See below for the TEX 2019 CEO Roundtable lineup. These roundtables are an opportunity for key CEOs to share their predictions for tech and telecom’s future and to participate in forward-thinking Q&A sessions moderated by industry analysts and journalists. More speakers and moderators are being added daily.
CEO Roundtable 1
North American Partnerships in the New Digital Age: Fiber Builds, Connectivity, OTTs & Financials
2:30 PM – 3:40 PM
Toronto is the financial and enterprise capital of Canada, and acts as an international gateway between Europe and North America, which makes it an attractive location for OTT content, large cloud and network service providers wanting to securely interconnect with their customers. Canada as a nation is uniquely attractive as it is situated as a bridge for high-capacity data flow between the U.S., Europe, and Asia, spurring new trans-national and trans-continental infrastructure builds. This panel will explore the growing trend of these initiatives, such as the new submarine fiber-optic cable that Crosslake Fibre is building, which will connect Toronto to Buffalo, through Lake Ontario. Panelists will also discuss what new fiber builds we can expect in the near future, and the advantages that Canada holds for OTTs and financial services organizations seeking more affordable hosting services and data center space.
CEO Roundtable 2
2020 Needs, Players and Predictions for Content, Mobility & Cybersecurity
4:00 PM – 5:10 PM
Cisco forecasts that by 2020, 75% of mobile data traffic will be comprised of mobile video; there will be 600 million wearable devices in use; and 11.6 billion mobile ready devices and connections. Cyberattacks pose the greatest threat to the future of mobility, as issues of data governance, privacy and protection come to the fore. McKinsey & Company predicts that the economic fallout from cyberattacks could be as much as USD $3 trillion globally by 2020. This panel will focus on the increased threat landscape that businesses face when launching or expanding mobile initiatives, and determine 3-5 ways they can shore up their cybersecurity defense posture.