Hot Topics London
Thursday 13th September 2012
8am - 11:30am
Debate Topics #1 :
All about advertising
Can telcos dent the digital dominance of the Internet giants?
Debate Topics #2 :
Severe weather warning
The epic struggle to control the cloud.
If you would like more information on this Hot Topics Event please feel free to contact us or register an interest. Confirmed influential speakers so far...
Debates and panellists
The Hot Topics Events team is pleased to announce the following speakers:
Henri Moissinac - Head of Mobile EMEA, Facebook
Ian Carrington - Director of Mobile EMEA, Google
Alex Meisl - Chairman, Sponge Group
Robin Pembrooke - Former MD of ITV.com
Simon Andrews - Founder, Addictive Mobile
Michel Burger - Distinguished Engineer, Vodafone
Dan Levin - COO, Box
Daniel Sasaki - Managing Director, LDC
John Harris - Chief Architect and VP of Global IT Strategy, GSK
Nigel Beighton - VP of Technology & Product, Rackspace
Split into two panels, followed by networking, the speakers will debate two of the hottest topics in telecoms:
Debate topic #1
All about advertising - Can telcos dent the digital dominance of the Internet giants?
Although Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft are tightening their grip on the digital advertising market, the mobile community could yet take a slice of this expanding cake. With access to huge volumes of data, long-standing brands and a major role in handset distribution, telcos still could become trusted intermediaries between consumers and advertisers. But after several ‘false starts,’ does the mobile community have the skills, knowledge and expertise to maximise this opportunity? What lessons can telcos learn from the internet giants to ensure they build scale fast enough?
Debate topic #2
Severe weather warning - The epic struggle to control the cloud.
The advent of cloud services presents a major opportunity for telcos to return to growth. Telcos’ connectivity is crucial, but they currently lack the software expertise to prevent Microsoft, Google, Amazon and IBM siphoning off much of the value. Can telcos re-assert their presence and build their capabilities to become the real kings of the cloud?
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