Looking ahead – Future Trends

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Nov 11, 2021

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11th November, 2021 @ 12:30 (ET) / 17:30 (UK) / 18:30 (CET)

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We are now living in a world transitioning to 5G. At the same time, carriers and developers alike are experiencing friction common to such profound technological shifts. TelecomTV’s Director of Content, Guy Daniels, will speak with 6G and network technology visionary Kaniz Mahdi, VMware’s Vice President, Distributed Edge. They will touch on the barriers slowing CSP’s 5G rollout, possible solutions, the impact 6G innovation will have on their infrastructure and which initiative Kaniz thinks is doing nextG right.


Kaniz Mahdi

VP Distributed Edge, Office of CTO, VMware


Kaniz is leading a multi-faceted global team of research scientists, architects and developers specializing in advanced technologies that sit at the intersection of Wireless, Cloud and AI in the VMWare Office of the CTO. Key focus includes user-centric research and co-innovation with industry and academia to unravel the complexities of Distributed Edge Cloud systems. The outputs of these research and co-innovation efforts will drive recommendations for VMware’s strategic evolution in this space.

Prior to VMware, Kaniz held various technology leadership positions at Ericsson, Huawei, Ciena and Nortel.

With 45+ patent grants, Kaniz has a stellar record of continuously pushing the envelope on new technologies. She is an inventor of essential technologies underpinning current Voice over LTE systems and has been instrumental in defining the 5G era landscape with disruptive technologies (e.g. SDN/NFV & O-RAN).

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