Google Fiber, Sprint, BT, Mozilla and Shazam to Keynote at Broadband World Forum 2013

  Google Fiber, Sprint, BT, Mozilla and Shazam to Keynote at Broadband World
  Forum 2013

Broadband World Forum 2013

Business Wire

LONDON -- June 24, 2013

This year the world’s largest broadband event, the Broadband World Forum,
highlights the transformative power of broadband with smart cities, e-learning
and consumer centric strategies high on the agenda. This comes as the industry
struggles to meet growing consumer demand and grapple with discussion on the
need for faster broadband speeds.

The keynote line-up will provide unique, thought leadership and discussion
stimulus with industry figureheads & market disruptors already confirmed to
take part. Google Fiber’s General Manager, Kevin Lo, will provide much fuel
for the fire on Day 1, which will be an interesting compliment to the
presentation to be given by Wing Lee, CEO of Malaysian operator YTL. Lee will
showcase the first ever nationwide education transformation project using 4G
and cloud services as an example of the transformative socio-economic benefits
of broadband.

Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes will join the
Broadband World Forum again as a Keynote, at a time when increasing broadband
penetration levels and boosting speeds makes up a crucial part of the EU’s
Digital Agenda. Kroes will be joined by Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CTO, Deutsche
Telekom AG, German, Balan Nair, CTO, Liberty Global, USA, Stephen Bye, CTO,
Sprint, USA, and Vivek Badrinath, Deputy CEO, Orange, France.

2013’s Broadband World Forum will place a spotlight on digital innovations and
the possibilities with broadband as industry debate on the need for gigabit
speeds rages on. Following a successful move to Amsterdam in 2012, the
Broadband World Forum returns to the Dutch capital in 2013, which provides a
fitting choice of venue, particularly as the City of Amsterdam was named
2013’s world smart capital. Taking place on the 22-24 October at the RAI
convention centre, the event provides a much needed platform for fiery
discussions on whether emerging innovative services and applications, such as
e-learning, smart cities and cloud, are enough to drive the need for increased

The conference programme will include a host of interesting and unique
industry disruptors, who will play a key role in highlighting digital
innovations and the industry’s opportunity for collaboration to please
increasingly demanding consumers. This includes Daniel Danker, Chief Product
Officer, Shazam, UK; Andreas Gal, VP Mobile Engineering, Mozilla USA, Mozilla;
Michael Abbatistsa, Global Head of Telco Partnerships, Spotify; and Alex
Pachikov, VP Partnerships, Evernote.

Conference Manager, Frankie Brewer said of the show: “We’re really excited
about the Broadband World Forum this year. Our Keynote line-up is fantastic
and promises to stimulate some really productive dialogue which will trickle
down into the meetings and discussions to be had in the conference and
exhibition over the three days of the show. The agenda is truly comprehensive
and we’re really taping into the hottest topics, cutting edge technologies &
market leading strategies in the industry at the moment from access network
evolutions, to mobile innovations, the rise of virtualisation and the issue of
customer experience which lies at the heart of it all.”

The 13^th annual event, once again re-affirms its place as one of the largest
and most prestigious telecoms, media and IT events on the calendar with five
tracks across three days delivered by visionary speakers, sponsors and
exhibitors showcasing revolutionary broadband technologies, applications,
solutions and services. The comprehensive agenda features some of the most
talked about topics in the industry at present including SDN, NFV and cloud,
as well as the connected home, customer experience excellence, mobile and
wireless broadband innovations, fixed access developments, IP transformation
and core networks evolution.

To view the full event programme and register for Broadband World Forum,
please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5506.
Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @BBWorldForum or
using #BBWF.

About Broadband World Forum

Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest broadband event attracting
thousands ofdecision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating its 13^th
year, the event is the only place to meet the entire broadband industry in one
place at one time. The programme will be delivered by over 300 visionary
speakers and panellists with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors showcasing
ground-breaking broadband technologies, applications, solutions and services.

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