions sold to market improves customer experience and leads solution and product growth within Vodafone Business for the region.
At the Pacific Telecommunications conference in January 2020, Nadya won the first Outstanding Female Executive award and has also been recognized by Capacity Media as the Top 20 Women to Watch in Tech in 2021 for her career with network, cloud, and digital transformation solutions.
Previous to this, Nadya was the Head of International Product at Telstra focused on global connectivity, satellite, voice, managed services. Before this, Nadya has held leadership positions at both BT and Microsoft.
TitleEtc:CEO & Founder, The Sun Company, USA
Bio:Joley Michaelson is the CEO of The Sun Company. She's part of the growing energy industry in a country hungry for a clean alternative. Upon leaving her executive role at Tesla in 2017, Joley founded The Sun Company, the country's first solely women-owned national renewable energy company. Through her vision, Joley has created and is delivering the future energy ecosystem and is driving adoption through innovation - including her best-in-class long-duration battery storage and a new energy network that includes the country's first Independent Renewable Energy Power Plant ( I-REPP), which will provide power to one of the world's greenest data centers. Under Joley's leadership, The Sun Company is committed to simplifying and expanding access to affordable renewable energy solutions for people around the globe.
TitleEtc:VP of Network Infrastructure, Meta, USA
Bio:Gaya Nagarajan is the Vice President for Network Infrastructure at Meta, responsible for the design, build, development, and operations of the global network infrastructure that connects billions of users. Before Meta, he was at Brocade, where he focused on building products catering to various large service provider customers. Gaya holds an MS in computer science from the University of Kansas and a BE from UVCE, India. Outside of the network world, he has a passion for sports and enjoys playing cricket, golf, and racquetball.
TitleEtc:Deputy Director-General, ICT R&D and Cybersecurity Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan
Bio:In June 2022, Shigeo Naito assumed the position of Deputy Director-General in charge of ICT R&D and Cybersecurity Policy, MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications). From 2021 to 2022, he was in charge of secretarial work for MIC, and as director he had the role of leading the ministry and overseeing overall coordination of the administration of each department. From 2018 to 2021, he served as the Director of the Consumer Policy Planning Division, CAA (Consumer Affairs Agency). In addition, he has a wide range of experience in ICT policies. His previous assignments include data governance policies and radio wave policies such as land, maritime, aeronautical, and satellite mobile communications.
TitleEtc:Chief Information and Technology Officer, Special Olympics, USA
Bio:Prianka Nandy oversees a team focused on digital transformation and data science initiatives, enterprise solutions, consumer digital product development, and infrastructure operations. In 2022, Nandy launched the Special Olympics Digital Center of Excellence to focus on shared technology services for its global operations.
Before joining Special Olympics in late 2020, Nandy served as the first Chief Data and Analytics Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), leading its data engineering, analytics, and governance practice. She was also responsible for implementing WFP’s multimillion-dollar data and analytics partnerships within its digital transformation services team. From 2008 to 2017, Nandy also held several roles within the World Bank Group, including leading development data and GIS initiatives for products such as data.worldbank.org, content strategy and information architecture, and digital governance for worldbank.org.
TitleEtc:Chief Operating Officer, Mobi, Inc., USA
Bio:Chi is the Chief Operating Officer at Mobi. As COO, Chi’s main objective is to provide the connective tissue between teams and departments, to ensure that Mobi is operationalizing its values and committing to its vision and mission in all initiatives. Chi works to create a culture based on vulnerability, social accountability, and care and connection, to allow innovation to flow and flourish. Additionally, Chi is committed to addressing systems of white dominant culture and imbalance of power within the technology industry that cause and reinforce systemic oppression and marginalization. Chi’s previous experience includes setting the bar for award-winning customer service Ting Mobile, building out gigabit FTTH networks at Ting Internet, and overhauling policies and processes at Freedom Mobile.
