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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Time Topic Location
12.15–14.15
12.15–14.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific 3

11.15–12.15: Meet & Greet and Buffet Lunch
12.15–14.15: Meeting to commence

Agenda: Strategic topics and issues related to the development of PTC.

All outgoing, incoming and continuing BG and AC members are encouraged to attend.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific 3
14.00–17.00
14.00–17.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

  • A valid form of photo identification must be presented to claim registration badge and materials.
  • Materials may not be picked up for another attendee unless prearranged written authorization from the registrant is received. Submit requests to ptcreg@ptc.org.

Questions? Please check the Registration FAQ page, email ptcreg@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
14.30–17.00
14.30–17.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific 4

For all outgoing, incoming and continuing Board of Governors members.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific 4
15.00–15.30
15.00–15.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral and South Pacific Lounge
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.30
07.30–08.30
Tapa Tower, Honolulu 3
Tapa Tower, Honolulu 3
08.00–17.00
08.00–17.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

  • A valid form of photo identification must be presented to claim registration badge and materials.
  • Cubicle packet and materials will only be released to the person named on the Pavilion Order Form.
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
08.00–18.00
08.00–18.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

  • A valid form of photo identification must be presented to claim registration badge and materials.
  • Materials may not be picked up for another attendee unless prearranged written authorization from the registrant is received.Submit requests to ptcreg@ptc.org.

Questions? Please check the Registration FAQ page, email ptcreg@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
08.30–11.00
08.30–11.00
Tapa Tower, Honolulu 1

For all outgoing, incoming and continuing Advisory Council members. PTC members invited to attend with advance RSVP to the Secretariat.

Tapa Tower, Honolulu 1
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
Coral 1 & 2

When PTC started 40 years ago, satellite communications throughout the Pacific (and world) were fundamental to connectivity. Since then, tremendous developments in the submarine cable industry have resulted in a massive shift of the world’s international telecommunications traffic from satellite to cable connectivity. These cables are now, unequivocally, critical infrastructure, pivotal to the transformation of a global economy reliant on the Internet, data communications, and the global cable network.

At PTC’18, our annual, “can’t miss” Submarine Cables Day will commence on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Submarine Cable Workshop and Luncheon.

In this first part of the workshop our insightful speakers will take us on a trip around the globe looking at new connectivity, new diversity and new cable developments. We will then look at what’s new in the world of Legal and Regulatory and close our session with a look at the Cable Ship Maintenance Fleet on a Global Basis.

Moderator:

  • Paul McCann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting International, Australia

Presenters:

  • Wayne Nielsen, Managing Director, WFN Strategies, USA
  • John Hibbard, CEO, Hibbard Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Amr Eid, CEO, Gulf Bridge International (GBI) Inc., United Arab Emirates
  • Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, Executive Advisor, Cinia Group Oy, Finland
  • Kent Bressie, Partner & Head, International Practice, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP, USA
  • Bruce Neilson-Watts, Managing Director, Telecoms, Global Marine, United Kingdom
Coral 1 & 2
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

The business environment in which teleport operators work is being turned upside by technology and market change. Their established businesses face disruption from new models of connectivity (GEO HTS, MEO and LEO), the rising domination of software over hardware, customer demands for seamless global service, and the opportunity to innovate up the value chain to meet new customer needs – if only they can bring the depth of technology knowledge and high-speed innovation required. Faced with these challenges, how are teleport operators in different market segments adapting? What market opportunities are they targeting and where are they investing their capital? What are their biggest obstacles to growth and the biggest threats to their survival?

Moderator:

  • Bruce Elbert, Founder & President, Application Technology Strategy, LLC., USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 2

This session aims to create a forum of which to present e-Health issues in the U.S., E.U., and Asia. The health care ecosystem is constantly changing with the development of new health care service delivery systems, services, and practices, and technical and policy infrastructure. e-Health represents a cross roads of technology and health care. There is significant potential in e-Health to fill the gap between urban and remote areas, and developed and developing countries. The advancement of e-Health has occurred in parallel in the U.S., E.U., and Asia but with unique regional approaches, challenges, and solutions.

e-Health, broadly defined as the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status, has been expected to improve cost, quality and access to healthcare simultaneously. There are more than 80 systematic reviews on the effectiveness of telemedicine and more than 20 of them reporting conclusively that telemedicine is effective in such areas as mental health, management of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart failure, and elderly care. However, in many countries, it has been reported that many e-Health programs have been started on a trial basis and not continued in large scale implementation. Contributing factors to the lack of sustainability include poor health care insurance reimbursement policies and payment for telehealth services and initial hesitation for upfront investment and change organizational culture and workflow.

The panel will present lessons learned, current policies and strategies from three distinct regions for the development and implementation of e-Health programs including national and international issues concerning e-Health and impacts of ICT.

Moderator:

  • Minoru Sugaya, Visiting Professor, Department of Management, Hakuoh University, Japan

Panelists:

  • Ashir Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Miki Akiyama, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Graduate School of Health Management, and Graduate School of Media and Governance , Keio University, Japan
  • Christina Higa, Associate Director, Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program, and Co-director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawai’i, USA
South Pacific 2
10.30–11.00
10.30–11.00
Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral and South Pacific Lounge
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
Coral 1 & 2

When PTC started 40 years ago, satellite communications throughout the Pacific (and world) were fundamental to connectivity. Since then, tremendous developments in the submarine cable industry have resulted in a massive shift of the world’s international telecommunications traffic from satellite to cable connectivity. These cables are now, unequivocally, critical infrastructure, pivotal to the transformation of a global economy reliant on the Internet, data communications, and the global cable network.

At PTC’18, our annual, “can’t miss” Submarine Cables Day will commence on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Submarine Cable Workshop and Luncheon. 

In this second part of the workshop our panel of experts from every corner of our industry will share their thoughts about why undersea cables are so critical to today’s world, plus the challenges and methods to first deliver them on time and later assure their continued availability. 

