In light of the global pandemic companies have had to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. IT teams have had to enable an office anywhere hybrid work model leveraging existing and new security and networking technologies. This webinar provides attendees with insights on how this can be achieved in a simple, scalable and cost-effective manner without need for costly CPE or cumbersome VPN clients. Attendees will also benefit from insights shared from a recently commissioned global survey of how 1000 CIO offices around the world have been addressing the challenges of the pandemic.
What will the webinar discuss?
1. Hear what 1,000 global enterprise CIOs have learned from the recent pandemic about remote working and how they see the strategy of the office anywhere evolving.
2. How to seamlessly extend the reach of SD-WAN, SASE and Zero Trust solutions to mobile devices in a frictionless manner, without the need for Customer Premise Equipment and VPN Clients.
3. How to seamlessly extend existing corporate security and governance policies to a mobile workforce without recourse for costly on-premise equipment and cumbersome VPN software clients.
Sawan Sachdeva, Associate Vice President - Global Network Services, Tata Communications
COVID-19 has set the tone for several megatrends in a short span of time underpinning connectivity and technology to be the critical factor for success in any business. The pandemic has created a lasting impact with both challenges and opportunities. As the world recovers and prepares for transitions, hear from our submarine experts on, how to leverage the new opportunities and manage the challenges in a post COVID world.
Join the upcoming Tata Communications webinar to hear more about:
1.How network can support building agile businesses and manage risk
2.Preparing your business for digital-first strategies in the post recovery
3.Creating a global digital infrastructure for business resiliency and continuity
Chris Wendt, Comcast; Douglas Ranalli, NetNumber Inc.; Michael Campbell, TITAN Applications;
The problem of illegal robocalling is massive, and massively expensive. The FCC tells us that US consumers are deluged with unwanted calls, receiving over 200,000 of them every minute, and that 47% of those calls are illegal scams. Given the wide prevalence of unwanted calls, an increasing number of consumers have completely lost faith in the integrity of the public telephone network and no longer answer incoming calls. Legitimate calls from people and enterprises without nefarious intent have become unplanned collateral damage, and legitimate businesses are experiencing increasing difficulty reaching their legitimate customers.
To combat this pervasive and growing menace, the FCC has mandated that carriers must implement the STIR/SHAKEN framework by June 2021 in the USA. This has the intent of restoring faith in the public telephone network by eliminating one of the key contributors to the deluge of unwanted calls, fraudulent robocalls. The approach will create a circle of trust that consumers can rely on.
In August 2020, next generation signalling and security provider NetNumber introduced the industry’s most comprehensive family of STIR/SHAKEN solutions to combat this fraudulent threat and help operators meet the issued mandates.
Join NetNumber and guest COMCAST in this interactive webinar discussion that will outline the threats posed and explain the industry’s approach to address the challenge
Apostolos Kakkos, Paul Brodsky, Carl Grivner, Andy Bax
Across the Middle East we are seeing an unprecedented convergence of subsea, cloud and data centres. With cables going directly to data centres and more and more customers migrating to the cloud. Join us to explore the drivers of this convergence? What does convergences mean for those involved in subsea? How crucial is a carrier neutral landing station for future subsea projects? And how can this new reality enhance connectivity for all?
Geoff Bennett, Vlad Ihora, Vaneet Mehta, Simon Webster, Nigel Bayliff, Dr Panagiota Bosdogianni
The global connectivity industry is changing and companies are shifting business models in search of new revenue streams. As global data volumes grow exponentially and customers demand ever-lower latencies, the underlying subsea backbone needs to adapt to capitalise. What does a new low latency, high capacity global network look like? How can open systems increase flexibility to fit uncertain demand? How can subsea operators capitalise on the growth of traffic promised by IoT?
Ed McCormack, Ricardo Orcero, Laure Duvernay, Aurélien Vigano, Rayan Alsaedi
As Global Content Providers extend their influence in subsea network development, the nature of the consortium development models is changing rapidly. As the dominant investors in subsea are increasingly major content players we must understand the drivers of their increasing involvement in Subsea. What drives different players to invest in subsea cables? Why are OTTs increasingly leading subsea development? What will the future role of carriers and other traditional subsea players be?
