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Telco Innovation Digital Week

Join us June 25 to 29 for five days of free webinars exploring the technologies enabling next-generation networks

Is a full-fibre world an achievable reality? What is the business case for NFV and SDN? How can edge computing benefit telco infrastructure and enable new applications? What does AI mean for Telcos? What is the best technology mix for optimal reach and quality of service? If you want the answers, BBWF’s Digital Week has them. What are you waiting for?

Discover the technologies enabling tomorrow's networks

Telco Network Virtualization – What’s the Hold Up? June 25, 3PM GMT

Network virtualisation, incorporating SDN & NFV is widely considered an essential part of network evolution, with ¼ of operators committing to a virtualisation strategy over the last 5 years. Despite this, we have yet to see any successful end to end deployment cases.

  • What have we learned from the cases that have been deployed?
  • What are the grey areas in both technology and business case?
  • The need for more defined standards to enable testing and interoperability
  • Challenges with virtualising mobile and fixed access assets

Do you want the answers? Do you have the answers? Join the debate.

Speakers include: 

  • Chair: George Debbo, founder GD Telecom
  • Antonio Jose Elizondo, Head of Network Virtualisation Strategy & Technology, Telefonica
  • Marco Ughetti, NFV Orchestration and Management Chief Architect, Telecom Italia
  • Mehmet Özdem, Network Architecture & Design Group Manager, Turk Telekom

Do you have the answers? Do you need the answers? Join the debate.

Defining Next Generation Networks – 26 June, 3PM GMT

This panel will look at evolving network infrastructure, and identify what are the key building blocks for a ‘next generation network’ ready to deliver on the needs of the gigabit society. Topics under discussion include:

  • What defines a next generation network?
  • Can legacy infrastructure deliver the gigabit society?
  • Identifying the transition point from copper to fibre
  • FMC: 5G & fixed line – a connectivity dream team?
  • Gigabit drivers – what is fuelling demand for faster speeds?
  • What does the network of the future look like – what industries will these serve?

Speakers include: 

  • Chair: Oliver Johnson, CEO, Point Topic
  • Jeremy Chelot, CEO, Community Fibre
  • Trevor Linney, Head of Access Technology Research, BT 

Do you have the answers? Do you need the answers? Join the debate.

Should Telco Own the Edge? 27 June, 3PM GMT

Should Telco Own the Edge?

  • Who has ownership of the edge? Data Centre, Enterprise, Application providers? Telco?
  • What are the opportunities for telcos in edge computing
  • If telcos don’t seize the opportunity and potential processing power will the edge opportunity slip through their fingers ?

Do you want the answers? Do you have the answers? 

Join the debate with our expert speakers

  • Chair: Donglin Shen, Principal Analyst at EJL Wireless Research
  • Dr Tomasz Gerszberg, Senior Vice President Business Operations, Deutsche Telekom, Product Innovation 
  • Geoff Hollingworth, Marketing Director, Mobile Edge X
  • Rolf Schuster, Director, Open Edge Computing Initiative

Do you have the answers? Do you need the answers? Join the debate.

Network Intelligence: How Can Data Analytics be Used to Improve Business Performance and Customer Satisfaction? 28 June, 3PM GMT

Network intelligence – How can telcos use data analytics and AI to improve network performance and increase customer satisfaction?

  • How can data analytics also be used to asses an organisations strengths and weaknesses and monitor investment?
  • AI for predictive maintenance 
  • To what extent can customer data be used and monetised?
  • Draining the data lake – ensuring data collected is used and stored correctly

If you need the answers or have the answers, join the debate. 

Speakers include

  • Chair: Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News  
  • Yusuf Butun, Global Solution Manager - Industry Business Unit Telecommunication, SAP
  • Erdem Koc MSc, Expert Radio Network Optimisation Engineer at Turkcell
  • James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Do you have the answers? Do you need the answers? Join the debate.

Security 2020 – 29 June, 3PM GMT

The more networks open up, the more complicated security becomes. This webinar explores what the future of network security will look like and the practical steps operators need to take to secure the next generation of networks. Topics covered include:

  • Ensuring your security strategy is aligned with technology and business strategy
  • Protect the network, protect the data, protect the end user
  • With so many more touch points, networks are increasingly hard to protect. How do you ensure all the holes are plugged?

Do you want the answers or have you got it covered? Either way, join the debate.

Speakers include: 

  • Carl Hunt, director Cyber (TmT), KPMG
  • Ian Piper, Information Assurance Manager, O2 Telefónica UK
  • Ahmed Banafa, Expert on IoT, Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity at San Jose State University
  • Des Ward, Information Director, The Common Framework Limited

Do you have the answers? Do you need the answers? Join the debate.

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