CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Virtual 28th and 29th September

 CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020

Carrier Community (CC) has successfully organized its first specialized annual CC – Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 (TIS) – Rome Virtually due to the current situation with COVID-19 and global restrictions. The CC – TIS 2020 virtual event took place in September on 28th & 29th, 2020 sponsored Host Carrier – Sparkle. During these two days leading industry players came together to learn, share, shape industry and network while discussing market relevant digital transformation trends and development related with the telecom infrastructure such as Submarine, Connectivity, Security, Datacenter landscape, Internet Xchange and Wholesale Digital Transformation. The event focused predominantly on infrastructure and content, and convene more than 200+ global companies in segments such as: Data/ Capacity, Submarine, Content Providers, Technology Providers, Internet Exchanges (IX), Security, Datacenters, Cloud and other related segments. More than 600 members, partners and experts joined to accelerate innovation and agility in a hybrid world and do real business. Moreover all on-demand keynote presentations and knowledge sharing discussion panel Sessions are broadcasted and accessible over our online CC- Media Portal/ CC-Webinar.live gallery platform to join and watch. During the summit CC provided access to the online meeting, contact and messaging tool and sponsorship branding opportunities. The annual CC-TIS 2021 Summit will take place live in Rome hosted by Sparkle. Dates will be published soon. Should you want to obtain an official accreditation certificate please contact our team at [email protected] for further details. To view the post event guide and statistics, please scroll down this page.

 

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ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
REASONS TO ATTEND CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Virtual
  1. An exclusive virtual event to meet the industry players in the cloud and telco infrastructure segment
  2. Meet the peers online and network within a centralise organise CC platform and CC-Webinar.live sessions
  3. Present and showcase latest product and technological solutions
  4. Discuss latest market trends and topics during the virtual executive round table and knowledge sharing panel discussion sessions
  5. Join the cc-webinar.live panel session from anywhere around the globe and learn more about the trends from industry experts
AGENDA
Monday, September 28
10:00 - 10:15 (CET Time Zone)
Welcome Speech by Elisabetta Romano, CEO at Sparkle - CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE

10:15 - 11:30 (CET Time Zone)
Capacity / Submarine
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session – CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - Hosted Carrier - SPARKLE

Topic: How submarine cables support the digital transformation trend?
14:00 - 14:40 (CET Time Zone)
Internet Xchange
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session – CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - Lead Sponsor - IRIDEOS

Topic: Internet Exchanges and neutral colocation
15:30 - 16:30 (CET Time Zone)
Datacenter
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session – CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - Hosted Carrier - SPARKLE

Topic: Data Centers At the Forefront of the Vision of a Data-driven World
Tuesday, September 29
10:00 - 11:00 (CET Time Zone)
Security
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session – CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - Hosted Carrier - SPARKLE

Topic: Cybersecurity at the Forefront
11:40 - 12:40 (CET Time Zone)
Cloud
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session – CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - Hosted by Expereo and co-hosted by Enxoo

Topic: Cloud-Based Technology: Understanding the Fundamental Shift and What it Means to Business
VENUE
The Event is taken place virtually
SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
CEO at VSC
Biography

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Welcome Speech
Elisabetta Romano
CEO at Sparkle
Biography

Elisabetta Romano has thirty years of experience in the Telecommunications, IT and Media sector, where she has held roles with increasing amounts of responsibility. She has dealt with corporate strategies using an approach focused on sector development and transformation, in particularly challenging environments and contexts in Italy and abroad.

She began working as a Software Developer for Alcatel in 1987. In just a few years, she held various technical roles, first becoming System Engineer then Head of System Engineers; operating in Antwerp (Belgium) as well as Milan.

Following her technical experience at Alcatel, her career continued and developed at Ericsson, which she joined in 1998. In 2012, she was Head of Operations Support Systems based in Stockholm, where she developed strategies for telecommunication operators, introducing new business areas to the market. In 2015, she became Head of TV & Media, based in Santa Clara, California, where she was tasked with developing innovative solutions and services and cloud technology for TV operators and content providers in order to offer modern video experiences.

At Ericsson in 2017, she was also Head of Core Network, a department focused on the development of connectivity services, especially those related to 5G mobile broadband. She coordinated a global organisation of three thousand resources while pursuing the goal of enabling communication service providers to connect people and devices in new ways. She implemented and planned long-term strategies together with Ericsson’s board of directors in order to grow and maintain the company's leadership position.

On 1 July 2018, she joined TIM Group as Chief Technology Officer, with the responsibility of ensuring – at Group level – technological innovation and the evolution of Networks and Information Technology to support the journey towards digital transformation.

She was subsequently appointed Head of Chief Innovation & Partnership in November 2019.

