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CEO Roundtable

CEO.2 : Adapting to circumstances
Thursday, 08 October 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room B

Disruptive changes come from economic, social and technological sources, and by definition are ifficult to predict. Simultaneously, we have customers adopting fixed broadband and abandoning fixed line subscriptions. Some innovations disappear, while others become ubiquitous. Manufacturers are increasingly relying on revenues from operators for services rather than equipment. For operators, voice revenues are diminishing in importance as they rely more on value-added services.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How did companies respond to the global financial crisis, given that it was not foreseen? - How do companies plan ahead given the very rapid pace of technological change? - How do you respond when customers quickly flock to something or reject something else? " How do you move your company into a new business, such as IPTV?

* Mr Jonathan Dharmapalan, Lead Partner - Global Telecommunications Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, China

* Mr Tadashi Onodera, President and Chairman, KDDI Corporation, Japan
* Mr Carsten Schloter, CEO, Swisscom SA, Switzerland
* Mr Anoop Gupta, Corporate Vice President Technology Policy & Strategy, Microsoft Corporation, United States
* Mr Sean Cai, VP, ZTE, China
* Mr Dato' Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, CEO, Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia