KANSAS CITY -- What do you get when you put a bunch of smart people together to talk about smart cities? Hydrographs that illustrate flood mitigation and spell out university letters, streetlights that deliver WiFi, on-demand electric cabs, connected bike lights and more.
Throw in a Kansas City backdrop and you've also got 51 of the smartest blocks in the country and a jazzy night life.
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Re: From the culture desk Oi Mendyk - I heard that. You're right, I eschew show tune references. It's strictly Ibsen and Chekhov with me, you should know that. With possibly a bit of Chaucer thrown in for light relief.
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.