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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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Mentor Spotlight: Glo Gordon Shines a Light on Boardroom Diversity
Matrixx Software board member Glo Gordon addresses initiatives and legislation that will support more diversity in corporate boardrooms.
Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019
The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.
Big Data Is Slowly Paying Off for Axiata
The Malaysian operator uses analytics to axe capital expenditure and is eyeing further benefits from the combination of network and external data.


Tuning the Customer Experiences in 5G
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London

It’s said that 5G will transform the role telecom technology plays in society and will fuel new uses cases and economic growth. But operators still need to focus on monetizing their network and that means assuring the experiences their investments are behind. Customer experience management control systems are how operators will tune the experiences they want to deliver and are critical to their ability to compete on factors other than product and price.

Learn where to invest in testing, assurance and optimization to have the largest impact on the quality of experience that 5G’s enhanced services can deliver by joining Heavy Reading Analyst Kevin Burden, VIAVI Solutions’ wireless strategy director, Paul Gowans and Accenture’s managing director of its 5G network practice, Tejas Rao on May 30th at 11am ET.

The session will cover:

  • The 5G deployment strategies of CSPs and their monetization expectations
  • 5G experiences operators will invest in out of the gate
  • How automating service assurance with real-time analytics can ensure SLA compliance
  • Tools, techniques and strategies for ensuring the customer experience performs as expected in each individual use case

5G: Why Cloud-Natives Will Thrive and Cloud-Tourists Will Struggle
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:00 am EST / 4:00 pm UK

With 5G, service providers can reach customers in new ways, quickly and efficiently experimenting with new business models. Cloud-native solutions are essential to deliver the scalability, dynamic configurability and unprecedented resilience that 5G demands. With the right design principles, cloud-native solutions are essential for 5G success. Legacy architectures deployed in the cloud may fail to achieve the performance required.

Join this webinar and you will learn:

  • What cloud-native really means
  • What design patterns are emerging with cloud-native applications for 5G services
  • How are stateless vs. stateful microservices handled differently in a cloud-native architecture
  • How will service providers ultimately benefit from embracing cloud-native web-scale technologies

Survival of the Fastest: How Should Telcos Use Network Analytics to Improve Agility and Experience
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London

The hyperconnected digital world is expected to generate about $2 trillion of revenues for telcos by 2022. Telcos, however, cannot address this opportunity due to complexity within their networks and service offerings, which will increase exponentially in the 5G era. They must adapt and respond to customer needs in digital time or lose out on these opportunities.

Interest in network analytics solutions is ramping up as telcos see the value these tools can bring to increase agility, reduce costs and improve customer experience. Analytics can provide a deeper understanding of the services and network performance, allowing telcos to make smarter and faster decisions. However, there are barriers that telcos must overcome if they are going to get a return on their investment. Network analytics vendors, on the other hand, must have a clear understanding of telcos' requirements and align their solutions accordingly.

Join Ovum and Nokia to learn more about:

  • Telco market trends and challenges driving the need for network analytics
  • Use cases to be addressed using network analytics; Looking at customer deployments and outcomes achieved
  • Challenges that telcos face when deploying network analytics solutions
  • Criteria for evaluating network analytics solutions to address these challenges
  • Learn how different network analytics solutions were assessed in Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting Network Analytics Solutions for Telcos

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