RAG London 2018 Conference Dashboard


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Main conference agenda

The main conference schedule can be viewed as a simple spreadsheet with hyperlinks to the biographies of each speaker. We update this spreadsheet as soon as changes occur, so please use this resource to obtain the most accurate version of the program. You can scroll through the schedule below or follow the link to open the same spreadsheet in a new window.

Click here to open the working agenda in a new window


Deep dive sessions

Small groups of up to ten participants may join focused sessions that will run in parallel to the main agenda. The deep dive sessions will be held in a meeting room next to the main auditorium. Participants are advised to arrive early.

Tuesday 24th April

  • 11.10am-11.40am, Lee Scargall will give a tour of RAG Jobs, the new jobs board for telecoms risk and assurance professionals.
  • 1.20pm-2.00pm, Rachel Goodin will lead a session on the “Top Operational Impacts of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation”.
  • 3.40pm-4.20pm, Michael Lazarou will give a live demonstration of the RAG online training course.

Wednesday 25th April

  • 11.10am-12.25pm, Marcus Bryant will lead a round table discussion on how utilities could develop a common assurance framework.
  • 1.25pm-2.15pm, Arnd Baranowski will talk about “New Ways to Prevent PBX Hacking”.
  • 3.20pm-4.00pm, Geoff Ibbett will walk participants through the new RAG RA Risk Map and Catalogue.
  • 4.00pm-4.40pm, Kostadin Taneski of A1 Telekom Austria will remotely dial in (with the help of Geoff Ibbett) to demonstrate how to install and use the free open source software he has developed to automatically evaluate the risk of revenue and cost leakages.


Location and map

The venue for our conference will be the auditorium at BT Centre. The address of BT Centre is: 81 Newgate St, London EC1A 7AJ.

BT Centre can easily be reached using the London Underground; it is a very short walk from St. Paul’s Tube Station which is on the Central line.

The following map shows BT Centre (as marked by the BT logo) along with some nearby hotels and the venues for our two evening gatherings, the Museum of London and The Saint.


Evening Entertainment

Conference attendees are welcome to join us for a free buffet on both evenings.

  • On the evening of 24th April, RAG will have exclusive use of the Terrace Gallery and sunken gardens at the Museum of London, just a short walk from BT Centre. The gardens are beneath and surrounded by the raised circular walkway that leads to the Museum’s entrance; look for signs to the stairs behind the sculpture of a black horse. The evening event will run from 6pm to 11pm and will include the presentation of Lifetime Achievement awards by Risk Reward Awards.
  • The evening of 25th April will see RAG decamp to The Saint, a popular restaurant and bar within sight of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Scroll up for a map which shows the location the evening venues in relation to BT Centre.


About our hosts and sponsors

RAG is a not-for-profit enterprise, and telcos and regulators may attend our events for free, as do many specially invited experts. That means we rely on the generosity of the businesses that host our meetings and pay for everything from our web server to the sandwiches we serve our guests. We would like to thank the following businesses for the contributions that have made it possible to run RAG London 2018.

The Hosts of RAG London 2018


The Sponsors




Neural Technologies, SIGOS, Subex, Symbox, TEOCO, WeDo Technologies




365id, Cartesian, FraudBuster, iconectiv, Mobius, Oculeus, Openet, Roscom, Symmetry Solutions

If you would like to be the host of a future RAG event or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities then please get in touch. We will be glad to hear from you!