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NextGen Roadshow The South West

The 2010 NextGen Roadshow season kicks off on Tuesday 25 May in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Venue: The Exchange

Express Park
Bristol Road

Hosted by: Connecting Somerset

Places for the Roadshows are charged at £50 per person. Capacity is limited, so you are advised to book early.

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Roadshow Agenda - The South West - Tuesday 25 May 2010

09.30    Registration and Refreshments
10.00    Opening and first Keynote by Lorne Mitchell - Social Economics of Next Generation Broadband
10.20    Official Welcome - Somerset County Council
10.30    A Vision for the UK - Next Generation Broadband for All - Malcolm Corbett CEO of INCA
10.50    Keynote by Chris Garcia, Director of Cultural Industries, Tourism & Sport, South West RDA - Digital Plans for the South West
11.10    The New Market in Telecoms Services - Presentation by Adrian Wooster, CTO of CBN
11.30    Refreshments - (Meet the Experts Clinic 1)
11.50    What is a Next Generation Network and Why do I Need it? Keynote by Albert Grooten, Director Technology FTTH, Draka
12.20    Local Case Studies - Presentation by Tim Snape from South West Internet - Next Gen for Rural Communities and Christopher Marson from Northlew Broadband.
12.45    Keynote by Bill Murphy, Managing Director Next Generation Access, BT - Next Generation Access, a BT Perspective
13.15    Lunch - (Meet the Experts Clinic 2)
14.15    Break-out into 2 Workshop Sessions:

  1. Fibre to Every Home: No problem - How pre-fabricated fibre systems change the paradigm: Local, reliable and easy deployment. Presenters: Klaus Kammermeier, Exec. Director Marketing Carrier EMEA, Corning, Sebastian Eckert and Juan Colina.
  2. Next Gen Access: Where does your money go? What a typical “poorly-served” solution looks like and what it all costs. Presentation by Peter Kemp, Business Development Director, Keymile Limited

15.00    Making a success of Next Generation Networks (NGN) in 2010 - practical answers to the real world challenges. Presentation by Annette Murphy, Business Development and Sales Director at Geo.
15.15    Breakout into 2 Workshop Sessions:

  1. Partnership Building for NGA. Chaired by Roger Darlington from the Communications Consumer Panel
  2. Next Gen in Action - Onestream - Scandinavia's largest open access network - Christer Karlsson 

15.45    Refreshments - (Meet the Experts Clinic 3)
16.00    Panel Discussion Chaired by Malcolm Corbett - the Way Forward
16.45    Questions from the audience and response to issues raised during the day
17.00    Close

INCA reserves the right to make changes to the scheduled programme

During the day there will be 3 specialist meet the experts advice ‘clinic’ sessions.

The clinics, covering separate subjects, will run three times at each roadshow and there is a limit of 3 places at each session. Delegates can opt to attend 1 of these and can register for this on the online registration page.

The clinics will provide impartial advice and the subject matters to be covered are:

  • Technology
  • Where do I start – effective partnership building
  • Business models and finance

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss partnership and exhibition opportunities please contact the events director Marit Hendriks.

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event sponsors: Corning, Keymile, Connecting Somerset, Titanic Quarter, EEDA, Somerset County Council, Groupe Intellex, DC10