Date: Thursday 8th October 2015
9:00am - 1.00pm
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
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OTT/Digital content 2015

European Communications is hosting a half-day, thought leadership seminar on telcos and the digital/OTT content space.

The free to attend event, held in London, will bring together a range of industry speakers to discuss the latest approaches that operators are taking as they partner and compete with digital content providers such as Amazon, Google and Netflix.

Speakers from EE, Telecom Italia, CCS Insight, Coleago Consulting and EY will outline what is happening in the marketplace today and what the industry needs to be aware of in the future.

Featuring exclusive research findings, case studies and a panel discussion, the seminar provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers and get up to speed on this constantly evolving sector.

You can read more about the speakers and the agenda in the tabs above.

You can read the latest OTT/digital content news by clicking here.


Time:   Agenda:
9:00am   Registration, Breakfast and Networking

Marc Smith, Editor of European Communications, will introduce the day and outline the key findings from our OTT/digital content research

9:45am Paolo Pescatore, Director of Multiplay and Video at CCS Insight

will look at how the TV industry faces major disruption over the next 12 months, how Netflix has paved the way for others and how telecom operators are very well placed to offer online video services given their extensive assets. Paolo will discuss some of the leading trends and predictions for the multiplay and media markets.

10:05am   Daniela Biscarini, Head of Multimedia Entertainment at Telecom Italia, will discuss the operator’s digital content strategy, including recent deals it has signed with Mediaset and Sky.

Mark Horchler, International Marketing Manager at Elemental Technologies, will look at how software, running on off-the shelf hardware and in the cloud, can enable live and on-demand OTT video services for mobile devices.

10:55am   Networking Break

Stefan Zehle, CEO, Coleago Consulting, will look at whether the bundling of access, telecoms services, and content is a sustainable strategy.

Stefan will look at recent trends in fixed and mobile operators attempting to bundle content, notably entertainment, into fixed and mobile broadband, and explain the commercial rationale/potential flaws to this approach.


Jake Redford, Senior Manager, EE TV, will talk about EE's TV proposition, outlining the strategy behind this, how it's progressing and the lessons they have learned.

Adrian Baschnonga, Lead Analyst, Global Telecommunications at EY, will discuss how and why operators need to strike the right balance between OTT partnerships and in-house R&D.
12:45pm   Panel Discussion
1:15pm   Seminar Ends


 *More speakers may be added so please check back for updates!

 Can’t make it on the day? European Communications will be live streaming the event.


Adrian Baschnonga, Lead Analyst, Global Telecommunications at EY

EY is a multinational professional services firm. Its global telecommunications network is a virtual hub that brings together people, cultures and leading ideas from across the world, to help address global, regional and local challenges. These may include next-generation services and product profitability, customer lifecycles and revenue assurance, working capital management, risk, regulatory strategies and compliance, potential cost reductions, mergers and acquisitions, financial and operational improvements, accounting and tax strategies.

Marc Smith

Daniela Biscarini, Head of Multimedia Entertainment, Telecom Italia.

Daniela joined TI Group in 1996, following previous positions in the consumer goods marketing. Since 1996, she has held several roles in TIM’s Marketing and Customer Relationship Management. In recent years she has been working with the development of TI’s offerings related to digital entertainment..


Mark Horchler, International Marketing Manager at Elemental Technologies

Mark Horchler has over 15 years of business experience within the IT, telecommunications, and broadcast industries. As International Marketing Manager he is responsible for implementing Elemental’s marketing and communications strategy for software-defined video solutions across the EMEA region.

Prior to joining Elemental, Mark held product marketing and corporate communications roles at Anevia, ATEME, Nortel Networks and IBM. With a lifelong passion for the arts, Mark was also the cofounder of a video publisher and film distribution company based in Paris. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston.

Marc Smith

Paolo Pescatore, Director of Multiplay and Video at CCS Insight

Paolo joined CCS Insight in 2007. He has almost 20 years' experience in the telecom, media and technology sector. Prior to joining CCS Insight, Paolo was a research manager at IDC, responsible for mobile consumer research across Europe. At CCS Insight he leads research into multiplay strategies, media and content, covering cable, telecom and online video providers. Paolo is a thought leader in this area, frequently quoted in a variety of publications and regularly appears on radio and TV.

Marc Smith

Jake Redford, Senior Manager, EE TV

Jake will talk about EE's TV proposition, outlining the strategy behind this, how it's progressing and the lessons they have learned.

Marc Smith

Marc Smith, Editor, European Communications

Marc is a journalist and editor with over 10 years ’ experience in a wide variety of business sectors. Since helping to re-launch European Communications in 2011, he has specialised in the strategic direction of the telecoms industry, looking at how European telcos need to change if they are to prosper in this challenging yet exciting sector. He also oversees European Communications’ sister title, Mobile Europe.
Marc Smith

Stefan Zehle, CEO of Coleago Consulting

Stefan is the co-founder and CEO of Coleago. He has 28 years’ experience in telecoms consulting and as Director of a mobile operating company. He specialises in strategy and business planning, spectrum related issues, and regulatory topics.
Marc Smith


The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

This half-day seminar will take place within the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.

45 Prescot Street
E1 8GP

Nearest stations: Tower Hill (District and Circle lines), Fenchurch Street and Tower Gateway DLR.
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What does free registration include?

  • Hear the latest innovations and strategies to do with OTT/Digital content
  • Put your questions to our panel of experts
  • Ample networking opportunities with your peers from the telo community
  • Catering and refreshments throughout the day
  • Access to the post event presentations


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