Digital Operator 2020 – Vision, Strategy and Roadmap
Disruptive competition is the number one challenge to operators at the moment. OTT companies are thriving by feeding off the infrastructure provided by traditional Operators. The list of the top 10 highest R&D budgets in the world is now dominated by tech companies. OTT organizations have the biggest R&D budgets, an agile state of mind, a younger workforce and momentum. But the game is not over, in fact the race has only just begun. Traditional Operators and their CTIOs are fast realizing the size of the opportunity represented by becoming Digital Operators. The moment is now to collaborate and drive forward the journey of digital transformation. Soon it will be too late.
It is therefore not surprising that operators are hoping to become Digital Operators by 2020 and have all embarked on the transformation journey that will allow them to effectively compete against OTTs and other industry sectors. Crucial components of that digital transformation journey are: to have a vision of how to get there; a concrete plan on how to transform the business; the ability to build partnerships and ecosystem; and an understanding of how to leverage new technologies to take advantage of the numerous opportunities.
Key challenges that will be addressed: