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NextGen15 is moderated by Richard Jones - CCO VenturaNext

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Richard is responsible for planning, deploying and running nextgen networks from Kazakhstan to the Caribbean and from the Arctic Circle to the Southern tip of Africa. His clients range from incumbents through to alternative operators and from electricity companies through to wastewater companies. 

NextGen15 - Location and Directions

NextGen15 is on 5 November in the Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way, Institute of Education, London. The Dinner and Awards ceremony take place in the Peers' Dining Room in the House of Lords from 19.30 to 22.30.


Workshop programme

Registration and Refreshments  
Kick off
Opening Keynote - Is the UK on track to meet its digital needs? Richard Hooper CBE - Chair Broadband Stakeholder Group

21c Network Advances - improved technologies, sharper management, keener customers. Panel led by Roy Shelton - Group CEO ITS Technology Group with Steve Maine - CEO WiSpire, Giles Phelps - Managing Director Net Support and David Cullen Commercial Director ITS Technology Group.


Unique Rural Broadband Solutions
1) Deployment trends in the rural areas around Europe -  aerial and underground solutions for FTTH installation. Jacques Jaillet - Strategic Marketing Director Acome.
2) Satellite:
- the opportunity. Oliver Johnson - CEO Point Topic
- deployments in the UK. Mike Locke - Managing Director Satellite Internet

Networking Lunch
Interview with Edgar Aker - President FTTH Council Europe - Fibre Maturity what a difference it makes

Open Data for Intelligent Communities - why and how Open Data unlocks value for local government, business and communities. Julia Glidden - Founder and President 21c and Susanne Ruston-McAleer - Managing Director 21c

Wider Wi-Fi: shaping up for Gigabit delivery - where fibre ends gigabit Wi-Fi begins! Jaime Fink - CPO & Co-founder Mimosa
Refreshments and Networking

Broadband Policy, Regulation and Financing - an update on European Commission initiatives by Anna Krzyżanowska - Head of the Broadband Unit at DG CONNECT, European Commission. Short presentation and interview by conference moderator Richard Jones.

News from the Fibre Front
1) How to ensure that regulation is fit for purpose in a fibre world. Barney Lane - Director of Regulatory Affairs - Colt Technology Services
2) Micro-trenching: minimising disruption, maximising effectiveness. Mike Harper - Business Development Director Stirling Lloyd
The Brighton Digital Exchange - a new infrastructure model using shared ownership to foster collaboration & innovation. Lorne Mitchell - MD Objective Designers - interviews Iain Bennett - Director The Fifth Sector and Shaun Fensom - Chair CBN

Closing panel - Looking to the Future with The Earl of Erroll - Independent Crossbench Peer House of Lords & Chair Digital Policy Alliance and Richard Jones

Drinks Reception and Networking - close at 17.30
NextGen reserves the right to make changes to the scheduled programme

Eventbrite - NextGen15 - Delegate registration


The Trade Fair will be followed by the high profile 2015 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards dinner at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, celebrating great exemplars of digital endeavour. See the Shortlisted Finalists

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