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Key developments related to the skill sets required by communications industry professionals as the industry evolves.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/16/2017
Marachel Knight's longstanding career in the communications industry -- specifically at AT&T -- is marked not only by significant technological achievements such as ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/13/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
Talk of retraining networking staff to understand IT principles is commonplace these days in telecom. Most operators are investing in "reskilling" their current ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 10/9/2017
For Fujitsu's Christine Podraza, learning about the optical vendor over the course of her diverse career there was comparable to going from thinking the Earth is flat ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2017
CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his insights on how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, and convert COs to data centers.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/6/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Female founders face Twitter harassment; Amazon needs a new opener; Oracle has lawsuit battle ahead; and more.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/5/2017
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.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/29/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Holberton School takes job training to a new level; Christian white men are feeling discriminated against; cable numbers hold ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/28/2017
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, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/25/2017
HONG KONG, 9/25/2017 – Digital and operations transformation is much more a people challenge than a technology challenge, according to the many service provider executives who shared their experiences at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/25/2017
The US Department of Education plans to invest at least $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools through programs ...
By Justin Schutt, Principal Consultant, IBB Consulting, 9/25/2017
In the previous article of this digital transformation series, "Kickstarting Digital Transformation," we discussed the importance of establishing three pillars to ...
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IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship ...
ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/18/2017
The latest cartoon caption contest generated plenty of humorous responses and ...
TT Poll: Faster Provisioning of NFV Services & Applications Carry the Day
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning ...
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Trump & Tech: Round 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
Iain Morris , News Editor , 6/6/2016
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will ...
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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.
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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.

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