Omar Al Zaabi, Carl Roberts, Mahesh Jaishankar, Mohamed Eldahshory, Adil Alaskah
The Middle East has long held the potential to be the next global connectivity hub, due to the vast volumes of traffic carried by the concentration of cables running off its shores. With opportunity on the horizon for hundreds of businesses, this panel looks at what needs to happen across the region to make the Middle East attractive for more than its geography. What are regulators doing to open up the markets to investment? Are interconnection fees the key to attracting new cables? How are companies collaborating to encourage growth in the industry?
The business case for diversity and inclusion has been demonstrated time and time again. As the Middle East intensifies its drive towards a more inclusive workforce through initiatives and programs, how can male allies help to drive a more inclusive future? This panel will focus on progressive legislation coming into play, how companies will adapt their culture to reflect a changing business environment, and how can we drive the inclusivity debate forward.
Jussi Makela, Katia Gonzalez, Finn Kornbo, Malick Aissi, Robert Teichmueller, Morgan Ramsey
Telecoms Fraud leads to degraded quality of experience, high revenue loss, settlement and bill disputes and a downgraded customer experience. This session will tackle the various ways in which sectors of Telecoms such as Voice, Messaging and Roaming can be disrupted and utilised by criminals for profit, and attempt to assess what steps can be taken in order to mitigate the disruption and losses caused by these activities? Which area of messaging fraud poses the largest risk? Grey routes, Smishing, SIM Farms, or other means? What can carriers do to stop fraudulent "robocallers"? Is PBX hacking increasing?
Laurence Hainault, James Bellis, Mohamed Nasr, Andrew Fawcett
There is a vast range of regulation across the Middle East, and areas of uncertainty still hinder innovation and growth. With many nations, especially in the GCC, looking to create a digital economy regulation will be key to the transition towards a diverse digital economy. This panel will focus on how regulation is changing in the region? How are regulators looking to protect the connectivity industry during the current crisis? How to strike the balance between protecting critical services and nurturing a competitive environment?
Kurtis Lindqvist, Pete Hall, Brenden Rawle, Marco Brandstaetter
Sponsored by CIENA
The Middle East is a historically underserved region of the peering world, however this is changing rapidly. Join a panel of regional and global leaders to explore the opportunities peering can offer. How we can ensure a healthy ecosystem? What new is being done to enhance the ecosystem in the Middle East?
With the current pandemic situation MENA organizations that invest in cloud solutions are better placed to respond to these unprecedented times, businesses that do not invest in cloud solutions are thus expected to suffer greater operational risks, even though they may have put off such investments due to security concerns. Interconnection based solution offer network services providers several significant benefits and efficiencies that can be passed on to cloud partners and enterprise customers. Aggregating the connections among enterprises, networks and clouds enables greater performance and scalability when interconnecting to networks and clouds locally and globally.
The Middle East is home to a growing number of important interconnection hubs, with the region acting as a strategic gateway for traffic between Europe, Asia and Africa. How are new technologies such as Software Defined Interconnection helping to improve and facilitate faster interconnections across the region? At the same time, how is this automation technology enabling carriers to better serve the needs of their enterprise customers through faster and more flexible network provisioning?
Jussi Makela, Marc Halbfinger, Emmanuel Rochas, Louisa Gregory, Juan Carlos Bernal, Nick Gliddon
With the industry at a key moment in its digital transformation global leadership is crucial. Join a panel of ITW Global Leaders’ Forum members to explore the work being done by the GLF and CBAN. With an increasing emphasis on automation to enable new service innovation, improved quality and cost savings, technologies such as Blockchain for settlement or standard APIs for network provisioning are being pioneered through the GLF and CBAN as key enablers of digital transformation in the industry.
Ravindran Mahalingam, Bernhard Pusch, Sven Dirschauer-Grube, Mustapha Louni, Zaid Samaha
As Cloud adoption accelerates across the world and Middle East in response to the pandemic the value offered by cloud migration is becoming increasingly apparent. However, as this adoption accelerates, there are still concerns to be addressed. As cloud becomes more popular, what further digital infrastructure developments are necessary to support increased demand? How can you be certain critical application will be available? How can the security of your data, and that of clients be ensured?
Johann Adjovi, Sohail Qadir, Hany Aly, Ali Amiri, Mohammed Alabbadi
2020 has not turned out how any of us had hoped. As the pandemic has caused unprecedented to the global economy the importance of the connectivity industry has never been clearer. What we must now address is the future of connectivity in a post-pandemic world, with changing patterns of work and leisure. What needs to be done to facilitate better connectivity away from major cities? How can the carriers monetise increased in data traffic? What opportunities does this new world offer to the connectivity industry?