Achieving 100-fold operational improvement with Closed Loop Automated Assurance

Upcoming Live Webinar - Achieving 100-fold operational improvement with Closed Loop Automated Assurance

November 16, 2016 | 11:00 A.M. New York (EST)

How can CSPs gain the full benefits of SDN, NFV and XaaS programs? The key is to use highly automated management systems – a step beyond today’s existing OSS and BSS systems.

In this webinar, Grant Lenahan of Appledore Research will outline a perspective on how CSPs should approach this transformation with a focus on Closed-Loop Automation and the new role of Assurance in these emerging SDN, NFV and XaaS programs. 

Grant will be joined by Bill Stanley from Nokia who will explain a practical approach that Nokia is taking toward a portfolio of solutions that support CSPs in these transformation programs. 

Topics Covered

  • End to end automation
  • SON Automation
  • Cloud Orchestration
  • Carrier SDN


Grant Lenahan

Partner and Principal Analyst

Appledore Research Group

Grant is a Partner and Principal Analyst with Appledore Research Group. Appledore Research Group is a research-based firm, and was founded with the goal of providing the industry’s leading expertise in the management of virtualized telecom networks and the resulting impact on the management software stack.

Bill Stanley

Portfolio Manager, Applications & Analytics


Bill has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and network industry including roles in product line management, business development, sales and marketing, professional services and corporate IT. Bill has participated in various industry groups including the TMForum Catalyst program. Bill is presently responsible for building the communications plans for Nokia’s end-to-end OSS strategy.

Amy Campbell

Head of Marketing Programs


Amy leads the marketing programs for Nokia's software business. Having also held senior roles in product marketing and business management, Amy currently drives all aspects of marketing — from outbound strategy and positioning to market launch and campaign leadership.

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