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iCU SOFIA ’18 IN NUMBERS

200+

130+

AT TENDEE S

COMPANIE S IN AT TENDANCE

EVENT INTEREST 24 %

SERV ICE PROV IDER / C A RRIER

20 %

C ONNEC TI V IT Y & NE T WORK

15 %

C ONTENT / MEDI A / OT T

13 %

DATA CENTRE / C OLOC ATION

13 %

INTERNE T & I XP

9 %

BROA DBA ND

5 %

INFORM ATION TECHNOLOGY

1 %

OTHER

45+

COUNTRIE S

61%

C-LE V EL S & DECIS ION M A K ERS

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iCU SOFIA ’18 iCU Sofia 2018 aims to address the challenges during this age of Digital Transformation. Our vision is to provide a platform where the industry’s leaders can meet, exchange ideas and discuss strategies that will set the course for telecom businesses for the next decade. For 2018, we’ve put together an agenda that addresses the key issues facing the market today. Hear from C-level speakers from the biggest operators, data centres, OTTs, vendors and more on how they are using emerging technologies to develop business models and open up new revenue streams. Understand the opportunities that are developing as the digital ecosystem continues to grow – from cloud to IoT with the focus on Digital Transformation running throughout the sessions. We are excited to welcome you to our cutting-edge CEE region event in one of the region’s fastest developing markets – Sofia, Bulgaria.

The iCU Events Team 2 INTRODUCING iCU ’18 SOFIA


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AGENDA AGENDA 19:00

“LET’S BREAK THE ICE” RECEPTION Sponsored by:

WHEN: FEBRUARY 5TH WHERE: LARGO BAR & DINNER (bulevard “Knyaginya Maria Luiza” 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia)

10:20

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OISIN LUNNY Chief Evangelist OpenMarket

KEYNOTE: How Google supports Telco & OTT players SYNOPSIS: Content and advertising is growing three times faster than mobile Telecom revenue globally. There is significant opportunity in embracing digital to capture this growth and reinvent business models . Google is a valuable and relevant partner to the industry that supports media publishers and content distributors to grow their audience and business across all elements of their value chain. SPEAKER: Michal Stefanski, Global Partnerships of Google

08:00

REGISTRATION

08:30

OPENING SPEECH & KEYNOTE

10:40

MODERATOR: Dobromira Boyadjieva, Senior Manager of Arthur D. Little PANELLISTS: Carlos Salim Tibi, CEO of icflix; Mihai Crasneanu, CEO of Grey Juice Lab; Brenton Ough, CEO of Touchstream; Mikhail Baklanov, CEO of ZOOM TV Hristo Georgiev, CEO of MobileTV.bg Ivaylo Ivanov, Founding Partner of Virgin Group Bulgaria

SPEAKER: TBD, VIVACOM 09:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Opportunities for growth in the next 5 years & Transforming for success – assessing the road ahead for telcos MODERATOR: Dr. Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Global Practice Leader TIME of Arthur D. Little Austria PANELLISTS: Stuart Evers, TTI Group Chief Commercial Officer of Türk Telekom International Bernhard Pusch, Head of Carrier Sales — EMEA of Telstra Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Chief Evangelist of Telia Carrier Lyubomir Minchev, Founder and CEO of Telelink Adrian Shatku, CEO of WIS Telecom Gregor Kastelic, COO of Mobik Peter Ziegelwanger, Head of International Wholesale of A1 Telekom Austria Group Milen Ninov, Senior Manager of VIVACOM

10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Telco Opportunities: An OTT perspective

11:20

COFFEE BREAK

12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: The ways in which IoT is shaping the Telecom Industry MODERATOR: Abraham Joseph, Founder of IOT Insights PANELLIST: Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer of SORACOM Rahul Vijay, Global Strategic Sourcing of Uber Sławomir Chmielewski, Compliance and Corporate Security Director, Orange Polska of Orange Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg, CEO of Cellusys IoT Emil Georgakiev, Technical Director of VIVACOM

COFFEE BREAK 12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

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AGENDA DAY ONE: FEBRUARY 6 T H 14:00

KEYNOTE: Empathy Economy SYNOPSIS: In stark contrast to the archetypal hard-nosed, ruthless, go-getter philosophy prescribed for success at work, empathy is the new currency for progress. Companies have to think exponentially if they want to solve the big challenges for the larger community. This requires a diametric shift in their mindset towards customers, and life. Where digital transformation can help connect people, an empathy ethos can help companies create meaningful experiences that go beyond the buy & sell capitalist model, and instead focus on improving people’s lives.

