Summit Programme

Future of Work & Innovation

Day 3 - Thursday, 20 June 2019, Level 4
8:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satcoms Innovation Group

DEEP LEARNING, AI, AND ROBOTICS

9:00am
Session Keynote: How AI will Disrupt Today’s Innovation Practices

Innovation offices and teams need innovation. Practices like Design Thinking have reached a plateau. Corporate innovators are challenged by the speed and complexity of technical change and AI is moving faster than a speeding bullet. Thus, AI exploitation is not understood by most enterprises. This talk will highlight how AI is poorly understood and how it is under appreciated. Due to its inherent cognitive automation, AI is a powerful general purpose tool that can drive new R&D, make discoveries and execute product rollouts faster than humans, besides replacing human diligence. The effects of AI are more potent than we could imagine.

Despite the rich opportunities, most corporate technical leadership are not able to efficiently manage Big Data and they struggle to deploy advanced Deep Learning AI systems e.g. those that could comprehend text and images to save on manpower costs, derive insights and could hence step up the automation of innovation delivery. Unsurprisingly, AI projects are often failing. Although, there are also some successful ones, what works today, may not work tomorrow. Bleak as it sounds, a few companies will eventually master AI, transforming innovation to be a less mysterious and much cheaper process. These will be the first movers in the AI First economy and this is unfolding as we speak.

Professor Yu Chien Siang, Chief Innovation & Trust Officer, Amaris.AI

9:20am
Unlocking Experience Insights with Design Thinking : From ChatBots to VoiceBots

Have you ever used an Omni Channel solution with AI? Why not thinking to some ChatBot evolution, where the customer engages with contact center by phone? But this time the customer is presented with a Voice Robot engine – a VoiceBot indeed - capable of recognising the customer voices, and get back to them, just like a Bot, using virtual voice agents!

Diego Gosmar, CEO, XCALLY

9:40am
The Next Frontier: An AI Strategy and Full-Stack, All-Scenario Portfolio

Neo Teck Guan, Director – ICT Strategy and Alliances, Huawei

10:00am
Milking Data Insights for Real Time Business Decision Making – Are We Doing It Right?

Panellists:
  • Colin Brookes, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Citrix
  • Dr. Min Sun, Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist, Appier
10:40am
Networking Coffee and Refreshments

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ON THE EDGE: CLOUDIFY YOUR BUSINESS

11:10am
The Virtual Enterprise: Tearing Down the Walls

Want to improve your productivity and results? Tear down the proverbial four walls! Using digital workspace technologies, companies can serve up personalized access to the systems, information and tools that their employees need to be productive anywhere, anytime, on any device. This session will detail how to create a virtual workspace where employees can work in a flexible, intelligent and secure way that unlocks innovation, engages customers, and moves your business forward.

Key takeaways:
- Solve the complexity problem to keep solutions implementation simple
- Flexibility: Provide a Bento Box of technology options for employees to fill with their personal choices
- Intelligence: Optimize your workspace, leveraging innovative technologies like machine learning, alongside simplified workflows
- Security: Place the user at the center of the security controls, and predictive analytics

Colin Brookes, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Citrix

11:30am
AI Demystified: Case Study

At its core, artificial intelligence analyzes data to support informed decisions and predictions. However, its ability to do things faster, more efficiently and more precisely than humans has caused it to become sensationalized and mysterious. This session will explain not only its vast capabilities but also its limitations. Learn why good design principles must underpin AI development so that artificial intelligence and human intelligence can work together for maximum benefit, and so AI can be appropriately regulated. Most applications of AI will require specific guidelines, to prevent regulation from being either be too general to have effect, or too strong so that it slows or prevents AI adoption. Dr. Sun will leave the audience with some ideas of what we can expect from AI, and why it will neither make the world perfect nor destroy it, but rather help us to continuously move forward, with much left to be explored and discovered.

Dr. Min Sun, Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist, Appier

BLOCKCHAIN & ENTERPRISE DIGITALISATION

11:50am
Crowdsourced Threat Intelligence

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the critical need for cybersecurity for protecting consumers and organizations of all industries from fraudulent transactions and malicious threats has become one of the key challenges of our era. During this discussion, executives from various industries will discuss how Blockchain security affects end users worldwide, as well as the importance of cybersecurity.

Panellists:
  • John Kirch, Chief Evangelist, Uppsala Security
  • Dr. David Nguyen, CEO, Regulus
  • Chad Lynch, Head of Crypto Security, Horangi Cyber Security
Moderator: Sebastiaan Wahlers, Emerging Technologies Lead for ASEAN, Accenture
12:30pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

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1:30pm
Mapping the Future of Financial Services through Open Banking

-Changing client needs and being market ready
-Regulatory impact on open banking – pros and cons
-Ecosystem / partnerships - Data governance
-Enabling development and building of applications and services
-Greater financial transparency options, from open data to private data

Dilip Krishnan, Vice President, OCBC Bank

1:50pm
Making Blockchain Mainstream – Turning Hype and Skepticism into Meaningful Industrial Applications

Distributed Ledger Technologies such as blockchain are outpacing most technology adoption curves and have yet to truly evolve beyond the proof-of-concept phase. Yet, the potential it has to disintermediate and disrupt a breadth of industries is widely accepted. To truly catalyse mainstream adoption, collaboration within industries and appropriate regulatory governance is the next important step to take.

Panellists:
  • Ben Goertzel, CEO, SingularityNET
  • Edgar Seah, Head of APAC, Hedera Hashgraph
  • Scott Thiel, Partner, DLA Piper
IMMERSE 360: AR/VR/MR

2:20pm
The User Experience Catalyst - Empowerment Through AR/VR

2:40pm
Get Ready for Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology in the Workplace

3:00pm
Augmented and Virtual Reality: Technical Challenges and The Road Ahead

3:20pm
Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

3:50pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

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End of Conference Day 3

ConnecTechAsia Summit Plenary

8:00am
Conference Registration

8:50am
Organiser’s Welcome Remarks

8:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

9:00am
Opening Keynote: Cybersecurity in the Age of 5G

Countries across the world are racing towards the full implementation of 5G and the technology is set to become a reality within the next couple of years. As an entirely new network architecture, 5G will fundamentally change the way businesses operate and how they deliver experiences to their end users. With 5G, cutting edge innovations such as autonomous vehicles, remote manufacturing, virtual reality and telesurgery will become mainstream. This also means that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) will now be able to grow their revenue streams through the introduction of new value-added services made possible by 5G.

