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PacketFabric co-founder: Diverse leaders are cornerstones of inclusive teams
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/10/2020

PacketFabric's Anna Claiborne explains the formula for successfully leading a diverse team, the top cybersecurity concerns facing the telecom industry, and her professional advice for other women in comms.

PacketFabric's co-founder: We can build a better telecom
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/4/2020

PacketFabric's Anna Claiborne explains how the company got its start, why network automation is a necessity, how to take calculated career risks and shares her advice for other women in comms in leadership positions.

Podcast: Omdia on HPE's $925M acquisition of Silver Peak
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/4/2020

Omdia's Cliff Grossner explains how this acquisition may impact the industry at large and shares his predictions for the SD-WAN market in the coming months.

Podcast: AT&T Business EVP on using AI to keep customers happy
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/30/2020

Sorabh Saxena, AT&T Business's EVP of customer service and operations, discusses how AT&T has handled customer service during a pandemic, and how it can help other companies adapt to change.

Podcast: Remote access rundown with Omdia's Rik Turner
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/23/2020

Omdia Principal Analyst Rik Turner discusses whether SASE is the next evolution of SD-WAN and security, why ZTA is front of mind during COVID-19 and more.

Verizon's Virtual Network Services taps Cisco for new white box
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/18/2020

In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.

NTT's Chaplin on instilling inclusivity in diverse teams
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/18/2020

Marilyn Chaplin tells WiC how to lead diverse and inclusive teams, NTT's initiatives to support women in leadership roles, and the challenges of managing a global – and increasingly mobile – workforce.

Podcast: 5G Americas President Chris Pearson on momentum for standalone 5G
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/21/2020

Pearson shares his forecast for when standalone 5G will emerge and the potential barriers to commercial deployment.

NTT's Santos on cybersecurity defense for COVID-19 responders
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2020

In this Mentor Spotlight, Edith Santos explains how NTT is addressing the cybersecurity threat landscape in light of COVID-19 and why enterprises need buy-in at the top to implement a successful cybersecurity strategy.

Podcast: University of Chicago's Nick Feamster on staying connected in a pandemic
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2020

Feamster joins the podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Internet traffic.

Podcast: Economics of 5G and NYC's connectivity masterplan
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/23/2020

The Light Reading crew debates which industries could experience the biggest economic benefits from 5G deployments, if 5G can be considered a 'green' technology, the connectivity challenges New York City faces in reducing the digital divide, and more.

Podcast: Gluware's Haugh on advancing network automation
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/1/2020

On this Light Reading podcast, Haugh provides an update on the evolution of enterprise network automation and how Gluware uses software-defined networking concepts to 'treat the underlying network infrastructure as code and then interact with it programmatically.'

Metaswitch's Giuhat talks 5G opps for women in comms
Kelsey's Grammar | 3/27/2020

Women in Comms caught up with Giuhat to discuss how 5G may impact career opportunities for women in the industry, new developments in Metaswitch's UC platforms and the impact of mentors on her own career path.

Podcast: CSG's Haifa El Ashkar on the 'perfect storm' for mobile industry disruption
Kelsey's Grammar | 3/12/2020

CSG's Haifa El Ashkar explains the broad industry impact we can expect from the intersection of mobile identity, blockchain, eSIMs and IoT.

Podcast: Orange Business Services CEO on becoming a network-native, digital service provider
Kelsey's Grammar | 3/3/2020

OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network-native and how the service provider stands out from its competition.

Podcast: Windstream's managed services moves
Kelsey's Grammar | 2/6/2020

This podcast examines how service providers are revamping their managed services and how Windstream is evolving from a traditional telco to a true managed services provider.

Podcast: Orange's Samir El Rashidy on the MSI Difference
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/17/2019

Samir El Rashidy explains Multisourcing Service Integration (MSI) – Orange's approach to helping companies select and manage the right network services and technology suppliers.

Podcast: Nuage CEO on the Market Impact of MEF's SD-WAN Standards
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/18/2019

Light Reading's podcast features guest Sunil Khandekar, who examines where the SD-WAN market might be headed in 2020, as well as the potential impact of standards on the market.

Podcast: Pizza & the Potential of 5G & Edge Computing
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/7/2019

Mike Dano explains how Verizon and other service providers speaking at the 5G Transport & the Edge event are well positioned to talk about edge computing, transport and traffic routing.

Mentor Spotlight: MATRIXX's Founder on 5G's 'Tremendous' Impact for Women in Comms
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/1/2019

MATRIXX's Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis says 5G will enable the creation of many new opportunities in the telecom industry, especially around microservices, networking, automation and security.

Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/27/2019

During a Women in Comms breakfast workshop, panelists shifted focus from the hype around connected cars and drones to debating how 5G could impact job opportunities for women in comms and tech.

