Learn how telecom operators around the globe are transforming with AWS.

Join us at the AWS Telco Symposium Online on June 24 to hear and engage with senior telecom executives, AWS experts and telecom ecosystem partners. You will gain insights into the latest strategic thinking, innovative approaches and use cases that are accelerating change and business outcomes in telecom operators in 4 key areas:

  • Monetizing 5G, Edge and IoT
  • Digital Transformation and Data Centre Modernization in Telecom Operators
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Telecom Operators
  • Network Evolution and Business Automation (NFV, OSS/BSS)

Who should attend:

Whether you are an Executive, Line of Business Owner, or an IT Professional we have content specifically designed to inform, educate, and engage you with innovative ideas and business oriented use cases and case studies based on proven technologies that solve Telecom industry challenges.

Why you should attend:

Session content has been specifically designed to allow you to hear from AWS customers and partners who will share business outcomes as a result of their implementation of AWS services. You will also have the opportunity to engage with our experts and partners at the virtual Expo to see the latest demos and use cases. Come see how AWS can accelerate your journey.

Register Today

AWS will be hosting two separate events on June 24, to allow you to join us at a time that works best for you. The first event will run from 9:00 – 13:00hrs Central European Time. The second event will run from 9:00 – 13:00hrs Pacific Standard Time.

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On the Edge of Transformation: How Telcos Power the Future of the Connected World with AWS;

Dirk Didascalou, AWS VP IoT

In an evolving market, communications service providers (CSPs) are seeking to transform themselves and provide innovative offerings that exceed customer expectations while optimizing for business impact. By combining the power of IoT, edge computing, machine learning with the telco connectivity offerings, CSPs can accelerate their transformation and move up the stack beyond connectivity to bring a new wave of products and experiences to market across any industry. Join this session to learn how CSPs can realize value today while building the future of a truly connected world with AWS.


5G, Edge and IoT MonetizationAWS Track Host - Robin Harwani


Digital Transformation and ModernizationAWS Track Host - Guy Ben Baruch, Andrew Allison


Applied AI/ML in Telecom AWS Track Host - Ross McWalter


Transforming Telecom through Network Evolution and Business Automation (NVF, OSS/BSS)AWS Track Host - Andy Sheahen

Session 1
Monetizing 5G: In the right place, at the right time - moving to the Edge »The telecom technology available to customers is undergoing a massive transformation: 5G, IoT, SDN, and multi-access edge computing can be complex to piece together. Vodafone starts with the business outcomes customers want to achieve, and helps them get the right data to the right things, in the right place and at the right time. In today’s world, responsiveness matters; milliseconds matter. Customers who can embrace this new paradigm the quickest will build the next killer apps, disrupt their industries, and gain competitive advantage. Working together, Vodafone and AWS are bringing this capability – whether for gaming, AR/VR, visual recognition, robotics, drones – to customers in Europe.

Jennifer Gill Didoni,
Head of 5G Cloud and Services, Vodafone

How to accelerate cloud adoption with a Cloud Migration Factory »In this session, the speakers will showcase how a cloud migration factory can help speed up your digital transformation and give insights on how the IT of Deutsche Telekom is “cloudifying” their application landscape.

Dr. Stefan Schloter,
SVP DTO, Deutsche Telekom IT

Jeremias Reith,
Head of CCoE, Deutsche Telekom IT
Transformation to data-centric operations for Telefónica TIWS Operations »Telefónica TIWS needs to evolve operations, by providing a unique experience with a 360 view on customers and services in real time, optimizing processes and infrastructures, and providing maximum efficiency in our network and platforms. As a first step, Telefónica and Amazon built in six months a single platform on AWS for the end-to-end view (with real-time data) of the services in its network. This platform enables several use cases, such as unified customer management, a dashboard with the incidents in the services, SLA tracking, and direct access to real-time data and historical data, traffic trends, and network behavior with ML.

Nicolas Howard;
CIO, Telefonica International Wholesale Services

OTT monetization in a disruptive age »The OTT media and content phenomenon has spurred new opportunities for communications service providers, but also invokes several challenges to successfully monetize value-added partner services. Hear what steps T-Mobile US took to meet the demands of the entire partner, subscription and consumer lifecycle in launching Quibi and their upcoming pipeline of OTT partners, including video, IoT, gaming subscriptions and more. Leveraging Amdocs Media’s MarketONE platform, powered by AWS, T-Mobile embarked to address OTT monetization at scale with effective partner onboarding, BSS integrations, and bundling and payment flexibility – all at a lower cost structure and faster time-to-market.

Sonny Whitehead,
Sr Director, Magenta Prepaid & Subscription Billing, T-Mobile US,

Jimit Shah,
Solution Engineering and Solution Architecture, Amdocs
Session 2
Nokia and AWS are aligning to deliver a new paradigm of 5G Core Network for hyper scalability »5G represents the ultimate convergence of our previous network technologies and applications into a single, multi-purpose, multi-access network. The only way it can handle such diversity is by being completely flexible, scalable, and programmable. To accomplish this it must adopt fully a cloud-native architecture and move beyond the simple virtualization of existing platforms. Innovation in the mobile core will play a significant role in creating a global interconnected fabric that can actually support the full range of exciting applications and services that 5G makes possible. In the sense, Nokia’s implementation of the 5G Core Network on Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is an inevitable choice to bring hyper-scalability, high-reliability and the best cost-efficiency for the 5G network.

