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Discover the Future of Connectivity

  • BT New York CEC, 11 Times Square, Floor 34, New York, NY 10011
  • 5 Déc. 2019
  • 17:00 - 21:00 EDT


Join us on 5 December, at 5:00 PM for a unique opportunity to hear from experts and our partners, on how connectivity will evolve and the upcoming trends that will release the potential of tomorrow. 

Find out why you need to balance choice and complexity to deliver the best outcome for your business, as well as discussing: 

  • The impact 5G will have on enterprise connectivity 
  • What’s next for SD-WAN as it spreads to the edge and mobile devices
  • Why changing connectivity will impact your wider IT and your integration with cloud services
  • How developments in the world of security will protect your future infrastructure


Thursday 05 December (17:00 – 21:00 EDT)

Time Topic
17:00 – 17:30 Registration and welcome drinks
17:30 – 17:35
Welcome Remarks by Jennifer Artley 
17:35 – 17:55
Key note speaker 1: David Muller, ISG Partner,  Network Market trends report, what’s happening today in order to better understand the Future of Connectivity
17:55 – 18:15
Key note speaker 2: Jeanne Ross, Principal Research, Digital transformation using connectivity - how it changes your workforce with in the org and relationship with customers 
18:15 – 18:35
Key note speaker 3: Fotis Karonis, CTIO BT Enterprise,  Sharing our experience rolling out the first 5G network and user cases across different verticals 
18:35 – 19:05
Experts will lead a discussion around where the future is headed in regards to a variety of topics such as cloud, connectivity and security. We will also hear exciting insight about the transformation of SDWAN.

Industry Experts:

  • Colin Bannon, CTO, BT
  • Patrick English, Head of Cyber, BT
  • Manish Gulyani, VP Enterprise Marketing & Strategic Communications, Nokia  
19:05 – 19:15
General Q&A
19:25 – 19:30
Closing remarks by Jennifer Artley 
19:30 – 21:00
Networking reception 


BT New York Office 

11 Times Square, Floor 34,

New York, NY 10011



Jeanne Ross

Principal Research Scientist, MIT

Jeanne Ross

As a principal research scientist at MIT, Jeanne Ross conducts academic research that targets the challenges of senior level executives at CISR’s nearly 100 global sponsor companies. Specifically, she studies how firms develop competitive advantage through implementation and ruse of digitized platforms. She has not only been published in major academic journals such as Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine but is also the co-author of four books around the interlocking topics of IT and Strategy. 


Dave Muller

Partner, ISG

Dave Muller

Before coming to ISG through its acquisition of Alsbridge, Dave served as Managing Director of Alsbridge’s Network Services Group. Prior to that, he served as the president of Telwares, where he was responsible for leading the organization through several critical periods of revenue growth and service expansion. During his tenure at Telwares, Dave held several key executive positions including; SVP Engagement Delivery, COO, Managing Director and President.


Fotis Karonis

CTIO, BT Enterprise & BT/EE 5G Executive Advisor

Fotis Karonis

As CTIO for BT Enterprise & BT/EE 5G Executive Advisor, Fotis has been the lead to drive the delivery and launch of the 5G programme; a role he took up in August 2018 having been BT’s Managing Director of Mobile and Convergence, CTO of EE and lead of the Technology integration of EE with BT group. As EE CTO, he led EE the UK’s largest operator to be the first to launch 4G in the UK in 2012, Was awarded Mobile Europe’s CTO of the Year in 2015. 

Industry Panel

Colin Bannon

Chief Technology Officer and Director of Design, BT Global

Colin Bannon

Colin was appointed as the Regional Chair for the West Midlands in July 2015. Alongside his Regional Chair role, Colin is chief technology officer for BT Wholesale, heading up the team responsible for helping to shape BT’s strategy and predict technology trends and future use. In April 2015, Colin was named as one of the 50 CTOs to watch by Global Telecoms magazine. This recognition highlights Colin’s expertise in designing, deploying and running next generation networks, as well as his background in strategy, architecture, professional services and technology. Although based in the West Midlands, Colin’s work involves regular trips to BT’s research hub at Adastral Park, in Suffolk.

Colin, who is from Leamington Spa and based in Birmingham, has worked for BT for more than 10 years and brings with him a wealth of experience. Colin’s wife, Emma, also works for BT, and they have a six-year-old son. Colin is the vice chairman of the Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club and is a volunteer for Action for Children and Barefoot Computing, an initiative to improve computer and IT literacy in schools.


Manish Gulyani

VP Enterprise Marketing & Strategic Communications, Nokia 

Manish Gulyani

As Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Manish is responsible for spearheading Nokia's marketing efforts into the Enterprise segment which includes Webscale companies, Transportation, Energy and Public Sector segments, and enterprises in Finance, Health Care, Retail, Automotive and Manufacturing verticals. Diversification into the Enterprise market is a key pillar of Nokia's growth strategy.

In addition, Manish is also responsible for marketing Nokia’s IP, optical & SDN solutions that represent ~20% of Nokia's networking related revenues.

During the past 20 years, Manish has held leadership positions in the networking space across a diverse number of roles, including Product Management, Strategy, Marketing, Business Development and R&D.

Manish is a recognized industry leader for his keen analytic sense and strategic vision. He holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications from Dublin City University.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact Juliana Correa.


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