Conference Highlights

Look out for exciting topics and a stellar list of speakers for 2015! Hear from visionaries on their thoughts of what the future holds for the ICT industry which is going through phenomenal changes.

Once again, CommunicAsia2015 Summit’s programme will cover thought-provoking and the most relevant topics through presentations, interactive panel discussions, engaging workshops and numerous networking opportunities to address your strategic and business needs.

A recap of CommunicAsia2014 Summit

4 days of knowledge sharing, exchanging ideas on what’s in store for the future and most importantly meeting up with colleagues, peers and competitors and learning how to stay ahead in this competitive environment, ended successfully!

CommunicAsia2014 Summit saw 746 industry experts from across the globe to hear from 186 industry thought leaders who have delivered the knowledge and strategies to help firms succeed in the communications and digital world. CommunicAsia2014 Summit introduced 12 specially crafted tracks where 7 of them are new, 3 interactive panel discussions and 4 engaging workshops which addressed the most pertinent issues of the ICT industry. Attendees were empowered with insights and visions of thought-leaders.

On the first day, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation of Oxford University and Co-author of the book “Big Data” delivered a keynote speech on how Big Data is transforming the way we live, work and think. This unique and insightful session examined what are the big challenges and big opportunities Big Data can bring to an organisation.

Aliza Knox, Managing Director APAC of Twitter presented a Visionary Address on The Power of Social Media in the ICT and Broadcast Landscapes. She spoke about how social media platforms are revolutionising societies, organisations, media and next-generation consumer behaviour. She emphasized on the importance of engagement and why it is the only social currency that truly matters.

Following the Visionary Address was a Thought-Leaders Panel where telecom operators and broadcasters shared their views on The Revolution of Content Creation, Distribution and Driving Eyeballs. The panellists from Starhub, MediaCorp, BesTV (Shanghai Media) and Solar Entertainment discussed how they have seen dramatic shifts in the video business, the changing nature of the viewers and the delivery channels they want to receive video content from. Content is still the driving force of video services. The panel concluded that content is king, telcos are queen.

Hear what delegates feel about the Summit:

“Great start, great numbers presented on day one! Interesting to find out how our neighboring friends are doing it (digital and social strategy). Looking forward to the next sessions.”

Eugene P. Calacat, Product Development Specialist, Smart Communications, Philippines

“The sessions are pretty informative especially in understanding the growth drivers of broadband, regulatory standpoint with effect to National Broadband Planning. The sessions also highlight operators’ challenges and provide valuable insights to solutions such as in gearing up with products that would help operators succeed and improve their top and bottom lines.”

Madhavi Natukula, Head Global Strategy & Marketing, Broadband & Telecom, Magnaquest Technologies, India

“The sessions are very resourceful with excellent speakers who bring us the future of cloud. Cloud will be expanded to a level where it will become common to the IT World. CommunicAsia Summit this year brings new cloud technology topics and were presented by top speakers.”

Mohd Hazim Bin Imran, System Engineer, Mutiara Technologi Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

“Very informative, I am impressed with the range of speakers invited that are willing to debate both ends of the spectrum. Invited speakers are knowledgeable – clearly shown in their ability to field questions without deflecting or dismissing them. Also, the talks are relevant to industry and not focused on selling the company brand. Kudos!”

Nuraznin Sharifuddin, Research Consultant, MDV BHD, Malaysia

2 – 5 June 2015 | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
www.communicasia.com
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IS NOW OPEN!

 

Defining what’s shaping the future of the global ICT world

As one of the region’s premier communications and technologies conferences, CommunicAsia2015 Summit seeks to address strategic and operational issues that will influence the directions and future of the industry. New and emerging technologies have quickly become entrenched and omnipotent, business and corporate enterprises need to adapt quickly to stay ahead. Not only do they have to adapt, but also decide where they stand in the face of such transformations.

The 2014 summit saw an increase in the number of participants, with over 700 delegates, coming from 60 countries/regions.

Thought Leaders from TM Forum, BesTV, Solar Entertainment, Starhub and Mediacorp speaking at the Summit

Calling all Communications & Technology Futurists, Leaders and Innovators…Submit your nomination(s)

The Call for Nominations is now open until 9th January 2015. Potential speakers should be senior-level executives, thought-leaders, innovators, or industry experts from across the entire ICT value chain, who can impart their knowledge to our global audience through panel discussions and/or single speaking slots. Select your conference theme(s)/topic(s) below to begin the nomination submission process

 

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Relevance to the overall programme
  • Latest/new knowledge of technological advancements, and their practical applications in Asia.
  • Experience of the speaker – high-level or senior management speakers will be given greater consideration during selection.
  • Interest to senior management / executive decision makers
  • Research and/or case study presentations that show the definite applications, advantages and limitations of the technology
  • Technical presentations are discouraged. When presenting technical information, it should be on demonstrating how the technology affects strategies, financial performance & end-user services.

Undue commercialism or the citation and promotion of trade names and in abstracts and presentations should be kept to a minimum.

 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Prospective speakers are to submit an abstract of not more than 300 words, together with a 100 word professional biography. Abstracts and biographies should not exceed the stated length.
  • Abstracts must be prepared for presentation in English.
  • Due to overwhelming submissions for Summit, each author/speaker is allowed to submit only one abstract.
  • Abstracts must not have extensive coverage or circulation 3 months before and after the Summit, such as presentation in previous/upcoming conferences and/or publications.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to adapt the information in the submitted abstract for publication in the event’s promotional materials.
  • Prospective speakers must be prepared to make their presentations in English at the CommunicAsia2015 Summit during the period of 2 – 5 June 2015.
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.
  • Speakers whose proposed abstracts are selected for presentation will be required to sign a Speaker’s Agreement Form, granting Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd permission to include the final papers and/or presentation material in the conference proceedings (printed/online). It is strictly the speakers’ responsibility to have obtained any necessary organizational clearance before submission.
  • Please provide complete contact details (direct email and direct office line) so we can reach you if your abstract submission is successful.
  • The Organizer does not accept responsibility for emails not received, due to mistakes in submission, change of contact, or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prospective speakers must be prepared to make their presentations in English at the CommunicAsia2015 Summit during the period of 2 – 5 June 2015.
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.
  • Speakers whose proposed abstracts are selected for presentation will be required to sign a Speaker’s Agreement Form, granting Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd permission to include the final papers and/or presentation material in the conference proceedings (printed/online). It is strictly the speakers’ responsibility to have obtained any necessary organizational clearance before submission.
  • Please provide complete contact details (direct email and direct office line) so we can reach you if your abstract submission is successful.
  • The Organizer does not accept responsibility for emails not received, due to mistakes in submission, change of contact, or other unforeseen circumstances.
The Organizer’s decision on the selection of proposed abstracts and its subsequent allocation within conference programme is final, and no further correspondence will be entertained.

 

How to submit?

  1. Go to www.communicasia.com
  2. Click on “Conferences” followed by “Call for Nominations”
  3. Download the Call for Nominations pack, complete the required fields
  4. Submit via email to winnie@sesallworld.com

Notification of Acceptance:

  • Selected speakers will be notified by email. The confirmation email will be sent by 23rd Jan 2015.
  • Selected speakers must respond with an acknowledgement within 3 working days to confirm their participation, failing which the initial acceptance may be withdrawn.
  • Change in speakers must be submitted to the Organiser for approval.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of proposals
9th January 2015
Notification of acceptance
23rd January 2015
Acknowledgement e-mail (from speakers after notification)
Within 3 working days
Deadline for submission of presentation slides
12th May 2015

 

For more information or enquiries on the programme, please email Winnie at winnie@sesallworld.com.

We are inviting all industry leaders and key executives to partner us on our programmes. As an esteemed member of the industry, you will be playing an important role in helping us shape the direction and identify key topics (that might be missing from our current list of topics) for our programmes. Your assistance and recommendations will contribute towards the continuous improvement of the CommunicAsia2015 Summit programmes.


Address your peers, and be accredited as a programme advisor on a globally recognised platform – CommunicAsia2015 Summit

Benefits of being our Industry Partner/Programme Advisor

  • Accreditation – You will be featured as track advisors in our programmes
  • Complimentary passes – 3 complimentary guest passes for that track
  • Speaking/Chairman/Moderating role

Submission Process

You are invited to submit a Call for Collaboration including a description of your biography, expertise, background of the company and past presentations/advisory role (if any) at conferences. Do send your interest to winnie@sesallworld.com and advise on the track(s) below that you wish to work with us on.
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