TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections 2017



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  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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    Networking

    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast, Meetings, Networking & Demos

    If you haven't booked any TC3 Matchmaker meetings at this time, you can start your day with breakfast and made-to-order coffee while you begin exploring the 40 new products in the Demo Pavilion. If you have an exciting new technology to show off please be sure to register for the Demo Pavilion Package.


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    Main Stage

    9:00 AM  -  9:05 AM
    The Market for Telecom Innovation

    Before you jump into today's parade of innovation from startups and vendors, your matchmaker meetings, the Demo Pavilion and this evening's SPIFFY Awards Cocktail, we will set the stage so we all have a solid understanding of the current booming market for telecom innovation.

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    9:05 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Investor Forum Fast Pitches

    Telecom Council's Investor Forum meets quarterly and reviews 100+ early stage startups who need funding to take their product or service to the next level of being network-ready and carrier-grade. In today's Investor Forum session, our Investor Panel review 6 investment-ready companies each of whom has 5 minutes to convince these Corporate VCs they should followup. This panel will give you an inside look at what telecom investors are looking for and how they interact with young companies.

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    Networking

    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    TX/RX Networking Break
    Use your break to access the TC3 Matchmaker tool to request meetings, review the afternoon's Spotlight Stage technology discussions, or explore the Demo Pavilion. Members and VIPs also have access to the Lounge and are welcome to request introductions at the reception desk in the lounge.
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    Spotlight Stage

    10:00 AM  -  10:10 AM
    This Morning on the Spotlight Stage: NETWORK TRANSFORMATION
    TC3 delegates who are interested in exploring specific innovations and technical progress on Network Transformation will be participating in the fireside chats and audience-driven panel discussions taking place on the Spotlight Stage this morning.

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    10:10 AM  -  10:40 AM
    Spotlight on CORD: Transforming Operator Networks and Business Models
    Many carriers in both the telecom and cable fields are evaluating next generation architectures that look more like web scale data centers and cloud providers. With this they use SDN and NFV to transform their carrier functions into workloads that are hosted on this common infrastructure.

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    Main Stage

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Service Provider Forum Fast Pitches
    Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum (SPIF) meets every month, and annually reviews 100+ reviews 150+ network-ready startups who are ready for trial deployments. In today's SPIF session, our carriers will review 6 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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    Spotlight Stage

    10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM
    Spotlight on Microservices
    Discussion of the pros and cons of building microservice architectures.

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    11:10 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Digidextrous Retail – How to Transform your Retail Capability for 2020, 5G and beyond the IOT surge.
    The next few years will be a shakeup for Telco Retailers…will you be ready? Presenter Will Gibson identifies the imminent challenges the industry is facing, such as shifting revenue generation models, the “death of retail”, and more. But there is a way forward. Will explores how the latest Retail Management systems and integrations can help Telco’s thrive during this transition to become a leading brand that is truly connected to their customers.

    Sponsored by: Maplewave

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    Main Stage

    11:30 AM  -  11:50 AM
    M&A and Investment in CommTech

    CommTech M&A and Investment activity in terms of the total value of deals completed annually and transaction multiples that they are occurring at all-time highs. This is being driven by various dynamics in the industry but primarily it is the growing amounts of data that is available and being consumed which is resulting in the need for more bandwidth, more network infrastructure and which is allowing for increased analytics. These trends will only continue to increase as we connect more devices as part of the Internet of Things.

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    Spotlight Stage

    11:35 AM  -  11:55 AM
    Spotlight Topic Open for Sponsorship

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    Main Stage

    11:55 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Morning Review
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    Networking

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch & Demo Pavilion
    Use your lunch hour to network with attendees via the TC3 MatchMaker — request meetings, review the afternoon's Spotlight Stage technology discussions, or explore the Demo Pavilion. Members and VIPs also have access to the Lounge and are welcome to request introductions at the reception desk in the lounge.

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    Main Stage

    1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Fireside Chat: The IoT Opportunity
    Massive industry change is around the corner and traditional telcos and their traditional suppliers can either ride the wave or miss it. Which will it be? Our distinguished industry experts will give us their thoughts on what our industry needs to do to be part of the Internet of Everything. newsletter_spacer

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    Spotlight Stage

    1:10 PM  -  1:15 PM
    This Afternoon on the Spotlight Stage: WIRELESS
    TC3 delegates who are interested in exploring specific innovations and technical progress in Wireless will be participating in the fireside chats and audience-driven panel discussions taking place on the Spotlight Stage this afternoon.

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    1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM
    Spotlight on 5G
    Thinking Disruptively for 5G - As the functions in a 4G network have been virtualized, another dimension has been introduced to solving technical issues such as front haul distribution technology choices, latency and service business models. Distributed network architectures are now a possibility. Looking at the use of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, GB Ethernet transport, service level splits and roaming agreements, all present new and disruptive business opportunities for mobile operators. This keynote addresses potential solutions that allow a smooth evolution from 4G to 5G as a software upgrade whilst conforming to the appropriate 3GPP recommendations.

