TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections 2018



  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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    8:00 AM 
    Breakfast, Meetings, 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.


    8:30 AM 
    Welcoming Remarks

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

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    8:40 AM 
    Service Provider Innovation Review
    Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum (SPIF) meets every month, and annually reviews 100+ network-ready startups who are ready for trial deployments. In today's SPIF session, our carriers will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince the carriers to followup. This panel will give you an inside look at what fixed and wireless telcos are looking for from their early-stage vendors.

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    9:30 AM 
    Fireside Chat: Digital Transformation -> Digital Integration
    This discussion will capture some of the essence of the Telecom Council's monthly SPF Meeting (Service Provider's Forum). The monthly meeting is used to track the flow of innovations 6-24 months ahead for telcos, and to feature presentations from innovators and startups with ideas in those areas. So, in this discussion, we'll look at just a sample of a couple of hot areas for telecom innovation:

    • technology to digitize the retail experience
    • technologies that empower the mobile workforce

    Both topic areas today leverage the hot technologies of AI, robotics, automation, mobility, analytics, digital transformation.

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    10:00 AM 
    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.
    10:30 AM 
    Case Study: Swisscom & Beekeeper

    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? Swisscom and partner Beekeeper work together to improve workforce management for frontline and mobile field force staff. The solution includes a suite of unified communication apps and tools.

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    10:50 AM 
    Case Study: NTT Communications & Shoof Technologies
    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?

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    11:05 AM 
    Case Study: BT & SightCall
    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? Learn how British Telecom has improved Customer Service with interactive live video support by SightCall.

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    11:25 AM 
    Lunch, MatchMaker & Demo Tables
    Use this extended lunch to network with attendees via the TC3 MatchMaker and explore the Demo Tables.

    11:30 AM 
    TC3 MatchMaker Meetings
    Pre-arranged MatchMaker meetings will take place during TC3. Preregistered attendees will have access to the TC3 MatchMaker before the Summit to request, accept, and decline these meetings - all of which take place in the private MatchMaker meeting zone.
    12:00 PM 
    Roundtable Discussions
    Roundtable Moderators facilitate discussion around the challenges and opportunities of the following topics:
    • Roundtable Discussion on Blockchain, hosted by BT
    • Roundtable Discussion on Unlicensed and IoT: Spectrum for the Rest of Us, hosted by Kelley Drye & Warren
    • Roundtable Discussion on Network Operations, hosted by Juniper Networks
    • Roundtable Discussion on 5G, hosted by Haas School of Business
    • Roundtable Discussion on Machine Vision & Machine Learning, hosted by Intel
    1:35 PM 
    Fireside Chat: Blockchain
    Most people know now that Blockchain has uses far greater than just tracking cryptocurrency. But what are the applications of the Blockchain that make the most sense for telecom? Join us as we look at the current state of blockchain in telecoms, and what to be aware of as we move forward from concepts to deliverable applications.

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    2:05 PM 
    Case Study: Tata Communications & Instart Logic
    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? Indian telecom giant Tata Communications works with Instart Logic to get better performing customer engagement on the mobile phone. The partnership enables a web experience that is faster, better, and generates more conversions and less churn.

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    2:20 PM 
    Case Study: Globe & LotusFlare
    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? Globe is working with LotusFlare to improve the subscriber digital experience. The partnership works towards offering Globe's customers a seamless experience across platforms. Globe is working to offer "a retail store with the best staffer", but in a carrier app on the phone.
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    2:40 PM 
    ComTech Innovation Review
    Telecom Council's ComTech Forum meets every month, and annually reviews 150+ network-ready startups. In today's ComTech session, our panelists will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince the panelists to followup. This panel will give you an inside look at what fixed and wireless are looking for from their early-stage vendors.

    Moderator:
    3:30 PM 
    TX/RX Networking Break
    Use your time to meet with attendees via the TC3 MatchMaker or stop by the coffee cart, grab a snack and check out the Demo Tables.
    3:35 PM 
    TC3 MatchMaker Meetings
    Pre-arranged MatchMaker meetings will take place during TC3. Preregistered attendees will have access to the TC3 MatchMaker before the Summit to request, accept, and decline these meetings - all of which take place in the private MatchMaker meeting zone.
    5:00 PM 
    11th Annual SPIFFY Awards

    2018 SPIFFY Awards
    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:
    6:00 PM 
    Cocktail Reception

    Time to unwind. Join us for cocktails, relax…or, track down that interesting startup you heard from earlier in the day.

