Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

Operator Evolution Strategies Summit

Conference Summit


Date & Time

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017

14:00 - 17:30


SNIEC Hall W3 Auditorium D


This Summit is open to people holding Gold and VIP passes. All-Exhibition-Pass holders can upgrade their pass to attend this Summit by visiting our registration page.

Despite the evolution of mobile technologies and expansion in the adoption of smartphones and other connected devices, the operators’ revenue growth rates have slowed over the past few years. 

Meanwhile operators’ main revenue sources have shifted from voice and SMS to data communications and other non-telecom services. Along with the changes of users’ habits, domestic and overseas mobile operators are extending their business scope to emerging fields beyond conventional telecoms operations. According to global reports, operators from almost all developed and developing countries have realised the significance of a new business strategy. 

The Operator Evolution Strategies Summit at MWC Shanghai 2017 will discuss the opportunities and challenges that mobile operators are facing in the new business environment. The summit will invite mobile operators to share their strategy and experience, and will also invite companies in the mobile ecosystem to join in the discussion and explore how to collaborate better in the digital future. 

14:00 – 14:05  Welcome Remarks 

Part 1 – 14:05 – 15:40

Operator’s Role and Strategies in the Digital Future – The “GPS” for Digital Transformation

Trevor Cheung, VP, Strategy and Architecture, Global Technical Services, Huawei

Saiful Hidayat, Group Transformation Project Director, PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

The Positive Effect of Intelligence in Reshaping the Development of Mobile Satellite Communication Service

Cao Desheng, General Director, China Transport & Telecommunications Information Center(Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Co. Ltd. )

Creating Technology to Connect the World 

Mike Wang, President Greater China, Nokia

Innovating to Win in a Changing Telecoms Landscape

Moderator: Roy Timor-Rousso, GM Kandy APAC & EMEA, Kandy

Judit Andrasi, CEO, immmr 

Neha Dharia, Senior Analyst, Communications & Social, Consumer Services, Ovum 

Part 2 – 16:00 – 17:30

Panel Discussion I: Monetizing Strategies – Innovative Business models on mobile services

Moderator: Neha Dharia, Senior Analyst, Communications & Social, Consumer Services, Ovum

Juhani Hintikka, CEO, Comptel

Dr. Petja Heimbeck, VP Communication Products, Deustche Telekom AG

Revolin Simulsyah, Executive GM Planning & Deployment Division, PT, Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk  

Asia Mobile Economy Report 

Jan Stryjak, Lead Analyst, GSMA Intelligence

Panel Discussion II: How can operators support industrial’s transformation in the digital era? 

Moderator: Lirui Ding, Senior Manager, Telecom, Media & Techonolgy, KPMG LLP 

Thomas Sennhauser, CTO, APJ 

Filippo Giachi, MD, Asia Pacific, DOCOMO Digital 

Peter Lyons, Digital Communications Industry Community Lead, World Economic Forum