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    Main Stage

    1:35 PM  -  1:55 PM
    Closing the Rural Broadband Gap
    Skyler Ditchfield, CEO of California Internet, will provide an overview of his company's success in providing high-speed broadband to schools and libraries using fixed wireless services. He will describe the advantages of their 100% in house approach to engineering, design, land procurement, construction and data connectivity. Their approach offers gigabit plus speeds at a fraction of the cost of fiber with lower latency and rapid deployment across the country.

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    Spotlight Stage

    1:40 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Spotlight on Satellites
    Whether you believe that satellites will be a major player in hetnets, there are many changes in this industry where we should all pay attention.

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    Main Stage

    2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Startup Success Stories

    TC3 is all about partnerships between startups and big companies, in particular carrier connections. This panel will give us insight from growing companies that have graduated their startup phase. We’ll hear their partnering success stories, what made them successful, and challenges to avoid.

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    Spotlight Stage

    2:05 PM  -  2:25 PM
    Spotlight on Spectrum Policy
    Get an update on shifting US spectrum policy and what it means for innovation.

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    Networking

    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    TX/RX Networking Break
    Stop by the coffee cart, grab a snack, check out some new technology demos and leverage this networking time.
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    Main Stage

    3:05 PM  -  3:25 PM
    Fireside Chat: Reimagine Carrier Messaging with RCS
    RCS (Rich Communication Services) enables operators to bring a modern messaging experience to users. In addition to upgrading person-to-person messaging, RCS enables people and businesses to communicate in a much richer and more interactive way. People today expect to be able to connect with businesses anytime, from anywhere, using their phones. Join us to learn how RCS enables you to connect users to the businesses they care about, right from their default messaging app. newsletter_spacer

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    Spotlight Stage

    3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM
    Spotlight on Rural Wireless
    Rural is one of the remaining market opportunities for operators, but requires different technologies to make sense such as HetNet Gateways and SON.

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    Main Stage

    3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM
    Fireside Chat: The Importance of Innovation on Network Evolution
    Given the large-scale network investments facing the Telco community as they transform their networks and migrate to 5G, this panel will cover some of the approaches to effectively build and deploy telecom network infrastructure going forward. While there is a need to focus on the cost structure of building new networks, in order to drive new revenue streams a transformation in thinking is required to treat the network as a platform to enable innovation and facilitate growth. newsletter_spacer
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    Spotlight Stage

    3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM
    Spotlight on Last Mile for IoT
    Discussion on options low power, long range connectivity options for the Internet of Things. newsletter_spacer
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    Main Stage

    3:55 PM  -  4:40 PM
    Panel: Successful Tech Scouting Programs
    This panel of experienced technology scouts will talk about what works and what doesn't when trying to build bridges of cooperation between giant corporations and emerging companies - each with different clock speeds and different resources

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    Spotlight Stage

    4:15 PM  -  4:35 PM
    Spotlight on Radio Access
    Our experts will talk about innovations and opportunities in the Radio Access Network (RAN) including qualities of 5G spectrum, beamforming, and new services. newsletter_spacer

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    Main Stage

    4:45 PM  -  4:55 PM
    Analyst Wrap Up
    No one can be in 3 places at once, so our TC3 analysts and moderators will review the day and brainstorm some of the impacts we may see on the communication industry.

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    Spotlight Stage

    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    10th Annual SPIFFY Awards

    SPIFFY 20152017 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.



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    Networking

    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception

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

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  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    TC3 MatchMaker Meetings
    1500 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. newsletter_spacer
     

    Networking

    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast, Networking, Meetings and Demo Pavilion
    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 40 new products in the Demo Pavilion newsletter_spacer
     

    Main Stage

    9:00 AM  -  9:05 AM
    Setting the Stage: A Look Back

    Every year at TC3, fixed and wireless carriers from every corner of the world reach out to the community of entrepreneurs and innovators with lists of what they are looking for and what they hope that community will build. Before we get into their "innovation menus" today, our analyst will review what they asked for last year so we can quantify the progress the telecom industry is making.

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    Spotlight Stage

    9:00 AM  -  9:10 AM
    This Morning on the Spotlight Stage: INTERNET OF THINGS
    TC3 delegates who are interested in exploring specific innovations and technical progress in IoT will be participating in the fireside chats and audience-driven panel discussions taking place on the Spotlight Stage this morning.

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    Main Stage

    9:05 AM  -  9:20 AM
    Rogers Communications Innovation Priorities

    Rogers Communications will share their innovation roadmap for the next year, explain their innovation programs and how entrepreneurs and investors can participate, and describe how their keep their eyes and doors open for new products and services that benefit their networks and subscribers.

