Introduction

With 2020 behind us, we believe that now is the time to rebuild. In 2021, how will the Internet Service Industry (ISI) transform to cope with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? And what new technologies can help ISI enterprises prosper and succeed?

To tackle these and other key questions, join us online for the two-day Huawei Global ISI Summit —Europe 2021, beginning on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 (UTC+2). Together, let's explore "Building a Fully Optical, Intelligent Internet."

Alongside ISI opinion leaders, key partners, and leading business think tanks, we'll also discover how to adapt to surging broadband requirements, accelerate the deployment of an all-optical Internet, and build world-class data centers. Ultimately, we seek to equip ISI enterprises to roll out new services for transformation and growth, overcoming the unique technological challenges of the digital world.

Join us in April and let's create new value together, for the industry and beyond.

Agenda

  • April 20
  • April 21
  • Keynote: Building a Fully Optical, Intelligent Internet

    Time
    Topic
    Speaker
    10:00-10:16
    Building a Fully Optical, Intelligent Internet

    Sun Tao

    Vice President
    Marketing & Solution Sales
    Western Europe Enterprise Business Group

    10:16-10:37
    Challenges and Business Innovations in the Internet Service Industry

    Robbie Wang

    Director, Internet Services Industry Western Europe, Huawei

    10:37-10:52
    2021 FTTH Deployment in Europe: Status and Perspectives

    Vincent Garnier

    Director General, FTTH Council

    10:52-11:12
    Best Practices for Data Center Innovation

    Gerhard Klein

    Head of Dept., Risk Management and Technical Due Diligence, Energy and Systems, TÜV SÜD Industry Service

    11:12-11:59
    Panel: Future Challenges and Solutions of ICT Systems

    Vincent Garnier

    Director General, FTTH Council


    Gerhard Klein

    Head of Dept., Risk Management and Technical Due Diligence, Energy and Systems, TÜV SÜD Industry Service


    Przemysław Gągała

    International Sales Director, HAWE Telekom


    Scott Payton

    Technical Director Colt DCS


    Wolfgang Heer

    Managing Director, CEO, BUGLAS


    Richard Pimper

    Vice President of Internet Services Industry Western Europe, Huawei

    11:59-12:01
    New Solution & Product Launch
    12:01-12:23
    Online Tour of Huawei Technology Exhibition Hall

    Hank Stokbroekx

    Vice President, Enterprise Services, Huawei

    Session 1: The Way Towards ISP Service Innovations

    Time
    Topic
    Speaker
    14:00-14:18
    Huawei Helps ISPs Meet Industry Diversified Challenges

    Joerg Diederichs

    Vice President, Germany ISP Business, Huawei

    14:18-14:41
    Build a Next-Generation Experience-Driven Network Infrastructure

    Luca Vit

    CTO, Italy Enterprise Business, Huawei

    14:41-15:03
    Transform to Be a MSP

    Freek Pauwels

    Chief Commercial Officer, Citymesh

    15:03-15:23
    How to Develop a New International Data Transmission Route

    Przemysław Gągała

    International Sales Director, HAWE Telekom

    15:23-15:39
    Light Up the Future: Internet Connectivity 3.0

    Dustin Kehoe

    Service Director, APAC & Middle East, GlobalData

    15:39-16:18
    Online Tour of Transport Access Innovation Lab

    Paul Li

    Senior Marketing Manager Enterprise Access Network Expert, Huawei


    Tao Yang

    Senior Marketing Manager Transmission Marketing and Operation department, Huawei


    Dai Ren

    Enterprise Transmission Network Expert, Huawei

  • Session 2:The Way Towards DC Service Agility

    Time
    Topic
    Speaker
    10:00-10:23
    European Data Center Industry Insights and Prospects

    Mark Acton

    Independent Data Centre Consultant, Acton Consulting Ltd.

    10:23-10:48
    Data Center Construction Insights

    Rod Faul

    Senior Client Director, Kao Data

    10:48-11:01
    Working Together to Empower Data Center Carbon Neutrality

    Richard Pimper

    Vice President, Internet Services Industry, Western Europe, Huawei

    11:01-11:19
    Moving Towards an All-Flash Data Center

    Gaetano Pastore

    Storage Expert, Data Storage, Strategy & Business Development, Huawei

    11:19-11:54
    Panel: Data Center Ecosystem and Future Landscape

    Richard Pimper

    Vice President, Internet Services Industry, Western Europe, Huawei


    Mark Acton

    Independent Data Centre Consultant, Acton Consulting Ltd.


    Rod Faul

    Senior Client Director, Kao Data


    Hidde van der Heide

    Director of R&D, Serverius


    Gaetano Pastore

    Storage Expert, Data Storage, Strategy & Business Development, Huawei

    11:54-12:16
    Online Tour of Huawei's Digital Energy Exhibition Hall

    Eli Brovashov

    Senior Marketing Manager, Data Center Infrastructure, Huawei

Speakers

  • Sun Tao

    Vice President, Marketing & Solution Sales, Western Europe Enterprise Business Group

    Huawei

    Robbie Wang

    Robbie Wang

    Director, West Europe Internet Service Industry Business

    Huawei

    Mr. Wang has 13 years of working experience in Huawei. He has been in the current position be responsible for ISP, MTDC and OTT market sector for one year. Working as a global internet service industry expert for two years, he also had been in charge of data center business for three years, and has 7 years of R&D experience in storage and IT solution domain.

    Vincent Garnier

    Director General

    FTTH Council

    Vincent Garnier is the Director General of the FTTH Council Europe since July 2020. Vincent brings to this position 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, in Marketing and Business Development in EMEA and Asia for BtoB companies. Most recently he was Marketing Director responsible for defining the marketing strategies for the broadband solutions at CommScope, a global network infrastructure provider company. Prior to joining CommScope, Mr Garnier worked in international business development at TKH Group N.V. and as a Marketing Manager at Prysmian Group & Exide Technologies. Vincent Garnier has been actively involved in the FTTH Council Europe activities for several years. He became a Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer in 2019.

    Gerhard Klein

    Head of Dept., Risk Management and Technical Due Diligence, Energy and Systems, Industry Service

    TÜV Süd AG

    Consultant and Project Manager Technical Advisory Services Lecturer for System Reliability at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich Product Development Technical Advisors Services @ TÜV SÜD Business Area Manager for Renewables Head of Department Risk Management & Technical Due Diligence (includes Competence Center Data Center Services @ TUV Project Manager Technical Due Diligence for Data Centers Accredited Technical Certifier for EN 50600 Business Development Data Center Services

    Przemysław Gągała

    International Sales Director

    HAWE Telekom

    Since 2010, when Przemysław joined HAWE Telekom, he has built its international business from scratch. His exceptional knowledge and relationships with major global network operators, combined with the unique competencies and network assets of HAWE Telekom, produced numerous success stories for HAWE Telekom, their customers and partners. Przemysław was repeatedly able to leverage his telecommunication expertise to arrange effective transmission routes connecting London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Moscow, Almaty and Beijing via the fastest possible transmission routes going via Poland. This significantly contributed to establishing Warsaw’s position as a major data hub bridging Western Europe with CEE, Russia, CIS countries and China. Przemysław regularly contributes to product development projects of HAWE Telekom, oriented on areas including edge computing, CDN, Smart City and 5G.

    Scott Payton

    Scott Payton

    Technical Director

    Colt DCS

    Mr. Payton is currently the Technical Director of Colt Data Center Services, focusing on design and build of sustainable hyperscale data center facilities. He has an engineering career that spans over 30 years in mechanical, electrical and information technology solutions. Scott also serves on the Telecommunications Industry Association technical committees TR-42 and TR-60, which develop standards for the ITC industry, including TIA-942 and supporting standards. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems Management and is in the thesis stage of his Doctorate with the topic Human Error Management in the Data Center. Scott is a US Air Force veteran, having served as an engineer in the Minuteman II systems.

    Wolfgang Heer

    Managing Director, CEO

    BUGLAS (Bundesverband Glasfaseranschluss)

    Mr. Heer is an economist with 20 years of experience in the ICT field. He started his career as an assistant to deputies of the German Parliament before serving as spokesperson of a federal ministry. He then moved on to work for ICT enterprises and a German telco association. Since 2011, he has represented 160 enterprises deploying FTTB/H-networks in Germany on a local and regional basis as CEO of BUGLAS, the federal association for optical fiber access in Germany. Mr. Heer is also the co-founder of, and spokesman for, the European Local Fibre Alliance (ELFA), an umbrella organization of 11 national associations for alternative public and private local fiber operators drawn from eight European member states.

    Hank Stokbroekx

    Vice President, Enterprise Services

    Huawei

    Hank joined Huawei in 2011 after working for over 20 years in the networking industry. Initially he helped build the Huawei Enterprise service business in Western Europe, and in 2012 took over responsibility for the worldwide Service Marketing organization for which he relocated to the Huawei HQ in Shenzhen. As an industry expert he advises the leadership team on a variety of topics, leveraging his many years of experience. Hank frequently travels abroad to meet customers, partners, analysts and other experts to understand their needs and perspectives and to share his view on the future of the ICT service industry. Hank is a frequent speaker at international events and has published several articles about the ICT industry Hank started his professional career in 1990 at a Networking Systems Integrator in the Netherlands. He joined Cisco Systems in 1994 where he worked for over 15 years in the services organization in various leadership positions. He has held positions in service delivery, product management, marketing and sales both in Europe and in Cisco’s headquarter in California.

    Joerg Diederichs

    VP, Germany ISP Account Sales and Business Development

    Huawei

    Mr. Diederichs has 28 years work experience. He has been years as CTIO for top European companies of telecom industry. Experienced in ICT Networks Fix & Mobile, he has excellent communication skills with customers (C-Level and above) and strong leadership.

    Luca Vit

    CTO, Enterprise Business Group Italy

    Huawei

    Mr. Vit joined Huawei in 2013. Currently CTO of the Italy Enterprise Business Group, he has also served as a Senior Network Sales Manager, managing a product portfolio that included a wide suite of technologies such as FTTx, IPDSLAM, MSAN, BRAS, edge and IP core routers, switches, CPE, and security for SME applications. He has also worked as an IP Solution Manager in the Vodafone Business Unit. Before joining Huawei, he worked for Vodafone, Reply, and Colt.

    Freek Pauwels

    CCO

    Citymesh

    Mr. Pauwels is a successful business manager who is always searching for new opportunities involving technological innovations. He is an expert in communication services with a proven track record of success with his clients. Currently, he is Chief Commercial Officer of Citymesh, Belgium's fourth-largest telecoms operator.

    Dustin Kehoe

    Service Director, APAC & Middle East

    GlobalData

    Dustin is a Head of Research for GlobalData Asia Pacific bringing compelling market data and insight to enterprise buyers, service providers and the vendor community. Current research topics include: next-generation core networks, software-defined infrastructure, enterprise cloud computing, collaboration, cyber-security services. Working across the 17 industry verticals which GlobalData operate, he also supports clients in linking ICT modernization (e.g., virtualization, automation and policy orchestration) to business outcomes (e.g., customer experience, monetization). Other research is on the lines of business personas and buying behavior in IT-led transformation. Prior to joining, Dustin ran several technology practices for IDC with broad management and research responsibilities across the region. He also worked at Current Analysis in Europe covering telecom and IT services as Principal Analyst. He worked for an international carrier in various marketing and communication roles and as a telecom management consultant in Eastern Europe. Dustin started his career out of university as a reporter for Forbes Magazine writing on start-up activity in Silicon Valley. Dustin has a history of delivering global key-note speaking engagements, high-level industry and client presentations, and has regularly featured in leading business and technology press, national TV broadcasts and webinars. Dustin holds an MSc. from the London School of Economics and a BA from University of California, Davis.

