Cloud Working Group Meeting

Location: Steigenberger Hotel (am Kanzleramt), Berlin, Germany, 6-7 June 2023

MEETING ROOM: Salon 6 and others (visible for each session)

Info point: TELCO-ONLY GROUP (vendors/guests only attend if invited for a specific session)
Info point: This group Changes meeting rooms based on joint sessions.

ETIS Central Office contact:
– Wim De Meyer, / +32 475 84 31 03
– Ayush Pandey, / +32 467 72 83 18

Logistics support: call 877 from hotel phones available in meeting rooms / 1st floor lounge area.

Tech support for your meeting room: call Ricardo Jenichen from WOW, +

Access the presentation SLIDES (password-protected) via these 2 buttons:


Day 1
June 06, 2023
Day 2
June 07, 2023
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Day 1%common%
Common Session
Meeting Room: TBD - Participants from all ETIS working group invited to attend
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ETIS Chairman intro
Paul Slot,
Executive Vice President, Network,
Mobile and IT Infrastructure, KPN
09:10 – 09:25%common%%common-list-item%
Keynote 1: A new model of growth in telecoms: how to ‘think different’ and succeed in practice
Andrew Collinson,
EVP and Chief Research Officer,
STL Partners
09:25 – 09:40%common%%common-list-item%
Keynote 2: Metaverse: How will it impact the telco business?
Gabriel Mohr,
Principal, Arthur D. Little
09:40 – 09:55%common%%common-list-item%
Keynote 3: Why Sustainability for telcos is a matter for all
Catherine Bals,
Sustainability Department Lead,
09:55 – 10:10%common%%common-list-item%
Keynote 4: Sustainability and Energy Reduction in telecoms – What has worked and biggest challenges so far
Roman Friedrich
Managing Director & Partner, BCG
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Keynote 5: The future is here: How is cutting- edge technology revolutionising Customer Experience?
Branimir Spajić, Director Customer Experience Management, Hrvatski Telekom
Ana Miranda, Business Development Manager, Risk & Fraud division, INFORM
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Keynote 6: Secure automated efficient edge deployment at scale
Dominique Vanhamme,
GM, WW Communication Service Providers Business Unit, Lenovo
10:40 – 11:00%common%%common-list-item%
Roundtable discussion, Q&A
All panellists
11:00 – 11:30%networking%%networking-list-item%
Coffee Break
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Session I: "Cloud strategy" *SESSION IN ROOM SALON 6*
What is the rationale for Cloud Transformation? Which goals do you want to achieve?
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Group Introductions (All participants)
During this Intro session all participants will introduce themselves (their name, role, company), expectations and/or a particular area you would be interested to delve deeper into or get feedback from your peers on, whether over the course of the meeting or 1 to 1.
12:00 - 12:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
The public cloud at Proximus
Jonas De Troy, Public Cloud and Edge, Proximus
12:30 – 13:00%wg%%wg-list-item%
Roundtable discussion
All Participants
13:00 – 14:00%networking%%networking-list-item%
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Session II: “Cloud Transformation” *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A+B* with the Digital Telco Strategy Forum & Network and IT Transformation WG
14:00 – 14:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
TeBIT 2022 Executive Report - As Clouds Form, Will Lightning Strike for Telcos?
Thomas "Tom" Kruger, Partner and Director, Data & Digital Platform, BCG
14:30 – 15:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
Migrations and transformation of the Data Platforms and Services to Hyperscaler technology
Mag. Thomas Walzer, Technology Architecture & Transformation, A1 Telekom Austria AG
15:00 – 15:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Q&A Session and Discussion
All participants
15:30 – 16:00%networking%%networking-list-item%
Coffee Break
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Session III : Cloud Transformation journey *SESSION IN ROOM SALON 8*
What is your transformation journey/roadmap to migrate from current to cloud based architecture.
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Collaborative ecosystem transformation to cloud native telco cloud
Miguel Simoes, Technical Business Development Lead - Telco EMEA, Lenovo + Intel
Jorge Alberzoni, Telco Solutions Architect, Lenovo + Intel
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Sovereign Cloud
Marijn Van Der Meer, Senior Technology Consultant, KPN
17:00 – 17:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
Q&A Session and Discussion on Multi-cloud and Hyperscalers
All Participants
18:15 – 20:30%networking%%networking-list-item%
Guided sightseeing tour of the city, from the Steigenberger hotel to the Restaurant
20:30 – Not specified%networking%%networking-list-item%
Dinner – Gendarmerie Hauptstadtrestaurant
Behrenstrasse 42, 10117 Berlin – Phone: +49 (0)30 – 767 75 270
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Session IV: "Cloud Infrastructure" *SESSION IN ROOM SALON 6*
What Cloud Infrastructure do you go for? Do you opt for a public or a private cloud? What are pro and cons of one versus the other? What is impact of financial business model of both options? How do you avoid vendor lock-in? How do you do multi-cloud management?
09:00 – 09:45%wg%%wg-list-item%
Cloud Policy and Guidance
Marijn Van Der Meer, Senior Technology Consultant, KPN
09:45 – 10:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
Roundtable and discussion on Fin Ops, Automation CI/CD & Metaverse
All participants
10:30 – 11:00%networking%%networking-list-item%
Coffee Break
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Session V: “Network and IT Vision 2028” *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL B* with Network and IT Transformation WG
11:00 – 11:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Beyond connectivity. Tet transformation experience: from idea to profitable business.
Maksims Goldins, Head Of Architecture,
11:30 – 12:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
Altice' digital transformation journey
Cristina Moura Rebelo, Head of IT Governance, Architecture and Projects, Altice
12:00 – 12:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Roundtable Discussion
All participants
12:30 – 13:30%networking%%networking-list-item%
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Session VI: "Skills and mindsets" *SESSION IN ROOM SALON 6*
What is impact on your organisation as telcos are becoming SW companies, how do you cope with different skills needed? How do you manage the cultural transformation needed within the company to do so?
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Cloud Adoption and Awareness - KPN's journey
Karin van der Wekke, Lead Azure Cloud & Infra Services, KPN
14:00 – 14:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
Telco Cloud
Andrew Collinson, EVP and Chief Research Officer, STL Partners
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Session VII: "Start-up Session" *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A+B*
14:30 – 15:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Start-up session
All startups pitch their solutions.
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Session VIII: "Wrap-up session" *SESSION IN ROOM SALON 6*
15:30 – 16:00%wg%%wg-list-item%
All Participants
- Share Feedback
- Discuss Next meeting topics
- Decide Webinars and physical meetings frequency
Farewell Reception for all attendees in the Foyer