However, with an exponential increase in data transmitted across 5G networks, organizations relying on 5G will become increasingly vulnerable from attacks from increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. In the race for 5G, what are some of the crucial focus areas that CSPs have to bear in mind as they implement this new technology?

Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development & GM, Telco NFV Group, VMware

9:20am
Services 4.0: Powering Asia as the New Data Economy

We are now entering the Zetabyte era where data volumes are exploding and the increasing demand to move large quantities of data quickly and efficiently is fast outpacing the infrastructure needed to carry it. This session congregates challenges, gaps and potential new avenues where the tide of digitalisation, AI, and virtualization will impact and regulatory adaptation to harmonise against the changing business needs which will further stimulate the growth of this Data Economy; in particular covering aspects such as:
•Service robustness and security
•Impartiality and ethics in service deployment
•Governance and compliance of new services

Panellists:
  • Jason Little, Chief Information Officer - SEA, Manulife
  • Gustavo Fuchs, General Manager - Cloud & Solutions (Asia), Microsoft
  • Senior Representative, ST Engineering
Moderator: Andy Haire, CEO and Founder, AJH Communications
10:00am
Visionary Address: The AI-Data Recipe – The Catalyst for Personalised Immersive Experience

Session Abstract TBA

Dr Keeratpal Singh, Chief Data Scientist, Axiata

10:30am
Networking Coffee and Morning Refreshments

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Future of Connectivity

Day 3 - Thursday, 20 June 2019, Level 4
8:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

9:00am
The Future Telco: Evolving in the Digital Innovation Ecosystem

The consumer telco market will be $1.2tn by 2022, and 76% of revenue will come from broadband, mobile data, and pay TV. But these businesses will only grow at 2% annually over the next five years. Telcos must find new ways to monetize a broader portfolio of services and applications.

David Kennedy, Practice Leader Asia Pacific, OVUM

NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TELCO DIGITALISATION

9:20am
Why the Internet Is Still the Only Network that Matters?

What do Smart Cities, Livestreaming, and the Connected Enterprise have in common? None of them would exist without the Internet. This talk will highlight how the Internet works – from the edge to the core; how providers work together to transmit data; and, given all of the technologies it enables, why the Internet is the only network that matters.

Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent Communications

9:50am
What Works for One, Will for Two: Cable Virtualized Orchestration and Wi-Fi Services Management

Cable operators’ migration into Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) brings an explosion of new devices in the plant that need to be efficiently managed. Virtualized orchestration for the cable access network is vital for handling the provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of the devices. Similar tasks need to be executed to manage Wi-Fi devices in the network, allowing for the wireless network to be a Self Organizing Network (SON). Subscribers’ Quality of Service (QoS) is managed similarly, whether it’s a DOCSIS CPE or a Wi-Fi Access Point. In addition, Quality of Experience for the end customer needs to be evaluated.

By converging these management and orchestration functions, the operator benefits from the synergies, and uses one comprehensive tool to manage the various aspects of their network.

This presentation will discuss the common features that are shared by virtualized orchestration and Wi-Fi services management and explain how operators can benefit from the synergies.

Tal Laufer, Director, Product Line Management, ARRIS

10:20am
Turning into a Minimalist – Empowering Connections with 5G Core

Tony Wu, VP of Solution Sales and Marketing (Cloud Core Solution), Huawei

10:50am
Morning Coffee and Refreshments

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11:20am
From the Core to the Edge – Optimising and Unlocking Full Potential of 5G

For 5G telco operators need to address a number of challenges associated with cost-efficient network deployment that scale. A key enabler of efficient 5G deployment is underlying universal compute infrastructure spanning from core to the very edge of a network. To fulfill edge compute infrastructure should have the following properties:

•Universal general purpose compute resources that are available from edge to core and exposed in consistent way throughout whole network
•At the edge of networks, general purpose compute platforms should be optimized for new unique requirements to operate outside of datacenters (tough operational conditions, limited footprint, non-secure environments)
•General purpose compute platforms should support consistent mechanisms of deploying and managing the infrastructure both at edge locations and in datacenters
This session will summarise requirements, challenges in deploying network virtualisation.

Sunil Gupta, CTO - Communication and Media Industry, HPE Asia Pacific

11:50am
Trailblazers Panel: What Lies Ahead for the Business of Communications? How Will Telcos Reinvent Themselves In the Age Digitalisation?

Panellists:
  • Konesh Kochhal, Director of Industry Ecosystem Engagements, Huawei
  • Sunil Gupta, CTO - Communication and Media Industry, HPE Asia Pacific
12:30pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

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1:30pm
The Open Edge: Delivering Web scale Performance at the Edge

Network edge is becoming the new frontier for both data center operators and telecommunications service providers as the demand grows to onboard more users, deliver enhanced experiences and increase webscale performance for data transport. The pressing question isn’t how to transform the network but rather how to deliver end user performance at low cost per bit and improve differentiated service offerings. This is where Open Networking offers great potential by opening up the edge at low cost per bit while enabling operators to create differentiated services and deliver end user performance on demand. This is the world of Open Edge.

Dhiman D Chowdhury, VP - Global Business Development & Product Marketing, IP Infusion

2:10pm
SDN, NFV and the Asian Telcos: Attitudes and Projections

Telcos were largely responsible for the furthering of SDN and NFV technologies. At the same time telcos are also skeptical about what SDN and NFV means to them. Lack of product maturity, inability of vendors to show real cost savings, piecemeal approach towards product development and fear of the unknown are the main reasons for telcos to be cautious.

Barring exceptions, Asian telcos by-and-large, are playing it safe with SDN and NFV. The advent of 5G will however force Asian telcos to take sides and firmly commit themselves to the new ways of network design. 5G will make it impractical to accommodate the diverse user profiles with conventional network planning, design and operations. SDN use-cases such as network slicing which are aided considerably by vEPC and vRAN are pivotal for 5G operations. As a result, we now witness examples of successful adoption of SDN and NFV in their existing 4G networks.

Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst, Insight Research

2:40pm
Session TBA

3:10pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

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3:40pm
Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

End of Conference Day 3

Future of Work

Day 2 - Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Level 4
10:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

DIGITALISING CAPABILTIES & BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

11:00am
Session Keynote: Scaling User Experience with Cloud and AI

11:20am
Scaling up with Intelligent Analytics – How To Better Understand Your Customers with Optimised RPA

Panellists:
  • Diego Gosmar, CEO, XCALLY
  • Andreas Voigt, Director, Satcoms Innovation Group
  • Vinod Joseph, Lead Technologist (CTO Office), VMWare
  • Kristina Boey, Head of User Experience, Sembcorp Industries
Moderator: Laurent Doucet, Principal - Eastern Asia, Roland Berger
12:00pm
It’s All About Business Impact! The Heritage Bank Digital Transformation Journey

Utilising the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, Australia's Heritage Bank underwent a transformational journey into digitalisation, adopting a different approach to delivering major projects via a new methodology to help develop the needed capabilities for a real time payment requirement which had taken years using traditional methods. With the help of Red Hat, the bank delivered working prototypes under their strategic initiatives within just weeks, instead of months. The bank then saw increased profits and had the highest customer satisfaction rating of any bank in the country for the second year in a row in 2018, being the Most Recommended Bank in the Mozo People’s Choice Awards. The focus is now on operationalising a platform-based operating model while driving cultural change throughout the organisation. Attend this session to learn how.

Andreas Spanner, Chief Architect (ANZ), Red Hat

12:30pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

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DIGITAL ENTERPRISE & WORKPLACE TRANSFORMATION

1:30pm
The Advent of Workplace Experience: Avoiding Silos In Your Digitisation Strategy

Organisations must assess and consider leveraging their whole 'ecosystem' when embarking on a digital transformation journey. As a starting point, this includes identifying who within the organization is best placed to lead the digital transformation and the disruption it will bring to the organisations business as usual and its stakeholders.

Yet, further analysis of the stakeholder landscape should not just include the organizations internal stakeholders, but also business partners, customers, legislators and even competitors.
A strategic stakeholder approach supported by modern change management practices to identify and address the needs, fears and capabilities of all the organisations stakeholders is a necessity to avoid silos and harness all available leverage for an organization as it undertakes a digital transformation journey.

Nimalan Nadesalingam, Global Lead for Deployment and Adoption, Deloitte & Author of ‘Transformative Change’

2:00pm
Automation vs Nextgen Workforce: How will Automation and Digital Talent Struggle Pan Out?

Panellists:
  • Soumee De, Senior Vice President, Regional HR APAC-EMEA, Citibank Group
  • Nimalan Nadesalingam, Global Lead for Deployment and Adoption, Deloitte
  • Sumitra Nair, Vice President - Talent Development & Digital Entrepreneurship, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Moderator: Andrew Milroy, Head of Advisory Services, Asia Pacific, OVUM
2:40pm
The Connected Enterprise - Security, Challenges

The rapidly growing and ever-expanding use of mobile and remote technology to allow the gathering, processing and dissemination of information creates enormous challenges for Enterprise and Government alike. All Commercial and Government Enterprises are responsible for managing issues such as data security, workplace safety and personal privacy. Confronting these challenges will be critical to fully optimise benefits available from this technological expansion and realise objectives.

This presentation looks at the key benefits to be gained from “The Connected Enterprise” in allowing the rapid expansion of data collection, processing and utilisation. It also considers the role of Unified Endpoint Management in maintaining and improving the ability of the Enterprise to meet its responsibility for data security and to manage and optimise the functionality of connected endpoints.

Michael Dyson, Managing Director - ANZ & SEA, SOTI

3:10pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

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3:30pm
Levelling Up in the Digital Age: Why Your Organisation Needs to be IoT’d?

Panellists:
  • Rob van den Dam, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM (IBV)
  • Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent Communications
  • Dr Abdul Memom, Director - Solution Marketing, Huawei
  • William Chong, Director of Workplace Analytics & IoT, JLL
  • Jeff Mendoza, Asia Pacific Regional Head, PLDT Smart
THE EDGE, CONNECTED CLOUD

4:10pm
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly : Are You Ready To Move to Multi-cloud?

Enterprises are used to having multiple suppliers; in a cloud context that makes engineering, security and operations more complex, introduces risk and often reduces the opportunity to get volume discounts. Inevitably, multi-cloud is nearly always more expensive.

But how do we choose the right vendor(s) since they all provide different services and what criteria should we use to define the preferred one or two providers?

Is cloud arbitrage a myth? Clients have spent millions building cloud broker layers, to move workloads between cloud providers, but this approach loses a lot of cloud benefits and increases complexity.

Also, what are some of the cloud best practices? Cloud providers are innovating at an accelerated pace such that industry best practices change regularly. How do businesses keep up with that?

Finally, talent. Do we have a team for each cloud application or do we get teams to manage and work across multiple clouds?

Panellists:
  • Andy Waroma, Policy Lead, The European Cloud Alliance
Moderator: Darren Thayre, Partner - Head of Asia Pacific (Technology Practice), Oliver Wyman
4:50pm
Coding for Success: Open Source Software (OSS) and IP Considerations

From IoT to education, virtually every industry is impacted by the adoption of cloud computing. At the heart of unfettered cloud innovation lies open source and an agile developer community. Experts believe open source will fuel disruption and shape the future of cloud computing, with multiple tools such as Eucalyptus, OpenNebula and Linux already available.

Against the backdrop of a complex and quickly evolving open source and cloud computing universe, the need to protect digital creations through Intellectual Property (IP) has become critical. The patent litigation on cloud technologies has been increasing by 700% over the past four years; innovators must consider smart strategies to mitigate IPR risks.

This session discusses how cloud computing and open source are leading digital transformation and provides insights on how to protect and promote success by leveraging IP in a simple way.

Panellists:
  • Andy Waroma, Co-Managing Director, Cloud Comrade
  • Policy Lead, The European Cloud Alliance
5:10pm
Saving The Bottom Lines - Modernising The Enterprise with Cloud

The modern workplace is becoming increasingly virtual, video and application centric. Employees demand access to mission critical applications everywhere “on the go”. Modernizing the workplace has become a major priority for many enterprises both as a means to drive productivity but also as a talent management tool. Digitalization of the workplace is one of the routes to achieving this with cloud platforms and other emerging technologies now on the radar of many enterprises as they seek to modernize their workplace to fit the 21th century worker.

