Ankur Warikoo

Co-founder & CEO

Ankur Warikoo is Cofounder & CEO of nearbuy.com – India’s No.1 Discovery and Transaction Platform for Stepping Out. nearbuy.com works with over 40,000 local businesses comprising food & drinks, beauty & wellness, activities, movies & events and travel, across 33 cities in India.

Prior to nearbuy.com, Warikoo was Head of Groupon’s India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines business. Nearbuy.com is the result of a management buyout of Groupon’s India business in August 2015. Warikoo has been an Internet entrepreneur since 2008. In 2008 he cofounded Accentium Web along with 2 other batch-mates from ISB that ran websites such as Gaadi.com, Secondshaadi.com, Taaza.com amongst others. Thereafter, Ankur launched Rocket Internet’s India business and helped setup the footprint for Jabong and Groupon.

Post his MBA, Ankur was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney for 3 years. He worked in Delhi, Dubai and New York during this time.

Ankur holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award. He also holds a Masters degree in Physics from Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.

Ankur is a regular public speaker and social media influencer, with 500,000+ followers across Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc.

Ankur was part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List for India, has been named as India’s Top Executives under 40 by Business Today and has been awarded the Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year by Silicon Review.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Wilfried Dudink

Director Content Solutions

Wilfried Dudink is Director Content Solutions, within the EMEA Specialist Services team at CenturyLink Communications. Based in Amsterdam, he is responsible for CenturyLink’s Content Solutions portfolio within the EMEA region, including Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Website Acceleration, Media Delivery, and the Vyvx Video Distribution Services. Since joining CenturyLink in 2012 he also acts as a product specialist for these services.

Before joining CenturyLink, he held several sales and channel development management roles at companies including Deutsche Telekom, Telia International Carrier and Limelight Networks, and over the years he gained market and product experience on CDNs and Internet infrastructure. He was also chairman of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.

in Agenda

15:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of the Video Delivery Architecture

Serkan Sevim

CEO

Serkan Sevim is a serial technology entrepreneur with double exit experience living in Istanbul. He started his first business while he was a masters student in the USA at the age of 25. Serkan Sevim started and keeps working focused on Medianova, one of the fastest secure CDNs based on Cedexis real user data in Europe, North Africa and Middle East region.   In 2018, Medianova got mentioned on Gartner's 2018 CDN Market Guide. Medianova was also awarded as one of the fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast50 Turkey Program five times in the years of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Sevim, was President of the Young Executive and Businessmen Association (GYIAD)'s 15th term between the years of 2015-2017, currently a member of the prestigious Turkish Industry and Businessman Association (TUSIAD) and actively works at the Entrepreneurship and Digital Economy Round Tables. He is  also a mentor at the Founder Institute, world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. Sevim appeared on media channels such as Bloomberg TV,  Fortune magazine, BusinessWeek and was  speaker on several international conferences.

in Agenda

15:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of the Video Delivery Architecture

Dom Robinson

Co-Founder, Director

Dom Robinson, Co-Founder, Director and Creative Firestarter @ id3as, has spent over 20 years focussed specifically on the complex challenges facing the exploding 'Streaming Media' market. A pioneer in the sector, he was responsible for the propositioning, architecture, technical design and implementation of many, now well established, online media publishing workflows. Widely recognised as a sector visionary, he regularly Chairs or speaks at conferences on topics ranging from Cloud TV, SDN/NFV, CDN, Distributed Compute, OTTTV and IPTV. He has been a Contributing Editor of StreamingMedia.com (and its print magazine) for 15 years, and has been published by Wiley Academic Press.

in Agenda

15:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of the Video Delivery Architecture

Brenton Ough

CEO

Brenton Ough is a specialist in content availability and performance monitoring for OTT live streaming with a passion for sports.

With over 25 years in technology Brenton is an entrepreneur with experience including product innovation and development, business operations and strategy. He is a keen hands-on motivator and a believer in partnerships. Brenton's time with Touchstream was preceded by many years with Hewlett Packard in both London and New York.

in Agenda

15:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of the Video Delivery Architecture

Lars Tisén

Chief Commercial Officer

Lars joined DigiPlex in May 2016 as Chief Commercial Officer responsible for business growth in the Nordic region. He brings more than twenty years of experience in IT-services in the Nordic region including senior positions in companies like Logica (CGI), HCL, HP Evry and TCS.

Lars has a strong background in global delivery and Nordic Financial services. He has held a variety of positions, including CEO, Senior Management Consultant, Business Development Director and Director Financial Solutions. This makes him very well positioned in his current role as Chief Commercial Officer at DigiPlex.  Lars holds an MBA in Business Development & IT from Stockholm School of Economics.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Mark Acton

Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting

Mark’s role as Critical Services Director is to provide data centre specific thought leadership to CBRE’s Global Data Centre Solutions business and ensure that the DCS service offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark worldwide in the data centre arena. CBRE Data Centre Solutions (DCS) offers customers the delivery of data centre specific facilities management, engineering, technical services, risk reviews, accreditations and diligence reports as well as a large range of IT services. With over 25 years experience in the IT industry Mark has specialised in the field of Data Centre Operations for over 20 years, concentrating on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class 24x365 Data Centres. This has included consultancy and technical advice as well as senior management roles responsible for service delivery and both strategic and operational management within the industry. A Technical Operations Manager with extensive international experience and solid technical skills covering both Data Centre Facilities Design and IT Operational and Technical Management. Mark is a regular public speaker and industry advisor on data centre technical issues, currently acting as consultant to a number of data centre operators and solutions developers as well as being the current Chair of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres Best Practice Committee.

Mark’s past experience has included the following roles: Director of the Uptime Institute in EMEA, Data Centre Consultant at Intel Solution Services, UK Operations Director, Global Switch, VP, Microsoft Service Delivery, Cable & Wireless / Exodus Inc. and Director, Global Data Centre Operations, Digital Island Inc.

in Agenda

15:45
Panel Discussion
Security Issues and Practices in the IoT Edge Computing Era

Nigel Bayliff

CEO

Nigel joined Aqua Comms in October 2016, having previously provided consultancy services to global telecoms companies through SIN Medida Limited, a business he established in 2008 to capitalise on his experience of more than 25 years of senior technical, operational and executive roles in the global telecommunications industry. Nigel also served as Vice-Chairman of the joint United Nations agencies task force that looked at providing disaster relief and climate information from the global web of undersea cables. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Huawei Marine Networks (HMN). Leading HMN from start-up through many complex system sales, the delivery of the first new subsea technology in more than a decade, and the development of a second phase innovative titanium repeater, he drove the organisation to break-even in year four and established its position in the marketplace. From 2002 to 2008, Nigel was a member of the executive team of FLAG Telecom, where he served as an Officer and Deputy Chairman for several group companies and was responsible for construction and operation of the FLAG Global Network, encompassing approximately 65,000 km of submarine cable systems connecting 40 countries and providing carrier-grade connectivity services. Prior to this, he held senior roles at NTL (now Virgin Media) and Cable & Wireless/Mercury Communications (now Vodafone). Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Telecommunications Engineering from Essex University. He studied International Development at INSEAD, Paris, and Strategic Management at Ashridge, UK. In 2006, Nigel was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering Technology.

in Agenda

13:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of Ai

Mika Klemettinen

Director, Digitalization

Mika is a Digitalization Director at Business Finland with responsibilities covering 5G, IndustrialInternet, Artificial Intelligence, Platforms Economy, New Space Economy and Smart Mobilityprograms as well as digitalization strategy.

Mika holds a PhD degree in Data Mining and has more than 20 years of academic and industrialexperience, e.g., from Nokia and EU collaboration as well as from wireless communications, IoT, BigData, MyData, artificial intelligence, intelligent solutions, cyber security and global collaboration.Mika is, e.g., a member of minister Lintilä’s national artificial intelligence and digitalization steeringgroup in Finland with the responsibility of facilitating the data and platform economy subgroup.

Additionally, he is responsible for the Finnish government’s national data policy preparation through running the artificial intelligence and data group.

in Agenda

09:35
keynote
Digitalization, Platforms Economy and Key Enablers

Timo Koskinen

CTO

Timo is a technology professional with over 29 years of experience. His experience comes from being involved in at the forefront of technology transformation we all are currently experiencing, whether it is about the newest and perhaps the most transformative technology like blockchain or AI. Timo’s involvement with Blockchain has already been a couple of years in understanding the change, the business possibilities and the ecosystem inspired network effects from the value creation point of view of blockchains to the corporations. Timo is also respected speaker of current and coming technologies like blockchains, artificial intelligence, cyber security or Quantum computing among other things. His main focus is in how new technology can be used in corporations to bring and achieve the expected business benefits from the usage of new technologies. Currently Timo is IBM Finland’s CTO and has also hold several technical and sales related roles at IBM. Off-office hours he is a passionate alpinist and motorcyclist. Timo holds a B.Sc from computer science and economics from Umeå University.

in Agenda

11:15
Panel Discussion
Blockchain Insights

Miranda Tan

CEO & Founder

Miranda Tan is an expert in PR and marketing, China Influencer and KOL Marketing, as well as the integration of big data and AI technology in the digital media industry. Recently she was listed as a top 200 fintech influencer in Asia by Lattice80 and Fintech Asia.

Prior to founding Robin8, Miranda amassed 15 years of experience in PR and marketing. She specialized in public relations and marketing for technology companies, pre-IPO companies, and other companies in states of rapid growth.

Miranda Tan also founded and headed ExcitePR, a US technology public relations agency with offices in New York and San Francisco. In 2001, ExcitePR merged with one of the largest independent technology PR firms in the country at the time. Miranda Tan joined their executive team as Vice President.

Miranda Tan is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. She has a bachelor of science from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law. She is an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New York.

in Agenda

11:15
Panel Discussion
Blockchain Insights

Ravindran Mahalingam

Senior Vice President — International Business

Ravindran Mahalingam is the Senior Vice President – International Business Division of HGC Global Communications Limited (“HGC”) and a key member in HGC Management Committee. He is leading HGC International Business Division and responsible for the overall global business development and strategic planning for the division, such, include both the traditional and new digitalisation businesses.

Mr. Mahalingam possesses over 15 years of experiences with HGC, starting from South East Asia Regions, then, invited to join HGC Head Quarters based in Hong Kong for 3 years. Afterward, he was invited to assist HGC to expand the business in EMEA Region for 6 years located in London. He has successfully established HGC’s first Regional office in London with business extending into various parts of Europe, Middle-East and Africa, and presently, Mahalingam is moving back to Head Quarters to heading the International Business Division for the new HGC established on 3rd of October, 2017. Prior to joining HGC in 2002, Mr. Mahalingam oversaw the data and voice business in Teleglobe.

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11:15
Panel Discussion
Blockchain Insights

Vincent Wong

Executive Director

Mr. Vincent Wong is the Executive Director of Business Development & Technology for OneAsia Network Limited which offers advanced IT solutions including end-to-end cloud computing, data centre solutions and connectivity to business of all sizes. Mr. Wong is responsible for OneAisa Network Limited Business Development, Technology Direction and Operations. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT industry focusing in Telecoms, Media & Entertainment, Automotive and Logistics segments. He has worked in US, Canada and Hong Kong where he has held management positions in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Operations and Software development at a number of leading global companies, including Oracle, Redknee, Tropic Networks (Alcatel-Lucent) and Nortel Networks. He is also a named inventor in a number of patents worldwide.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Ari-Jussi Knaapila

CEO

Ari-Jussi Knaapila is Chief Executive Officer of Cinia Ltd and Board Chairman of C-Lion1 Ltd, submarine cable system company belonging to Cinia group.Mr. Knaapila has a long over 30 years’ experience in ICT industry in international companies with a career beginning as system engineer and developing through sales responsibilities to general management positions. During past 20 years Mr. Knaapila has held a CEO position in several companies with various development phases.

