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7-8 November, 2018
The Montcalm Marble Arch,

The industry’s premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations


Register today and save $450 with our extended super early bird rates until Sept. 14th! FREE to attend for all service providers, cable operators and more.

Enabling Automated & Efficient Network Operations

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.

Who you will meet:

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.

Event Hosts:

James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading

Ray Le Maistre, Editor in Chief, Light Reading

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

The hottest topics in the industry are explored in our two day conference.

What lessons can be learned about operationalizing NFV from the early adopters

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

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


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