09:00

MORNING COFFEE NETWORKING

09:40

KEYNOTE: IoT Finally! Transportation embraces IoT! SPEAKER: Rahul Vijay, Head of Telecom Sourcing of Uber

10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Digital Transformation of Data Centers MODERATOR: Mark Acton, Critical Services Director of CBRE Data Centre Solutions PANELLISTS: Mark Cooper, EVP Europe of Megaport John Pearson, Business Development of Evoswitch Peter Hannaford, Chairman of Datacenter People Dr. Béla Waldhauser, CEO of Telehouse Deutschland Mark Daley, Director, Digital Strategy & Business Development of Epsilon Telecommunications Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO of EdgeConneX Alexander Grendel, VDC Product Specialist of Interoute

10:40

KEYNOTE: Complete DDoS Protection for Exchange Platforms SPEAKER: Dean Belev, VP Services of NetIX

11:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Addressing the Challenge of Cybersecurity in a Connected World MODERATOR: Irek Piecuch, Partner, Global Co-Head for Communication Sector, TMC leader for CEE of CMS PANELLISTS: Viktor Larionov, Member of the board of Avalanche Labs Baran Erdoğan, CEO of Secure Computing Dean Belev, VP of Services of NetIX Teodora Tranova, Account Manager of Telepoint

12:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00

ONE-TO-ONE NETWORKING

SPEAKER: Pedro Pereira, Digital Transformation & Innovation Leader of SAP 14:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of the Internet: A Closer Look at the Fourth Industrial Revolution MODERATOR: Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technology of PCCW Global PANELLISTS: Pedro Pereira, Digital Transformation & Innovation Leader of SAP Dr. Falk von Bornstaedt, Head of Group Peering and IP-Trading of Deutsche Telekom Dimitar Dimitrov, CEO of Oxxy Group Veseelin Arnaudov, Advanced Development Lead of Vmware Lyubomir Rusanov, CEO of SuperHosting.BG

15:00

COFFEE BREAK

15:20

KEYNOTE: Trading and Payment Trends for Telecoms SPEAKER: Mark Stewart, CEO of Bank of Telecom

15:40

ONE-TO-ONE NETWORKING

16:30

HAPPY HOUR DRINKS RECEPTION AVAILABLE AS A SPONSORSHIP OPTION. If you’re keen to host, contact us at info@icu.events

19:30

AFTER PARTY Sponsored by: VIVACOM WHERE: PM CLUB (Pozitano str., 1000, Sofia)

17:00

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SPEAKERS

DOBROMIRA BOYADJIEVA Senior Manager Arthur D. Little

TEODORA TRANOVA Account Manager Telepoint

PEDRO PEREIRA Digital Transformation & Innovation Leader SAP

MICHAL STEFANSKI Global Partnerships Google

PHILL LAWSON-SHANKS CIO EdgeConneX

RAHUL VIJAY Global Strategic Sourcing Uber

STUART EVERS TTI Group Chief Commercial Officer Türk Telekom International

ADRIAN SHATKU CEO WIS Telecom

GERRIT JAN KONIJNENBERG CEO Cellusys IoT

EMIL GEORGAKIEV Technical Director VIVACOM

ABRAHAM JOSEPH Founder IOT Insights

MARK ACTON Critical Services Director CBRE

MATTIAS FRIDSTRÖM Vice President & Chief Evangelist Telia Carrier

PARAG MITTAL Chief Commercial Officer SORACOM

SHAHAR STEIFF AVP New Technology PCCW Global

DR. BÉLA WALDHAUSER CEO Telehouse Deutschland

MIHAI CRASNEANU CEO Grey Juice Lab

CARLOS SALIM TIBI Founder & CEO icflix

VESEELIN ARNAUDOV Advanced Development Lead Vmware

MARK COOPER EVP Europe Megaport

MIKHAIL BAKLANOV CEO ZOOM TV

MARK DALEY Director, Digital Strategy & Business Development Epsilon Telecommunications

PETER ZIEGELWANGER Head of International Wholesale A1 Telekom Austria Group

SŁAWOMIR CHMIELEWSKI Compliance and Corporate Security Director, Orange Polska Orange

