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Europe has one of the most diverse and dynamic ICT markets in the world. The explosion of Content, Cloud, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) demand the support of flexible and efficient networks that go beyond what is being offered by legacy providers today.

European Traffic growth is so rapid that customers are starting to demand more. In a transforming market, who you partner with and the way you transform your approach to networking will define your long-term success.

Our workshop explores the different opportunities for aspiring networking innovation across Europe, from Cloud adoption to Software Defined Networking (SDN). With thought invoking presentations by Epsilon's industry-veterans and partners including DE-CIX, one of the world’s leading internet exchanges; we will share our approach and vision for the reinvention of the marketplace, while showing how our customers can benefit from hyper-scalable on-demand connectivity in Europe and across the globe.

The workshop will delve into the following topics:
  • Powering Up the Customer Experience with Agile Networking
  • Disrupt Europe: Networking Strategies for a Changing Market
  • The importance of an Internet Exchange in the European and Global Interconnection Market

Join us within the vibrant city of Frankfurt and share your unique perspective on the evolution of the constantly changing European networking market. Together we can drive innovation in networking. 

All sessions will be presented in English.
Registration to this event is complimentary. Limited seats available. 


16 May 2019 | Intercontinental Frankfurt
Silhouette Room, 21st Floor, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 43, 60329 Frankfurt Am Main, Deutschland
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14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30 
Colin Whitbread, Managing Director Services & Operations, Epsilon


The rapid speed of technological change is raising new expectations on service delivery and assurance. In the new digital age of SuperApps and emerging technologies, quality of connectivity is central to delivering better services and customer experience. Service providers must transform their business models to ensure digital enterprises are able to leverage connectivity for better performance and innovation. Colin Whitbread, Managing Director, Service & Operations at Epsilon will explain the dependencies between network agility, customer experience, and how Service Providers can create powerful yet customised networking solutions to drive long-term success. He will also be sharing how Epsilon’s on-demand connectivity platform, Infiny, is enabling Service Providers to create new opportunities across their customers’ value chain.
15:30 - 15:50
Mark Daley, Director Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon


Europe has one of the most diverse and dynamic networking markets. It includes world leaders in Cloud adoption as well as some of the fastest growing markets in the world. Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy and Business Development at Epsilon will discuss the local market trends as well as unique opportunities across the Eastern European region.

Mark will outline how on-demand connectivity is changing the role service providers play in the European market as well as the impact of SDN on networking model. He will also showcase some of Epsilon's latest product innovations and roadmap. You will hear from Mark on the outline strategies for serving new demand in Europe and accelerating growth in the region.
15:50 - 16:10 
Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technical Officer, DE-CIX


Frankfurt is a key communications hub in Europe and central meeting point for ISP, CSP, CDN, Carriers and enterprises across the globe. It is an ideal location for peering, and an increasing number of Service Providers and enterprises want to be present.
Dr Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX, will discuss how the Internet Exchange is expanding its ecosystem and the value of peering in a thriving hub like Frankfurt. It will explain what remote peering means to new and existing members and how it has embraced remote peering as part of its growth strategy.

16:10 - 16:30
Chadwick Kinlay, Director, Marketing & Communications, Epsilon

16:30 - 17:10


Epsilon invites industry leaders from across Europe to discuss capturing new opportunities in a changing market. The panel will examine the drivers for change in Europe and the challenges that are unique to the region. Each panellist will outline their vision for the market and what it takes to be successful today and in the future.

Kai Schmidt, VP International Telehouse Management & Sub Sea Cable at Deutsche Telekom AG, will host the panel and share his thoughts on the future of the European market. This is an opportunity to hear some unique perspective on the evolution of networking in Europe and how different organisations are approaching this dynamic market.

Moderator :  
Kai Schmidt - VP International Telehouse Management & Sub Sea Cable, Deutsche Telekom

Panellists :
Michael Martens – CEO, Riedel Networks
Mark Ryder - Managing Director Europe, Sify
Dr Thomas King - Chief Technical Officer, DE-CIX
Matthias Hartmann - Founder and Managing Director, NewTelco GmbH 
Miguel Lopes , VP Product Line Manager, Dialogic

17:10 - 19:30 
  • Mark Daley, Director Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon

Mark Daley

Mark Daley plays a leading role in identifying and developing Epsilon’s cutting edge Cloud and communication strategies, with a focus on market and customer needs.
A veteran telecommunications professional, Mark served 14 years with Telstra and other high profile Telecommunication companies such as NTT and eircom. Mark held leading Products and Marketing roles in Telstra’s move into the European market in the mid 90’s, and wrote NTT’s European ICT strategy in the mid 2000’s which they continue to deliver today, as well as winning NTT’s first ever World Communications Award.
Mark has also held executive Marketing & Product Director positions at Cap Gemini TMN UK and spent 8 innovative years in the Mobile Roaming world including at WSI’s first US Roaming Hub and launching Syniverse’s first hosted intelligent network services portfolio. Recently, Mark spent 4 years at NetDev that had developed the next generation of web based OTT voice, video and WebRTC service functions, as well as developing the leading innovative Audio Conferencing platform at BT, which now includes Spatial Audio.
  • Colin Whitbread, Managing Director Services & Operations, Epsilon

Colin Whitbread

Colin Whitbread is a customer-focused operations and service delivery executive with over twenty years of experience in the telecoms and media sectors. Leading Epsilon’s global technology, service and operations teams, he is responsible for driving technology innovation and delivering new levels of customer experience for the global business. Colin previously held senior executive positions as Chief Operating Officer at TalkTalk and Vice President of Operations, EMEA at Level 3.

  • Dr Thomas King, Chief Technical Officer, DE-CIX

Dr Thomas King

Dr. Thomas King is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at DE-CIX since 2018. Before, King was Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at DE-CIX starting in 2016. He started his career as Member of Technical Staff at DE-CIX from 2008 to 2010 being responsible for the BSI IT-Grundschutz / ISO 27001 readiness program which resulted in a successful certification in 2010.
In 2010, Thomas King joined 1&1 Internet AG as a Product Manager responsible for mobile applications and mail. In 2011, he founded a startup company called audriga, in order to provide a service to automatically migrate email accounts from one hosting provider to another.
Dr. King re-joined DE-CIX as Head of Research & Development in 2014 and was promoted in 2016 to the newly-created position of Chief Information Officer at DE-CIX.
Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008.
  • Chadwick Kinlay, Director Marketing and Communications, Epsilon

Chadwick Kinlay

Chadwick Kinlay heads up Epsilon Group’s marketing and communications out of its Singapore HQ, bringing with him over 8 years’ telecommunications industry experience. He plays an instrumental role in developing Epsilon’s strategic marketing and communication plan with a focus on integrated global strategies for brand development. Prior to Epsilon he held various marketing positions across a broad set of industries including Banking, Hospitality and Pharmaceuticals. Chadwick received his Bachelor of International Business majoring in Business Management and Marketing from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Martens
Riedel Networks
Mark Ryder
Managing Director, Europe
Dr. Thomas King
Matthias Hartmann
Founder & MD
NewTelco GmbH
Miguel Lopes
VP Product Line Manager
Kai Schmidt
VP International Telehouse Management & Sub Sea Cable
Deutsche Telekom