International Infrastructure Summit - The Right Stuff: Infra For A Digital Future sponsored by edotco - Half Day Conference (Part 2) - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

International Infrastructure Summit – The Right Stuff: Infra For A Digital Future sponsored by edotco – Half Day Conference (Part 2)


Date & Time

Wednesday, 25 Sep

15:30 - 17:30


Lower Lever 3 (LL3) - Mayang Sari Ballroom


Sponsored by edotco Group

International Infrastructure Summit – Connecting digital divide

The International Infrastructure Summit will gather luminaries of the telecommunications industry from across the region to examine the infrastructure required and challenges associated with building a connected digital society of tomorrow. Industry leaders will unpack topics related to 5G deployment, impact of digitisation and robotics to the telecommunications business, transformative technologies as well as regulatory viewpoints.


5G Infra Readiness – Connecting Digital Divide – Afternoon Session Two

3.30pm :  The Telecom Infra Landscape in Asia Today by Amrish Kacker, Partner, Analysys Mason

This session examines the telecom market of today from an Infrastructure perspective, and what innovation to expect over the next 5 years. Speakers will analyse the readiness in both emerging and advanced markets, explore the demands, trials and commercialization of networks across Asia, and the audience will be introduced to towercos in the region who are moving from towerco to infraco.


3.55 pm: The New Operating Paradigm in Infra : Digital Operations

New operations model by embedding usage of drones, robotics and analytics for efficiency, automation, VR.

Moderator : Afizulazha Abdullah, Managing Director of On Site Services


Panellists :

                 – Todd Ashton, President and Managing Director of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

                 – Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, National Technology Officer (“NTO”) of Microsoft Malaysia

                 – Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer of Dialog Telekom PLC


4:30pm : Delivering digital infrastructure: roadblocks and recommendations (Dr. Mani Manimohan, Senior Director of Public Policy at GSMA)


4.50pm : Keynote Panel: Where do you put your dollar?

This session brings together industry experts to get their views on splitting the buck between existing business and venturing into capex-intensive initiatives ie Fibre, risks vs ROI in emerging vs developed markets, Greenfield vs Brownfield investments.

Moderator : Thivanka Rangala, Chief Financial Officer of edotco Group



                 – Carlos Katsuya, Chief Investment Officer of IFC

                 – Dominic Picone, Partner at TPG Capital

                 – Yaniv Ghitis, Managing Director and Co-Head of Asia TMT (JP Morgan)


5.30pm : Closing


Apply to attend this session here.