Critical Influencers of Network Availability Panel

The Criticality of Cables to Today’s World
Sibesh Bhattacharya, Asian Development Bank

Project Management/Permitting
Debra Brask, TE SubCom

Route Protection, Permitting
Andy Palmer-Felgate, Facebook

Large Regional Competitive Network Developer
Alasdair Wilkie, Deep Blue Cable

Keeping Data Centers Connected
Keith Shaw, Equinix


Guest Speakers

Keynote Imperative Permitting
Graham Evans, Global Subsea Cable Business, EGS Survey Group

Cable Impact on the Environment
Lionel Carter, Victoria University

New Regulations Impacting Use of the Deep Ocean Environment in International Waters
Kristina Gjerde, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies 

Moderator:

Panelists:

Presenters:

  • Lionel Carter, Professor, Antarctic Research Center, Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Graham Evans, Managing Director, Global Subsea Cable Business, EGS Survey Group, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Kristina Gjerde, Senior High Seas Policy Advisor, Global Marine and Polar Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, Canada
Coral 1 & 2
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

Information and Communication Technology with its revolutionary pace of inventions and innovations continues to make the world more connected and bring about new experiences. How true is this for the Pacific Islands and the digital divide that may exist in the small islands and remote communities in the Pacific, and what would be some ideal scenarios and ICT platforms and enablers that could enhance the experiences of a more connected world in the Pacific.

Moderator:

  • Bob Horton, Communications Consultant, Horton Consulting, Australia
South Pacific 1
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 2

How can Asia-Pacific telcos prepare for the next big technology step change while running a heterogeneous infrastructure environment including edge, fog, colo, primary data center, advanced networks and more? How do new network architectures alter the landscape? What role does open compute play? How are security and compliance assured as cloud is more widely adopted? What is the global state of the telecommunications, data center and cloud leasing market? How are the debt and equity markets handling telecom/data center/cloud assets?  Experts provide insights into the expanding and highly inter-dependent cloud and network technology, services and financial arena.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 3

At the 40th anniversary of PTC, perhaps it is time to have the first of its kind meeting among the thought leaders behind the few international conferences and journals that have dedicated their activities to discussion of telecommunication policy. The list includes ITS, TPRC, and CPRsouth telecom conferences and IEEE Communications Magazine, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance (formerly info), and Telecommunication Policy journals.

In particular, this roundtable would accommodate representatives of these institutions to share their ideas and experiences on how to have more impact on telecommunications policy making in practice, and also to reflect on the development of these conferences and journals.

The topics to be covered include but not limited to the following:

• What role do conferences and journals play in telecommunication policy making?
• How can policy makers best communicate their challenges to the research community?
• How can they better serve as vehicles for providing perspectives/research outcomes to decision-makers?
• How could these institutions have more impact on policy outcome in practice?
• What are the best measures for the inclusion of policy makers and the industry?
• What could be done for more involvement from the academia side in the policy making process?

Moderator:

  • Mohamed El-Moghazi, Studies Director, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, Egypt

Panelists:

  • Fernando Beltrán, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations, and Co-director, DECIDE, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Elizabeth Fife, Associate Professor, Technical Communications, and Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
  • Jason Whalley, Professor, Digital Economy, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Moinul Zaber, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
South Pacific 3
12.30–13.30
12.30–13.30

12.45–13.30
12.45–13.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

When PTC started 40 years ago, satellite communications throughout the Pacific (and world) were fundamental to connectivity. Since then, tremendous developments in the submarine cable industry have resulted in a massive shift of the world’s international telecommunications traffic from satellite to cable connectivity. These cables are now, unequivocally, critical infrastructure, pivotal to the transformation of a global economy reliant on the Internet, data communications, and the global cable network.

At PTC’18, our annual, “can’t miss” Submarine Cables Day will commence on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Submarine Cable Workshop and Luncheon. The Workshop will feature expert speakers who will look at what critical developments are currently occurring in regions around the world, industry legends will share their thoughts about why undersea cables are so critical to today’s world, and experts will consider the challenges and methods to deliver cables on time and assure their continued availability. We will also consider what’s new on the legal and regulatory scene – and have a look at the status of our global marine maintenance fleet.

The Sunday Cable Luncheon Panel discussion will focus on evolving national & international regulation of the environment as it relates to international communication, and how these changes may affect our industry, and what stakeholders can specifically do to help influence evolving regulation.

Moderator:

  • Graham Evans, Managing Director, Global Subsea Cable Business, EGS Survey Group, Hong Kong SAR China

Panelists:

  • Najam Ahmad, Vice-President, Network Engineering, Facebook, USA
  • Sean Bergin, President & Co-founder, APTelecom, Cambodia
  • Lionel Carter, Professor, Antarctic Research Center, Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Kristina Gjerde, Senior High Seas Policy Advisor, Global Marine and Polar Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, Canada
  • Keith Schofield, Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting, and General Manager, International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), United Kingdom
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 1 & 2
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
Coral 1 & 2

Organized by:

In one of PTC’s most popular sessions, senior analysts from TeleGeography will present their latest findings on trends in the international networks market.

The workshop will include the following topics

Where networks connect — Colocation and data centers have been among the strongest sectors in the international networks market. This presentation will explore recent developments in regional data center markets, expansion plans of major providers, consolidation, and trends in colocation service pricing.

Content providers and optical illusions — Money from content providers such as Google Facebook, and Microsoft has injected over $1 billion in international transport, and their bandwidth requirements have helped prop up demand at a time when traffic growth has begun to lag. But which benefits brought by content providers are real, and which are illusory?

The pricing limbo — Wholesale circuit and IP transit prices have been falling for years, but the pace varies widely, and can determine the difference between profits and losses for carriers. How are recent network investments, emerging market players, and the deployment of 100 Gbps technology affecting international prices? What markets are experiencing the biggest shifts and what is the outlook for bandwidth buyers and sellers?

