Broadband World Forum Europe 2008

Date of Conference: September 29-October 2, 2008
Date of Exhibition: September 30-October 2, 2008
Venue: Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium

Event Overview | Session Details | Speaker Profile

Event Overview
The Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 examines a wide range of broadband content, entertainment, applications, access strategies, service management, and integration available to carriers. The event enables participants to recognize the potential of broadband, evaluate strategies and take informed decisions.

At the conference, interactive sessions are complemented by a cutting-edge technology exhibition where the world's most dynamic broadband technologies, applications, solutions, and services are showcased.

The subjects covered during the conference include wireless broadband, broadband networking technologies and architectures, IPTV, mobility applications, Mobile Web 2.0, digital home, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and Mobile TV.

Session Details

Session B1

Topic: Creating a Compelling Telco Hosted Unified Communications Offer
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time: 09:00 - 10:30 CEST
Chairperson : Mike Wilkinson, Director, EMEA Marketing, BroadSoft
Panelist : Ram Kumar, Associate Vice President, Product Engineering, Infosys

Session description
The consolidation of telephony communications with standard data applications such as e-mail and IM is common. What next? What are the pricing and packaging options? This session explores a unified communications market, examines current offers in the market and plans for the future. It will look at the impact of Web 2.0 and its interaction with traditional communication services to provide compelling business propositions.

Session C1

Topic: Characteristics and applications of IPTV for Enterprise
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time: 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
Chairperson : Mike Mitchell Wu, Director of Marketing, ZTE USA
Panelist : Ram Kumar, Associate Vice President, Product Engineering, Infosys

Session description
The IPTV market can be segmented as a mass market focusing on entertainment and value-added services, an enterprise market concentrating on productivity enhancement such as e-learning for enterprise customers, government sector and vertical market. IPTV for enterprise is untapped and can generate additional revenue for service providers.

This session discusses the characteristics and applications on the IPTV enterprise. It will deliberate on issues like managing content security and the models to deliver IPTV services and applications for enterprises.

Speaker Profile

Ram Kumar

Ram Kumar is responsible for the growth of worldwide R&D services at Infosys. He has a track record of executive and operational leadership in building businesses around computing and communication infrastructure products and services. Prior to Infosys, as founder and CEO of WIncNet Corp., Ram focused on enterprise seamless mobility. He specializes in SOA, networking and wireless infrastructure, security, mobility management and protocols. Ram has authored several articles for industry magazines and has spoken widely at industry conferences.

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