Autonomous Networks Summit 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 2pm – 4pm UTC/GMT+07.00
Live and in-person | Bangkok, Thailand
Co-located with Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) 2022



The race is on…for end-to-end network automation

Autonomous Networks (AN) powered alongside other technologies such as AI, big data, cloud and edge computing will make services quicker, cheaper and simpler to deploy and manage. AN will enable operators to unlock over $700 billion of new revenues from industrial 5G and B2B2x opportunities that require automation to manage the billions of devices connected to the internet as well as deliver on the ultra-low latency and high reliability many 5G use cases require. AN will also enable CSPs to deliver a “Zero X” (zero wait, zero touch, zero trouble) experience deliver simplicity to the users and leave complexity with the providers.

In 2019, TM Forum set up the Autonomous Networks Program to provide an industry-led approach for end-to-end network automation. Now, there is no doubt over the significance that autonomous networks will have in intelligent network automation. For Communication Service Providers (CSPs) the question is not if, but when they will be able to create fully autonomous networks, what opportunities will be available once these have been created, and which tools should be utilized to achieve this goal. 

Aiming to build up a global communication and collaboration platform for the AN industry, we are holding the Autonomous Networks Summit 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. Here, you will hear from trailblazers who are creating real change and inspire others with their autonomous network’s strategy and best practice. Real change can only happen when we come together to discus and collaborate to resolve key challenges of intelligent networks automation.

By attending the Autonomous Networks Summit, you gain access to the Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF), October 27 – 28, 2022.

This is an invite-only event. If you are interested in attending either virtually or in-person, please submit your interest below, confirming whether you will be in person or virtually and we will be in touch.


The Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
60 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand


TM Forum welcome

  • The state of the industry and where do we see autonomous networks heading?

George Glass, CTO, TM Forum

Latest developments in Autonomous Networks: Making the move to Autonomous Networks

  • Reviewing the latest developments in Autonomous Networks projects
  • Analysing the drivers of, and obstacles to, the implementation of Autonomous Networks
  • How CSPs can implement Autonomous Networks, and what might help accelerate adoption
  • Recommendations for CSPs to plan the journey to highly Autonomous Networks

Aaron Boasman-Patel, VP AI , Data & Operations, TM Forum
Dong Sun, VP, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation, Futurewei

Whitepaper release | Autonomous Networks: from strategy to implementation, empowering digital transformation

Aaron Boasman-Patel, VP AI , Data & Operations, TM Forum

Autonomous Networks: The cornerstone of the journey towards cognitive techco

  • An introduction to AIS’ cognitive telco strategy
  • The role of Autonomous Networks in AIS’ transformation to digital operations
  • Autonomous Networks: Transforming incident management
  • Why AIS are aspiring towards higher-level Autonomous Networks and an industry collaboration initiative

Wasit Wattanasap, Head of Nationwide Operation & Support Business Unit, AIS

Anchor the ‘Zero-X’ and ‘Self-X’ targets to improve the effectiveness of digital-intelligent transformation

  • An introduction to China mobile’s vision and targets of Autonomous Networks
  • The overall effectiveness of China Mobile Anhui’s Autonomous Networks practice
  • The case study of China Mobile Anhui: How to build Self-X network capabilities and improve Zero-X user experience
  • The experience summary and initiatives of China Mobile on moving the the future higher-level Autonomous Networks

Han Lu, VP, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Anhui

Industry Insight: The secret code to high-level network autonomy

  • How Autonomous Networks meet CSPs’ needs and strategy
  • The industry insight on how leading CSPs implement Autonomous Networks
  • Concluding the secret code of successful Autonomous Networks deployment in CSPs
  • The recommendations for CSPs while evolving to high-level autonomous networks

Mark Mortensen, Principal Analyst, ACG Research

Pave the way to high-level Autonomous Networks with Huawei ADN Solution

  • Why we all need to move to Autonomous Networks that are proactive, intelligent, accurate and automated
  • How we are working with CSPs to apply autonomous principles to improve customer experience, quality of service, business performance and efficiency
  • What is new and benefits from Huawei Autonomous Driving Network (ADN) solution for CSPs
  • Where we should continue to jointly explore while moving ahead to Level 4 Autonomous Networks in the future

Lin Yongming, ADN CSO, Huawei

Panel Discussion: Moving Autonomous Networks from strategy to implementation

  • What are the top business scenarios to achieve first while implementing Autonomous Networks? What are your expectations and goals over the next three years?
  • What are the top challenged to implement Autonomous Networks and how to overcome?
  • In terms of technology innovation and industry standards, what should be focused on and promoted for Autonomous Networks in future?

Moderated by: Aaron Boasman-Patel, VP AI , Data & Operations, TM Forum

Wasit Wattanasap, Head of Nationwide Operation & Support Business Unit, AIS
Mark Mortensen, Principal Analyst, ACG Research
Dong Sun, VP, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation, Futurewei
Lin Yongming, ADN CSO, Huawei

Wrap up and final thoughts

Aaron Boasman-PatelVP AI , Data & Operations, TM Forum

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