Presenters:

Coral 1 & 2
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
South Pacific 1

Sponsored by:

This is an era of disruption. Technology innovations, the intensifying march of digitization, the laws of accelerating growth are redefining economics across all industries. Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, IoT, and 5G hold the key to adapting Telco networks to the digital ecosystem of the future. Creating business value is a key metric to digital transformation strategy and execution. Join Red Hat’s Telco Team to learn how Communication Service Providers’ are leveraging open source technologies in their open telco transformation journey.

Presenters:

  • Ian Hood, Chief Technologist - Global Telco, Red Hat, USA
  • Azhar Sayeed, Chief Architect - SDN and NFV, Red Hat, USA
  • Narendra Narang, Principal Solutions Specialist Architect, Red Hat, USA
South Pacific 1
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
South Pacific 2

Much has been written about the potential for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to address social and economic concerns in the Global South. This session continues that discussion by examining a wide range of innovative ICT applications. From Sky-streaming Internet solutions to participatory radio, the papers provide different pathways for overcoming the last mile with the use of low cost, widely available technologies to facilitate rural community development.   

Moderator:

  • Wayne Buente, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
15.00–15.30
15.00–15.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral and South Pacific Lounge
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 3

There is a growing realization that the pathway to preserve traditional methods of environmental management is to complement them with scientific knowledge and technology. ICT can be a core tool for the empowerment of youth through self-management and monitoring of the local environment. PTC provided funding for the new USP Tradition and Technology Project. The project sought to investigate how cutting edge geospatial technology could work alongside traditional environmental management practices. This project  has changed the way we use and disseminate technology and in particular geospatial technology for the mapping and analysis of the environment in traditional Fijian settings. USP Geospatial Science has been operating parallel field operations and research in Fijian Village settings with focus on mangrove ecosystems.

In this presentation we document our interaction with 4 Fijian Village Communities and the application of the geospatial and field methods we have developed and refined. USP students, themselves traditional owners of land and sea in Fiji have been instrumental in forming a bridge between the USP research community and practical on the ground applications of technology to map and monitor traditional lands in a modern context.

Moderator:

  • Brian Tellam, Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

Presenter:

  • Nicholas Rollings, Associate Professor, Geospatial Science, School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
South Pacific 3
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

Concepts such as virtualization and software-defined infrastructure are foundational elements of cloud computing. Enterprise adoption of cloud computing is driving ‘as-a-service’ consumption models in all aspects of IT. So, it’s not surprising that these same concepts have found their way into the telecoms market. Instantaneous provisioning and dynamic bandwidth allocation are the holy grail of wide-area networking.To date however, provider revenues for SD-WAN services and associated revenues from SDN technology vendors remains relatively modest compared to traditional networking products and services. At the same time, analysts predict dramatic growth in SD-WAN services revenues. What are the technical challenges to realizing an SD-WAN future? What’s the business case for a service provider to make large investments in a technology that promises even lower prices? What options exists in the market, both in terms of the available technology and the services offered?

Moderator:

  • Jim Poole, VP, Business Development, Equinix, USA

Panelists:

South Pacific 1
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 2

This Research Workshop will examine several different ways telecommunications and information regulators seek to do a better, more efficient and timely job. The session offers a global, interdisciplinary examination of several current challenges faced by regulators and consumers of social media, information services and telecommunications.

An eclectic group of presenters includes a former chair of an Asian telecommunications commission, a business school professor and faculty and a graduate student in information science and management. The Research Workshop will address a variety of current regulatory issues including implementing new technologies that promote shared use and better management of radio spectrum, online sharing of real and fake news, the efficacy and independence of regulators and the impact of technology procurement regulations.

Moderator:

  • Robert Frieden, Pioneers Chair and Professor, Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 4

Session information available soon.

South Pacific 4
19.00–21.30
19.00–21.30
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower

Monday, 22 January 2018

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Tapa Tower, Honolulu 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Breakfast is open to all Monday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Tapa Tower, Honolulu 2 & 3
08.00–17.00
08.00–17.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5

The PTC Pavilion is open to the public, and can be accessed with your PTC'18 badge or by providing a business card at the Pavilion Registration booth.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5
08.00–17.00
08.00–17.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

  • A valid form of photo identification must be presented to claim registration badge and materials.
  • Materials may not be picked up for another attendee unless prearranged written authorization from the registrant is received. Submit requests to ptcreg@ptc.org.

Questions? Please check the Registration FAQ page, email ptcreg@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
08.15–09.15
08.15–09.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
09.30–09.45
09.30–09.45
Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge and Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5

Sponsored by:

Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge and Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5
09.45–12.00
09.45–12.00
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
09.45–10.00
09.45–10.00

Welcome Remarks
Sharon Nakama, CEO, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener
Anthony Rossabi, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council, and EVP & Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint, USA

10.00–10.30
10.00–10.30

Telecom operators have been diligently providing communication infrastructure for decades all around the world. Meanwhile they face both challenge and opportunity to deploy increasingly sophisticated connectivity to accommodate current and future needs of consumers and enterprises globally. To provide all digital, software-defined and virtualized networks, data centers, and applications access for example, means operators need to transform its business model to become a successful provider. What are the strategies for successful future telecom operators given the challenges to its business models, the need for different eco-systems, and increasingly competitive global, regional and national markets? In terms of both infrastructure and services evolution, what must operators do to remain as the cornerstone to connecting worlds?

Introducer:

  • Anthony Rossabi, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint, USA

Presenter:

10.30–11.20
10.30–11.20

Juliana Rotich is the Co-founder of BRCK, an innovative technology designed to help people in Africa connect to the internet anywhere, even if there’s no electricity nearby. Through her work with Ushahidi, where she used crowdsourced data to provide crisis reporting information in various communities, Juliana recognized that communities in developing countries where connectivity might be harder to come by still needed the same level of internet access that many of us take for granted in North America. Then, she created something that directly addressed that need. In this talk, she explores how leveraging new platforms to create increased connectivity around the globe isn’t just good business strategy – it can also have an enormously beneficial impact on the lives of individuals and the communities where they live and work.

