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Less than 3 weeks to go until the Telco Cloud World Forum North America #telcocloud

With only 3 weeks to go until the Telco Cloud World Forum North America  there is still time for you to secure your place!

This event is free for carriers and enterprises. If you do fall into this criteria and still would like the opportunity to meet with senior decision makers from leading carriers, we would be delighted to welcome you to the event; you can register your place online here.

For a refresh about the event and to view the most recent agenda please click here.

Pre-event networking

Next Week! Network with fellow attendees prior to the event with our online networking tool. Available to speakers, sponsors and delegates, this is a fantastic way to initiate introductions, network and set up meetings with participants prior to the event. In addition, post event materials such as speaker presentations will also be available!
  
Interested in joining us?
  
Online: www.northamerica.cloudworldseries.com/register
Call: +44 (0) 20 7017 5529
Email: registrations@cloudworldseries.com

Interested in networking?

Are you a Cloud vendor/solution provider looking to share your expertise with our audience? We have a limited number of opportunities remaining to join our bespoke networking events and present your solutions.

For further information, please contact: Matt Williamson, Business Development Manager | +44 (0) 20 7017 5450 | matt@cloudworldseries.com

Ready to scroll through the speaker line-up? – let’s go!

Andy, McInturff, Business Development Director – BT Compute, BT Global Services
David Strom, Analyst, Gigaom
Dennis Bennett, Global Enterprise Account Executive, AT&T
Jack Weixel, Head of Service Provider Markets, Google
James Davis, Senior Analyst – Networks & Media, 451 Research
Jared Alfson, Health IT Engineer, Rural Health Telecom
Jon Summers, SVP of Growth Platforms, AT&T
Kent Landry, Senior Solutions Consultant for Managed Services and Cloud, Windstream
Kevin Burke, General Manager, International, BCSG
Mike, Tighe, Executive Director Data Services, Comcast Business
Mike, Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Services, Ovum
Paul Congdon, Chair of the Wireless and Mobile Working Group, ONF
Raul Mangalindan, Senior Audit Manager, Bell Canada
Richard Dufty, VP of Worldwide Sales and Strategic Partnerships, AppDirect
Steve Augustino, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Steve Scarlett, Head of Technology, NFV and SDN, NSN
Toby Ford, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Operations, Strategic Realization, AT&T & Board of Directors, OpenStack Foundation, AT&T
Tom Platt, Commercial Director, BCSG
Adi Mendel, VP Product Management & Marketing, Allot Communications
Arun Rajagopal, Technology Strategy & Architecture Manager, Sprint
Brett Brock, Voice Systems Engineer, Cox Communications
Brian Joe, Manager – Content Planning & Strategy, Verizon
Chris King, Senior Director Product Marketing – Networks & Analytics, Oracle
Chris Liou, Vice President of Network Strategy, Infinera
Donald Keeler, SVP Business Devlopment, Hitachi CTA
Geng Lin, CTO – Corporate Networks, Google
Julius Francis, Director of Product Management – Cloud Applications, BTI Systems
Marian Croak, SVP Domain 2.0 & Advanced Services Deployment, AT&T
Maurizio De Paola, Senior Project Manager – Control Layer Innovation, Telecom Italia
Mike Capuano, Vice President Marketing, Infinera
Mitch Auster, Senior Director Market Development, Ciena
Monica Paolini, Founder and President, Senza Fili Consulting
Ning So, Head of Network Architecture & Mobile Broadband Services, Tata Communications
Omar Baldonado, Manager – Infrastructure Software Engineering, Facebook
Patrick Lopez, Founder & CEO, Core Analysis
Paul Parker-Johnson, Practise Lead – Cloud & Virtual Systems Infrastructure, ACG Research
Shazia Hasnie, Senior Director Network Architecture & Planning, MegaPath
Sriram Natarajan, Senior Researcher, Deutsche Telekom Labs
Stanley Aiyanyor Ogbeide, Senior Network Engineer, iConnect South Africa
Tony Fallows, CEO, Aria Networks
Vijai Karthigesu, Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Dynamics
Vinay Bannai, SDN Architect, eBay
Chris Towery, Manager, High Data Rate Submarine and Terrestrial Fiber, Corning Optical Communications
David Jameson, Sr Product Manager of EMS/NMS Product Lines, Fujitsu
Dhananjay Sampath, Senior Research Scientist, Deutsche Telekom Labs
Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director- Network Architecture, Cox Communications
Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst Optical Infrastructure, Current Analysis
Rob Adams, VP of Product Management, Transmode
Anuradha Udunuwara, Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom
Bert Buescher, Director of Technical Sales, North America, Coriant
David Plant, Professor, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
Dr. Tiejun Xia, System Architect/DMTS, Verizon
Fady Masoud, VP Product and Technical Marketing, Ciena
Gilles Garcia, Director Wired Communication Business Unit, Xilinx
Glenn Wellbrock, Director of Backbone Network Architecture, Verizon
Jimmy Yu, VP of Optical Transport Market Research, Dell’Oro Group
Jon Baldry, Technical Marketing Director/ WDM PON Forum Board Member, Transmode/WDM PON
Mark Lloyd Jones, VP Product Solutions, Xtera
Masahito Tomizawa, Executive Manager, NTT Network Innovation Labs
Mattias Fridstrom, VP & Head of Technology, Teliasonera International Carrier
Mehmet Toy, Distinguished Engineer, Comcast Cable
Michael Freiberger, Senior Network Planner, Verizon
Michael McGarry, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Texas at El Paso
Michael Sabelhaus, Principal, Optical Planning and Marketing, Fujitsu
Michael Strickland, SVP Engineering and Technology, Spread Networks
Nilson Machado, Transport Network-Planning, TIM Brazil
Philippe Perrier, SVP of Product Line Management, Xtera
Rafael Martins, Optical Engineer, Telefonica VIVO Brazil
Roderick Dottin, Project Manager- Fiber & Collocation, Orange
Saurabh Patil, Long-haul Optical Transport Design Engineer, Cox Communications
Steve Pelosi, Head of Optical Business Unit, Fujitsu
Stuart Benington, Director of Cloud & SDN Business Unit, Coriant
Vinay, Rathore, Sr. Director Solutions Marketing, Infinera
Vladimir, Kozlov, Founder & CEO, LightCounting
Weidong, Zhou, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Nanophotonics Lab (NPLAB), University of Texas Arlington

