Cloud Native 5G Focal

About Cloud Native 5G Summit

Mobile operators are moving to cloud-native 5G to take advantage of the more efficient networks. During this show, speakers will cover the important themes relating to Cloud Native 5G deployments, including Standalone 5G, AI and monetization opportunities.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Cloud Native State of the Industry: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Cloud-Native 5G refers to a 5G network deployed over various cloud architectures. Cloudification of the network allows Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to design and run scalable networks in modern and dynamic environments. In addition to being scalable and flexible, they present the opportunity for CSPs to generate savings which is very important at a time when the industry is looking to capitalize on their 5G investments. During this session, speakers will delve into the state of cloud native 5G deployments and they will examine the adoption of cloud native technologies and discuss the various opportunities and challenges relating to 5G cloudification.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET Fireside Chat | Speaker: Ramesh Nagarajan, Head Network Modernization and Partnerships, Google Cloud / Moderator: Diana Goovaerts, Executive Director, Cloud and Telecom, Fierce Network, Questex

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ET Panel Discussion | Panelists: Philippe Ensarguet, VP of Software Engineering, Orange / Partha Seetala, President of the Cloud BU, Rakuten Symphony / Shawn Hakl, VP, 5G Strategy, Microsoft Moderator: Patrick Lopez, CEO, Core Analysis


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET

The Importance of Standalone 5G in Deploying 5G Advance

5G Advanced refers to the next phase in 5G rollout and it is set to be transformative, driving innovation and creating new use cases such as ultra-reliable low-latency communications, massive machine type communications and wireless edge computing. However, pivotal to the success of 5G Advanced rollout is ensuring CSPs have deployed standalone 5G architecture. During this session, speakers will analyse the significance of SA 5G in realizing the 5G Advanced potential. They will discuss deployments to date and how challenges such as cost, security and interoperability can be managed to ensure smooth a smooth rollout.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET Panel Discussion |   Panelists: Sylwia Kechiche, Senior Director, Industry Analysis, Opensignal / Shujaur Mufti, Global Partners Solution Architecture - TME, Red Hat / Moderator: Prakash Sangam, Founder & Principal, Tantra Analyst


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The Role of AI & ML in Going Cloud Native

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning play important roles in assisting CSPs deploy cloud native 5G networks. From optimization, automation and predictive maintenance, AI and ML are powerful tools to ensuring 5G cloudification is a success. During this session, speakers will explore how AI/ML can be used in cloud native 5G deployments and they will discuss areas such as innovation, efficiency and how CSPs can retrain their workforce to work with AI and ML.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET Keynote | Speaker: Ross McWalter, WW Head of telecom big data, AI/ML, and Cx, AWS

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ET Panel Discussion | Moderator: Viet Nguyen, Vice President, PR and Technology, 5G Americas / Panelists: Beth Cohen, SDN Product Strategy, Verizon / Brandon Larson, SVP, GM, Cloud, AI & IMS, Mavenir / Ian Hood, CTO / Chief Strategist – Global Service Providers, Red Hat


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Exploring New Revenue Streams with Cloud Native 5G

5G Monetization is a buzz word (or words) in the telecommunications industry currently. After heavy investment in 5G architecture, CSPs are keen to see ROI on their investments. Cloud native 5G is a monetization strategy in of itself. The flexibility and scalability of the cloud native 5G networks not only allows CSPs to cut back on CAPEX costs, but it also generates the opportunities for new revenue streams to be explored. During this session, speakers will examine innovative strategies and use cases which leverage cloud native 5G to drive market differentiations and deliver enhanced value to customers.

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET Keynote | Speaker: Shawn Hakl, VP, 5G Strategy, Microsoft

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET Fireside Chat | Speaker: Pablo Pinedo, Executive Director, Payments Sales Manager & North America Telecommunications Head, JP Morgan Chase & Co. / Moderator: Linda Hardesty, Executive Editor, Broadband, Fierce Network, Questex

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET Fireside Chat | Speaker: Arun Bhamidimarri, Architect, Telco Solutions- Software Defined Edge, VMware by Broadcom / Moderator: Roy Chua, Principal, AvidThink 

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