Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are now entering the 5G and cloud monetization phase. To be successful they will need to flawlessly execute in two areas: orchestration of 5G micro-services, as well as meeting the strict service performance assurance targets of ultra-low latency mission-critical services.

Date: Apr 30, 2024

Time: 10:00 EDT

This webinar presents the key findings and analysis from Heavy Reading’s third annual 5G Orchestration and Service Assurance market leadership survey conducted in March 2024 which investigated CSPs' orchestration and assurance readiness including how capabilities such as automation and AI will shape their evolution path.

Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:

• End-to-end orchestration readiness and service-based use case drivers

• Benefits of integrating AI into an end-to-end orchestration system

• Capabilities considered when making end-to-end orchestration platform purchasing decisions

• Assurance-based network investment priorities

• Automated assurance solution benefits

• Intent-based assurance drivers and readiness

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Speakers:

Mehrdad Ekbatani,
Product Marketing Manager
Amdocs Technology

Mehrdad Ekbatani is a senior product marketing manager and technologist with over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. At Amdocs Technology with the product team, he is responsible for the next generation of network automation solutions. He has worked for leading companies such as Nokia, Vodafone, and Ericsson, delivering innovative solutions for mobile broadband, IoT, edge, and 5G. He has a master’s degree in control systems engineering and holds several certifications in product management, marketing, and project management.


Richard Piasentin
Vice President
Service Assurance, Cisco

Richard Piasentin is the Vice President of Service Assurance for Accedian (acquired September 2023) Unit at Cisco. Richard is passionate about technology in general, but service assurance in particular, due to its ability to remove the barriers to innovation and to be a competitive differentiator for both CSPs and large-scale enterprises whose owned IT and network assets are critical to shareholder value.

Prior to Cisco, Richard worked as COO/CSO and CMO at Accedian, leading Accedian’s portfolio and transforming how customers assured their networks and differentiated their services. Richard began his career at Nortel Networks in 1992 as a test engineer for their public carrier switching division. From there, he segued into focusing on the wireless industry, taking on a variety of senior roles at Nortel within sales, operations, and supply chain during his 17 years at the company.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, RF specialization, from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

About the Author(s)

Mehrdad Ekbatani

Product Marketing Manager, Amdocs Technology

Mehrdad Ekbatani is a senior product marketing manager and technologist with over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. At Amdocs Technology with the product team, he is responsible for the next generation of network automation solutions. He has worked for leading companies such as Nokia, Vodafone, and Ericsson, delivering innovative solutions for mobile broadband, IoT, edge, and 5G. He has a master’s degree in control systems engineering and holds several certifications in product management, marketing, and project management. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Engineering Council in the UK. He enjoys team sports, rowing, and Formula 1.

Richard Piasentin

Chief Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer, Accedian

Richard Piasentin is Chief Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer at Accedian. He is responsible for the company's strategic planning process and investment priorities, plus global product pricing, solution marketing and business development.Richard began his career at Nortel Networks in 1992 as a test engineer for its public carrier switching division. From there, he segued into focusing on the wireless industry, taking on a variety of senior roles at Nortel within sales, operations and the supply chain during his 17 years at the company. After Nortel, he was vice president and general manager for BlackBerry's North American business, and general manager of Viavi's Visibility, Intelligence and Analytics (VIA) business unit.

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