Nowadays, digital transformation is being widely adopted by operators worldwide. However, many questions remain as yet unanswered. In the digital era, customer experience becomes the key success factor in seizing digital business opportunities, and drives re-architecting of operations and ICT infrastructure. How should operators transform their operations to agile and autonomous, to deliver the ROADS experience? How should ICT infrastructure be re-architected to provide flexible and elastic ICT resources for service delivery agility?
This year's event will focus on operations transformation: amplifying CEM value in the digital age, transforming operating models from network-centric to customer-centric, evolving OSS/BSS to agile enabling systems, re-architecting infrastructure to provide ICT resources with ‘speed，flexibility and scalability',developing services -video, cloud and loT, and assuring zero-fault service continuity post virtualization and cloudification, etc. Some of industry's most influential thought leaders will join us in sharing their best practices and insights, including top operators, open source partners, standards organizations, industry analysts, and research firms.
A digital age marked by greater connectivity, faster interaction, smarter data analysis, and more robust innovation is upon us. Operators at the cutting edge of the age have been cultivating a digital business ecology, one that can provide us with a more diverse range of digital products and a true ROADS experience. Today's operators take advantage of digital production, services, businesses, and reconstructed infrastructure to reconstruct enterprise production, marketing, distribution, and operations processes. With these new advantages, operators are better able to adapt to changes in the business environment heralded by this new digital age.
Operations connects the ROADS experience with the ICT infrastructure to drive greater value to end users. The current operating model needs to be re-defined and evolved around new business capabilities, agility, real-time, intelligence, autonomous, and capability exposure. With the topic Future Mode of Operations (FMO), we will discuss how operators transform their organizational structure to support service agility; creating a unified platform that continues to support agile integration, testing, implementation, and enable iterative development, rapid customization, and capability exposure, so that they can enhance their positions and importance in the value chain.
Flexible ICT Infrastructure
To enable ROADS experience, operators must transform their network to software-defined and cloud-based, by a comprehensive cloudification, so as to streamline networks with operations system, to support true "real-time”. By leveraging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Cloudification (NFC), operator can accelerate the network cloudification, and improve automation, flexibility, and scalability. At this conference, we will discuss how to reduce network complexity, meet new challenges, such as how to increase the reliability of multi-vendor multi-level architectures, how to verify the functions and features of a distributed cloud data center and how to automate maintenance for hybrid networks, and more.
Senior Vice President,Chairman of Open ROADS Community
Born in 1964, Dr. Liang holds a doctorate degree from Wuhan University of Technology. Dr. Liang joined Huawei in 1995 and has served as President of Supply Chain, CFO of Huawei, President of the Business Process & IT Mgmt Dept, President of the Global Technical Service Dept, Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Li Zhengmao, is currently Executive Vice President of China Mobile Communications Corporation. Mr. Li assists the President in relation to the matters of technology, R&D, M &A, and information security issues, etc.
Mr. Li received a doctor’s degree in communications and electronic engineering from the Southeast University. Mr. Li formerly served as a Professor of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He also served as Director and Executive Vice President of China United Telecommunications Corporation. Mr. Li has extensive experience in engineering technology and business operations.
Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso and Economist Films. He joined The Economist as Science Correspondent in 1998 and was subsequently appointed Technology Editor, Business Editor and Digital Editor. He is the author of six history books, including “Writing on the Wall” (2013), “The Victorian Internet” (1998) and “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” (2005). He studied engineering and computing at Oxford University and has written for other publications including the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired, taking a particular interest in the internet’s cultural and historical significance.
Chief Information Officer
Phil has a very successful leadership track record and is renowned for transforming & exploiting the value of IT in major global companies. He spent twelve years at Vodafone culminating, in 2010, as Regional CIO in Northern Europe before moving to be CIO for Telefonica O2 UK. This was quickly followed in 2011 with a move to Madrid to become Telefonica Global CIO with 20 countries, 6000 IT Professionals and a multi-billion annual IT budget. In addition to his G-CIO responsibilities, he has overseen the creation and exploitation of a wholly owned, independent but captive global technology company as CEO and now Chairman.
Under his leadership, Telefonica has had many successes in the boldest transformation in the industry, including radical business simplification, building and exploiting unique and world class Datacenters, global shared services to optimise IT spend and in the transformation of the process & application landscape to enable the business vision: to be the best Digital Telecommunications company in the world.
Recently awarded the European CIO of the Year for 2016, he is consistently voted at the very top of the CIO Top100 and in UKTECH50 for the 50 most influential people in UK Technology sector. He is a member of the board of directors for the TM Forum and has served as a non-executive independent advisor on IT to a major banking and financial services company.
Head of TV Technical Service Center
Thomas Staneker is the Head of Deutsche Telekom’s European TV Technology Service Center, which is based in Budapest. The TV Technology Center plans and builds TV solutions for DT’s subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience at Alcatel from various positions in R&D, International Product Management and Worldwide Product Marketing. He joined Deutsche Telekom in 2005.
Head of Systems Architecture Center of Excellence
Dr Lester Thomas is the Chief Systems Architect for Vodafone Group PLC and also holds the title of Vodafone Distinguished Engineer. He is responsible for Vodafone’s BSS and OSS Systems Architecture and Strategy. Lester has been with Vodafone for 12 Years, transforming their architecture practice, implementing a world-class Service-Oriented Architecture and simplifying their architecture through system rationalization and decommissioning.
Prior to Vodafone, Lester was Chief Technology Officer at an internet start-up and also spent 4 Years working for Andersen Consulting. Lester has a PhD in Digital Information Theory from the University of Wales and held a post-Doctorate research position at the University of Cambridge.
Senior Vice President, Network Operation & Performance
Mr. Kung is the Senior Vice President of Orang Group since 2011, he is responsible for group operation. In 2010, as a Vice President of Research Dept, managing Lannion Orange Lab and CN Research Center at Orange, he is mainly responsible for network technology development and strategic research of CN. He also is a reserch of CNET, the main direction is intelligent network, has ever worked with ITU-T, also is a memeber of TINA-C.
Chief Product Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Interner Data Center
Borned in 1980, Mr. Supparat granduated from Thammasat University. Since 2012, Mr.Supparat served as Global Head of Technology Delivery in Thomson Reuters; In 2014, Mr.Supparat joined TRUE IDC, serving as Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer until now.