Brian NaughtonCTO & Director IBM Telco Network Cloud at IBM
Brian leads 5G/Telco software strategy for IBM’s Hybrid Cloud division. Building on IBM’s Cloud expertise and long heritage in automation software, the 5G/Telco team combines Telco expertise into a software product and an ecosystem that brings hyperscale levels of automation to Telco Network Clouds.
With over 25 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry, Brian started his career at Nortel Networks, later leading Group OSS Architecture at Cable & Wireless before joining IBM’s Telco big deal team. Leaving IBM in 2017 to become CTO of Accanto Systems, who were acquired by IBM in 2020.
Brian has been involved in the creation of industry initiatives such as ETSI’s Mobile Edge Compute working group and contributed to TM Forum and the OSS through Java Initiatives.