2022 is the year to go commercial with network slicing
Date / Time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
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As 5G is now rolled out its time to grab market share in new advanced services for consumers and enterprises. 25% of the 5G use cases with a 200 BUSD revenue potential will require network slicing. The choice of use cases will depend on your strategy as well as technical and commercial readiness. Most enterprises will use a combination of network slices and private 5G networks.The journey to deploy slicing on top of NFV is a stepwise approach starting with 5G SA and 5G Core followed by service orchestration/automation and RAN slicing.

In this webinar we will cover the business potential of slicing in 5G and top industries. The strategic choices of use cases and the pros/cons of slicing vs dedicated private networks. We will cover both RAN slicing and orchestration & automation solutions as key enablers.

Key topics include:

  • The business potential for network slicing and top industries
  • The slicing strategy choices and deployment journey of use cases coupled to technical and commercial readiness
  • RAN slicing as a key enabler for many use cases
  • Slicing Automation & Orchestration

Jim Hodges, Research Director – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Mats Johansson, Sr Marketing manager 5G solutions, Ericsson | bio
Ajay Gautam, Strategic Product Manager, 5G RAN, Ericsson | bio Sudhindra Chada, Director Product Manager, OSS solutions, Ericsson | bio

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the service assurance and security impact of the virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as billing and service assurance transformation implications. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Senior Solution Marketing manager, currently working with the 5G solutions including network slicing, 5G core and automation which includes complete NFV transformation towards 5G, across the entire NFV stack of the cloud native telecom cloud including edge computing.

Mats has recently published a series reports on network slicing and prior to that a series of eBriefs on how evolve to the cloud native 5G core based on Ericsson’s insights in working with leading operators. All available on Ericsson.com

Mats has been working in Ericsson since 1990 in various positions such as R&D for Mobile Radio Networks, Product Management for Core networks and Mobile Packet Core, Marketing for 3G Mobile, Fixed Telecom networks for Broadband Access, Metro, IP and IPTV infrastructure.

Mats has a broad experience across many of Ericsson’s solutions in several technology domains combined with insights of business models and customer interactions.

Mats Johansson has a master’s degree in Telecommunication and Computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology and an MBA at Stockholm Business School, both in Stockholm.

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Ajay is Strategic Product Manager at Business Unit Networks for 5G RAN.

In his current role, Ajay is product responsible for RAN Slicing along with other responsibilities for of Mission Critical RAN Networks and Quality of Service.

He is involved directly with global operators and enterprise to drive Network Slicing introduction from 5G RAN perspective. He is responsible for supporting operators to understand how RAN Slicing and 5G integration can help them to grown into new segments for generating new revenue stream.

Working in telecommunication Industry for 20+ years, Ajay has worked and lived in different countries - Sweden/Japan/India, while leading different technology’s introduction from Strategies, Business Development and Technical Solutions side.

Passionate to work across the boundaries and tackling new challenges, Ajay consider himself as a continuous learner in all aspect of life.

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As Director of Product Management, Sudhi leads the strategy and product management for the Dynamic Orchestration (DO) solution. DO is a suite of 5G automation use cases covering the broad spectrum from E2E network slicing automation till enterprise service automation covering edge and HCP integrations.

He is working closely with Ericsson’s expert Research & Development, Marketing and Senior Leadership Team, as well as with key ecosystem players to build technology and advance digital transformation for all society.

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Robert leads the Cox access engineering team that manages the technical deployments for Cox FTTH builds for both residential and commercial customers. Robert previously led the Cox commercial services engineering that built a national Cox Business services backbone and metro access network. He started his career at BellSouth and later AT&T. He was part of the product management team that launched DSL services as well as the initial fiber-to-the-cell site builds. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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Tom Williams is Chief Technology Officer with Schurz Broadband Group. Tom began his career in the cable industry as an R&D engineer at Scientific-Atlanta developing and deploying the first digital set-top boxes. He moved into consulting with KPMG and later joined Comcast as the Regional Director of Engineering where he was first to deploy new technologies for the company including the VOD, HD-DVR, CHSI, HDTV and more. In 2006 Tom joined ARRIS as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where he won 2 AMY awards and implemented a company-wide brand transformation and management strategy. Tom returned to consulting, as a Managing Partner with Brightset Consulting specializing in global marketing and communications strategies for technology companies. He joined the Schurz Communications leadership team in 2016 where he drives technology strategy for the company.

Tom is a long-standing member of SCTE, CTAM, NCTC and WICT. He enjoys mentoring young people interested in technology and advanced video related careers. He has served as a Board member on the Baltimore County Technology Council and the Technology Board for the University of Maryland driving technology solutions to serve students and faculty of the college. Tom was inducted into the prestigious Cable TV Pioneers in 2019.

An active participant in his hometown of Atlanta, he enjoys coaching youth sports teams, serving on community technology boards and supporting local and military-owned business growth. Tom is a member of the American Legion and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the Marine Corps Memorial Association that educates and connects others on the history of the Corps and the sacrifices of those who serve.

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