More specifically, speakers will discuss:

AT&T will address the challenges on building brand equity with enterprise IT buyers
Opencast will cast lights on if and where there is room for telco’s to become CSPs
Comcast will provide valuable advice on formulating specialised services and coherent sales strategies
BT Global Services will discuss the key role of the CIO in elevating the importance of the IT department and their role in building company strategy
Nokia Networks will identify methods to harness the power of NFV technology
Google will assist carriers to leverage their existing infrastructure and capabilities
Bell Canada will showcase how to drive enterprise mobility and BYOD in the next generation enterprise
Leading analysts from 451 Research and Windstream will elaborate on successful strategies for telcos to strengthen their position in the cloud market
Kelley Drye & Warren will outline the certification requirements of supplying cloud services to government organisations
BCSG will advise on how to better understand and respond to the needs of your small business customers
AppDirect will explain how to enable and monetize the changing ICT landscape with cloud service brokerage

For more information and to view the event agenda click here.

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*We respect the right of any company to class themselves as a carrier/mobile network operator or enterprise end user customer or prospective customer, but free places are awarded at Informa Telecoms & Media’s discretion.

Interview with Sri Lanka Telecom on Cloud Computing

Jeff BlattRead the full interview with Jeffrey Blatt, Executive Board Director at Sri Lanka Telecom:

–   What is the role of telecom operators in the Cloud Computing ecosystem?

Response:  Telecom operators are uniquely positioned to play a key role in the cloud computing ecosystem by owning and operating cloud server farms to provide services. Customers include enterprise, government and intra-group company users, as well as start ups desiring to provide Software as a Service and Software as a Platform services. It would be expected that local/regional telecom operators may both work with and compete with established cloud providers, such as Amazon and/or form local joint ventures.

  –  What are the biggest challenges Cloud Computing is faced with in the immediate future?

Response: There are a variety of challenges and opportunities for cloud based providers in the immediate future. For U.S. based providers, the disclosures by Eric Snowden and others exposing the U.S. government’s surveillance activities and the ability of the government to compel cloud operators (e.g. iCloud, Google, Hotmail, Facebook) to divulge customers’ personal information is resulting in a backlash for non U.S. based customers to affirmatively select non U.S. based cloud providers. Unless and until the U.S. Congress takes action to protect the privacy of customer data from warrantless and excessive government intrusion, I would expect  customers who are sensitive to these issues to select non U.S. based email and cloud providers.  This is creating an opportunity for non U.S. based cloud providers to gain and retain new customers (both corporate and individual). In addition, given the privacy concerns relating to personal data stored in cloud servers, an opportunity exists for those cloud providers who support strong encryption of customer data but do not hold the keys,  such that any legal requirement to turn over customer data would result only in the divulging encrypted data. In addition to the issue of security, as competition increases, cloud based services will likely be under pressure to provide customers with better service level performance guarantees and also to have more realistic liability caps in contracts with customers. At the present time, liability limits are set extremely low and do not adequately cover potential direct losses of an enterprise customer in the event of a failure of cloud services.

  –  What is the current offer of Sri Lanka Telecom with regards to Cloud Computing?

Response: Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) currently provides end-to-end cloud solutions that include a complete suite of offerings across infrastructure, platform and applications services. SLT offers Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to corporate and government customers. A key target customer base for SLT is Sri Lanka government agencies and government cloud user tools include Application Integration, User Portal and Reporting/Analytics. Current government applications include call center services, E- Learning services, automated billing systems, electronic visa systems, customer relationship planning and business continuity.

–  What are the future plans of Sri Lanka Telecom in the Cloud arena?

Respnse: Sri Lanka Telecom intends to expand its cloud service offerings with a focus on government and corporate enterprise customers. In addition, SLT plans on providing intra-group company cloud services, between, for example its parent and subsidiary companies for business continuity and data center operations.

Jeffrey Blatt, Executive Board Director at Sri Lanka Telecom will be speaking on day two: Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 14.40 on No Clouds in sight: Cloud security in a telco context. Click here to find out more.

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