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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/31/2015
Remember the old days of working for a bank your whole life, belonging and receiving a gold watch on your 30th anniversary? Yeah, sorry, but those days are gone.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/28/2015
When we started our Women in Telecom/Tech/Comms initiative last year, our underlying goal was to redress the gender imbalance in our male-dominated industry. It's a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/25/2015
When Barbara Annis started at Sony in the 1980s, she was the first woman salesperson the tech giant had ever had. She carved her path to success essentially by acting ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 8/24/2015
"Funny beats furious anytime" are words that Annie Turner, senior director of content for the TM Forum, lives by.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/17/2015
When Shannon Lucas was a girl, pink didn't appeal to her as much as green -- specifically, the green screen of a command-line computer terminal. She says she "liked ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/10/2015
Promoting Women in Tech is not lip service for AT&T, and it has the numbers to prove it: Of its approximately 250,000 employees, 85,000, or 34%, are women, 20,000 of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/5/2015
Netflix has announced a leave policy for new moms and dads that employees everywhere are probably hoping sets a precedent: unlimited parental leave for the first year ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/3/2015
It's safe to say that Gabriella Styf, vice president of engineering for Telecom Italia, is an "idea woman." She's only been at the operator since January, but she's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/3/2015
Chattanooga is serious about its gigabit city, and not just about the bandwidth it offers. In addition to delivering a high-speed network, supporting several ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/31/2015
There is a word that keeps popping up in any comms-related discussion I've had lately (and no it's not SDN, NFV or big data, although they won't stop popping up ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/29/2015
Ericsson has seen so much success spreading Technology for Good in emerging markets across the globe that it's considering bringing the program to the US, where the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/27/2015
Ericsson is best known as an equipment vendor for the world's telecom service providers, but it's providing its technology for something else too: good.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 7/21/2015
Light Reading is bringing its popular women's breakfast series online with the launch of our new Women in Comms website, a place where women in the industry can meet ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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Between the CEOs
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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