The Open Telco: How do we harness the innovation required to revamp the network?

By Chris Lewis, Guy Daniels

Dec 3, 2020

Published on:
Thursday, 3rd December, 2020
Featuring:
Tony Sceales, Head of 5G Programme Development, DCMS
Darrell Jordan-Smith, Senior Vice President, Industries and Global Accounts, Red Hat
Joe Wojtal, Chief Technology Officer, World Wide Technology
Michael Ouellette, Senior Director, Engineering Operations, NetNumber
Nathan Rader, VP Cloudified Production, Deutsche Telekom
Chris Lewis, Managing Director, Lewis Insight
Graham Wilde, CEO and co-Founder, BWCS
Moderated by Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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Great Telco Debate: Panel and Motion

The Motion: A more open telco is at odds with the simplification of the supplier roster

The motion was DEFEATED at the event  - watch the live Q&A session discussing the motion (now available on-demand)

Geo-political issues aside, the supplier ecosystem into the telecoms industry faces some major demands. Openness has many flavours depending on your start position.  Will open result in a wider supplier pool or will the desire to reduce the number of suppliers handled by the telcos be a stronger factor? Are we finally approaching a balance of supply and demand in the telecoms marketplace? Is the availability of open APIs and open interfaces finally going to kick-start a more competitive supplier environment?

Speakers

Expert Witnesses:

Tony Sceales

Head of 5G Programme Development, DCMS

Darrell Jordan-Smith

Senior Vice President, Industries and Global Accounts, Red Hat

Joe Wojtal

Chief Technology Officer, World Wide Technology

Mike Ouellette

Senior Director, Engineering Operations, NetNumber

Nathan Rader

VP Cloudified Production, Deutsche Telekom

Arguing For the Motion:

Chris Lewis

Managing Director, Lewis Insight

Arguing Against the Motion:

Graham Wilde

CEO and Co-Founder, BWCS

Moderator:

Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV

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