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Extracting the business value from cloud transformation – myths and realities of value generation
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Date / Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 9:00 am ET / 2:00 pm London
Overview:
 
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There is a lot of discussion about migrating all network functions and applications to the cloud. This transformation needs a strategic approach to realise the business value that cloudification brings. It’s a journey and should be done with investment protection in mind.

This webinar will review some of the fundamental considerations related to cloud transformation including:

  • Industry trends and principal learnings to date
  • A case study of cloud transformation at du
  • Key technology enablers and business case realization

Speakers
Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading | bio Dr. Ayman Elnashar, Head (VP) – Technology Planning – du, UAE | bio
Abhay Savargaonkar, CTO Global Sales, Nokia Software | bio Henrique Vale, Head of Nokia Software Sales MEA, Nokia | bio
 

Clark provides actionable insight into service provider evolution, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators as they move towards 5G and IoT with an increasingly virtualized and cloud native infrastructure. Clark examines the solutions and technology reshaping the telco data center, technologies such as Edge Computing, Open Source, OpenStack, container networking, Network Orchestration, Data Center Interconnect, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Clark started her industry research career with the Yankee Group, which was acquired by 451 Research in 2013. She held the role of Sr. Vice President at Yankee Group. Prior to joining Yankee Group, Clark was Manager of Network Planning and Strategy for Wang Laboratories'corporate data network. She began her career at Wang with responsibility for the domestic and international roll-out of Wang's packet network, connecting more than 250 locations in 14 countries. Before joining Wang, she was a member of the IT research and development division of Commercial Union Insurance Companies.

Clark is a highly regarded speaker at industry seminars and conferences and is frequently cited by the commercial and trade press. She has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the IEEE. She holds a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College.

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Ayman Elnashar received the B.Sc. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical communications engineering in 1995, 1999 and 2005, respectively. He has 22+ years of experience in telecoms industry. He was part of three major start-up mobile/fixed operators in MENA region (Orange/Egypt, Mobily/KSA, and du/UAE) and held key leadership positions. Currently, he is Head (VP) of Technology Planning with the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. "du", UAE. He is the founder of the Terminal Innovation Lab and UAE 5G innovation Gate.

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Abhay Savargaonkar is a Telecom veteran with 30+ years of experience, spanning across incumbent state owned operator to Bharti Airtel to Nokia. He was the CTO of Bharti Airtel for the 5 yrs till Dec 2018 and was at the forefront during the fierce disruption in Telecom market in India when it went from a 8 player market to 3 players with number 2 & 3 players merging to stay afloat. He has since moved to Nokia Software as CTO for Global Sales, and is responsible for positioning Nokia Software as thought leader in the field of Cloud Native Core , AI , Automation and transforming Service Providers to Digital Service Providers in the 5G journey.

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Henrique Vale leads Nokia Software business for Middle-East and Africa and has more than 20 years of experience on Sales, Consulting, Operations and R&D activities. The last 10 years have been spent between Africa and Middle-East managing large multinational and multicultural Sales and Delivery organizations. As leader of Nokia Software in the region, Henrique is focused on the enablement of Telecom Providers digitalization journey through the broad Nokia solutions for Networks and Operations Automation, Customer Experience Management and Connected Intelligence.

Holds Engineering and MSc degrees in Electronics & Telecommunications by the University of Aveiro in Portugal, as well as an eMBA by AESE/IESE.

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Francois is a Senior Solutions Architect in the Red Hat’s Telco Technology Office and collaborates with telecom service providers and partners across EMEA. Passionate about security, Francois leads the NFV security domain and is the Red Hat’s technical interface to the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI). Before Red Hat, he spent more than 15 years contributing to network evolution especially towards cloud platforms.

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