SPECTRUM FUTURES 2017

Organized by PTC, Spectrum Futures is an annual conference focusing on the coming revolution in communications spectrum (shared, unlicensed, bonded, licensed, millimeter wave, 5G), with a key emphasis on how it applies across South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Spectrum Futures 2017 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18–19 September 2017 at the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit.

Regulators, ISPs, app and infrastructure providers, policy advocates and researchers will gather at the 2-day conference, which begins on Monday, 18 September with an exceptional all-day program.

The event continues on Tuesday, 19 September with tutorials on key “spectrum revolution” fundamentals followed by panel sessions. The conference concludes with an evening reception open to all registered attendees.

Registration will open soon.

Visit this page for updates or email spectrumfutures@ptc.org for more information.

Interested in sponsoring Spectrum Futures 2017? Email sponsors@ptc.org.

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SPECTRUM FUTURES 2016

Spectrum Futures 2016 was held in Singapore from 19–21 October 2016 at the Marina Mandarin Singapore.

Pre-conference activities began on Wednesday, 19 October with an evening reception open to all registered attendees.

The event continued on Thursday, 20 October with an exceptional all-day program and concluded on Friday, 21 October following a half-day program and closing lunch.

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SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Program

What you will see, hear and learn

See high-level attendees (up to 100 regulators, ISPs, app and infrastructure providers, policy advocates and researchers).

Hear the latest in spectrum trends and platforms for Internet access across the region.

Learn what works, and where the problems and solutions are, from leading practitioners:

  • What are they key issues preventing wider access to Internet access across South and Southeast Asia?
  • What is the status of access in developed, mid-tier and developing nations across South and Southeast Asia?
  • What are the best practices from “most developed” and “fast developing” nations?
  • How will new platforms for Internet access change what is possible?
  • How can we encourage faster investment?
  • What can be done to create capacity (shared spectrum, millimeter wave, new platforms, small cell, 4G, 5G, etc.)?
  • Are there new roles for Wi-Fi and unlicensed spectrum and ISPs?
  • How can we create app provider roles, ISP partnerships to drive Internet value?
  • How can we create more value in the ecosystem?
  • How are successful partnerships built?
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
TimeTopic
18.00–20.00Opening Reception
Pool Garden Pavilion, Level 5
Thursday, 20 October 2016
TimeTopic
08.00–08.10Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:
Anthony Rossabi, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

08.10–08.40India at the Tipping Point (Issues and How We Could Move Faster)

Presenter:
Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India, India

08.40–09.20Fixed Wireless, OpenCellular Are Huge Developments

Presenter:
Chris Weasler, Director of Global Connectivity, Facebook, USA

09.20–10.00Why Internet Access Matters

Presenters:
B. Shadrach, Asia Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet, World Wide Web Foundation, India
Laina Greene, CEO, G-ET-IT, USA

10.00–10.15Break
10.15–11.00New Spectrum: What is Coming?

Panelists:
Steve Song, Wireless Spectrum Research Associate, Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), Canada
Nguyen Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of Frequency Policy and Planning Division, Administration of Radio Frequency Management, Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam

Moderator:
B. Shadrach, Asia Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet, World Wide Web Foundation, India

11.00–12.00How Regulators Are Working to Expand Internet Access

Panelists:
Mohamed El-Moghazi, Radio Spectrum Research and Studies, Director, National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt, Egypt
Camilo Alberto Jiménez Santofimio, Senior Advisor, Communications Regulation Commission, Colombia
Leo Sugandhi, Spectrum Frequency Planning Analyst for Mobile Services at Directorate of Spectrum Planning and Policy, Ministry of ICT, Indonesia

Moderator:
Sean Bergin, President, APTelecom, Cambodia

12.00–13.00Lunch
13.00–13.40How ISPs Are Working to Expand Internet Access

Panelists:
Tad Deriso, President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp, USA
Amelia Yeo, Manager, Internet Society, Singapore

Moderator:
Jonathan Brewer, Consulting Engineer, Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), New Zealand

13.40–14.30Where and How Will We Create More Capacity?

Panelists:
Bob Horton, Director and Principal, Horton Consulting, Australia
Amjad Mustafa Malik, Director (Wireless), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan
Mariah Shuman, Director, Maritime & International Regulatory Affairs, O3b Networks, USA

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

14.30–14.45Break
14.45–15.30Millimeter Wave Business Model: Will it Work?

Panelists:
Reza Arefi, Director of Spectrum Strategy, Intel Corporation, USA
Jonathan Brewer, Consulting Engineer, Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), New Zealand

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

15.30–16.15Scarcity to Abundance: What it Means for Business Models

Panelists:
Muhammad Rashid Shafi, CEO Global Business & Chief Strategy Officer, Multinet Pakistan (PVT.) LTD., Pakistan
James Sullivan, Managing Director, Head of Asia ex Japan, J.P. Morgan Securities Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

Friday, 21 October 2016
TimeTopic
08.00–08.10Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:
Sharon Nakama, CEO, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

08.10–08.45How Apps Get Created, Funded, Why and How

Panelists:
Kenrick Drijkoningen, Expert in Residence, Growth, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
Shrinath V, Venture Capitalist and Google Developer Expert, India
Dennis Wong, Venture Capital Analyst, Golden Equator Capital, Singapore

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

08.45–09.20Why IoT/Smart Cities Will Matter

Panelists:
Linda Chandler, Smart Cities Lead, Microsoft Services APAC, Singapore
Sylvain Remy, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and Smart Cities, ESSEC Business School, Singapore

Moderator:
Gordon Falconer, Director, Smart Cities, Schneider Electric, Singapore

09.20–10.00Why Partnerships, New Apps, Are Necessary, How They Help

Panelists:
Reza Arefi, Director of Spectrum Strategy, Intel Corporation, USA
Junxian Lee, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Fundnel, Singapore
Krupal Raval, CFO, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty, Singapore

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

10.00–10.15Break
10.15–11.00Smart Cities for South and Southeast Asia

Panelists:
Sylvain Remy, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and Smart Cities, ESSEC Business School, Singapore
David Socha, Practice Leader, Utilities & Smart Cities, Teradata, Singapore

Moderator:
Mariah Shuman, Director, Maritime & International Regulatory Affairs, O3b Networks, USA

11.00–11.45Where IoT and M2M Will Emerge First, and Why

Panelists:
Terence Chan, Director – Govt and Enterprise Business (ASEAN), NVIDIA, Singapore
Gordon Falconer, Director, Smart Cities, Schneider Electric, Singapore

Moderator:
David Socha, Practice Leader, Utilities & Smart Cities, Teradata, Singapore

11.45–12.00Conclusion
12.00–13.00Closing Lunch
LEARN ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Reza Arefi
Director, Spectrum Strategy
Intel Corporation
USA

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Reza Arefi leads spectrum strategies and global radiocommunication standards in Next Generation systems & Standards division of Intel’s Communications & Devices Group (iCDG). He develops market-driven spectrum strategies in support of iCDG wireless products and assists with global public policy efforts.

Reza has been actively contributing to standards and various industry groups on wireless systems for the past fifteen years, often in leadership positions (ITU-R, IEEE, WiGig Alliance, etc.). Since 2004, Reza has regularly represented Intel in regional and international regulatory standards organizations including in World Radio Conferences (WRC).

