AGENDA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

11:00AM-11:45AM ET:

AI ENABLED TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS & SERVICES 

11:00AM-11:15AM: Fireside Chat with Verizon's Meghna Sinha
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote Interview with Fujitsu's Joe Krystofik
11:30AM-11:45AM: Closing Keynote with A1 Telekom Austria Group's Thomas Hodi

The next wave of network automation technology is upon us. AI has slowly become a necessary piece of the networking puzzle, allowing for greater flexibility, scalability and, naturally, automation within the network. Now reaching its maturity, AI is unlocking a suite of technology that will drive network efficiency up and costs down. Zero Touch Networking, Intent Based Networking, and Programmatic Networking are but a few examples of the tools now available to carriers in their pursuit to automate their networks. What are some of the key AI-enabled capabilities that will drive the evolution of cellular infrastructure? How can AI pave the way to a cheaper, more efficient way of building and running cellular networks?

AGENDA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:

THE ROLE OF AIOPS AND MLOPS IN TRANSFORMING & AUTOMATING THE NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Three UK's Abhilekh Bhardwaj
2:15PM-2:30PM: Partner Keynote with ServiceNow's Justin Paul​​​​​​​
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

As the digital revolution becomes less of a revolution, and more of a shared reality across sectors, greater efficiencies and a simpler, streamlined, customer experience is becoming synonymous with success. Network Operation Centres represent the brain of the network, where engineers can monitor and adjust networks in real time. AIOps, using MLOps and other tools, can help automate the process by which these decisions are made by incorporating real-time data and quick decision making. What are some of the key challenges being faced today by NOCs, and how can AI and ML address these? What are some of the bottom-line impacts achievable by successful AIOps deployments? What role will MLOps play in future networks? 

AGENDA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

11:00AM-11:30PM ET:

THE CLOUD-NATIVE TELCO – BUSINESS MODEL & OPERATIONAL SHIFTS

11:00AM-11:30AM: Fireside Chat with VMWare's Lakshmi Mandyam

The increasing complexity and customer demands and expectations has driven the cloud revolution to accelerate across the telecommunications industry. Becoming cloud native, however, is far from simple. Building automated, software-based technology into existing processes and architecture involves testing, investment and often staff changes or re-training. As we move further down the digitalization road, what are some of the key lessons learnt and key benefits found in a digital-first telco? What impact has been noted on CX and internal processes? 

AGENDA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:

PAVING THE ROAD TO 6G – THE ROLE OF AUTOMATION & AI

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with Ericsson & University of Ottawa's Dr. Melike Erol-Kantarci
2:15PM-2:30PM: Keynote with Independent Analyst Charlotte Patrick​​​​​​​
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

As with every increasing generation of cellular technology, 6G is poised to bring further complexity, and therefore, higher CAPEX, OPEX and management requirements. However, carriers can leverage the experience acquired and AI technology developed in the build-out of 4G and 5G networks. ML is already widely used in current networks to understand pressure points, prevent faults, and maximize efficiency. As standards bodies, driven by the international telco industry, begins to look at the specifics of 6G, AI and automation must sit at the heart of the standard to deliver greater efficiencies and intelligence. What are some key technologies that will allow carriers to deploy and maintain 6G networks cost-effectively? What are some of the existing limitations of AI & ML technology that needs addressing ahead of this next generation?