Adrian Ho, Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise, Ovum

5:40pm
Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

End of Conference Day 2

Future of Cities & Economies

Day 2 - Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Level 4
10:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

CK Vishwakarma, Founder, AllThingsConnected

INDUSTRY FOCUS 4.0

11:00am
Opening Keynote: Asian Smart cities: Are You Ready for the Disrupted Future?

City readiness for a disrupted future is the foundational theme for future cities and economies to prepare for the opportunities and risks that digital disruptions will bring.

Over half our world’s population lives in cities today and their rapid growths suggest they will become even greater economic powers. There are increasingly more complex demands on critical infrastructure, policy makers, educators, and industry leaders across global cities. Competition intensifies as leaders position their cities as ideal places to live, learn, work, and invest – while being mindful to respond to technological shifts to succeed.

Identifying the set of governing criteria becomes critical to move the success needle and tap on the opportunities amongst the many vulnerabilities exposed to the leading cities in the face of technological disruptions. Today, we’ll look across Asia: which future city is winning? What is the city readiness for embracing the opportunities and managing the challenges of AI? And which ‘sleeper’ cities should current leaders be looking out for?

Jacob Hook, Managing Partner, Asia-Pacific, Oliver Wyman

11:20am
Innovative Satellite Services for Intelligent Transport - A Case Study

Intelligent transport systems (ITS) can be used for basic management systems such as car navigation; traffic signal control system to more advanced applications that integrate live data and
feedback. Additionally, predictive techniques are being developed to allow advanced modelling.

In this session we will look at the role satellites will play in the ITS enabled world.

Mark Steel, VP Product Development, Inmarsat

11:50am
From DAS to Next Generation Indoor Systems: The Vital Shoft for 5G-Readiness

Xu Zhibing, VP – Wireless Digital Indoor System, Huawei

12:20pm
The Power Station Hack: Inside the Mind of a Hacker –– Don’t Let the Lights Go Out

Hacking into a Power Station is something that is a scary thought about the possibility of someone being able to turn off the power or damage systems. We have seen major incidents in previous years in which the Ukrainian energy sector was hit by a cyber-attack that caused a power outage for more than 86,000 homes.

This session is a real-world hack into a power station that explains the process on planning and preparation, the major challenges of hacking into a power station, adapting to the risks, the perimeter security, engines and SCADA controls. The session will reveal some of the amazing security as well as some of the most shocking findings that will surely see people put hands on their face. It will share the challenges on reporting the findings to the board and the lessons learned.

This session describes the anatomy of a privileged account hack, how cybercriminals target their victims, which includes reporting Risks to the board and what you can do to reduce your risk and prevent abuse of your critical information assets.

Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

12:40pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

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1:40pm
HealthTech: Augmenting Healthcare with AR and AI, at Scale

Christina Teo, CEO, Ucare AI

2:00pm
Smart Streetlight: Going Beyond Lighting Up Cities

Cities across the globe are increasingly adopting smart streetlights as the first step towards their transition to smart cities. Besides achieving energy savings, the numerous smart lighting endpoints also serve to lay the foundation for future smart city applications.

Ong Kok Hua, VP, IoT, ST Engineering

2:20pm
The New Retail and Digital Commerce: Lean & Mean - How Revolut employs AI

• Using Revolut Intelligent Troubleshooting Assistant (RITA) chatbot to solve up to 30% of customer queries with an average customer satisfaction rating of 4.5 out of 5
• Using algorithms to automate detection of financial crime and card fraud
• Using algorithms to automate and optimize identity verification
• Data as the driving force between all operations, product development, and growth

Sarveen Chester, Country Manager, Revolut

2:40pm
Transforming the Future of Agriculture: Harnessing Innovations for Sustainable Farming

3:00pm
Making Cities Better Places to Live

Technological disruption is drastically changing the ways people live, work and play in more ways than we ever imagine. Together with rapid urbanisation, there is an increasing demand for accessible, smart and sustainable buildings. It is the need of the hour to efficiently integrate emerging technologies like AI; in solutions that address the need for better people flow and offer sustainable solutions. Over the next 15 years, over a billion people will move into cities. Asia Pacific will see an increase of about 350 million people looking for homes in major cities and we need to start making efforts that would improve the flow of urban life, make cities better places to live in and to help people move conveniently, safely, in these rapidly urbanizing environment.

Senior Representative, KONE

3:20pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

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3:40pm
Connected Spaces: Leveraging on Disruptive Innovations to Shape Smarter Cities and Increase Quality of Life

Cities around the world are riding the waves of emerging technologies and disruptive innovations to undertake urban transformation. What structures and processes do cities need to readily embrace disruptive innovations? How can local governments work with enterprises, innovators and research experts coupled with citizen inclusion to create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem that enables innovative solutions to thrive and reach beyond just the urban areas?

4:10pm
Expanding Interoperability and User Interfaces for a Seamless Digital Home Platform

4:30pm
AI: Contextual Learning to Drive Smart Home and Entertainment Experiences

4:50pm
Mesh Networking: Accelerating the Next-Generation Connected Home Experience

5:10pm
Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

End of Conference Day 2

Future of Connectivity

Day 2 - Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Level 4
10:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

Kevin French, Publisher, TalkSatellite

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

11:00am
The APAC Mobile Ecosystem Outlook: Scaling the 11 Billion Connections by 2025 with IoT

Chris Baugh, President, Northen Sky Research (NSR)

11:20am
The Future for Satellite Players – Is 5G Going to Accelerate Digital Transformation?

The roll-out of 5G mobile service has the potential to accelerate growth in the future of connectivity but inevitably operators are facing a pressing challenge of unlimited backhaul capacity requirements, concurrently needing to keep deployment costs manageable. This session will discuss how satellite carriers and providers bridge this last-mile digital divide, at the same time embracing a long-term transformative challenge in becoming more than just a mobile service provider that they are today. What do they need to do now to prepare themselves for the opportunities to come?

Panellists:
  • Richard Swardh, Senior Vice President, MNO, Comtech EF Data
  • Semir Hassanaly, Market Director, Cellular Backhaul & Trunking, Newtec
  • Todd McDonell, President, Inmarsat Global Government
  • Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia & NA, Gilat Satellite Networks
Moderator: Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
12:00pm
What’s the Next Tipping for the SatCom Industry? How will AI and Big Data Disrupt This Space?

