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TMForum: Digital Transformation World Series 2020

The progress of analytics, AI and automation (A3): a reality check on the value for telcos

1) Where is A3 gaining traction in a telco?
2) Where is the value generated by A3?
3) The need for A3 in 5G

Making your workforce AI smart – upskill, retrain and recruit new talent!

– What skills are required to drive AI adoption?
– Determining skills sets for which can you retrain or upskill staff and where new talent is required
– Getting the balance right between hard skills and soft skills needed for AI
– Why fusion skills are essential for AI and how to develop employees’ fusion skills
– Strategies for closing the AI talent gap
– Incentivizing employees to improve their data literacy and AI skills

Pedro Uria Recio, Group Head of Data Analytics and AI /Axiata Analytics Center, Axiata
Utpal Mangla, VP & Senior Partner, AI Data & Analytics Telecom Industry Leader, IBM
Antony Savarimuthu, VP – Digital Transformation Programs, Prodapt

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Oct 15, 2020  

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5G with EDGE Computing is an emerging area which will enable telecom to revolutionize and transform all industries. Gartner estimates that by 2025, 75% of enterprise data will be processed at the EDGE (compared to 10% today). Session focuses on what we are doing in the industry to making this a reality. This includes:
– High-level overview of 5G, EDGE and Key use cases with real life examples
– Architecture overview including key components – Edge App Manager & Network Cloud Platform
– AI & Analytic EDGE workloads integration with 5G components such as 5G core and vRAN
– Demonstration of an actual 5G implementation at EDGE covering 5G Network slicing with close loop
automation to manage security and optimize network traffic with applications deployed at the EDGE;submission=5121013

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Jul 2020

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TMForum DTW19

AI and Data Track; 2025 Digital Operator & Digital Customer

Panelist: ‘Applied AI – New Trends & Strategies’ – TMForum19, Acropolis Center, Nice, France

Lightening Talks Panel included:
Pramod Misra – Product Lead Mobile Analytics & Data Monetisation, Vodafone Idea (India)
Utpal Mangla – Vice President & Partner – Global Leader: Watson AI & Blockchain; Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM
Dominik Schiener – Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors & Founder, IOTA Foundation
Moderator: Paul Morrissey – Global Ambassador; Head of the Data Analytics & Cx Group, TM Forum

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May 2019 

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GSMA: Think Panel on Artificial Intelligence

Speaker at MWC: ‘Intersection of AI + Blockchain’ – MWC19, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Speakers included:
Dr Ling Wu, Chairman, Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG)
Shahid Ahmed, COO & Co-Founder, Eqitii
Utpal Mangla, VP & Partner, Watson AI, IoT and Blockchain Global Leader, IBM
Dr Catherine Mulligan, Research Fellow & Co-Director Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, Imperial College London
Takeshi Fukuizumi, VP, Information Services Development Division, Softbank

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Feb 2019

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PREVAIL 2020: Conference On Performance Engineering, Availability and Security

Recent investment and development of 5G has resulted in Edge Computing becoming a key technology to improve performance, scalability and availability. Focus on implementing an end-to-end edge solution from an application and network perspective

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Aug 2020

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Immerse yourself in the world of edge computing and how it applies to the communications service provider (CSP) / telco industry. Join Rob High, Vice President, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Edge Computing, and Utpal Mangla, Vice President, IBM TME Industry, 5G/Edge Innovation Leader, for a lively discussion on key use cases and the art of the possible

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Future of Edge Computing

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Feb 2020

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TMForum DTW19

Co-chair – AI and Data Track; Business Strategy & Network Transformation

Moderator Panel: ‘Applied AI – New Trends & Strategies’ – TMForum19, Acropolis Center, Nice, France

CxO Panel included:
Simon Norris – Founder & CEO, Nomensa
Ouyang Ye – CTO and VP, AsiaInfo Group
Rui Frazao – CTO and EVP Operations, B-Yond
Utpal Mangla, VP & Partner, Watson AI, IoT and Blockchain Global Leader, IBM

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May 2019

GSMA MWC19: Panel - 'Applied AI Forum' Conference
Applied AI: New Trends and Strategies
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Panel Member at MWC: ‘Applied AI – New Trends & Strategies’ – MWC19, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Panel included:
Chris Wigley, Solution Partner, QuantumBlack
Massimo Mascaro, Technical Director, Applied AI, Google
Matei Zaharia, Chief Technologist and CoFounder, Databricks
Xiao Gang Wang, CoFounder and Managing Director, SenseTime
Utpal Mangla, VP & Partner, Watson AI, IoT and Blockchain Global Leader, IBM

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Feb 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Blockchain in Media & Entertainment - Threat or Opportunity
May 2019

Blockchain solutions Panelist

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Blockchain in Media & Entertainment

Salesforce Dreamforce 2018: Communications Industry Summit
Nov 2018

Practical Telecom Use cases for Artificial Intelligence

Panel Member: Salesforce Telecom Industry Summit for AI, San Francisco, California

AI is Coming, But Are You Ready?
May 2018

TMForum: Digital Transformation World; Interactive roundtable Discussion

Speaker at TMForum: ‘AI and Data Analytics’ at Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France

Blockchain for Business: Blockchain skills, use-cases and the workforce of future

CSUN Symposium 

Symposium at California State University (CSUN)

Speaker: IBM’s Blockchain Academic Initiative for students and faculty at CSUN, Northridge

It’s personal. Winning your customer’s loyalty and advocacy

Oct 2016 

7th Customer Experience Management (CEM) Telecoms North America Summit

Keynote Speaker: 2016 CEM in Telecoms North America Forum in Atlanta, GA

Building an Enterprise Application QA Center of Excellence

Sep 2015

Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality (TASSQ)

Keynote Speaker: 2015 Fall session at ‘Albany Club of Toronto’

Create vibrant revenue opportunities with machine-to-machine (IoT) communication

Feb 2013

IBM Global Business Services: Communications Sector

‘Creating the interconnected world’ series White paper – Telecommunications Industry

Gamification and Continuous Communication with Customers Whitepaper
TM Forum Introductory Guide
AI Closed Loop Automation - Anomaly Detection and Resolution Whitepaper
TM Forum Introductory Guide