GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016 12:00am to
Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:00pm


Mobile is Everything

The world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry is the ideal location for networking with 94,000+ delegates from 2,200+ companies, listening to visionary keynotes, participating in trainings, and so much more. In 2016, MWC will provide in-depth coverage of the current and future mobile industry, highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technological developments, next generation services and growth strategies. Now on it’s 10th year in beautiful Barcelona, MWC is the must-attend event.

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Digital Operations Transformation Summit

Partnering to Enable Digital Business            

15:00-18:00, Sunday, February 21, 2016      lr-logo-158x80          tm forum logo!                               
Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center, Barcelona, Spain  

The Digital Operations Transformation Summit will bring together global industry leaders, thought leaders and innovators to explore the latest trends and share their visions and strategies for digital transformation of the ICT industry while inspiring an agile operations model and building a successful business enabling ecosystem.

The rapid development of the digital world has significantly changed user behavior, creating a new pattern of traffic consumption featuring five characteristics: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social (aka ROADS). 

To deliver the ROADS user experience, operators and enterprises not only need to construct future-oriented infrastructure that ensures efficient operations and agile innovation, but should also focus on the creation of an open industry ecosystem where all players along the digital value chain collaborate and contribute.

The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 in the Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center brings together more than 50 senior executives from telecommunication operators, enterprises, international bodies and research firms to inform and inspire on opportunities within the evolving digital landscape. The Summit is jointly organized and hosted by Huawei, a leading ICT provider; TM Forum, the global industry association for digital business; and Light Reading, a multichannel news and information provider.

This Summit includes presentations on the digital user experience, best practices and strategies in building a digital operations system and the enabling ecosystem. Additionally the roundtable discussion will share the challenges, roadmaps and approaches required to achieve digital operations transformation and ensure competitiveness in the digital age with each other of all delegates.

The Digital Operations Transformation Summit is an invite-only event for senior executives from communication service providers. Interested persons should contact Hugh Hall [email protected].

Please see detailed agenda below.

15:00-15:10Welcome Speech: Demand for Superior User Experiences Drives Digital
Operations Transformation
Ken Wang, President, Global Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei
15:10-15:25Presentation: Hyperadoption, Consumer Needs, and the Opportunity for the Telco of the FutureJames McQuivey, Ph.D, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
15:25-15:45Fireside Chat: The Future of 21st Century Communications – A Conversation with AT&T’s John DonovanJohn Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President – AT&T Technology and Operations, AT&T Inc

Stephen Saunders, CEO and Founder, Light Reading

15:45-16:00Presentation: Huawei’s Vision and Practice on Digital OperationsDong Sun, Ph.D, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation, Huawei
16:00-16:10Coffee Break 
16:10-16:40Panel Discussion: Digital Operations Transformation – The Challenge and StrategyModerator:
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Harmeen Mehta, Group CIO, Airtel

Radhika Venkatraman, SVP & CIO, Network & Technology, Verizon

Maurice Ma, CMO, Vice President, Carrier Software Business Unit, Huawei

Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Products and Chief Research Officer, IDC

Barry O’Reilly, Founder & CEO, Antennae

16:40-17:50Roundtable Discussion: Digital Operations Transformation – The
Challenge, Strategy and Roadmap
Moderator: Rob Rich, Managing Director TM Forum Insights Research All Delegates (e.g. AT&T/Deutsche Telecom/Verizon/VDF/Orange/MTN etc, Accenture, Deloitte, IDC/Forrester/Ovum etc, Amdocs/IBM/Microsoft etc, TMF, Light Reading, Huawei)
17:50-18:00Closing Remarks: Agile Operations Enable Digital TransformationPeter Sany, President and Chief Executive Officer, TM Forum

TM Forum’s Rob Rich will also speak at the CxO-only panel, Operator Customer Analytics. Rob will take a look behind the scenes at how operators make more creative and more flexible use of data. You will also be able to catch a glimpse into the future of Network Security with TM Forum’s Deputy CEO, Nik Willetts. Learn more at:

*TM Forum members receive 15% discount off Gold Pass: use code TMFM1574

In addition to these activities, TM Forum has a private meeting room available. To book a time slot, please contact Janelle Morse at [email protected]