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Announcing the FutureNet World 2023 Advisory Board

FutureNet World is excited to unveil the 2023 Advisory Board, a group of 22 senior executives who help guide the focus and direction that the award winning FutureNet World takes and ensures that it remains relevant and of value to the industry. This group includes members from many of the leading CSPs from across the globe, key industry organisations and is representative of the ecosystem.

FutureNet World looks through the lens of the CSP and is focused on the strategic and commercial decisions that telcos are making today and the considerations for the network. The event is dedicated to drive the agenda around ´Network Automation and AI´, a core foundational pillar for the next wave of growth in telecoms.

2023 Members:

Kim Krogh Andersen, Product & Technology – Group Executive, Telstra | Mallik Rao, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Telefonica Germany | Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, KPN | Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS | Brian King, CIO, T-Mobile USA | Sharad Sriwastawa, Chief Technology Officer, Rakuten Mobile, Inc. | Philippe Ensarguet, CTO, Orange Business Services | Matteo Gatta, CEO, BICS | Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum | Thomas van Briel, SVP Architecture & Strategy, Deutsche Telekom | Terje Jensen, Senior VP & Head of Global Network Architecture, Telenor | Juan Manuel Caro, Director Autonomous Network and JV´s Technology, Telefónica | Mark Duesener, EVP Mobile Networks and Services, Swisscom | Alessandra Pavese, Head of Network Evolution and Automation, Vodafone | Bastien Bianchi, Director Core Network and Transmission Solutions, Orange Belgium | Ton Brand, Director Standards Development Centre, ETSI | Kirsty Bright, Director of Network Innovation & Transformation, Virgin Media O2 | Luis Anaya, Head of Technology, Vodafone Group | Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Program Lead- AI Empowered Networks, Orange | Diego Lopez, Senior Technology Expert, Telefonica | Dimitris Mavrakis, Senior Research Director, ABI Research | Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking & Orchestration + Edge/IOT, Linux Foundation

Commenting on the Advisory Board, Giles Cummings, Founder & CEO of FutureNet World, said: “Since launching FutureNet World in 2019, I have been humbled by the incredible support we have received from senior executives who invest their valuable time into making sure our event remains timely and relevant for the industry. Their knowledge, insight and expertise are key to the work we do as we continue to provide an important platform to help CSPs unlock the full value of intelligent automation and help them to accelerate growth, competitiveness, and networks for the future.”

FutureNet World takes place on 3-4 May at The Novotel West, London.

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