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Telco Cloud Forum pre-conference workshops announcement: Hosts include AppDirect, BCSG Huawei and Intel #telcocloud

Telco Cloud Forum 2015

Pre-conference workshops announced for the 6th Annual Telco Cloud Forum, taking place in London this April.

The Telco Cloud Forum will be opening in London in just 7 weeks. Ensure you secure your free pass today!

Pre-conference workshops are free of charge and available to telecom operators and enterprises only.

If you have already registered, don’t forget to make your selections from the four pre-conference workshops taking place on 27 April from 12.30 -18.00.

For more information click here.

For updates on the conference agenda, please click here.

Register your interest in the AppDirect pre-conference masterclass

AppDirect workshop summary:

12.30 -15.30: “Building Successful Strategies for Cloud Service Commerce”

More companies than ever before are using cloud-based software and services to power their businesses. In fact, worldwide spending on cloud services is set to grow from $47.4 billion in 2013 to $107 billion in 2017, a CAGR that is five times faster than the IT industry overall. However, launching a cloud service marketplace—and ensuring its success—can be fraught with challenges.

This three-hour workshop, hosted by Cloud Service Commerce industry leader AppDirect, will deliver valuable insights to help you plan, launch, and optimize a cloud service platform. Led by AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks, the workshop will explore:

  • Partnering with software vendors
  • Customer segmentation
  • Curating a relevant application catalog
  • Technical and sales best practices
  • Differentiating your Cloud Service offering

Learn about these topics and more from the AppDirect team that has successfully launched marketplaces with Telstra, Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, ADP, and other leading providers.
This workshop will deliver the insights and information you need to take advantage of the Cloud Service Commerce opportunity, giving you the chance to expand your cloud portfolio and increase revenue per customer while delivering the best marketplace customer experience.

Daniel Saks, co-CEO, AppDirect

Register your interest in the BCSG pre-conference masterclass

BCSG workshop summary:
16.00 -18.00: “Driving SMB cloud adoption to deliver business growth plans” 

Case studies and best practices, from a team that has spent over 10 years developing cloud service propositions for small businesses. The workshop will offer insights and experience on what it takes to drive strong cloud adoption from your small business customers and how to build long lasting relationships through ongoing engagement and support.

  • Tailoring a differentiated cloud service proposition for SMB
  • Achieving a seamless and integrated brand experience
  • Making market waves to drive customer awareness
  • Enabling GTM channels to maximise sales volumes
  • Support the customer to grow value
  • Ongoing engagement to build loyalty and lasting relationships

Tim Marsden – Director, Service Providers – BCSG

Register your interest in the Huawei pre-conference masterclass

Huawei workshop summary:
16.00 -18.00: Maximise your profits, Value add your services, Generate more revenues and Meeting your Customer’s Needs”

Discover how Huawei’s ICT capabilities can help you to maximise your profits, value add your services and generate more revenues to meet your customers’ needs. This 2.5 hour workshop, hosted by Ronald W. Raffensperger, with his vast global experiences will share the current trends of cloud technologies that brings you to see future business values.

With our Cloud experts, we will bring you through a series of topics such as:

  • Carrier DC Transformation
  • Hybrid Cloud Architecture
  • SDN
  • VDC
  • Openstack and other Cloud technologies that will impact your economic and business endeavor

Ronald Wright Raffensperger, CTO (IT Solutions), Huawei


Register your interest in the Intel pre-conference masterclass

Intel workshop summary:
12.30 -15.30: “Insights into New Approaches to Running Cloud Services”

This half day masterclass led by top industry experts from Intel will provide you with insights into new approaches to running Cloud services.

This subject specific masterclass will give you a unique opportunity to drill down into the details of cloud service provision.

Experts from intel will share their recent experience, knowledge and insights.

More information coming soon…

The Telco Cloud Team.

Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom partner on cloud services #telcocloud

Source: Business Cloud News 

Deutsche Telekom is partnering with Microsoft in a move that will see the German telco expand its device-focused activities with the firm and market Office 365 among other Microsoft cloud services to business customers.

