Catalyst Session: Connecting with confidence: Embracing the potential of next-gen connectivity

Tuesday, 19 September 2023
2:30 pm - 3:57 pm

Location: Innovation Arena Stage

Unite with the brightest and best to drive groundbreaking innovation and impactful business outcomes

Catalyst projects connect the collective power of the brightest minds and most influential industry figures to co-create solutions to the industry’s biggest challenges.

Yvonne Kuimba, Head of AI & Data, TM Forum

2:30 pm – 2:42 pm
Intent-driven closed-loop autonomous services towards next generation networks
Hesam Rahimi, Senior Staff Engineer, Huawei 
Pasan Nishantha, General Manager/System Integration & Operations, Sri Lanka Telecom 

2:45 pm – 2:57 pm
Paving the way for dynamic network sharing
Bishnu Prasad Panda, Senior Technology Architect, Infosys Limited
Pawan Kumar, Distinguished Engineer and OSS Principal Solution Architect, OSS, BT Group 
Sreenath Gopalakrishna, Director of Technology, BT Group 

3:00 pm – 3:12 pm
SHINE: Simple hyperscaler integrated network experience
Carlos Portela, Solution Architect Lead, Prodapt 
Sanjay Prasad, Global Telco Technical Consulting Leader, Microsoft
Shashank Mathur, Global 5G and Networks Consulting Leader, Infosys

3:15 pm – 3:27 pm
Digital Twin for network operations – Phase II
Lingli Deng, Director Researcher, China Mobile Communications Corporation

3:30 pm – 3:42 pm
Smart 5G
Sun Chao, Big data engineer, Huawei 
Tao Ren, RAN Product Marketing Director, ZTE Corporation

3:45 pm – 3:57 pm
AN empowers distinctive experience for cognitive transformation
Ari Sondang, General Manager Network Quality Digitalization, PT Telekomunikasi Selular
Frederick Mang, Digital Operations Solution Senior Director, Huawei 


Ari Sondang Sibarani

General Manager Network Quality Digitalization
PT Telekomunikasi Selular

Bishnu Prasad Panda

Senior Technology Architect

Carlos Portela


Chao Sun

Big data engineer

Frederick Mang

Digital Operations Solution Senior Director

Hesam Rahimi

Senior Staff Engineer

Lingli Deng

Director Researcher, China Mobile Research Institute
China Mobile

Pasan Nishantha

GM/System Integration & Operations

Pawan Kumar

OSS Principle Solution Architect
BT Group

Sanjay Prasad

Global Telco Technical Consulting Leader

Shashank Mathur

5G & Networks Consulting Leader

Sreenath Gopalakrishna

Director of Technology
BT Group

Tao Ren

RAN Product Marketing Director
ZTE Corporation

Yvonne Kuimba

Head of AI & Data
TM Forum