Telecommunications and technology experts from around the world will comprise the speakers at the 2015 Asian Carriers Conference (ACC), the annual event hosted by telecom giant PLDT and its mobile brands Smart and Sun at Shangri-La?s Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu from September 1-4.
PLDT president and group CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno will deliver the keynote speech at the conference which will run on the business theme ?The Connected Digital Economy of Telecoms.?
Leading the plenary session speakers is Isabelle Paradis, Hot Telecom CEO, who will discuss the topic ?Above and Beyond Connectivity.?
Joining her are Tony Poulos, Disruptive Views editor, whose talk will focus on the issue of ?Why don?t we talk anymore? (Voice was once our bread and butter, what will our diet be in the future),? Ganesh John Sivasamboo, Telekom Malaysia Berhad General Manager for Regional and Alliance Sales, Global and Wholesale, on ?Value Creation Through Digitalisation Across Asia,? and Lionel Gan, Ciena vice president and general manager for global field sales andoperations – Asean, Greater China and HK/Taiwan, on ?Changing the Momentum for Enabling the Momentum and Shaping the Future of Digital Transformation.?
Now on its 11th year, the ACC provides a venue for industry leaders to discuss and share the latest technologies and breakthroughs in telecommunications, ICT, and related industries. It brings together delegates from the wholesale fixed and mobile telecom carriers, network and infrastructure providers, applications and service developers, handset and equipment manufacturers, and entertainment and content distributors around the world.
Platinum partners of the 11th ACC include Orange of France, PCCW Global, and Tata Communications. Gold partners are Airtel Business, BICS, T (International Carrier Sales & Solutions), Digital Realty, IDT Telecom Asia Pacific, Quickcom Global, Sheng Li Tel, and TSN. Silver partners are Ciena, CSG International, gvtele, Hong Kong Broadband Network, REVE Systems, and Telekom Malaysia Berhad. Bronze partners are Dialogic, Genband, Hutchison Global Communications, NGT Networks, Telarix, Telenor, TNZI, and World Hub Communications.
?Last year, when the ACC celebrated its 10th year, delegates from over 45 countries representing nearly 500 companies attended the event. When the ACC was first convened in 2005, there were only 195 delegates representing 33 companies,? said PLDT executive vice president and head of enterprise and international and carrier business and ePLDT president and CEO Eric R. Alberto.
?The ACC has become the much-anticipated conference for both international and local delegates because it offers them great technological knowledge and updates and huge opportunities to network, collaborate, and conduct business with industry leaders and players.?
The conference program includes the plenary session, opening of the ACC 2015 Exhibit and Shopping Village, workshops, bilateral meetings, and the turn-over of ACC corporate social responsibility projects.