The partnership includes a joint international marketing campaign spanning advertising, sales support and training, custom application development, and experiential activities tailored to each market where DT operates. The effort will also focus on driving demand for Lumia devices, and when it launches, Windows 10.

Niek Jan van Damme, managing director, Telekom Deutschland GmbH and member of the board of Deutsche Telekom put a BYOD spin on the revamped partnership with Microsoft: “Our successful cooperation with Microsoft which we continue to develop for years now, strengthens the position of Deutsche Telekom as the leading provider for connected life.”

“Together with Microsoft’s broad portfolio of devices, services and platforms, we reach customers who wish to switch their phone quickly and easily between professional and private use. Thus, we are able to provide a seamless user experience with benefits for both our private and our business customers,” he said.

lorian Seiche, vice president, Europe Region, Mobile Device Sales, Microsoft said: “Its trusted brand and network excellence in Germany and across key European markets will be a strong force to jointly deliver Microsoft devices and services to more consumers and businesses throughout Europe.”

Microsoft are Visionary Sponsors of the Telco Cloud Forum taking place in London on 27-29 April 2015. Join them and Speaker Miles McWilliamsHead of Global Sales IPT & CDN at Deutsche Telekom ICSS.

Registration is free of charge for telecom operators and enterprises.
Free exhibition open to all!


Telco Cloud Forum 2015 Event Brochure now available #telcocloud

The Telco Cloud Forum 2015 brochure is here! View the full speaker line-up, 70% of whom are Brand New to the agenda – bringing fresh insights and new topics to discuss!

The full agenda is now available covering all the crucial and essential topics for 2015: MODEL CLOUD, VIRTUAL CLOUD, GO TO MARKET CLOUD and SECURE CLOUD.

We are also delighted to announce our early confirmed sponsors/exhibitors and Host Operator Telefonica.

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Early Confirmed Sponsors:

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Telco Cloud 2015 brings top cloud experts from:

  • Operators such as: Telefonica, Orange Group, Hutchison Global Communications, Verizon, Telecom Italia, CenturyLink, Deutsche Telekom, BT Global Services
  • OTT such as: Google and Amazon Web Services
  • Enterprises such as: Tesco, Odeon & UCI Cinemas, ABANCA, Nordea Bank

Secure your FREE pass today and join the Only Event For Telco Cloud Providers and Their Channel Partners!



Telstra Selects AppDirect to Power its Business Apps Marketplace #cloudasia

Collaboration with Australia’s Largest Telco Enables One-Stop Shop for Millions of Small Businesses to Find, Buy and Manage Apps

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 28, 2014 – AppDirect, the cloud commerce service company, announced today a major collaboration with Telstra — the largest telecommunications and information services company in Australia with a global presence that spans 230 countries — to power the new Telstra Apps Marketplace. The Telstra Apps Marketplace provides a one-stop shop and management portal for customers to find, buy, and use today’s best business apps. The new marketplace is live today and features two applications from Box and DocuSign.

“We’re very proud to work with Telstra to continue to push the boundaries of innovation in cloud services. Telstra was the first in its market to drive cloud services for its customer base and is continuing this leadership across its large global service footprint and among its well-established network of resellers. Working with Telstra, we’ve had the opportunity to not only power its new marketplace but provide a full scope of monetization and management services that make it incredibly easy to engage and benefit from cloud services,” said Daniel Saks, co-CEO of AppDirect. “AppDirect’s vision has always been to create a world where businesses have easy access to the technology tools they need to thrive. By collaborating with Telstra, we’ve been able to bring this ideal to life for millions of Australian small and medium businesses.”

New features for customers

The AppDirect-powered Telstra Apps Marketplace will deliver new features and capabilities, including faster on-boarding and go-to-market availability for new applications, as well as real-time updates so customers have access to the most up-to-date products. By logging into the Telstra Apps Marketplace, customers can use it as a central hub to manage their apps, including Box and DocuSign, and can also easily access and browse a catalog of specifically curated business apps and related services. Box is a cloud file sharing and collaboration app that lets businesses securely share and access important business files and documents, whether it’s the latest invoice for a customer, project proposal or pitch presentation. With access to DocuSign, businesses can quickly, easily and securely collect and transact business information and sign documents anytime, right from the marketplace. Telstra will continue to onboard more business applications over the coming months and migrate apps from Telstra’s previous platform in 2015.