Orange's Isch on Keeping SD-WAN Secure & Simple
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/15/2019

In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.

Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/7/2019

As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.

AT&T's Chokshi: Why Carriers Need Disaggregation at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/29/2019

AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.

Will Standards Lessen SD-WAN's Growing Pains?
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/11/2019

Ovum and Heavy Reading explain how MEF has stepped in to create SD-WAN specifications to provide clarity in the market, and how this service definition could impact the industry.

SD-WAN Update: 5G Impact Still to Come, as the Market Consolidates
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/2/2019

In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.

Mentor Spotlight: Glo Gordon Shines a Light on Boardroom Diversity
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/22/2019

Matrixx Software board member Glo Gordon addresses initiatives and legislation that will support more diversity in corporate boardrooms.

STEM Is Root of Success for Women in Comms
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/13/2019

STEM can help women self-correct the gender gap, but girls lose interest in STEM early on. That needs to change.

AT&T's Phillips: HOPE Hinders Tall Poppy Syndrome
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/8/2019

Shay Phillips says women can change misperception in the workplace by identifying a career advocate with an open-door policy.

CenturyLink's Walker on Why 5G Demands Efficiency at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2019

CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains how edge computing can help service providers efficiently manage traffic and meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 5G era.

Colt Automates Network Service Delivery With On Demand Portal
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/24/2018

Colt's Mirko Voltolini explains where the operator has seen success with its On Demand service platform, but also addresses why the traditional service delivery model still has staying power.

McBride on Why CenturyLink Delivers 'Home-Brewed' Flavors of NFV & SDN
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/31/2018

During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.

Telefónica's Elizondo on UNICA's Promise of Network Automation
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/23/2018

Antonio Elizondo says his keynote at Light Reading's event next month will focus on how Telefónica is using UNICA, its network virtualization program launched in 2014, to automate network services.

Sprint's Marquardt on the 5G Sweet Spot
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/22/2018

Dr. Ron Marquardt, VP of technology for Sprint, will kick off Light Reading's annual breakfast workshop at Mobile World Congress America next month with a keynote focused on Sprint's strategy for deploying 5G.

AT&T's Penrose: Future IoT Hinges on Predictability
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/13/2018

AT&T's Chris Penrose says the IoT industry is quickly moving toward a focus on applying data in a proactive manner to further improve operational efficiency for customers.

AT&T & Aira Tackle the 'Time Tax' With Assistive Glasses
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/6/2018

In collaboration with AT&T, startup Aira is deploying its assistive glasses globally to the UK, Canada and Australia.

How Will SPs Adapt to SD-WAN 3.0?
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/24/2018

At BCE, panelists will discuss changing consumption models for SD-WAN, new approaches that vendors and carriers are taking in deploying SD-WAN, standards efforts and interoperability challenges and more.

Verizon: Delivering Automation in Orchestration
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/10/2017

Verizon's Fred Oliveira explains how the industry needs to focus more on automation in NFV orchestration and less on managing individual network elements.

Intent-Based Networking: Marketing Hype or a Magic Bullet for Automation?
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/20/2017

Intent-based networking is making a resurgence as a potentially promising way for telcos to advance self-configuration and automation in the network.

Upskill U: OPNFV Director on Open Source & Automation
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/30/2017

This week at Upskill U, Heather Kirksey, director of OPFNV, will examine the use of open source and automation in accelerating the deployment and management of network and business services.

Upskill U With MetTel on NFV & Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/25/2017

This week at Upskill U, Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, will cover the challenges operators face in furthering their goals for NFV while also meeting security requirements.

Intel's Lynn Comp on Building a Network Community
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/26/2017

At BCE 2017, Intel's Lynn Comp addressed cross-industry collaboration as central to driving network transformation.

WiC Panel: Diversity Must Flow Top Down
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/25/2017

The service provider panel at BCE's WiC workshop discussed how diversity in company culture starts with top-down, consistent messaging.

Upskill U With AT&T on Building a Centralized Analytics Team
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/17/2017

AT&T's Sarah Obermayer covers best practices for operators to re-build analytics teams as the industry moves toward network virtualization.

Princeton Prof Upskills U on Predictive Analytics
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/6/2017

A new Upskill U series on Analytics starts Friday with a course on predictive analytics led by returning speaker Prof. Nick Feamster.

Upskill U on Analytics With Princeton & AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar | 3/31/2017

Upskill U launches a new four-part series on Analytics, beginning in April.

Sharpen Your Skills With Upskill U in 2017
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/27/2016

Start 2017 on the right foot with a resolution to reskill with Light Reading's Upskill U.

Upskill U on the SDN Approach to IP & Optical Integration
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/1/2016

Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading examines how SDN shows promise in enabling IP and optical integration in the final course in Upskill U's SDN series.

