Transformation has been a key buzzword in the communications networking industry for some years now but it's starting to have a dramatic impact on the people, strategies and financials of communications service providers the world over.
Some of the early transformation movers amongst the network operator community headed to Hong Kong recently to share their experiences and views: We shared some of the initial insights in a slideshow uploaded from the conference show floor and in a couple of video blogs:
Different services require different operational and digital capabilities to suit the needs of the service providers and their end users, noted Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president for the carrier business group at Huawei, but there are already many case studies and experiences to share with major operators such as Deutsche Telekom, China Telecom and Telkom Indonesia.
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.