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Virtual Digital Leadership Summit: How will AI and analytics drive 5G revenue?

  • March 16, 2021
  • Virtual event

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Aaron Boasman-Patel

VP, AI and Customer Experience, TM Forum

Experienced Vice President, now specialising in Customer Experience and AI with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Product and Marketing Management, Negotiation, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Event Management, and Market Research. University of Oxford graduate.

Ajay Jain

Sr Vice President, Airtel

Ajay is an entrepreneurial and self-driven leader, with over 30 years of industry leading expertise in building high performance organizations. He bring in engineering expertise, pragmatic approach and perseverance to independently Build, Operate, Optimize and Program Manage Large scale Operations. His passion is Services, Optimization & Operational Excellence. In the past he has worked with C-DOT, Motorola, Qualcomm and Vodafone.

In Airtel he is driving Digital Transformation with a clear focus to improve Customer experience. He is passionately working towards to make Airtel as a most coveted brand.

Mark Hiseman

Director, Product Management for AI and Automation

Mark Hiseman joined EXFO in February 2020 and currently holds the position of Director of Product Management for AI and Automation (SASS). Mark’s primary area of focus is bringing new AI-driven solutions to market to address the changing needs of service providers. He is responsible for NOVA SensAI and driving the new Adaptive Service Assurance approach. In addition to these areas, Mark is responsible for the Active Test portfolio and EXFO’s topology-based NOVA Context solution. Mark has extensive knowledge of both IT and telecom environments covering network operations, customer operations and marketing. Mark holds a university degree in business studies and has over 20 years of experience working in the telecom industry.

Charlotte Patrick

Independent Analyst, Consult Ltd

Charlotte is an independent industry analyst covering the use of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation (A3) by telecommunications companies. Her areas of interest are the uptake and efficacy of these technologies and the resulting financial benefit. She brings 13 years of experience as an analyst at Gartner and 10 years of practical experience in AT&T, COLT and Telefonica O2 – with a mix of strategic, marketing and financial skill sets.

Successful 5G deployments require operations to think and work differently. In three years, mobile customers will undergo a radical change. There will be more machines than humans, 750% more traffic, and a diversity of new services, each with distinct performance requirements. Failing to meet them will impact 5G revenue and ROI.

Assuring success requires dynamic visibility. Tier-1 operators’ probing visions now call for insight into any individual, device, slice or service within 100ms—thousands of times faster and more granular than what’s possible today. AI-driven analytics is required to get the right data to orchestrators and automation platforms tasked with maintaining service level objectives.

This event will tap into industry and operator experts to learn about the strategies being deployed to realize this vision. It will cover the challenges they encountered, how they overcame them, and the journey ahead.

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