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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/11/2017
Benchmark Capital has filed a lawsuit to remove ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick from the company's Board of Advisors, alleging fraud, breach of contract and breach of ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/11/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/4/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Preparing toddlers for robots; gender preferences in the office; Tesla makes an innovative (and long-overdue) move; and more.
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/3/2017
Intrigue at Uber is showing no signs of winding down with summer as the ride-hailing company continues its narrowing CEO search, updates its employee performance ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 7/28/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Uber's saving grace; "boys will be boys"; gaming without prejudice; and more.
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/26/2017
Automation is the next big thing for the communications industry, but it's set to have an equally profound effect on automobile manufacturers. In the car world, they ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 7/25/2017
An oft-cited reason for the lack of women in tech careers is the small pool of those with STEM-related degrees to draw from. Women get discouraged away from STEM much ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/21/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's MTS downgraded; Net Insight Q2 sales down by nearly a third year-on-year; Deutsche Telekom joins ONF.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 7/21/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 7/14/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 7/11/2017
Darktrace, a startup that tackles cybercrime with artificial intelligence capabilities, has raised $75 million in a Series D round. The latest capital injection ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 7/7/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Apologies don't create change but action does; women in virtual reality speak out; how media affects girls' career choices; and more.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 7/5/2017
Another day in Silicon Valley, another forced apology by a male leader accused of sexism, harassment and discrimination: It's becoming a pretty consistent theme as ...
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Orange's Isch: SDN Drives Automation
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 8/15/2017
Orange is using SDN to enable automation on its networks.
IHS Markit's Howard: Automate Everything
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 8/14/2017
Analyst Michael Howard spoke about the benefits of automation during a recent ...
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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 ...
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
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The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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VMWare VP Brings Women Up With Her

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars

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Service provider Three has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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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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