Important Dates

Abstract registration (Optional):
Dec 12, 2012 (11:59 PM EST)

Submission Deadline:
Jan 7, 2013 (11:59 PM EST)

Notification of acceptance:
Feb 8, 2013

Camera-ready version:
March 3, 2013

LANMAN Workshop Day:
Apr 10-12, 2013

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DeGruyter Publishers

Keynote #1

Marc Vancoppenolle

Title : Megatrends transforming ICT and policy makers' debates

The world is changing fast. A number of megatrends can be identified having a significant impact on many aspects of our environment, including politics, economics, society, technology, and regulation. The ICT sector - and its evolvement to seamless services - is increasingly at the nexus of these developments, as a catalyst and as a beneficiary. But the sector is also as a potential victim of the rapid change ICT has induced across all areas of the economy and in modern lifestyles. During this keynote, we'll do a deep dive is some of the most relevant megatrends and their linkage with ICT in terms of service, application and ecosystem demand as well as the required underlying infrastructure. We'll elaborate on the associated technological challenges and policy & regulatory debates going forward.

In December 2011, Marc Vancoppenolle took the responsibility of Vice President Public Affairs Europe, based in Brussels. In this role Marc leads the company's EU representation office in Brussels, where his mission is to work with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders to create a favourable political and regulatory environment to foster public and private investment in the digital and broadband industries. His responsibilities include as well the coordination of the Alcatel-Lucent Public Affairs network across European countries and CIS. Prior to this role, Marc led the Strategic Customer Marketing function for Alcatel-Lucent for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Marc has 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He joined Alcatel in 1991 where he took various international and worldwide technical, commercial, marketing and communication leadership roles based in Belgium and in France. He has been driving marketing and awareness strategies supporting the growth of the company in the areas of DSL, IP, telecom services and software applications.
As Chief Marketing Officer for Alcatel Northern Europe, he led the development of Alcatel's market positioning in the Industry & Public Sector. He has been a member of the executive committee of Alcatel Services, Alcatel Belgium and Alcatel Northern Europe.
Marc is a Belgian and French national. He holds a master of science, with a specialization in telecommunication from the University of Leuven (Belgium) complemented with marketing studies from the University of Antwerp. He is a member of the board of DIGITAL EUROPE (representing the Digital Technology Industry in Europe) and FITCE Belgium (forum for ICT & Media professionals). He has also been a member of the board of the IICB (Innovation & Incubation Center Brussels).