Telecom Exchange will feature three CEO Roundtables. 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.

CEO Roundtable 1

North American Partnerships in the New Digital Age: Content, Mobility & Interconnectivity

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Kurtis Friesen

Senior Director, North American Markets


According to ResearchAndMarkets, the North American data center market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1 percent through 2024, due in part to the rapid adoption of cloud-based solutions throughout the region. Additionally, many OTTs are seeking colocation in availability zones in both Canada and the US,  given the advantages of affordable space and power, and ample interconnectivity options. Together, the panelists and decision-makers attending will determine 3-5 ways to maximize this growth cycle while mitigating risks, as we continue to push forward in this new digital age.

CEO Roundtable 2

Driving 5G to the Edge: Opportunities, Challenges and Predictions

11:40 AM - 12:50 PM

Intel predicts that by 2020, an average Internet user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. In the near future, a huge amount of data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices, and IoT applications. Emerging data networks such as 5G will dispatch even more gathered information, which could potentially stress data centers’ power and capacity. Given the challenges ahead, our panelists and attendees will share insights and collaborate to determine 3-5 next steps for seamless connectivity at the edge of the network.

CEO Roundtable 3

2020 Needs, Players and Predictions for Fiber Builds, Connectivity and OTTs

2:00 PM - 3:10 PM

One exciting example of the shapes of things to come is the VariNet/Cascadia Gateway Initiative, which will establish a new data center in Surrey, British Columbia, while providing an interconnectivity hub for Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States, as well as a subsea connection to a new network connecting with Asia. Another is that Crosslake Fibre is building a new submarine fiber-optic cable that will connect Toronto to Buffalo, through Lake Ontario. This panel will explore the growing trend of new transnational and transcontinental infrastructure projects, what new fiber builds we can expect in the near future, and the attraction that Canada holds for OTTs seeking more affordable hosting services and data center space.

Check out the CEO Roundtables from some of our previous TEX Events. 

TEX LA 2018 

TEX NYC 2018

Call For Speakers

Please send speaker submissions to [email protected] and include bios/headshots .

Members of the Press

If you are a journalist and analyst and would like to attend our CEO Roundtables at Telecom Exchange, please email [email protected]. We look forward to your participation.