Will Irving, Telstra Business Group Managing Director said, “Telstra wants to help businesses be the best that they can be, moving to cloud based business and mobile apps gives them greater flexibility, enhancing the ability to work on the move and reducing administration, leaving them more time to work on what matters most – their core business. Working with innovative providers such as AppDirect, we can deliver a simple online experience for our customers that will make it easy to find and use the right apps for their business.”


Speaker Spotlight: DFW International Airport, Deutsche Telekom Group & University of Bristol #SDEnterprise

The Software Defined Enterprise World Forum is fast approaching! We wanted to give you the chance to meet just some of the key industry leaders that be discussing the hottest topics and sparking debates at the event, this September.

An insight into the Industry Leaders joining the Software Defined Enterprise World Forum 2014!

mmMichael Moritz, Lead SDDC Architect, Deutsche Telekom Group

Member of T-Systems CTO Office in Cloud & Partner Sales. Responsible for Cloud Infrastructure Architecture in T-Systems with special focus on Software Defined Datacenter (incl. SDN, NVF, SDS).

Join Michael Moritz, member of T-Systems CTO Office in Cloud & Partner Sales, and delve into the details of T-System’s architectural evolution.  Benefit from Michael’s expertise and learn from the experience he has gained whilst taking responsibility for Cloud Infrastructure Architecture in T-Systems, which has a special focus on Software Defined Datacenter (incl. SDN, NVF, SDS).

Dewayne T. WashingtonDewayne T. Washington, Business Intelligence Manager, DFW International Airport

Dewayne T. Washington is the author of “Get in the Stream: The ultimate guide to customer adoption”. He currently manages the BI practice at DFW international Airport and was formerly head of technology for national NAACP, CIO of the Dallas African American Museum and has 15+ years in IT, specializing in data warehousing and BI.

Dewayne’s session on day two will cover the following:

  •     Agile development
  •     Cloud
  •     Customer interaction
  •     Learn how to deliver value to customers quickly
  •     Avoid the pitfalls of spending 2 years and $20 million on a great solution that customers will never use

rnDr. Reza Nejabati, High Performance Networks Group, University of Bristol

Dr. Reza Nejabati is a Senior Lecturer in High Performance Networks Group, Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy at University of Bristol. He has over 15 years of academic and industrial experience in the field of telecommunication and computer science. His current area of research is in the filed of disruptive new Internet technologies with focus on application of software defined network, network virtualization, service-oriented and programmable network, cross layer network design and architecture as well as network architecture and technologies for e-science and cloud computing. He has written or co-authored over 150 peer reviewed papers and three standardisation documents.

Dr. Reza, will be speaking on day two and addressing the challenges and issues for service level programmability of high-performance network and transport functions as well as virtualising high-capacity transport network to support multitenancy.

The highly focussed session will present novel solutions based on extension to SDN technology for abstracting the technological details of the transport network infrastructure with its multitude of emerging transport and switching technologies, making it sliceable, directly accessible and controllable by network services and applications. Issues for service level programmability of highperformance networks and transport functions.

Visit to view the full speaker line-up.


Speaker Spotlight: 5 Minutes with Goran Car #TelcoCloud

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Interview: Combis

Public Cloud on Geographically-bound Markets

We have an exciting list of speakers and one of them is Goran Car, Head of Division and CTO ComCloud in Combis, a Citrix Cloud Advisor.

What are the benefits of Combis Cloud solution?

ComCloud has been developed with the help of T-HT, a Deutsche Telekom group member, we could say – from an operator for an operator. We have developed a Cloud solution specifically targeted at geographically-bound markets, offering Public Cloud solutions developed on economy of scope premises with all necessary business, technical and marketing knowledge. To succeed, we had to satisfy a whole set of requirements: technical, sales, marketing and business one.

Cost must be optimized due to lower number of potential users while full set of features and unique customer experience must be offered for a service to be competitive and successful. On top of that, a full set of “telecom-grade” integration requirements was set including real-time billing and CRM integration, Single-Sign-On customer access to all Cloud services and much more.

