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 & 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 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 transnational and transcontinental 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 financial services organizations seeking more affordable hosting services and data center space.
CEO Roundtable 2
2020 Needs, Players and Predictions for Content, Mobility & Infrastructure
4:00 PM – 5:10 PM
According to Statista, the number of OTT users in the U.S. will grow to 198 million by 2021, up from 170.1 million in 2017. However, lack of adequate network infrastructure and latency issues threaten to hamper market growth. This panel will explore how the service provider ecosystem must deliver rapid build outs of new fiber infrastructure to meet the needs of content providers and wireless operators alike. It will also determine 3-5 ways a diverse team of like-minded network specialists can deliver superior customer outcomes faster, with greater technical agility and security.