Introducer:

Presenter:

  • Juliana Rotich, Tech Entrepreneur, Strategic Advisor, and Co-Founder, BRCK, Kenya
11.20–12.00
11.20–12.00

Global industry CEOs will address trends driving fiber demand, datacenter demand, and the influence of cloud computing, SaaS, artificial intelligence, IoT, and 5G on network and IT architectures. What are the timelines for each of these technologies, and how do they affect your current and future strategies?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Bill Barney, Chairman & CEO, Global Cloud Xchange, and CEO & Board Director, Reliance Communications, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Carl Grivner, CEO, Colt Technology Services, United Kingdom
  • Steve Smith, CEO & President, Equinix, USA
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00

12.00–13.15
12.00–13.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5

Sponsored by:

Must present lunch ticket to redeem lunch in the PTC Pavilion. A ticket can be purchased at the cashier counter for USD18 each.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5
12.00–13.45
12.00–13.45
Tapa Tower, Honolulu Suite

Sponsored by:

Tapa Tower, Honolulu Suite
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Kalia Tower, Hibiscus 1 & 2

The PTC Educators' and Researchers' Lunch is a chance for anyone who is interested in research (both academic and applied) to mingle and join in the development of PTC’s research community. This is an informal gathering where you can learn about the work of other PTC attendees and explore possibilities for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Also, the PTC 2018 Young Scholars will present their research in a poster session.  All are welcome!

Kalia Tower, Hibiscus 1 & 2
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Nautilus 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

The state of play for satellite manufacturers and launch service providers is forever altered. Historically a fairly predictable industry, the current wave of innovation, shifts in demand, competition and new orbits have created both opportunities and challenges. Smallsats, constellations, payload flexibility, and electric propulsion are now core themes for a market enduring a sometimes painful transformation. Can the manufacturing community transition from a GEO-centric identity to one driven by smaller satellites, and potentially smaller profits? How will the drive to bring manufacturing costs down affect design, capabilities, timelines, and margins? Who wins and loses? And for launch providers, will intense competition drive down costs, or narrow the field of players? These and many other questions will be discussed by our luncheon panelists.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Jacques Breton, SVP, Sales & Business Development, Arianespace, Inc., France
  • Chris Johnson, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space & Missile Systems, USA
  • Johanne Lecomte, VP, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space, USA
  • Daryl Mossman, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, SSL, USA
  • Clayton Mowry, VP for Global Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin, USA
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Nautilus 1 & 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 1

2018 could be a truly pivotal year for satellite markets globally with historic levels of new capacity coming on line and new ventures reaching orbit. Experts will discuss the changes, challenges, and new opportunities facing the satellite industry and its customers drawing upon the experience and insights of a unique mix of leaders in the GSO, NGSO, and satellite customer communities.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 2

Sponsored by:

Lately, Andreesen-Horowitz and Gartner have said that we will see the end of cloud computing, that the cloud is dead, and that "the edge will eat the cloud.” Once we get past the hype, it is clear that a major architectural shift is underway, whereby an exponentially growing Internet of things, projected to have tens of billions of devices, will interoperate with private, public, hybrid, and multiclouds. What will this new architecture look like, what are the implications for network operators, and incumbent cloud and colocation players? What are the applications for this new infrastructure?

Moderator:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, USA

Panelists:

Coral 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 1

Session information available soon.

Moderator:

  • Keith Shaw, VP, Business Development EMEA, Equinix, Netherlands

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

Technological and legislative changes around the globe continue to shift the landscape of the technology and telecommunications industries. This panel will discuss the challenges presented by emerging technologies and evolving legal frameworks:

  • National Security Reviews of Transactions. Foreign investment in many countries is subject to probing national security scrutiny. How might proposed legislation to expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and the movement in Europe for the EU to conduct a review of foreign investments in Member State companies impact cross-border investment and ventures?

  • Cybersecurity. How are companies triaging and addressing growing cybersecurity risk? How does cyber-risk impact a company’s decisions to expand into new markets/lines of business or new business arrangements

  • M&A. What are the leading issues affecting M&A in the telecom/tech sector?

  • Convergence. Technological change continues to break down barriers between formerly separate industry segments. How are telecom and technology companies responding to convergence and what challenges are most significant in a changing competitive environment?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Jeff Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, USA
  • Tara Giunta, Partner, Paul Hastings, LLP, USA
  • Timothy Hewitt, Legal Director, Asia and the U.S., Colt Technologies Services, Japan
South Pacific 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 3

Session information available soon.

Moderator:

  • Rob McMahon, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Canada

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 4

Organized by:

The development of Quantum Computing and Cloud based Software distribution is rapidly evolving with new and emerging game changing possibilities designed to challenges of enterprises, institutions and end users around the world, whether it is Cyber-security to Autonomous Drive vehicles. Cloud and Colo deployments into urban hub data centers interconnected to Fog and Edge networks for the IoT, and to Edge data centers in less dense markets. With subsea fiber optic cables, real-time global access is increasing with availability of high-bandwidth, low latency, global connectivity, globally the cyber-security countermeasures are reaching new heights to combat the growing rate of Ransomware.

Moderator:

  • Peter Feldman, CEO & Principal, DataGryd Data Centers, LLC, USA

Panelists:

  • Bo Ewald, President, D-Wave Systems Inc., Canada
  • Eric Gutshall, Founder & CEO, Global Head, Asset & Capacity Sales, United Undersea Cable, USA
  • Joseph Minervini, Assistant Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), and Senior Research Engineer, Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
South Pacific 4
15.15–15.30
15.15–15.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5 and Coral & South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5 and Coral & South Pacific Lounge
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Coral 1

Will 5G be like every prior mobile generation, or is it something else? How will the business model change? What are the key revenue sources? What is the impact on networks? What happens to bandwidth? How will fixed networks be transformed? How does 5G mesh with artificial intelligence, edge computing, and Internet of things? Why is 5G a revolution? Why is it a precursor of the next generation of telecom? 

