TC3 Carrier Connections 2019

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  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking & Demos
    Start your day with breakfast and made-to-order coffee while you begin exploring the 30 new products and companies at the Demo Tables
    9:00 AM 
    Welcome Remarks

    Before you jump into today's parade of innovation from startups and vendors, your MatchMaker meetings, and the Exhibitors, we will set the stage for what's in store for the current booming market of telecom innovation.

    Chair:
    9:05 AM 
    Carrier Keynote: The Network as a Platform for Innovation
    We said we would lead on 5G and we are. Verizon's award-winning nationwide network is a strategic advantage that allows us to attract, and boost our innovation partners. A wide-footprint, reliable network, using modern open technologies, 4G and 5G acts as a platform for startups to build on, and lifts their technologies to new heights, and that benefits our customers whether the innovation integrates closely with our network, or rides Over The Top.

    In our talk, we'll discuss how we see our network as a Platform for innovation, what VZ is investing in, how we are investing (platforms, startup programs, ventures, labs), and the importance of startups and vendor partners in VZ’s innovation roadmap.
    9:25 AM 
    ComTech Innovation Review
    Comtech ForumTelecom Council's ComTech Forum meets every month, and annually reviews 100+ network-ready startups. In this session, telcos and vendors investing in ComTech will share their innovation roadmaps, partnership opportunities, investment strategies, what they are looking for from their early-stage vendors, review some startup pitches, and introduce some of their technology partners in a case study format.
    • Innovation Strategy Updates
    • Technology Roadmap Presentations
    • Partnership Priorities
    • Startup Pitches
    • Deployment Case Studies

    Chair:
    Unpanel: The Roadmap for Telecom Networks
    As tech scouts, strategy executives, and investors in communications innovation, this panel spends a lot of time thinking about the future of communication networks - from 5G and open networks to Software-Defined Networks and the use of AI and machine learning. In this unpanel format, panelists and audience will discuss what networks will look like, and act like, in 5-10 years.
    ComTech Pitches
    Our carriers will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince them to followup.
    Chair:
    11:00 AM 
    Case Study: Tata Communications & Criterion Networks
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    Moderator:
    11:15 AM 
    Case Study: Orange & Macrometa
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    Moderator:
    11:30 AM 
    Case Study: Swisscom & ZecOps
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    Moderator:
    12:00 PM 
    Lunch, MatchMaker & Demo Tables
    Lunch on the patio, network with peers, check out the demo tables or take private meetings.
    12:00 PM 
    Private MatchMaker Meetings
    MatchMakerPre-arranged MatchMaker meetings are a the heart of TC3. Preregistered Participate delegates use the TC3 MatchMaker to request, accept, and decline 1:1 meetings all of which take place in the private MatchMaker Meeting Zone.
    12:00 PM 
    Executive Roundtable Discussions

    Executive Roundtable on Edge Compute
    A new set of time-sensitive applications and workloads are being pushed to the periphery of the network - from VR and IoT to AI. This requires a change to how services are delivered - essentially a cloud platform at the edge. Join our expert from Ericsson's Edge Gravity to talk about how the network will be changing to accommodate new content providers, service providers, topology, and applications.
    Mark Thiele, Executive Director Edge Computing at Edge Gravity by Ericsson

    Executive Roundtable on the Small Business Opportunity
    Operators are always looking for Value-Added Services to broaden revenue streams and increase loyalty. This roundtable will talk about the opportunities and gaps that operators have in serving the SMB niche. Join our expert from vCita who will share case studies and dive into the different ways to serve the SMB market at scale.
    Itzik Levy, CEO at vCita

    Executive Roundtable on the Role of Open Source in Telecom
    Waist deep in the digital evolution of communications networks, the importance of open source is becoming increasingly important to reach full benefit of the transformation. This transition means a move to two new worlds simultaneously - open source community innovation and software. Join our expert to collectively discuss how to most effectively make this transition, talk through lessons the market is learning from production deployments, uncover tactics to better function in these new environments, and dive into use cases seeing the most success. .
    Larry Baird, VP at Lumina Networks

    1:00 PM 
    Carrier Keynote: Customer-Focused Innovation
    Innovation for innovation's sake can be costly and lead to market failures, especially on the scale of nationwide networks. But when strategy and innovation teams keep their eye on the prize (hint: it's the customer!), massive investment can lead to massive success. Jason Young, SVP of Strategic Partnerships and T-Mobile US, will discuss the role of partnerships, innovation, and customer focus, and how they are the 3-legged stool that supports happy and loyal customers.
    Speaker:
    1:20 PM 
    IoT Innovation Review
    IoTForum_logo_HEX_160Telecom Council's IoT Forum meets every month, and annually reviews 100+ network-ready startups. In this session, telcos and vendors investing in IoT will share their innovation roadmaps, partnership opportunities, investment strategies, what they are looking for from their early-stage vendors, review some startup pitches, and introduce some of their technology partners in a case study format.
    • Innovation Strategy Updates
    • Technology Roadmap Presentations
    • Partnership Priorities
    • Startup Pitches
    • Deployment Case Studies

    Chair:
    Unpanel: Investing in IoT
    Our panel of IoT- focused tech scouts and partnership executives are investing in IoT and connectivity to unlock the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution. In this "unpanel discussion", the audience will lead the panelists in a discussion of connectivity, wireless technologies, IoT devices, EDGE computing, along with target markets like smart home, industry, and enterprise deployments in the field.
    IoT Pitches
    Our carriers will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince them to followup.
    Chair:
    2:55 PM 
    Case Study: Verizon Ventures & Scopeworker
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?

