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Leading CEOs Headline DTW Asia 2023

March 7, 2023 | TM Forum Web Support

TM Forum’s 3-day event will showcase over 55 hours of content and 150+ speakers, including the region’s leading Communication Services Providers (CSPs). DTW Asia will explore how industry collaboration is powering real change, solving some of the industry’s greatest challenges, and uncovering new opportunities.

TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, will hold DTW Asia in Bangkok for the first time from 14-16 March at the Centara Grand at Central World.

DTW Asia 2023 will demonstrate the breadth and depth of innovation across the industry and showcase solutions to transform business agility and efficiency, allowing the industry to seize new growth opportunities. As more telco businesses digitally transform, collaboration has never been more important – both within the industry and with customers.

Speaking on Digital Transformation World Asia TM Forum CEO Nik Willetts states, “As an industry that is constantly looking forward, we now must face the reality that we are at a crossroads. On the one hand, we continue to be the provider of networks – the connective tissue on which the digital economy rests. But is this sustainable? Is this really harnessing the true value and brilliance of this industry? Because there’s an alternate pathway, where we unlock significantly more value. That means co-creating value with partners in growing platforms and ecosystems. This can really harness the true potential of our industry to solve many challenges and redefine our definitions of growth.

“The challenges to realizing this opportunity are manyfold, and the incredible line-up of speakers and sessions at DTW Asia will prove essential for anyone in the telecoms industry looking to transform their business.”

TM Forum’s DTW Asia provides a platform for open, honest knowledge sharing and real collaboration, bringing together over 1,200 attendees, and over 150 CSPs to discuss digital transformation and debate the industry’s biggest issues.

DTW Asia Agenda

With a mix of live presentations, masterclasses, on-demand content, roundtable debates, and panels, DTW Asia attendees can customize their agendas to fit their own schedules and participate in interactive content and networking aimed at fostering learning and development.

Headline Speakers

Headline speakers at DTW Asia, including six visionary CEOs from leading CSPs, will address audiences over the three-day event. They will share insights and guidance on innovating business and operating models, technology, and partners to provide sustainable solutions.

The agenda reflects how industry collaboration can inspire change and help solve some of the industry’s greatest challenges.

Headline speakers include:

  • Hans Wijayasuriya, CEO – Telecommunications – Axiata
  • Vikram Sinha, CEO – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
  • Wing Lee, CEO – YTL Communications
  • Tanapong Ittisakulchai, Chief Enterprise Business Officer AIS
  • Jan Morgenthal, Chief Digital OfficerM1
  • Sanjeev Rawat, Chief Digital Officer – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
  • May Ching Ng, CIO – Maxis
  • Geok Chwee Ong, CEO – Bridge Alliance
  • Jørgen Rostrup, Executive Vice President and Head – Telenor Asia
  • Aayush Bhatnagar, SVPJio
  • Ludvig Landgren, VP, Digital Services, South East Asia, Oceania, and IndiaEricsson


Nine Catalyst projects will present proof-of-concept ideas that innovate to solve common industry challenges, validated by CSPs and industry stakeholders. They will showcase projects and solutions that leverage best practices and standards to ensure scalability, reuse across multiple applications, and reduce costs, and risk.

Interested in attending DTW Asia? CSPs, journalists, and analysts can register for complimentary passes here:

About DTW Asia

DTW Asia is where the industry comes together in a highly interactive experience with opportunities to meet and connect to explore how industry collaboration can inspire change and help solve some of the industry’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase over 55 hours of visionary and practical content with 100+ sponsors, exhibitors, and Catalysts as well as over 150 CSPs and 1,200 attendees from 90+ countries.

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