Taking into account operator’s budget constraints and short time to market goals, we build public cloud services that can be cheaper than those from big cloud players, and with more features than offered by other solutions and with excellent, one-stop-shop user experience, all integrated into telecom OSS/BSS.

Who are the intended users of Combis ComCloud solution?

Our solution is focused on the needs of the telecom operators.  Throughout the last few years, telecom operators are changing the focus of their business strategies to IT services and products.  Today, it’s about Cloud.

On big markets like USA you can compete and fight global Cloud players on more or less the same ground, with the same competitive weapons, but when deploying on geographically-bound markets, finding a right business case and solution for Cloud services can be a challenge.

ComCloud, as a Cloud Delivery Platform, offers all needed integration interfaces and support for business processes while keeping the cost down. As overall solution, it also includes standardized and optimized architecture for underlying infrastructure and it can scale up and down, per customer wishes.

How do you manage to respond to all the challenges of geographically-bound market?

As a one-stop-shop for all Cloud services within telecom, we use economies of scope, incorporated into design, and offer large number of services at more affordable price thus making ComCloud suitable solution for geographically-bound markets.  It took a lot of optimization, design and architecture innovation in order to reduce costs and make an affordable solution with the best possible features.

Other important characteristic of ComCloud solution is its modularity and our ability to adjust and design solution in accordance to the customers’ specific needs, including Cloud enablers and the special features for the end users.

We offered wholesale or white label possibilities to broaden market and further improve business case. Toward customer, services like Virtual Private Servers and Virtual Datacenter are offered as business packages via easy to use self-service portals. All actions from user registration, service buying and activation are done through a single, easytouse portals, offering enhanced user experience. ComCloud offers integration of other cloud services like SaaS offerings, making ComCloud real one-stop-shop for all Cloud services that one telecom can offer.

What was the reaction of telecom operators to your solution and where have you implemented your pilot projects?

Combis designed a solution to be modular and to be extendable like Lego bricks. And not just on services level but also on Cloud enablers level like SSO and Marketplace.

Flexibility and ability to build Cloud solution either by top-down or bottom-up principle are some of the most important characteristics we are able to provide to our customers. This, as well as commercial flexibility in terms of different CAPEX and OPEX models is of great importance to our customers.

Hrvatski Telekom, a member of Deutsche Telekom group is one of our publicly announced customers. We have multiple case studies published with HT, including ones from NetApp, Citrix and Microsoft.

For more information visit my lecture ‘Business Case for Deploying Public Cloud on Geographically-bound Markets’ on 29th of April at Garmisch-Partenkirchen conference room at 15:45.

Deutsche Telekom dives into multi-cloud management with NetOptimize


The German telco is preparing twin services called NetAnalyze and NetOptimize, which are geared towards companies that want to ensure CDN redundancy while optimizing performance-to-cost ratios.

Deutsche Telekom (DT) hasn’t announced this one yet, but the German communications giant is getting into the cloud multi-sourcing business. The website for two new services is already live: they’re called NetAnalyze and NetOptimize, and the focus seems to be on content delivery. (more…)

T-Mobile Austria moves call centre to the cloud

T-Mobile ImageT-Mobile Austria moves call centre to the cloud

(January 11, 2013 Written by Dawinderpal Sahota,

T-Mobile Austria, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has moved its contact centre solution to the cloud. The operator has selected Interactive Intelligence’s Customer Interaction Center (CIC) IP communications software suite to support its 500 agents across two sites. (more…)

T-Systems builds Germany’s largest datacentre

A subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom is building a datacentre the size of 30 football fields in order to help satisfy Germany’s high demand for cloud services.

T-Systems, the IT and telecommunication services arm of the operator group, will begin operations from the 150,000m2 datacentre, which will be Germany’s largest, in 2014.

Located in Saxony-Anhalt, it will be T-System’s 90th datacentre.

Together with a datacentre already running in Magdeburg, the new construction in Biere will form a “TwinCore,” –  a twin data centre which offers the highest level of data and operational security, since in the event of an incident any twin can immediately take over for the other. T-Systems is using 22 data centres of this type specifically for cloud services. (more…)

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