TitleEtc:Managing Director, GIC Real Estate, USA
Bio:Kristin is a Managing Director on the investment team at GIC Real Estate. She is responsible for private equity investments in the U.S. real estate sector overseeing direct and fund investments and leading GIC Real Estate’s global data center investments. Kristin joined GIC in 2008 and is based in San Francisco. Prior to working at GIC, Ms. Leung served as Vice President at Morgan Stanley where she covered U.S. REITs. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kristin worked in the consulting practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and FTI Consulting focused on restructuring troubled companies.
TitleEtc:Partner, HWG LLP, USA
Bio:Tricia Paoletta is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where she specializes in telecommunications, trade, and technology policy. Recently recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in her field, Ms. Paoletta provides advice on regulatory and market access policy to clients before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. Administration, and the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union. Her clients include providers of mobile broadband, autonomous vehicles, and international telecom services by subsea cable and satellite.
Ms. Paoletta has accrued considerable experience with telecommunications trade and policy in the public sector. She was Director of Telecommunications Trade Policy in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, where she worked on a number of trade agreements covering ICT, after which she moved to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. Prior to those roles, Ms. Paoletta was senior advisor to the International Bureau Chief and Office Director at the FCC.
TitleEtc:Chief Strategy Officer, Mobi, Inc., USA
Bio:Toni is the Chief Strategy Officer at Mobi bringing a wealth of experience in the telecommunications industry. As CSO, Toni is responsible for developing and focusing Mobi’s growth and marketing plans both in Hawaii and the continental U.S. by building strategic relationships with partners and vendors. Toni joined Mobi in 2010, holding various roles within the company, and have always aimed to find solutions that benefit both customers and team.
TitleEtc:Managing Director, Global Head of Communications Infrastructure, RBC Capital Markets, USA
Bio:Madonna has over 25 years of experience as an investment banker and equity research analyst. As Global Head of Communications Infrastructure at RBC, Madonna is responsible for providing data center and fiber companies with comprehensive financial advisory services, including M&A and equity and debt underwriting. Madonna has led a number of marquee transactions across North America, Europe, and Asia for clients such as Equinix, NextDC, euNetworks, GDS, Zayo, Vantage, and Megaport. Recent M&A transactions include the STT/Macquarie JV in VIRTUS, the formation of the asset continuation vehicle for Cologix, the sale of SafeHost, Digiplex, the BCE data center portfolio, NGD, Hypertec, Zenium, Metronode, Vantage, and 8 Equinix/Telecity data centers.
Prior to joining RBC, Madonna was a Media and Internet equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, and TD Securities. Madonna holds a BA in Economics from Western University and is a CFA.
TitleEtc:Head of Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Meta, USA
Bio:Robert Pepper helps lead Meta’s global connectivity policy and planning activities focusing on new technology development and trends, deployment, and adoption of connectivity infrastructure, including subsea, terrestrial networks, and related infra. Pepper previously was Cisco’s Vice President for Global Technology Policy for more than a decade working with governments globally helping them develop digital. Pepper was Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development at the FCC for 16 years where he led teams designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions, developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, and planning for the transition to digital television. His academic appointments included faculty positions at the Universities of Iowa, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and as a research affiliate at Harvard University. He currently is a Board Trustee of the Internet Society and a member of UK’s Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. Pepper received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
TitleEtc:Founder & CEO, CtrlS Datacenter, Singapore
Bio:A first-generation entrepreneur, Sridhar Pinnapureddy has founded and built to scale several companies in the areas of cloud computing, IT infrastructure, Internet services, green energy, and software development.
CtrlS Datacenters today boasts of creating the world’s largest Rated-4 Datacenter footprint with 8 certified operational datacenters and 21 facilities under various stages of development, taking the overall capacity to 960MW. CtrlS’ datacenters are used by over 20 of the Fortune 100 companies and most of the hyperscalers.
Cloud4C, with over 2,000 employees, is a value-driven, platform-agnostic, cloud managed services partner for mission-critical environments in emerging economies. Established in 2015, Cloud4C has a global footprint in 26 countries and 52 locations, with its headquarters in Singapore.
