Keynotes: The future network: driving scalability, sustainability and monetization

Tuesday, 19 September 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Impact Stage

Aaron Boasman-Patel, Vice President, AI, Labs & Innovation, TM Forum
Tony Poulos, Industry Insights Advisor, TM Forum

INTERVIEW: Turning networks and ecosystems into growth engines
Interviewer: Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum
Sharad Sriwastawa, CoCEO, Rakuten Mobile    

On our journey towards network softwarization and full digitalization

  • Collaboration with TMForum, GSMA, CAMARA and The Linux Foundation to advance the OpenGateway initiative 
  • Enabling network softwarization and the lessons that can be learnt from the IT world 
  • Reinventing the customer relationship model, focusing on customer-centric vision and how TM Forum is facilitating this journey 
  • Simplifying and making IT more efficient through best of breed models, APIs and the right data model  

Enrique Blanco, CTIO, Telefónica 

From networks to innovation platforms 

  • How to build an innovation platform on top on the network that provides partners with development and testing environments  
  • Leveraging 5G and cloud native technologies allow CSPs to transform their network into innovation platforms 
  • Which new network functions and resources can be exposed to third parties through network APIs to build new use cases? 
  • What needs to change – new ways of working, new accountabilities and new relationships 
  • How to build innovation ecosystem on the platform

Scott Petty, Group CTO, Vodafone

FIRESIDE CHAT: Monetizing networks in the 5G era 
Interviewer: Aaron Boasman-Patel, Vice President, AI, Labs & Innovation, TM Forum
Igal Elbaz, SVP of Technology & Network Services, Network CTO, AT&T


Aaron Boasman-Patel

Vice President, AI, Labs & Innovation
TM Forum

Enrique Blanco

Global CTIO

Igal Elbaz

SVP of Technology & Network Services, Network CTO

Mark Newman

Chief Analyst
TM Forum

Scott Petty


Sharad Sriwastawa

Rakuten Mobile

Tony Poulos

Industry Insights Advisor
TM Forum