Vach Kompella,
VP Packet Core, Nokia
Next-level customer experience: virtualization as key for transforming Germany’s O2 network »5G, IoT and cloud computing - the network landscape is continuously changing, and so are customer demands. When implementing new technologies, network operators should focus on a customer-centered approach. Network function virtualization (NFV) provides vast new opportunities to establish a highly flexible network architecture, which is key to quickly adapt to new technologies and the changing digital life of mobile customers. This keynote highlights how virtualization can help transform mobile networks and invigorate customer experience by using the example of Germany’s O2 network, which connects more than 42 million people.

Mallik Rao,
Chief Technology & Information Officer, Telefonica Germany

5G and beyond: only continuous assurance can sustain agile Telecom »Telecommunications service providers must embrace digital transformation to realize the future. Service providers need to continuously innovate and continuously deploy differentiated value services to remain competitive. This is only possible with a move to the cloud, and agile. However, the move to “continuous” is only economically viable with Continuous Assurance. MoogSoft will demonstrate how the application of its 54 AI patents enables service providers to migrate to cloud and agile and sustain high-frequency change with a low cost of ownership and high-quality customer experience.

Mike Silvey,
EVP and Co-Founder, Moogsoft
Serverless 3GPP Core and BSS in AWS »Learn about the architecture and business potential of using a new approach to run 3GPP core and BSS in AWS. We share our recipe for launching two sub-brands for Telus in Canada and how we plan evolving toward a larger subscriber base. This will serve generations of global mobile networks, providing carrier-grade, 3G voice, SMS, VoLTE and UMTS, LTE, and 5G data. We will cover roadmap toward telecommunications services such as IoT, network slicing, and multi-access edge computing.

Andrei Ivanov,
Principal Technology Architect, Telus
Session 3
Migrating to a cloud TV platform and paving the way to Infinite entertainment » Synamedia’s Infinite is a market-leading cloud TV platform, enabling service providers to securely deliver aggregated linear, SVOD, and cDVR services on all screens. As the industry adapts to changing video consumption behaviors, Synamedia and one of its customers will present a real-world example of a cloud migration, leveraging the latest AWS services to deliver a personalized TV experience on all screens. Join us to discuss challenges and opportunities of deploying a next-generation IPTV OTT Platform in the cloud, and discover how AWS and Synamedia bring market-leading innovation, paving the way to 5G Infinite entertainment.

Nick Thexton,
CTO, Synamedia
How BT TV are driving digital transformation and modernization using AWS »BT is driving modernization in TV & Broadband in the UK. Come learn how BT approached the past few years as they moved to more lean and agile development and working practises. Jason will shed light on the framework and methods they have used to drive transformation in a big telco/media company.

Jason McKelliget,
Director Of DevOps Transformation BT TV & Broadband, BT
Enabling Machine Learning for everyone »Join the Verizon Operations Automation team to learn how a small group of software engineers enabled the SageMaker platform for Verizon and helped similar like-minded individuals start their machine learning journey. From a small idea to full AIOps implementation, the Verizon operations ML journey proves that with the power of AWS and SageMaker everyone can implement data science solutions.

Sean Thomas,
Systems Engineering Manager, Verizon

Harnessing AWS to deliver the power of 5G »5G will increase data capacity multifold, provide ultra-low latency connections, offer multiple network slices, thereby enabling new services like 8K videos, VR/AR, autonomous vehicles amongst others. 5G software architecture is based on microservices and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is an ideal platform for the Kubernetes-orchestrated container environment, enabling rapid software deployment and scaling. In addition, AWS Outposts will enable deployment of low latency applications on-prem. In this talk, we will explore how Mavenir has deployed its 5G and LTE RAN & Packet Core in AWS Cloud and Outposts to support edge computing use cases.

Kuntal Chowdhury,
Senior Vice President, Packet Core, Mavenir
Session 4
5G Edge Cloud: A new paradigm for 5G monetization »Global IT decision makers and business executives continue to look for ways to enable applications that are highly resilient and real time in a hyper-scaled manner. This requires more than just compute and storage resources. In fact, this necessitates the network being able to deliver services like software. Learn how the world's premier cloud and 5G network providers have created a new paradigm to deliver cloud based services as an extension of the network which will enable firms and agencies the ability to deliver applications and services that require ultra low latency and ultra high capacity in a highly reliable manner.

Thierry Sender,
Director of IoT and Real-time Enterprise Product Strategy, Verizon
Digital Transformation at Scale »In this session, Willie Stegmann will provide background on Vodacom’s Digital transformation journey, and how the cloud journey formed an integral part of this. Willie will share their critical planning, lessons learnt and successes, the approach Vodacom took to implement their cloud strategy and reasons for including this important element in their digital strategy. Willie will highlight what they have done to increase cloud adoption by the teams and some successes and lessons learnt to date.