His current focus is on enabling spectrum for 5G cellular systems. He holds several patents in various areas of wireless communications including mm-wave technologies and spectrum sharing.

Reza holds an EE bachelor’s degree from Sharif University of Technology, a Master’s degree from West Virginia University, and completed Ph.D. coursework at George Washington University.

Sean Bergin
President, APTelecom
Cambodia

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Sean Bergin has been instrumental in building APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom and fiber consulting, elevating from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over US $125 million in sales for clients.

Under Bergin’s leadership, APTelecom has been named the Sales Team of the Year by the Global Customer Sales and Service Awards, as well as a silver award winner of the 2014 Fastest-Growing Company EMEA by the Best in Biz Awards.

Bergin has significant management experience at both national and international levels at Telstra & BT. Bergin has also served as Director of Sales for Australia Japan Cable, an international wholesale submarine cable system linking Australia and Japan.

Bergin is an Advisory Board Member for Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and is a frequent speaker and panelist within the ICT sector. Bergin is an MBA graduate from the Australian Graduate Management Consortium

Jonathan Brewer
Consulting Engineer
Telco2
New Zealand

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Jonathan designs and builds innovative wireless networks for broadband, utilities, public safety, and the Internet of Things. He has researched and written on dynamic spectrum and TV whitespace, Internet of Things technologies, and Universal Access. Since 2013 he has worked with the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) to provide training and assistance to engineers and educators in developing markets.

Terence Chan
Director – Govt and Enterprise Business (ASEAN)
NVIDIA
Singapore

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Terence from NVIDIA drives Business Growth amongst Early Adopters in the Public Sector and Enterprise Businesses for solutions accelerated on GPU technologies.
For NVIDIA, there are 3 areas of Smart Cities themed solutions which are supported: Intelligent Video Analytics for Public Safety Surveillance for Homeland Security and Defense, Autonomous Vehicles – mainly for first mile/last mile citizen mobility requirements, and Internet of things and Robotics R&D for healthcare, public services type use cases.

The other area that Terence is very passionate about is working with organizations that engaged Deep Learning to solve specific industrial problems. Examples of such could be using Deep Learning to train the computer to recognize medical images from medical scans/x-rays, and making first level recommendation to the physicians, or training the surveillance systems to recognize specific human behaviors and intelligently decide if human intervention is required. This can potentially augment a manpower-shortage security force.

Prior to NVIDIA, Terence spent 20 years in Enterprise sales with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software companies like J.D. Edwards, Oracle, and SAP in the ASEAN markets.

Linda Chandler
Smart Cities Lead, APAC Services
Microsoft
Singapore

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Linda Chandler is the APAC Smart Cities Lead for Microsoft Services. She is currently focused on a portfolio of innovation, incubation and scale smart city activities across Singapore, Australia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Linda’s passion for cities has been threaded through her 20+ year career. Prior to relocating to Singapore with her family 12 months ago, she was instrumental in influencing the global Microsoft CityNext strategy and landing this for Services in the UK, leading a team of strategic consultants and co-authoring city whitepapers. She grew a team in the UK which included subject matter experts in digital health, education and transportation.

In addition, she was also a Trustee of the London Transport Museum with a special focus on Future Cities and represented Microsoft on the board of the UK National Equality Standard incubated by Ernst & Young. Linda remains a strong supporter of the Women in Technology agenda.

Before joining Microsoft 9 years ago, Linda was CIO for the economic development body of the Mayor of London. Linda holds a First Class Honours Degree and Masters in Computing from LSE and also an MBA from the Open University.

Tad Deriso
President & CEO
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp
USA

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Tad Deriso is the President & CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC).

In 2003, Tad helped form MBC, a non-profit organization that has built an advanced open-access fiber optic backbone network in Southern Virginia. The network, which is now in its 12th full year of operations, is helping to generate new jobs and investments in the region, and is a successful model of how public/private partnerships can work to extend advanced fiber optic middle-mile networks to underserved communities. Tad is leading an innovative project to establish one of the largest TV White Space pilot projects in the world that will provide no-cost broadband access to on-line educational content for over 2,500 students in rural Virginia.

Tad has spoken at many State, National and International conferences on the importance of open-access fiber networks, the role those networks play in economic development and addressing the broadband digital inclusion problem, and how national and regional governing bodies can implement similar models to boost broadband access and enhance economic dividends for rural communities.

Kenrick Drijkoningen
Expert in Residence, Growth
Golden Gate Ventures
Singapore
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Kenrick is currently Expert in Residence for Growth at Golden Gate Ventures where he assists portfolio companies with all things digital marketing. Previously he held various growth positions in Singapore with Rocket Internet, Nonstop Games (acquired by King Digital) and HomeAway Asia. In addition he has built multiple online ventures through SEM arbitrage and affiliate solutions. Kenrick is an active angel investor in the mobile gaming space and holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Mohamed El-Moghazi
Radio Spectrum Research and Studies, Director
National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt
Egypt
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Dr. El-Moghazi is the spectrum management research and studies director at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt. At present, he is responsible for spectrum planning and pricing for new wireless services.

Dr. El-Moghazi was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to join the Master of Communications Management (MCM) program at the University of Strathclyde. He has also obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Strathclyde on the interaction between international spectrum regime and national spectrum management policies.

Throughout his career at NTRA, Dr. El-Moghazi has been involved in many activities in NTRA including national broadband plan, digital switchover, and 3G licensing. He was the Chairman of Working Group 4B in WRC-15, and was also Egypt’s coordinator for WRC-15 A.I. 1.1 (additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service) and A.I. 1.2 (the use of the frequency band 694-790 MHz by the mobile service).

Gordon Falconer
Director Smart Cities
Schneider Electric
Singapore

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Gordon is Director of Smart Cities for Schneider-Electric. He was a former Director of Cisco, Urban Innovation and former Strategy Head of Masdar City. He is a smart city expert, city consultant, global thought leader in cities, technology clusters, property & infrastructure developer, city developer, and chartered surveyor. He has an extensive global network within the infrastructure and urban development area including NGO’s, consultants and many more.

Gordon has engaged with cities and city infrastructure projects globally as a trusted adviser to the public and private sectors, NGO’s, government leaders including the World Bank and the EU. In Singapore, he has advised Government agencies & R&D panels such as HDB, IDA, and NUS. He is an advisory board member of University College London’s City Leaders programme and was an adviser to City of Barcelona.

Gordon brings a business understanding and economic strategic perspective to smart cities and infrastructure development given his background in property development and city development and involvement with ICT; bridging the gap between “vision” and the “reality” of smart cities / real estate and allowing an understanding of stakeholder and business models. He has engaged heavily with urban partnership development and urban eco-system creation with an emphasis on partnership creation.

In 2012, he helped jointly create the City Protocol Society in Barcelona and was an adviser to the EU Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform. In 2013 he was ranked No.47 by UBM Future Cities Top 100 City Innovators index.

Gordon’s city experience has been influenced by his time with Masdar City in Abu Dhabi (UAE), a zero carbon sustainable city project, where he headed the strategy for the $20 Billion USD project.

Laina Greene
CEO
G-ET-IT
USA

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Laina Raveendran Greene, was former Executive Director and Chief Strategy and Investment Officer at IBS Tower, and is currently Founder of G-ET-IT, Inc, co-founder of Angels of Impact and also International Steering Committee Member at GTWN (Global Telecommunication Women Network).