Sridhar is closely involved with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), served as chapter president and chairperson for TiE Global Summit. He is also an active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), AmCham Singapore among other global entrepreneur associations.
TitleEtc:Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix, USA
Bio:Jim Poole is Vice President of Global Business Development at Equinix, leading evolving edge strategies focused on 5G, private wireless, MEC, subsea cable, and SATCOM. He has a 25+ year background spanning the IT, telecommunications, and content technologies industries. Jim joined Equinix from Roundbox, Inc., a provider of mobile broadcast software, where he led business development and sales. Prior to Roundbox, he was Vice President and General Manager of Network Services at SAVVIS (now Lumen), responsible for business line P&L, product management, marketing, and strategy. He also held senior leadership positions at C&W Americas, dynamicsoft, and UUNET.
TitleEtc:President & CEO, Digital Realty, USA
Bio:Andy Power is President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Realty. Previously, he served as DLR’s President since 2021 and as Chief Financial Officer since 2015.
Before joining Digital Realty, Andy served as Managing Director of Real Estate, Gaming, and Lodging Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; before that, he worked at Citigroup. Andy has managed the execution of over $30 billion of public and private capital raises, serves on the Board of Directors of Americold Realty Trust, and received a BS degree in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer, WG2, Norway
Bio:Erlend Prestgard is CEO and co-founder at Working Group Two. He has worked in the intersection of business development and technology with telecom operators, Internet companies and industry advisors. Before leading and co-founding Working Group Two, Erlend worked with the Telenor Group, Aspiro (including the music service now named Tidal), McKinsey & Company and UBS Investment Bank. Erlend is on a mission to radically enhance innovation in the mobile industry.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive, Telstra InfraCo, Australia
Bio:Brendon Riley is the CEO of Telstra InfraCo, responsible for reinventing the way our infrastructure is built and managed so it can better meet the needs of future generations. By opening up new and easier ways for customers to access our assets and deploying industry-leading infrastructure products, services, and solutions, Brendon is driving greater value from this already extensive set of infrastructure assets.
Brendon previously led Telstra Enterprise where he was responsible for providing services to thousands of enterprise, government, and international wholesale customers with revenues in excess of A$8 billion per annum and operations in 20 countries.
Brendon joined Telstra in 2011 as Chief Operations Officer (COO) with responsibility for all aspects of Telstra’s operating environment. During his time as COO, Telstra deployed its award winning 4G LTE mobile network.
Prior to joining Telstra, Brendon spent more than 25 years with IBM and held a number of senior executive positions in Europe, Asia, and Australia, including the Head of Europe and CEO of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
TitleEtc:Founder, Transic Telecom, LLC, USA
Bio:"Tony" Rossabi is an IT industry executive and board member active in advisory, networking, and industry speaking. Tony most recently was CEO of Recovery Point Systems Group Holding Company, a leader in Disaster Recovery services. Prior positions include Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of TierPoint, Managing Director for Digital Realty Trust’s colocation and connectivity business unit (Telx, LLC), and Senior Vice President of Global Carrier Solutions at TATA Communications. A talented and seasoned executive, Rossabi brings over twenty years of experience with technology, communications, and data center infrastructure firms in the functional areas of sales, marketing, operations, and strategic planning.
TitleEtc:Sustainability Director, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle, USA
Bio:Jennifer Ruch joined Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) within Oracle Corporation in 2022. Embedded in OCI’s Datacenter Services division she leads sustainability and energy strategy for OCI’s global deployments. OCI is a complete cloud infrastructure platform that reduces Oracle’s customers’ environmental footprints. OCI is committed to helping Oracle reach its ambitious 100% renewable energy by 2025 goal and long-term Net-Zero by 2050 goal. Jennifer joined OCI from Equinix Inc., where she led sustainability and ESG for nearly 10 years and increased Equinix’s global presence as a sustainability and renewable energy leader in the data center space. Jennifer has 15 years of experience in energy and sustainability and holds an M.S. in Decision Analysis from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and a B.S. in Chemistry from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
TitleEtc:VP, Stores, Mobi, Inc., USA
Bio:Cassie is the Vice President for Stores at Mobi. She joined the company in 2012 and since then has worked in various retail roles, all with a focus on putting people first, both internally and externally. In her current position, Cassie is responsible for building the company’s retail store footprint on O?ahu, Maui, and Hawai?i, advancing the professional development of the company’s retail team, and ensuring a seamless customer experience across Mobi’s retail, digital, and care channels. With over 20 years of customer service experience, Cassie is committed to ensuring that Aloha and its principles are at the core of the brand’s connections.