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two technologies that often go hand-in-hand. Advancements in technology have allowed us to program AI to analyze Big Data sets, deriving trends and insights imperceptible to mere humans. These two concepts will eventually extend to all areas of the economy, and satellite is no exception. Firstly the use of AI will contribute to an optimization of satellite networks and related capabilities. In parallel, the use of AI will create new sources of data and traffic, through the multiplication of smart assets requiring live data transmissions, and through the transfer of intelligence to the cloud and to the edge of communication networks. This panel will discuss the variety of ways that AI and Big Data will impact the satcom industry, and what the future may hold.

Panellists:
  • Joakim Espeland, CEO & Co-Founder, QuadSAT
  • Bob Potter, Vice President of Signals and Ground Systems Technology, Kratos
  • Alexander Jeuck, GM Corporate & Business Development, NatSAT
  • Minseok Cha, Satellite Operation Manager & New Tech Director, KTSAT
Pacôme Révillon,CEO, Euroconsult
12:40pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

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1:40pm
Spectrum Fire-side Chat: Driving Meaningful Business Strategies and Outcome from WRC-19

The exponential growth in the upcoming 5G services roll-out, mobile broadband and data traffic, video consumption up to IoT applications, is causing much pressure to the limited spectrum resources available to support all these developments. How can the complex socio-economic needs in varying regions be met? Can spectrum sharing initiatives provide a meaningful solution soon enough? How should the issue of licensed versus unlicensed spectrum use be addressed? How are we preparing our business for the burst in demand of 5G-enabled services in the near future?

Panellists:
  • Tare Brisibe, Senior Legal & Regulatory Counsel, Asia-Pacific, SES
  • Seungyun Paik, Senior Vice President, KTSAT
  • Dave Wright, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards, Ruckus Networks
  • Ali Ebadi, VP Engineering & Operations, MEASAT Satellite Systems
  • Puntipa Dao Pholperm, Chief Legal Officer, muSpace Corp
Co-Moderators: Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC & Blaine Curcio, Analyst, Euroconsult
2:20pm
Future of Space Antennas for High Throughput Systems

Space communications is the key for the future of variety of civilian and defense applications. In order to hit the maximum limit for spectrum capacity some new type of disruptive antenna technology is required. In this talk Prof. Amit Mehta will present some of UK’s cutting-edge work on novel space adaptive antennas. These will include industry-research work outcomes from funders with likes of Airbus, European Space Agency and BAE / MBDA systems.

Prof. Amit Mehta, Professor, Swansea University UK

CYBERSECURITY: SAFEGUARDING AGAINST THE DARK WEB

2:40pm
The Cyber Challenge – Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Network Security and Cybersecurity

Panellists:
  • Ken Soh, CEO, Athena Dynamics
  • Guy M. Segal, General Manager, Custodio Technologies
  • Brian Fletcher, Director – Government Affairs APJ, Symantec
  • Senior Representative, Huawei
  • Jamie Gillespie, Information Security Specialist, APNIC
Moderator: Wayne Dennis, Security Lead, Accenture
3:20pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

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3:40pm
Digging Deeper on Cybersecurity: Securing the Expanding Cloud Footprint

As enterprises rapidly adopt cloud computing, new security vulnerabilities emerge and need to be addressed. Often, enterprises have multiple point security solutions for different types of technology. But, the world of hybrid multi-cloud environments requires a more robust and integrated approach to cybersecurity. This presentation will discuss cybersecurity challenges created by cloud migration and focus on ways in which enterprises can secure their clouds.

Andrew Milroy, Head of Advisory Services, Asia Pacific, OVUM

4:00pm
Protecting CIIs via Detection-less Paradigm

Today’s cyber landscape is radically different from the past’s. Advanced threats are stealthy and lethal. They are difficult to detect. Unfortunately, cyber protection technologies continue to progress in a detection-oriented framework. It is therefore not uncommon for malicious codes to reside in a CIIs or enterprises and stay undetected for hundreds of days, exfiltrating data in complete silence. Traditional methods are no longer working. Detect nothing does not mean it is safe, a detection-less strategy is imminently needed.

This sharing session focuses on addressing the common gaps in today’s cyber protection strategies collectively and offers the thought leadership to fill these gaps from a highly operational, practitioner’s perspective.

Ken Soh, CEO, Athena Dynamics

4:20pm
Looking Beyond the Perimeter: An Immune System for Smart and Digital Environments

As organisations and nations alike rush to adopt internet-connected devices and smart sensors, defending these advancements becomes a monumental challenge.

For all IoT’s convenience and appeal, the race to innovate is leaving security behind. IoT adoption provides hidden inroads to sensitive data, and roadens the attack surface for cyber criminals and nation states. As this proliferation accelerates with smart cities and 5G, AI driven cyber-attacks, the effects of IoT hacks will no longer be restricted to cyberspace.

AI can look across all digital activity in real time, and understand what’s normal, to help defend against these complex digital environments. With AI-powered defences, organisations can develop their own self-healing digital ecosystems to detect and fight back against novel threats, regardless of origin, before they cause serious damage.

Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Darktrace

4:40pm
Eventually, Everyone will be Breached

This session will discuss about how and why businesses should be designed in a “built to be breached” form - Why and how should governments and organizations should design their IT and business infrastructure not only for prevention of a data breach, but also to be able to be resilient during and after a data breach.

Guy M. Segal, General Manager, Custodio Technologies

5:00pm
Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

End of Conference Day 2

ConnectechAsia Opening Plenary

Day 1 - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Level 4
8:00am
ConnecTechAsia Event Opening & Conference Registration

8:45am
Attendees to be seated for ConnecTechAsia Opening Ceremony

9:00am
Arrival of Guest of Honour

9:05am
Welcome Remarks by Informa (Organiser)

9:15am
Minister’s Opening Address

9:30am
Opening Segment – Officiating Ceremony & Group Photo Session

Summit Combined Plenary

Shaping Future Societies
Day 1 - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Level 4
9:45am
Opening Keynote: Leadership: from Experimentation to Transformation

A new era of business reinvention is dawning. Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. As artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and 5G become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape standard business architectures. The “outside-in” digital transformation of the past decade is giving way to the “inside-out” potential of data exploited with these exponential technologies. Many organizations already experimented with AI and moved simple workloads to the cloud. Now, there is a new chapter opening, moving from experimentation to true transformation, with speed and scale.

Harriet Green, CEO & Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific

10:15am
GOH adjourns for exhibition tour

SMART CONNECTIVITY & THE NEW AGE OF MEDIA

10:20am
5G Keynote: The Launch and Beyond the Future of Connectivity

The 5G boom has created much traction and interests from various verticals, and this is expected to radically reinvent new businesses across various industries. The laws of mobile communication generations are derived from the long-dated history of mankind’s effort to communicate and interact; however with the development of of 5G has also given rise to different possibilities and phenomema never seen before in this digitalised space. In this session, the main highlight of would touch upon why cross-industry collaboration will be key to making 5G a success.

Seizo Onoe, President of DOCOMO Technology and Chief Technology Architect, NTT DOCOMO

10:50am
CXO Roundtable – 5G: The Future Game Changer of Data, Networks and Consumption

This session will discuss and congregate the perennial challenges and journey ahead for 5G commercialisation with regional leaders. Execs will highlight amongst the many ongoing 5G deployment plans, use cases with partners, spectrum status in the various countries, lessons learnt from 3G and 4G and more.

Panellists:
  • Seizo Onoe, President of DOCOMO Technology and Chief Technology Architect, NTT DOCOMO
  • Ong Geok Chwee, CEO, Bridge Alliance
  • Shekar Ayyar, EVP - Strategy and Corporate Development & GM, Telco NFV Group, VMware
  • Dr David Soldani, CTO, Huawei Australia
  • Senior representative, Broadcaster
Moderator: David Kennedy, Practice Leader Asia Pacific, OVUM
11:35am
Panel Discussion: OTTs and Telcos: Consolidation, Competition or Collaboration?

Music and video streaming services are today the dominating source for digital media consumption. OTT companies are looking for user growth and telco partnerships are an organic fit due to their central role in enabling data consumption, but also thanks to capabilities in user authentication and monetization. In this panel discussion, we explore topics that are relevant to both parties in the streaming ecosystem, focusing on:

•How to build scalable partnerships? OTTs want to connect with many telcos and telcos want a broad portfolio of content. How to quickly launch new partnerships and avoid cannibalization?
•What happens when bundle partnerships run out? Free trials are alluring to telco subscribers, but how can the two parties work together to make sure users don't churn out?
•Reselling and reverse bundling: new revenue streams and marketing opportunities enabled by existing bundle partnerships

Moderator: Martin Koppel, CEO & Co-Founder, Fortumo

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / DEEP TECH

12:15pm
Session TBA

Senior Representative, MNC

12:45pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

1:45pm
Afternoon Keynote: TBA

Jacob Sharpiro, Director of Analysis, Geopolitical Futures

2:15pm
The AI Stage – Let’s Get Real About the Magic of AI and its Benefits to the Society

AI is fast becoming a fundamental utility like electricity and the Internet. But as technology advances, will AI dominate the world in future? Are we utilizing AI for the greater good or we remain biased? This session will demystify the experimentation and debunk the real art of harnessing AI: from prepping the organisation, to selecting the right technology partner and embracing data science as the key resource to harness decision-driven insights for the betterment of the economy, business and wider society.

Panellists:
  • Jason Little, Chief Information Officer - SEA, Manulife
  • Ben Goertzel, CEO, SingularityNET
  • Dr. Min Sun, Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist, Appier
  • Dr. Keeratpal Singh, Chief Data Scientist, Axiata
  • Professor Kevyn Yong, Associate Dean for Corporate Programs, ESSEC Business School
Moderator: Andrew Milroy, Head of Advisory Services, Asia Pacific, OVUM
INTERNET OF THINGS & SMART CITIES

3:00pm
Maximising the Power of IoT through Data Intelligence

Ong Geok Chwee, CEO, Bridge Alliance

3:30pm
Future Cities Panel - Building the Foundations of Smart Cities and Beyond

In this session, leaders and subject experts will discuss the pertinent ongoing challenges of amalgamation of smart cities, infrastructure and regulatory issues in driving digitalisation, citizen inclusiveness and sustainability of future cities.

Panellists:
  • Ani Bhalekar, Associate Partner & Vice President – Internet of Things (IoT), McKinsey & Co.
  • Dr. Supachai Tantikom, Chief Resilience Officer, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
  • Prof Suhono Supangkat, Director of Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB)
  • Lim Wee Seng, Executive Director - Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University
  • Rebecca Lim, Director, Adoption and Engagement Directorate, Smart Nation Digital Government Group
Moderator: Tay Kok Chin, Chairman, Smart Cities Network (SCN)
CLOUD, SECURITY OF THINGS & BLOCKCHAIN

4:15pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

4:30pm
Blockchain in Cybersecurity – Lessons Learned from a Nation State

Estonia is a small country in the Baltics however it has been on the forefront of technology for many years. This keynote provides a story from Estonia's independence in 1991 to its use of blockchain for the integrity of voting and medical records, the importance and criticality of the identity management system that allows a citizen to vote, check online banking, e-residents and tax returns to the impact of cyber war and the lessons learned on the risks.

Session key takeaways:
• Importance of Blockchain for Data Integrity and Veracity
• The need for Government Identity Management
• Cyber War Lessons Learned

Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

5:00pm
Rethinking the Future of Cyber Battles: How to Supercharge Your Cyber Defense?

In the past, cyber-attack confined within enterprises and homes. Incidents are mostly occurring in IT systems. Today, the nature of threats has evolved. “Advanced threats” are not just hard to detect, are they also targeting at IoT/Smart Devices and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). How ready are the community and industry in countering such new level and new sophistication of cyber threats? Let us find out more from a hand-picked plenary of moderator and practitioners with whole wealth of experiences to share and to learn with all of us.