G-ET-IT is an organization that focuses on capitalizing on communication technology as a tool of empowerment. They provide consulting services and training on strategic planning, product management, and business development.

Laina has also held positions as Member of Board of Directors at Emota.net; Member of the ITU Telecom Forum Advisory Committee; Guest lecturer, Global Entrepreneurial Marketing at Stanford University; Senior Strategic Marketing Consultant at Internet Systems Consortium; Executive Communications Consultant at Juniper Networks; External Consultant at Cisco; Director and Audit Committee member, Board of Directors at Globetel Communications; Policy Advisor at APNIC; Secretary General at APIA; Business Manager at SingTel; Strategic Planning Advisor at Intelsat; Expert at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); and Consultant to the Chief of the Telecommunication Regulations and Member Relations at the International Telecommunication Union.

Laina earned her Bachelor of Law from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and LL.M. in Telecom, Negotiations Workshop, and Company Law from Harvard Law School in 1992. She graduated from executive programs at Stanford University and Singularity University in 2007 and 2011 respectively. She has lived and travelled to 47 countries over the span of her 25 years in the industry.

Bob Horton
Director and Principal
Horton Consulting
Australia

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Robert (Bob) Horton is an engineer who has spent 25 years working for and assisting telecommunications regulators with matters including institutional planning and organization, internal guidelines, staff development, development of regulations and implementation of relevant laws.

He spent six years as Deputy Chairman and two years as Chairman of the Australian Communications Authority, and was responsible for a number of services and initiatives, including numbering and number portability, international mobile roaming, spectrum planning and spectrum auctions.

More recently, he has advised regulators in countries including Bhutan, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam on implementation of legal instruments, internal processes and guidelines, and the structure of the regulatory agency. Dr. Horton has also led standards and radiocommunications-related Australian delegations at the ITU and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity.

He was Chairman of ASTAP (standards studies) in the APT for 10 years, and initial Chairman of the Telecommunications Standards Advisory Group (TSAG) in the ITU for 4 years. Since 2008, he has also been a key consultant to Intelsat and Inmarsat in Australia for licensing and regulatory matters, both domestically and for ITU- and APT WRC developments. He is also a founding Board Member of the regulatory body NICTA in PNG and has an abiding interest in Pacific development.

Junxian Lee
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Fundnel
Singapore

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Junxian is the co-founder of private investment platform, Fundnel.com, a regional fintech company which he founded with a number of fellow finance professionals from the top investment banks and private equity funds. He is concurrently the Chief Financial Officer to CashShield, a global payments and security firm operating into Europe, America and Asia. In his previous stint in a leading regional internet company, he was responsible for its corporate venture investments and also launched an e-commerce product across 7 countries in Southeast Asia, architecting both the payments and logistical strategies across each unique geography. Junxian also co-owns Reedz Group, a chain of cafes serving the tertiary education and business park communities which he has successfully run and grown for the past 8 years. Junxian has alma maters from the NUS in Singapore, Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Harvard University, Boston, USA.

Amjad Mustafa Malik
Director (Wireless) and Mobile Licensing Division
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Pakistan

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Amjad Mustafa Malik has been linked to telecommunication since 1996 in the government sector. Prior to joining as sector regulator, he worked with defense communications and also operators who were looking after integrated services of fixed and mobile.

Malik has hands on experience with installing GSM, CDMA, OFC, SDH systems International Gateway and Microwave Connectivity especially in hilly terrains, etc. His primary focus was to provide state of the art services to end users with the latest equipment in place. Malik has also carried out in-depth analysis of each system being deployed.

Malik has developed expertise and experience spanning 2G, 3G, 4G, and fixed technologies. With an extensive background in technology implementation based on government policies, Malik is serving as the Director in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and has assisted some of the most important tasks in Pakistan’s telecommunications industry, including spectrum auctions, bringing it at par with the rest of the world markets.

Malik attended foreign trainings and seminars, etc., in Australia, USA, China, Bhutan, and India with regards to spectrum and factory testing.

Rajan S. Mathews
Director General
Cellular Operators Association of India
India

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Prior to joining COAI as DG in April 2010, Rajan served in many senior executive positions such as CEO, COO and CFO of such major companies as Telargo (a JV of NTT DoCoMo), Afghan Wireless, Call Sciences, AT&T Wireless, Birla-AT&T (now IDEA), and as a senior financial executive at Beatrice International, Columbia-Tri Star Pictures, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Rajan specializes in international operations and start-up ventures, turn-arounds, mergers & acquisitions and venture financing. He assisted in raising over $1.5 billion of financing for companies through public and private offerings of equity, debt and private placements. He has managed companies in such diverse places such as the USA, Afghanistan, India, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Rajan has served and continues to serve on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.

Colin JG Miles
Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing/GM, APAC
Minimob
Singapore

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Colin is a mobile media entrepreneur and presently leads the APAC regional App-related business unit for Minimob, a mobile advertising and performance-marketing outfit that has offices across 24 cities.

With a 15-year career spanning all things Mobile, he has presented at many International conferences; including the Mobile World Congress (Barcelona), RBC Capital Markets Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications (New York); the Social Media World Forum (SMWF) Singapore, the MEF Global Forum (San Francisco) – and also at GMIC (Beijing).

From 2011-2015, he was Chair of MEF Asia (the Mobile Ecosystem Forum) serving four consecutive terms of office. For his services, he was granted the honorary title ‘MEF Asia Chair Emeritus’ by the Association. He was also recently voted-in as President of the Mobile Alliance, Singapore. Colin has been a regular member on the Judging panel for various elite annual Mobile industry awards.

Muhammad Rashid Shafi
CEO Global Business & Chief Strategy Officer
Multinet Pakistan (PVT.) LTD.
Pakistan

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Mr. Rashid Shafi has over 30 years of telecom and manufacturing industry experience highlighted by a track record of transforming business operations for sustained profitability and continuous growth. His visionary leadership and forward thinking at senior management roles have enabled organizations to develop flagship products, create entrenchment strategies for existing services and penetrative plans to capitalize on new market opportunities. Mr. Shafi holds Bachelors & Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and is a qualified Advance Business Management professional.

Mr. Rashid Shafi holds the positions of Chief Executive Officer Global Business and Chief Strategy Officer at Multinet Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd since 2005. His portfolio includes Multinet’s Strategy Development, International Carrier Business and Regulatory Affairs. Through his tenure at Multinet Pakistan, he is widely acknowledged for his advocacy to promote a subtle and open regulatory framework that has created an environment conducive for both investors and the users.

Krupal Raval
CFO, Asia Pacific
Digital Realty
Singapore

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Krupal Raval is the Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. In this role, he oversees the range of financial functions in Asia Pacific region, including new potential joint venture partnerships and other de novo capital transactions. He also serves as the regional Portfolio Manager, overseeing a portfolio of over 1.1 million square feet, which has grown over 30% during Mr. Raval’s tenure in APAC. Mr. Raval joined Digital Realty in early 2014.

Previously, Mr. Raval served as the Vice President, Capital Markets at Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Here, he was responsible for designing and executing financial strategy, balance sheet management and corporate functions, including financial reporting, corporate finance, and investor relations and marketing. During his tenure at Alexandria, the firm raised $2.1 billion of equity and debt capital. Prior to this, Mr. Raval served as a Research Analyst for Fidelity Management and Research, where he coordinated asset allocation with the firm’s portfolio managers, resulting in over $4 billion new capital invested in publicly traded real estate companies, including becoming Digital Realty’s largest shareholder. Mr. Raval started his career at the top-ranked Citi REIT Equity Research team, which was the lead underwriter for Digital Realty’s IPO in 2004.

Mr. Raval has nearly 15 years of financial services and REIT industry experience. He brings a unique perspective to Digital Realty with his experience as both a sell-side analyst as well as a buy-side investor.

Mr. Raval received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where he was a Meinig Family National Scholar (awarded to less than 2% of each class). In his free time, Mr. Raval spends time with his family.

Sylvain Remy
Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and Smart Cities
ESSEC Asia-Pacific
Singapore

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Sylvain Remy is the Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Smart Cities at ESSEC Asia-Pacific in Singapore. He is a specialist in urban economic geography, public utility industries, and Asian business and economies. He lectures on urban and sustainable development. He used to serve in the French Ministry of Finance as Economic and Financial Attache at the French Embassy in South Korea. Before that, he was an information systems and management consultant with various national public utility operators in France. He holds an MSc in Business Administration.

Camilo Alberto Jiménez Santofimio
Senior Advisor
Communications Regulation Commission
Colombia

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Camilo Jiménez is an electronic engineer, project management specialist and MBA, who has dedicated his professional career to telecommunications in Colombia, in both the corporate and government sector.

Camilo started designing and analyzing frequency optimization for a variety of wireless communications networks including fixed microwave systems, broadcasting and mobile access networks. Later, he began to work with the telecommunications authorities in Colombia as Comisión Nacional de Televisión (National Television Commission), Agencia Nacional del Espectro (National Spectrum Agency) and lately with Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (Communications’ Regulation Commission) as senior advisor.

During his service with the Colombian government he has led multiple projects related with the Digital Switchover, the Spectrum Management Master Plan, Quality of services and Infrastructure sharing regulation and has represented Colombia on international forums as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). More recently, he has been working on the first Digital Economy report in Colombia.

Basheerhamad Shadrach
Asia Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet, World Wide Web Foundation,
India

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Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach is the Asia Coordinator of the Alliance for Affordable Internet program. In this capacity, he builds coalitions of private, public and civil society organizations to advance affordable access to both mobile and fixed-line Internet in Asia. Dr. Shadrach also consults for the Global Libraries Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Until recently, Dr. Shadrach served as the Global CEO of the Telecentre.org Foundation. Prior to that, he worked for IDRC, Canada, managing ICT4D research grants in Asia. In partnership with ITU, he has also launched the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign for offering digital skills to over 1 million women worldwide.

In his three-decade long career, Dr. Shadrach has also served a variety of organizations such as the British Council, Transparency International and OneWorld International. He has consulted for DFID, the Open University, Practical Action and Article 19; ITU; UNDP; and, the ICTA of Sri Lanka.

Mariah Shuman
Director, Maritime & International Regulatory Affairs
O3b Networks
USA

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Mariah Shuman has been with O3b Networks since 2013.

As Director of Maritime & International Regulatory Affairs, Ms. Shuman obtains regulatory approvals for O3b’s satellite services and earth stations; ensures compliance with international and local requirements; and monitors developments regarding spectrum allocation and licensing procedures.

Ms. Shuman is co-chair of the Regulatory Working Group of the Satellite Industry Association, and she served on the U.S.A. delegation for WRC-15.

David Socha
Practice Leader, Utilities & Smart Cities
Teradata
Singapore

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David started his career as an electrical distribution networks engineer, helping to keep the lights on in Central Scotland. In the mid-1990s, he moved through roles in Scottish Power’s electricity retail deregulation programme and into the second stage of his career as an IT Strategist and Manager. David then spent 4 years at a major international systems integrator and consultancy before joining Teradata around 6 years ago. He works with national and account-focused teams to bring Teradata’s unrivalled data and analytics capabilities and knowledge to the international Utilities and Smart Cities sector.

David lives in Singapore, but has lived most of his life in Edinburgh, Scotland (at least at the weekends). He has a B.Eng from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and an MSc from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He remains an engineer at heart.

Steve Song
Wireless Spectrum Research Associate
Network Startup Resource Center
Canada

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Steve is a research associate and consultant with the Network Startup Resource Center where he works to expand the use of wireless technologies through shared spectrum strategies and to enable greater Internet access throughout Africa and other emerging markets. He has been involved in advocacy for dynamic spectrum regulation related to television broadcast spectrum as well as the implementation of several pilots since 2008.

Since 2009, Steve has been actively maintaining public maps of undersea and now terrestrial fiber optic infrastructure in Africa. He is also the founder of Village Telco, a social enterprise that builds inexpensive WiFi mesh VoIP technologies to deliver affordable voice and Internet options in under-serviced regions.

Previously, Steve worked at the International Development Resource Centre, where he led the organization’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development program in Africa and funded research into the transformational potential of ICTs across Africa. Steve has also been an active supporter of the development of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in sub-Saharan Africa. He writes about Africa telecommunications issues at http://manypossibilities.net.

Leo Sugandhi
Spectrum Frequency Planning Analyst for Mobile Services at Directorate of Spectrum Planning and Policy
Ministry of ICT Indonesia
Indonesia

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Leo Sugandhi is a Spectrum Frequency Planning Specialist at Directorate of Spectrum Frequency Planning and Policy of Ministry of ICT Indonesia since 2012. He specializes in spectrum planning for mobile services. He has contributed to the 1800 MHz reframing for 4G in Indonesia, and also works to promote broadband Internet use, IoT and smart cities development. Currently he works to provide additional spectrum for mobile broadband and formulates network sharing regulation in Indonesia.

Before joining Directorate of Spectrum Frequency Planning of MICT, he was a regulatory analyst in Indonesia Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BRTI) since 2006. He had several roles in formulating regulation, especially in mobile broadband, competition, contents and application as well as OTT.

Additionally, his telecommunication interest is broadband including new technology and spectrum, competition, IoT, smart cities, OTT and rural services.

James Sullivan
Managing Director, Head of Asia ex Japan, J.P. Morgan Securities Singapore Pte Ltd
Singapore

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James manages Asia ex Japan Research and APAC Telecom research based in Singapore. His fundamental research has been recognized through top tier rankings in II and Asia Money, while his stock picking abilities have been recognized by top tier rankings in the Asian Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street awards.

He has been covering Emerging Markets since 1996, and has been based in Asia since 1998. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he managed investment portfolios focused on the Asian Telecom, Media, and Internet sectors for eight years at Citadel Investment Group, Oaktree Capital, and Millennium Partners based in Hong Kong and Singapore. James has also provided consulting services to Starhub, a listed Singapore Telecom/Pay TV operator and Kong.com, a listed Chinese Internet company.

Prior to that he covered regional Telecom and Media names for Credit Suisse First Boston, based in Bangkok. His first role based in Asia involved private equity advisory in ASEAN. Post University he spent four years with IBM, serving as a Global Account Manager in the IBM Telecom & Media Group, covering Time Warner, based in New York.

