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Network Virtualization & SDN Americas
September 15-16, 2020
The Westin WestminsterDenver

Bill Lambertson
Global Director, Cloud Strategy & Industry Solutions at IBM


Bill is an IBM Industry Academy Member, Certified Executive Consultant and currently the Global Director, Cloud Industry Solutions for IBM’s Telecommunications Industry. In this role, Bill provides Cloud industry expertise and leadership to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) around the world. Helping CSPs transform their business through agile multi-cloud and multi-tier platforms - designed for data and AI, with open standards and secure technologies; spanning across three business domains; (1) Multi-Cloud for IT, (2) Cloud for B2B Enterprise, and (3) Cloud-based Networking for NFV/SDN/Edge.

Bill also serves as a steering committee member for the Open API and Open Digital Programs at TM Forum, the leading industry association focused on driving the next wave of digital business growth.

In a prior role, Bill was the IBM Systems and Technology Group, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), for the Telecommunications and Media & Entertainment Industries. Bill was responsible for establishing the infrastructure strategy and defining optimal ways for clients to integrate the IBM technologies that powered applications running social business, cloud, big data analytics, and mobile workloads. Choosing the right IT infrastructure matters because business outcomes matter!

Prior to joining IBM in 2001, Bill spent 15+ years working in the Telecommunications Industry with companies such as Global Crossing and Frontier Communications.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel: NFV & SDN Clearing the Cloud-Native Hurdle