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Europe has one of the most diverse and dynamic networking markets in the world. Our workshop will explore the different opportunities for inspiring networking innovation across Europe, from Cloud adoption to Software Defined Networking (SDN) models. With thought invoking presentations from Epsilon's industry-veterans, we'll share our approach and vision for the reinvention of the marketplace, while providing some tips and tricks for effective business development.

The workshop will delve into the following topics:
  • Future Connect: Turning Disruption into the Opportunities of the Future
  • Success in the Era of Cloud-centric Networking
  • Disrupt Europe: Networking Strategies for a Changing Market
  • Using Remote Peering to Create New Value in an IX Ecosystem

Join us within the vibrant city of London and share your unique perspective on the evolution of the constantly changing European networking market. Together we can drive innovation in networking. 
DETAILS

20 SEPT 2018   |   EAST ROOM TATE MODERN

Supported by: 
14:30 
REGISTRATION & WELCOME DRINKS

15:00
SUCCESS IN THE ERA OF CLOUD CENTRIC NETWORKING 
Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer, Epsilon

synopsis

Cloud will directly or indirectly influence more than a trillion dollars in IT spend by 2020, according to Gartner. This dramatic shift in the IT ecosystem must be reflected in global networking strategies and the services being delivered to enterprises. Carl Roberts, CCO, at Epsilon outlines his vision for Cloud-centric networking and how service providers globally have to reinvent their approach to networking in the Cloud era. Carl will touch on the drivers and challenges that Service Providers face as they transform their businesses to capitalise on global Cloud adoption and the growth of Cloud-first IT. 

15:30  
DISRUPT EUROPE: NETWORKING STRATEGIES FOR A CHANGING MARKET
Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon

synopsis

Europe has one of the most diverse and dynamic networking markets. It includes world leaders in Cloud adoption as well as some of the fastest growing markets in the world. Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy and Business Development at Epsilon discusses local market trends as well as unique opportunities across the entire region.

Mark will outline how on-demand connectivity is changing how service providers play in the European market as well as the impact of SDN on networking models, showcasing some of Epsilon's latest product innovations and roadmap. Mark will outline strategies for serving new demand in Europe and accelerating growth in the region. 

15:50  
EXPAND THE IX ECOSYSTEM: CREATING NEW VALUE FOR MEMBERS WITH REMOTE PEERING
Halil Kama, Peering Advisor, LINX

synopsis

London is a key communications hub in Europe and central meeting point for Service Providers and enterprises across the globe. It is an ideal location for peering and an increasing number of Service Providers and enterprises want to be present.

Halil Kama, Peering Advisor at LINX, will discuss how remote peering is expanding its ecosystem and the value of peering in a thriving hub like London. It will explain what remote peering means to new and existing members and how it has embraced remote peering as part of its growth strategy.

16:10  
SDN PLATFORM SHOWCASE
Mark Putt, Head of Technical Sales, Epsilon

16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTURE CONNECT - TURNING DISRUPTION INTO OPPORTUNITIES OF THE FUTURE 

synopsis

Epsilon invites industry leaders from across Europe to discuss capturing new opportunities in a changing market. The panel will examine the drivers for change in Europe and the challenges that are unique to the region. Each panellist will outline their vision for the market and what it takes to be successful today and in the future.

Matthew Whalley, Director at ilex Content Strategies, will host the panel and share his thoughts on the future of the European market. This is an opportunity to hear some unique perspective on the evolution of networking in Europe and how different organisations are approaching this dynamic market. 

17:00 - 19:00  
NETWORKING RECEPTION

  • Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon

Mark Daley Bio

Mark plays a leading role in identifying and developing Epsilon’s cutting edge Cloud and communication strategies, with a focus on market and customer needs.

A veteran telecommunications professional, Mark served 14 years with Telstra and other high profile Telecommunication companies such as NTT and eircom. Mark held leading Products and Marketing roles in Telstra’s move into the European market in the mid 90’s, and wrote NTT’s European ICT strategy in the mid-2000’s which they continue to deliver today, as well as winning NTT’s first ever World Communications Award. Mark has also held executive Marketing & Product Director positions at Cap Gemini TMN UK and spent 8 innovative years in the Mobile Roaming world including at WSI’s first US Roaming Hub and launching Syniverse’s first hosted intelligent network services portfolio. Recently, Mark spent 4 years at NetDev that had developed the next generation of web-based OTT voice, video and WebRTC service functions, as well as developing the leading innovative Audio Conferencing platform at BT, which now includes Spatial Audio.
  • Mark Putt, Head of Technical Sales, Epsilon

Mark Putt Bio

Mark heads up Epsilon’s Global Technical Sales in London. In addition to supporting the implementation and growth of strategic partnerships. He plays a pivotal role in the facilitation of Epsilon’s Channel Partner Programme. Mark brings a wealth of industry experience, having been a veteran telecommunications professional dating back to an apprenticeship with Post Office Telecommunications, now BT. He has spent his entire career in the ICT sector working in senior technical sales management roles at companies including Metropolitan Fibre Systems, Level3, KPN, and GTT. Mark has experience in Enterprise, Retail, and Wholesale markets and revels in supporting the diverse array of network service providers Epsilon serves. 
  • Carl Roberts, CCO, Epsilon

Carl Roberts Bio

Carl Roberts has worked in the international Information and Communications Technology industry for over 30 years, with a proven track record in International Marketing and Sales, Business Management, Corporate Strategy & Development, M&A, Business Transformation, Implementation, Planning, Restructuring and Corporate Governance.

Prior to joining Epsilon, Carl worked in his own Consultancy company (Hadaara Consulting) after having held numerous Senior Executive positions in Verizon, MCI, WorldCom Global One and IBM, having started his career in the legal profession working for Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co.
SPEA
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  • Matthew Whalley, Director, Ilex Content Strategies

Matthew Whalley Bio

Matthew Whalley co-founded a marketing and communications agency Ilex Content Strategies. 

Ilex supports B2B Tech and Telecoms companies with Public Relations, Marketing Content and Sales Enablement. It supports the development of Channel Partner Programmes, Lead Generation campaigns and offline and online engagement.

Ilex serves start-ups through to billion-dollar businesses in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Our clients include Global Carriers, experts in SD-WAN, DRaaS and BaaS providers, Artificial Intelligence specialists and a whole range of innovators in B2B technology.

Matthew was the editor of Capacity magazine and the European Technology Content Director at global PR firm Edelman. His business development skills and entrepreneurial spirit have allowed him to create a content marketing business from the ground up and see it succeed as a thriving global business. Ilex is a Finalist in The Digiday Marketing and Advertising Awards Europe in the “Best Branding B2B Campaign” category for its work transforming a local UK start-up into a global leader in AI.
  • Halil Kama, Peering Advisor, LINX

Halil Kama Bio

Halil Kama is a peering advisor for the London Internet Exchange (LINX). The largest non-profit purely mutual Internet Exchange operator in the world. He has several years of experience working at the heart of the Internet with vast exposure to over 750+ of the top ranking Internet and telecoms companies globally, enabling connections to millions of users daily. 
  • Chadwick Kinlay, Director Marketing & Communications, Epsilon

Chadwick Kinlay Bio

Chadwick Kinlay heads up the Epsilon Group’s marketing and communications out of its Singapore HQ, bringing with him over 8 years’ telecommunications industry experience. He plays an instrumental role in developing Epsilon’s strategic marketing and communication plan with a focus on integrated global strategies for brand development. Prior to Epsilon he held various marketing positions across a broad set of industries including Banking, Hospitality and Pharmaceuticals. 
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