Upskill U on the Software Defined Data Center With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/30/2016

Equinix's Paul Mason examines the benefits and challenges behind implementing software-defined data centers as part of SDN strategies.

AT&T's Chris Rice Upskills on SDN & Open Source
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/17/2016

Upskill U Faculty Advisor Chris Rice of AT&T examines open source opportunities for advancing SDN strategies.

Upskill U on the SDN Advantage With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/15/2016

Orange Business Services' John Isch delivers the first course in a new series at Upskill U on the challenges and opportunities inherent in SDN.

Upskill U on Open Source for NFV MANO
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/10/2016

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst James Crawshaw examines the role of open source in the advancement of NFV MANO this Friday at Upskill U.

AT&T's Toby Ford Upskills U on NFV MANO
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/8/2016

Toby Ford, AT&T, tackles the challenges of and solutions to successfully implementing NFV MANO.

Princeton Upskills U on Open Source Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/27/2016

Princeton Professor and returning Upskill U lecturer Nick Feamster addresses the security risks and benefits of open source software.

Upskill & Outsmart DDoS Attacks
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/25/2016

Arbor Networks' Gary Sockrider examines proactive countermeasures to DDoS attacks at Upskill U.

Tata Communications Upskills U on Data Center Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/20/2016

Tata Communications' Rasool Kareem Irfan examines critical changes to data center security in the era of virtualization.

Upskill U Launches Cybersecurity Series With AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/18/2016

AT&T's Rita Marty examines fundamental shifts in security strategies in light of virtualization at Upskill U.

Comcast Upskills U on Gigabit & DOCSIS 3.1
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/7/2016

Comcast's Ty Pearman and Saif Rahman tackle the challenges and benefits of DOCSIS 3.1 in a live session at Upskill U.

AT&T's Palmer on Minding the Skills Gap
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/6/2016

In light of virtualization and rapid technological changes in telecom, AT&T launched Workforce 2020 to reskill employees.

Upskill U on Gigabit Smart Cities With US Ignite
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/5/2016

Next on Upskill U, US Ignite's Joe Kochan examines the growth of smart cities underpinned by advanced networks and gigabit services.

Upskill U on Roadmaps for Gigabit Deployment
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/29/2016

Dr. Robert Howald, Comcast, and Alan Breznick, Light Reading, examine developments in gigabit technology and best practices for future deployments in the Upskill U course, 'Gigabit & the Great Migration.'

Upskill U Kicks Off Gigabit Courses With Orange
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/26/2016

This week Upskill U launches a new series on Gigabit with lecturers from Orange, Comcast and US Ignite.

Upskill U on Implementing DevOps With Tech Mahindra
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/22/2016

Upskill U's series on Agile/DevOps culminates with a course on the implementation of DevOps, delivered by Burt Klein of Tech Mahindra.

Cisco Dives Into DevOps at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/20/2016

Cisco's Colin Kincaid covers the fundamentals of DevOps in a live course and Q&A at Upskill U.

Upskill U on Implementing Agile
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/15/2016

Director of Agile Transformation addresses the challenges and best practices to implementing the Agile methodology.

Upskill U on Agile & DevOps
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/13/2016

Upskill U launches a new series on implementing Agile and DevOps with expert speakers from Cisco, Tech Mahindra, Agile Alliance and more.

Upskill U on Open Source & White Box Networks With LinkedIn
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/18/2016

At Upskill U, Saikrishna Kotha with LinkedIn examines the role of open source in the white box network transformation.

Upskill U on Open Source & the Cloud With Heavy Reading
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/16/2016

Roz Roseboro with Heavy Reading addresses telecom's approach to open source and cloud services at Upskill U.

Upskill U: Telstra Tackles Open Source & NFV
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/11/2016

Jim Fagan of Telstra addresses 'The Role of Open Source in NFV' at Upskill U.

Upskill U on Open Source With OpenDaylight
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/9/2016

Phil Robb of OpenDaylight kicks off the Open Source series at Upskill U with 'Telcos & Open Source 101.'

Upskill U Kicks Off Open Source Courses
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/5/2016

Upskill U launches a new series on the role of open source in cloud services, NFV and the white box network transformation.

Upskill U on CORD With the Open Networking Lab
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/2/2016

Guru Parulkar with the Open Networking Lab explains how and why telco central offices are being re-architected to mimic data centers.

Upskill U on the Data Center Evolution With Equinix
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/27/2016

Equinix's Rodney Elder examines the changing face of the data center world at Upskill U.

AT&T to Advise Upskill U on Curriculum
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/26/2016

Upskill U welcomes AT&T's Chris Rice of AT&T Labs as Curriculum Advisor.

Upskill U: EdgeConneX on Maneuvering the Metro Data Center Interconnect
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/21/2016

EdgeConneX examines how web-scale operators and traditional telcos are re-thinking data center strategies in the virtualization environment.

