Pacific Telecommunications Council Seeks to Reunite. Rethink. Renew

Jason O'Rourke of the Pacific Telecommunications Council provides an update on the existing programs they are offering happening this year.

By Jason O’Rourke
May 24, 2021

After a year unlike any other in human history, PTC is looking forward to the opportunity to reunite, rethink, and renew its connections within the global telecommunications industry and its commitment to improve the quality of life around the world by harnessing the power of the ICT initiatives of its members.

In addition to the Annual Conference, PTC continues to offer existing programs including the PTC Academy, PTC Webinar Series: Frictionless Business, PTC Young Scholar Program, PTC Research Awards, and introduces an exciting new initiative in 2021, Digging Into the Future VLOG series.

PTC Annual Conference

The Annual conference returns as a hybrid event in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 16 to 19 January 2022. PTC’22: Reunite. Rethink. Renew. seeks to bring the community together with a single purpose and vision, to consider what has changed around the world in this new normal, and to renew oneself and organization through new strategies, new approaches, and new roles.

Interested in participating as a speaker or panelist in the conference program? If so, the PTC’22 Call for Participation is now open. PTC’22 topics encompass the entire spectrum of the industry in areas ranging from humanitarian efforts to the global economy. PTC invites those in the ICT industry as well as academics, researchers, and students to submit a proposal. Details about the Call for Participation, topics, and formats are available at PTC.ORG/PTC22/CFP.

PTC Academy

The PTC Academy has provided exceptional management training from industry leaders, with coursework designed by PTC and accreditation provided in partnership with Submarine Telecoms Forum. The 2021 PTC Academy courses will feature new presenters including Jim Poole, Vice President, Global Business Development, Equinix; Darren Yong, Asia Pacific Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology, KPMG Asia Pacific; and Joe Zhu, Founder and CEO, Zenlayer.

These presenters will add their wealth of industry experience to returning presenters Sean Bergin, Co-Founder and President, and Eric Handa, Co-Founder and CEO of APTelecom; Gary Kim, Consultant, IP Carrier; Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists, Inc.; and Anthony Rossabi, Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Point Systems Group Holding Company.

“The PTC Academy is truly a collaborative effort,” said APTelecom’s Sean Bergin, who was recently elected to serve as the President and Chair of the PTC Board of Governors. “This year, we welcome some ‘new blood’ that will no doubt provide our students with insightful perspectives in the context of the broader industry in which we all work.”

PTC will offer two courses in 2021 delivered across 10 modules in 90-minute live sessions combining lectures followed by instructor Q&A and peer structured discussions, with the theme Executive Insight for Exceptional Leaders. The 2021 courses will run from 7 to 29 September and 4 to 27 October.

For more information about the PTC Academy and to sign up junior executives from your organization, please visit PTC.ORG/ACADEMY.

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