In May 2014 Mr. Knaapila was appointed Chairman of the Board of Corenet Ltd and CEO of Cinia Group to start operation Jan 2015. In Jan 2015 Corenet Ltd was merged to be part of new Cinia Group.

Before joining Cinia Mr. Knaapila served as Division President and Group Deputy CEO in Empower Group Ltd, company operating in network engineering, maintenance and construction as well as ICT services.

Earlier Mr. Knaapila served as CEO in Cygate Ltd, Song Networks Ltd and Telenordia Ltd (JV for BT) leading these companies through both successful organic growth as well as various acquisition activities. Prior to those senior management responsibilities he had some junior management positions in Unisys and IBM.Mr. Knaapila holds a M.Sc. (electr.eng.) degree from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University).

in Agenda

09:30
Opening Speech
13:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of Ai

Dave Crowley

Chief Technical Advisor

As a Microsoft Executive with a history of leading strategic teams and adept contract negotiations to include; network infrastructure (Terrestrial/Submarine Cable Systems, Metro/Long Haul Dark Fiber, Lit Services), content distribution networks, data center relations and design, as well as internet peering/transit. In 2012 he earned the opportunity to Direct a team of Strategic Negotiators and has extensive experience as a Director of Strategic Sales with over 30 years’ experience, embodying a unique industry perspective that can articulate an in-depth knowledge of network design, architecture, capacity management, traffic engineering, deployment, scheduling and support for some of the world’s largest network infrastructures.

in Agenda

13:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of Ai

Antti Järvinen

Country Manager

Antti Järvinen (M.Sc.Econ), Country Manager at Google. Antti is an entrepreneur minded leader with a passion for exploiting and exploring digital opportunities.

At Google Antti is driving digitalization in Finland.

Before his current position, Antti worked for Sanoma as a Commercial Director for Media business. Other previous positions include CEO at Omnicom Media Group Finland and Director at TBWA, both NYSE listed Omnicom Group companies.

Antti has also been active in the booming Finnish start-up scene, assuming several advisor and board roles in recent years in VC funded companies. Digitally evolving business environment has touched his career through the years when working together with biggest national and global companies across the Northern European markets.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Elizabeth Chee

Co-Founder

Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of the Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation, whose aim is to promote the digitization of health data in order to improve the exchange of information between healthcare stakeholders. She believes in leveraging blockchain technology in enabling a more robust and equitable healthcare ecosystem.

Prior to co-founding her Startup, she had several years of international experience in the high-tech space leading cross-functional teams across APAC, EMEA and US in business development, operations and sales working for Microsoft, Japan Inc, Berlitz International, etc.

Elizabeth speaks five languages and has a BA in Business Management from the Nanyang Business School in Singapore alongside two executive education programs with INSEAD and WHARTON, followed by a part-time MSc program in Health Informatics to further her research in Blockchain and E-Health.

in Agenda

11:15
Panel Discussion
Blockchain Insights

Mikko Pulkkinen

Director, Public Sector

Mikko Pulkkinen has two decades of experience in leading digital transformation across cultures. He strongly believes digitalization and technology increase productivity of work for everyone and create sustainable competitive advantage for businesses. At the same time, digitalization and strengthening the digital culture require us all to gain new skills and learn constantly. At Microsoft Oy, Mikko leads the Public Sector industry in Finland.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Diego MacKee

Managing Partner Norway

Diego MacKee’s focus has been until now in formulating and implementing Digital Strategies demanding strong and well combined marketing and technology skills.

As a specialist in big data, he has visited all the steps, from formulating strategies, to actually deploying capabilities in machine learning.

Diego has long experience both as adviser and as line manager. In the past, he succeeded in achieving challenging growth objectives in Telecommunications, and lately, as an adviser he has designed and led transformations projects for top tier clients. Nowadays, Diego gives strategic advice to senior management in the field of AI, where he works on how AI is going to affect the business, looking for visible cases for efficiency gains and competitiveness gains.

Diego helps clients in converting uncertainties regarding AI into impactful opportunities for business growth.

in Agenda

13:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of Ai

Roger Söderberg

Managing Director, Nordics & Baltics

Roger Söderberg is the Managing Director of Orange Business Services in the Nordics & Baltics. Orange Business Services, the enterprise division of Orange, is supporting international customers in their digital transformation. It is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a value-added service provider, offering customers digital solutions within collaboration, mobile workspaces, customer relations, enriched connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense. Roger is in charge of all international enterprise business activities in the Nordic region and in this capacity, he is working with customers to help drive their digitalization and leverage their data value chain to strengthen their competitiveness and develop new business models.

With more than 25 years of experience in the IT & telecommunications industry, Roger has an extensive international background with several leadership roles. Before joining Orange in 2011, Roger held leadership and management positions within general management, pre-sales, consulting, outsourcing and channel management in BT, AT&T, Siemens, Cap Gemini and IBM.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Magnus Backman

Director, Systems Engineering — Northern EMEA

Magnus is the Director for Systems Engineering in Northern EMEA which includes UKI, Benelux, Nordics and Baltics. He is responsible for technical strategy in the region and the technical teams including Presales, Solution Architects and Specialists.

He works closely with enterprises, partners and tech companies across the region to establish partnerships and strategies around Cloud, Digital foundations for IT and business innovation.

Magnus joined VMware twelve years ago and has been a major contributor to the adoption of virtualization and cloud computing. He has been in the industry for 20 years with a background from EMC, Atea with a broad perspective on the IT-industry and specifically technology that enables innovation, builds bridges across silos and enables IT-transformation.

in Agenda

13:45
Panel Discussion
Cloud Driven ISP: Technology for Next Step Evolution

Johan Ottosson

VP Strategy

As an experienced strategist and manager, Johan has led corporate strategic planning, growth strategies and M&A across various industries, before zeroing in on communications and technology.

After ten years at a global consultancy, Johan joined Telia Carrier in 2016 as its Vice President Strategy. He is now working on extending Telia’s leadership in wholesale, while innovating further around global connectivity to serve new customers and segments.

Beyond the office walls, music is an important part of Johan’s life. Niche and indie bands are his thing — that, and the sounds of his two small children.

in Agenda

13:45
Panel Discussion
Cloud Driven ISP: Technology for Next Step Evolution

Matti Copeland

Executive Director

He is experienced Executive Director in Business Development with a demonstrated history of working with growth companies driven by new technologies. He is skilled in M&A, Capital Markets, PE/VC, SaaS, Fundraising, Go-to-market Strategy, and Board Work. Matti has graduated from Helsinki School of Economics and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

in Agenda

11:15
Panel Discussion
Blockchain Insights

Tim Passingham

Chairman

Tim is a Non-Executive Director of cyber security start-up C2 Cyber, a strategy adviser to numerous organisations and has extensive senior executive experience in the information and communications technology industry including executive roles at BT, Level3 (now CenturyLink) and Colt.

in Agenda

15:00
Panel Discussion
The Future of the Video Delivery Architecture

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland

Guenther is a Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland as well as a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s global legal practise with 3200+ lawyers in 90+. Prior to this he was a successful Venture Capitalist, served as in-house counsel at an international hedge fund and practised in court and with a leading business law firm. Guenther holds a PhD in law from Kepler University, an MBA from the University of Strathclyde and has completed the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation but also of "Making Money out of Technology", "Uptake Revisited and the upcoming "Appetite for Disruption". He is privately invested and actively involved in numerous ventures and lectures at various universities.

Considered one of the leading European Banking, Investment and Blockchain/Crypto Law specialists Guenther is also passionate about innovation, digitisation, entrepreneurship, rock music, custom bratstyle motorcycles, obstacle course racing and vinyl records.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Henri Nyström

COO

Henri is a experienced eCommerce and digital service executive. As COO of MeetingPackage.com, he is helping hotels to sell meeting rooms online and related services. MeetingPackage.com offers streamlined booking process without additional work for the bookers. Henri has leading and mentoring digital businesses and start up/growth companies for all of his professional life. He truly believes that the culture & leadership is the key for success and combining people and digital possibilities, organisations can go further than ever before.

in Agenda

10:00
Panel Discussion
Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Mika Järvensivu

Partner, Finland

Mikais Partner within Deloitte’s practice in Helsinki office, and Nordic lead for the Process industry sector. Mika has special focus on driving digitalisation of asset intensive industry.

Mika has over 25 years of experience of Forest, Metals, Energy, Chemicals and Industrial Equipment industry business in both consulting and within industry.

Mika has also in-depth knowledge on Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied for industrial production process optimisation.

Mika holds a D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in process automation and intelligent systems from Helsinki University of Technology.

in Agenda

15:45
Panel Discussion
Security Issues and Practices in the IoT Edge Computing Era

Elizabeth Chee

Co-Founder

Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of the Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation, whose aim is to promote the digitization of health data in order to improve the exchange of information between healthcare stakeholders. She believes in leveraging blockchain technology in enabling a more robust and equitable healthcare ecosystem.

Prior to co-founding her Startup, she had several years of international experience in the high-tech space leading cross-functional teams across APAC, EMEA and US in business development, operations and sales working for Microsoft, Japan Inc, Berlitz International, etc.

Elizabeth speaks five languages and has a BA in Business Management from the Nanyang Business School in Singapore alongside two executive education programs with INSEAD and WHARTON, followed by a part-time MSc program in Health Informatics to further her research in Blockchain and E-Health.

in Agenda

11:15
Panel Discussion
Blockchain Insights

icu Helsinki 2018

5 June, Hilton Helsinki Strand

introducing

iCU Helsinki 2018

Network with top industry leaders and create new partnerships at iCU Helsinki 2018 on the 5th June in Finland. This premium event offers you plenty of opportunities to meet decision makers and grow your business in the Nordic region.

iCU gathers key players from OTTs, Enterprise, Internet, Cloud Providers, Telecoms, DCs and ICT players from Nordics, Russia, China, and the Baltics to discuss the latest trends and advancing technology that disrupting the digital industry — hot topics such as: Ai, Blockchain, IoT, Cyber Security, Cloud Communications, 5G, AR & VR. At the event, speaking, networking and vendor sessions run concurrently throughout the day — you choose what you want to hear, who you want to meet and where to find your best solutions! 

Don't miss the best content-driven technology event of the year at the iCU Helsinki 2018.

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Agenda

Welcome drinks

19:00
Restaurant Savu
Tervasaari Island, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 9 7425 5574
Sponsored by:
Türk Telekom International
08:00

Registration

Sponsored by:
08:30

Greeting & Peering

Sponsored by:
09:30

Opening Speech

speaker:

Ari-Jussi Knaapila, President and CEO of Cinia Oy

09:35

Keynote

Digitalization, Platforms Economy and Key Enablers

speaker:

Mika Klemettinen, Director, Digitalization of Business Finland

10:00

Panel Discussion

Embracing Digital Transformation & Digital Culture: Change or Die

Pressure is mounting on service providers to ensure they are formalising sustainable digital transformation efforts with a focus on technology, organisational agility, digital culture, talent and skills. This session will highlight the culture change needed within a business to overcome the challenges faced on the journey towards digital transformation.

Moderator:

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna, Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland of PwC

Panalists:

Ankur Warikoo, Co-founder & CEO of nearbuy.com

Mikko Pulkkinen, Director, Public Sector of Microsoft

Antti Järvinen, Country Manager of Google

Roger Söderberg, Managing Director, Nordics & Baltics of Orange Business Services

Henri Nyström, COO of MeetingPackage.com

Lars Tisén, Chief Commercial Officer of DigiPlex

Vincent Wong, Executive Director of Oneasia

10:45

Networking Coffee

Sponsored by:
Türk Telekom International
11:15

Panel Discussion

Blockchain Insights

Moderator:

Matti Copeland, Senior Executive Director of EY

Panalists:

Elizabeth Chee, Co-Founder of HIT Foundation

Timo Koskinen, CTO of IBM Finland

Miranda Tan, CEO & Founder of Robin8

12:00

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:
Cinia
13:00

Panel Discussion

The Future of Ai

How to stay ahead of the game and prepare for the changes that Artificial intelligence will bring to organisations — this session will explore the infrastructures required to jumpstart your AI initiatives

Moderator:

Diego MacKee, Managing Partner Norway of Arthur D. Little

Panalists:

Dave Crowley, Chief Technical Advisor of Microsoft

Ari Lampela, Country Manager of Google Cloud

Ari-Jussi Knaapila, CEO of Cinia Oy

Nigel Bayliff, CEO of AquaComms

13:45

Panel Discussion

Cloud Driven ISP: Technology for Next Step Evolution

The arrival of the Big Data and cloud era promotes enormous changes to the Internet. The core of the Internet, ‘connecting time and space, reconstructing our way of thinking’, has become crucially important.

The theme of the event in general is to build the bridge of bettered connected world in this challenging time of cloud transformation.

Panalists:

Johan Ottosson, VP Strategy of Telia Carrier

Magnus Backman, Director, Systems Engineering — Northern EMEA of VMware

14:30

Networking Coffee

Sponsored by:
Türk Telekom International
15:00

Panel Discussion

The Future of the Video Delivery Architecture

There are challenging times ahead for video service providers and OTT platforms as they struggle to cope with the ever-increasing demand for online video.  Operators and content providers require open and agile video OTT and CDN platforms to deliver the content required by customers. This panel will discuss the future of video delivery architecture and how it will evolve to ensure optimisation in terms of delivery, storage and processing.

Moderator:

Tim Passingham, Chairman of Cambridge Management Consulting

Panalists:

Brenton Ough, CEO of Touchstream

Dom Robinson, Co-Founder, Director of id3as

Wilfried Dudink, Director Content Solutions of CenturyLink

Dan Pope, VP Sales, Broadcast Media of GTT

Serkan Sevim, CEO of Medianova

15:45

Panel Discussion

Security Issues and Practices in the IoT Edge Computing Era

Moderator:

Mika Järvensivu, Partner, Finland of Deloitte

Panallist:

Mark Acton, Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting of CBRE

Hans Grapenmyr, Senior Security Sales Specialist of Akamai

16:30

Happy Hour Drinks

Sponsored by:
Eastern Light
19:30

VIP Dinner

Available to sponsor. Contact us at info@icu.events

Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
rk Telekom InternationalEvoswitch
supporting Sponsors
The-Green-Bay
content partner
eco

attending Companies

Microsoft
Google
Herman IT
bics
bics
bics
bics
bics
bics
yandex
te
retn.net
IBM
facebook
DCWorks
Cursor
ETD-Finland
Corning-Optical-Communications
CenturyLink
CITIC-Telcom-International-CPC
colt
ADVA Optical Networking
Hurricane Electric
Telecom Italia Sparkle
Google Cloud
Tampnet
Telia Carrier
EY
edgeconnex
Akamai
Etix Everywhere
Hanko Data Parks
Suomi Communications
Volvo
NTT Europe
Cloudflare
gtt
Nordea
PwC

venue

Hilton Helsinki Strand

Accommodation

Foreign attendees to the iCU Helsinki 2018 will enjoy preferential rates at Hilton Helsinki Strand.

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How To get There

From Helsinki Vantaa Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Hilton Helsinki Strand hotel. The journey normally takes around 30 minutes from the airport to the hotel forecourt. 

From Helsinki main railway station drive towards Hakaniemi. At Siltasaarenkatu, just after the small bridge, turn right towards the Bay and the hotel is on the left hand side. Journey takes approximately 5 minutes.

contact details

John Stenbergin Ranta 4, Helsinki, 00530, Finland
Tel: +358-9-39351

About Us

Established in June 2016, iCU Events organise international networking events for key players in telecommunications, including telecoms, datacenters, mobile tech, IoT and digital marketing companies.

contact

iCU Events International Limited
Unit 503, 5/F, Tower 2, Lippo Centre
89 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong

T: +852 8170 0641 
E: info@icu.events

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