    Chair:
    3:10 PM 
    Case Study
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    3:30 PM 
    Private MatchMaker Meetings
    MatchMakerPre-arranged MatchMaker meetings are a the heart of TC3. Preregistered Participate delegates use the TC3 MatchMaker to request, accept, and decline 1:1 meetings all of which take place in the private MatchMaker Meeting Zone.
    3:30 PM 
    TX/RX Networking Break
    Use your break to access the TC3 MatchMaker to request meetings, review the afternoon's Spotlight Sessions, or explore the Demo Tables.
    5:00 PM 
    Close
    ... Until Tomorrow
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  •  
    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Demos, Networking
    Fuel up for Day 2 with breakfast, made-to-order coffee and discover the new technology at the Demo Tables.
    9:00 AM 
    Welcome Remarks
    Chair:
    9:05 AM 
    Service Provider Innovation Forum
    Service Provider ForumTelecom Council's Service Provider Forum meets every month, and annually reviews 100+ network-ready startups. In this session, cutting edge global telcos will share their innovation roadmaps, partnership opportunities, investment strategies, what they are looking for from their early-stage vendors, review some startup pitches, and introduce some of their technology partners in a case study format.
    • Innovation Strategy Updates
    • Technology Roadmap Presentations
    • Partnership Priorities
    • Startup Pitches
    • Deployment Case Studies

    Chair:
    Unpanel: Building the Next-Generation Service Provider
    As tech scouts and strategy executives investing in innovation, our panelists spend a lot of time thinking about how to support the subscribers of the future and new services network operators build for enterprise and consumer customers. In an unpanel discussion, panelists and audience will discuss innovations that can drive revenue growth, lower costs, or increase customer loyalty & customer satisfaction.
    SPIF Pitches
    Our carriers will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince them to followup.
    Chair:
    10:40 AM 
    Case Study: China Mobile & TigerGraph
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    Chair:
    10:55 AM 
    Case Study: Cox Communications & WTFast
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    Chair:
    11:10 AM 
    Case Study: Deutsche Telekom & WalkMe
    When a telco and a young company partner, there are many lessons to share. Why did the carrier choose this partner? Why this technology? What hurdles did they overcome and how?
    Speaker:
    Chair:
    11:30 AM 
    Innovation Showcase, Class of 2019
    The companies of this year's class were selected from over 100 applicants as those that showed most promised in changing the way we communicate and bringing their innovation to the market. We look forward to introducing these entrepreneurs to our community.

    Moderator:
    12:00 PM 
    12th Annual SPIFFY Awards
    2019 SPIFFY Telecom Council's global Service Provider (SPIF) members choose SPIFFY winners from among all startups who presented to the Telecom Council over the past year based on their innovation, market opportunity, and traction.

    • Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solution
    • The Edison Award for Innovation
    • The San Andreas Award for Disruption
    • The Zephyr Award for Best Wireless Opportunity
    • The Fred & Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier

    Moderator:
    12:30 PM 
    Executive Roundtable Discussions

    Executive Roundtable on Smart Cities
    China Mobile has deployed NB-IoT networks in many cities in China supporting a range of use cases, including smart parking, smart metering, and agricultural applications. As part of their "Big Connectivity strategy", China Mobile will also provide LTE-M connectivity. Join our expert from China Mobile to hear some of their lessons-learned from being on the cutting edge of the smart cities revolution.
    Daniel Zhao, Director at China Mobile


    Executive Roundtable on Robocalls
    “Robocalls” have been the number one consumer complaint area in telecommunications for years. The industry has responded with a wave of technological and legal approaches, most notably call analytics, blocking tools and the new “SHAKEN/STIR” call authentication. But is it enough? Can lessons from big data and AI help tackle this problem? Kelley Drye partner Steve Augustino will lead a lively discussion of how the communications industry can fix this problem.
    Steve Augustino, Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren

    Moderator:
    12:30 PM 
    Lunch, Demos & Networking
    Grab lunch, schedule a last few MatchMaker meetings and make sure you've connected with companies showcasing their technology at the Demo Tables.
    1:00 PM 
    Private MatchMaker Meetings
    MatchMakerPre-arranged MatchMaker meetings are a the heart of TC3. Preregistered Participate delegates use the TC3 MatchMaker to request, accept, and decline 1:1 meetings all of which take place in the private MatchMaker Meeting Zone.
    5:00 PM 
    Close
    ... Until next time.
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