Session Title: Exploring the Mobile Cloud Keynote and Panel
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hall 5, Auditorium 1
As individuals and enterprises become increasingly mobile, the demand for online storage, delivery and access of content and availability of services is exploding. This is a mobile cloud world, a world where one's entire life must be accessible remotely and instantly from any device of choice. In this scenario, players across the industry, including regulators, must collaborate to address the challenges of technological reliability, online privacy, user safety as well as cultural barriers. In the end, users' demand to have personal clouds, be it for entertainment or work, will pose a number of challenges for all participants in the ecosystem, including governments.
How will the mobile industry deliver a seamless service experience while dealing with this new paradigm where all our content is stored online? Where are we in terms of readiness and ability to offer reliable and affordable cloud services? And which are the biggest hurdles to overcome as these services become widely adopted worldwide?
CEOs from across the value chain will discuss the future of the mobile cloud, its requirements and drivers, and innovations we can expect to see in the coming years.
Chairman and CEO
Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent
Ren้ Obermann Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Telekom
Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
Mobile Health: Emerging Markets - Partnerships for Growth
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hall 5, room 5
The emerging economies present a challenge for mHealth equal to, but different from, the more mature health markets. Many regions lack robust health infrastructures and even basic health care provision, which presents considerable difficulties in improving locals' health. But the lack of legacy health systems and universal healthcare support may mean that the benefits of mobile health can be felt in the emerging economies much sooner than in the developed nations.
There is no one-size-fits-all model for bringing these benefits to people on the ground but it is generally agreed that partnerships will be a fundamental feature. The varied capabilities commercial, technical, regulatory, cultural - needed to deliver fully realised mHealth services means that no single player can do it on their own.
This session will consider how partnerships will work in the emerging markets to deliver successful mHealth services. It will discuss the efficacy of existing mHealth projects and consider how to build sustainable mHealth business models for low and middle income countries.
Manager, Healthcare Business Development
Moderator: Patty Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance
Manoj Kohli, CEO International & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel
Dirk Roets, CEO, GeoMed
Tim Wood, Director, Mobile Health Innovation, Grameen Foundation
Gustav Praekelt, Founder & CEO, Praekelt
Session Title: Network Infrastructure Costs in the Age of Austerity
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Time: 1:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
Location: Hall 5, room 6
Many developed telecoms markets are struggling against static or declining ARPUs, while operators in emerging markets typically serve low-ARPU customers from the start. Cutting the cost of deploying and managing infrastructure is a valuable profit enabler. However, demand on the networks is growing throughout the globe, making cost reductions harder to effect.
In today's environment of austerity, operators are rethinking business models, searching out new solutions and revisiting old ones to deliver lower-cost networks. This session highlights some of the most outstanding examples of ingenuity and shows how operators around the world can employ similar measures.
VP, Government Affairs
Moderator: Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Stephen Bowker, CTO, Aircom International
Valter D'Avino, VP & Head of Product Area Managed Services, Business Unit Global Services, Ericsson
Bob Cai, VP Wireless Marketing, Huawei
Simon Brown, CEO, ip.access
Steve Shaw, VP, Kineto Wireless
Mark Bole, CEO, Mesaplexx
Oleg Svirskiy, CTO, MTS Russia
Selina Lo, CEO, Ruckus Wireless
Rajiv Mehrotra, CEO, Shyam
Yogesh Malik, COO, Uninor
Session Title: Network Architecture Evolution
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hall 5, auditorium 2
Even in the near future, operators will need to deliver higher capacities, new services and higher QoS to the customer, while improving efficiency and lowering cost internally. For most operators, this revolution must be achieved by an evolution in their radio, aggregation and core networks.
Mobile operators have already started to deploy heterogeneous network structures combining different generations of wireless technologies, often embedded in an environment of macro-, micro- and even femto-cells. Furthermore, LTE-Advanced features, new centralised RAN and smart network architectures are currently being developed and evaluated.
As a result, many of the elements needed to deliver a flexible, intelligent network already exist or will appear in the near future. The main challenge is to do it right - to bring the pieces of the puzzle together in a way that supports an operator's financial, technical and business needs throughout the evolutionary process. This session highlights how industry leaders are working towards this and what steps should be taken.
Based upon practical experience, this session focuses on how to evolve mobile network architecture effectively. It offers delegates the chance to understand the path towards a new style of network architecture, how to take advantage of its benefits and how to avoid the dangers on the way.
Vice President of Operations, Strategy & Business Development Mobile Internet Technology Group
Moderator: Luis Jorge Romero, Chairman, ETSI
Marcus Weldon, CTO, Alcatel-Lucent
Bill Huang, GM, China Mobile Research Centre
Dr. Peter Meissner, CEO, NGMN
Sandro Dionisi, Head of Telecom Italia Labs & Chairman, NGMN
Xiaodong Zhu, CTO Western Europe, ZTE
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