Antwerp, Belgium

October 1-2, 2019

CCA and Netaxis- Changes in Europe

CCA Membership and Netaxis Meeting

October 1st CCA Meeting at the Radisson, Antwerp

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM What’s up in Europe- A dive into European Cloud Communications regulations
Simona Lipstaite- Access Partnership
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EU New EU Electronic Communications Code changes = changes for Cloud Communications providers
Erik De Herdt- Aztec Consult (Hubble)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Exclusive Cloud Communications Service Provider Survey Results- What are all the CCA Members doing?
Dominic Black- Cavell Group
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Best Practices for Cloud Comms providers
Matt Townend- Cavell Group and Joe Marion- CCA
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Mergers, Acquisitions and Valuations in the Cloud Comms market
Michael Quinn- Q Advisors
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner reception- Colvenier Restaurant, Antwerp

October 2nd Netaxis Annual meeting at De Ark, Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp again plays host to the annual Netaxis Inspiration Day. We have a full educational day in prospect with workshops, presentations and case studies on cloud communications followed by a networking social in a unique riverside setting. The Netaxis Inspiration day is the ideal opportunity to keep abreast of industry trends while rubbing shoulders with an international collection of communications industry peers.

This year we pay extra attention to the evolution in the domain of Unified Communications and Collaboration. In 2018 Microsoft Teams began to feature strongly and many service providers have built or are building a Microsoft Teams offering. On the other hand the Broadsoft acquisition by Cisco is moving on to a new phase. What do these evolution mean to service providers? How can service providers still bring value and differentiate itself?



8:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Morning – General track
Registration and breakfast

9:20 AM – 9:35 AM

Welcome by Manuel Basilavecchia

9:35 AM – 10:05 AM Dominic Black (Cavell Group) will provide insights in how enterprises perceive communications and what they find relevant
10:05 AM – 10:30 AM Henrie Uithol (Cisco) gives insight on cloud calling strategy of Cisco and the future of Broadworks 

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Gunter Staes (Microsoft) gives an update on Microsoft Teams 

10:45 AM – 11:10 AM

Coffee break 

11:10 AM – 11:45 AM

 Simon Burkhardt (ex-Vonage) shares his vision on future of the UC and cloud communication industry

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Panel discussion – how can service providers remain relevant in the B2B Market

Afternoon – Technical track

13:30 PM – 13:50 PM

Guy Yaffe (Audiocodes) will indulge the audience into AI and machine learning: let your bot do the talking

13:55 PM – 14:15 PM Stefan Walraven (Inmanta) talks about network automation
14:20 PM – 14:40 PM Marty Van De Veerdonk (Tele2) explains us why they are investing in testing automation and quality assurance
14:45 PM – 15:05 PM Steije Van Scheit (EVE) explains all you need to know about 5G and Lawfull Interception 
Afternoon – Business track
13:30 PM – 13:50 PM Mike Towney (Eastwind Communications) gives some insights on the service provider market in the US 
13:55 PM – 14:15 PM Peter Fransen (Internet Architects) explains the importance of UX for service providers
14:20 PM – 14:40 PM Andreas Wilde (Oracle Communications) investigates how to create new revenues with your voice network
14:45 PM – 15:05 PM Lawrence Man (Ribbon) explains Business Voice Trunking
15:45 PM – 16:15 PM Joe Marion (CCA) tells us what is going on in the cloud communications industry
16:15 PM – 16:45 PM Closing panel – how can service providers innovate?
16:45 PM – 17:00 PM Wrap up by Bart Van de Kar – Country manager NL
17:00 PM – 18:00 PM Reception
18:00 PM – ????? Networking Dinner – Like last year, we finish the day by a reception followed by a “walking dinner”.  This year the social event will be held at the same location as the event.  If weather permits we will be able to enjoy the rooftop terrace.  All attendees are invited but for practical catering purposes please select the relevant ticket – ie conference plus walking dinner. 





  • Dominic Black (Cavell group) will provide insights in how enterprises perceive communications and what they find relevant
  • Tony Agostinelli (Eastwind communications – US partner of Netaxis) gives his view on the US service provider market. What are hot topics on the other side of the ocean and how do North American service providers approach the fierce competition
  • David De Block (Internet Architects) is a digital native and will guide us how to build truly digital experience and how they help you engage with your customers
  • Marty Van De Veerdonk (Tele2) will tell us more about the merger of Tele2 and T-Mobile NL. He will also explain us why they are investing in testing automation and quality assurance. He will elaborate on some pratical use cases.
  • Simon Burckhardt, former managing director of Vonage UK, will share us his view on the cloud communications market. RIP UC? That’s the question he’ll explore 
  • Stefan Walraven (Inmanta, experts in automation), will give us an update on the state of the are of network automation
Matthew McDermott

Matthew McDermott

Access Partnership

Erik De Herdt

Erik De Herdt

Aztec Consulting (Hubble)

Dominic Black

Dominic Black

Cavell Group

Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn


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