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Enrico Maria Bagnasco
Chief Technology Officer at Sparkle
Biography

Enrico Bagnasco has been appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2019.

From July 2018 he has been TIM CTO’s Product & Portfolio Manager and from September 2016 he led TIM Technology Innovation with focus on 5G, network virtualization and slicing, big data analytics and cognitive computing. Prior to that, he held different management responsibilities in Telecom Italia in the areas of OSS, Service Platforms and Network engineering, including IP metro, CDN, wireline broadband access, home devices, VoIP/IMS, contact center, video platforms and IoT services.

He joined CSELT (Telecom Italia’s R&D center) in 1988 and led research and standardization activities on network management and service platforms in ETSI, ITU and TeleManagement Forum.

He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Torino.

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Daniele Mancuso
Chief Marketing Solutions & Business Development Officer at Sparkle
Biography

Daniele Mancuso became Chief Marketing Solutions & Business Development Officer for Sparkle Group in September 2019.

In the previous year, he served as Executive Vice President ICT Engineering, where he was in charge of the technological innovation, planning, engineering and development of Sparkle’s Global Network as well as of Information Technology.

From August 2016 he held the position of Director of Innovation & Engineering, in charge of the engineering and deployment of Voice, Mobile, IP and & Data Platforms as well as of Submarine Cables, ICT Security Processes & Platforms and Datacenters & Cloud Infrastructures, while leading the Network Innovation and Evolution processes.

Prior to that he was Director Architecture & Engineering.

He began his career in in 1991 in a Software House dealing with Robotics applied to Agriculture and, in 1993, he moved to Telecom Italia’s domestic Transmission department, focusing on the migration from PDH to SDH technology.

In January 2013 Daniele was appointed Director of Engineering, IT & Security of Sparkle Mediterranean & Balkan Region where, since 2001, he has been holding several positions within Engineering & Operations departments.

Daniele holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Catania.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Carlo D’Asaro Biondo
Responsible for Tim Cloud Project at TIM
Biography

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo has been Google’s EMEA President of Partnerships and Strategic Relationships until April 6th 2020.

Carlo began his career as a consultant at Macfin Management Consultants. He joins KPMG Consulting Italy in 1994 where he becomes Chief Operating Officer France in late 1998, end 1999 he is promoted President and CEO of KPMG Consulting France. Following the sale of KPMG Consulting, he joins Unisys as Vice President and MD EMEA Telecommunications and Media at the end of 2001.

In February 2004, he joins AOL Europe as Senior Vice President in charge of strategy. A few months later, he is appointed CEO of AOL France, and moves on to become President and CEO of AOL Europe in 2006 and contributes to selling Aol’s internet access activities to Telecom operators and to the creation of the services portal.

In early 2007, Carlo becomes CEO of International Operations at Lagardère Active Digital before joining Google in July 2009 where he manages operations in Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for five years. Between January 2016 and April 6th 2020, Carlo has been President Partnerships and Strategic Relationships for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google. In April 2020 Carlo joined the TIM Group to support the CEO with the TIM Cloud Project and the partnership with Google.

Born in 1965, Carlo has dual French and Italian nationality. He graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome (Italy) and lives in Paris with his wife Nathalie; they have five children. Carlo and Nathalie will now move to Milan.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Sander Barens
Chief Commercial Officer at Expereo
Biography

After joining Expereo 11 years ago and setting up the first international Expereo office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the HQ in Amsterdam as the Chief Commercial Officer. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices. Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His telecom career started in 1997 with Unisource Business Services and AT&T Unisource in Europe. Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Artur Ostrowski
Chief Commercial Officer, Enxoo
Biography

Artur has many years of general management and sales experience in an international environment predominantly within the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Enxoo, Artur worked at T-mobile as a Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the B2B market in Poland, and before that, held different positions at GTS Central Europe incl. Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Services, Head of Marketing and Head of International Wholesale.

Between 2000 and 2009, Artur spent 10 years at TeliaSonera International Carrier where he was managing regional operations for West Europe, Central & Eastern Europe as well as Asia.

In his career, Artur played instrumental roles in conducting a transformation and restructuring telecommunication operations in multiple countries and regions. Artur has also driven a number of M&A activities successfully acquiring and integrating infrastructure operators in various markets.

Artur holds a master's degree in Management from Warsaw University and later obtained an Executive MBA from Warsaw University of Technology. Artur attended a number of executive programs including those at Stanford University, IMD and London Business School.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Norman Albi
CEO at Barcelona Cable Landing Station
Biography

Telecommunications Engineer with an MBA in Business and Administration from IESE Business School with 20 years of experience working for telecommunications operators.

