In a couple of weeks, Light Reading will be holding the first in a brand new series of executive summits, 2020 Vision, where telecom industry thought leaders will huddle to ponder the key business and technology issues facing them during the next five years.
And I do expect to see some huddling -- after all, the event is being staged in Reykjavik, Iceland, where night time is almost always the right time, at least this time of year.
As we huddle and ponder, we'll be focusing on the areas that are going to have the biggest impact on the telecom industry, with an eye toward creating a credible roadmap and timetable covering when and how emerging initiatives will affect the business. Virtualization, next-gen cloud, analytics, security, IoT, 5G, even drones -- we're going to turn over all these stones to see what is and isn't underneath.
To help us figure all this out, we need your help. That's right, YOU! Maybe you can't swing a once-in-a-lifetime chance to snowmobile your way through Iceland after having a deep discussion about NFV, but you can participate vicariously from the safety and comfort of your own personal space. The price is just five minutes of your time.
That's how long it will take to tell us what you think about the telecom industry's prospects in the run-up to 2020. You can do that by going to our survey here:
Let us know what you see in store for the telecom business. In return, we'll send everyone who completes our survey an executive summary of the survey results -- a kind of reality check for the reality check that you're providing for us. You'll miss out on the reindeer ragu and free rounds of brennivin that we'll be serving up near the Arctic Circle, but you'll get a better taste of what's likely in store for us over the next five years.
Thanks in advance for your help, and stay warm.
— Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading