RCS Summit

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Date:  9/10/2015
Time:  11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Location:  Sands Expo and Convention Center − Lido 3001

3rd Annual Rich Communication Services

Bringing together major carriers from North America, including AT&T, Rogers and T-Mobile USA, with international operators such as Telstra and Orange, RCS summit in 2015 will provide you with a focused event on rich communications at CTIA Super Mobility 2015. This is your opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of the main event and meet with the key players in this market at the only RCS focused event in North America.

The innovative one-day program will bring together the entire RCS ecosystem including telecom carriers, industry analysts, key industry associations, OEMs, third party application developers and the vendor community to provide a comprehensive overview of the market. The content will be specifically focused on, and dedicated to, showcasing real use cases and best practice scenarios for monetizing RCS and quickly launching new services.

11:00 AM

Chairman’s Opening Remarks (with business cards exchange)

Speaker: Mike Roberts, Principal Analyst & Head of Americas, Informa Telecoms & Media

11:10 AM

US OPERATOR KEYNOTE: Building and rolling out IoT applications: Lessons learnt

Speaker: Mobeen Khan, AVP, Industrial IoT Solutions, AT&T

11:30 AM INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR KEYNOTE: The Shift to Apps – Following the Volumes
  • Strategic perspective on the evolution of inter-personal communications
  • Learnings from communication app trials and launches
  • Key questions for operators’ communication app strategies
Speaker: Andrew Scott, GM Innovation & Strategy – Wireless, Telstra
12:00 PM Network Enabled Services – IMS/RCS-based Services Open Up New Business Opportunities Across All Sectors
  • Strategic partnering approach for “Telco Enabling”
  • Operators approach for additional revenues based on IMS/RCS
  • Presenting developed concrete B2B2C service ideas
Speaker: Christoph Goertz, Senior Consultant, Detecon International
12:20 PM IMS Beyond VoLTE: Experience first-hand demonstrations on IMS networks
  • RCS Messaging and Enriched Calling
  • Secondary Devices, tablets, desktops, HBR & more
  • IMS & Internet of Things, home hubs, mHealth, connected car
  • WebRTC, Enterprise VoLTE and VR Voice & Video Calling
Speaker: Alido Di Giovanni, CEO, Summit Tech
12:35 PM

Presenters from the morning sessions stay on stage to take questions from the audience

Session led by conference chair

1:00 PM Networking Lunch
Any attendee can sign up to present their RCS product or service that they are developing or have launched, within a minimum amount of time on stage (2mins).
2:30 PM Panel debate: RCS as an app or embedded into devices?
  • Considering the benefits and downsides of RCS as an app vs. RCS as embedded into a device
  • Perspectives on this topic from operators, analysts and manufacturers
  • What have been the experiences so far, how do they compare?
  • In 5 years’ time, will RCS still be here, and in which form
Panellists include:
Julien Hodara, VP Corporate and Business Development, Orange
Andrew Scott, GM Innovation & Strategy – Wireless, Telstra
Erin Milandin, Sr. Product Manager – RCS/ViLTE, T-Mobile
Phil Kendall, Executive Director – Wireless Operator Strategies, Strategy Analytics
3:00 PM RCS and Unified Communications: Revolutionizing How We Communicate
  • What RCS enables for mobile players
  • The opportunities created for operators
  • The next steps towards Unified Communications
Speaker: Terry McCabe, CTO Mobile, Mitel
3:30 PM Networking Break – "WE BULIT THIS SERVICE ON IMS" – Towards all-IP based services
4:00 PM

Developing devices made for RCS, VoLTE, ViLTE and more advanced features

Speaker: Zhinan Zhou, Senior Manager, Supporting IMS/RCS Services, Samsung

4:20 PM Learnings from our VoLTE launch and future development
  • Investment in the capabilities that can be used in the future
  • Our overview of rich messaging, video calling with presence and file sharing
  • Real world learnings from the point of view of VoLTE and video calling
Speaker: Larry Baziw, Senior Director, Wireless Product Development, Rogers
4:40 PM

Rich communication strategy break-out discussions – How to move forward with more real RCS deployments?

Groups are formed in the conference room, each with their own topic to discuss or debate. Expert facilitators lead each group. Each group reports back on their findings and summary at the end of the session. Hand-outs and flip charts are available to facilitators, no PPT slides.

  • TOPIC 1: The launch of VoLTE and beyond – considerations for RCS

Speaker: Larry Baziw, Senior Director, Wireless Product Development, Rogers

  • TOPIC 2: Network Enabled Services

Speaker: Christoph Goertz, Senior Consultant, Detecon International

  • TOPIC 3: Fast forwarding to 2025 – What will the communication landscape look like?

Speaker: Phil Kendall, Executive Director – Wireless Operator Strategies, Strategy Analytics

5:20 PM

Panel discussion: Future communication services – What can we expect?

  • With the current progress with technology and consumer update, how are rich communication services likely to develop?
  • Considering the role of network analytics in optimising rich communication services in the future
  • Out of what operators have offered so far, where are the gaps in the market and how can we address this?
  • The OTT player landscape – Will they stick around and how might they evolve?
  • How can operators monetise IMS-based services and ensure a more stable, profitable future?

Panellists include:
Greg Collins, Founder & Principal Analyst, Exact Ventures
Julien Hodara, VP Corporate and Business Development, Orange
Zhinan Zhou, Senior Manager, Supporting IMS/RCS Services, Samsung

5:50 PM Chair’s closing remarks
6:00 PM Close of conference

 FREE for carriers! (Contact [email protected] to qualify)

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