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Day One

Connect with Market Strategies and Application Insights

Day One of Connect provides with views on today's vital industry issues.


Session Descriptions for Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Industry Overview
During this session, NMS's CEO Bob Schechter will provide a global view of the key trends, drivers, and potentially disruptive factors in today's communications industry, with a focus on how these impact NMS, operators, and the developer community. What this means in terms of how people all around Asia will be communicating, entertaining, shopping, educating, and getting things done will be explored.

Featured Presenter:
Bob Schecher, Chairman of the Board and CEO, NMS

Application Innovation
Behind every successfully launched service is an innovative application developer. Innovation can be driven by geography, culture, user behavior, or need. At the end of it all, a successful application delivers a positive return on investment to the operator and a tangible value to the consumer. Industry leaders from the application ecosystem will share with the audience their expertise and experience in the deployment of an innovative application.

Moderator:  George Cheng, Project Manager, NMS
Ricky Chan, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, APAC, Vidiator
Joseph Lai, Director, Business Development, EMMA
Ben Chiu, Executive Vice President and Co-founder, NaturalTel Communications
John Sun, Senior Marketing Manager, Datang Mobile Communications Equipment

Regional Trends and Opportunities
This session will review trends and market dynamics for each of the Asia major regions. Hear presentations from key players based in those regions and doing business around the world. Each will describe the market opportunities for their company and what they are doing to capitalize on those opportunities. Presenters will include major equipment manufacturers, innovative developers, service providers, and network operators.

Moderator: Brough Turner, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, NMS
Kazuo Shimazaki, Senior Manager, Network Service System Division, NEC Corporation
Sunzay Passarii, Vice President - VAS & Devices, Essar Teleholdings Ltd. & BPL Mobile Communications Ltd.
Ranganath Venkat, Head Voice Platforms, Bharti Airtel

Increasing Service Velocity
After much hype about IMS, the industry is increasingly focused on one of the many promises of this network evolution, “increased service velocity” for the operator. As part of the IMS architecture, the service delivery platform provides the means to create and deliver rich media applications quickly and easily in the operator’s network. Unlike the silos that exist within operator networks today, the service delivery platform provides a horizontal layer that enables use of network resources for multiple applications. Is it all that simple? Hear from NMS’s CTO Brough Turner as he describes the realities of IMS today and what is involved in improving service delivery and service velocity.

Featured Presenter:
Brough Turner, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, NMS

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