PTC Academy

TELECOM 2020: YOUR BIGGEST
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

20–22 September 2017
Loxley Headquarters (MAP)
Bangkok, Thailand

HOW WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION GAIN THE SKILLS
NECESSARY TO LEAD IN THE FUTURE?

Transformations in the ICT industry across technologies, strategies and business models are taking place at lightening pace. Do you have the skills to seize all opportunities and build advantage through changing dynamics?

Join industry leaders and learn about the global telecom sector, key changes transforming the industry, strategies to identify and solve issues in your business, and more.

  • PTC ACADEMY
    BY INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR FUTURE INDUSTRY LEADERS
    A THREE-DAY COURSE | 20-22 SEPTEMBER 2017
    BANGKOK, THAILAND

*For the first time, PTC Academy will be coordinated with Spectrum Futures, PTC’s annual conference focusing on the coming revolution in communications spectrum. Students who attend both PTC Academy and Spectrum Futures will earn a “5G/mobile” endorsement on their PTC Academy certificate of completion.

PROGRAM

Sponsored by

Loxley Broadband

In collaboration with

LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO EXPECT
WHEN YOU ENROLL YOUR FUTURE LEADERS.

  1.  Trained by leaders: classes run by CEOs and senior leadership from leading global telecommunications companies
  2. Experiential learning: 25 students and 10 presenters to ensure quality mentoring
  3. Increase your employees’ knowledge base and motivate your rising executives
  4. Expand in-depth understanding of organizational dynamics, industry disruption and long-term planning across your company
  5. Advance individual development plans for your top telecommunications and ICT professionals
  6. Benefit from a broad range of instructional backgrounds and address leadership gaps
  7. Expand your employees’ peer networking group across the industry
  8. Case study applications of real world industry challenges and opportunities

 

Registration Rates: Price
Standard rate: USD$995
PTC Member rate: USD$695
Joint Academy and Spectrum Futures registration: USD$1295
Wednesday
20 September 2017
Time Topic
09.00–10.30 The Global Telecom Sector: An overview of challenges and opportunities
10.30–10.45 Tea/Coffee Break
10.45–12.15 Workshop: Identifying Key Issues for Your Business
12.15–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.45 Workshop: How We Think We Can Solve Identified Problems
14.45–15.00 Tea/Coffee Break
15.00–16.30 Our Key Competitors and How We Compete With Them
Thursday
21 September 2017
Time Topic
09.00–10.30 Our Key Internal Issues
10.30–10.45 Tea/Coffee Break
10.45–12.15 Getting the Balance Right: How we manage revenue, social obligations, costs, harvesting legacy revenue and building new revenue
12.15–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.45 How We Responded to our Key Challenges
14.45–15.00 Tea/Coffee Break
15.00–16.30 Product Innovation: How One Firm Sees Its Options
Friday
22 September 2017
Time Topic
09.00–10.30 Business Strategy in Difficult Markets
10.30–10.45 Tea/Coffee Break
10.45–12.15 Case Study: What would you do?
12.15–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.45 Presentations and Feedback
14.45–15.00 Tea/Coffee Break
15.00–16.30 Summing It All Up: What are your key takeaways?
SEE SPEAKERS
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Mike Alexander
Distinguished Engineer, IBM
USA

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Mike works globally with the telecommunications account teams on revenue opportunities for Blockchain and the Internet of Things, as well as on tactical areas that arise in their accounts. He is currently focused on how IBM creates joint partnerships with customers that incorporate BlueMix into their development environments.

Since joining IBM, Mike has been involved in the development of major new innovative IBM solution areas in the telecommunications industry, such as Service Provider Delivery Environments (SPDE), e-business infrastructures, Service Delivery Platform (SDP), Media Hub, Telco-In-Box and now Cloud Industry services.

Prior to joining IBM in 1999, Mike was the Chief Architect for the product and services units at Siemens, National Semiconductor, Unisys and AT&T, where he was also responsible for the technical skill growth of the staff.

Mike attended Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in math and a Master’s Degree in computing science. His first position out of university was with a newly formed team at Sperry Univac, where he developed compilers for mainframe platforms.

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Sean Bergin
President & Co-Founder, APTelecom
Cambodia

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Sean Bergin is based in APTelecom’s Asian headquarters in Cambodia. Bergin has been instrumental in building APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom and fiber consulting, elevating from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over US $195 million in sales for clients.

Bergin has significant management experience at both national and international levels. Along with APTelecom Co-Founder and CEO Eric Handa, Bergin has generated over half a billion dollars in sales for clients throughout his career.

Bergin is an Advisory Board Member for Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and is a frequent speaker and panelist within the ICT sector.

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Tad Deriso
CEO, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Commmunities Corporation
USA

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Tad Deriso is the President & CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) with offices in Richmond, Virginia, South Boston, Virginia and Santa Clara, California.

In 2003, Tad helped form MBC, a non-profit organization that has built an advanced open-acess fiber optic backbone network in Southern Virginia. The network, which is now in its 14th full year of operations, is helping to generate new jobs and investments in the region, and is a successful model of how public/private partnerships can work to extend advanced fiber optic middle-mile networks to underserved communities.

Prior to forming MBC, Tad was a Senior Consultant with CHR Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia working with rural communities, electric utilities and telecom companies on planning for broadband deployment, sustainability assessments and open-access fiber network business planning.

Tad holds a BBA in Management and International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Eric Handa
CEO, APTelecom
USA

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Eric Handa is an experienced telecommunications executive with expertise spanning global management, sales, and leadership roles. With over 15 years of ICT experience, he brings practical and structured guidance to APTelecom, integrating best-in-class technology with the tactical and strategic needs of enterprise and wholesale firms.

Prior to founding APTelecom, Eric worked for AT&T, Tyco Telecommunications, Tata Communications and Bharti Airtel in a number of senior operations, research, and sales assignments covering the primary and emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Eric graduated with honors from Bryant University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He later completed the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Executive MBA program in Hong Kong and Chicago at DePaul University. Handa was named the 2013 Young Alumni Leadership Award winner, and serves on the board of the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University.

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Gary Kim
Founder, Spectrum Futures
USA

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Gary Kim is a communications industry analyst of 30 years, and currently works as a telecom/Internet conference content developer, authoring white papers, articles and marketing collateral for firms in the communications industry.

He recently founded the Spectrum Futures conference for the Pacific Telecommunications Council, and acts as a conference advisor for PTC.

He was cited as a global “Power Mobile Influencer” by Forbes; ranked second in the world for strategic coverage of the mobile business.

He is a member of Mensa, the international organization for people with IQs in the top 2 percent.

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Paul McCann
Managing Director, McCann Consulting
Australia

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Paul has 40 years network planning & development experience in telecommunications both in international and domestic arenas. Prior to recently returning to consulting, Paul spent over 8 years with Verizon in Asia Pacific, driving growth of Verizon’s network across Asia.

Paul is now Managing Director of his own consulting business McCann Consulting International, where the core business focus is on “connectivity” with expertise spanning all aspects of planning and development for Satellite, Submarine cable and Domestic access technologies and business.

Paul is well known for his personable nature, his rapport with customers and his ability to deliver on time. He is currently Secretary and a Member of the Board of Governors of the PTC.

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Keith Shaw
Vice President, Business Development EMEA, Equinix
Netherlands

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Mr. Shaw is a unique senior International Telecommunication Specialist who earned his post-graduate qualifications in electronics, telecommunications, business, marketing, and management, and has over 30 years of experiences in the field of technology, business development and sales.

As the current Vice President of EMEA of Equinix, one of the world’s largest International Business Exchange (IBX) data center and colocation provider, Mr. Shaw has rich experiences with Business Ecosystems, Cloud Services, Colocation, Data Exchange, Data Security, International Business Exchange (IBX®) Data Centers, Internet Content, and Infrastructure, Interconnection Oriented Architecture, and more. Mr. Shaw specializes particularly in the deployment of Network Service Providers into the Equinix Cloud Exchange, the collaboration with the key Cloud Providers (e.g. Amazon, Microsoft and Google), the expansion of the footprint of Network Service Providers to new markets in the Equinix Footprint, as well as the location and acquisition of new facilities in new markets.

Having worked previously in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, the Middle East, and London, Mr. Shaw is currently based in Amsterdam.

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Herbert Xiong
Director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE Subcom
People’s Republic of China

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Herbert got his Master Degree in Data Communications and Networks from the University of Hertfordshire in London in 2004.

He started his career in Huawei (Amsterdam) as a Technical Sales Support engineer focusing on bidding and pre-sales in WCDMA projects. From 2006-2009, he was with IBM China Development Lab., mainly working on business analysis and customer requirement review in SaaS Dept. From 2009 to 2016, Herbert worked at China Mobile as a Senior Project Manager fully in charge of China Mobile’s international network planning, cross-border and submarine cable projects.

He joined TE SubCom as Director of Asia Pacific Sales since April, 2016. His focus is on the account management of the carriers and OTTs in the greater China region and the development of new transPac and intra-Asia projects.

He can be reached via email herbert.xiong@te.com.

About the PTC Academy

The PTC Academy provides exceptional management training to rising industry leaders. Academy courses focus on target topics necessary for professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training. Expert instructors with senior executive experience lead each course, which includes a mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, and interactive exercises.

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