Decoding End to End Automation for 5G: ORAN and Telco Cloud
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 am New York/ 3:00pm London
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The technological shift to innovative and scalable architectures is bringing agility and flexibility to network modernization - powered by end-to-end automated network deployments. Carrier providers are now building a highly distributed telco cloud environment spanning across multi-vendor, multi-site cloud infrastructures, designed to meet 5G ecosystem requirement.

Alongside the roll-out of 5G core and radio, the Radio Access Network (RAN) is joining the race with more open, virtualized, and distributed architecture.

Join the experts from Tech Mahindra & Intel as they dive deep into the following:

  • Road towards ORAN and Telco cloud
  • Role of automation in disaggregated Networks
  • Diverse deployment models for CapEx and OpEx optimization
  • Solution for E2E automated deployment of Telco Cloud

Ruth Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading | bio Sandeep Sharma, VP and Global Head of portfolio 5G/RAN/ORAN, Tech Mahindra | bio
Srihari Mallavarapu, Global Partner Market and Ecosystem Development Leader, Intel Corporation | bio

Ruth covers mobile network research for Heavy Reading. Key coverage areas include system architecture, core infrastructure and services, and supporting cloud technologies.

Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Ruth worked in mobile and fixed network research and design for BT for over 20 years. Her research interests have included convergence, mobile QoS, network slicing, private networks, cloud native mobile core technology and automation. She has filed more than 40 patents on both real world applications and enhancements to mobile core networks. Ruth is an advocate for women in engineering.

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Sandeep Sharma is VP and Global Head of portfolio 5G/RAN/ORAN at Tech Mahindra and is part of Network Services Leadership Team. His set of responsibilities includes focus on leading and creating solutions in 5G and ORAN domains. He is a strong experienced leader with successful track record in leading teams in Product Management, Network Planning and Pre-sales. Sandeep possess a strong reputation for the ability to incubate new and emerging technologies in blue, red and brown ocean markets. In close to 20 years of experience, Sandeep has established his credentials both in domestic market and Global markets. It helps in positioning the key initiatives in highly competitive markets, with a focus on building long term customers and business partner relationships through consultative approach. Sandeep holds Masters degree from BITS Pilani and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

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Srihari Mallavarapu is Global Partner Market and Ecosystem Development leader at Intel. He works with Intel partners to fuel the growth of 5G, Cloud, Edge Computing & AI solutions. Srihari has a master’s degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore and has two decades of industry experience in the Telecommunication industry. He is a Pioneer in NFV network transformation, experienced in 5G/Cloud/Edge/AI ecosystem partner collaboration and technology enablement.

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Scott's role is focused on the development, management and delivery of our innovative connectivity and cloud solutions. He’s successfully driven the launch of a range of new dynamic network and cloud services which are key to the digital transformation of some of the world’s largest MNCs. Before taking on infrastructure solutions, Scott led on strategy, working across all portfolio areas and market units, helping to shape our own digital transformation journey.

Prior to joining BT, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group specialising in global technology, media and telecom and at EY where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has a mathematics and finance degree from the University of Toronto and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he received an officer’s commission for the British Army, The Parachute Regiment.

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Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation. Macher holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d'Électronique in Paris.

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Over 15 years of experience in the telecoms industry spanning portfolio strategy, marketing, product management and business development roles.

Currently Emerging Technology Director at Colt, responsible for portfolio strategy, marketing and sales enablement of digital transformation solutions for both service providers and city authorities.

In charge of bringing into the market end to end cross partners propositions that enable the delivery and monetization of Telco cloud solution, as well as the realization of the digital agenda of city authorities.

Broad and in depth technology expertise spanning SDN/NFV, NFVI, wireless technologies, AI and IoT/smart city platform recognized by the company through a series of “Best Achievements” awards for contributing in technology innovation/IPRs.

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