All Transformation (change) articles – Page 7

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    Venturing & Investments

    BT opens venturing wallet for on-demand talent pool startup


    Startup acceleration ambition kickstarted with minority stake in Distributed. New acquisition to provide BT access to on-demand software engineering teams to support development projects, with connected healthcare solutions first up. BT’s Harmeen Mehta hopes such partnerships will alleviate skills shortage pressures and drive her digitalisation agenda.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT hives off logistics to ‘simplify’ supply chain


    Expanded partnership with GXO Logistics sees warehousing and transport requirements handed over, along with 300 BT employees. Procurement chief Cyril Pourrat deems it a milestone in Group simplification programme. Unions typically concerned.

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    Newgate St: BT has left the building


    Facilities management partner completes “decommissioning” of the Group’s former HQ, ending long historical association with St. Pauls location.

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    Strategy & Change

    T-Systems plots expansion in Spain


    T-Systems Iberia targets 1,000 employees in Granada by 2025. Iberian unit certified as Group delivery partner for Amazon Connect. Centre of Excellence planned for Barcelona.

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    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone Germany strategic shift forces exec changes


    Dimitrova handed Strategy & Transformation remit, with Velthuis brought in to lead Finance. Exiting CTO Mack will not be replaced as OpCo mirrors Group’s split-structure TechCo vision. CEO Ametsreiter seeks transformation focus with fresh-faced executive team.

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    Strategic rise of procurement redefines role of the CPO


    Complex ecosystems, new technology, sustainability ambitions, and supply chain risk mitigation are driving change in the procurement function. BT Sourced and Vodafone Procurement Company weigh in on how their procurement lives are transforming. Chief procurement officers need new leadership skills to succeed, says study. Ideal procurement professionals are like ...

  • Telefónica España shifts data analytics to cloud with Teradata-Google
    Network & Infrastructure

    Telefónica España shifts data analytics to cloud with Teradata


    Teradata’s Vantage  said to have offered “fastest and lowest-risk” cloud analytics migration project. Extends long-term Teradata relationship to migrate from on-premise. Taps into Group’s Google Cloud data lake.

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    Vantage drafts MOWEA for mast turbines


    TowerCo indicates cleantech R&D tie-up is ready for wider deployment. Deal initially focuses on a small subset of sites in main market Germany, but wider national and international rollout mooted if system checks out.

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    Strategy & Change

    DT’s Leroy backs Greek digitalisation plans


    Head of Europe Dominique Leroy joins the campaign trail to promote Greek investment via OTE minority subsidiary. €3bn full-fibre investment plan in action to support national digital transformation. Bureaucracy remains a sticking point.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    Safaricom lauds TIBCO for service and network advances


    Kipkirui says microservices and cloud-native APIs from longstanding partner is key in helping OpCo to become an “insights-led, tech-driven company”. Adds that Safaricom has been able to maintain “maximum value” from capex invested in TIBCO. OpCo aims to migrate entire TIBCO BPM stack from on-prem to public cloud by ...

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    BT’s new growth oriented Division X names leader


    Former Sierra Wireless SVP Marc Overton appointed MD, Division X as BT Enterprise seeks solution-selling in high-growth verticals. Adjacent markets targeted by new unit, with Overton’s IoT specialism among the target technologies.

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    Public Affairs

    Álvarez-Pallete warns of dangers of “digital slavery”


    Telefónica Executive Chairman asserts that societal imbalance and data exploitation are risks that must be addressed as the world’s economies are digitised. Dire warnings of ‘slavery’ fit with Group commitments on creation of a digital rights framework that would see operators positioned as trusted partners.

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    Innovation (R&D)

    DT’s Nemat puts focus on the human factor at heart of AI


    Nemat suggests there should be a ‘Hippocratic Oath’ for AI software engineers. DT programmes in place to reduce energy consumption and bias when training machines.

  • BT’s Harmeen Mehta keen on ‘massive’ Indian expansion

    BT’s Mehta keen on ‘massive’ Indian expansion


    Chief Digital and Innovation Officer wants to make “full use” of digital skills in the country. Outlines “very, very different” challenges compared to UK marketplace. Wider digital transformation “almost like creating a new BT”.

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    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone ponders risk of depopulated city centres


    Operator flags potential threat from fewer people living and working in cities. Population changes affect network planning and investment returns. Analysts say Vodafone not alone in thinking about potential impact.

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    Jansen hopes to get BT on front foot with new HQ


    BT’s new HQ opens after more than a year of delays. Jansen aims to remove “hierarchical” business format.

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    Financial & Performance

    Telefónica passes €1bn in shape shifting Tech push


    Telefónica Tech division hitting €1bn in annualised revenue flagged as a highlight in Group’s Q3 results presentation. Growth business’s expansion still being significantly driven by M&A, obscuring ‘organic’ progress. Operator maintains rebound from pandemic with growth in earnings and revenue, and confirmation of guidance.

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    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone Technology embeds ‘build over buy’ mentality


    Vodafone Global Digital Engineering head Ahmed El Sayed updates on Netcracker-backed transformation pilot in Hungary. Software engineering “the future” for Vodafone, as Group looks internally for revamped tech stack under ‘build not buy’ vision.

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    Strategy & Change

    TMF’s Willetts: maintaining vendor status quo “dangerous”


    Speaking to TelcoTitans, Nik Willetts, CEO of industry body TM Forum, outlined his perceptions of the state of digital transformation in the telecoms sector. Procurement-led vendor management needs to evolve towards partnership for digital acceleration. Hyperscalers can remain more friend than foe as operators seek new ways to differentiate ...

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    Inma Martinez discusses key attributes of successful digital transformation

    Watch On-Demand: REACH – the telco transformation forum Watch the full session from REACH – the telco transformation forum, in which Inma Martinez looks at the opportunities for Telco to establish itself as the pivotal industry in 21st century infrastructure.