Panellists:
  • Ou Phannarith, Director of ICT Security, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Cambodia (MPTC)
  • Carol Lee, Committee Member, ISACA China & Hong Kong Chapter (Head of Global Information Security, HK MNC)
  • Walter Lee, Evangelist and Government Relations Leader, NEC Corporation
  • Anthony Lim, Cybersecurity and Governance Expert / Principal, Cloud Security Alliance Singapore
Moderator: Ken Soh, CEO, Athena Dynamics
5:45pm
Securing the Future Enterprise Today: “Build Pervasive Cyber Resilience Now”

With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research reveals that C-suite and IT decision makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. Additionally, nearly half of CISOs acknowledge that their responsibilities for securing the organization are growing faster than their ability to address security issues. This session will highlight the struggle to prioritise cybersecurity being one of the main agendas for an organisation and how the shift in responsibility and accountability from top-down to the individual business units will impact future operations and productivity.

Wayne Dennis, Security Lead, Accenture

6:15pm
Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks End of Conference Day 1

End of Conference Day 1

BroadcastAsia

Day 3 – Wednesday, 20 June 2019, Level 3

8:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

NEXT-GEN BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS MONETISATION

9:00am
The New 4K8K Satellite Broadcasting Services and Technologies in Japan

This presentation will give an overview of 4K/8K satellite broadcasting service that started on December 1st, 2018 in Japan and illustrate these services with 8K content and a commercially available 4K/8K TV.

Kenji Hiraki, System Engineer, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)

9:20am
Revolutionising the Video Value Chain with “ABC” (AI, Blockchain, and Cloud)

AI, Big Data and Cloud have the potential to make profound impact in enabling organization to significantly improve efficiencies, get faster to the market and derive deep insights to enhance monetisation opportunities. In this session, we will explore how to maximise the value across the video value chain - from content production to distribution to user engagement.

Panellists:
  • Dr Randolph Nikutta, Head of New Media, Deutsche Telekom
  • Gustavo Fuchs, General Manager - Cloud & Solutions (Asia), Microsoft
Moderator: Sushant Sharma, Managing Director, QvestMedia
10:00am
Case Study: Lessons Learned and Efficiencies Achieved in Migrating to the Cloud

Technology leaders are adopting cloud solutions to lower total cost of ownership for IT applications and services, replace on-premise legacy systems, enable business continuity and to improve speed of development. The move to the cloud creates new challenges for many business models. Christian Christiansen, COO of Silver Trak Digital will discuss reasons and key learnings from migrating Silver Trak Digital and it's MAM SaaS to Aspera on Cloud.

Christian Christiansen, COO, Silver Trak Digital, USA

10:20am
Networking Coffee and Morning Refreshments

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA INTELLIGENCE

10:50am
IoT Connect: How Mainstream TV Broadcasters are Adapting to Content Digital Transformation and Online Delivery?

Panellists:
  • Alistar Feehan, Chief Executive Officer, Imparja TV
  • Edward Benedict Galang, First Vice President of Network Engineering & Operations, Cignal TV, Philippines
  • Glenn Sims, CEO, RedFlameTV
  • Kenny Bae, Senior Producer, Korea Broadcasting System
  • Satoshi Uzawa, Deputy Technical Director, News Production & Network Engineering Division, NHK / Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • WA Shanthakumara, Director Engeineering, EAP Broadcasting Company
Moderator: Sushant Sharma, Managing Director – APAC, QvestMedia
11:30am
Case Study: Unifying Data Gathering and Analytics In Customer and User Experience Mapping

OTT revenues in Asia-Pacific are projected to climb to $42 billion in 2023; nearly triple the $15 billion recorded in 2017 (Research and Markets). For streaming to continue to build momentum as the dominant mode of broadcast, it’s imperative that consumers can enjoy a high-definition experience on their mobile phones, even in low bandwidth environments. Consumers expect high quality without any delays/buffering - on any device, from a TV to mobile. The rise of online video has empowered OTT companies, who can now use agile, immediate and fresh data gathering and analytics to identify the quality of experience and tailor it to each subscriber.

This session will provide an overview of key innovations in video delivery, explaining how content owners can stand out from the crowd with an optimum, data-backed consumer experience that will help drive subscribers/audiences in an ultra-competitive market.

David Godfrey, Vice President & General Manager – APAC, Bitmovin

11:50am
The Next-Generation TV: Exploring Immersive and Innovative Content Streaming

Immersive and interactive audio is about to be introduced for 4k and 8K television around the globe. In addition to the improved listening experience, it comes with support for multiple languages and the possibility for users to adjust the sound to their liking. The presentation explains how content streaming providers can make use of these advanced features in OTT services.

Toni Fiedler, GM Greater China, Fraunhofer IIS, China

12:10pm
AI and Voice Assistance: Unlocking New Content Discovery Capabilities

Joint Presentation:
Jess Chen, Business Development, Amazon Alexa
Teresa Cheung, Managing Director – Hong Kong, Eurofins Digital Testings

12:30pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

1:30pm
HD - Digital Broadcasting: Research and Development for Advanced ISDB-T

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) has conducted research and development on advanced ISDB-T. We have built large-scale experimental environments in Tokyo and Nagoya, which similar to an actual broadcast, to evaluate the performance in a propagation environment. We introduce the evaluation results of each characteristic obtained in the experiment.

Tatsuo Kagoshima, Member, Engineering Administration, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)

FAN ENGAGEMENT: SPORTSCASTING & ESPORTS

2:10pm
The sports TV revolution: How to design future OTT services for next-generation audiences

Will James, Vice President APAC, Massive Interactive

2:30pm
A 30k View of the Esports Landscape

Esports continues to gain significant attention with record growth and massive audiences rivaling that of professional sports. In 2018, the esports market was valued at $905 million with an audience of 385 million with all growth indicators pointing to a $1.5 billion value and an audience of 500+ million by the end of 2019. Join us as we explore the esports landscape, analyzing competitive titles, broadcast platforms, demographics, investors, and brands and how they are activating in the space.

Kye Browning, XLIVE

2:50pm
E-sports Arena: Uncovering New Value - What Will Drive The Next Wave of Global Games?

Panellists:
  • Vijai Karthigesu, Founder and CEO, Ubique Networks Inc
  • Fabian Birgfeld, Co-Founder & CEO, W12 Studios, UK
  • Nicholas Khoo, Chairman, Singapore Cybergames and Online Gaming Association
3:30pm
Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

End of Summit Day 3

3:40pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

BroadcastAsia Morning Plenary

Day 2 – Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Level 3

8:00am
Conference Registration

8:50am
Chairman’s Address

Ed Barton, Practice Leader TV & Entertainment, Ovum

9:00am
Opening Keynote: Reinventing the Future of TV: Understanding Value in a Multi-Screen World

Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Senior Vice President, & Managing Director, Walt Disney

9:20am
Leaders’ Forum: Where the World Watches Olympics 2020: What Goes Behind the Scene?