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Wing Lee, CEO, YTL Communications, Malaysia
  • J. Armand Musey, President/Founder, Summit Ridge Group, LLC, USA
  • Tricia Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, USA
  • Seiji Takagi, Director-General for International Affairs, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan
  • Jack Waters, CTO & President, Fiber Solutions, Zayo, USA
Coral 1
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Coral 2

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will impact the telecoms industry in diverse ways in coming years. It will touch internal operations through improved network management/planning, automated customer service and chatbots. It should enable new services and revenue opportunities in verticals, or by spotting patterns in operational data that yield unique insights.

Yet telcos have to work with (or around or against) the big IT and Internet players, which can invest huge sums to create proprietary AI tools and hire super-skilled staff. At the same time, users will be deploying AI “against” the telecoms industry, negotiating better deals, using least-cost-routing and managing computing tasks offline rather than via the network.

The panel session will bring together a collection of specialists to take a broad view of AI and ML from a telco perspective – and shed light on both opportunities and risks.

Moderator:

  • Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis, United Kingdom

Panelists:

  • William Meisel, President, TMA Associates, USA
  • Chris White, Head Network Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security Research Lab, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Coral 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

The satcom innovation wave is gathering steam globally. Once a conservative industry with change occurring over long cycles, the operator business is radically shifting, value chains are in a state of flux, and ground segment technology is evolving at a rapid pace. New investment, orbits, models and applications all promise to alter the satcom paradigm forever, and the broader telco community is taking notice. What then will the satcom market look like in 5 years? 10 years? Who wins and who loses in this new state of play? This interactive session will explore this question in detail and prognosticate on the landscape for satellite services in the Pacific.

Co-moderators:

Panelists:

South Pacific 1
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 2

In this session, we will be discussing how organizations are designing new methods to provide protection against DDoS attacks, using Privacy to deliver business value, and innovative ideas on data protection and overall cybersecurity.

Sagi Brody will discuss a DDoS attack detection and mitigation solution, which is built to handle attacks at the network, server, and application layers. This solution includes protection against volumetric and non-volumetric attacks, SYN flood attacks, low and slow attacks, HTTP floods, SSL-based attacks and more.

Michelle Dennedy will discuss innovative approaches to delivering business value through data protection and privacy, how privacy is taking center stage in security discussions today, and how to stay abreast of upcoming changes.

Paul Mazzucco will provide insight into how networks are evolving to deliver effective Ransomware and Disaster Recovery solutions faster and automatically, focusing less about data replication and more about network agility and automation so that failover is seamless, requiring little to no manual intervention.

Nir Kshetri will evaluate blockchain’s role in strengthening cybersecurity and protecting privacy. Since most of the data is currently stored in cloud data centershe will also compare how blockchain performs vis-vis the cloud in various aspects of security and privacy, including blockchain’s impacts on the Internet of Things security.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 3

Enterprise WANs are entering a new era, as approaches such as SD-WAN and virtualization enable unprecedented levels of cost optimization, flexibility, intelligence, and control. This session will explore reality vs. hype. Participants will be able to better understand the current level of technological and product maturity, the present state and projections of enterprise adoption, and real-world use cases that are driving adoption and their return.

Moderator:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 4

Technology and policy interact in complex and sometimes unexpected ways. In this session, researchers from the USA and Japan look at various facets of technology as a driver of policy and vice versa. Issues to be considered include the growing influence of embedded intermediaries on consumer markets, the need for new policy approaches to foster the development of OTTs, the ongoing saga and uncertain future of net neutrality,  and the role of business-government relations on cable television operators in Japan.

Moderator:

  • Gordon Gow, Associate Professor, Communication & Director, Graduate Program, Communications and Technology, University of Alberta, Canada

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
17.00–19.00
17.00–19.00
Rainbow Tower, Suite 3113

Sponsored by:

Women only; by invitation.

Rainbow Tower, Suite 3113

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Time Topic Location
05.45–08.00
05.45–08.00
The Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sponsored by:

The Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Tapa Tower, Honolulu 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Breakfast is open to all Tuesday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Tapa Tower, Honolulu 2 & 3
08.00–09.00
08.00–09.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
08.00–16.00
08.00–16.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5

The PTC Pavilion is open to the public, and can be accessed with your PTC'18 badge or by providing a business card at the Pavilion Registration booth.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5
08.00–16.30
08.00–16.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

  • A valid form of photo identification must be presented to claim registration badge and materials.
  • Materials may not be picked up for another attendee unless prearranged written authorization from the registrant is received. Submit requests to ptcreg@ptc.org.

Questions? Please check the Registration FAQ page, email ptcreg@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
Coral 2

Where do all the latest developments in AI, IoT, 5G, Cloud, and SD-everything intersect? Are they only parts of a larger if disjointed whole of incremental developments or do they constitute together a new, integrated strategic thrust?

Join a broad, open, and informal discussion in the longstanding tradition and spirit of PTC with thought leaders on what the arc of current technological and services developments may mean now and into the future. What are we creating with new capabilities including the massive build-up of data centers and ultra broadband, pervasive interconnection whether terrestrial wired and wireless, undersea, or in space? Is a new global “brain” emerging?

Panelists:

  • Todd Coleman, CEO and President, eStruxture Data Centers, USA
  • Vincent English, CEO, Megaport, Australia
  • Eric Liu, Executive Vice President, Pacific Light Data Communication, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Mark Thiele, CIO & CSO, Apcera, USA
Coral 2
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
South Pacific 1

Current state-of-the-art optical deployments already incorporate commoditized SDN-based multi-terabit transport.  What strategic innovations will characterize the next wave of changes in the global optical networks? With demand continuing to press our global long-haul infrastructure, what technologies might ignite the next wave of innovations that dramatically change global connectivity markets? Our panel of industry experts represent companies directly responsible for critical elements of our global internet infrastructure. They will share insights into developing products and strategies that could change the way we look at our long-haul optical infrastructure.

