CSPs path to virtualization- Cloud Transformation


CSPs path to virtualization- Cloud Transformation

Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting

Your cloud transformation strategy is taking shape. But how can you be sure you’re on the right path for your business?

Leading analyst firm Ovum has been conducting primary research with operators around the world at various stages of their cloud transformation journeys. In this webinar, Kris Szaniawski, Principal Analyst from Ovum will talk about the key market trends, how operators are prioritizing cloud transformation and the strategies they are using. In particular, Ovum will share insight into one of the most difficult – and divisive – issues to consider in cloud transformation: IT/telco convergence.

Also in this webinar, Matthew Dove, Head of Cloud Transformation Services, will present Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting, a set of services to guide your transformation to the cloud, spanning technology, people, processes and operations. With our innovative transformation framework and Telco cloud index, we can help you finalize your strategy and benchmark it against your peers to clearly gauge your readiness.

Topics Covered

  • Market trends and operator approaches to cloud transformation.
  • Which strategies are working?
  • Addressing the IT/telco convergence.
  • Beyond technology: preparing people, processes and organizations.
  • The key Nokia assets and the Bell Labs consulting advantage.

Target Audience

CTO, CIO, senior operations leaders


Kris Szaniawski

Principal Analyst, Service Provider Technology


Kris is a Lead Analyst with Ovum and a member of the Intelligent Networks team. His main areas of expertise include vendor strategy, managed services, global services, operations transformation, CEM, network analytics, and network optimization. Kris also follows developments in a wide range of associated ICT areas, such as Big Data, network and customer data management, support systems, and network sharing, from both a technology and business strategy perspective. Kris is actively involved in Ovum's consulting business and has worked on projects with a broad range of ICT industry clients. He regularly speaks at and chairs global industry conferences, conducts briefing sessions and workshops with operators and vendors, is a regular industry commentator and a GSMA Global Mobile Awards judge.

Matthew Dove

Head of Nokia Cloud Transformation Services


Matt leads the Transformation Consulting business within Nokia Mobile Networks. He has been involved in professional services since joining Nokia in 2010. In that time has been involved in the creation of new professional services around cloud and network virtualisation, and further back in CEM. Before Nokia he spent 8 years in a UK mobile operator, leading the introduction of several innovative services and propositions, including the first open internet offering for smartphones in the UK. He experienced the introduction of GPRS and 3G services from the marketing perspective. His background before that included IT consulting in a variety of industries, and the introduction of ERP and CRM platforms, and the early adoption of Internet as an interaction channel for customers.

Jai Thattil

Head of marketing systems integration and cloud services


Jai spearheads Nokia’s marketing activities in the area of Systems Integration and cloud services. He views cloud as the game changer in the connected world and drives evolution towards Internet of Things and 5G. He holds an MBA in strategy and marketing from Manchester Business School and has held various consulting and marketing positions.

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