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Heidi Adams
Executive Director - Network Infrastructure Research at IHS Markit

Profile

Heidi Adams is responsible for the Network Infrastructure research practice within the technology group at IHS Markit.  In addition to her role as lead analyst for IP and optical transport networks, she oversees a team of analysts focused on fixed access, mobile infrastructure, 5G/mobile transport, network virtualization, carrier SDN, automation, and IoT connectivity. Ms. Adams manages the core strategy, personnel, research, analysis, and commercial planning for the research practice. An experienced leader in the telecommunications industry, Ms. Adams joined IHS Markit in 2016, bringing over 20 years of product management and go-to-market strategy expertise to the team. She has spoken at numerous industry events and has been cited in publications including Light Reading, FierceTelecom, SDxCentral, and Lightwave Online. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Adams held senior management roles in product marketing and PLM at Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) and tenure at Nortel Networks, Bell Northern Research and IBM. Ms. Adams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Ontario, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Welcome Lunch featuring Lunchtime Briefing

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  • Track A Chair’s Opening Remarks

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  • The Open Source Approach I Looking at disaggregation as a pathway for multi-vendor cooperation, interoperability and driving enhanced network interfaces

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  • Orchestrating Via Transport SDN I What are the carrier operational priorities to support SDN solutions?

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  • Machine Based Learning I An carrier’s experience of using AI and associated tools to drive enhanced network automation

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  • Track A Chair's Closing Remarks

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