TCS is a key partner of the TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World Series 2020, one of the largest virtual conferences. Attended by leading global telecommunication companies, the event is scheduled to run from Oct 7 to Nov 12, 2020.
Session 1 - Building 5G-ready platform architectures to maximize core-to-edge business capabilities
How 5G necessitates the need to evolve to service-based, real-time, zero-touch and responsive digital platforms
Shifting from enterprise to ecosystem play and the related platform architectural implications
Determining future-ready 5G platform architectural capabilities, including capabilities at the edge
Key things to consider when taking a pragmatic approach to the evolution towards 5G readiness
Date and Time: Oct 15, 2020 (Thursday) | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CET
Shoma Chakravarty, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Verizon
Sujatha Gopal, Chief Architect, Tata Consultancy Services
Session 2 - TDC’s journey towards silent IT
Rethinking the relationship between IT and the rest of the business – taking a business capability first approach
Embracing new opportunities enabled by increased IT agility, from cost optimization to delivering new services
Increasing speed, flexibility and reducing deployment risks
Facing the challenges head on
Date and Time: Oct 22, 2020 (Thursday) | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CET
Peter Damsgård Fabricius, VP, IT Drive, TDC NET
Benu Cherian, Segment Head, Nordic Region, Communications, Media and Information Services, Tata Consultancy Services
Interviewer - Ian Turkington, VP Architecture & APIs, TM Forum
Session 3 - Ecosystems evolution in the 5G world
Perspectives on key demand and investment areas around ecosystems in the context of 5G
How we see 5G ecosystems evolving for client organizations
Introduction to the TMF catalyst on ‘Ecosystems: From opportunity to capability – A playbook approach for CSPs’
Motivations for TCS investment in the TMF catalyst
The Ecosystem playbook relevance and applicability to 5G ecosystem opportunities
Date and Time: October 27, 2020 (Tuesday) | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET
Sankaranarayanan "Shanky" Viswanathan, VP, CTO and Global Head, Industry Advisory Group, CMI, TCS
Sujatha Gopal, Chief Architect, TCS
Ehtisham A. Rao, Business Architect, Saudi Telecom (STC)
Moderator - Suvasree Basu, Enterprise Architect, CMI, TCS
Session 4 - Getting the edge strategy right
Identifying the symbiotic relationship between the edge and the center of the network
If we build the edge, will they come? Is this enough justification and reasoning to invest in the edge?
What are the key services the edge will need to support?
Evaluating key potential business models for infrastructure- IaaS, platform (PaaS), network (NaaS) and unified communication (UCaaS) to industrial IoT (IIoT) and high definition video capture
If we don't build out the edge immediately, could telcos lose the B2B2X commercial opportunity and more to Amazon, Google and Facebook? Could this lead to the death of the telco?
If collaboration between network operators and sharing of data needs to occur to enable a joined-up edge which spans right around the world: Is collaboration between operators even possible?
Date and Time: Oct 29, 2020 (Thursday) | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CET
Christian Kloch, Innovation Architect, Expert 5G Innovation Hub, TDC
Narendran Sivakumar, Global Industry Advisor for 5G Monetization initiatives, TCS
Session 5: Making agile transformation happen
How do you build an empowered organization driven by agile principles?
How can CSPs enable agile delivery in a multi-partner environment?
What does it take to drive the adoption of agile practices across the organization?
How can CSPs improve the customer experience?
Fail fast with a software approach to services
Date and Time: Nov 5, 2020 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CET
Thomas De Rycke, Agile Transformation Head, Proximus
Nandu More, Client Director, Central Europe, Communications, Media and Information Services, TCS
Uğur Gemici, VP of Product Development, Etiya
AI driven business assurance for 5G – More details here
Ecosystems: From opportunity to capability - A playbook approach for CSPs – More details here
Mega Catalyst for ecosystem assurance – More details here