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We look forward to welcoming you back in 2014! Save the dates in your diary: 28-30 April 2014
Buzzy and invigorating, the world’s leading Telco Cloud event once again broke records! View our picture library.
In its 4th edition, the Telco Cloud World Forum boasts another record-breaking year of growth, with 250+ delegates from 56+ countries, including representatives from 100+ different telecom operators!
This year’s revamped Forum featured over 64 engaging sessions across three days delivered by a record 71 speakers, including 36 operator speakers.
Maximising ROI, infrastructure optimisation, regulation and legal frameworks, go-to-market partnerships and CEM were among the core topics to be thoroughly explored during the 2013 Forum. As the Telco Cloud community is growing with well over 300 members across the globe, we further expanded the topics of the agenda to feature fresh themes including SDN, APIs and Fabrics – all tackled at the event through telcos & solution provider presentations.
The four pre-conference workshops by HP, Fujitsu, Oracle and Jamcracker saw record attendance this year in an engaging format taking in all things Cloud , from SaaS Marketplaces to Data Centre interconnection.
The dedicated Telco Big Data Summit also made its debut this year with operator speakers exploring the evolving strategies for monetising this infinite source. It was preceded by a morning analyst briefing session with Informa Telecoms & Media joined by Neostratus.
The extended Cloud ecosystem was also represented at the event with Amazon Web Services, Blackberry, Sky and Greenpeace among those delivering keynotes at the event for the first time. Telefonica was this year’s host operator and they opened the Forum with a review of their successful group-wide expansion in the Cloud.
A highlight of both days – and a first for the event – was the structured ‘Speed Networking’ session between telcos and vendors that brought together dozens of organisations leading Cloud growth and has already resulted in great feedback.
Some of the industry’s leaders in telco Cloud enablement have joined us for the event in 2013, including Jamcracker, Cliicx, AppDirect, Gemalto, HP, Oracle, Ubuntu, Fujitsu, Intersec, Lithium, OX, Tech Machindra, Metratech and Neostratus.
They shared ground-breaking solutions and brought along Cloud architects with unrivalled expertise in powering telecom Cloud.
All in all, the Telco Cloud World Forum once again stood out from the rest in offering inspiring insights into the world of Cloud through a telco perspective matched by unparalleled networking with the who’s who of the industry!
Stay tuned for further information on Telco Cloud World Forum 2014, taking place on 28-30 April 2014 in London!
Joe Crawford, Executive Director, Cloud and IT Services, Verizon
Joe discussed how the conversation with the 'as a Service' Model has changed as well as the future of IaaS in a global telco Context, as well as sharing the experience of Verizon’s global Telco Cloud service offer.
Mark Wigington, Group VP of Cloud Services, Orange FT Group
Mark examined the concept of an 'IT-Operator' championed by Orange FT Group, with an emphasis on how Cloud is ideally suited for the transformation of the Telco
Cyrille Guetin, Head of Cloud, Bouygues Telecom
Cyrille presented for the first time the brand new Cloud service offer of Bouygues Telecom and the telco Cloud vision in the French market context.
Orçun Özalp, Group Head of Cloud & New Telco, Turkcell
Orçun presented on Turkcell’s strategy for offering Cloud services towards SMEs sector as well as the company future Cloud growth plans in the region.
Mansoor Basha, Director - Cloud, M2M Delivery, Ooredoo
Mansoor discussed Ooredoo's (formerly Qtel) strategic Cloud growth across a number of markets globally.
Jürgen Urbanski, VP Cloud & Big Data Architectures & Technologies, Deutsche Telekom Group
Jürgen returned to the event again this year and spoke about how a telecom operator can monetise Big Data and the synergies required in the broader Cloud landscape.
"The first day at Telco Cloud World Forum yesterday was hugely successful.
An outstanding event – all of the telco Cloud industry in one place!" Telefonica.
‘There are so many operators from around the world here…and they’re all the real experts in telco Cloud!’ Colt
‘Year on year, the event has grown to great heights – I ‘ll come back again next year!’ T-Mobile
‘The quality of the agenda and speakers is unrivalled in its coverage of all things Cloud through the telco perspective’ Orange FT
“This event has a refreshing focus on facilitating valuable networking, whilst maintaining a high quality of content and learning. In my view, this is the golden nugget of achieving event ROI.” (Director of Business Development, Flexiant)
“Telco Cloud Forum has provided me with positive feedback and excellent networking opportunities. Furthermore, it serves as an amazing platform for experience sharing and knowledge transfer!” (Director, Hrvatski Telekom)
“Great event! Well organised, relevant agenda and very well attended by key movers and shakers in the Telco Cloud industry. Great job Informa!!” (EMEA Sales Manager, HP)
“Informa’s support was very efficient. Operators meeting very relevant. Organisation of the speed networking was very good.” (VP Sales, Intersec)
Below is a list of some of the job titles that attended in 2013:
CEOs, CTOs, Directors, Data-Centres and Cloud Sales Manager, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Marketing Director, Cloud Business Development, Alliance Director, Head of Devices and Ecosystem Development, Technical Architect, Senior Deal Architect, Cloud & CDN Marketing Director, Head of Value Added Services and Partnerships, Corporate Marketing Director, Head of Marketing - Business Markets, Head of ICT/Cloud, Global EA Director & Acct CTO, Vice President - Group Cloud Services, Managing Director Strategy, Products & Regulation, Head of CRM & BIS Projects, Head of Cloud, Datacenter Manager. View the full list of attendees.
View our Telco Cloud World Forum 2013 Video
I have seen what other telcos are doing and the future stepsM Mladenovic, Telekom Serbia
Got a good overview of today’s challenges and opportunitiesF Servaas, Ericsson
Good overview of current trends in cloud servicesM Tewordt, Swisscom