Episode 1: On-Demand

Accelerating Digital Transformation: Embracing Business Disruption

What You’ll Learn


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For Episode 1, we brought together world-leading service and technology experts to explore how business strategies, service portfolios, provider networks, and workforces are being transformed to deliver more customized, high-performance, cloud-friendly services. In a digitized, “remote everything” world, enterprises need to accelerate digital transformation so they can continue innovating and provide exceptional customer experiences.

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Episode Segments

Host’s Edge View: Welcome by Host Jon Petz

Executives in Conversation: Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global, Interviewed by Nan Chen, President, MEF

Executives in Conversation: Eric Cevis, Group President, Verizon Partner Solutions, Interviewed by Christine Ziadeh, Telecom Review

Pushing the Edge: Analysts’ Corner: Market Insights from Roy Chua, AvidThink, and James Crawshaw, Omdia

MEF Perspectives: MEF & Digital Transformation

Deep Dive: Redefining Innovation & User Experience: How Digital Service Providers Raise the Bar

Service providers worldwide are transforming business strategies, service portfolios, networks, and workforces to more rapidly deliver customized, high-performance services optimized for the work-from-anywhere digital economy and multi-cloud environments. Top service provider experts will share about their own transformation experiences and provide perspectives on what enterprise customers should expect from market-leading digital service providers. Speakers will explore how customers increasingly will be able to mix and match next-generation overlay and underlay services, feature sets, and virtual network functions to address their application performance, cost, and other requirements. Join us to gain valuable insight into new, powerful hybrid networking solutions that provide unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network, security, and service capabilities.

Deep Dive: Unlock & Unleash Your High-Performance Network for Digital Transformation

Now, more than ever, service providers must ensure that their networks are built robust and agile enough to keep pace with the pressing demands of the always-on, always-connected digital economy. This session will focus on how service providers can take advantage of new programmable, automated, and open networking solutions to activate on-demand services, provide real-time visibility and service assurance across hybrid networks; guarantee application performance; and manage complexity in rapidly evolving, distributed cloud environments. Learn how to resolve issues and assure services at the speed of these dynamic environments. Discover the importance of cloud-native performance management and open APIs for software-driven service providers and enterprises. And explore how open optical networking and intelligent software automation combine to deliver a more flexible and programmable network for digital transformation.

Deep Dive: End-to-End Service Automation: Capitalizing on Business Disruption Opportunities

As boundaries are redefined between cloud, edge, and on-premise networks and new technologies including SD-WAN, SASE, Multi-Cloud, MEC, 5G, Satellite & IoT are introduced, service providers must adapt how they automate their operations to negotiate and deliver end-to-end SLA-driven, on-demand ICT services with optimal performance, security, and cost. Top technology experts will explore the latest solutions enabling commercial and technical service orchestration across multiple service providers, multiple cloud platforms, and multiple technology domains.  Learn how breakthrough technologies in networking, cloud, and application delivery are converging with the maturation of global standards for intra and inter-provider service automation to create new opportunities to offer enterprise customers on-demand/dynamic services beyond the network footprint of any single provider. Discover how to create new business opportunities by enabling 5G applications that are network slice-aware. Enjoy a lively debate about disruptive use case examples, and explore lessons learned so far on the automation/ transformation journey.


Wrap Up with Host Jon Petz

Empower your free digital transformation journey.

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