20-22 October 2015

ExCeL, London, UK

BBWF Executive Program

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Executive Summit with QUALCOMM:

Define the Future of Broadband at our Invite Only Senior Executive Summit

22nd October 2014, 1330 – 1530, Holland Lounge

Executive Summit  Partner:


Invite-only, private networking and debate forum for C-level Executives

The Executive Summit is a highly exclusive, C-level event, which has been a key feature of the Broadband World Forum for the past six years. In 2014, for the first time, the Executive Summit will serve as an annual meeting point for the Broadband 100 who will be joined by other high profile guests of the show.


Sanjiv Ahuja Founder Ahuja Investments

The 2014 Executive Summit will open with a candid address delivered by Sanjiv Ahuja, former CEO of Orange, Founder of Ahuja Investments, followed by a series of roundtables discussions looking into the concept of demand attentive networks and, in general, the idea of networks “fit-for-purpose”, industry’s obsession with speed, and how to overcome the 1000x data challenge.

purpose”, industry’s obsession with speed, and how to overcome the 1000x data challenge.

For more information on our Executive Events or to request an Invite, please contact: Iwona Hampson, Head of VIP Relations Email: iwona.hampson@informa.com 

Executive Summit Agenda

1330 Executive Buffet Lunch served in the Holland Lounge

Please choose lunch from the buffet selection ready for our Executive Summit keynotes.

1345 Chair’s Welcome

Mark Newman, Chief Research Officer, Ovum, UK

1350 Executive Summit Keynote – Value Drivers in Telecommunications

Executive Summit Keynote Delivered By:

Sanjiv Ahuja, Founder of Ahuja Investments, Founder of Augere Holdings,   

Former CEO of Orange, Former CEO of Lightsquared

Sanjiv Ahuja Founder Ahuja Investments

Dynamic between connectivity providers (wireless & cable operators), infrastructure providers (cloud, shared network infrastructure), content providers and Device manufacturers is at an interesting inflexion point.

  • Bandwidth in perspective - Consumers want more…. on every device.. creating pressure on networks
  • Infrastructure vs. Brands - Can mobile and fixed network providers become true consumer companies?
  • Devices vs. Network - Will the value shift away from devices to connectivity providers over long run?
  • Network vs. Content - What role will content play in creating shifts in value in the ecosystem?
  • Technology Bubbles - Bubble is “new normal”

1410 Executive Summit Keynote – Topic to be Confirmed

Executive Summit Keynote Delivered By: 

Todd Antes, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm    



1430 Executive Summit Roundtables

Following the keynotes, our Executive Summit guests will now engage in intense and enlightening Chatham House Rule roundtable debates on the following big picture issues facing the future of broadband:

Q1: Is access to the internet now a human right? Who should pay for universal broadband access?

Q2: Are you for or against net neutrality? Is Net Neutrality too complicated a topic for the everyday person on the street to have an accurate opinion on the subject?

Q3: What connectivity speeds do households actually need in 2014? Does quality of experience = speed?

Q4: Where is the Internet of Things revenue opportunity? Who will own the Internet of Things?

Q5: How can we provide uninterrupted wireless coverage in the home?

Q6: What is the biggest revenue opportunity for service providers in the next 5 years?

1520 Closing Comments

Mark Newman, Chief Research Officer, Ovum, UK

1530 Close of Executive Summit


Guests who confirmed their attendance to date include:


VP, FTTH Program Belgacom Director Europe Technology Standards Sony Europe
Principal Architect, Network Technologies Cablelabs CTO Stofa
Director, Network & Platform Strategy Colt VP & Chief Commercial Officer TE Data, Telecom Egypt
Chief Product Officer Com Hem CTO Tele2
VP Edge Technology Comcast Chair of the PER Expert Group Telefónica GCTO
Vice President ENS Deutsche Telekom CTO Telekom Austria
Frist Deputy Director – CTO ER Telecom Chief Strategy Officer Telekom Malaysia
Access Field Development Director Google Chief Technology Officer Telkom SA
CTO Imagine CTO Telstra
CEO Iskon Internet CMO TIM Fiber
Chief Operations & Technology Officer JT Group Limited Vice President of Cloud and M2M Services T-Mobile
MDStrategic Marketing, Sales & Care Liberty Global Executive Director Tor Project
Executive Director Linux Chairman & CTO TRA Lebanon
Chief Strategy Officer NBN Co CTO TTNET
CEO NOOR GROUP CTO & Founder UStream
Chief Executive Officer Nucleus Connect CTO Vimeo
VP Digital Innovation & Communities Orange Group Director Network VimpelCom 
SVP, Network Architecture & Design Orange Chief Technology Officer VimpelCom, Telecel Zimbabwe
SVP Technology Europe Orange ITM President & CEO Wi-Fi Alliance
General Manager PTCL Founder & CEO ZappoTV
CEO Skanova, TeliaSonera VP Consumer Markets & Sales Ziggo
VP, FTTH Program Belgacom Chairman & CEO Sodetel
Principal Architect, Network Technologies Cablelabs VP Consumer Products & Innovation Ziggo
CTO City of Amsterdam Director, Network & Platform Strategy Colt
SVP Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Cogeco    


For more information, please contact:

Iwona Hampson,
Head of VIP Relations Email: iwona.hampson@informa.com