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INCA Conference: The Road Ahead to 2025

INCA Conference 3 Nov 2020 - The Road Ahead to 2025

Our main conference event for 2020 is running online for obvious reasons. We've designed the conference as a one-day interactive event focusing clearly on the key issues for our industry as we look ahead to the challenges of achieving ubiquitous gigabit-capable connectivity by 2025.


Conference Programme


09:00: Conference Welcome and intro to the Remo system

09:20: Video interview with Graham Bolton, Commscope

09:30: #TheRoadAhead to 2025 - Opportunities and Challenges for the Independent Sector

Chair: John Irvine – WightFibre

Panellists: Graeme Oxby – Community Fibre; Michael Maltby – Jurassic Fibre; Conal Henry – Fibrus, Jeremy Sheehan – Obelisk; Graham Bolton – Commscope

10:10: Video Interview with Matt Hunter, HellermannTyton & Gabocom

10:20: Achieving 100% Rural Connectivity

Chair: Matt Hunter – Hellermann Tyton

Panellists: James Saunby – GreySky/INCA; Hector Gibson-Fleming – Wessex Internet; Catherine Colloms – Openreach, Michael Armitage – Broadway Partners, Matt Agar – BDUK, Ilan Scorah – Voneus

11:00: Break - visit sponsor stands, visit other tables

11:15: Regulating the Market to Secure Altnet Investment & Consumer Benefit

Chair: Gita Sorensen – GOS Consulting

Panellists: Alex Blowers – CityFibre; Tim Stranack – Community Fibre; David Cullen – ITS Technology Group; Robert Skinner – Octopus; Paul Jacobus – Ofcom

12:00: Tackling the Skills Challenge

Chair: Claire Stanley – Connectix/INCA

Panellists: Emma Atkins – Fibre People; Chris Sinclair – Manpower; Philip Lawrence – Airband; Matt Smith – Fastershire; Melanie Reid – CTTS; Anthony Basham – SCTE

12:40: Lunch break

13:30: Welcome back

13:35: Video interview with Calix

13:45: Encouraging Consumer Take-up and Choice

Chair: Lloyd Felton – County Broadband

Panellists: Philip Lawrence – Airband; Mike Locke – INCA, Olaf Swantee – Community Fibre, Guy Miller – TalkTalk; Ronan Kelly – Adtran; Bo Larsen – Calix

14:45: Keynote: Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure - DCMS

Government Action to Achieve 100% Gigabit Connectivity

15:00: Conference Wrap-up



Our Online Conference Platform

For 2020 the INCA Conference will be held online. We've put a lot of effort into researching and selecting an online platform that will best meet the needs of conference participants. By now we're all too familair with the sense of isolation that can make a conventional webinar experience less than ideal. We're really keen to build in lots of networking opportunities for participants, and maximise interaction. For this reason we've opted to make use of the Remo conferencing platform, which uses a graphical conference hall metaphor enabling participants to move around in the vitual space and engage in conversations at a range of 'tables' (see below) and sponsor exhibition 'stands' in the digital space, whilst missing none of the main event taking place on the stage. It promises to be an enagaging event and we're really looking forward to it.


Remo Online Conferencing



Pricing: £65 + VAT per person for INCA members, £80 + VAT per person for non-members

For any queries about this INCA event, please contact Gill Williams.


Conference Sponsors

INCA is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors.





Hellermann Tyton






Image from an original by Shireen C. von Schulthess from Pixabay

November 3rd, 2020 9:00 AM  to  3:30 PM
Conference fee
INCA Members: Per person: £ 65.00 + £ 13.00 VAT
Non-member: Per person: £ 80.00 + £ 16.00 VAT

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