CC- DataCloud Summit 2021 - Berlin 2nd & 3rd September

 CC- DataCloud Summit 2021

Carrier Community (CC) looks forward to hosting its annual Data Cloud Summit 2021 in Berlin from 2-3 September, 2021 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel.

Despite the fact that disruptive technologies, such as: Cloud, Edge Computing and IoT drive rapid change and accelerate digital transformation across all sectors, the data centre remains at the core of telecom infrastructure. Our CC Data Cloud Summit 2021 will feature and address topics related to all the latest technologies, trends and best practices. Experts from Datacenter, Cloud, Content Providers, Cable and Internet Exchanges and other related sectors will have the opportunity to network, share knowledge and discuss how to navigate this ever-evolving industry.

CC is organizing its 4th annual CC Global Awards 2021 in Berlin on 2nd September 2021. For more information and on how to submit an entry please click here.


Current Covid-19 Policy

Should any of our events be rescheduled as a result of Covid-19, the Carrier Community team will notify members at the earliest opportunity and provide an alternative date. For more information or to register your place at any of our industry events, please email: [email protected] . Should you wish to learn more about the latest COVID-19 restrictions and travel policy to Germany, please click here LINK. Carrier Community does not take any liability for providing the latest updates on the travel and restriction policies, please check your reliable sources before booking your travel.


REASONS TO ATTEND CC- DataCloud Summit 2021 - Berlin
  1. An exclusive wholesale telecom operator and service provider event.
  2. Meet wholesale members representing regional and international telecom operators and telco and ICT ecosystem partners.
  3. Competitive entrée rates for 2 days hybrid event at EUR 590 per delegate including all areas: online meeting tool, bilateral meetings, technology exhibition, panel sessions, leisure activities, and evening networking receptions.
  4. Network with peers and eco partners in a private, relaxed and exclusive community environment.
  5. Join knowledge sharing executive panel sessions covering topics such as Datacenter, 5G, AI, Cyber Security, Digital Cloud and others.
2nd September, Thursday
12:00 - 12:30 (CET Time Zone)
Official Registration
12:30 – 13:30 (CET Time Zone)
Networking Session and Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45 (CET Time Zone)
Datacenter/ Submarine/ IX
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by NewTelco
Topic: How Datacenter and Internet Xchange Providers’ new business models can help to meet cables current and future digital demand?
15:00 - 16:45 (CET Time Zone)
Afternoon Networking Drink Reception
16:30 - 19:30 (CET Time Zone)
Networking Drink reception with CC Global Awards Ceremony and live show in Grand Ballroom (please visit the Awards 2021 page to learn more)
20:00 - 00:00 (CET Time Zone)
Official Networking Evening Drink Reception with drinks, canapés, DJ and Show at Haubentaucher - sponsored by 42com
3rd September, Friday
09:00 - 09:30 (CET Time Zone)
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
10:00 - 10:40 (CET Time Zone)
Digital Cloud
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by Expereo
Topic: Digital Transformation and building new technologies, structures and business models. Leveraging Data for Competitive Advantage. Seeking New Opportunities - Identifying business models through Data
11:15 - 12:15 (CET Time Zone)
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by DCConnect Global
Topic: The role of Datacenters in the region to meet future demand
12:30 - 13:30 (CET Time Zone)
Networking Session and Lunch Break
14:00 -14:40 (CET Time Zone)
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA CC-WEBINAR.LIVE - sponsored by China Unicom
Topic: Cybersecurity at the Forefront
15:30 - 17:00 (CET Time Zone)
Closing Networking Reception
17:00-17:30 (CET Time Zone)
Official GCCM Closure
18:00 - 21:30 (CET Time Zone)
Evening Networking Reception
Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 220000

Indulge yourself with a lavish stay in Germany at the Berlin Marriott Hotel. The newly designed rooms of the Berlin Marriott Hotel offer a modern interpretation of the Bauhaus style right in the heart of the dynamic city of Berlin. Experience residential-like comfortable guest rooms with novel platform beds as well as innovative technology in the Guest Entertainment System and amenities like energy-saving and particularly hygienic circulating air-cooling units.

Explore downtown Berlin from our well-situated hotel near Potsdamer Platz and Tiergarten park and discover the city’s many merits.


Health and Safety of our member guests is our top priority hence we will provide a safe environment taking health and safety measures strictly in line with the local government requirements to properly and conveniently accommodate our attending members and friends.


