speaker bio

Mark Sanders

Chief Architect - Telstra

Mark is a transformational leader working in the intersection between IT, networks, cloud, and telecommunications.   
Mark stands at the forefront of emerging technology for Telcos: Decoupled IT, Orchestration, APIs, and Automation of network functions and services.  Leading the innovation that will transform how Telco builds, activates, and lifecycle Services. 
Currently serving as the Chief Architect, Mark assumes responsibility for developing comprehensive architecture strategies, and technology patterns across the enterprise and cross-domains at Telstra. In collaboration with Telco and Standards Development Organizations, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the industry and influencing Telco Architecture.
As the Chief Architect, Mark leads a team dedicated to providing enterprise-wide technology leadership. Their primary objectives include ensuring compliance with the Telstra Reference Architecture Model, minimizing technical debt, facilitating cross-domain decision-making, and contributing to optimal technology choices.
In his previous role as Group Owner of Orchestration, Mark championed the adoption of Telco domain-driven design principles and open APIs. His advocacy further reinforced the importance of efficient and scalable system design in Telco operations.
Mark is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Wednesday 20 September | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CET
Unlocking the power of networks: transformation and monetization strategies
Wednesday 20 September | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | CET
ODA for growth