.... another upcoming event I'd really recommend is here in London, and aimed at senior strategy people from mobile & fixed operators, vendors & content providers.
It's the lastest Telco 2.0 Brainstorm, which is looking at what the guys at STL Partners (a company I work with on various projects) call "Two-Sided Business Models", reinventing the incumbent operators' propositions to exploit open APIs to their networks and devices, and add value by becoming "smart pipes", or using other capabilities to help "upstream" industries reduce friction in their business models.
Areas that will be discussed will include billing & payment systems, advertising & business intelligence, content delivery networks & assorted other "wholesaleable" assets of telcos.
Some familiar names will be there, including James Enck (of EuroTelcoBlog) and Martin Geddes (Telepocalypse). There are CEOs, CTOs & similar level people from TeliaSonera, 3, HP, Carphone Warehouse, Phorm, BT, Microsoft, Habbo Hotel, GSMA, Amazon, T-Mobile etc.
I've been to several of these in the past, and they're always fascinating, and use this cool interactive WiFi laptop things to get instant feedback & comments from delegates.
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