Technology Outlook 2017

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DateThursday, January 26, 2017
Time18:00 - 22:30

The Stanford Technology Outlook 2017


The Stanford Technology outlook brings together thought leaders, experts and top executives to share their perspectives on some of the most important technology trends and how they impact our lives, society and economy.

This year we will take a closer look at “OTT” players like Facebook and Netflix that offer their digital services "Over The Top" of the Telecom operators' networks.

The social media and networking platform Facebook has fundamentally changed the way we share our lives and we keep in touch. Netflix brings us unique film and series content whenever we want it and where we want it through video streaming. What type of products and media services can we further expect from them in the future? How do they intend to continue disrupting the traditional media and advertising markets?

Liberty and Proximus provide the high-speed networks to enjoy those Facebook and Netflix services. Do they consider those new digital players as a growth opportunity (e.g. resulting in more mobile data consumption) or rather as a threat (e.g. cannibalizing their own digital TV content)?

Please join us for this great evening with an exceptional set of speakers and program:

18h00 - 18h45: Arrival and Reception

18h45 - 19h00: Introduction by Christophe Van de Weyer, President Stanford Alumni Club Belgium

19h00 - 19h45: Keynote by Peter Hinssen, thought leader on game changing transformation and communication

19h45 - 20h15: Presentation of the future product and services roadmaps of Netflix and Facebook

20h15 - 21h00: Debate "OTT and Telecom operators: Friends or Foe?"

  • Proximus: Phillip Vandervoort (Chief Consumer Market Officer)

  • Liberty Global: Inge Smidts (Chief Marketing Officer)

  • Facebook: Ania Helseth (EU Policy Manager Telecommunications and IP Policy)

  • Netflix: Clément Cezard (Europe Business Development Director)

21h00 - 22h30: Walking Dinner and Networking

This event is made possible thanks to the kind contributions of Eric Salmon & Partners and Bain & Company.

VenueLe 202, Brussels
Chaussée de Boondael 202

Dress CodeBusiness Professional
Registration DeadlineWednesday, January 25, 2017

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