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Carrier Roundtable with RETN as host

Carrier Roundtable with RETN 11 October 2017 

We had the great honor of having RETN as the host of 2017 autumn event. All Carrier Roundtable members where invited to attend the RETN seminar and the popular networking event.

The theme of the seminar and panel dicussion was Connecting the West to the East.  

Daniel Sjöberg, EVP Strategy & Business Development at RETN, talked about traffic opportunities between Europe and Asia. Following topics was covered:

  • Market Development and the characteristics of Central Asia and Asia
  • What solutions are already in place to connect the East to the West
  • What initiatives have already started to support the traffic growth
  • Who are the main players in the market
  • Challenges and topics to consider when investing in the region
  • Potential risks

After the presentation the following following representatives took part in the panel discussion; Caroline Puygrenier from Interxion, Vlad Ihora from Colt, and Daniel Sjöberg. The panel discussion was facilitated by Stefan Jofors from Interxion.

In connection to the seminar the traditional networking event also took place. As usual we offered a bite to eat and something to drink. Congratulation to the winners of the evening's business card raffle; Lars Gustafsson form Telebusiness, Jörgen Russing from DGC and Charlotta Tomasson from Telia Company. 

We would like to thank the sponsor RETN and the members of the paneldiscussion for making this event possible!

We look forward to the next Carrier Roundtable where we hope to see just as many, or perhaps even more, participants.

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Seminar & Panel Discussion - Connecting the West to the East

Daniel Sjöberg, RETN

Daniel Sjöberg has extensive operational experience in the telecommunications over the past decade. He joined RETN in November 2015 as EVP Strategy & Business Development. Prior to that, Daniel held various senior positions at global carrier companies such as TeliaSonera International (promoted to Head of Strategy and & Business Development) and Level 3 (CMO, overseeing the P&L for EMEA).

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Vlad Ihora, Colt

Vlad has been Director Wholesale, Major Deals Team at Colt Technology Services Group Limited since December 2016. Before Colt, Vlad had the role of Sales Director Professional Services at Level 3 Communications UK. Vlad has also served as Principal Consultant for Huawei Business Consulting UK and prior to that he held a number of key roles with Telia Carrier UK over a period of 11 years in Product, Strategy and Business Development areas. Vlad is an Executive MBA graduate from Imperial College Business School London 2010

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Caroline Puygrenier, Interxion

Director Strategy & Business Development Connectivity at Interxion. Caroline joined Interxion in January 2016 and is responsible for the strategy and the business development for our connectivity segment. Caroline has joined us from the international carrier arena, where she held different roles for past 20 years. Caroline’s expertise in the world of carriers will help her develop the strategy of Interxion’s connectivity segment, which is a key foundation of our datacentre business.

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About RETN

Stretching across 29 countries and 3 continents, RETN’s pan-European DWDM network has 32,000 km of lit fibre, with a significant presence in Eastern Europe. RETN offers services at 200+ onnet PoPs, supported by the cross-border expertise of RETN’s international team.


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