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By Francesco Venturini, Managing Director, Global Communications & Media Industries, Accenture, 12/29/2017
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Operators want to make a digital transformation and they need customers and employees to come along for the ride. In our "Kickstarting Digital Transformation" ...
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By Matt Dorney, Consulting Manager, IBB Consulting Group, 8/30/2017
MVPDs are recognizing the importance of digital transformation and have started taking steps to improve customer experience, service delivery and more. They are also ...
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One of the first automation challenges telecom operators must tackle is software lifecycle management, which requires mastering a dev-ops process, a leading systems ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/16/2017
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Three years into its transformation to become a software and services company, Adtran is using its annual Connect event to cite some benchmarks on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/28/2017
Carl Russo burst on the telecom scene as a founder of Cerent, the first multi-protocol optical networking box, and the guy who sold it to Cisco for $7.5 billion in ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/20/2017
After almost a year-long search, digital transformation specialist CENX has appointed optical industry veteran Ed Kennedy as president and CEO. Kennedy will take over ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/12/2017
Eager to get a jump on its prime rivals in the highly competitive cable access business, Calix has added 10G EPON capabilities to its AXOS virtualized network ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/24/2017
There are fewer waters more shark-infested than those occupied by programmers and content distributors during licensing negotiations. By all accounts, the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/12/2017
Netcracker today is unveiling its latest software release, Netcracker 12, which it says enables network operators to deliver digital services faster by decoupling ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 4/27/2017
As service providers virtualize their network functions to speed service delivery, improve revenue and decrease costs, they are also moving toward utilizing ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 3/21/2017
NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the ...
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Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional ...
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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.

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