Unlocking growth in the 5G economy

Wednesday, 15 March 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Stage: Studio

Sharanjit Leyl, International Broadcaster 
Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum

Telco choices and growth strategies in the digital economy

  • What are the main telco choices for growth?
  • What does it take to become a successful solutions or platform player?
  • How can telcos leverage their existing assets to go beyond connectivity?
  • Building partnerships and ecosystems to support new business models and the creation of new solutions and services

Anthony Rodrigo, Group Chief Information Officer, Axiata 

INTERVIEW: 5G as a platform for innovation and the unique role of CSP as the enabler of digital transformation

  • Positioning Thailand as an Innovation Hub for Asia
  • How 5G can accelerate the enterprise transformation through uses case enablement and innovation/co-creation
  • Importance of the ecosystem and partnerships to realize the potential of 5G

Lih Ren How, Head of Strategic Partnership – Business Group, True Corporation  
Igor Maurell, Head of Thailand, Ericsson 
Interviewer: Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum

CASE STUDY: Monetizing intelligent experiences in the 5G world

Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer, Dialog Axiata
Biswajit Deva Sharma, Chief Technical Officer, Tecnotree 

INTERVIEW: Developing a winning telco as a platform strategy

  • Recognizing that a rethink of technology, operating models and business models is necessary to compete and capture growth for CSPs
  • Challenges on the journey towards becoming a platform player 
  • Extending CSP’s network capabilities to create new, innovative services for a broader ecosystem
  • Exposing the network via APIs to external partners and developers to enable new services and new business models

Sami Luukkonen, Managing Partner, Telco+, Singtel NCS



Anthony Rodrigo

Group Chief Information Officer

Biswajit Deva Sharma


Igor Maurell

Head of Ericsson Thailand

Lih Ren How

Head of Strategic Partnership – Business Group
True Corporation

Mark Newman

Chief Analyst
TM Forum

Sami Luukkonen

Managing Partner, Telco+
Singtel NCS

Sandra De Zoysa

Group Chief Customer Officer
Dialog Axiata