In the midst of massive change on many fronts, the telecom industry is moving faster than ever to reshape not only its networks and operations but also its business models and, in the case of consolidation, the basic industry structure. Light Reading’s 2020 Vision Executive Summit will provide an in-depth look at the impact of all this change, a road map for its future and an honest assessment of progress made to date. This exclusive event is dedicated to not only defining the future of next-gen communications but also working out how to make it profitable. This year, we’re holding the event in Prague, a wonderful backdrop, fit to host an extraordinarily important dialogue among the true visionaries of our industry.
Among The Topics To Be Covered:
Virtualization: Are we there yet? As real-world deployments play out, are NFV and SDN able to accomplish the joint goals of delivering innovative new services faster and reducing overall costs? How is the concurrent evolution of network management and orchestration helping or heeding progress in this critical area?
Containers, composability and the cloud: Being “cloud native” has taken on new meaning for telecom network operators as part of their virtualization push. For some, this has become the imperative, so we’ll look at how it’s progressing.
The progress on 5G: Seeing through the hype. We take a real-world view of how this is advancing, what challenges lie ahead and where the industry agrees – or doesn’t – on how to proceed from here.
Network security: This is the great threat and the great opportunity. The network is under attack but it is also armed to be the best resource to shut down attacks and managed security services are among top product offerings. We zoom in on how efforts to proactively identify attackers and prevent impact of their attacks, and how virtualization, big data and analytics, and machine learning, are converging to improve security efforts.
The real impact of IoT: The Internet of Things isn’t a single market or a single technology but a host of opportunities for cities, manufacturers, healthcare, smart homes and much more. Where and how operators prepare, deliver and monetize the services that deliver and support IoT, and handle the critical analysis of data generated by billions of devices, all while securing that data and the networks that deliver it, are major issues of discussion going forward.
These topics are critical to our industry’s transition and that’s why it’s important for the movers and shakers in the communications industry to meet up and brainstorm, which is where Light Reading’s 2020 Vision Executive Summit comes into play. On December 5-7, 2017, we will be holding our fourth-annual, invitation-only executive event dedicated to defining the future of next-gen communications and working out to make money from it.