Earlier this year, I was asked to participate as a panel speaker in the Women in the Digital World Networking Lunch at the TM Forum Live in Nice. During my career in the industry over the past 30 years (hush) – the topic of attracting women of all age groups and races has been a big issue.
There’s no better place to reflect on the latest B/OSS, cloud-computing, and Network Function Virtualization trends than the sunny, pebble rich beaches of Nice. Once again the TM Forum Live! event has taken the Côte d’Azur by storm, with over 2700 industry attendees ready to share best practices, success stories, and effective strategies for transforming the telecommunications business.
On May 5, I had the pleasure to host Andrew Dascombe, Head of Enterprise Mobility at Telefónica Global Technologies and ask him questions about how Telefónica is enabling and transforming the communications and collaboration experience for its employees. The new collaboration environment relies on Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer and it is the next step in bringing Telefónica’s global workforce to the forefront of seamless communication and collaboration.
Over the past few years Skype has given its internal business intelligence platform a complete makeover as part of a program to foster a data insight driven business culture. They perfected the incoming data pipeline and built a cloud-powered analytics solution that showcases the best of Microsoft software, capable of scaling to hundreds of petabytes.
One could argue that no other industry has seen the rapid development that telecommunications has experienced since the 1990s. It has exploded exponentially in terms of the range of service offerings and in how much we all rely on the technology.