PCR Test station nearby:

Potsdamer Platz: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin (8 min walk from Marriott Hotel)


Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Berlin 10785, Germany
+49 30 220000

Corporate rates (including VAT, breakfast, and wifi access):

Single room: 220 EUR*

* available only for bookings completed by 03.08.2021. After this date rooms are subject to availability and hotel standard rates.

Reservation Information and Method

Guests to make their reservations directly with the hotel’s reservation department through the telephone number 00493020006300 or through toll-free number 00498001854422. Guests to simply quote Carrier Community at the time of reservation to book the preferred rate.

Kindly note: The above rate applies on the dates of the event. For any other dates you need to contact the hotel.


Suggested Hotels nearby:

  • The Mandala Hotel ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Grand Hyatt Berlin ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Regent Berlin ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Motel One – visit the hotel website
Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Erik van Stokkom
Ambassador at CC & CCO at GTC

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- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Birgit Schönborn
CEO at Beginit

Mrs. Schönborn studied Computer Science at the Berlin Technical University and worked as a businesswoman since being a student. She founded and raised an IT-Consulting Company in 1994, a town-planning and smart city company in 1999 and an innovation and digital transformation consultancy in 2012. 

After working with the newest technology trends for over 25 years, now Mrs. Schönborns focus is on empowering the  digital readiness. She works as a consultant for the Management to find new Business Models and empower the employees for the change process. She leads towards a new vision, sets up the Digital Office and she is one of the few experts that train the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in leading the digital transformation. Mrs Schoönborn loves to think different, out-of-the-box, unconventional and lateral to find new insights and solutions for processes and the way people collaborate. easily, agile and successful.


Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Charmond Tsang
General Manager at DCConnect Global Limited

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Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Bernhard Pusch
Head of Global Internet Strategy at Telstra

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- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Kavin Wong
Managing Director/Co-Founder at DC1st Pte Ltd

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Mohammed El-Khayat
Deputy GM - Customer Experience & Digital Transformation at Nissan Motor Corporation

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Srinivasa Rao
Head - SEA Sales at BDx Data Centers

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Sander Barens
Chief Commercial Officer at Expereo

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- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Igor Skutsenya
Fraud Management System Project Manager and RCS Team Leader at Lanck Telecom

Igor Skutsenya has 6 years of experience in the telecom industry, being a member of the LANCK team since 2017. He is involved in revenue assurance & anti-fraud projects, value-added services, management and business development sectors, and presents LANCK Telecom global anti-fraud initiatives in GSMA, CFCA, GCCM and other mobile associations & events.

In LANCK Telecom Igor works as a Fraud Management System project manager and Rich Communication Services team leader.

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Krzysztof Zych
CEO at Enxoo

Krzysztof Zych, business transformation expert with over 25 years of experience in helping businesses to achieve ambitious goals with technology-led changes.  Founder and CEO of Enxoo - one of the fastest-growing independent Salesforce partners, specialized in the communications industry.

Prior to founding Enxoo, Krzysztof was CIO of GTS Central Europe responsible for business transformation and new, unified B/OSS architecture design and implementation with the largest Salesforce deployment in CEE at that time.

In the past, he created a CRM team in (today part of ATOS) and managed a number of transformation projects for well-recognized brands like Orange Poland, Credit Agricole Leasing, Wana/Invi in Morocco, GTS Central Europe.

As a trusted expert to telecom service providers, he works closely with C-level executives to define and develop a holistic, strategic approach to digital transformation.

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Max Röttgermann
Sr. Product Manager IP & DDoS Defense at Deutsche Telekom AG

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- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Sami Said
Security Executive Director at Tunisie Telecom

With over 27 years of managerial experience in different telecommunication fields, including six years as Security Executive Director - Chief Information Security Officer, and 6 years as Internal Audit Executive Director, Sami has extensive knowledge of information security, Telecom Fraud & Security, Cloud and multi-cloud Security, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Internal Control. As Telecom Engineer, Sami has also good expertise of telecommunication technologies and trends. He was Mobile Operation & Maintenance Director with Tunisie Telecom and supervised as Regional Director the infrastructure development for both fixed and mobile networks in three Tunisian departments.  Additionally, Sami is an expert assistant at the Tunisian University where he teaches Management Information Systems and Information Security. He holds an MBA of Paris Dauphine University-France and two Telecom Engineering diplomas of SUPCOM Tunisia.

