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Digital transformation is underway in the world, and the digital economy is becoming more and more important to global economic development. Building a sound and powerful new network infrastructure is a prerequisite for the healthy development of the digital economy.

IPv6 and its innovative technologies are the foundation for building new network infrastructures, which can effectively promote digital development and technological innovation, and have great social and economic values: promoting sustainable economic growth, promoting scientific and technological development, and improving people's well-being.

IPv6: Release Connectivity Potential, Boost Digital Economy

28 February 2022, 14:30-16:30 CET
Great Room 2, W Hotel, Barcelona

14:30       Introduction

Sameer Ashfaq Malik, Senior Principal Analyst, OMDIA

IPv6: Bridging Digital Divide, Building Future Connectivity in the Digital Age
Richard Mahony, Vice President, Service Provider Markets, Informa Tech

IPv6 innovation to enable IP on Everything
Vint Cerf, Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer

14:40       Industry Progress

IPv6 Now: Powering digitalization and innovations now with IPv6-based networks
Latif Ladid, Founder and President, IPv6 Forum & Chair, ETSI ISG IPE

14:55       National Digitization

Botswana Digital Transformation Opportunities
Thulaganyo Merafe Segokgo, Botswana Minister of Transport and Communications

15:10       Operator Digital Transformation

Cloud-Network Synergy Builds a Network with the Best Customer Experience
Lloyd Mphahlele, General Manager, Transport & OSS Tools, MTN
Calvin Govender, General Manager, Technology Fixed Line Services, MTN SA

Network Analytics – Data Modelling with Data Mesh and Network Telemetry
Thomas Graf, Distinguished Network Engineer and Network Analytics Architect, Swisscom

16:00       IPv6 Technology Innovation

Building Intelligent Cloud-Network Based on IPv6+ for Digital Transformation
Steven Zhao, Vice President of Huawei Data Communication Product Line

Release of Intelligent Cloud-Network White Paper
Sameer Ashfaq Malik, Senior Principal Analyst, OMDIA

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Attendees joined our incredible expert speakers to discuss, debate and share ideas on IPv6 and its enhanced innovation.

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Held in Barcelona on day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2022, this event was a 2-hour event dedicated to IPv6 and the release of a new white paper entitled 'Unleashing Intelligent Cloud Network to Inspire New Growth'

Vint Cerf
Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer

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Please note, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, attendees are required to wear face masks in the venue.

Informa Tech presents...

Thomas Graf
Distinguished Network Engineer and Network Analytics Architect,

Latif Ladid
Founder and President, IPv6 Forum & Chair, ETSI ISG IPE

Richard Mahony
Vice President, Service Provider Markets,
Informa Tech

Sameer Ashfaq Malik
Senior Principal Analyst,

Richard Mahony is the Vice President of Service Provider Markets at Informa Tech where he leads its research, digital media and events businesses. He has 25+ years’ experience in strategy development, ICT sourcing advisory and market research management. He was most recently head of consulting at Omdia and prior to that ran enterprise and telecom focussed research teams. Today, Richard helps clients identify new market opportunities, develop growth strategies and amplify their market position through physical and digital audiences.

Sameer joined Omdia in March 2021. His expertise includes 5G and transport, carrier network E2E solution design, enterprise strategy, IoT smart city, AI-based network orchestrations and automation, and SDN. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, including leadership positions at Huawei, ZTE, and Etisalat.

Latif Ladid is Founder and President of IPv6 Forum, Chair of ETSI IPE (IPv6 Enhanced Innovation) and a Research Fellow of University of Luxembourg. He has held leadership positions with IEEE ComSoc, the Internet Society, 3GPP, UN Strategy Council, and the EC Future Internet Forum. He is former VP of Develcon, Canada and Ericsson Telebit, Founding Co-chair of the IEEE 5G World Forum and leads its annual Worldwide 5G Industry Fora. He is also Co-chair of IEEE Blockchain initiative: BCWF’22.

Steven Zhao
Vice President of Data Communication Product Line, Huawei

Mr. Zhao is the Vice President of Data Communication Product Line, whose responsibility is for the marketing of the data communication product line.

Mr. Zhao graduated from Tianjin University and joined Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. in 1999. Before working at his current position, he has been the director of PTN product department, the general manager of mobile bearer domain and the director of Network Marketing & Solution Sales Department in Western Europe, General Manager of Campus Network Domain. His 20 years’ diversified experience in telecommunication industry makes him a specialist in product developing, marketing and solution sales, and strategy planning.

Thomas Graf is a distinguished network engineer and network analytics architect at Swisscom, where he has been in the service providers industry since 1997. Thomas was the backseat driver of Swisscom with network, software and data engineering enthusiasts; Thomas started authoring next generation data-collection protocols in GROW, OPSAWG and NETCONF working groups at IETF.

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Vinton Gray Cerf is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet". He has received honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Marconi Prize.

Calvin Govender
General Manager, Technology Fixed Line Services
MTN South Africa

Calvin Govender is the General Manager MTNSA Technology Fixed Line Services. He is responsible for the Fixed ICT Technology strategy for Enterprise and Wholesale business units. He has managed the transformation of the fixed and ICT environment in MTN, and continues to be instrumental in shaping the fixed-line programs allowing MTN to distinguish itself in the market from competitors.
As an experienced professional in the Telecommunications sector and a seasoned leader, Calvin also brings deep experience in leading and managing complex transformation programs to drive efficiency, improved network performance and building high-performance teams.  

Thulaganyo Merafe Segokgo
Botswana Minister of Transport and Communications

Thulaganyo is Botswana Minister of Transport and Communications. He is also an IT Expert and Member of Parliament for Tlokweng C.

Lloyd Mphahlele
General Manager, Transport & OSS Tools

Mr. Lloyd Mphahlele has been in the Telecoms industry for the past 22 years, with expertise in both fixed and mobile networks, and has managed highly specialized teams in the fields IP/MPLS, Fibre and Microwave technologies. He currently leads a highly talented Transport Technology team that is responsible for the Transport Strategy execution across 20 of MTN’s Group Operating Companies in Africa and the Middle East.

IoT Now (https://www.iot-now.com/) was launched in 2010 and today is read by more than 190,000 Internet of Things (IoT) professionals in over 100 countries worldwide. It has become the leading global publication explaining, developing and refining IoT-enabled business. Global news, interviews, videos and feature articles are published online every day. IoT Now also produces a quarterly digital magazine, and a monthly email newsletter -- both available free of charge. Our editors regularly post on social media, we host Live webinars with our industry partners. Expert Panellists from IoT Now contribute to the monthly Trending Tech Podcast, analysing business opportunities and overcoming technical challenges in a uniquely entertaining, provocative and amusing format.

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The vision and strategy of UK IPv6 Council are to create an environment for technical and business people from all industries/public sector/SP/academia that enables sharing of information, business cases/drivers, and experience with IPv6 deployments (in all IT areas that are touched by IP). Enable dialog and create a community, develop a sense of togetherness and an environment to share knowledge. We work with other organisations in the UK and abroad, to make UK IPv6 activities visible in the UK and at an international level.

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