LAS VEGAS -- Interop -- This year's Interop was a living testimony to the convergence of telecom and IT. The annual conference devoted to enterprise networking was a-buzz with discussion of SDN and cloud. It was also replete with garbled booth signage, wine, marching bands, and food.
OMG, the food.
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With $3.5 billion profits, you'd think Huawei could afford to hire a couple of English majors to proofread its booth signage. A friend snuck us this photo taken Monday, before the show floor opened; he says this mangled sign hovered above the Huawei booth more than one day prior to the show as vendors set up for the expo. Huawei finally fixed the sign just before the show floor opened. Hopefully, the person who wrote this sign isn't also creating Huawei equipment documentation.
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.