Digital Leadership Summit: Monetizing B2B2X Ecosystems: What lessons can CSPs take from 3G and 4G to become an essential part of the 5G supply chain?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Event description

In the 3G and 4G eras the debate was about how operators could provide complete end to end services and experiences for customers in order to best monetize their networks. As we move into the 5G era the discussion is much more about how they can be a successful ecosystem player, a platform provider at the heart of a range of solutions.

In this interactive leadership summit we will examine:

  • The key value and differentiators CSPs can bring to the ecosystem
  • The platform and business enablers needed to engage successfully with partners
  • Enabling technology for business success

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Iwona Hampson. Space is limited.


3:00 – 3:05 | Welcome to the workshop

Barry Graham, Contributing Analyst – TM Forum

3:05 – 3:15 | Introduction

James Kirby, SVP & Head of EMEACSG

3:15 – 3:30 | Case study 1: Success in the healthcare ecosystem – How Telenor and healthcare facilities in Norway leverage 5G/Edge computing to create innovative healthcare services and solutions.

  • The healthcare sector
  • Edge computing with low latency to answer use case requirements
  • 5G
  • Standardized test platform for vendors of medical equipment

Jan-Petter Torgersrud, Security Ambassador – Telenor

3:30 – 3:45 | Case Study 2: Success in an ecosystem

  • How IoT technology plays a role in Hello Tractor’s success and what this means for the future of agriculture
  • How leveraging Vodafone’s global IoT network in Africa is enabling Hello Tractor to offer an IoT-enabled technology services platform
  • Quantifying productivity increases of current mechanization assets (e.g. tractors)

Erik Kling, VP – Vodafone IoT Americas

3:45 – 4:15 | Executive roundtable and panel discussion

  • What paths to success in B2B2X ecosystems are we seeing so far in the 5G era?
  • What are the key ingredients that make these paths successful?
  • With vertical partnerships becoming critical drivers for survival, how do CSPs position themselves to establish the most relevant and benefitting from these?
  • What will be required for CSPs to become an essential part of the supply chain?

All attendees will be encouraged to interact with each other and the panellists and share the current challenges they are facing and what they are doing to solve them.

Facilitated by: Barry Graham, Contributing Analyst – TM Forum
James Kirby, SVP & Head of EMEACSG
Erik Kling, VP – Vodafone IoT Americas
Katie Swick, Director of Business Operations and Enablement – US Cellular
Jan-Petter Torgersrud, Security Ambassador – Telenor

4:15 – 4:25 | Ask the expert clinic session

This drop-in session is a chance to ask the experts burning questions and continue the conversation in an informal digital setting.

4:25 – 4:30 | Key Conclusions and closing statements
Barry Graham, Contributing Analyst – TM Forum

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