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WTA Executive Dialogue Series @ IBC
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WTA Executive Dialogue Series @ IBC

9/14/2018 to 9/15/2018
When: September 14-15, 2018
Where: Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre
Europaplein 24
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Contact: Randall Barney
+1 212-825-0218 Ext. 104

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Executive Dialogues @ IBC 2018
The World Teleport Association’s Executive Dialogue Series provides WTA members with opportunities to share their viewpoints, experience and technical knowledge with a global audience. During IBC 2018, WTA will conduct video interviews with executives of WTA member companies in the Distribution area of the show floor for playout on the WTA Web site.

Where
WTA’s Director of Certification and Membership, Randall Barney, will be conducting interviews at your booth or on the show floor.
When

Interviews will be conducted September 14-15.

Industry Dialogue Themes 2018

IBC 2018
Teleports and Big Data

The big data revolution is big news on the ground, but how will it impact the business of connecting the highway and the skyway?  NSR estimates that the biggest markets for big data via satellite will be in transportation, government/military and oil & gas – sectors where teleport operators are deeply embedded.  Devices and connectivity are key parts of the mix, but so are applications: formatted data streams and data analytics are the end-products that customers actually need.  Success in big data requires teleport operators to evolve beyond connectivity to management of complex networks, sophisticated information processing and a deep understanding of customer requirements.  We explore the opportunities and business challenges with teleport operators, satellite operators and big data companies already serving vital niches in the sector. 
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Is the Big Data revolution having an impact on your business?  Please describe it.
  • How important have data analytics become to the internal operations of your business, compared with five years ago?
  • How important have data analytics become to your capabilities and services for customers, compared with five years ago?

 

LEO/MEO Constellations and the Teleport

The next 18 months are critical ones for the first attempt since Iridium to loft a large-scale constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites promising to transform global communications.  OneWeb is leader of the pack of LEO constellations seeking to deliver low-priced, low-latency connectivity everywhere and its success could have major market impacts for GEO satellite operators and teleport operators.  Already, LEO operators are in serious deal-making mode with operators of ground segment to provide the gateways they need to manage and provide access to their constellations.  At a moment when most of that impact is still to come, we seek answers from LEO constellations in development, GEO operators, teleport operators and the examples of Iridium, Globalstar and Thuraya integration into the business model of teleport operators. 
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • What has been your experience at integrating existing LEO (L-band) and MEO satellite connectivity into your services to customers?
  • There has been much publicity about the coming LEO constellations but few facts yet.  How might the success of the first major LEO communications constellation change your business?
  • If LEO communications achieve commercial success, are there potential downsides for your existing business?  How will you respond to them?

 

Three Biggest Opportunities

The storage, digital management, network management and transmission business is changing fast to adapt to changing market demand and new opportunities.
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • What do you think are the three biggest opportunities of the next three years for service providers and technology companies?
  • What are the big risks that come with pursuit of those opportunities?
  • What are the characteristics of a business that is well-positioned to seize those opportunities?

 

Most Over-Hyped, Most Undervalued

Every wave of technology and market change brings a lot of hype, but also generates opportunities that go under-valued until an innovator finds a way to tap them.
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 

  • What is the most over-hyped industry, technology development or market right now, in your view?  Why is it not going to live up to the hype?
  • What is the most undervalued opportunity in the market right now, either an existing one that is being ignored in favor of the hype or something created by change?

 

The New Teleport Startup

Teleport operators starting up today enter a very different market from the ones that today’s incumbent entered.  There are many more market niches.  Technologies have become more complex and specialized, and capital requirements have substantially changed.  What do teleport startups need to do today to be successful in terms of facilities and technology?  How is that different from a decade ago?
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • In what ways is starting a teleport business more challenging today than it was a decade ago?
  • In what ways is the startup easier, less labor or capital-intensive than it was a decade ago?
  • If you were starting a teleport business today, what market opportunities would you focus on?  Why?

 

Alternative General Questions

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • What products or services are you introducing and/or featuring during IBC 2018?
  • What are the unique challenges and opportunities in this region? 
  • How does your solution help meet these challenges and opportunities?
  • What are visitors talking about at this year’s show?
Post-IBC

Videos will be streamed on the WTA website for a full year following the event and promoted to WTA members, teleport and satellite customers and the trade press.

Next Action

Contact WTA to schedule an interview and discuss topics you would like to address.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship of an Executive Dialogue Series Theme is available. Contact WTA Membership Director, Randall Barney, rbarney@worldteleport.org, +1 212-825-0218 ext 104

WTA Contacts

For questions or to schedule an interview, please contact WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at rbarney@worldteleport.org, +1 212-825-0218 ext 104

Past Event Coverage

Click here for past WTA Executive Dialogue Series Videos forums at CABSAT, NAB, AfricaCom, CommunicAsia and IBC.

 

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