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AsiaPac Telco Advisory Board unveiled to support event agenda focused on Network Automation & AI

Thought leaders and visionaries from across the APAC telco ecosystem have agreed to join a highly engaged advisory board to guide conference content at FutureNet Asia

The inaugural virtual event, taking place on the 27th October, aims to attract a pan-regional CSP audience from Singapore, Australia, South Korea, India, Indonesia, and other AsiaPac nations, with the theme: Network Automation & AI, defining the roadmap for the Asia Pacific Telco of the future.

The importance of this topic was highlighted by Randeep Singh Sekhon, Airtel’s CTO in April at FutureNet World ‘to manage customer experience we have taken automation as the route‘. Rahul Atri, Managing Director, Rakuten Mobile Singapore (Advisory board member) went further by saying that ‘Automation for us has been a necessity and part of the culture from the start‘ when interviewed by FutureNet World earlier this year. With the aim to address the challenges faced by Telcos in automating their networks of the future the conference agenda, crafted with the support of the advisory board, is segmented into four sub-themes:

View the conference agenda
  1. Future Networks: The Vision & Strategy
  2. 5G & Edge: Unlocking Value
  3. Zero Touch Automation & New Operating Models
  4. Dynamic Orchestration and Intelligent Assurance

To provide a cohesive online experience the event incorporates three formats: CXO panels where leading telcos will compare and contrast their approaches to network automation & AI, Telco Case studies that share learnings from successful deployments, and Invite-only Roundtables facilitating content-led networking around a key industry challenge.

Advisory board members

Kim Krogh Andersen, Product & Technology – Group Executive, Telstra
Rahul Atri, Managing Director, Rakuten Mobile Singapore
Sandeep Gupta, EVP Network Strategy & Architecture, Airtel
Jake Saunders, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services, ABI Research
Arvin Siena, VP and Head of Technology Strategy and Transformation Office, PLDT and Smart
Kunal Punn, Head of Corporate Strategy, DTAC
Kailem Anderson, Vice President, Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena
Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC Group
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