James received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Marist College. He has been a guest lecturer for Duke University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Nguyen Anh Tuan
Deputy Director of Frequency Policy and Planning Division
Administration of Radio Frequency Management – MIC Vietnam
Vietnam

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Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan has been joining Authority of Radio Frequency Management-Ministry of Information and Communication since 2002, majored in radio frequency monitoring, frequency licensing and assignment, spectrum plan. Currently, his position is deputy director of spectrum policy and planning division in Authority of Radio Frequency Management, responsible for National frequency table, broadcasting service and International Mobile Telecommunication.

Mr. Tuan is also active in activities of regional and international forum on radio communication such as ASEAN TELMIN, ITU-R WP5D, APG, and WRC-2016. He has highly contributed to the promotion of spectrum harmonization in ASEAN region through his proposal on ASEAN cooperation projects, especially the proposal on establishment of working group on spectrum management in ASEAN, in which Mr. Tuan has been taking the role of chairman.

Shrinath V
Product Management & Design Thinking Consultant and Google Developer Expert
India

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Shrinath is a product management and design thinking coach with over a decade of experience across entrepreneurial and established firms like Texas Instruments, Nokia, Motorola & MapmyIndia.

In his last corporate role, he was heading product management for location-based services on a range of Nokia phones used in more than 100 countries.

Over the last four years, Shrinath has consulted with startups and established firms on product strategy, business planning, product management, product marketing, managing user experience projects, portfolio management, pricing, analytics, crowdfunding and marketing strategies.

He has also coached NGOs across Kenya, Myanmar, and India on the art of storytelling, fundraising & branding in a US state department-sponsored program.

He has been recognized as a Google Developer Expert in Product Strategy for his work with the startup ecosystem.

Chris Weasler
Director of Global Connectivity
Facebook
USA

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Chris is Facebook’s lead on spectrum policy and mobile access and in this role is one of the key stakeholders driving Internet.org’s connectivity strategy. Previously, Chris managed Facebook’s partnerships with mobile operators.

Prior to Facebook, Chris was VP of Business Development at LightSquared and VP of Global Development and Roaming at Sprint Nextel. During his career he has consulted with start-ups, wireless operators and also provided consultation to the FCC on a host of roaming and spectrum issues.

Early in his career, at Palm he helped launch the first wireless PDA, and at OmniSky, Chris led the product and business development for its wireless portal. He has an undergraduate degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School.

Dennis Wong
Venture Capital Analyst
Golden Equator Capital
Singapore

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Dennis Wong works in the Fund Management team at Golden Equator Capital. He is in charge of sourcing and analysing potential investments, reviewing performance levels of current investments, and working closely with portfolio companies to accelerate their growth. Prior to joining GEC, Dennis worked in the Competition and Anti-Trust department at Allen & Gledhill LLP and the Litigation department at Tan Peng Chin LLC. With his legal experience, Dennis is in charge of reviewing and drafting legal documents such as investment agreements and shareholder agreements at GEC. Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Laws as well as a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from Monash University.

Amelia Yeo
Manager
Internet Society
Singapore

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Amelia Yeo is Senior Manager, Partnership Development at the Internet Society, the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development.

In this role, she cultivates and secures new members and sponsors as well as develop and oversee projects across the Asia and Pacific region, including Public Policy, Capacity Building and Internet Standards and Technology.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, Amelia worked with a private communications consultancy acquiring new clients, increasing sales for the company and diversifying their client base to a wider variety of sectors. Her career background includes working for Government Foreign Trade Development organisations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, the Philippines and Indonesia. She has worked in international marketing, business development, project management, building and managing clients and partner relationships, strategic business and financial planning and forecasting.

She has worked with a wide variety of companies from small companies to global leaders in fast-moving-consumer-goods to education to global infocomm technology leaders including networking and telecommunications equipment, software, testing and, certification etc.

M Hotel Singapore

SPECTRUM FUTURES 2015

Spectrum Futures 2015 was held in Singapore from 10–11 September 2015 at M Hotel Singapore.

The conference began on Thursday, 10 September with an all-day program and an evening reception open to all registered attendees.

The event continued on Friday, 11 September with a half-day program and lunch followed by a regulators-only symposium in the afternoon.

2015 SPONSORS

THURSDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2015
TimeTopic
08.00–08.10Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:
Stephen Ho, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

08.10–08.30Keynote: Internet Access for Everyone: Getting There Faster

Presenter:
Chris Weasler, Global Head of Spectrum Policy & Connectivity Planning, Facebook and Internet.org, USA

08.30–09.20Everything You Thought You Knew Will Change

Panelists:
Alex Orange, Director of Government Affairs, Southeast Asia & Pacific, Qualcomm Incorporated, Hong Kong SAR, China
Anup Changaroth, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Ciena, Singapore

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

09.20–10.00New Developments in Spectrum Sharing

Panelists:
Johan Adler, VP, Government and Industry Relations, South East Asia and Oceania, Ericsson, Thailand
Heikki Kokkinen, CEO, Co-founder, Fairspectrum, Finland

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

10.00–10.15Break
10.15–11.15Dynamic Spectrum: Current Issues

Panelists:
H Sama Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, United Kingdom
Jeffrey Yan, Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation, Singapore
Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India, India

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

11.15–12.15TV White Spaces and Other Ways to Maximize Resources

Panelists:
Hemant Mallapur, Co-founder & VP Engineering, Saankhya Labs, India
Chaucer Leung, Assistant Director, Office of the Communications Authority, Hong Kong SAR, China
Peter Stanforth, CTO & Founder, Spectrum Bridge Inc, USA

Moderator:
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA

12.15–13.15Lunch
13.15–14.15The New Satellite Roles

Panelists:
Cyril Annarella, Executive Director, Kacific Broadband Satellites, Singapore
Vern Fotheringham, Executive Chairman, V-Satcast, LLC, USA
Mariah Shuman, Regulatory Counsel, O3b Networks, USA

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

14.15–15.15Will Internet of Things–or OTT–Change Everything?

Panelists:
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
Haris Kremo, Researcher, Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd., Japan
Raakesh Menon, Senior Segment Manager, Telstra, Singapore

Moderator:
Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

15.15–15.30Break
15.30–16.30Rural Access is the Issue

Panelists:
Rekha Jain, Professor and Executive Chair, IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence, India
Vaibhav Magow, Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific, Hughes Network Systems, India

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

16.30–17.15No Backhaul, No Access: What Can We Do?

Panelists:
Qian Zhong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE SubCom, USA
Sean Bergin, President, APTelecom, Thailand
Julian Rawle, Principal, Julian Rawle Consulting, USA

Moderator:
Paul McCann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting, Australia

18.00–20.00Evening Reception
FRIDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2015
TimeTopic
08.00–08.10Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome Remarks:
Anthony Rossabi, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Strategy, Telx, USA

Convener:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

08.10–09.00Our Biggest Internet Access Challenges

Panelist:
Woro Indah Widiastuty, Senior Technology Advisor to the Minister for Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia

Moderator:
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA

09.00–10.00The Network is the Computer, the Data Center is the OS

Presenter:
Bill Barney, CEO, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange, Hong Kong SAR, China

Interviewer:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

10.00–10.15Break
10.15–11.00Keynote: Digital Realty

Presenter:
Damien Spillane, Director of Engineering, APAC, Digital Realty, Australia

Interviewer:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

11.00–12.00Summing it All Up: Pay Attention to These Trends

Panelist:
Anup Changaroth, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Ciena, Singapore
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
Wan Faizal Wan Hassan, Assistant Vice President, Group Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group Berhad, Malaysia

Moderator:
Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures, USA

12.00–13.00Lunch
Regulators-Only Symposium
13.00–14.00What We Think About What We Have Heard
14.00–15.00Rural Internet Access: Our Plan to Solve the Problem
15.00–15.15Break
15.15–16.00Top Internet Issues We Face: Spectrum, Business Models and Core Networks

LEARN ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
JOHAN ADLER
VP, Government and Industry Relations, South East Asia and Oceania
Ericsson
Thailand
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Johan is a seasoned telecom executive with 20 years of experience working and doing business in Asia. Throughout his Asian career, he has worked in senior positions with Ericsson. Johan has been president and country manager in a number of countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Myanmar. He has also held positions as head of global services in South East Asia, head of business development in Asia and head of M&A in North East Asia.

