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WiCipedia: Herstory, Apple Diversity Stagnates & Queen Bees
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11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Apple's diversity efforts fall flat; Uber under fire again for not protecting passengers; women in tech in China break glass ceiling; and more.
Sprint's McClendon Building for the Future, Learning From the Past
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Sprint's Ginger McClendon talks about how the future of network design will evolve with the advent of 5G.
Sprint's McClendon Trust Your Inner Voice
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11/14/2017  |  1 comment
NEW YORK -- Sprint's McClendon explains why listening to your inner voice makes all the difference in navigating the tech and comms industries.
UNH-IOL Director on Plugfests & Career Pivots
Mentor Monday  | 
11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
UNH-IOL Director Erica Johnson explains how she balances the technology and business goals of the UNH-IOL, makes STEM opportunities at the lab a priority for high-school students and why women should be comfortable pivoting in their careers.
Broadband Fee Fight Gets Messy at the FCC
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11/10/2017  |  4 comments
With fiber deployments ratcheting up and 5G on the horizon, what's the right model for charging fees to install telecom equipment in public rights-of-way? The FCC wants to figure it out fast.
WiCipedia: Girls Code, Valley Shame & GE's Big Plan
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11/10/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech are finally reaching the small screen; kids take over teaching; techies are starting to feel self-conscious; and more.
Pics: AT&T Summit Embraces Risky Business
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T unveiled a new AI platform, microservices supplier program, all-weather drone and more at the first AT&T Summit for its business customers.
WiCipedia: Momism, Lead With Values & Demand Equality
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 'Momism' puts mothers at a disadvantage; lead with values when opening shop; telecom industry comes in last for diversity; and more.
AT&T Declares the New Microservices World Order
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T unveiled its microservices supplier program this week, which enables the carrier to create customized enterprise apps by combining microservices.
Time for Women to Demand Equality – Panel
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11/2/2017  |  1 comment
Women should no longer ask for equal treatment or fairness. It's time to insist, say Women in Comms panelists.
Pace of Change Is the Biggest Challenge – Sigma CTO Michel
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11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON -- Sigma Systems works to help CSPs become digital service providers, and that means tracking not just technology but many other trends and expectations.
AT&T's Stine: Driving the Data That Fuels Business Success
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11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Steve Stine's new job focuses on making sure business units have they data they need in the structure and place they need it.
AT&T's Chow: Work-Life Balance Is Bogus
Mentor Monday  | 
10/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Anne Chow discusses her leadership philosophy, approach to navigating business transformations and why she thinks more women should pursue the C-suite.
WiCipedia: #MeToo Hits the Valley & WiC Goes to London
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10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 02 offers senior-level returnships; meet a 'future me'; and 'Don't make money for a**holes.'
Vendors, Get Used to Life Under Open Source
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10/24/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T thinks open source software is here to stay, and that means some vendors will have to reinvent their business models.
VentureLabs' Balcom Brings Marketing Strategy to Startups
Mentor Monday  | 
10/23/2017  |  Post a comment
As Executive in Residence for VentureLabs, Virginia Balcom helps startups hone their marketing strategy a critical, but often overlooked step in product and market validation.
People in Comms, This WiC Event Is For You!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Join Women in Comms on Nov. 1 in London for a luncheon geared towards men and how they can be important allies for women in the workplace.
WiCipedia: Gender Editors, Twitter Reform & How to Be Decent
WiCipedia  | 
10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The New York Times creates a new diversity position; Instagram's COO advises 'get your foot in the door'; sexism scandals rile Hollywood and Sacramento; and more.
Pai's FCC Raises Alarms at Competitive Carriers
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10/16/2017  |  9 comments
The FCC chair could mean bad news for Net Neutrality and interconnection disputes, panelists at Incompas say.
Is US Lurching Back to Monopoly Status?
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10/16/2017  |  10 comments
Ranking Democrat on key House committee warns that new attitudes in DC go beyond concern to 'worry' status and need action now.
AT&T's Knight on Fostering Resiliency & Diversity
Mentor Monday  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Marachel Knight shares her insight on how she developed resiliency in the face of challenges, and how cohesive teams helped her overcome those obstacles.
WiC Panel: The Upside of Sexism Scandals
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10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Recent scandals at large tech companies show the industry's problems treating women fairly, but also reveal much less public tolerance of sexism.
WiCipedia: Int'l Day of the Girl & Sephora Shows the Ropes
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10/13/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the Valley; and more.
Fujitsu's Head of Optical Shares Her Transformation Story
Mentor Monday  | 
10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Christine Podraza, VP and head of Fujitsu's Optical Business Unit, shares lessons she's learned over the course of her career as she's gone from learning to earning to returning.
WiCipedia: Twitter Threats, Diversity Hires & Oracle in Hot Seat
WiCipedia  | 
10/6/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders face Twitter harassment; Amazon needs a new opener; Oracle has lawsuit battle ahead; and more.
Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
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10/5/2017  |  1 comment
DENVER, 10/5/2017 Sprint's Jill Stark explains her approach to leading a diverse team, and encourages women to take risks in furthering their careers.
CSPs See Slow Going for IoT – Report
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/3/2017  |  1 comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).
Eurobites: EU Vote Raises Telcos' Fears of 'Heavy-Touch' Regulation
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Zain trial NB-IoT in Saudi Arabia; fiber boost for Sweden; taxi for Uber's UK boss!
Eurobites: UK Regulator Accuses BT & 3 of Erecting 5G Roadblocks
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10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Microsoft combine on industrial IoT; BT lands Sky Ireland broadband deal; Proximus acquires app development company.
WiCipedia: Alternative College & Male Separatism
WiCipedia  | 
9/29/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Holberton School takes job training to a new level; Christian white men are feeling discriminated against; cable numbers hold steady; and more.
Ovum's Rehak on IoT Business Cases
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9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 9/26/2017 At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
Trump Commits $200M to Improving STEM in Schools
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  1 comment
Daughter Ivanka is leading initiative to give $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools 'with diversity in mind.'
Uber Crashes Into UK Regulators, Loses London License
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9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Ride-hailing app developer is stripped of its operating license in London.
WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
WiCipedia  | 
9/22/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
How Cisco Works With UK Startups
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9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 9/21/2017 At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
Law 'Out of Kilter' With AI, Automation Issues
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
The rise of the machines poses lots of awkward questions for lawyers in the telecom and technology sectors.
Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold Report
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
82% of TV Consumption Is Still Live TV, Says ITV's Online Head
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
The head of online at British commercial broadcaster discussed the progress the ITV Hub has made, but pointed out that the vast majority of TV consumption is still live and linear.
Ericsson's Qureshi Resurfaces at Verizon
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2017  |  2 comments
Rima Qureshi, formerly Ericsson's point person in the company's partnership with Cisco, has been named chief strategy officer at Verizon.
What Comes After SD-WANs?
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
The John Chambers Era Is Ending at Cisco
Craig's A-List  | 
9/18/2017  |  2 comments
Already replaced as CEO, John Chambers is fully detaching as he plans to step down as Cisco chairman, truly ending his time as the face and voice of the company.
Survey Says: Women in Comms Tell All
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).
Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2017  |  8 comments
City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.
WiCipedia: Google Sued Over Gender Pay Disparity
WiCipedia  | 
9/15/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
AT&T NetBond Adds Cloud-to-Cloud Connections
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9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A new service, touted as an industry first, gives enterprises connections between their multiple clouds for sharing workloads without hair-pinning data.
VeloCloud Racks Up 50 Service Provider Partners
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9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN supplier VeloCloud announced its expansion to 50 service provider partners and 1,000 enterprise customers.
Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?
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9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
They call New York Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Light Reading traveled to Chile, where the government gives interest-free loans to startup companies, to learn more about that country's emergent tech scene. Part 1 of 3.
VMware Charges Into OpenStack VIM Market
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9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Plays to its strengths with a carrier-grade version of an OpenStack VIM, taking aim at Red Hat, among others, in the process.
WiC in Denver: What's the Matter With Tech?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/12/2017  |  1 comment
Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.
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Sprint's McClendon Building for the Future, Learning From the Past

