DTW 2023: Shaping the Future of Telecommunications
September 28, 2023
Brandon Wick is a Senior Director of Marketing at Aarna Networks where he leads the organization on digital media, content and automated marketing, and communications strategy and execution. Prior to Aarna, he worked at the Linux Foundation for seven years building and growing open source projects and communities across the networking, cloud, and energy verticals. Before joining the Linux Foundation, he worked for multiple marketing agencies and an international NGO providing volunteer services around the globe. He holds a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He resides in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife and daughter.
The TM Forum Digital Transformation World (DTW) 2023 event, held from September 19-21 in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a resounding success. The event brought together over 600 companies and 3,500 delegates from over 90 countries to discuss the latest trends and developments in the telecommunications industry. Subbu, Aarna’s Global Head of Sales, was in attendance and kept busy collaborating with our partners and customers.
DTW 2023 was a showcase of the industry's commitment to innovation and transformation. The event featured a wide range of sessions, keynotes, and panel discussions on topics such as:
The convergence of telecommunications and cloud computing
The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the telecommunications industry
Data engineering, machine learning, and AI
Cloud computing and open digital architectures
Future networks and technologies such as 5G, edge computing, and network slicing
DTW 2023 featured a number of keynote speakers and panelists from leading telecommunications companies, vendors, and industry organizations.
Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia: Suri spoke about the importance of collaboration and innovation in the telecommunications industry. He also highlighted Nokia's commitment to developing 5G and other emerging technologies.
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Intel: Gelsinger discussed the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the telecommunications industry. He also highlighted Intel's commitment to developing AI-powered solutions for telecommunications companies.
Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle: Catz spoke about the importance of cloud computing in the telecommunications industry. She also highlighted Oracle's commitment to providing cloud solutions that can help telecommunications companies accelerate their digital transformation.
Ruza Sabanovic, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Telenor: Sabanovic discussed the challenges and opportunities facing telecommunications companies in the 5G era. She also highlighted Telenor's commitment to building a sustainable and innovative future for the telecommunications industry.
Kelvin Chua, Deputy General Manager, Cloud Network Operation Dept., China Mobile: Chua shared his insights on how China Mobile is using cloud computing to transform its network operations. He also discussed the challenges and opportunities of operating a 5G network at scale.
The telecommunications industry is at a crossroads. New technologies such as 5G, AI, and cloud computing are creating new opportunities for innovation and growth. However, telecommunications companies are also facing increasing competition from new entrants and the need to transform their businesses in order to meet the changing needs of their customers.
DTW 2023 showed that the telecommunications industry is committed to innovation and transformation. The speakers, panelists, and exhibitors provided a glimpse into the future of telecommunications, and it is clear that the industry is poised for continued growth and innovation in the years to come.
Visit the TM Forum website to watch the DTW keynote speeches and panel discussions on demand for complete event information.