Chair of the ACE submarine cable Commercial Group and responsible for the development of the commercial model. For the last 5 years has been holding the CEO position at AFRIX Telecom, developing state of the art Data Communication Networks in Africa.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Vincenzo Scarlato
Marketing Director at Irideos
Biography

Coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Bernhard Pusch
Head of Global Internet Strategy at Telstra
Biography

Bernhard Pusch is Head of Global Internet Strategy at Telstra.

Based in Paris, Bernhard is responsible for developing and driving Telstra’s Internet business and peering activities globally. He joined Telstra in 2005, and prior to his current role was responsible for developing the wholesale business in Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as with European OTTs.

Bernhard has more than two decades of experience in IT and telecoms in Europe and Asia, spanning roles in sales, product management and marketing. Before joining Telstra, Bernhard was Sales Director for Global Accounts at Nortel, based in Hong Kong.

In November 2019 Bernhard was elected to serve on the supervisory board of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) for 3 years.  He is currently a member of the finance committee there supervising reporting and forecasting processes.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Roberto Pignani
Managing Director at Accenture Italia
Biography

Always worked in competitive and dynamic environments and teams: customers, business and people (as a manager) are my primary focus, career and over-achieve are my primary goals.
Solid accounting, relationship management background. Natural emphatic ability to negoziate and manage workgroup. Skill in marketing, delivery and operation complete the profile.
 

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Shirshendu Bhattacharya
Strategic Negotiator, Global Network Acquisition at Google
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Antonio Bove
Director Fixed Data Sales at SES
Biography

Antonio Bove holds the position of Director Fixed Data Sales Europe at SES Networks, a provider of global managed data services. He is responsible for solution strategy related to the Fixed Data segment.

Antonio has built up more than 20 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. His career has taken him from Globalstar, a LEO-based voice and data satellite network company to Yahsat, a broadband, broadcast and government services company operating across Middle East, Africa, Europe and Central-South West Asia through to SES, which provides broadband solutions and managed services on a global scale.

Since 2008, Antonio’s SES journey has seen him hold various project management positions within product, marketing and sales. In addition he has been a member of the management committee of SES Broadband Services until August 2014.

He holds a masters degree in Economics and Business Administration from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. In 2008, he achieved an MBA in International Business Strategy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Dean Belev
VP Services at NetIX
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Onno Bos
Sales Director at AMS-IX
Biography

AMS-IX has appointed Onno Bos as sales director. Bos comes from a strong background in sales and has previously held positions at BT, GTS and TeliaSonera.
He leaves his position as senior sales manager at Liaison Technologies for the role, and will now be responsible for managing the AMS-IX sales team and guiding the company’s partner programme.
"His experience will be instrumental in helping us to further grow on a national and international level," said Cara Mascini, CMO at AMS-IX.
Bos holds a master in law from Leiden University in the Netherlands. "I’m honoured to join a market leader that operates in such a dynamic and international world," he said.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Max Röttgermann
Sr. Product Manager IP & DDoS Defense at Deutsche Telekom AG
Biography

Max Roettgermann is responsible for the portfolio of DDoS Defense products & services for Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiaries and has worked within the IP &  Peering team since 2009.

Max was part of the European research project ETICS (Economics and Technologies for Inter-Carrier Services), which contributed to the objective "Network of the Future".

Max joined the Deutsche Telekom group in 2001 and has held various positions within the company, including Head of Order and Project Management in the trade fair and event management department. Here he took responsibility for the IT services at several leading exhibitions at Messe Düsseldorf and the annual shareholder meetings for major German stock corporations.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Serve Bunnik
Deputy Director of EU operation and Product Director at CITIC Telecom CPC
Biography

Mr. Serve Bunnik is the Product Director & Deputy Director, European Operations with CITIC Telecom CPC. With 25 years of strong experience working at National and International Service Providers. Serve is one of the well-known experts in the ICT industry. He possesses great expertise in Product Management, Business applications, and Pre-Sales.

In addition to helping enterprises overcome complex IT challenges, he has vast interest ranging from emerging technologies to corporate strategies.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Elsa Uguet
Anti-fraud and security marketing Director at Orange
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Agostino Santoni
CEO at Cisco Italy
Biography

Agostino Santoni is the General Manager for Cisco Italy. Agostino resumed the country leadership role in 2012.

Agostino joins Cisco from SAP software, maintenance and consulting-related services, where   he was Managing Director for Italy with full operational responsibility. Prior to that, Agostino was at HP Italy for several years, where he held executive positions as Vice President of their Enterprise business and Vice President of their Personal System Group.

Agostino brings a wealth of experience from 20 years in the Italian IT industry, managing P&L operations across several technology markets

Building inclusive environments in which individuals and teams feel engaged and can thrive is a key quality that characterizes Agostino’s leadership style in the large teams he has led.

