Format & Timings

The Comms Vision format is designed to use delegates’ time effectively and to provide a lively and stimulating environment in which to work in either our plenary, breakout or 1-to-1 elements and enables attendees to plan an agenda unique to them using our online planning system.

Day one

10:00am - 12:00pm

Event arrival & registration

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Lunch

Where: Strathearn Restaurant

12:45pm - 1:05pm

Welcome by Comms Dealer Editorial Director Nigel Sergent

Where: The Ballroom

1:05pm - 1:15pm

Conference introduction by Comms Vision Chair Andy Lippman, Associate Director and co-founder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew is renowned as one of the world’s foremost researchers on the evolution of digital technology, and his highly animated and engaging approach to discussing trends and research will give conferees compelling insights into the future of communications technology.

Where: The Ballroom

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Mark Lewis, EVP of Products & Development, Interoute
Creating the foundation for enterprise digital transformation

Mark will explore the disruptive impact of SD-WANs on the UK ICT market and how they fit into the next generation of IT infrastructure – the new Cloud Fabric.

Where: The Ballroom

1:45pm - 2:15pm

Bob Falconer, CEO, Gamma
Why digital transformation starts with the channel partner

Bob will consider how the partner channel can more effectively expand on its capacity to foster customer ties and derive greater margin, value and differentiation from real-world network-based solutions.

Where: The Ballroom

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Panel Session
Capitalising on digital innovation - the new frontier in comms

What next moves should the channel take to capitalise on new sources of value, and what will the winners in tomorrow's market look like?

Where: The Ballroom

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Mark Rhodes, author and international and leadership speaker, 8x8
Unlocking leadership potential in the digital age

Mark will explain what transformational leadership means in the more complex digital workplace, and why business and cultural change is imperative and achievable without having a negative impact on customer service.

Where: The Ballroom

3:15pm

Closing remarks by Comms Vision Chair Andrew Lippman

3:15pm - 6:00pm

Boardroom breakout sessions | 1-to-1 networking

6:00pm

VIP delegate check in

Where: Reception

7:30pm - 8:00pm

Pre-dinner drinks

Where: Century Bar

8:00pm

Informal networking dinner

Where: Strathaern Restaurant

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