TC3: Telecom Council Carrier Connections



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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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    Spotlight Stage

    9:00 AM  -  9:10 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. newsletter_spacer
     

    Main Stage

    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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    Spotlight Stage

    9:10 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Spotlight on Network Analytics
    Discussion of innovation in analytics and AI and how they can transform networks and services. newsletter_spacer
    9:35 AM  -  9:55 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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    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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    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

    10:35 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
    Spotlight on SDWAN
    Software-Defined networking is the product of many new technologies and this discussion will touch on a few of them.

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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 on Retail Transformation: Case Studies in Evolving Retail for Operators
    Sponsored by: Maplewave Transformation is not limited to network operations. Global operators also have to update retail operations to accommodate new products, services, distribution, and business models while defending core revenue streams. These case studies will detail how some operators are transforming retail and the opportunities available from evolving with the industry and subscribers.
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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  -  1:20 PM
    Fireside Chat: Telecom Infrastructure Project
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    Spotlight Stage

    1:00 PM  -  1:05 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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    1:05 PM  -  1:25 PM
    Spotlight on 5G
    Sponsored by Mavenir
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    Main Stage

    1:25 PM  -  1:45 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

    1:30 PM  -  1:50 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. newsletter_spacer
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    Main Stage

    1:50 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

    1:55 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Spotlight on Spectrum Policy
    Get an update on shifting US spectrum policy and what it means for innovation. newsletter_spacer
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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  -  3:35 PM
    Fireside Chat:
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    Spotlight Stage

    3:05 PM  -  3:25 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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    3:30 PM  -  4:00 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

    3:40 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Fireside Chat:
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    4:05 PM  -  4:50 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

    4:05 PM  -  4:25 PM
    Spotlight on Wireless Backhaul
    Yes, the industry is still trying to solve the backhaul problem, but there are more options… newsletter_spacer
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    Main Stage

    4:50 PM  -  5:00 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  -  9:10 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
    Telco Innovation Priorities

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.


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    Spotlight Stage

    9:10 AM  -  9:40 AM
    Spotlight on Industrial IoT
    Clearly the biggest and most urgent opportunity for IoT is connecting all of the existing machinery that can see efficiency, uptime, and productivity gains from going online. newsletter_spacer
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    Main Stage

    9:20 AM  -  9:40 AM
    Case Study: du - Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company & Zaloni

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year - to market their innovation programs to the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.
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    9:40 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Case Study: Sprint & Mobolize

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year - to market their innovation programs to the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.


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    Spotlight Stage

    9:40 AM  -  10:00 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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    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 & Partner

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.


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    Spotlight Stage

    10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM
    Spotlight on Connected Car
    This discussion, with a carmaker, an automotive vendor, and an investor will focus on the near term opportunities for connect car services. newsletter_spacer

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    Main Stage

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

    Hear from Bouygues Telecom about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.

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    Spotlight Stage

    11:10 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Spotlight on Managed IoT Services
    Who will manage the IoT? This discussion will work through the pros and cons of today's options and brainstorm the future of managed IoT. newsletter_spacer
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    Main Stage

    11:15 AM  -  11:35 AM
    Case Study: Rogers & Partner

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.
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    11:35 AM  -  11:55 AM
    Case Study: Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile and Mojio

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.

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    Spotlight Stage

    11:35 AM  -  11:55 AM
    Spotlight on TBD
    Spotlight Sponsor Opportunity. Topic reserved for sponsor. newsletter_spacer

     

    Networking

    12:05 PM  -  1:05 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  -  1:25 PM
    Telco Innovation Priorities

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.


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    1:25 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Telco Innovation Priorities

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.


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    1:45 PM  -  2:05 PM
    Case Study: Comcast & CriusEnergy

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.
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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

    2:30 PM  -  2:50 PM
    Case Study: Swisscom & Mila

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.
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    2:50 PM  -  3:10 PM
    Case Study: Orange & IoTium

    Hear from global carriers about their external innovation focuses for the next year. Carriers present to market their innovation programs throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to open the door to new products and services that will benefit their networks and subscribers.


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    3:10 PM  -  3:50 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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    3:50 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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