Jon Ortiz de Zarate, Accenture; Eric Levander, Intel; Harish Gopinath, Intel
The Telecommunications industry is facing the most significant transformation challenge in history. Service revenues used to come from connectivity and mobility services. Telcos owned the assets and made 50-70% of margins by providing and managing connectivity. However, globalization, competition, and technology evolution have eaten into those margins – and the industry is facing the biggest disruption in the last 20 years.
In days past, enterprise customers required these products to collaborate, grow and scale their businesses. And it is HERE. Cloud, SDN and SD-WAN have transformed the industry landscape. Hyperscalers, smaller and more agile service providers – even technology vendors – can access enterprise customers directly, providing a digital, Over-The-Top service that fits well with their demands. In this new universe, telco-provided connectivity has been reduced to a commodity.
Now telcos are fighting back, hoping to power the next connected industrial revolution through a mesh of 5G, cloud and edge computing. This will involve the telco network becoming an extension of the cloud, with the industry discovering new use cases that expand Industrial IOT for digital manufacturing, smart cities, smart buildings and beyond. This battle is complex, where only 29 out of 101 private network implementations have telco involvement.
The implications are exciting, but change has been slow because capturing the enormous potential of orchestration requires the industry to transform in different dimensions. This session will share perspectives on five identified areas of transformation that can pave the way for the connected industry revolution.
- Jon Ortiz de Zarate, Managing Director – Communications & Media, Accenture Australia & New Zealand
- Eric Levander, General Manager Global Solutions and Scale, Network and Communications Sales, Intel
- Moderator: Harish Gopinath, Partner Alliance Sales, APJ Territory, Intel