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Thought Leadership Council Reports

Our Partners and companies with upgraded listings have the option of purchasing a report generated by the Thought Leadership Council (TLC), a unique research initiative. TLC is a select group of 140+ communications service providers (CSPs) with network-level expertise.

Council members take part in surveys and interviews about key communications trends and technologies. TLC circumvents traditional industry hype to ascertain how service providers are really responding to important industry happenings. What makes this initiative so unique is that participants discuss issues in a completely anonymous forum, enabling them to share insights and express business realities that otherwise could not be shared.

Following are examples of key TLC reports that address trends in automation:

This vendor-sponsored report indicates that service assurance is a key factor to CSP automation plans.

This TLC report indicates that CSPs already have started automating networks, despite that they don't have master plans in place to do so.

Automation Exchange Editorial Calendar

Check back for new products, provoking thought leadership and other exciting news from the Companies and Industry Organizations that partner with Automation Exchange! Contact us today to learn how your company can create research, white papers, webinars, videos and more that reflects Automation Exchange's Editorial Calendar:

Q4 2018 – Network Automation
Q1 2019 – Virtualization & Automation: The Impact of NFV, SDN and Cloud Native
Q2 2019 – Automation & Security
Q3 2019 – Performance/Service Assurance & Automation
Q4 2019 – Automation in the Era of AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies
Q1 2020 – Monetizing Automation

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Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear
The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.
Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS
Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.
Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.


From Cloud to RAN to Core: Opening, Orchestrating & Automating a Next-Gen 5G Network
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

The world is moving full steam ahead toward 5G in pursuit of new experiences, services and business models. For operators to capitalize on 5G they will need to be able to deploy a network capable of adapting to the diverse needs of a new breed of services.

To gain this agility, operators are making the move to open architectures that foster innovation, accelerate service delivery and significantly reduce costs. As 5G services begin to be deployed, the need for advanced automation capabilities across these new, virtualized networks will be critical.

To address this need, some of the world’s most innovative operators have implemented advanced solutions that provide end-to-end automation of an Open RAN 5G solution, while offering zero-touch provisioning and orchestration across tens of thousands of cell sites.

The result is a truly open solution that produces savings across several areas and significantly accelerates the time-to-market of new service offerings. By embracing the latest, cloud-native, open solutions these innovative operators are providing a shining example of the potential of the next generation mobile network.

In this session you will learn:

  • How open and automated networks are spurring service delivery innovation for 5G
  • Lessons learned from operator adoption of Open RAN for 5G
  • How automation and orchestration are playing a role in new 5G deployments
  • How vendors are enabling a Telco Cloud architecture for new 5G networks

This is how AI is going to change our world
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. New York, 11:00 a.m. Los Angeles

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a leading role in evolution of technology and forcing dramatic changes across industries. Given the rapid increase in connectivity, computing power and the explosion of data, AI is expected to join the rank of the steam engine, the electricity generator and the printing press to become another general-purpose technology that will significantly impact daily human life. AI computing will take up 80% of total workload in computing centers by 2025, compared to the current level of less than 10%. AI is one of the core technologies in the 21st century and will have a profound impact on the future of humankind.

Please join us for lively and informed webinar about how AI is going to change our world.

DIGITAL SEMINAR | AI-Powered Supply Chain: Data Outside the Four Walls
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London

In today’s complex world, pressures around global supply chains are unprecedented. Labor availability, materials shortages, limited logistics services, and variable demand are forcing supply chain leaders to continually revise their plans. The strength of a supply chain is only as good as its weakest link.

Join this interactive virtual session to learn how industry leaders including Bose are harnessing the power of AI, machine learning, advanced statistics, and new data sources outside the four walls of the enterprise to optimize supply chain demand forecasting to drive business growth. The 90-minute interactive session will include prescriptive insights into:

  • Fine-tuning demand planning with non-traditional data sources
  • Innovating with AI and machine learning across the entire supply chain
  • Integrating institutional business knowledge into advanced analytic solutions
  • Adapting to new ways of working to achieve next-generation forecasting
  • Using demand planning advancements for a digital jumpstart to touchless planning

Amid disruption ushered in by COVID-19, please join us to learn best practices around leveraging non-traditional data to optimize your supply chain in the new normal.

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