Loft session: Future Networks

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

The Loft Stage – explore how established solution providers, start-ups and new tech develop the next generation of innovative products and services to help create a more open and disruptive supplier and partner ecosystem. Witness product demos, ask questions, challenge standard solutions to find new ways of solving industry problems.

2:45 pm – 2:55 pm
Fireside chat: Automation in action: Hear how BT Group is cutting down on Resolution Times with this innovative proof of concept on Automated Troubleshooting and Notification

Learn from BT Group how they are automating root-cause analysis and enriched event generation within their trouble-ticketing system with Infovista’s assurance solution, Ativa. This new automated KPI- and SLA-driven approach enhances CSPs’ operational efficiency and overall customer satisfaction by significantly minimizing detection, comprehension, and resolution times.

Gina Baikenycz, Network Specialist – Virtualisation and Convergence, BT Group
Girish Mahajan, Senior Manager, Technical Solution Architect, BT Group
Franco Messori, Chief Strategy Officer, Infovista

2:55pm – 3:00pm
Have your Say – audience feedback

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Demo: How to Enhance Edge Data Center Operations with AR and a Digital Twin?

Are you struggling to operate efficiently at the edge? Combining digital twin data with an augmented reality solution can solve this problem. Digital twin and AR technology form a powerful combination that helps optimize planning and execution of tasks to be performed at edge DC sites. Our live, interactive demo will show you how.

Daria Batrakova, Director Business Line Telecom Solutions, FNT Software
Ismar Efendic, Chief Technology Officer, DC Smarter

3:10 pm – 3:15 pm
Ask me Anything with FNT Software

3:15 pm – 3:25 pm
One-to-One: Issue Resolution at Scale: Harnessing AI Automation for Faster Remediation

Network complexity is soaring but AI automation has also proven to be capable of achieving orders of magnitude in scale, efficiency, and quality. Today, troubleshooting and analysis remains highly manual, and takes up the majority of the issue resolution time – at Reailize we developed applied AI solutions that can reduce Mean-Time-To-Repair by 90%. Join us for this demo to witness how our solution, when applied to Network's day-to-day operations, translates into doing more with less, improved quality, faster time to market and happier customers!

Johnny Ghibril, Vice President Product Management, B-Yond
Haissam Chebaro, Lead Architect, Reailize 

3:25 pm – 3:30 pm
Have your Say – audience feedback

3:30 pm – 3:40 pm
Tech Talk: Network Abstraction, an emerging play for Telco playbooks

Harnessing information from Networks, edge, applications and presenting it to a global community of emerging application developers via APIS, telcos will launch platform driven B2B business units. This session will cover insights into Network to Service API transform functions, Network & Service Policy Intent based configuration studio for industrial or consumer use cases and Operator (API producer), Network , Cloud Provider Service Enabler templates using Nabstract Network exposure Platform.

Vaibhav Mehta, Founder and Director, Nabstract

3:40 pm – 3:45 pm
Have your Say: audience feedback


Daria Batrakova

Director Business Line Telecom Solutions
FNT Software

Franco Messori

Chief Strategy Officer

Gina Baikenycz

Network Specialist Virtualisation and Convergence
BT Group

Girish Mahajan

Senior Manager, Technical Solution Architect
BT Group

Haissam Chebaro

Lead Architect,

Ismar Efendic

Chief Technology Officer
DC Smarter

Johnny Ghibril

VP of Product Management

Vaibhav Mehta

Founder & Director