Moderator:

  • Garret Yoshimi, VP, Information Technology and CIO, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

The Pacific Islands are always in search of ways to maximize the utility of their hard won successes in attracting infrastructure investment. When it comes to telecom, shared infrastructure programs help reduce the need for capital investment, and encourage the efficient use of the operator's’ capital budgets. While voluntary programs can be successful, a regulated program overseen by the government tends to provide the maximum benefit by effectively eliminating the concept of a “strategic infrastructure asset” and to offer a foundation for developing an efficient infrastructure market separate from the operator's’ business. This session will explore the theoretical underpinnings of such an initiative, the likely business models to evolve from it, and the regulatory challenges that arise once capital tied up in infrastructure is reduced or eliminated from the carriers’ books.

Moderator:

  • Shivnesh Prasad, Director, Communications, Ministry of Communications, Government of Fiji, Fiji

Panelists:

  • Donnie Defreitas, Project Director, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PiRRC), Fiji
  • Marc Lipton, Research Director, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PiRRC), Fiji
  • Richard Keck, Co-founder, Macmillan Keck, USA
South Pacific 2
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
South Pacific 3

This panel of thought leaders will discuss cybersecurity, privacy, telecom, law, business, and Hawaii. Hawaii plays a significant role for trans-pacific communications, faces unique challenges, and is also home to experts in all of these areas. Hawaii is hale (home) to PTC, as well as this annual conference which brings together telecom industry participants from all over the world, so it is only fitting to have this panel of local experts discuss the interrelation between these important topics.

Our country now relies upon data centers and fibre, and the constant, uninterrupted transfer and access to data. Almost every person is continually tethered to data streams and cloud data, and there are continuing attacks upon our privacy and cybersecurity from cybercriminals and even businesses seeking to learn more about our habits. Individuals face daunting threats and choices. Ordinary businesses face exponentially higher risks, because of the customer data they hold, intellectual property they have created, cybercrime risks, and regulatory and legal requirements. Telecom businesses face even higher risks, storing and transmitting data on behalf of governments, businesses, and individuals that are ripe targets for nation states and cybercriminals of all stripes. All of this means business and legal responsibilities to safeguard the data, and to properly address and investigate any compromises or breaches.

No longer can business, law, cybersecurity, and privacy be siloed into separate departments and considerations. This panel of local experts will help put it together for you.

Moderator:

  • Jodi Ito, Information Security Officer, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Panelists:

  • Vincent Hoang, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, State of Hawaii, USA
  • Michael Miranda, Assistant Professor, Information Security , University of Hawaii - West Oʻahu, USA
  • David Morris, Associate, Yamamoto Caliboso, LLLC, USA
  • Luis Salaveria, Director, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, USA
South Pacific 3
08.30–09.45
08.30–09.45
Nautilus 1

This research session highlights the success and challenges of four international governments and communities who have engaged in the development of new and innovative telecommunications initiatives. From Indonesia, to South Africa and from the Philippines to China – these four independent research studies show how telecommunications have boosted competition, aided in the development of new business opportunities, and has contributed to the revolution of a nation.

Moderator:

  • Mark Chun, Director, Center for Applied Research, the Denney Academic Chair, & Associate Professor, Information Systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

Presenters:

Nautilus 1
09.45–10.00
09.45–10.00
Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge, and Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5, and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge, and Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5, and South Pacific Lounge
10.00–12.00
10.00–12.00
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
10.00–10.25
10.00–10.25

Change and disruption have become industry standards for us and we can be certain of their lasting presence in our daily lives. In the last decade, our global economy has evolved to demand unprecedented levels of connectivity we never thought possible. The result has been the emergence of entirely new and converged business models and the need to completely rethink traditional networking paradigms. What opportunities are created by the Digital Age that we can advance our collective journey for the greater good?

Introducer:

  • Bill Barney, Chairman & CEO, Global Cloud Xchange, and CEO & Board Director, Reliance Communications, Hong Kong SAR China

Presenter:

10.25–10.55
10.25–10.55

How do development goals in Japan for 5G, 8K, VR, AI, and IoT implementations for the 2020 Olympics further catalyze the information society? While ICT’s can be used for everything from peaceful movements to the battlefield even cyber-warfare, what will our experiences become as we create a civilization never before seen by mankind? What does the development of projects such as “Superhuman Sports”, as an outgrowth of technological expansion and sophistication, tell us about our future?

Introducer:

  • Masaaki Sakamaki, PTC'18 Program Committee, and Board of Directors, DOCOMO, CS, NTT, Japan

Presenter:

  • Ichiya Nakamura, Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
10.55–11.15
10.55–11.15

Continual advances in artificial intelligence technologies such as computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning, is moving the world toward a new era of “smart interconnections."

With the wide adoption of cloud services across industries, will the cloud become a de facto hub connecting all businesses? What new partnerships are needed to connect and create a symbiotic digital ecosystem where businesses can collaborate and thrive together? What are the opportunities and challenges to realizing a vision of a completely interconnected world?

Introducer:

  • Joe Zhu, CEO & Founder, Zenlayer, USA

Presenter:

  • Coby Qiu, VP, Tencent, and President, Tencent Cloud, Peoples Rep. of China
11.15–11.35
11.15–11.35

Technological innovations leading the changing delivery choices of operators’ customers and of their consumers will define the next wave of evolution for satellite operators. How dramatic will changes take place in the Asian connectivity market? Where does Asia stand amid the evolving market positioning between the NGSO constellations and GEO satellite systems, and how will the proliferation of HTS impact the traditional FSS business model? Will changes force consolidation or a closer partnership among operators? Changes in content delivery mean changes for operators, service providers, and the way consumers consume content. Has Asia cleared a path? Will the timing of 5G make satellite operators set their strategies in stone now? Looking towards the connected world, that of IoT, cloud inter-connection and large data set analytics, what broader patterns could satellite operators anticipate in the coming years for Asia?

