In this in-person Digital Leadership Summit, you will hear and discuss the latest status and trends around Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC), before diving into the larger question of how Communication Service Providers (CSPs) can go after new service offerings to augment their revenue from the core connectivity business. Through interactive sessions and facilitated roundtables, you will also have the opportunity to discuss the role of real-time at scale data platforms to assist CSPs in that journey. 

Agenda:

12:00pm - 1:00pm | Registration and networking lunch


1:00pm - 1:15pm | The edge opportunity: setting up for success beyond connectivity

rounded_bullet_red.png  Welcome and introduction
rounded_bullet_red.png  Realizing the revenue opportunities for CSPs investing in edge
rounded_bullet_red.png  Utilizing automation to accelerate the delivery of edge applications
rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding the role of real-time data in unlocking new opportunities for CSPs

Aaron Boasman-Patel, VP, AI, Data & Operations, TM Forum


1:15pm - 1:30pm | Driving digital transformation through utilization of real-time data

rounded_bullet_red.png  The role of real-time data in digital transformation of enterprises - "The Power of Now"
rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding how CSPs have utilized data to create more accurate insights
rounded_bullet_red.png  Key observations from other verticals: how are real-time data fuelling innovations in other industries, and with what successes?

Danny Bedgood, VP Industry Solutions, Aerospike


1:30pm - 1:50pm | The power of real-time data at Edge for transformation: A Case Study

rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding the current data landscape and challenges for customers
rounded_bullet_red.png  The value of real-time data at scale: what solutions and opportunities are presented?
rounded_bullet_red.png  Developing scalable applications: what tools are needed?
rounded_bullet_red.png  Achieving ultra-low latency and high throughput applications

Sajid Sayyad, Director Systems Engineering, Charles Schwab



1:50pm - 2:40pm | Navigating the cloud and edge ecosystem: CSPs opportunity to seize the momentum and monetize
rounded_bullet_red.png  The shift from on-prem to cloud to edge
rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding the challenges of deploying new technologies and evolving legacy systems
rounded_bullet_red.png  The role of AI and automation for cloud and edge
rounded_bullet_red.png  The importance of open source for edge computing solutions
rounded_bullet_red.png  Optimizing current technologies to get ready for edge deployment
rounded_bullet_red.png  Evaluating the current MEC landscape - what are the business opportunities?
rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding the value and importance of standardization

Moderated by: Aaron Boasman-Patel, VP, AI, Data & Operations, TM Forum
Muthu Retnasamy, Senior Manager of Enterprise Architecture, Verizon
John Shelnutt, VP Global Sales, Blue Danube Systems
Shahed Mazumder, Global Director, Telco Solutions, Aerospike

2:40pm - 3:00pm | Refreshment break

3:00pm - 3:25pm | Key requirements for a real-time data platform from Edge to Core
rounded_bullet_red.png  Realizing key Edge deployment requirements - the Aerospike experience
rounded_bullet_red.png  From Edge to Core: where has this been implemented?
rounded_bullet_red.png  Utilizing Cross Data Center Replication (XDR) from Edge to Core deployments
rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding the tools to succeed in the realtime economy

Srini V. Srinivasan, CTO & Co-Founder, Aerospike

3:25pm - 4:30pm | Interactive Roundtables
During this session, attendees will be divided into groups to debate some of the most pressing issues facing CSPs today. This is an opportunity for peer-to-peer discussion in a relaxed environment with key takeaways and actionable insights.

rounded_bullet_red.png  Beyond Connectivity - How to offer and monetize value added services/applications (e.g. by leveraging data)? How can CSPs maintain relevance in an evolving ecosystem?
rounded_bullet_red.png  5G, IoT, MEC, AI/ML - What is in it for CSPs? How do these change the model of delivering services?
rounded_bullet_red.png  Creating and enhancing key partnerships to unlock new revenue streams: What are the best practices for a mutually beneficial and successful partnership?


4:30pm - 4:50pm | The power of real-time data at Edge for transformation: A case study
rounded_bullet_red.png  Understanding the current data landscape and challenges for customers
rounded_bullet_red.png  The value of real-time data at scales: what solutions and opportunities are presented?
rounded_bullet_red.png  What tools have been utilized in this digital transformation journey?

Gaurav Bairaria, Senior Director - Engineering, Neustar


4:50pm - 5:00pm | Closing remarks

Aaron Boasman-Patel, VP, AI, Data & Operations, TM Forum
Jim Lodestro, CRO, Aerospike

5:00pm - 6:00pm | Networking drinks reception
Please join us for a networking drinks reception and a tour of the Dallas Cowboys Training Grounds


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