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Florin Neamtu
Security Head at iBasis

coming soon

Telecom Event CC- DataCloud Summit 2021  - Speaker
Jürgen Lange
Wholesale Manager Germany at GlobalConnect

coming soon

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China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG connects the Asia Pacific region and the world, and extended its presence in emerging markets such as Africa and the Middle East. CTG provides customized and cost-effective integrated communications solutions and diversified telecom services to cater to customers' needs. Its services include internet direct access, internet transit, data services, broadband, unified communications, internet data center, cloud computing, ICT services, fixed and mobile voice and value added services, professional services and industry solutions, telecom operation consultancy and service outsourcing.
For more information, please visit


China Unicom Global Limited ("CUG") is a wholly owned subsidiary of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited. CUG is headquartered in Hong Kong. With 31 worldwide subsidiaries and offices, and 112 overseas Point-of-Presences (PoPs) in 70 countries/regions, CUG endeavors on global business development, operation and servicing outside Mainland China. Leveraging on China Unicom’s extensive global network coverage, CUG offers reliable end-to-end global integrated telecommunication services and solutions, including global connectivity services, global internet access, ICT services, cloud, internet of things (IoT), video conferencing, unified communications, content and security services, and provides personal customers with premium voice and mobility services.



Expereo is a provider of managed Internet network services, SD-WAN and Cloud Connectivity optimisation solutions. Expereo’s portfolio provides Global Internet Connectivity (GIaaS), Global Cloud Acceleration (XCA), SD-WAN Managed Services, Security and Xpertise – global professional, managed and field services for network connectivity solutions. With an unmatched global reach, Expereo powers 12,000 enterprise and government sites in 190+ countries, helping customers improve productivity and empowering their networks and cloud services with the agility, flexibility and value of the Internet, with optimal performance.


Sparkle is a leading global service provider offering a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice solutions designed to meet the fast-changing needs of Enterprises, ISPs, OTTs, Media & Content Players, ASPs and Carriers. 

Thanks to a state-of-the-art global backbone of over 600,000 kms of fibre and through an extensive worldwide commercial presence distributed over 33 countries, Sparkle ranks #6 for IP globally and is among the top players for international voice traffic.

Through a rich portfolio of services, a cutting edge network based on the latest technologies, a globally distributed sales force and advanced customer care capabilities, Sparkle is able to fulfil its mission of providing customers with top-performing and tailored solutions worldwide.

Enriched by its cultural variety and diversity, Sparkle is always committed to excellent relationships with all its stakeholders and operates with constant attention to maintain a safe environment where Partners, Customers, Suppliers and Employees can live and work better.

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



iBASIS is the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide to perform and transform. Powered by Tofane Global, iBASIS is the first independent communications specialist, ranking second largest global wholesale voice operator and Top 3 LTE IPX vendor with 700+ LTE destinations. iBASIS today serves 1,000+ customers across 18 offices worldwide.

After Tofane’s acquisition of the Altice Europe N.V. international voice carrier business in France, Portugal and the Dominican Republic in 2018 and iBASIS in 2019, the company continues to accelerate its consolidation strategy with the acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services in Portugal, boosting its scale in voice, mobile, and SMS/A2P services worldwide.

iBASIS provides a complete portfolio of global communications: voice, anti-fraud, mobile data, VAS roaming services, 5G, SMS/A2P, IoT/eSIM and CPaaS, while ensuring cost-effective, scalable and secure connectivity.

For more information, please visit


UFINET is an international carrier of carriers in the wholesale telecom market.

We are a MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certified for E-LINE, E-LAN, E-TREE and E-ACCESS Capacity services.  As a neutral optical fiber wholesale operator, we provide data connectivity services to operators and system integrators through fiber optic, both in small and large scale, with extensive fiber optic network coverage in major cities in the 20 countries where we operate. More than 66,800km of fully owned optical fiber deployed and over 20 years of experience is what makes us one of the favorites in the Latin America region and in Spain.

Our vast network capillarity in the most important cities, with end-to-end fiber optic connections, financial strength, personalized service, client orientation, flexibility, agility and neutrality differentiates us in the telecommunications market.

Ufinet is your true business partner.More information: / [email protected]


In 2016, as network innovators, DCConnect had a vision to enable their customers to unburden themselves from operational restrictions and constraints of traditional telecom services and access Cloud providers or Data Centers in China with an On-Demand, agile and cost effective network solution.

Two years later, in March 2018, DCConnect’s vision had been achieved with their implementation of the first truly fully meshed architecture SDN network fabric with over 100 PoP’s in China. This followed very quickly with the launch of the User Interface Customer Portal allowing the customer to control their bandwidth requirements via unique on-demand technology providing the agility and scalability of bandwidth within seconds.

