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Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

Keynote: How Google is helping operators transform into digital services companies especially in the era of Covid

George Nazi, Global VP, Telco, Media & Entertainment Industry Solutions Lead, Google Cloud

Has the coronavirus crisis changed our ideas about what is needed or reinforced our thinking? What empirical evidence do we have that we are on the right lines

Laying the foundations for 5G network slicing management & monetization

Ofer Farkash, Products & Solutions Marketing Director, Service & Network Automation Solutions,  Amdocs

Multi-domain end-to-end network slicing orchestration is set to be a key area for CSP’s 5G-related investments, enabling them to automate the end-to-end lifecycle management of services across multiple domain-level network orchestrators. Yet more crucially, it will also be fundamental to their ability to unleash an unprecedented array of monetization, use cases, services, and business models opportunities. Join this session to learn more.

PANEL: What are A3 – analytics, automation and AI – worth to operators, in the mobility space and beyond?

Guest moderator: Amy Cameron, Principal Analyst, STL Partners
Assaf Aloni, Chief Marketing Officer, Continual
Dr. Mariam Kaynia, VP & Director Architecture, Strategy & Analytics, Telefonica Deutschland
Robert Kennedy, Converged Performance & Analytics Manager, Vodafone Ireland

With connected cars growing in importance, mapping the value of A3 is a good way to understand of understanding what direction it is heading in… 

Digital transformation: yes, but why and what for

Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum

Expanding analytics capability

Michael Cik, Founder & CSO, Invenium (a subsidiary of A1)

How A1 as an operator is using their data and analytics capabilities to help other businesses. With A1 mobility insights, Invenium seeks to answer a wide variety of questions from customers in business, tourism, and transport, amongst others. Michael will explore human mobility and gain valuable insights into the behaviour of customers. 

Comfort break

As AI moves into operations, are telcos’ operations ready for AI?

Kirsi Valtari, EVP, Elisa Automate

How will AI in operations ultimately benefit customers?

Is Open RAN too expensive, too risky and too long a transition for all but Tier 1 operators?

Rabih Dabboussi, SVP, Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Rakuten
Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason

Or do we just need patience to give the movement time to mature?

Who’s putting the AI in IoT?

Erik Brenneis, IoT Director, Vodafone Business

Why is this so important for customers as IoT evolves?

CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL: When hyperscalers meet telcos

Rick Lievano, CTO, Worldwide Telco Industry Team, Microsoft
Moshe Shimon, VP, Head of Product Management, Open Networks, Amdocs
Gint Atkinson, VP Network Strategy and Digital Architecture, SES
Justin van der Lande, Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason

A partnership made in heaven or a finite life on the edge for telcos? Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors, and the move to 5G commercialisation and private networks could increase their collaboration.   

Wrap up of Day 2

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

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