During this session, ACG Research’s Chris Nicoll will share some key insights from the 5G, Edge and IoT infrastructure survey that was conducted with the leading mobile network operators. Key insights from the findings will be discussed and analyzed, including on evolving infrastructure purchasing behavior, the move to cloud-like infrastructures spanning edge-core-cloud as well as workload acceleration, management, orchestration and automation.
In this video, you’ll hear from Mehdi Sif, Executive Consultant, Cloud & Communications Service Providers GTM, Dell EMC and Chris Nicoll, Principal Analyst, Wireless and Mobility, ACG Research.
About the Participants:
Executive Consultant, Cloud & Communications Service Providers GTM
Mehdi Sif has more than 20+ Years of experience working for the leading global service provider companies. Previously, as Vice President of the Global Solutions Team at Huawei USA, Mehdi led the company’s CSP solutions strategy offering worldwide. Mehdi pioneered the company’s Mobile Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley, with a focus on NFV and Mobility. He has also had senior positions at Juniper Networks, Nokia and Nortel. Mehdi is the recipient of the 2004 U.S. Presidential Gold Medal Award for his ICT sector assessment work with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC). He holds an MBA in Management of Technology and is the author of various patents in the areas of (4G) Mobility and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
Principal Analyst, Wireless and Mobility
Chris Nicoll works with mobile, security, IoT and infrastructure vendors and operators on their markets and messaging strategies with a focus on 4G, 5G, IoT and non-cellular wireless technology development and deployment. Mr. Nicoll’s target for over 35 years has been to pull from global experiences, best practices, trials and tests and apply them to local-market needs. Mr. Nicoll has a technical background designing terrestrial and satellite-based voice and data networks worldwide as well as extensive market positioning and competitive response experience working for both operators and vendors. He applies his knowledge to messaging and competitive positioning, communications, technology and market strategy via workshops, presentations, white papers and articles across a wide array of topics including connected car, 5G, IoT, 4G, Small Cells, Wi-Fi, and security. Mr. Nicoll holds a B.S. in Communications from Florida State University.