Interviewer:

  • Timothy Logue, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space, USA

Interviewee:

  • Andrew Jordan, Executive Director, President & CEO, AsiaSat, Hong Kong SAR China
11.35–12.00
11.35–12.00

Session title and description available soon.

Introducer:

Presenter:

12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00

12.00–13.15
12.00–13.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5

Must present lunch ticket to redeem lunch in the PTC Pavilion. A ticket can be purchased at the cashier counter for USD18 each.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Nautilus 1 & 2

PTC's ICT4D special interest group lunch is open to anyone interested in economic development issues and the role that ICTs can play in furthering sustainability. Our meeting is an informal occasion to hear about the work being done in this area by PTC researchers and others. Participants have the opportunity to present "fast pitches" of their innovations, applications and concepts to address the digital divide.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Nautilus 1 & 2
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Kalia Tower, Hibiscus 1 & 2

Organized by:

By invitation only; RSVP required

Kalia Tower, Hibiscus 1 & 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 1

In this digital age of increasing volumes of content, digital media, AI, AR, and more, the digital economy will continue to drive us in many different directions. As we strive to keep up with this constant change and increased data flow, how should our respective businesses evolve? Uses continue to expand in everyday life, from curing cancer to developing autonomous vehicles and solving many of the world’s most complex challenges. How do we form the right global partnerships to handle the ever-increasing deluge of data? How do we guarantee that critical data is being securely and efficiently passed to end-users/subscribers? Join experts from across the global data center and infrastructure field who will share valuable insights and personal viewpoints regarding how demand and advances will shape our collective future.

Moderator:

  • Anthony Rossabi, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint, USA

Panelists:

Coral 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 2

This panel features an array of global carrier and content executives addressing topics such as:

  • How do you see enterprises and content providers developing their networks and infrastructure?
  • What is the strategic role for carriers in addressing the changing requirements of enterprise and content companies?
  • What will be the impact of software defined networking, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies on enterprise requirements, and how can carriers and other infrastructure providers adapt?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Najam Ahmad, Vice-President, Network Engineering, Facebook, USA
  • Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director and Chief Customer Officer, Telstra Enterprise, Australia
  • Stephen Ho, CEO, CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Richard Lukaj, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group, USA
Coral 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 1

Interconnection at the Edge is not a new thing. Networks today can understand and complete interconnection easily, but the Edge is changing, both in location and in logic. With IoT and mobile platforms moving to low latency connections with the network Edge, what does the new Edge fabric look like? Join us to hear a discussion on the New Edge Fabric:

  • Firstly, what does the new Edge fabric look like?
  • How does this relate to existing networks and their reach back into core networks?
  • Can the new Edge support new applications data and compute requirements?
  • Can the Edge fabric scale to support a new disaggregated model while maintaining good security as well as remain supportable?
  • Where IS the new Edge fabric?
  • What changes from the new Edge to the network core?
  • Who is ready for a new Edge fabric?

Moderator:

  • Tom Paseka, Lead Network Architect, Cloudflare, Inc., USA

Panelists:

South Pacific 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 2

Getting to 5G: Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue will discuss how operators and regulators must manage the co-existence of 4G and 5G networks, and the transition between generations of wireless technology. For operators, the panel will focus on Cloud-Radio Access Networks and Network Function Virtualization, and the greater operational efficiency those technologies promise. For regulators and policy advocates, the panel will explore how to manage spectrum to respond to the vastly increased data traffic 5G will bring. The evolution to 5G is pressuring regulators around the world to make more spectrum available to operators, both for terrestrial, high-altitude and satellite systems. A key consideration for competing access to new spectrum for 4G and 5G, including for new constellations of non-geosynchronous, low-earth orbiting satellite systems, will be spectral efficiency. With competing demands for spectrum, will regulators place a premium on technology efficiency, and the ability to share spectrum in the provision of 5G and other broadband technologies? Or will regulators place a premium on technologies that deliver Internet access everywhere for everyone, regardless if such access is 5G? Is dynamic spectrum access the only way to deliver ubiquitous broadband access, while ensuring efficiency? The panel will discuss these and other technical and policy challenges on the road to 5G.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 3

This session offers a diverse set of four presentations covering important topical issues related to emerging market access. Two tackle the vast, fast developing Indian telecommunications market, one addressing infrastructural issues of network interconnection (Orlowski), and the other focused on the issues raised by the government of India’s National Fiber Optical Fibre Network, with a view to increasing broadband penetration among low-income people (Chibber). If India plays a role in your future expansion plans, these are presentations not to be missed.  The third paper addresses a different issue, the telecommunications and information needs of the island and archipelago nations of Southeast Asia and the Pacific and how they can best be met through a three-dimensional approach to succeed in underserved, low penetration, low-income markets. (Patouraux). The final presentation showcases how analytics of a customer in East Timor over a month’s period provided intelligence to track certain user behavior and provide an end-to-end view of the customer experience to maximize lifetime customer value.  Separately and together the presentations contain many valuable pointers for those interested in emerging markets.  

Moderator:

  • Richard Taylor, Palmer Chair & Professor, Telecommunications Studies Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Nautilus 1

2018 Young Scholars presenting in this session discuss their research which covers policy and market dynamics surrounding the mobile industry. Maria Massaro looks at spectrum policy specifically in the EU and identifies broad lessons for other contexts. Next, Ayushi Tandon examines spectrum sharing policies and outcomes in India.  Sebastian Sigloch discusses a different level of analysis – market structure and how it affects mobile broadband affordability in the Indian market. Finally, the Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award Winner, Jenna Grzeslo will present her paper that analyzes community technology centers as tools to address the digital divide and increase social capital. 

