About Cloud Networking Blitz Week

As cellular networks, and the use cases they serve, grow in variety and complexity, the cloud is becoming a must-have for CSPs and operators. More data, virtualization and greater need for flexibility will drive the adoption of the telco cloud. Can you afford to miss out?

 

AGENDA
MONDAY, JANUARY 31

11:00AM-12:00PM ET:

TELCO CLOUD STATE OF THE INDUSTRY - 2022 AND BEYOND

After years of experimentation in building out their own private cloud, communications service providers are finally looking to public cloud to offload many of their services and applications. However, some telcos are adamant that they won’t offload everything, citing regulatory, data sovereignty, vendor lock in, and other reasons. Will that ever change as partnerships grow, and we see more innovation in areas like security? What is the role of major telecom network OEMs in all of this and how can they help operators with their cloud transformation strategies?  This session will look at the outlook for the evolution of the telco cloud in 2022 and beyond.

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research's Founder & Principal Analyst
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Run Almog, DriveNet's Head of Product Strategy
11:30AM-12:00PM: Fireside Chat with with Nicolas Homo, Orange's Director of Transformation & Strategy, Private Cloud Division

AGENDA
MONDAY, JANUARY 31

2:00PM-3:30PM ET:

ACCELERATING YOUR CLOUD NATIVE STRATEGY

Operators have historically been keener to go cloud native in some areas of their business than in others, like the RAN.  Yet, even cloud native Open RAN is starting to gain industry momentum. How can leading operators best leverage cloud native practices for the various components of their business? How can they accelerate their adaptation of cloud native approaches to compete with greenfield networks that are all in on this approach? And do operators currently have the correct skillsets on their teams to accomplish this?

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Hans Raj Nahata, Verizon Communications' Network Technology Strategy & Planning Director
2:15PM-2:30PM: Partner Keynote with Gabriele Di Piazza, Google Cloud's Sr. Director, Product Management, Telecom
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion
3:15PM-3:30PM: Partner Keynote with Sanjay Bhatia, Ribbon's VP, Solutions Marketing & Strategy

AGENDA
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:

HYBRID AND MULTI CLOUD STRATEGIES FOR TELCO - A DEEP DIVE

Which applications and services does it make sense for operators to still host on prem? Beyond compute, what considerations should Operators make for software when looking at cloud partnerships? What considerations are there for 5G vs. 4G and other previous generations? Are there any consequences to using several different clouds for various applications?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Walter Kozlowski, Telstra's Principal, Cloud Infrastructure Architecture
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Azhar Sayeed, Red Hat's Chief Architect for Service Providers
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

11:00AM-11:45AM ET:
THE RISE OF KUBERNETES AT THE EDGE

Kubernetes has been dubbed by many as the new operating system for the cloud. As CSPs move to open source systems like Kubernetes, the focus moves from virtualization to containerization. How can VNFs, that telcos have invested so heavily in, be compatible with CNFs…and what is the role in Kubernetes for accomplishing this? With hundreds if not thousands of edge sites that need to be managed, are there any challenges using Kubernetes with regards to scalability? What works needs to be done to ensure optimal performance? What are some early learnings from telcos that are using Kubernetes at the edge? What other projects are being layered on top of Kubernetes through CNCF that operators need to be aware of and involved with?

11:00AM-11:45AM: Panel Discussion