Digital Telco Strategy Forum

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

MEETING ROOM: Saal A and others (visible for each session)

Info point: Changes meeting rooms based on joint sessions.
Group is opened to telcos, vendors and guests.

ETIS Central Office contact:
– Wim De Meyer, wdm@etis.org / +32 475 84 31 03
– Ayush Pandey, ap@etis.org / +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: Saal A+B - 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
10:10 – 10:25%common%%common-list-item%
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
10:25 – 10:40%common%%common-list-item%
Keynote 6: Secure automated efficient edge deployment at scale
Dominique Vanhamme,
Datacenter & Cloud International Executive,
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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Day 1%joint%
Session I: “Future of Telcos part 1” *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A+B* with Network and IT Transformation WG & Enterprise Architecture Task Force
What is the future of telcos (from connectivity to full-service provider in all kinds of industries)?

Which other verticals can telcos enter? Health Care, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Energy?

Which new services can telcos offer? Which are the growth areas for telcos?

11:30 – 12:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
Industrial Metaverse: Hype or Hope for Telco? Conclusions from PoC
Lukasz Mendyk, Telco Product Manager, Comarch
12:00 – 12:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Proximus+ : an app to run your daily life without stress
Bram Leunis, Head of Residential market strategy, digitalization & innovation, Proximus
12:30 – 13:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
Finding new revenue and growth beyond connectivity with joint go-to-market partnerships
Nils Barnickel, Senior Director Joint GTM Partnerships in Communications, Oracle
13:00 – 14:00%networking%%networking-list-item%
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Session II: “Cloud Transformation” *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A+B* with Network and IT Transformation WG & Cloud Working Group
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
Day 1%joint%
Session III: Smart Energy Systems (including use of AI) *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A+B* with the Energy Reduction Task Force, Sustainability WG, & Network and IT Transformation WG
16:00 – 16:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Sector-coupling opportunities between energy and telecom infra: case of Elisa Distributed Energy Storage (DES)
Jukka-Pekka Salmenkaita, VP AI and Special Projects, Elisa
Ville Vare, Business Development Director Smart Energy, Elisa
16:30 - 17:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
TeBIT 2023 – scope and plan for the latest edition
Thomas "Tom" Kruger, Partner and Director, Data & Digital Platform, BCG
17:00 - 17:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Q&A Session and Discussion
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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09:00 – 09:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
5G Monetization - The search continues
Leif Thormod Hvitved, 5G Innovation Manager, TDC NET
09:30 – 10:00%wg%%wg-list-item%
Private Networks and Telco Cloud
Andrew Collinson, Managing Director, Research, STL
10:00 – 10:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
Roundtable discussion
All participants
10:30 – 11:00%networking%%networking-list-item%
Coffee Break
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Session V: “Future of telcos part 2” *SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A*
11:00 – 11:15%joint%%joint-list-item%
Metaverse Experiment (Joint session with DCB & DSCX WG)
Oliver Stein, Senior Customer Experience Designer, Swisscom
11:15 – 11:45%joint%%joint-list-item%
Group discussion - Opportunities for telcos in the Metaverse (Joint session with DCB & DSCX WG)
Gabriel Mohr, Principal, Arthur D. Little
11:45 – 12:15%wg%%wg-list-item%
Presentation by Hrvatski Telekom - Which other verticals can telcos enter? Which new services can telcos offer?
Andreja Koren, ICT Solutions Consultant for Smart city, Hrvatski Telekom
Dora Medved, EU funding consultant, Hrvatski Telekom
12:15 – 12:30%wg%%wg-list-item%
Roundtable discussion
All participants
12:30 – 13:30%networking%%networking-list-item%
Day 2%joint%
Session VI: “Future of Telcos part 3” *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A* with Network and IT Transformation WG
+ evaluation forms to be filled in by meeting participants
13:30 – 14:00%joint%%joint-list-item%
The NextGen Field Force - A new model for field services
Riccardo Ottolenghi, EMEA Industry Transformation Senior Director, Oracle
14:00 – 14:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
The New Telco, leveraging edge computing to increase value
Miguel Simoes, Technical Business Development Lead - Telco EMEA, Lenovo
Jorge Alberzoni, Telco Solutions Architect, Lenovo
Day 2%joint%
Session VII: Start-up Session *JOINT SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A*
14:30 – 15:30%joint%%joint-list-item%
Start-up session
All startups pitch their solutions
15:45 – 16:00%wg%%wg-list-item%
Session VIII: Wrap-up session *SESSION IN ROOM SAAL A*
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