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TM Forum DTW: Transform from telco to tech-co on a secure and modern cloud

September 15, 2022 | DTW news room

By: Rick Lievano, CTO WW Telecommunications, Microsoft

I am excited to attend TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World in Copenhagen from 20-22 September, which is a global event for telco leaders who want to solve the problems of digital transformation. Microsoft joined TM Forum over a decade ago committed to innovation in the industry. Microsoft and our partners ecosystem, enable telco organizations transform into the tech-co of the future.

Please join us at TM Forum DTW to learn more about our work to advance innovation in the industry. Visit our booth (#208), hear our experts share technical and industry insights and take part in our Catalyst “Channels & Markets”.

Achieve more through a secure and trusted cloud platform

The power, scale, and security of the cloud has opened new horizons in the telecommunications industry. Microsoft empowers telecommunications organizations to achieve more through a trusted and secure platform supported by a comprehensive partner ecosystem. We will explore various themes throughout the event, including:

  • Streamline enterprise operations and BSS. Simplify workflows, realize operational efficiencies, and build a hyper-connected business through cloud-native applications, intelligent processes, and automation. 
  • Elevate customer experiences. Use conversational AI to enable self-service, expedite issue resolution, and deliver frictionless customer experiences at scale. 
  • Build a secure data-driven business. Enable a secure data platform with intelligent analytics optimized for the cloud. 
  • Accelerate network transformation. Use the power of a carrier grade, hybrid cloud to improve network efficiency, scalability, and reliability, reduce costs, and grow revenue. 

Learn more from Microsoft and industry experts

We will be participating in several sessions where we will be discussing key industry trends and how we have helped customers on their digital transformation journey.  

  • Migrate or move on—the legacy systems conundrum: Tuesday, September 20 from 11:30am – 1:00pmCET. A panel of technology experts will discuss how to consolidate, rationalize, and migrate legacy systems. Thilo Ewald, WE CTO Telecommunications, Microsoft will discuss key tactical issues like app migration and mission-critical applications along with other panelists.
  • Partnering with hyperscalers – challenging yet rewarding: Wednesday, September 21 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. What is the opportunity for CSPs to partner with hyperscalers, and what capability or technology gaps might get in the way? Rick Lievano, CTO WW Telecommunications, Microsoft, and a panel of experts will discuss how to overcome hurdles, reduce CAPEX, and enable seamless go-to-market, among other topics.
  • AI for business impact: Wednesday, September 21 from 4:30pm – 5:45pm. Jason Hogg, General Manager, Azure for Operators, Microsoft will discuss accelerating business and operational innovation using public cloud-based network analytics. Learn more about Microsoft’s investment in Azure for Operators, which empowers operators to modernize their networks, monetize 5G and the edge, and accelerate innovation and growth.
  • Security as a service: the outlook for CSP:  Thursday, 22 September 2022, 9:00am-1:00am CET. Security monetization promises to be a key telco revenue driver in the coming years. Microsoft’s cloud platform can help our telco customers offer “Security-as-a-service” for in-demand scenarios like Identity and Access Management, Security Operations Center, and more. Pramod Nair, Lead Security Architect will share his perspective on this exciting growth opportunity.

Check out our TM Forum Catalyst Project

The theme for this year’s Catalyst Projects is “Beyond Connectivity.” Microsoft, in partnership with Vodafone, Nokia and CSG, are proud to share our project, Channels & Markets.

This project is designed to help Telco organizations to build new digital marketplaces. We believe that Telcos are well-placed to use their geographic networks to combine connectivity and non-connectivity services.

By using TM Forum Open APIs and tapping into the work of network Standards Defining Organizations (SDOs) to incorporate partner and network services, products can be visualized, marketed, and deployed, helping to drive growth.

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