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2013 Conference Programme: London

Day One - Wednesday 12th June

Plenary Sessions

Please find below the Programme-at-a-Glance for the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress 2013 London. For a more detailed programme, listing the points that will be covered in each session, please download the brochure here.

Plenary Sessions
Time Title Speaker

08.50

Chairman's opening remarks: How next generation Wi-Fi is set to revolutionise internet access across the globe

Wireless Broadband Alliance, J.R. Wilson, Chairman and VP, AT&T

09.00

Exploring the business case for cable and fixed line operator Wi-Fi

BT, Andy Baker, CEO BT Wi-Fi

09.25

Evolving mobile broadband networks, how to facilitate the changing ecosystem of Wi-Fi providers

Ruckus Wireless, Selina Lo, CEO

09.50

The ecosystem panel: Defining the role of carrier grade Wi-Fi in fixed and mobile networks

BT, Chris Bruce, Director of International Sales and Consulting Services

Ruckus Wireless, Rob Mustarde, VP of Marketing

TTNET, Abdullah Orkun Kaya, CEO

Moderator:
Dr. Mike Short CBE, VP Telefonica and former Chair GSMA

10.40 Refreshments and Networking

11.10

Harnessing Wi-Fi to evolve your carrier business model

O2, Gavin Franks, CEO O2 Wifi

11.35

Managing your offload need: How to balance CAPEX and OPEX with requirements

Cisco, Partho Mithra, VP and General Manager

11.50

Connected London Panel: What are the offload opportunities and how is widespread public Wi-Fi changing user behaviour

O2, Gavin Franks, CEO O2 Wifi

BSkyB, Vince Russell, Managing Director - The Cloud Networks

Virgin Media, Jon James, Executive Director, Broadband

Moderator:
Juniper Research, Windsor Holden, Research Director

12.30 Lunch and Networking

 

Business Cases and Monetisation Strategies

Business Cases and Monetisation Strategies
Stream Moderator: Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Infonetics Research
Time Title Speaker

13.30

Carrier Wi-Fi: Market Trends and Operator Strategies

Infonetics Research, Richard Webb, Directing Analyst

13.50

How can you ensure best value from Wi-Fi for both operators and Wi-Fi service Providers?

BandwidthX Inc., Pertti Visuri, CEO

14.15

Location based targeting: Capitalising on features Wi-Fi offers over more established channels

Boingo, Sebastien Tonkin, Vice President of Product Management

14:40

How to create business value from Wi-Fi Roaming

iPass, Marcio Avillez, Vice President of Network Services

15.05

Big Ticket Wi-Fi: Developing business case for stadia deployments

BT, Chirs Bruce, Director, BT Advise

15.35 Refreshments and Networking

15.50

Panel: How are operators working to deploy Muni-Fi services

Guglielmo, Giovanni Guerri, CEO

Skyrove, Ellie Hagopian, CEO

True Internet Company Limited, Dr. Attapol Wannasarnmaytha, Deputy Director

Moderator:
Analysys Mason, Chris Nicoll, Principal Analyst

16.30

New entrants and disruptors: The new players in the Wi-Fi ecosystem

Skype, Shadi Mahassel, Head of Wi-Fi

Google, Andrew Warner, Programme Manager

BandwidthX Inc., Pertti Visuri, CEO

Moderator:
Infonetics Research, Richard Webb, Directing Analyst

17.10

What Wi-Fi means for consumers: Practical insight into how the end consumer views and uses Wi-Fi in the real world

Bouygues Telecom, Adrien Pitrat, Head of Usability

17.35 Day End

 

Deployments and Technical Insights

Deployments and Technical Insights
Stream Moderator: Simon Saunders, Director - Technology, Real Wireless
Time Title Speaker

13.30

Utilising EAP Sim Authentication

Swisscom, Hanspeter Stofer, ICT Architect

13.55

Case Study: The Cloud’s city infrastructure

BSkyB, Sami Susiaho, Head of Edge Technologies

14.20

Seamless Wi-Fi Panel: Evaluating the different methods for achieving transfer between licenced and unlicensed spectrum

MTS, Alexey Alekseev, Project Director

Deutsche Telekom, Michael Schel, Product Manager

Telecom Italia, Camillo Carlini,  
Head of Wireless Devices Innovation

Cisco, Mark Grayson, Distinguished Consulting Engineer

Moderator:
Real Wireless, Simon Saunders, Director – Technology

15.05

WBA Roaming Framework

Wireless Broadband Alliance, Tiago Rodrigues, Program Director

15.35 Refreshments and Networking

15.50

Panel: Integrating edge and macro cellular networks

China Mobile, Hui Deng, Principal Staff

Coolnet, Hani Alami, CEO

Ixia, Sudarshan Panesar, Principal Systems Engineer

Ruckus Wireless, Steve Hratko, Director of Service Provider Marketing

16.30

Next Generation Hotspot Deployment - How to Deploy an Effective Wi-Fi Network with Unique User Experience

Indosat Media Group, Herman Hermanudin, Head of Network and Wi-Fi Deployment

16.50

Operator requirements for Wi-Fi in the home network

Home Gateway Initiative, Duncan Bees, CTO & CBO

17.10

From concept to completion: Developing a roadmap for Wi-Fi deployments

Algeria Telecom, Fatehallah Merazga, Head of Wireless

17.35 Day End

 

Day Two - Thursday 13th June

Plenary Sessions

For a more detailed programme, listing the points that will be covered in each session, please download the brochure here.

 

Plenary Sessions
Time Title Speaker

09.00

How to develop roaming partnerships: Frameworks to ensure mutually beneficial roaming arrangements

AT&T, Bill Hague, EVP

09.25

The future of Wi-Fi in cellular networks

GSMA, Alex Sinclair, CTO

09.45

Association Panel: Seamlessly connecting the world

Wireless Broadband Alliance, Shrikant Shenwai, CEO

GSMA, Alex Sinclair, CTO

Wi-Fi Alliance, Edgar Figueroa, CEO

Small Cells Forum, Graham Wright, CEO

10:35

What does the future hold for Wi-Fi infrastructure and architecture?

Alcatel Lucent, Phil Tilley, VP Regional Marketing

11.00 Refreshments and Networking

11.30

Wi-Fi monetisation within a 4G cellular network

Everything Everywhere, Graham Cove, Director of Wi-Fi

11.50

From fee to free: Comparing the differing routes to monetisation

Everything Everywhere, Graham Cove, Director of Wi-Fi

Mobitel, Rasantha Hettithanthrige, Senior General Manager

GOWEX, Ramon Palaez, Head of International Operator Relations

Moderator:
IBB Consulting, Hillol Roy, Fellow

12.30 Lunch and Networking

 

Business Cases and Monetisation Strategies

Business Cases and Monetisation Strategies
Stream Moderator: Philip Kendall, Director of Global Wireless Practice, Strategy Analytics
Time Title Speaker

13.30

Wi-Fi Monetisation: How you can monetise your network deployments

Telecom Argentina, Alfredo Musitani, Wi-Fi Product Manager

Front Porch, Zachary Britton, CEO

Purple WiFi, Gavin Wheeldon, CEO

Devicescape, David Nowicki, General Manager

Moderator:
Current Analysis, Emma Mohr-McClune, Service Director, Consumer Services – Global

14.10

Wi-Fi as an added value service for non-Telco service providers

TTNET, Gulin Kilicoglu Sontuna, Wi-Fi Product Manager

14.30

Panel: How to develop attractive Wi-Fi roaming and wholesale offerings that will engage partners and drive revenues

Telenor, Andreas Overaasen, Group Product Manager

Orange, Cedric Gonin, Director of Data Strategy and Transformation

NTT Docomo, Atsuhisa Shirai, Director

Moderator:
Strategy Analytics, Philip Kendall, Director of Global Wireless Practice

15.10 Refreshments and Networking

 

Deployments and Technical Insights

Deployments and Technical Insights
Stream Moderator: Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts
Time Title Speaker

13.30

Case study: How a Middle East mobile operator's Wi-Fi network is solving strategic and technical issues

STC Telecom, Adnan Salkic, Principal Consultant - Network Strategy

13.55

The Wi-Fi Roadmap: Passpoint is Just the Beginning

Wi-Fi Alliance, Kelly Davis-Felner, Marketing and Program Management Director

14.20

Wi-Fi in Mass Transit; Operator Opportunities

Capitol Corridor Joint Planning Authority, Jim Allison, Manager of Planning

NSB, Peter Hausken, Head of ICT Operations

Moderator:
Jim Baker, CEO, Joint Council on Transit Wireless Communications

15.10 Refreshments and Networking

 

Closing Plenary Sessions

Closing Plenary Sessions
Time Title Speaker

15.30

Delivering Technology Solutions for Operator Problems

Wi-Fi Alliance, Edgar Figueroa, CEO

15.55

How international Wi-Fi Roaming is changing user behaviours and what are the implications on your business international data business models

China Mobile, Ricky Chan, Head of Product Development, Mobile Business

16.20

An integrated future: How the Small Cells Forum and Wireless Broadband Alliance are working together to facilitate interoperability across the wireless broadband ecosystem

Wireless Broadband Alliance, Tiago Rodrigues, Program Director

Small Cells Forum, Mark Grayson, Board Member

16.40

Intel's vision for the evolution of Wi-Fi

Intel, Robert Muir, Principal Engineer

17.00

Chairman's Closing Remarks: What does the future hold for Wi-Fi?

Chris Bruce, Director, BT Advise and Co-Chair of the Wireless Broadband Alliance

17.10 Day End


For a more detailed programme, listing the points that will be covered in each session, please download the brochure here.

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