TitleEtc:Chairman & CEO, Princeton Digital Group, Singapore
Bio:Rangu Salgame is the co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Princeton Digital Group (PDG), a Singapore headquartered pan-Asia digital infrastructure company and backed by global investors Warburg Pincus, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and Mubadala.
Rangu has been a transformative growth leader throughout his career, having made market changing impacts at Tata Communications, Cisco Systems, and Verizon Communications. He has been turning company business portfolios into high value outcomes, partnering with government and business leaders in diverse cultural environments in over 30 countries such as China, India, Brazil, and the Middle East as well as the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
Rangu is a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Council at The Brookings Institution. He also serves on the boards of BCIU and TrickleUp, a global trade policy organization and a non-profit development organization respectively.
Rangu holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
TitleEtc:Founder & CEO, Cogent Communications, USA
Bio:Dave Schaeffer founded Cogent Communications in August 1999 and is the Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Schaeffer's leadership, Cogent has become one of the world's largest Internet Providers. Mr. Schaeffer has led the efforts of 13 successful acquisitions, propelling Cogent's originally U.S.-based network into Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Mr. Schaeffer has successfully founded and operated six other businesses prior to Cogent. These businesses span a wide array of industries from communications to commercial real estate. His diverse background and entrepreneurial successes have enabled him to build management teams that constructed and operate the only facilities-based, non-oversubscribed multinational network of its kind. In 2019, Mr. Schaeffer was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® in Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications.
TitleEtc:Founder & CEO, ZoomInfo, USA
Bio:Henry Schuck has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ZoomInfo (formerly DiscoverOrg) since founding it in 2007. Henry led ZoomInfo as it became the first tech company to go public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Including the company’s acquisition of Zoom Information in 2019, he has overseen 11 acquisitions in total. Prior to founding ZoomInfo, Henry was VP of Research & Marketing at iProfile, a sales intelligence firm focused on the IT market.
Henry is the driving force behind ZoomInfo’s annual employee donation drive, helping raise nearly $3.5 million for youth- and family-focused charities close to his heart in the communities where ZoomInfo employees live and work.
Henry is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.S. in Business Administration and a second B.S. in Hospitality Administration and holds a J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Henry was named to Fortune’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2020 list.
TitleEtc:Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, NEXTDC Limited, Australia
Bio:Craig Scroggie is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NEXTDC, Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider. Prior to becoming CEO in June 2012, Mr. Scroggie served on the Board of Directors since IPO (2010) as a Non-Executive Director, including as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. With a national footprint of twelve data centres, 2 in build phase and a further 10 in planning, NEXTDC plays a critical role in facilitating the explosive demand for premium grade digital infrastructure services required for modern businesses and society.
Mr. Scroggie has more than 25 years’ experience in the ICT industry, having held senior positions with Symantec, Veritas Software, Computer Associates, EMC Corporation, and Fujitsu. Prior to joining NEXTDC, Mr. Scroggie was Symantec’s Vice President and Managing Director for the Pacific Region.
Mr. Scroggie currently serves on the Boards of Nitro (ASX:NTO) and Sovereign Cloud Holdings (ASX:SOV), and also serves on the University of Southern Queensland Business School Advisory Board and is Chairman of the La Trobe University Business School Advisory Board and holds the position of Adjunct Professor.
