Thursday, June 29, 2017

Telecom Training Week 18-22 September Bangkok

For the first time, PTC has joined two separate educational events to create “training week,” designed to acquaint mid-career telecom professionals with the skills they will need to advance their careers, as well as equip them with 5G/mobile and telecom business fundamentals.


To be held in Bangkok, from 18 September through 22 September, the training includes certificates of completion for two days of 5G training and three days of instruction on the fundamentals of the telecom business.


Taught by teams of international instructors with dozens to scores of years of experience each, training week offers an intensive but compact framework for understanding:


  • Industry economics and key trends
  • Evolution of the mobile and fixed industry segments
  • Problem-solving exercises to acquaint you with C-level challenges
  • How C-level executives approach their key business problems
  • What 5G is and what it means for the future of the telecom business


Specifically designed to acquaint up-and-coming professionals with the perspective they will need as they move up the ranks, taught by executives who have founded and run companies, and themselves “moved up the ranks” of some of the biggest firms, globally.

What you will learn:

  • The key C-level issues in telecom
  • How executives identify and approach their key business problems
  • How executives deal with competition
  • How top execs manage internal challenges
  • How the C-suite harvests legacy revenues, grows new revenue
  • How product innovation happens
  • How to navigate tough markets
  • What is the future of networks?
  • What is the future for mobile services?
  • How regulators see 5G arriving
  • How spectrum policies will change
  • How 4G becomes 5G
  • How mobile execs can “move up the stack”

...and much more.


Learn more about PTC Academy and Spectrum Futures, the two components of training week, a week of learning to equip Asia telecom professionals with what they must know to lead their businesses.



Instructors include:


REZA AREFI
Director of Spectrum Strategy
Intel Corporation
USA
DEAN BUBLEY
Founder
Disruptive Analysis
United Kingdom
ANUP CHANGAROTH
Senior Director, Business Development & Solutions (Asia Pacific)
Ciena
Singapore
WEN-CHUNG GUO
Commissioner
National Communications Commission
Taiwan
SACHIN GUPTA
Founder
New Street Capital Asia
Singapore
TAUFUIK HASAN
Commissioner
Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
Indonesia
BOB HORTON
Director and Principal
Horton Consulting
Australia
RUMI IIZUKA
Principal Researcher
Spectrum Utilization Research Division
Foundation for MultiMedia Communications (FMMC)
Japan
SANJAY KAMAT
Managing Partner
Bell Labs Consulting
USA
ANTOINE KASSIS
Managing Partner
Kurrant
Thailand
HEIKKI KOKKINEN
CEO
Fairspectrum
Finland
WING K. LEE
CEO
YTL Communications
Malaysia
RUSSELL LUNDBERG
CTO
Bangkok Beach Telecom
Thailand
TUAN ANH NGUYEN
Deputy Head, Radio Frequency Policy & Planning Division
Authority of Radio Frequency Management
Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
Vietnam
MARC OLIVIER
VP Networks & Operators, Asia & Pacific
Sigfox
Singapore
ALEX ORANGE
Director, Government Affairs, Taiwan, Southeast Asia & Pacific
Qualcomm Incorporated
Hong Kong SAR China
ALLAN RASMUSSEN
Managing Director
Yozzo Co., Ltd
Thailand
DENNY SETIAWAN
Acting Deputy Director General for Spectrum Policy and Planning
Directorate General of Resources and Standard
Ministry of Communications and IT
Indonesia
JAMES SULLIVAN
Managing Director & Head, Asia ex Japan Research
J.P. Morgan Securities Singapore Pte Ltd
Singapore
HERU SUTADI
Executive Director & Chief of Communication
Indonesia ICT Institute
Indonesia
JENNIFER WARREN
VP, Technology Policy & Regulation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
USA
DAVE WRIGHT
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards
Ruckus Wireless
USA


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Mike Alexander
Distinguished Engineer, IBM
USA
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Sean Bergin
President & Co-Founder, APTelecom
Cambodia
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Eric Handa
CEO, APTelecom
USA
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Gary Kim
Founder, Spectrum Futures
USA
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Keith Shaw
Vice President, Business Development EMEA, Equinix
Netherlands


Chris Wilson
CEO, ASEAN, TIME dotCom Berhad
Malaysia
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Herbert Xiong
Director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE Subcom
People’s Republic of China
You also will learn from some of the most-noted industry analysts and commentators in the mobile and fixed industries.




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The platform supports:

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  • Ongoing billing and lifecycle management
  • Unparalleled network global coverage
  • Rate plan flexibility
  • Scalable platform, managing over two billion network events per month
  • Single-portal view of your devices on the network
  • Web-based user interface, APIs
  • Monitor SIM behavior and other events.
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No Surprise: Organizations Using IoT Say IoT is a Top Priority

With the caveat that the findings are a bit like noting that "users of smartphones say use of smartphones is important," the Internet of things is the number one priority for 92 percent of organization executives who already use internet of things systems.

The study, conducted for the Inmarsat Research Program, and conducted by Vanson Bourne, also found that internet of things will be accompanied by changes in related areas, including machine learning (38 percent), robotics (35 percent), and 3D printing (31 percent) as underpinning “digital transformation” efforts.

The study included a survey of  500 senior respondents from across the agritech, energy production, transportation, and mining sectors, from organisations over a 1,000 employees in size, that already use IoT in some fashion.

The key findings reveal that almost all (97 per cent) respondents are experiencing, or expect to experience, significant benefits from the deployment of IoT technologies.  Improved service delivery capabilities (47 per cent), better health and safety across the organisation (46 per cent), and greater workforce productivity (45 per cent) were identified as the top three benefits to be gained from the deployment of IoT-based solutions.



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Almost half (47 percent) of respondents believe that their organisation will need to rethink their approach to data security and make heavy investments to meet IoT security requirements.

Some 45 percent cite lack of skills as a particular challenge for their organisation in deploying IoT, while 29 percent agree with the statement that connectivity issues threaten to derail their IoT deployments before they have even begun.

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Generally speaking, networking platforms and protocols tend to win out, in the market, because they get scale. When there are multiple competing platforms, it often is not the “first” or “earliest” contenders, but the later alternatives with scale that take most of the share.

Those of you with long memories might recall that was the case for computer operating systems, was the case for competing 4G platforms and arguably 3G before that. In the smartphone area, the eventual winners were not “first” on the scene.

So it comes as no surprise that analysts at Maravedis believe the mobile networks using licensed spectrum eventually will represent most of the internet of things connections, globally.

In the area of specialized networks using unlicensed spectrum, Maravedis believes Wi-SUN platforms for utility networks be quite important, as well. In the early going, platforms often compete based on the perceived value of specifications. Long term, commercial scale typically decides the issue.




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