In his current position as VP and head of Government and Industry Relations, he is advising governments in the region on matters related to policies and regulatory matters and driving Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society. Johan is often appearing as a speaker at industry events speaking about the future of the ICT industry and its impact on societies. Before joining Ericsson in 1995, he worked for the Swedish operator TeliaSonera.

CYRIL ANNARELLA
Executive Director
Kacific Broadband Satellites
Singapore

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Cyril Annarella has over 18 years of experience in telecommunications and digital security industries, with senior roles spanning across marketing, business development, M&A, R&D, innovation and investment in start-ups.

Before joining Kacific, Cyril Annarella headed Soft Venture, the operating partner of Hera Capital, a Singapore-based private equity fund. Previously, he held management roles in Europe and Asia at Gemalto, the Paris-listed global leader of digital security.

Cyril has a MBA with honours from Chicago-Booth, as well as two Master’s degrees in Aerospace engineering from ISAE in France and the University of Texas at Austin.

Like all members of the Kacific team, Cyril is strongly committed to improve the economic well-being of Pacific and South-Asian nations with a new era of affordable Internet connectivity.

SEAN BERGIN
President
APTelecom
Thailand

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Sean Bergin has been instrumental in building APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom and fiber consulting, elevating from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over US $125 million in sales for clients.

Under Bergin’s leadership, APTelecom has been named the Sales Team of the Year by the Global Customer Sales and Service Awards, as well as a silver award winner of the 2014 Fastest-Growing Company EMEA by the Best in Biz Awards.

Bergin has significant management experience at both national and international levels at Telstra & BT. Bergin has also served as Director of Sales for Australia Japan Cable, an international wholesale submarine cable system linking Australia and Japan.

Bergin is an Advisory Board Member for Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), and is a frequent speaker and panelist within the ICT sector. Bergin is a MBA graduate from the Australian Graduate Management Consortium.

BILL BARNEY
CEO
Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange
Hong Kong SAR, China

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A veteran of the telecommunications industry, Mr. Barney’s career spans more than 15 years in Asia.

Mr. Barney was appointed CEO of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) in March 2015 to oversee the Enterprise, IDC and NLD (National Long Distance) businesses in India in addition to his role as Chairman and CEO of Global Cloud Xchange (GCX).

Mr. Barney joined the company in January 2014 as CEO of Reliance Globalcom, which later rebranded as GCX. Under his leadership, GCX has entered a new stage of growth and expansion with a successful debut in the international capital markets and the launch of the company’s next generation content and Cloud delivery platform across India and globally.

Earlier, Mr. Barney served as CEO of Pacnet for 10 years leading the company’s successful acquisition of regional ISP, Pacific Internet, which operationally merged with Asia Netcom and re-launched as Pacnet in January 2008. Under his leadership, the company achieved industry-leading growth and won numerous accolades from industry and media organizations. In 2008, Mr. Barney was named CEO of the Year by Telecom Asia and voted Best Asia Pacific Telecom Executive by readers of CommsDay in 2009.

Prior to Pacnet, Mr. Barney served as Asia Pacific President and CEO for MCI Worldcom (Verizon) where he led the company through a three-digit growth phase. Earlier Mr. Barney was Vice President of Global One (Orange Business Services), where he managed operations in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Mr. Barney began his career with AT&T, where he held a number of leadership roles in both international and domestic sales.

Across the telecom and technology sectors, Mr. Barney has been an advocate for regulatory and industry change and a major proponent of Cloud Computing and Open networks. His leadership also extends to 6 years on the Board of Governors for the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

Mr. Barney received his MBA from Columbia University in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.

ANUP CHANGAROTH
Director, Portfolio Marketing,
Asia Pacific, Ciena
Singapore

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Anup Changaroth is Director of Portfolio Marketing, responsible for marketing Ciena’s range of next-generation Converged Packet Optical, Packet Networking, and Software solutions, as well as leading the marketing communications function for the company across the region.

Prior to Ciena, Mr. Changaroth held various positions at Nortel, including leading product marketing for the Metro Ethernet Networks business unit in Asia Pacific, and leading the Solutions Marketing team for Nortel’s Local Internet division prior to that. Mr. Changaroth holds an Honours Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the City University, London; Marketing Management Diploma from Columbia University, USA; as well as a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore.

He is an active industry participant, holding voting membership positions at the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Audio Engineering Society.

VERN FOTHERINGHAM
Executive Chairman
V-Satcast, LLC
USA

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Vern Fotheringham has dedicated his professional career to bringing the benefits of true broadband communication services to the global population. He has been and continues to be a catalyst for change and progress in driving this evolution forward.

He has specialized in early-stage company development and maturation through the IPO and M&A stages. Together with highly skilled and experienced professional colleagues, he translates his clarity of vision into efficient operations and self-sustaining profitability. Mindful of all fiduciary duties, he is a proven steward of investment capital who is focused on protecting the interests of all stakeholders.

Mr. Fotheringham has been a serial entrepreneur in telecommunications, serving as a founder, CEO, Chairman or board member of eighteen innovative telecommunications companies, including Norcom Networks, Digital Satellite Broadcasting Corp, Advanced Radio Telecom, Bazillion, Broadstorm, Terabeam, Adaptix, Mead Instruments, Castanet, Kymeta, V-Satcast and LeoSat.

WAN FAIZAL WAN HASSAN
Assistant Vice President, Group Regulatory Affairs
Axiata Group Berhad
Malaysia

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Wan Faizal is Assistant Vice President in Group Regulatory Affairs in charge of policy and regulatory advocacy and strategic support for the South East Asian region, with responsibility to shape the regulatory environment for Axiata Group’s operating companies in order to optimize business opportunities, minimize regulatory risks, and enhance shareholders value.

He has served Axiata Group for close to 12 years in various regulatory portfolios as well as in strategy and business development roles.

Previously, he was attached to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission in the economic regulation function and prior to that, served in economic and equity research role in an investment bank in Kuala Lumpur.

Wan Faizal graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of East Anglia, Norwich and holds a Master’s degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

REKHA JAIN
Professor and Executive Chair
IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence
India

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Rekha Jain is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and the Executive Chair of the IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence. She received her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. She was a recipient of the senior Fulbright Fellowship on Telecom Regulation in 1997-98.

She has consulted with several leading national and international organizations in her areas of research interests such as Telecom Policy and Regulation, ICT Strategy and Management, Spectrum Management, Internet Governance, Information System Implementation and Impact Assessment in the ICT domain.

She has several publications in national and international journals. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) and Board Member of several professional organizations. She has been a member of several key national level committees in the telecom and IT sectors.

HEIKKI KOKKINEN
CEO, Co-founder
Fairspectrum
Finland

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Dr. Heikki Kokkinen is the founder and CEO of Fairspectrum. Fairspectrum is a Finnish company, which provided the geolocation database service for Europe’s first TV White Space radio license based on a geolocation database and the repository service in the world’s first Licensed Shared Access (LSA) 2.3 GHz field trial.

He holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science, an academic entrepreneur degree from Aalto School of Business, licentiate degree in telecommunications and industrial economics, and Master’s degree in electronics.

Heikki is a requested speaker in spectrum, sharing events globally. He is devoted to marketing, research and development, financing, system integration, piloting and deploying of spectrum sharing technologies.

HARIS KREMO
Researcher
Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd.
Japan

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Haris Kremo received the Dipl.Ing. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2000. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

From 2000 to 2002, he was a Research Engineer with ENERGOINVEST dd, Sarajevo. From 2003 to 2010 he was a Graduate Assistant with the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB), where he was one of the engineers responsible for the design and maintenance of the ORBIT wireless testbed.

In 2010, he was with the EDGE Lab, Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Currently, he is a Researcher with Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Tokyo. His research interests include dynamic spectrum access, vehicular wireless communications, and automated driving systems.

VAIBHAV MAGOW
Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific
Hughes Network Systems
India

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Vaibhav Magow is Regional Head for APAC in the International Division at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes). In this capacity, he is responsible for the sales and business development of Hughes products and services for the Asia Pacific market.

Vaibhav has worked extensively in India and Asia Pacific markets and works along with Telco’s, Service Providers, System Integrators, Satellite Operators and other Industry members in one of the most dynamic regions for Satellite services. Having worked on winning large and prestigious projects over the years, he has considerable insights into the current trends shaping the industry.

Vaibhav began his career at Hughes in 1998 in Hughes Escorts Communications Limited, India as a Channel Sales Manager. Prior to his current position, Mr. Magow was Sr. Director, Marketing for Fusion Services and was in charge from the inception of the division for creating products and services for the Indian Market meant for bridging the digital divide. During this time, HughesNet Fusion had more orders for deploying 20,000 terminals and up until July 2009 had deployed 6,000 of those terminals.

Vaibhav holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune, Maharashtra, India.

HEMANT MALLAPUR
Co-founder & VP Engineering
Saankhya Labs
India

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Hemant Mallapur is a Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at Saankhya Labs – an innovative technology startup from India developing wireless broadband systems.

Hemant manages development of TV White Space products, which are the world’s first Base Station & Modem equipment compliant to IEEE802.22 & Wi-FAR standards. Prior to this he managed development of Saankhya’s award-winning Software Defined Radio chipsets.

He is an Observer on the Board of Directors of Saankhya, which is a privately-held fabless semiconductor company funded by Intel Capital.

Hemant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications from JNTU Hyderabad, India and has over 23 years of experience in semiconductor industry. Earlier, he was one of the early members of Sage Inc., which went IPO in 1999, where he managed development of chipsets for HDTV. In 2000 he was featured in the annual Innovator List by EDN ASIA magazine and holds 4 US patents.

RAJAN S. MATHEWS
Director General
Cellular Operators Association of India
India

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Prior to joining COAI as Director General in April 2010, Rajan served in many senior executive positions such as CEO, COO and CFO of such major companies as Telargo (a JV of NTT DoCoMo), Afghan Wireless, Call Sciences, AT&T Wireless, Birla-AT&T (now IDEA), and as a senior financial executive at Beatrice International, Columbia-Tri Star Pictures, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Rajan specializes in international operations and start-up ventures, turn-arounds, mergers & acquisitions and venture financing. He assisted in raising over $1.5 billion of financing for companies through public and private offerings of equity, debt and private placements. He has managed companies in such diverse places including the USA, Afghanistan, India, UK, France, Germany, Belgium Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Rajan has served and continues to serve on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.

PAUL MCCANN
Managing Director
McCann Consulting
Australia

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Paul McCann is Managing Director of McCann Consulting International Pty Ltd. Paul has over 40 years of network planning & development experience in telecommunications both in international and domestic arenas.

Prior to returning to consulting in 2012, Paul spent over 8 years with Verizon in Asia Pacific, driving growth of Verizon’s network across Asia by developing & implementing plans delivering major operational cost reductions and improved service performance.

Paul is now Managing Director of his own consulting business where the core business focus is on “connectivity” with expertise spanning all aspects of planning and development for Satellite, Submarine cable and Domestic access technologies and business. Paul is well known for his personable nature, his rapport with customers and his ability to deliver on time.

RAAKESH MENON
Senior Segment Manager
Telstra
Singapore

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Raakesh Menon is a Senior Segment Manager at Telstra based in Singapore. He is responsible for developing new segment strategies, product solutions and commercial offers for OTT segment thus enhancing it by supporting its growth. He has around 15 years of experience in global telecom markets and joined Telstra in September 2011 as the Senior Product Manager heading the global transmission product portfolio.

Prior to Telstra, Raakesh was employed by Tata Communications in Singapore where he managed the IPLs and IP Transit product lines for APAC and MENA markets. He has also worked at Airtel Enterprise Services and Reliance Infocomm in various capacities and roles.

Raakesh holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Instituto de Empressa (IE) Business School in Madrid, Spain.

H SAMA NWANA
Executive Director
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
United Kingdom

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As Executive Director of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, H Nwana assists with the development and execution of the organization’s strategic initiatives and outreach to and recruitment of potential partners and members across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Prior to this, Nwana was Group Director of Spectrum Policy at Ofcom, where he ran UK’s Spectrum Policy and spearheaded UK’s dynamic spectrum management activities, specifically focusing on TV White Spaces for broadband and other applications. Before this, Nwana was MD at Arqiva and earlier in his career he worked at Quadriga Worldwide Ltd and was instrumental in the introduction of digital technology and services to the hospitality industry across Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

ALEX ORANGE
Director of Government Affairs, Southeast Asia & Pacific
Qualcomm Incorrporated
Hong Kong SAR, China

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With more than 17 years of experience in telecommunications related policy development Alex Orange directs Qualcomm’s public policy and regulatory agenda and oversees its relationship with Government and regulatory agencies in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Alex works with Ministries, policy makers and independent regulators on national frequency allocation plans, licensing and regulations for 3G, 4G, mobile broadband and broadband wireless access systems. Alex also interfaces with multilateral organizations and governmental forums such as the International Telecommunications Union and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity, to coordinate regional and international efforts in support of Qualcomm’s next-generation wireless technologies.

ROBERT PEPPER
VP, Global Technology Policy
Cisco
USA

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Robert Pepper leads Cisco’s Global Technology Policy team working with governments and business leaders across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, security, privacy, Internet governance and ICT development.

He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he led teams developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions.

He serves on the board of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and advisory boards for Columbia University and Michigan State University, and is a Communications Program Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the UK’s Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

JULIAN RAWLE
Principal
Julian Rawle Consulting
USA

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Julian Rawle has 15 years’ of experience in the submarine fiber optic industry together with a business development track record in emerging markets going back to 1990. He developed several new businesses in countries of the former Soviet Union, latterly with Cable & Wireless.