    Mark Acton

    Independent Data Centre Consultant

    Acton Consulting Ltd.

    With over 25 years of experience in the Data Centre sector industry Mark has been a specialist in the field of Data Centre Operations for over 20 years, concentrating on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class Data Centres having 24x365 availability expectations. 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 Data Centre Facilities Design, IT and Facilities Operational Management with Technical Consulting. A regular public speaker, conference host and industry advisor on data centre technical issues, currently acting as consultant and Non-Executive Director for leading data centre operators and solutions developers as well as being involved in International data centre Standards development.

    Rod Faul

    Senior Client Director

    Kao Data

    Rod Faul is Kao Data’s Senior Client Director and is responsible for looking after the company’s key strategic partnerships with customers and our wider data centre supply channel. With 30-years experience within the telco and data centre sectors Rod joined Kao Data in December 2020 from Virtus where he, and the sales team, were instrumental in growing the company’s data centre portfolio. His large-scale commercial contract wins contributed to transforming the organisation from a single location data centre operator to a brand now responsible for operating 100MW’s of capacity. Prior to that, Rod’s experience across telco included senior positions at Level3 and Telefonica.

    Richard Pimper

    Vice President, Internet Services Industry, Western Europe

    Huawei

    Mr. Pimper, Vice President of Internet Services Industry Western Europe of the Huawei based in Germany, serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. His coverage area spans the Data Center Solution and products, IaaS space with extensive knowledge of solutions (including internal private, hosted private, and public IaaS), enterprise adoption trends, the current state of cloud standardization, and cloud metrics creation. His coverage also includes strategic right sourcing of applications, DaaS, Data Center Strategy, cloud strategy development, customer use cases, cloud adoption trends, cloud economics, and the green implications of cloud computing. Richard has advised hundreds of enterprises on these topics through speeches, workshops, webinars, inquiries, advisory, and reports.

    Gaetano Pastore

    Storage Expert, Data Storage, Strategy & Business Development

    Huawei

    Mr. Pastore is working in the storage industry since almost 20 years, helping European companies to adopt new leading edge and disruptive technologies. Started his storage career in the early years of the Flash-Era, when the first products based on NAND technology were appearing in the market. In 2010 he was at STEC Inc. (one of the pioneer of Enterprise SSDs) responsible to introduce flash solutions into the European market, at that time completely dominated by hard disk drives. Before joining Huawei in March 2020, he has covered different leadership roles, marketing new forerunner technologies like Object Storage (in 2014) and Distributed Scale-out Software Defined Storage (2016). He has also been strategic advisors in some European IT Start-ups around Kubernetes.

    Hidde van der Heide

    Director of R&D

    Serverius IT Infrastructure

    Mr. van der Heide is a technologist at heart, a manager by trade. He builds IT infrastructure solutions, forming the stable and scalable foundation that customers build their exciting products on top of. Currently, Serverius IT Infrastructure is working closely together with Huawei to build the first scalable AI-as-a-Service solution in Europe.

    Eli Brovashov

    Senior Marketing Manager, Data Center Infrastructure

    Huawei

    Paul Li

    Enterprise Access Network Expert

    Huawei

    Mr. Li, Senior Marketing Manager, has over 10 years of experience in fixed access network. He is specialized at fixed access network, passive Optical LAN, and ODN network.

    Tao Yang

    Senior Marketing Manager

    Huawei

    Tao Yang, senior marketing manager of Huawei Enterprise Transmission Marketing and Operation department, is experienced in optical product promoting. He is in charge of marketing activities of Huawei all-optical transmission solution for global industry collaborations.

    Dai Ren

    Enterprise Transmission Network Expert

    Huawei

    Dai Ren, senior marketing manager, has 13 years experience in ICT solution. He is specialized at transmission and DCI network.

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