Digital Leadership Summit: Realizing the power of autonomous networks in digital transformation

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2:00pm to 3:30pm


There is no doubt over the significance that autonomous networks will have in digital transformation. 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. 

In this summit, senior representatives from CSPs and TM Forum will outline the concept, benefits and architecture of autonomous networks, before diving into what autonomous networks currently look like within the industry, the successes we’ve already seen and what more needs to be done. 

This is an invite-only session. If you are interested in attending, please submit your interest here and we will be in touch.

Autonomous networks in 2022: How far have we come?

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Optimizing connectivity to accelerate digital transformation – what role do autonomous networks (AN) play?
  • Realizing the challenges faced when creating autonomous networks
  • Understanding the current AN landscape
  • The 4 pillars supporting AN

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

The path to autonomous networks implementation

  • Analyzing the different approaches and frameworks for autonomous networks
  • Realizing industry best practices for AN and the opportunities that have been created
  • Evaluating existing AN examples against TM Forum’s guidelines – what successes are we seeing?

Mark Mortensen, Principal AnalystACG Research

Evolving Towards High-Level Autonomous Networks for High-Quality Business Development

  • What challenges are addressed for autonomous networks to solve?
  • The strategy and plan to implement AN across entire networks 
  • What have been the processes and outcomes over the last few years?

Li Changkong, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Beijing

How do you pave the way to autonomous networks? 

  • Understanding the journey to autonomous networks: where and how it can be started
  • Addressing challenges in data, culture, and operations when implementing autonomous networks
  • Measuring success: How can assessing where you are in your automation journey help forward progress?
  • What does the future of automation look like?

Mohammad Rubbyat Akram, Vice President, End to End Delivery Management, Robi Axiata Ltd.

The TM Forum AN Project: Exploring progress and future plan 

  • The strategy and plan to implement AN across entire networks
  • What are the key elements of the autonomous networks project at TM Forum
  • What are the key deliverables, milestones, and status
  • How to join the TM Forum autonomous networks project

Dong Sun, TMF AN project lead, Chief Business Strategist, Futurewei

Closing remarks

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

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