Julian went on to lead international marketing efforts for Japanese marine installer, NTTWEM, before joining Pioneer Consulting. He acquired Pioneer and transformed the business into a leading center for submarine expertise.

Julian is a member of Extended Team which successfully supported the Main One (Nigeria-Portugal) private submarine cable project. Member of Extended Team which successfully supported Brazilian investment bank, BTG Pactual, in acquiring GlobeNet (Brazil-US) submarine cable. He now operates independently and leads business development for the MYTHIC cable project between Myanmar, Malaysia, and Thailand.

ABDUL SAMAD
Member Compliance & Enforcement
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Pakistan

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With extensive experience working with telecom regulator, Mr. Abdul Samad serves as Member (Compliance & Enforcement) of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) since 2014. He is the head of four main divisions including Licensing, Enforcement, Internet Policy & Web Analyses, and Strategy & Development of PTA. Mr. Samad has played a magnificent role in the auction of 3G/4G spectrum in Pakistan and efficiently supervised the task of the Biometric Verification System (BVS) for issuance of Mobile SIMs in Pakistan. He has also taken various initiatives to curb illegal international grey traffic in Pakistan.

Prior to becoming the Member of PTA, Mr. Samad served on the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Frequency Allocation Board through various key positions with the responsibilities of Reforming/Vacating and Spectrum Planning, Licensing and License Enforcement Divisions of PTA. He also reformed spectrum for 3G licensing and prepared plans for spectrum reformation for IMT Advance/4G services.

Mr. Samad has attended various international conferences of World Radio Communication organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and participated in frequency coordination meetings with various foreign administration for satellite program of Pakistan. Additionally, he presented Pakistan in a SATRC Working Group on “Spectrum Management & Allocation and Spectrum Pricing.”

Mr. Samad has remained Faculty Member/Research Associate at Faculty of Electronics Engineering (FEE) Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK), one of the leading Institutes of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan.

MARIA SHUMAN
Regulatory Counsel
O3b Networks
USA

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Mariah Shuman has been with O3b Networks for over two years. As Regulatory Counsel, Ms. Shuman assists with the facilitation of licensing and regulatory approvals for O3b’s satellite services and earth stations in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and other regions.

Ms. Shuman works on compliance with international standards and laws of countries in which O3b provides services, monitors and assists with comments in regulatory consultations regarding spectrum allocation and licensing procedures, and collaborates with domestic and international associations on satellite-related matters. Ms. Shuman serves on the U.S. delegation for WRC-15.

DAMIEN SPILLANE
Director of Engineering, APAC
Digital Realty
Australia

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Damien Spillane is the Director of Sales Engineering for APAC at Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), responsible for interfacing with customers and their consultants around their data centre requirements with a remit that covers connectivity, sales, acquisitions, design and construction. He joined Digital Realty in 2011.

Previously, Damien acted as a functional head for a data center engineering consultancy within a global organization, leading a specialist team of more than 20 engineers. With more than a decade of global experience, Damien Spillane is a senior data center professional with experience in leading teams dealing with uncertainty, change and risk related to complex data center projects. Damien is an accomplished mechanical engineer with a history of delivering large, institutional-quality data center projects as a design consultant, main contractor and client-side representative.

Damien is a chartered engineer and was educated in Bolton St., Dublin, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

PETER STANFORTH
CTO & Founder
Spectrum Bridge Inc
USA

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As CTO and co-founder of Spectrum Bridge Inc, Mr. Stanforth is responsible for implementing the vision of Dynamic Spectrum Access via the Spectrum Bridge Spectrum Access System (SAS).

Prior to co-founding Spectrum Bridge, Mr. Stanforth was co-founder and CTO of MeshNetworks, Inc, where he was responsible for managing the strategic business and technical aspects of product development and operations. Prior to MeshNetworks, Mr. Stanforth held a variety of engineering and management roles in telecommunications startups and Fortune 100 equipment manufacturers.

Mr. Stanforth has authored over 35 US Patents on wireless technologies and has published numerous papers on Telecommunications Technology and Strategy. Mr. Stanforth Holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Teesside.

CHRIS WEASLER
Global Head of Spectrum Policy & Connectivity Planning
Facebook & Internet.org
USA

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Chris is Facebook’s lead on spectrum policy and mobile access and in this role is one of the key stakeholders driving Internet.org’s connectivity strategy. Previously, Chris managed Facebook’s partnerships with mobile operators.

Prior to Facebook, Chris was VP of Business Development at LightSquared and VP of Global Development and Roaming at Sprint Nextel. During his career he has consulted with start-ups, wireless operators and also provided consultation to the FCC on a host of roaming and spectrum issues.

Early in his career, at Palm he helped launch the first wireless PDA, and at OmniSky, Chris led the product and business development for its wireless portal. He has an undergraduate degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School.

JOE WEINMAN
Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
USA

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Joe Weinman is the author of Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things, the number one new release in the computer and technology industry. He is also the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, and the Cloud Economics editor for IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine.

He has held a number of executive positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, HP, and Telx, and has been awarded 21 U.S. and international patents. He received his BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison, respectively, and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development.

WORO INDAH WIDIASTUTY
Senior Technology Advisor to the Minister for Technology
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia
Indonesia

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With a background in engineering, Mrs. Woro has successfully served the Nation for more than 28 years in the Ministry of Communication and Information. She began her career in 1987, and in 2009, she began to lead the standardization and audit directorates as the director and continued to lead different directorates until she was mandated as the Senior Technology Advisor to the Minister in 2014.

Being a part of various telecommunication projects, she received an appreciation from the President in 1998. Mrs. Woro plays an active role in the development of telecommunication networks and regulations in Indonesia, and her efforts will continue to be dedicated to the nation.

JEFFREY YAN
Director, Technology Policy
Microsoft Corporation
Singapore

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Jeffrey Yan is the Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft, where he is part of a global team examining long-term, disruptive technology trends with associated policy implications and societal impacts. His areas of interests include telecommunications, cloud computing, Internet governance and trustworthy data management.

Jeffrey has over 20 years of technology, business and policy experience in telecom and the ICT industry. He spent the first 13 years of his career with Nortel Networks, where he held senior technology, product management, marketing, and standard management roles in North American and Asian markets. He joined Microsoft in 2006 and has held various senior positions in the Entertainment & Devices Division, Legal & Corporate Affairs Group, and the Technology Policy Group. He represents Microsoft in many international technology and policy forums such as ITU, IGF, IIC, and ICANN. He currently co-chairs the Singapore White Space Pilot Group, an industry consortium that spearheads TV White Space commercial pilots in Singapore.

Jeffrey graduated from Dalhousie University, Canada, with an honor degree in Computer Science. He also did post-graduate studies in Software Engineering and Business Management. He is currently based in Singapore with his family.

QIAN ZHONG
Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales
TE SubCom
USA

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Dr. Qian Zhong is currently Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales at TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company. He is responsible for the sales, marketing, and business development efforts for the region.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Zhong was Managing Director, Product Management, where he led the planning, marketing, and development of new products for the company. Previously, Qian also held various management positions at the company as Director of System Engineering, where he was in charge of the technical sales for the business, Director of Cable Development, and Director of Advanced Technology Research, respectively.

Qian started his career at the AT&T Bell Labs in 1992 where he worked at the Optical Fiber Research Department in Murray Hill, NJ. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business of the New York University.