DCConnect’s solution was further enhanced and extended by the implementation of PoP’s in Hong Kong which provide their customers, via selected partners, access to over 10 global Cloud providers and over 150 PoP locations around the World.

With profound experiences in telecommunications, software and cloud services, the DCConnect Leadership team are determined to continue to develop innovative solutions to enable customers to enjoy utilising DCConnect network services for many years ahead.


NewTelco is a global network-neutral solution provider in the telecommunication industry that offers a broad array of value-added managed services helping customers in building their eBusiness. Our end-to-end service company provides cost-effective, reliable and quick access to an ecosystem of 1,000+ telecommunication carriers, enterprise operators, internet service providers, and small-to-large enterprises. Company’s comprehensive range of services runs from simple rackspace to port leasing and complete project solutions out of one hand. NewTelco’s main product portfolio includes: Carrier interconnection services, colocation and integration solutions. We are available in the most important telecommunication locations worldwide. For NewTelco, cost effectiveness means not only a goal-oriented solution, but also promptness and adherence to schedules when planning, implementing, and supervising projects.

For more information, please visit


China Mobile International Limited (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited, mainly responsible for the operation of China Mobile’s international business. In order to provide better services to meet the growing demand in the international telecommunications market, China Mobile established a subsidiary, CMI, in December 2010. Leveraging the strong support by China Mobile, CMI is a trusted partner that provides comprehensive international telecom services and solutions to international enterprisers, carriers and mobile users.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CMI has expanded our footprint in 22 countries and regions.


EXATEL is a leading Polish operator with a global reach, as well as a cyber and ICT services provider founded in 2004. EXATEL operates one of the largest fiber-optic networks in Poland (20 000 km) and develops solutions for business, numerous operators and public sector. 

The company has a direct connection with the 265 largest national and 135 foreign operators, allowing for the transfer of data as well as the transit and termination of voice traffic routed through Central Europe. With the shortest optical connection between the strategic European Internet Exchange Points in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Moscow, Kiev and Praha.

EXATEL cooperates with reliable, appropriately certified and loyal partners specializing in specific fields of ICT providing its customers customized technology solutions suited to their individual needs.


Entry is possible from:
• EU member states
• states associated with Schengen: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
• other countries from which entry is possible in light of the epidemiological situation assessment by the EU.
Germany allows now unrestricted entry for residents of the countries below:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macao, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (as of 18 July 2021, 0:00 a.m.), Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine (as of 18 July 2021, 0:00 a.m.), USA + EU citizens. Rest only for urgent needs.

Travelling to Germany from Turkey with all visa categories is possible under certain conditions for people who are fully vaccinated against Covid 19. This applies to individuals who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute: if at least 14 days have passed since the last necessary dose has been administered.

As for now Russia is classified as high-risk area.
If the proof of vaccination or of recovery is already submitted via the Federal Republic’s travel portal at before entry, no quarantine is necessary, this applies to all persons entering Germany following a stay in a high-incidence area or basic risk area.
The vaccination must be comprised of one or more of the vaccines listed by the Paul Ehrlich Institute at

Entry from any other country for any purpose (including visits and tourism) is only possible for fully vaccinated People. The traveller must have received the last vaccination dose that is necessary for full vaccination at least 14 days before the date of travel, and the vaccine the person has received must be among those listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute.

For people not yet vaccinated entry from other countries is only possible in exceptional cases and is conditional on there being an urgent need.

Upon entering Germany, travellers aged six years or older must hold proof of the following:
• Following a stay in an area of variant of concern in the last 10 days: a negative COVID-19 test result.
• Following a stay in a high incidence area in the last 10 days: a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection.
• For arrivals by air without prior stays in high incidence areas or areas of variant of concern: a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection.
• Following a stay in a risk area (not an area of variant of concern or a high incidence area) and entry by land or sea (e.g. by car or ship): a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination or recovery from an infection.

Risk areas - 10 days (quarantine can be ended early by submitting proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result via the entry portal of the Federal Republic of Germany ( Quarantine ends the moment such proof is submitted. If this proof is already submitted before entry, no quarantine is necessary.
High incidence areas - 10 days (quarantine can be ended early by submitting proof of a negative test result, but testing may at the earliest be conducted five days after entry)
Areas of variants of concern - 14 days


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