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Capacity North America 2015 Final Agenda Announced

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Capacity Conferences specializing in connecting regional carrier communities, announces the final agenda for the 15th annual Capacity North America 2015 conference.

The premiere C-level networking event for the North American wholesale community will take place September 30 and October 1 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto in Toronto, Canada. A pre-event welcome reception is scheduled on September 29, 2015.

Capacity North America 2015 will welcome 300-plus executives from over 160 carriers, regulators, content players, data centres, ICT companies and service providers, and feature 25 key industry speakers. Executives will gather to discuss a variety of topics and gain insight on future investment and growth opportunities within the rapidly changing North American wholesale market.

Day 1 program highlights for Capacity North America 2015 include:

Leadership Summit: This panel will address the challenges facing leaders in today’s market and discuss new and innovative products and services. Moderated by Deloitte Canada and featuring executives from Bell Wholesale, BT Global Telecoms Market and Level 3 Communications.

Executive Interviews: Mergers and Acquisitions – Who’s Next? Over the past 12 months there have been numerous announcements surrounding M&As taking place within the North American market as well as across international borders. Hear from and discuss with industry stakeholders, how recent consolidations have impacted the wholesale industry including:

  • Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent Communications
  • Paul Scott, President, C&W Networks
  • Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice President of Global IP Network, NTT Communications
  • Chris Morley, COO/President, Zayo Group
  • Analyst Forecast: What Will the North American Wholesale Telecoms Market Look Like in Five Years? Featuring Mike Bisaha, Senior Analyst from Telegeography

Day 2 highlights include:

  • Interview: Net Neutrality- A Question of Business or Principle? Net Neutrality has featured greatly in discussions worldwide, especially in North America where the FCC recently approved the reclassification of Title II. This panel will look at the influence this change will have on your business and the entire wholesale industry moving forward. Participants include:
  • Matthew Del Nero, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC
  • Gil Santaliz, the CEO of New Jersey Fiber Exchange
  • Presentation: Cybersecurity – Is there a solution? Led by Timothy P. Ryan, Managing Director, Cyber Security at Kroll, this presentation will address what can be done to ensure that this problem is dealt with as swiftly as possible.
  • Panel Discussion: Analysing The Dynamics Of Content Delivery Services and OTTs As demand for OTT services and content service continues to grow, there is an ever increasing demand there is an expectation for the best quality and service. Meet some of the key players including:
    1. John Watson, Global Carrier Strategy and Business Development, Akamai
    2. Will Rahim, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, CDNetworks
    3. Marcellus Nixon, Director, Global Network Services, ESPN

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