TitleEtc:Professor & Executive Director, Ostrom Workshop, and Indiana University-Bloomington Cybersecurity Program, USA
Bio:Professor Scott J. Shackelford is a Professor of Business Law and Ethics at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, as well as the Executive Director of the Ostrom Workshop. He is also an Affiliated Scholar at both Harvard Kennedy and Stanford Law School.
Professor Shackelford has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, essays, and op-eds for diverse publications. He is the author of The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2020), and Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age: Toward Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Both Professor Shackelford’s academic work and teaching have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Harvard University Research Fellowship, a Stanford University Hoover Institution National Fellowship, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Distinguished Fellowship, and the 2022 Poets & Quants Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors Award.
TitleEtc:Executive Vice President of Policy, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), USA
Bio:Rob Strayer is the Executive Vice President of Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). He leads ITI’s efforts to shape pro-innovation technology policy in major global markets on a wide range of issues, including privacy, data flows, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining ITI, Strayer served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications Policy at the U.S. State Department. In that role, he led dozens of dialogues with foreign governments on technology regulation and cybersecurity issues. He was named as an ambassador by the President to lead the 90-plus person U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018.
Before working at the State Department, Strayer was the general counsel for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and previously practiced telecommunications law at WilmerHale.
TitleEtc:Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan
Bio:Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya is Vice-President for Global Engagement and Information Technology at Keio University and Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance. He is serving as guest editorialist of Nikkei since April 2019. He authored Intelligence and National Security (Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2007, in Japanese), Cyber Terror (Tokyo: Bungeishunju, 2012, in Japanese), Cyber Security and International Relations (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2015, in Japanese), Cyber Great Game (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2020, in Japanese) and co-authored Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012), and 40 other books. He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, and Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University. He received 15th Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in 2019.
TitleEtc:Founder & Principal, XFORMA LLC, USA
Bio:Joe Weinman is the author of Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things, which was the Amazon number one new release in the computer and technology industry. He is also the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, and a co-editor of Fog and Fogonomics: Challenges and Practices of Fog Computing, Communication, Networking, Strategy, and Economics. He has held a number of executive positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, HP, and Telx (now Digital Realty), and serves on the advisory boards of EDJX, Syntropy Networks, RampRate, and the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business. He has been awarded 27 U.S. and international patents. He received his BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison, respectively, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development, Harvard Business School, and MIT Sloan.
TitleEtc:President, Global Data Center Business, GLP, USA
Bio:Jennifer joined GLP in 2022, where she leads strategy, growth, and operations across APAC, Europe, and the Americas, leveraging GLP’s global platform to establish a leading global data center business. Jennifer is focused on building a world-class team to deliver digital infrastructure assets and exceptional customer service – safely and reliably, with sustainability at its core.
In her prior role at Microsoft, she contributed to the geo-expansion of its Cloud Operation and Innovation presence, delivering new data center capacity and driving strategic initiatives across sales, cybersecurity, environmental health and safety, and the supply chain. Before Microsoft, Jennifer spent seven years at Digital Realty in various leadership roles. Previously, she led infrastructure teams at Tesco plc., British Airport Authority, and Walmart across North America, EMEA, and APAC.
Jennifer is a Canadian Professional Engineer and holds a B.S. in Applied Science and Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from London Business School.
TitleEtc:Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific, Singapore
Bio:Darren Yong is the Head of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at KPMG Asia Pacific. He is heading client and market development for the region and is part of the Asia Pacific leadership team.
A highly accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology, Darren is passionate about bringing emerging technology solutions to clients.
Darren has led key technology engagements in KPMG which cover strategy, data migration, cloud, and blockchain, among others.
He has supported clients across telecommunications, technology, banking, insurance, life sciences, energy, and retail sectors. His specializations include business strategy, transformation, cybersecurity, data and analytics, and cloud.
Prior to joining KPMG, Darren worked in the technology industry where he held key positions in some of the largest telecommunications and technology organizations.
Darren is originally from Australia and is based in Singapore.