7-8 November, 2018
The Montcalm Marble Arch,
Enabling Automated & Efficient Network Operations to Support NFV & SDN
(Formerly OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV)
About the event
Now in its fifth year, Light Reading’s flagship OSS event has been rebranded to reflect the increasingly software-defined nature of all new telecom technology, from networking to operations. The event will continue to build on its success as the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations. In addition, the event has been expanded to a second day which will address the topic of automation, focusing on the core components of the autonomous network, namely analytics, artificial intelligence, intent-based orchestration and robotic process automation.
SOFTWARE DEFINED OPERATIONS & THE AUTONOMOUS NETWORK will bring together the foremost developers of the technologies that go to make up OSS and Automation (including orchestration, service lifecycle management, service assurance, analytics, AI, machine learning, telemetry, and robotic process automation) with the communications service providers, systems integrators and OTTs that are blazing the trail by deploying them as part of production networks.
The event will be chaired by Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, and Heavy Reading analysts James Crawshaw and Steve Bell. Key questions that will be addressed include:
- What lessons can be learned about operationalizing NFV from the early adopters?
- What are the best practices for OSS transformation from big bang projects to tactical upgrades?
- What progress are operators making in moving beyond virtualization to cloud-native network functions and a modular, cloud-native OSS?
- How must Service Assurance evolve to support new technologies and services such as NFV/SDN, 5G and IoT?
- Which open source projects are making the biggest contributions to software defined operations?
- Where are the biggest opportunities to deploy Robotic Process Automation in telecom operations to reduce costs, improve data quality, boost customer service and drive significant improvements in operational efficiency?
- How can CSPs exploit AI to reveal new insights enabling operators to run their networks more efficiently and reliably (e.g. route optimization, capacity planning, traffic prediction and dynamic optimization)?
- Which processes and workflows present the most immediate automation opportunities for CSPs today – and which should be avoided?
- What are the best strategies for critical culture change and skills updates, required to create the workforce of tomorrow?
- Why the advent of private LTE networks will drive accelerated automation
WOMEN IN COMMS @ OSS
Light Reading's Women in Comms Luncheon - November 8, 2018
Hosted by Light Reading's WiC and select WiC members, this is the last quarterly Women in Comms workshop of 2018. The status, objectives and opportunities for women in communications will be discussed.