CC Digital Cloud Summit - Berlin 18th & 19th June

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Executives around the world are under pressure to innovate or die, with the value of information and security among the top priorities for all businesses. Adoption of cloud technology is important where there’s elastic demand, helping businesses map their metabolism and only pay for computing resources as and when they need them.

Carrier Community (CC) is launching its first CC – Digital Cloud Summit in Berlin on 18th & 19th June 2018 at the Adlon-Kempinski Hotel and invite cloud companies to attend, meet and network while exploring business opportunities and show casing their latest solutions.  Companies from various segments such as Application – Content Providers – Cloud  – Security – Data Storage – Mobile –– Datacenters – Enterprises and other related segments will participate and meet in one place. All Digital Cloud registered guests have free access to the CEE 2018 GCCM event taken place in the 2nd ballroom at the Adlon Hotel. 500+ telecom executives are attending this 5th  annual GCCM conference in 2018. Please click here to view more details about this parallel event.


REASONS TO ATTEND CC Digital Cloud Summit - Berlin
  1. An exclusive event for the digital cloud segment
  2. Meet with digital cloud peers in a relaxed environment and interact with telecom companies during evening hours
  3. Present and converse market trends, new ideas and updates
  4. Enjoy networking and discussions over drinks!
  5. 100% business networking discussions sessions
Sunday, June 17
20:00 - 22:00

Pre-Event Networking Get-together with drinks at Meliá Hotel Berlin co-hosted by Lanck and 3U

Monday, June 18
08:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
10:30 - 11:15 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.
Topic:Big Data, Cloud Challenges, Trends & Opportunities
11:45 - 12:30 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Cloud Cybersecurity- Today’s Challenges and Solutions to prevent attacks and secure networks
12:30 - 14:00 Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:15

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Internet Exchange (IX) Open Discussion Forum

14:30 - 15:15 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.
Topic: SMS Mobile Messaging

15:15 - 16:00 Networking Session Break
16:30 - 17:30 Official Opening Networking Cocktail Drink Reception
17:00 - 19:00 Global CC AWARDS – official ceremony (only for Awards registered companies)
17:00 - 17:30 Official First Day Closure
19:30 - 23:30

Welcome Reception with Drinks, Canapés, Live Shows and DJ at PURO Sky Lounge co-hosted by 42com and Xicomm

Tuesday, June 19
09:30 - 11:45 Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
11:00 - 11:45 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.
Topic: Monetization on internet of things (IOT)& Cloud ‘Blockchain, the next game changer?

11:45 - 12:30 Networking Session Break
12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: How do operators face the increasing threat of fraud in wholesale business?
15:30 - 16:30 Networking Session and Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30 Official Closing
19:00 - 22:00

Closing Evening Networking Reception with Drinks, Food and Music at Caros Bar Berlin

The Adlon-Kempinski Hotel
Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2261 0

Prestigious location. Inspiring architecture. Majestic ambience. The pure luxury of classical elegance paired with the very latest in conference technology. Genuine hospitality. Superior cuisine…all it takes to elevate each event at Hotel Adlon into a treasured memory. Situated at Pariser Platz square and on the Unter den Linden boulevard, in close proximity to the most famous landmark of Berlin the Brandenburg Gate, surrounded by sights and attractions, exclusive boutiques, galleries and theaters…discover the unique location Adlon Kempinski Berlin.

Erik van Stokkom
Board Member - MGI
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 20 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.
Isabelle Paradis
President and Founder at HOT TELECOM
Isabelle is President and Founder of HOT TELECOM, one of the most innovative and creative telecom research and consulting companies in the industry. HOT TELECOM has been supporting operators, regulators and investors on a global basis for over 14 years, more particularly on the subjects of International and wholesale.

More recently, Isabelle has been working with many of the world's global wholesalers and service providers to help them define their transformation strategy. She has published a number of articles and reports on the subject and has spoken at numerous conferences to share her views on the future of the wholesale business.

