All Digital Transformation World (DTW) articles

  • btw329-tt-digital-duo-catalysts-of-change
    Strategy & Change

    Digital duo plan to be catalysts of change for BT

    2021-10-05T10:11:00Z

    Incomers Harmeen Mehta and Rob Shuter are tag-teaming to bring their external perspectives to BT’s digital transformation plans. Enterprise unit set to become a route to market for emerging services, with a “fail fast” mindset. BT described as receptive to need for change, but Mehta calling for people to ...

  • btw317-tt-bt-consumer-it-legacy
    Consumer (B2C)

    Legacy IT hinders BT Consumer brand meld

    2020-10-26T18:56:00Z

    Siloed IT for BT, EE, and Plusnet creates cross-selling challenge. Vendor selection process for IT overhaul has been going on four years and is not yet complete.

  • btw306-05-03-03 Simple vase
    Strategy & Change

    BT Group’s change of culture and strive for simplification

    2019-09-13T16:54:00Z

    One theme of BT Technology’s 2019 Business Briefing event was the importance of cultural changes within BT’s IT department. The need to foster an environment more widely across the division and Group that will enable a digital transformation, driven by simplification and automation, was seen as an essential goal. ...

  • Vodafone's Martin Wesenaar providing insights into the OpCo’s transition to a cloud‑native environment
    Strategy & Change

    DTW19: Vodafone Germany on charge to cloud payments

    2019-07-11T00:15:00Z

    Long-running, Huawei-supported project said to have been met well, with customer experience and efficiencies benefits. Some compromises made on legacy and vendor retention.

  • Deutsche Telekom's "One App"
    Strategy & Change

    HAL’s odyssey: Deutsche Telekom grows API framework to drive savings

    2019-07-11T00:14:00Z

    Executives claim progress in Europe’s digitally-flavoured simplification plan, flagged at DT’s last Capital Markets Day. OneApp customer support platform nears full reach across Europe area. E-commerce and TV services next. Data-analytics layer in pipeline.

  • Lester Thomas, Vodafone's Chief Systems Architect, on "zero touch" partnering
    Strategy & Change

    DTW19: Another Vodafone Group signal of coming partner platform refit

    2019-07-11T00:13:00Z

    Vodafone recognises need for improvement in partner collaboration, to fuel 5G success. Chief Systems Architect looking to reshape IT, to help open-up while protecting “ secret sauce ”. TM Forum and University of Surrey among collaborators.

  • Rachel Higham, Managing Director of IT at BT, reviewing Da Vinci project progree
    Operations

    BT Group scales new peaks with IT transformation expedition

    2019-07-11T00:12:00Z

    The Da Vinci project is putting human-centric design at the core of BT’s IT approach, requiring a fundamental change in outlook for the telco. Higham’s programme helping BT cut IT costs by nearly 40%, while improving internal perceptions of the Group’s IT function through new services. Da Vinci approach ...

  • TATA Communications board, The Future Telco, at DTW19
    Partnerships & Alliances

    Google and telco: a beautiful budding relationship

    2019-07-11T00:11:00Z

    Web services giant gees-up operator audience, stressing their go-to-market strength. Opportunities highlighted across network, IT, and services.

  • Presentation slide by André Kriger, CIO at Telefónica/Vivo
    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica/Vivo: opening Pandora’s box

    2019-07-11T00:10:00Z

    CIO recounts experiences from digital overhaul of Brazilian operator’s sprawling IT operation.

  • Rob Visser, CIO at Italian operator Wind Tre, discussing the importance of reskilling employees
    Operations

    Digital transformation (DTW19): culture change, reskilling crucial

    2019-07-11T00:09:00Z

    Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies. ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Rakuten Mobile at DTW19: first cloud-native mobile network operator (from a non-telco)

    2019-07-11T00:08:00Z

    Inside the rebel base: CTO opens up on Rakuten Mobile and Reliance Jio green-field ventures. Network and customer experience reimagined for challenge to operator establishment. Can telco establishment translate experiences, with legacy encumbrance?

  • Erik Meijer, Strategy Group Product Manager for Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, speaking at DTW19
    Partnerships & Alliances

    Deutsche Telekom: introvert telcos plan mould-breaking 5G party (DTW19)

    2019-07-11T00:07:00Z

    DT plans to step up “conversations” with partners in a bid to ensure 5G return-on-investment. Execs concede telcos remain “quite poor” on enabling collaboration. ’Fast telecoms’-vision mooted, with repeatability across numerous services, but can traditionally closed telcos deliver? Hints of increased focus on services long-tail, and beyond flagship tie-ups. ...

  • Daniel Vaughn, Telefónica México, on a panel discussing the realities of AI
    Operations

    Telefónica embraces short-term pain for data flexibility

    2019-07-11T00:06:00Z

    Telefónica Mexico provided insights on building momentum on creating replicable data-driven local systems, with potential for wider deployment. Groundwork on establishing principles, and ensuring standardisation, vital to ensuring benefits can flow through to subsequent use cases. Real-world implementation of a standardised approach can cause initial localised pain, but is ...

  • José Ramón Gómez Utrilla discussing Telefónica's AURA strategy
    Products & Services

    Telefónica ramps up AURA

    2019-07-11T00:05:00Z

    Telefónica provided insights into its AURA  strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.

  • The Big Debate: Edward Tian, China Broadband Capital Partners, Digital Transformation World 2019
    Network & Infrastructure

    Operators, other industries struggle for 5G commonality

    2019-07-11T00:04:00Z

    5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...

  • Open Digital Framework session, Digital Transformation World 2019
    Innovation (R&D)

    TM Forum champions APIs as telcos battle web giants

    2019-07-11T00:03:00Z

    More big hitters are joining TMF’s Open API programme, although numbers remain lower than anticipated. Ongoing focus on standardisation and consistency saw a pause in API development to ensure strong foundations. Adoption of SDN and virtualisation is blurring the remit of traditional standards bodies.

  • Skynet Catalyst: Outstanding Catalyst depicting Business Assurance awareness (TM Forum, Digital Transformation World 2019)
    Innovation (R&D)

    TM Forum DTW19: 2019 Catalysts spark pragmatic innovation

    2019-07-11T00:02:00Z

    Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.

  • Nik Willetts, Chief Executive, TM Forum (Digital Transformation World 2019, Nice)
    Events

    TM Forum’s DTW19 event underlines need for collaboration and speed

    2019-07-11T00:01:00Z

    The telecoms industry’s annual pilgrimage to Nice on the French Riviera is set to take on a somewhat different tone in 2020. France has become inextricably linked with the flagship TM Forum (TMF) event – apart from two forgotten years in Dublin – but, following its rebranding as Digital Transformation World in 2018, the event now looks set to transfer to Copenhagen, apparently in order to provide more space.