DR. FALK VON BORNSTAEDT Head of Group Peering and IP-Trading Deutsche Telekom

GREGOR KASTELIC COO Mobik

DR. KARIM TAGA Managing Partner, Global Practice Leader TIME Arthur D. Little Austria

IREK PIECUCH Partner, Global Co-Head for Communication Sector, TMC leader for CEE CMS

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LYUBOMIR MINCHEV Founder and CEO Telelink

VIKTOR LARIONOV Member of the board Avalanche Labs

JOHN PEARSON Business Development Evoswitch

BARAN ERDOĞAN CEO Secure Computing

MARK STEWART CEO Bank of Telecom

BRENTON OUGH CEO Touchstream

LYUBOMIR RUSANOV CEO SuperHos t ing . BG

HRISTO GEORGIEV CEO MobileTV.bg

IVAYLO IVANOV Founding Partner Virgin Group Bulgaria

DEAN BELEV VP of Services NetIX

BERNHARD PUSCH Head of Carrier Sales — EMEA Telstra

DIMITAR DIMITROV CEO Oxxy Group

PETER HANNAFORD Chairman Datacenter People

ALEXANDER GRENDEL VDC Product Specialist Interoute

MILEN NINOV Senior Manager VIVACOM

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SOCIAL AGENDA

GET INVOLVED WITH iCU ’18 SOFIA S TAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

PRE-E VENT DRINK RECEP TION Kick off iCU’18 Sofia with a bang and join our welcome drinks reception. There won’t be a better way to meet all attendees before the conference begins. C o -hosted by :

COFFEE BRE AKS With four networking coffee breaks, iCU’18 Sofia will provide the perfect platform for you to network and have open discussions with your industry peers. All while enjoying a coffee and delicious snack! Sponsored by :

NE T WORKING LUNCHE S Take a mid-day day break and enjoy a delicious roundtable sit down lunch. Giving you a great opportunity to network with your business partners and customers. Good business happens over good food! Please note lunch is only available to Business ticket holders.

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BECOME A SPONSOR

SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUC T & SOLUTIONS Take pride in your product and show it off. iCU Events offer ample space for your company to showcase your product. It’s a great way to engage and connect with both new and old clients.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

HOS T A PRIVATE MEE TING ROOM Are you looking for a little more privacy? Private meeting rooms to suit your needs, can be arranged. Drop us a line anytime to discuss.

HAPPY HOUR DRINKS RECEP TION As the conference sessions wrap up for Day 1 of iCU’18 Sofia, reward yourself with a drink at our happy hour drinks reception. Don’t AF TER-PART Y Your networking opportunities don’t stop there! Head over to our after-party on day 1 for a relaxed atmosphere with an excellent crowd of industry elite. Head over to our after-party on day 1 to join an excellent crowd of industry elite experts in a relaxed atmosphere. C o -hosted by :

iCU Events provides a range of sponsorship and partnering options to help you raise your profile and make more people aware of your business. All you have to do is ask.

miss a fantastic opportunity to catch up on the days events and network with your peers in a more informal environment.

HOST A MEETING ROOM

HOS T A MEE TING TABLE Want to get down to business? We suggest you secure a 1-2-1 meeting table. They’re the perfect way to make deals happen.

HOST A MEETING TABLE

BOOK BULK PASSE S The more the merrier! We offer affordable group booking packages for you and your whole team.

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RENEE KUYPERS

5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria

PRICING ECONOMY TICKE T

ROOM AVAIL ABILIT Y €

350 /

D EL EG AT E

Includes two-day Conference, access to the Exhibition Area, Speaking Sessions, Morning and Afternoon Coffee Breaks and 1-2-1 Networking.

BUSINE SS TICKE T Includes Economy Access + Pre-Event Drink Reception, Networking Lunches, access to the Executive Lounge and Evening Dinner Reception.

Please check room availability upon time of your booking; to book a hotel room, please send us an email

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VISA SUPPORT LE T TER €

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A visa support letter is a document stating that you wish to attend iCU’18 SOFIA. Should you require this document, please provide us with your passport details and your event registration confirmation letter, apply at info@icu.events.

ILIJA KHANAN E: ilija@icu.events

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6 & 7 February, Sofia Hotel Balkan

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6 & 7 February, Sofia Hotel Balkan