NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Metaswitch Forum 2014 -- Metaswitch devoted three days to explaining its view of the future to about 800 customers, partners and guests, including extensive discussion of virtualization and the move to software-driven networks.
Working off the theme, "The Brains of the New Global Network," the main presentations featuring brainy people from Metaswitch, the telecom industry, and even National Geographic Channel.
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Giant spinning heads were a recurring theme. The heads featured various members of the Metaswitch leadership team doing alternating voice-overs in a humorous vein. The technology was serious but the presentation wasn't, at least not always.
Pic 2 -- Phil Harvey in Minority Report Pt II In pic 2, that's former Light Reading editor Phil Harvey right up front in what looks like a scene from Minority Report Pt II (or would tha be called Majority Report?)
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.