Moderator:

  • Elizabeth Fife, Associate Professor, Technical Communications, and Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, USA

Presenters:

Nautilus 1
15.15–15.30
15.15–15.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5, and Coral & South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4 & 5, and Coral & South Pacific Lounge
16.00–18.00
16.00–18.00
TBD

Organized by: PTC Japan

This is the third time PTCJ is organizing this seminar. We have invited three Japanese innovators to present their ideas on connecting the worlds.

Presenters:

TBD
18.30–21.30
18.30–21.30
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Tapa Tower, Honolulu 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Breakfast is open to all Wednesday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Tapa Tower, Honolulu 2 & 3
08.00–11.00
08.00–11.00
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

  • A valid form of photo identification must be presented to claim registration badge and materials.
  • Materials may not be picked up for another attendee unless prearranged written authorization from the registrant is received. Submit requests to ptcreg@ptc.org.

Questions? Please check the Registration FAQ page, email ptcreg@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral Lounge
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
Mid-Pacific Conference Center
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 1

Ground systems are becoming an even more important part of satellite communications systems, as applications proliferate into new mobile and fixed niches, and new frequency bands are put into greater use for everything from Internet-of-Things applications to air, land and sea mobile applications. Traditional parabolic dishes of whatever size may soon start to share more of the market with flat-panel, phase-array systems. At the right price-point and quality, such flat-panel systems are expected to open up even more of the mobile and fixed markets to competitive satellite solutions, especially when linked to high-throughput satellites (HTS). Come hear industry leaders talk about what is underway in their markets and what they anticipate for 2018 and beyond.

Moderator:

  • Timothy Logue, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 2

This session will highlight a range of state-of-the-art research focusing on ICT innovation and policy. Participants will address factors such as the impact of China’s national broadband strategy on the digital divide, consumer behavior when using chatbots to interact with airfare aggregators, why Japanese mobile handset manufacturers left the market in the smartphone era, and factors leading to successful IPTV implementation across countries.

Moderator:

  • Jenifer Winter, Associate Professor & Graduate Chair, School of Communications, and Co-director, Pacific ICTD Collaborative, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 3

Progress toward SDN and NFV along with advances in fiber and spectrum, cloud inter-connection, IoT, and large data set analytics, point toward a future of highly sophisticated networks with many flexible and inter-operable characteristics. From the design and installation of new physical infrastructure to artificial intelligence and machine self-learning, what broader changes might we anticipate in the coming years? In the near term, as many industries eye more technological developments, what are the network needs to fully realize use concepts in transportation, energy, health, education, etc. that include everything from driverless vehicles to software-defined classrooms? What are the implications of exponentially more video, already by far the largest capacity use of networks? In the longer term, what kinds of advances might we see that might not only disrupt, but completely alter the current concept of networks themselves?

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 3
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 4

Organized by:

Technological disruption is the norm. Innovation has allowed upstarts to replace incumbents in all industries at an ever growing pace. Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, IOT, and 5G hold the key to adapting Telco networks to the digital ecosystem of the future. Creating business value while maintaining customer user experience are the key metrics to digital transformation strategy and execution. Join Red Hat’s Telco Team to learn how Communication Service Providers are leveraging open source technologies in their open telco transformation journey.

Presentation:
The Open Telco transformation from the Core to the Edge
Azhar Sayeed, Red Hat

Demostration:
The Open Telco transformation: Virtual Central Office
Hanen Garcia, Red Hat

Presenters:

  • Azhar Sayeed, Chief Architect - SDN and NFV, Red Hat, USA
  • Hanen Garcia, Global Telco Solutions Manager , Red Hat, Canada
South Pacific 4
10.15–10.30
10.15–10.30
Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge, and Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral & South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge, and Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral & South Pacific Lounge
10.30–12.00
10.30–12.00
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
Tapa Ballrooms, Tapa Tower
10.30–11.00
10.30–11.00

2017 was a robust year for equity and debt financing as well as M&A in the Communications, Infrastructure, Internet & Services sectors.

This session will examine factors that could drive digital evolution in core, edge, hosted and cloud infrastructure during 2018 and beyond across North America, Europe, AsiaPac and other regions amongst network providers, managed services providers, infrastructure players, wireless infrastructure, and other areas.

Panelists will focus on the contributions of the public & private capital markets, as well as highlight the newest participants investing across these sectors around the world.

What is the collective thinking about the trends ahead for various types of industry participants around the world from corporate leaders, industry leaders, technology practitioners, and financial professionals?

Moderator:

  • Richard Lukaj, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group, USA

Panelists:

  • Bill Fathers, Senior Operating Partner, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, USA
  • Jeff Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, USA
  • Jonathan Schildkraut, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, CyrusOne, USA
11.00–11.30
11.00–11.30

Will you recognize the coming era of communications? If mobility and the Internet transformed the industry, what happens when a confluence of multiple "general purpose technologies," each capable of spawning whole new industries, emerged all at once? If the cluster of GPTs creates a new industry, what will it look like? If value and revenue drivers go way beyond "dumb pipe," what do you need to know now, to survive the huge changes now coming?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Sureel Choksi, President and CEO, Vantage Data Centers, USA
  • Wing Lee, CEO, YTL Communications, Malaysia
11.30–12.00
11.30–12.00

The Internet has grown from a concept in 1973 to a system covering about 50% of the world's population today and, on most metrics, it has expanded by 6 to 7 decimal orders of magnitude. It is rare for any system to scale to that extent. How and why has this been possible? What elements of the Internet architecture have permitted expansion in scale and function? What might we anticipate in the next 40 years? What will replace the Internet? What properties would we like to see that it does not now exhibit? What properties does it now have that we would like to change? Eliminate? What should we be paying close attention to in the near term (next 5 years)? These and other matters will be on the table for discussion and exploration as we contemplate bringing another 3.5 billion users onto the Internet in the next decade.

Introducer:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, USA

Presenter:

  • Vinton Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, USA
12.00–13.30
12.00–13.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 4
14.45–17.30
14.45–17.30
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific 4

For all incoming and continuing Board of Governors members only.

Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific 4
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