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    Spotlight Stage

    9:10 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Spotlight on Industrial IoT
    This session topic is around retrofitting machinery in industry today. To this point it brings into a picture that how you retrofit the world should work in a context that future proofs – e.g. industrial machines often require wire vs. wireless to avoid downtime, bringing gateways into the mix to prep data (edge computing), digitization of old world anew.

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    Main Stage

    9:20 AM  -  9:40 AM
    Case Study: Verizon Data Services & Zaloni

    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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    Spotlight Stage

    9:35 AM  -  9:55 AM
    Spotlight on IoT Security
    TONS of new cybersecurity technologies to discuss and how they can be deployed to secure the IoT. newsletter_spacer

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    Main Stage

    9:40 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Case Study: Sprint & Mobolize

    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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    Networking

    10:00 AM  -  10:30 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 Pavilion to get your hands on some of the hottest new ideas in telecom.
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    Main Stage

    10:35 AM  -  10:55 AM
    Case Study: NTT Communications & Netskope

    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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    Spotlight Stage

    10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM
    Spotlight on Fully Connected Cars
    Just like telcos, car makers need to plan years ahead. And at this moment, both are moving towards a future of autonomous, fully connected vehicles. This discussion will focus on the longer term opportunities for autonomous vehicles. newsletter_spacer

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    Main Stage

    10:55 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Fireside Chat with Bouygues Telecom

    Bouygues Telecom will share their innovation roadmap for the next year, explain their innovation programs and how entrepreneurs and investors can participate, and describe how their keep their eyes and doors open for new products and services that benefit their networks and subscribers.

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    Spotlight Stage

    11:10 AM  -  11:40 AM
    Technology Pitches
    We will hear from a few startups working in the IoT space. newsletter_spacer

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    Main Stage

    11:15 AM  -  11:35 AM
    Case Study: Tata Communications & Skyhigh 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? newsletter_spacer

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    Case Study: Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile and Mojio

    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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    Networking

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch & Demo Pavilion
    Use your lunch hour to network with attendees via the TC3 MatchMaker — request meetings, review the afternoon's Spotlight Stage technology discussions, or explore the Demo Pavilion. Members and VIPs also have access to the Lounge and are welcome to request introductions at the reception desk in the lounge.

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    Main Stage

    1:05 PM  -  1:20 PM
    Reliance Jio Infocomm Innovation Priorities

    Reliance Jio Infocomm will share their innovation roadmap for the next year, explain their innovation programs and how entrepreneurs and investors can participate, and describe how their keep their eyes and doors open for new products and services that benefit their networks and subscribers..


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    1:20 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Case Study: Nokia & Hiya

    At the beginning of 2016, Hiya teamed up with AT&T and Nokia to build the industry’s first network-based solution designed to protect consumers from unwanted robo and spam calls. By blocking calls at the network level, Hiya's spam detection services are applied to the AT&T phone experience where the call originates and halts the threat before it even reaches the device, delivering a faster, more impactful line of protection across all devices, regardless of operating system or device type. Following eight short months of product development, AT&T Call Protect launched last December, ahead of schedule. This session will dive into the many key factors that contributed to this rapid deployment including AT&T, Hiya and Nokia's unique and complementary areas of expertise operational efficiency, a shared desire for agile development and a collaborative working relationship that has led to further product development and monetization opportunities for all.

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    1:45 PM  -  2:05 PM
    Case Study: Comcast & Crius Energy

    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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    Networking

    2:05 PM  -  2:30 PM
    TX/RX Networking Break
    Check your attendee list to put the TC3 Summit to work for you.
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    Main Stage

    2:35 PM  -  2:55 PM
    Case Study: Swisscom & Mila

    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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    2:55 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Case Study: Orange & IoTium

    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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    3:15 PM  -  3:55 PM
    Panel Discussion: Working with the Telcos

    The Telecom Council works with over 50 carriers each year as they reach into the entrepreneurial community to collaborate on bringing new products and services to the consumer. This panel brings together some of the carriers who haven't spoken yet today so they can tell you what innovations they are looking for from you, what tools they have to support innovators and developers, and how you should bring your idea to them when you are network-ready.
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    3:55 PM  -  4:00 PM
    TC3 Wrap Up
    No one can be in 3 places at once, so all of our TC3 analysts will review the Summit and brainstorm some of the impacts we may see in the industry over the next year or two.
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    Networking

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Last Chance Networking
    If you don't have pre-arranged TC3 Matchmaker meetings during this time, there is still plenty of networking going on - from our member lounge and the cafe downstairs to the many sitting areas throughout the Computer History Museum and the afternoon snack area. newsletter_spacer
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