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Opening remarks

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe 

KEYNOTE: Open at the edge

Jason Hoffman, CEO, MobiledgeX (Deutsche Telekom) & Co-Chair, GSMA Edge Committee

Lessons from a community-based approach to edge computing, including for Open Ran, 5G core, network slicing and more…

Multi-vendor strategy in transformation from Telco to Techco – a slice of feedback from the current phase of 5G solution engagements

Oliver Korfmacher, CTO Telecoms Group, ENEA
  • Why multi-vendor & does it help or hinder
  • Key considerations in establishing a secure, automated environment
  • Going hybrid – mixing the old with the new

PANEL: Hyperscalers in the evolving ecosystem

Steve Plain, Director of Product & Services Strategy, AMDOCS
Martin Taylor, Program Management, Microsoft
Franz Seiser, VP Access Disaggregation, Deutsche Telekom AG
Moderator: Ahmed Ali, Senior Analyst, STL Partners
  • Do we need hyperscalers for applications in private 5G networks?
  • How are operators using hyperscalers to serve their enterprise customers?
  • How are operators using hyperscalers to optimise their own operations?
  • What kind of new architectures will hyperscalers bring to the Open RAN ecosystem?

Exploring the relationship between Neutral Host and technological advancements

Brendon O’Reilly, Group CTO, BAI Communications

Comfort break

Evolving Location and Encryption Needs of LEAs in a 5G world

David Anstiss, Senior Solutions Architect, SS8 Networks

An insight in​to how 5G is impacting lawful interception and the challenges Law Enforcement Agencies face as they work with Communication Service Providers to gather intelligence and safeguard society.

  • Real-world problems with 5GC encryption
  • 5G location capabilities and the impact on law enforcement investigations
  • Optimal solutions for both CSPs and LEAs

Taking Automation to the Next Level with Autonomous Operations

Ari Banerjee, Senior Vice President – Strategy, Netcracker Technology

  • Why operations automation is critical to 5G success?
  • How Domain orchestration is the transformational new approach for new operations environment?
  • Why role of network and service orchestration is critical for the success of Open RAN?

PANEL: Techcos at the EDGE

Kurt Schlager, Head of Network Evolution, A1 Group
Terje Jensen, SVP & Head of Network Architecture, Telenor
Neil McRae, MD Architecture & Strategy, BT Group Architecture, BT
Moderator: James Stuart, Senior Analyst Distributed and Edge Computing, ABI Research
  • The importance of distributed cloud to enterprise CIOs
  • Distributed intelligence at the edge
  • Embedding interoperability

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Leveraging new revenue streams beyond connectivity

Philippe Ensarguet, CTO, Orange Business Services

Wrap up of Day 2