    7:00 PM 
    Close
    ... Until Tomorrow
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  •  
    8:00 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking, Meetings and Demo Tables
    If you haven't booked MatchMaker meetings at this time, you can start your day with breakfast and made-to-order coffee while you begin exploring the new products at the Demo Tables.
    8:00 AM 
    TC3 MatchMaker Meetings
    Pre-arranged MatchMaker meetings will take place during TC3. Preregistered attendees will have access to the TC3 MatchMaker before the Summit to request, accept, and decline these meetings - all of which take place in the private MatchMaker meeting zone.
    9:05 AM 
    Welcoming Remarks
    Chair:
    9:10 AM 
    IoT Innovation Review
    Telecom Council's IoT Forum meets every month, and annually reviews 100+ startups who are ready for market. In today's IoT session, our panelists will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince the panelists to followup.
    Moderator:
    10:00 AM 
    TX/RX Networking Break
    Check your attendee list to put the TC3 Summit to work for you. Be sure to stop by the Demo Tables to get your hands on some of the hottest new ideas in telecom.
    10:30 AM 
    Fireside Chat with Chordant
    We will hear about the Chordant IoT Platform and how it is used in the UK to create an Intelligent Transport System called oneTRANSPORT.

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    10:50 AM 
    Case Study: SoftBank & Robby Technologies

    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? SoftBank strives to be a future-forward company. In this case, we learn how they partnered with Robby, a company that offers autonomous robot delivery of food, packages, or other items.

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    11:05 AM 
    Case Study with Sprint & TBCASoft
    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? In this case, we learn how innovators can work with Sprint. And why Sprint and 11 other carriers around the world are partnering with TBCASoft, a company with a cross-carrier blockchain platform and builder of the first and leading carrier consortium specifically focused on blockchain for telecom.

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    11:20 AM 
    Fireside Chat: IoT Reality Check
    We gather a group of industry analysts to discuss the state of the IoT industry. The key elements our analysts will be trying to explain are: where IoT is working, where it doesn't work, how that will change into the future, how the ecosystem is shaping up, and whether there is any room to traditional telecom players.
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    11:50 AM 
    Lunch & Demo Tables
    Use your lunch hour to network with attendees via the TC3 MatchMaker — request meetings, or explore the Demo Tables.

    1:05 PM 
    Fireside Chat: 5G For Mobility
    5G technologies are starting to roll out, first to home broadband-replacement customers, but soon to mobile customers as well. 5G promises new capabilities to the connected car, which can translate into additional services, subscriptions, revenue opportunities, infotainment, and safety. In this panel, we'll talk about the radio considerations, the technology, some manufacturing considerations, and the novel services that will be empowered by 5G in connected vehicles.
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    1:30 PM 
    Zoox Success Story
    In this session, Zoox will share their successes in the market. Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments.

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    1:45 PM 
    Autotech Innovation Review
    Autotech Council meets every month, and annually reviews 150+ startups who are looking to build partnerships that can help them get to market. In today's Autotech session, our panelists will review 4 early-stage companies each of whom have 5 minutes to convince the panelists to followup. This panel will give you an inside look at what auto companies are looking for from their early-stage vendors.
    Moderator:
    2:50 PM 
    TC3 Wrap Up
    Our TC3 analyst will review the Summit and brainstorm some of the impacts we may see in the industry over the next year or two.
    3:00 PM 
    Last Chance Networking
    Grab a snack, mingle with attendees, exchange those last few business cards, and head to your final round of MatchMaker Meetings .
    3:00 PM 
    TC3 MatchMaker Meetings
    Pre-arranged MatchMaker Meetings will take place during TC3. Preregistered attendees will have access to the TC3 MatchMakerbefore the Summit to request, accept and decline meetings - all of which take place in the private MatchMaker Meeting zone.
    5:00 PM 
    Close
    ... Until next time.
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