Panellists:
  • Cameron O’Neill, Sales Director – APAC, Riedel Communications
  • Linda Wahyudi, CEO, Sport Chanel Indo; Director of Broadcast Department, Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC)
  • Joey Tan, Head of Global Strategic Initiatives, Alibaba Cloud International
  • Sanjog Gupta, Executive Vice President, Head of Production, Star Sports
  • Steve Miller, Vice President of Product Strategy, Limelight Networks
Moderator: Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board
10:10am
Keynote Presentation: Personalising Media with AI in the Digital Age

Krishnan Rajagopalan, Director of Payments APAC, Netflix

10:30am
Networking Coffee and Morning Refreshments

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

BroadcastAsia

Day 2 – Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Level 3

10:55am
Chairman’s Welcome Address

FUTURE OF TV, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

11:00am
Sustaining OTT Growth: Delivering Viewer-Driven Content

Senior Representative, PCCW Media Group

11:20am
Digital-First Dialogue: Reinventing Television’s Ambition for the Modern Age

Panellists:
  • Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products & Technology, Mediacorp
  • Brick Eksten, CTO, Playout & Networking, Imagine Communications, USA
  • Muhamed Zilkhairilishamuddin, AVP OTT Principal Engineer, Astro
  • William Lee, Head of Digital Products and Innovation, beIN
Moderator: Ed Barton, Practice Leader TV & Entertainment, OVUM
12:00pm
Launching an OTT Service Quickly, With Exceptional Scalability and Video Quality

In the OTT environment, having a video processing solution that offers high scalability and ensures superior video quality is essential. During the 2018 premiere soccer tournament in Russia, Telkomsel successfully served 550,000 concurrent viewers and achieved excellent QoE using an innovative video SaaS solution. This session will highlight the challenges the operator faced in launching its new MAXstream service, the solution they chose, and practical steps for launching an OTT offering, in particular, live sports, with a fast time to market and achieve exceptional scalability.

Senior Representative, Telkomsel

12:20pm
It’s An Attention Economy: Driving Future Next-Gen OTT Innovations and Monetisation Strategies

Over 20 years, open source has produced many ground-breaking applications and is now at the core the technology we use today. Come along to hear Mark Johns share his expertise around the current and future state of open source technologies, and how they can enhance media workflows. Mark will explore the benefits, pitfalls and best balance of open source to chart one’s course in the media landscape.

Mark John, Chief Executive Officer, Switch TV

12:40pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

1:20pm
It Started with a Jersey: A Dive into AirAsia’s Esports

AirAsia – for those unsure is a company that offers flights to over 120 destinations across Asia. In late 2017, Phang decided to spread awareness of esports internally when he realized that esports spectators fit perfectly into AirAsia’s key demographic. AirAsia now sponsors teams and leagues and is a notable and recognizable non-endemic brand in the Asian esports ecosystem. Join us as Allan share his insights on the best ways for non-endemic brands to enter the space, hurdles they faced as they continued to grow their footprint and goals for 2019 and beyond.

Allan Phang, Team Manager, AirAsia Allstars eSports club

1:40pm
HDR: From Dream to Mainstream

HDR has moved from technology innovation to mainstream deployment. This session will review some basics of HDR from a SMPTE perspective including the so called “Perceptual Quantizer” (PQ) curve” (ST 2084) as well as the concept of a “color volume”. In addition, a snapshot of the current market status of HDR deployment from cinema to consumer will be provided.

Patrick Griffis, President, SMPTE; Technology Vice President, Dolby Laboratories

THE NEW-AGE ADVERTISING MARKETPLACE

2:10pm
AdTech Panel: The Evolution of Next-Gen TV Advertising – The Way Forward

Panellists:
  • Roger Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal CC
  • Rashmi Paul, Commercial Director, FreeWheel
Moderator: Ahmad Azizan, Principal Consultant, Roland Berger
2:50pm
Cloud Technology and AI-Driven Video Compression Opens Up New Revenue Opportunities and Cost Savings for Service Providers

3:10pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

Catered exclusively for registered ConnecTechAsia Summit Attendees

3:30pm
Capitalising the Online Audience Insights As An Engine for Growth

Kaushal Bhalotia, Director Product Management, Viu, Singapore

5G & THE CONNECTED BATTLEFIELD

3:50pm
Security: Will We Get Better at Fighting Piracy – The Never-Ending Battle

As high quality content (such as 4K UHD) and advanced streaming technology become increasingly available worldwide, pirates can easily illegally acquire and redistribute content. This global threat does not discriminate; it affects content owners, broadcasters and operators. How can the media industry shift the evolution of content consumption in their favor and combat the threat of piracy?

Roger Harvey, Regional Director of ANZ, SEA & Japan, Irdeto

4:10pm
The 5G Saga: What Will It Mean for Content, Distribution and Aggregation?

Panellists:
  • Arun Bhikshesvaran, CMO, Mediakind
  • David Burke, Managing Director, PT Visi Media Asia Tbk (VIVA)
IP BROADCAST: SYNERGISING WORKFLOWS OF THE FUTURE

4:50pm
Moving Forward with IP: Transforming WorkFlows and Production - What Does It Mean in Practice?

Ming Chow, Vice President of Business Development, Converged Video Solution, Huawei

5:10pm
Case Study: Empowering Content Creation with Blockchain

Cryptocurrency is the most commonly understood application that uses blockchain as underlying technology. But few understand how it works, and more importantly, how it can be leveraged for other applications. This session discusses extending the core functionality of blockchain to enable a connected video marketplace, as well as an IoT certification ecosystem.

Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix

5:50pm
Media Microservices - Mighty Building Blocks Empowering Innovative Agility and Scalability

To compete with the new challengers in media, broadcasters need to adopt software-centric technologies to give them agility and scalability. To deliver these benefits, the underlying architecture should be built on microservices: configurable virtual machines that respond instantly to the demands for functionality, optimizing the efficiency of COTS hardware.

Brick Eksten, CTO, Playout & Networking Solutions, Imagine Communications

6:10pm
Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

End of Summit Day 2

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