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 founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.