imgresAsia-Pacific’s premier telecommunications event will be returning to Honolulu, Hawaii from January 17-20, 2016. The Pacific Telecommunications Council’s (PTC) 38th annual PTC conference, titled PTC’16: Reimagining Telecoms, will bring together influential CXOs and thought-leaders to exchange ideas, build partnerships and collaborate on innovative solutions to some of the industry’s greatest challenges.

hdfghdfghPTC’16 will explore how ecosystem participants must reshape their strategies, revenue models, products and services, processes, customer relationships and regulatory strategies, and how every industry and organization adapts to an era of communications and computing abundance.

As we move into a new era of telecommunications, PTC’16’s goal is to facilitate the brainstorming of ideas and serve as a forum where stakeholders can establish working relationships that turn ideas into real products and solutions.  The event will feature more than 200 speakers and over 60 sessions that will be attended by more than 1,800 industry executives representing service providers, broadband, Voice and VoIP, IT and wireless companies, and more.

Hallmark presentations include:

– Submarine Cable Workshop: Waves of Change!, taking place Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11 AM in Coral 1&2.  The panel will feature Greg Varisco, COO, Aqua Comms; Elaine Stafford, Managing Partner, The David Ross Group (DRG), Inc.; Neal Bergano, VP, Research and Development & CTO, TE SubCom; Ahmad Fathi Husairi, EVP, Corporate Strategy & Investment, Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin); Frank Rey, Director, Global Network Acquisition Group, Microsoft; and Tim Stronge, VP, Research, TeleGeography.

– The Intersection of IoT, Cloud and Big Data Roundtable, taking place Sunday at 3:30 PM in South Pacific 1.  Presenters include Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & VP of Innovation, EdgeConneX®; Margaret Dawson, Global Product Marketing, Red Hat; Muntazir Mehdi, Data Scientist Manager, Azure Network Engineering Group, Microsoft and Jim Poole, VP, Global Service Provider, Vertical Marketing, Equinix.

Emergent Infrastructure / Technologies Roundtable, taking place Sunday at 3:30 PM in South Pacific 2.  Discussions will be led by Brian Lavallée, Director, Solutions & Technology Marketing, Ciena; Robert Adams, VP, Product Management, Infinera; and Ray La Chance, President & CEO, ZenFi.

Among those in attendance at PTC ’16 will be the following key companies: Aqua Comms; Data Center POST; EdgeConneX; Global Capacity; iMiller Public Relations; Infomart Data Centers; INOC; NANOG; Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS); New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX); Open-IX Association; Spread Networks; Telstra; Webair; and ZenFi.

Additionally, Spread Networks will be hosting a happy hour at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Tropics Bar & Grill at 3 PM on Monday, January 18, where attendees can stop in for a drink and great networking opportunities.  RSVP to the happy hour here.

If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with any of the above-mentioned companies or iMPR at PTC’16, please email us at

Click here for more information about PTC ’16.