Monday, June 2nd 


Opening & Keynote Session

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


09:00 Opening


09:30 Welcome Address 
Luigi Licciardi
Telecom Italia; Chair of the WTC-Council


09:40 Keynote:
Dr. Bruno Jacobfeuerborn (General Chairman WTC 2014)
Director of Technology Telekom Deutschland GmbH and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG

Technology-driven innovations
Leading the way into Gigabit society 


Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been Director of Technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH since April 2010. In addition, he is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG within the Europe Board area, a position he has been holding since February 2012.

Since July 1, 2009 Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been responsible for Technology (both mobile and fixed network) in Germany. He joined what is today Deutsche Telekom AG in 1989. Two years later he became head of department for radio network planning in Hanover and, at the same time, regional head of T-Mobile in Leipzig. In this role, he also managed the planning and development of the mobile communications network in the German regional states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. From 1995 to 1999, he was responsible for the Technology division of the T-Mobile Northern District in Hanover and took on additional responsibility for Sales and Marketing as head of the T-Mobile Northern District in Hanover from 1999 to 2002.

From 2002 to 2007, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn was a member of the management team in his capacity as Managing Director of Technology, IT, Procurement and, until 2004, Customer Service at T-Mobile Netherlands in The Hague. At the same time, he headed the International Service Management unit at T-Mobile International. Subsequently, he was a member of the management team and Managing Director of Technology, IT and Procurement at Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa in Warsaw until June 30, 2009.

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn is Deputy President at VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, as well as Board Member at ITG, the Information Technology Society. 



10:20 Keynote: 
Dr. Robert Henkel
Senior Policy Officer in the European Commission 

Broadband Policy of the European Union


Mr. Henkel studied physics and philosophy in Berlin.
He was Principle Advisor in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Germany and since 2012 he is Senior Policy Officer in the European Commission with focus on research and innovation.
He is responsible for the development and implementation of the european broadband policy.


Tuesday, June 3rd


Keynote Session

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM



9:00 Keynote: 
Dr. Markus Hofmann
Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent


The User-Centric Network


Dr. Markus Hofmann joined Bell Labs in 1998, transitioning from researcher, to project manager, to Head of Bell Labs Research - Alcatel-Lucent’s research organization that is globally recognized for inventions that shaped the world of telecommunications and technology including the transistor, the laser, DSL, UNIX, C and C++, Solar Cells and MIMO. Dr. Hofmann has overseen research in multimedia communications, optics, wireless, cloud, Internet, content networking and more. Not to mention he is renowned for his pioneering work on reliable multicasting over the Internet and for defining and shaping fundamental principles of content networking. In his current role, Dr. Hofmann is building up Bell Labs’ new IP Platforms research program, leading a global research team in inventing and creating disruptive technologies in the software and systems space. This includes the overall research portfolio from project inception through business transfer. Dr. Hofmann has published over 60 journal and conference papers and given invited talks as well as courses all over the world. He has been granted 14 U.S. patents, with many more patent applications pending. Dr. Hofmann has a Ph.D. with honors in Computer Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. For more information, see


09:40 Keynote:
Kazuya Hashimoto
Senior Vice President NEC Europe 



SDN vision


Kazuya received his M.A degree of Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo in 1984 and joined NEC Corporation on the same year.

He was initially engaged in the Analog cellular handset system development. During 2005 to 2007, he was Managing Director, NEC Technologies (UK) Ltd, where he engaged himself in Mobile Terminal Application business. He became General Manager of Mobile Radio Access Network Division in 2008 and led base station development and business. Then he became responsible for wired and wireless business as Vice President and Executive General Manager of Network Platform Operations Unit. In May 2013 he was transferred to NEC Europe and became responsible for the business development of Carrier Business with the focus on SDN/NFV as Executive Vice President of NEC Europe.




10:20 Keynote:

Dr.-Ing. Hagen Woesner
Co-founder and CEO of BISDN GmbH

How Software Defined Networks (SDN) are lowering the entrance barrier into the telecommunications market.


Dr.-Ing. Hagen Woesner is co-founder and CEO of BISDN GmbH,
a Berlin-based startup developing OpenFlow software and hardware components.
From 2010 to 2013 he led the EU research project OFELIA
( which constructed a pan-European OpenFlow testbed.
Before he worked in research projects on optical networks / GMPLS and clean-slate Internet architecture. From 2003 to 2006 he was with Create-Net, Italy, where he set up the research group on Broadband and Wireless networks. He received his PhD from TU Berlin in 2003, and is still an associated lecturer at the telecommunication networks group there. He is general chair of the European Workshop on SDN (EWSDN).

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