Isabelle holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering, an MBA in Finance and has over 20 years working globally.
Jose Garcia
Owner at GTC

Launch SMS services / Shift from Voice to Messaging / A2P SMS Monetization / MNO revenue assurance / SMS platforms / P2P SMS Cost optimization / Training Sales and Carrier Relations / Wholesale Voice / VoIP / Integration of Operators, Carriers, Aggregators into value chain of OTT services / Off-net connectivity for OTT services.

Thomas King
Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX International AG
Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree (Diplom) in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008. Thomas was Head of the Research & Development department at DE-CIX until the end of 2015. Since 2016, Thomas King has been promoted to the newly-created position of CIO of DE-CIX.
James Williams
CEO and Founder at MrConnectivity

James Williams is the Founder and CEO of MrConnectivity, a consultancy practice having Mobile Engagement as its principal focus; A2P SMS  is a core competence within that. Clients include Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), content Aggregators, API companies, Messaging Hubs and technology vendors.  James founded MrConnectivity four years ago, leveraging 20 years’ Telecommunications experience. A large part of the past five years has been spent guiding MNOs globally in securing their A2P SMS channels, effectively monetising all traffic and helping them develop comprehensive Mobile Engagement strategies and multi-channel product suites that can be used by their Enterprise clients (Inbound and Outbound). Technology alone is not the ‘silver bullet’ and a holistic approach is required. Companies just need to bring their brand and MrConnectivity can deal with the rest.

Alexei Yanson
CEO at Lanck Telecom

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Kreso Remenar
Sales Manager at Openmind Networks

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Nick Lane
Chief Insight Analyst at mobilesquared Ltd
Nick is Chief Insight Analyst and Founder at mobilesquared, and specialises in all aspects of the mobile and telecommunications industries, including; messaging and OTT, unified communications, mpayments, the enterprise, mobile marketing and advertising, premium rate services, automated platforms, mobile internet and social media, apps and content, as well as networks and technology. Nick oversees all aspects of client projects; research, analysis, data modellling, and creative output, to drive awareness of clients' brands through white papers or reports, or provide our clients with market positioning and competitor analysis to support company expansion and product launches, as well as Mobilesquared’s own reports, including Global A2P SMS forecasts, 2015-2020. Nick speaks at conferences around the world, and is a judge for the Global Mobile Awards, the MEFFYS and the EMMAs. In his time as an analyst, Nick has written strategic industry reports on all of the subjects listed above.
Andreas Constantinides
Commercial Director at Yuboto

Andreas is the Commercial Director of Yuboto, a leading acclaimed and 7 times awarded Mobile Marketing Company in Greece.

He joined Yuboto in 2012 and holds almost two decades of experience in telecommunications industry. He holds great motivation abilities and inspires teamwork. He is a sales oriented person and passionate for high value customer service performance. Andreas will present the 2nd Generation Mobile Marketing Tools, that give access to unlimited and personalized mobile marketing campaigns via a simple SMS landed on a smart phone, and all 2nd Generation tools available at Yuboto's mobile marketing platform: "Yuniverse". Andreas is a qualified Professional Business Trainer of National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and author of numerous best-seller Sales books and manuals.

Bernard Lecanu
Managing Director at BL International Consultant

Bernard Lecanu began his professional Career as a teacher, after 5 year of which he joint AMP Group (Now part of Tyco) where he continue for 15 years and became Division Director.

Between 1984 and 1993 he was Managing Director of different companies for the BICC Group mainly in South Europe for components and cables activities. He had his own company in the information system business until 1995 and joint Siemens Group,he was appointed Managing Director for France and   their French Africa, south America and part of Asia pacific market for OSP products from 1996-2002 he was  Vice President International for Outside plant product ,and his capacity among other responsibilities, he was responsible for the Data center Market ,and launch with his team a number of Data center projects in Europe ,middle east and Asia pac. Since 2002 , he is managing the consulting company BL International consultant specializes in the field of access network and transmission ,Marketing and Industrial strategy. He was the vice President of the UK Data center association (CHA) he is member of the European commission group for implementation of the European code of conduct. He was one of the founder and Chairman of the European Data center Association and now Honorary chairman of it.

Bernard Lecanu hold an MBA, he is author of several papers .He writes a French book use in many business school “Diversifier ses canaux de vente pourquoi et comment” he has spoken at a various European  forum about Data center  market including united Sates, China and Singapore.

Recently B.Lecanu have been request to participate to the French Digital Agency

Erik Verhoef
Business Development Manager at AMS-IX
Erik has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry working in a commercial role for companies in the software, hardware, storage solutions & datacenter industry. He has been working for AMS-IX for close to 5 years, and previously worked for Telecity (now Equinix), Dell EMC & Visma Software in Oslo, Norway. Erik holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Stephan Schroeder
Vice President Internet & Content at DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS

Stephan Schroeder heads up Deutsche Telekom's IP-Transit, IP-Peering and CDN portfolio, which is operated by the International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) unit within Deutsche Telecom AG.

Since joining DT in 2002 and re-joining in 2011, Stephan has run several business units in ICSS, including International Voice Trading, Mobile Carrier Services as well as Strategy, Planning and Operations. He is also serving as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Benocs GmbH, Berlin; a DT affiliate developing backbone delivery optimization for content served to broadband subscribers.

Between 2006 and 2011 Stephan co-founded and ran Axos Capital Partners in Hamburg, an investment boutique focused on Telco investments in Central and Eastern Europe; has acted as non-executive Director to Telarix Inc, a Vienna, VA based software company providing routing, billing and trading tools for the international voice wholesale industry; and has developed and grown new business areas for Calltrade Carrier Services AG in Zurich. Prior to 2002 he held sales and product management functions for datacenter providers Equinix and Interxion in Europe.

Stephan has developed broad experience in the mobile, broadband and internet ecosystem, with a specific focus on wholesale, interworking and interconnect business.

Mark Stokes
Peering Advisor at LINX
Mark Stokes is a peering advisor for the London Internet Exchange (LINX).
The largest non-profit purely mutual Internet Exchange operator in the world. He has spent the majority of his career in the telecoms industry, gaining experience in areas such as technical support, networking and data centre markets. While providing peering and interconnection advice is his primary job function by day, Mark also enjoys cooking and sci-fi.
Chris van Zinnicq Bergmann
Head of Carrier Sales in Europe at Global Cloud Xchange

Chris van Zinnicq Bergmann has over twenty years of experience in the global telecommunications sector. He started his telecommunications career in Amsterdam where he held corporate as well as sales related positions at BT, Unisource (a joint venture between KPN, Telia and Swisscom) and AT&T-Unisource.

In 1999, Chris left Europe to move to Los Angeles, where he became a member of the team that started the operations of Asia Global Crossing, which later evolved into Pacnet, a subsea cable operator in the Asia Pacific region which in 2014 has been acquired by Telstra. In 2002, Chris relocated to Singapore from where he headed the company’s market expansion activities in Southeast Asia and India and from 2005 to 2008 was the regional head for Southeast Asia and India, responsible for the company’s wholesale and enterprise business in this region. At the end of 2008, Chris moved back to Amsterdam to take up the role of regional head for Europe and North America (until the end of 2010) and subsequently for Europe, the Middle East and India. In 2014, Chris joined Global Cloud Xchange and is currently based in Amsterdam as the head of Carrier Sales in Europe.

Sander Barens
VP Commercial Developments at Expereo International
After joining Expereo 9 years ago and setting up the first international Expereo office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the HQ in Amsterdam as the Global Head of Carrier Relations. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices and combined manage about 2,500 local partners that make up all the portfolio and buying options of Expereo International. Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His telecom career started in 1997 with Unisource Business Services and AT&T Unisource in Europe. Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.
Yael Kahn
Business Manager DACH/ AWS and GCP Division at AllCloud

Yael Kahn Business Manager DACH at AllCloud , originally from Israel, specializing in generating new business​,​established Israeli branches in Berlin managing and expanding client relationships, maintaining existing accounts and identifying new opportunities, along with strengthening brand identity.


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