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NEW YORK -- Sprint's Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture - Strategy, Planning and Development, Ginger McClendon, talks about how the future of network design will evolve with the advent of 5G and distributed architectures, while explaining the importance of learning from cellular surprises of the past.
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Sprint's McClendon Trust Your Inner Voice

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NEW YORK -- Sprint's Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture - Strategy, Planning and Development, Ginger McClendon, explains that while she's noticed more women at tech conferences, the telecom industry can still be a difficult place for women to break into and continues to have a culture of being cutthroat. McClendon discusses why listening to her inner ...
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Pace of Change Is the Biggest Challenge – Sigma CTO Michel

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LONDON -- Sigma Systems works to help CSPs become digital service providers, and that means tracking not just technology but many other trends and expectations, says CTO Catherine Michel. The biggest challenge today is doing all of that at a much faster pace than ever before.
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Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

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DENVER, 10/5/2017 Jill Stark, region president of enterprise sales for Sprint, shares her approach to leading a diverse team. In addition, Stark addresses the importance of seeking out mentors, and encourages women in the communications industry to take risks and step out of their comfort zone in order to meet their career goals.
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Ovum's Rehak on IoT Business Cases

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LONDON, 9/26/2017 At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
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How Cisco Works With UK Startups

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LONDON, 9/21/2017 At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
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Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?

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New York is Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Thirty years after the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, Chile has become one of South America's most vibrant economies. For the past six years, the government has given interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to entice startups to move to Santiago. Light Reading traveled to Chile ...
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VMware VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.