Broadband World Forum 2011 announces its largest ever conference programme
By Alyssa Dalton
July 4, 2011 – The Broadband World Forum 2011 has announced its largest conference programme including more global senior operator decision makers than ever before, it boasts. The show, taking place on September 27-29 at CNIT La Defense, Paris, has been expanded this year to include the Transport and Energy sectors, and contains two new forums–the Connected Transport Summit and the Smart Energy Summit-as well as the Executive Leadership Summit and four programme tracks.
Its four streams – Broadband Business Strategy, Broadband Service Deployment, Network Evolution, and Access Evolution – which include 12 separate tracks, will run across the three days.
According to organizers, the new conference structure is in response to delegate feedback and now features analyst breakfast briefings, more keynote sessions, a choice of four conference tracks and a world-class exhibition including 200 companies. In addition, the Broadband InfoVision Awards 2011 will be presented during a full gala dinner cruise on the evening of day one.
This year’s keynote line-up includes:
• Johan Wibergh, executive vice president, member of Management Board, head of Business Unit Networks, Ericsson
• Kevin Tao, CEO, Huawei Western Europe
• Kevin Lo, general manager, Google
• Myung Sung Lee, senior vice president, Technology Strategy, CTO and Executive Vice President, u-CityBusiness Division, SK Telecom
• Eric Klinker, CEO, BitTorrent Inc.
• Rajeev Suri, CEO, NokiaSiemensNetworks
• Adolfo Hernandez, president, Europe, Alcatel-Lucent
• Olivier Baujard, chief technology officer, Deutsche Telekom Group
• Sean Williams, group strategy director, BT Group
• James Hogan, CEO, Etihad Airways
• Jane Chen, senior vice president, Head of Networks, ZTE
• Pei Xiaoyan, technology strategy director, China Unicom
• Thierry Bonhomme, executive vice president, Networks & Carriers and Research & Development, Orange France Telecom Group
• Jon Summers, senior vice president of Applications and Service Infrastructure, AT&T
• William Yeung, CEO, HongKongBroadband
• Pierre-Alain Graf, CEO, Swissgrid
Gavin Whitechurch, director of the Broadband World Forum, commented: “The Broadband World Forum brings together the world’s top technology decision makers, and this year’s programme has been packed with an incredible array of service provider speakers from both developed and high growth markets.
“This truly takes the event to a new level and delivers something that has never been seen before, at this event, or in the broadband industry,” he added.
Now in its 11th year, Broadband World Forum has long been established as the place to meet and discuss the commercial and technical opportunities, developments and issues surrounding broadband, organizers said.
CLICK HERE for the full event programme and to register for the event.