Light Reading's Big Telecom Event was so exciting that it can't be limited to static photos, so we bring you this image gallery, including several animated GIFs, featuring conference highlights.
By day, we shared insights on the state of the telecom industry. By night, we rocked out to the musical stylings of Wartoad, featuring Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders on guitar. (For more on this particular beat combo, see Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods.)
For more insights (but alas, not music) visit a full page of our Big Telecom Event coverage page. Click on the image below to launch the frisky slide show.
By day, Steve Saunders is the CEO and founder of Light Reading. By night, he wields a plectrum with Wartoad. The band took to the stage after this year's Leading Lights awards, which were held at Chicago's Adler Planetarium following the first day of BTE.
Re: BTE in GIFs Yeah, I ended up having to run the GIFs through two GIF production apps, which changed the speed on them. A lesson for next time.
This proved to be one of those projects that start out with me saying, "I'll make a gallery of GIFs! It'll take two minutes! It'll be easy and fun!" And then it just starts getting more and more complicated.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.