Agostino Santoni is Member of:

  • The General Council of Assolombarda
  • The General Council of Anitec-Assinform
  • The Board of Directors of Confindustria Digitale
  • The Executive Committee and the General Council of Fondazione Fiera Milano
Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Paolo Spreafico
Head of Customer Engineering for Italy at Google
Biography

Paolo is heading the Cloud Customer Engineering team at Google for Italy designing and positioning Cloud based Enterprise solutions.

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Eric Boonstra
Vice President and General Manager of Data Centres at Iron Mountain
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Enrico Banfi
Deputy Vice President Sales and Marketing at ASN
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Maxim Akinin
Director International Carrier Department at PJSC Rostelecom
Biography

Maxim Akinin has more then 20 years’ on telecom experience, including 6+ years’ management roles in Systems integration business in Russia and CIS, 4+ in business and sales management in Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel. Before joining Rostelecom Maxim was managing Level 3 Communications business in Russia and CIS in Country manager role. Since June 2017 Maxim Akinin is responsible for International Carrier Business at Rostelecom.

 

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Franco Busso
Vice President Sales South Europe at Infinera
Biography

25+ years experience in telecommunication, 15 years in sales dealing with Service Providers, major enterprises and System Integrators

Telecom Event CC- Telco Infrastructure Summit 2020 - Speaker
Panellist
Andy Bax
Chief Operating Officer at Seaborn
Biography

Andy is Chief Operating Officer of Seaborn. He is responsible for leading all aspects of Seaborn’s global operations and engineering. Over the past three decades, Andy has developed and brought into operation numerous transoceanic and regional submarine cable systems connecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Andy previously served as Head of Regional Submarine Networks at Global Marine Systems, a preeminent subsea cable installation company. Prior to Global Marine, Andy was an early member of Global Crossing’s Network Team, where he brought into service all of Global Crossing’s submarine networks, and he led engineering and implementation of network upgrades and provisioning of customer circuits on the global submarine network. He also led planning, construction, and operation of Global Crossing’s global NOC

Andy began his submarine telecom career with FLAG (FEA Submarine System), where he was responsible for the successful commissioning and bringing into service of all 15 segments of the Europe to Asia submarine system and for the centralized management of the entire system from the FNOC in Fujairah, UAE.

Most recently, Andy led the project management for a new 1,240 km submarine fiber optic cable system linking Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.

Andy served in the Royal Air Force where he received a degree in Electronic Engineering and Aerospace Studies, and thereafter entered the telecom industry with NYNEX in the UK.

 

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EXHIBITORS
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Sparkle is a leading global telecommunication service provider, offering a complete range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile and Voice solutions designed to meet the ever changing needs of Fixed and Mobile Operators, ISPs, OTTs, Media & Content Players, Application Service Providers and Multinational Corporations (MNCs).

As the international service provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia S.p.A, Sparkle has been established on January 1, 2003 with the objective of developing and consolidating TIM Group's global solutions business.

With a history of experience and know-how in a multitude of markets, we own and manage a global and technologically advanced proprietary network of about 560.000 km of fiber which include three major regional systems in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas as well as an extensive ownership in major international submarine cables.

With an international workforce distributed worldwide, Sparkle can count on a direct presence in 37 countries and commercial coverage on a global scale.

Through a global portfolio of services, a state-of-the-art global network, advanced OSS, BSS and customer care capabilities, we are able to fulfill our mission of providing customers with the best cost and top performance customized solutions in the international telecommunications market.

With a truly global dimension and a local outlook, we stay close to our customers to understand their needs and ensure they receive the very best care.

Sparkle. The world’s communication platform. For more information, please visit our websites: www.tisparkle.com and www.world.tisparkle.com

 

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IRIDEOS is the new Italian ICT hub providing enterprises, OTTs and carriers with cloud, ultra-wide bandwidth and colocation services. IRIDEOS technological platform leverages on relevant proprietary assets: a fiber optic network of 30.000 km along motorways and the Adriatic backbone running up to 400 Giga, 14 datacenters in Milan, Rome, Trento and Verona, Avalon Campus the largest Italian private Internet hub, hosting 155 operators. IRIDEOS aggregates the assets and expertise of six Italian B2B companies including Infracom, Enter and Clouditalia.

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We offer you a simple platform for connecting applications and services around the world. Over the last 20 years, we have been trusted to deliver one customer experience, enabling customers to be successful and accelerate business growth globally.
With an extensive portfolio of international Voice, Data and IP solutions, we aim to meet the needs of both fixed and mobile operators. Through these services, we offer you a platform for growing reach, revenue and reputation around the globe. https://www.wis.one/our-company/our-business/




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