Windstream Kicks Off Telco Data Center Series at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/19/2016

Upskill U launches a series on the Telco Data Center with speakers from Windstream, EdgeConneX, Equinix and the Open Networking Research Center.

Cisco Tackles Video Virtualization at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/14/2016

Upskill U and Cisco's Rajeev Raman, senior director for Infinite Video, will examine the benefits of utilizing virtualization for video delivery.

Upskill U: Streaming Video Alliance on Boosting Video CEM
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/13/2016

Jason Thibeault, executive director of the Streaming Video Alliance, tackles CEM strategies for video delivery at Upskill U.

Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/1/2016

Upskill U and Cisco explore OpenStack solutions for video delivery at 1PM ET on 7/1.

Upskill U on Next-Gen Video Delivery With Tata Communications
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/28/2016

Upskill U on the impact of next-gen wireless networking technologies on video delivery with Tata Communications.

Upskill U With Princeton on Big Data Analytics & IoT
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/24/2016

Upskill U goes Ivy League with Princeton Professor Nick Feamster for a deep dive into the role of analytics platforms in IoT.

Upskill U & AT&T Tackle IoT Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/23/2016

Creating a strong security strategy is front of mind for players in the IoT space. Jason Porter of AT&T tackles the toughest IoT security challenges today at Upskill U.

Upskill U: Disney on Analytics & CEM
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/22/2016

Embedded analytics are opening a new frontier to enhancing customer experience, but challenges remain. Juan F. Gorricho of The Walt Disney Company will address these challenges in an Upskill U course at 1PM ET today.

Upskill U: Masergy on Network Security
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/17/2016

The ever-changing landscape of security threats is driving service providers to rethink traditional security measures. Tune in to 'Big Data Analytics & Network Security' with Masergy to boost your security strategies.

Go Beyond the Basics of Big Data Analytics With Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/15/2016

Deep-dive into Big Data Analytics with Upskill U. Sachin Katti of Stanford kicks off a new learning module with Analytics & Virtualization 101.

Upskill U on Security in Virtualized Networks
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/13/2016

At Upskill U, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan addresses security solutions in the NFV environment.

Level 3 Jump-Starts Cloud Courses at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/10/2016

On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.

Rogers Upskills on Adapting to Mobile Video Demand
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/25/2016

Upinder Saini, vice president of wireless product management at Rogers Communications, described the digital content differentiator as a solution to address the growing mobile video trend.

Verizon Upskills on 5G at BCE
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/24/2016

Gerry Flynn, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon, explains how new industry players and increasing bandwidth demands are driving the development of 5G networks.

Upskill U Live @ BCE Targets 5G & Mobile Video
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/23/2016

Upskill U hosts two hot breakfasts at BCE on 5G and Mobile Video with speakers from Verizon and Rogers Communications.

Global Capacity Covers Cloudifying the Network on Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/20/2016

On Friday at 1PM ET, Upskill U will examine the latest developments in the interconnection of cloud networks in the course "Cloudifying the Network," presented by Mary Stanhope, Vice President, Marketing, Global Capacity.

Upskill U Kicks Off Cloud Platforms & Services Series
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/18/2016

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution and Analytics, Heavy Reading, will kick off the Upskill U cloud module today as lecturer for the 101 course at 1PM ET.

Upskill U: The Industrial IoT Impact
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/13/2016

At 1 p.m. on May 13, Upskill U presents "IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT" taught by Anna Bailey, Managing Director, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Upskill U Dives Into IoT Network Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/11/2016

Upskill U tackles the IoT network challenge at 1 p.m. today with Timothy Winters, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory.

Upskill U Tackles IoT Security Challenges
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/6/2016

Upskill U is gearing up to address IoT security questions today at 1 p.m. ET during the lecture 'IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge' with lecturer Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T.

Upskill U Kicks Off IoT Lectures With Ericsson
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/4/2016

Today at 1 p.m. ET, Martin Zander, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, tackles the toughest IoT questions during "IoT 101," an introductory course to IoT at Upskill U.

Virtualization Powers Automation at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/28/2016

Dr. Stefan Vallin, Cisco, teaches Virtualization: Automation at Upskill U on Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

Upskill U Goes Ivy League With Princeton Prof
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/25/2016

Tune in to Upskill U to hear Princeton University's Nick Feamster present 'Virtualization: Network Design & Infrastructure' at 1PM ET on Monday, April 25.

Upskill U: AT&T Shares Lessons From Network on Demand
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/20/2016

This week at Upskill U, AT&T's VP Network on Demand, Josh Goodell, leads a course on Webifying the Network.

Upskill U Gets Back to Virtualization Basics
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/18/2016

Upskill U's 'Virtualization 101,' class taught by Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro on 4/20, covers all the basics on virtualization and more.

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