Overview

Title: Strategic responses to COVID19: CSPs on the front-line and the future of digitalization

Date: May 13, 2020

Time: On Demand

Duration: 1 hour

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Summary

This webinar explores the role that Communication Service Providers (CSP) play in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the lasting impact of the crisis on the telecom industry.

Topics Covered
  • The essential contributions that CSPs make to the immediate medical response

  • How CSPs continue to provide connectivity and keep the networks running while facing massive traffic changes and security threats

  • The importance of digital business models and digital services in times of lockdown and social distancing

  • Outlook on the evolving "new normal" and what role CSPs can play in it

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Hans Geerdes
Head of Business and Market Strategy, Nokia Software
Nokia

In his current role Hans is charged with transforming the group’s business model to become a true software company. He leads a team responsible for identifying growth opportunities and aligning them to portfolio strategy to help customers achieve success. Prior to Nokia, Hans was a consultant with Booz&Company, advising Telecom and IT clients in Europe and Asia on growth and operations strategies. Hans holds a PhD in Mathematics and degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Berlin University of Technology.

Miia Toivola
BSS Global Business Development Lead, Nokia Software
Nokia

Leads global business development for Nokia Software Monetization tasked to grow the business together with customers. She moved to the role recently from heading the product portfolio strategy and portfolio management for Monetization domain. She has 20 years of international experience in telecom software, in Nokia product and portfolio management, marketing and innovations. Miia has a M.Sc. in Industrial Management from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Anita Hirani
Global Portfolio Strategy Leader
Nokia

Anita has over 20 years of telecom experience working with Fortune 100 companies. She has been instrumental in driving customers’ OSS and BSS requirements and delivering results. She is currently responsible to be the voice of the vision formation and strategic direction for Nokia Software. She holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Masters in Telecommunications.

Bassim Bennani
Head of Marketing for North and West Africa
Nokia

With over 20 years of telecom experience working with Fortune 100 companies, Anita has been instrumental in driving customers’ OSS and BSS requirements and delivering results. She is currently responsible to be the voice of the vision formation and strategic direction for Nokia Software. She holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Masters in Telecommunications.