Willie Stegmann,
Group Chief Information Officer, Information Services, Vodacom
Powering customer experiences in production with AI »Learn about Verizon using AI to understand customer needs and adapt. Routing customers to the right agent first time, helping them while reducing costs. Knowing when to use digital, while surprising and delighting customers. Because no one is average this requires knowing more: what they care about and where they get stuck. Your richest signal is in network data — if curated. It’s billions of events per day and very noisy. Find out how to make this data useable without losing meaning. This is sensitive data, so go beyond compliance and embed privacy into the data. Ensure that promises to customers and regulators are kept. Hear how Verizon will measure the impact, beyond financial KPIs. All this possible via a hybrid model combining Intent’s AI, the AWS cloud and the best of Verizon’s own systems.

Aparna Khurjekar,
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience & Transformation, Verizon Consumer Group;

Jonathan Lakin,
CEO, Intent HQ
Boosting Tata Communications IoT and global mobility digital customer experience with Infonova Digital Business Platform on AWS » In this session, Andreas Gabriel CTO, BearingPoint//Beyond together with Manish Maurya, Deputy General Manager at Tata Communications, will share our joint journey in boosting Tata Communications MOVE™ offerings through enhanced customer experience, using the SaaS based Infonova Digital Business Platform. This approach helps to unify and orchestrate the overall customer experience across multiple systems and organizations, benefiting from AWS capability, and accelerating time-to-revenue and scalability.

Manish Maurya,
Deputy General Manager, Tata Communications

Andreas Gabriel, CTO, BearingPoint//Beyond

Looking ahead with AWS

featuring Andrew Dunnett, Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundation, Vodafone Group Plc.

Sameer Vuyyuru, Director, Telco Business Development, AWS

Amir Rao, Senior Manager, Telco, AWS

Robin Harwani, Senior Manager, Telco Solutions Architecture, AWS 

In this session, Sameer Vuyyuru, Amir Rao and Robin Harwani will take you through how you can leverage the culture of innovation from AWS. They will be sharing examples of best practices and will focus more on the “How”, including a special guest speaker, Andrew Dunnett, from the Vodafone Foundation, who will share a compelling example of innovation in action.


  • Dirk DidascalouVice President, IoT, Amazon Web Services

    Dirk Didascalou
    Vice President, IoT,
    Amazon Web Services

  • Dr. Stefan Schloter SVP DTO, Deutsche Telekom IT GmbH

    Dr. Stefan Schloter
    SVP DTO, Deutsche Telekom IT GmbH

  • Aparna KhurjekarSenior Vice President, Customer Experience & Transformation, Verizon Consumer Group

    Aparna Khurjekar
    Senior Vice President, Customer Experience & Transformation, Verizon Consumer Group

  • Mallikarjun RaoChief Technology & Information Officer, Telefonica, Deutschland

    Mallikarjun Rao
    Chief Technology & Information Officer, Telefonica, Deutschland

  • Thierry Sender Director of IoT and Real-Time Enterprise Product Strategy, Verizon

    Thierry Sender
    Director of IoT and Real-Time Enterprise Product Strategy, Verizon

  • Willie StegmannGroup Chief Information Officer, Vodacom

    Willie Stegmann
    Group Chief Information Officer, Vodacom

  • Jason McKelligetDirector Of DevOps Transformation BT TV & Broadband, BT

    Jason McKelliget
    Director Of DevOps Transformation BT TV & Broadband, BT

  • Sonny WhiteheadSenior Director, Magenta Prepaid & Subscription Billing, T-Mobile US

    Sonny Whitehead
    Senior Director, Magenta Prepaid & Subscription Billing, T-Mobile US

  • Jennifer Didoni Head of Cloud Portfolio, Vodafone

    Jennifer Didoni
    Head of Cloud Portfolio, Vodafone

  • Andrei IvanovPrincipal Technology Architect, Telus

    Andrei Ivanov
    Principal Technology Architect, Telus

  • Manish MauryaDeputy General Manager, Tata Communications

    Manish Maurya
    Deputy General Manager, Tata Communications

  • Andrew DunnettVodafone Group Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business & Foundations, Vodafone Foundation

    Andrew Dunnett
    Vodafone Group Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business & Foundations, Vodafone Foundation

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Where is the AWS Telco Symposium Online hosted?AWS Telco Symposium Online is an online conference. After completing the online registration process, you will receive a confirmation email containing the login link that you will need in order to access the on-demand event
  • Q: Who should attend the AWS Telco Symposium Online?The AWS Telco Symposium Online is designed to give business and technical professionals who work for Telecom Operators, Network Equipment Providers, Telecom Software Vendors and Systems Integrators the latest insights and learnings on how they can benefit from working with AWS in the cloud.
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  • Q: What is the price to attend AWS Telco Symposium Online?AWS Telco Symposium Online is a free online conference.