Light Reading Brings Telecom Analytics World 2014 to Atlanta in November

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today announced it will bring together telecom, wireless and cable professionals for an immersive day of learning, technology demonstration and peer-to-peer networking at the 2014 Telecom Analytics World ( on Tuesday, November 11 in Atlanta.

Telecom Analytics World 2014 is focused exclusively on the emerging analytics platforms, tools and applications demanded by communications service providers (CSP). The event will cover all the foundational strategies and process for carriers to unlock the value of their data – devices and networks; subscribers and social networks; structured and unstructured.  

This event is designed to:

  • Showcase platforms, applications and tools beyond data warehousing
  • Feature new information and applications that allow CSPs to extract value from the countless pockets of information (structured and unstructured) on networks and subscribers, devices and customer touch-points
  • Provide a roadmap to execute advanced analytics campaigns – from campaign concept, to execution and measurement
  • Explore predictive analytics tools to predict the conversion of bookings to billings

"A paradigm shift is occurring in the business of network operators and communications service providers as well as in the platforms, tools and solutions that communications service providers use to manage and monetize data. The challenge is how to turn the data into useful and actionable information," said Timothy Downs, Conference Director.  "We look forward to bringing together the telecom industry as we explore the analytics behind all things connected."

In addition to Heavy Reading analysts, the event's roster of keynotes includes:

  • Justin Croft, Manager Brand Platforms and Analytics, C-Spire
  • Tom Nolting, VP, Billing Support & Revenue Assurance, Fairpoint Communications
  • Mario Vela, Sr. Data Performance & Capacity Engineer, US Cellular
  • Will Hakes, Ph.D., Managing Director, KPMG Customer Analytics

In addition, Light Reading's research division, Heavy Reading, will present the "Converting Insights into Revenue Opportunities –
Deconstructing the Value of Big Data & Advanced Analytics" workshop on Wednesday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m.11:00 p.m. ( The workshop will focus on how CSPs need to decipher their big data and convert it into actionable real-time information.  

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Size of the overall big data & advanced analytics market
  • CSPs' main investment areas in big data centric use cases
  • How big data & advanced analytics will play a key role in CSPs NFV and SDN strategy
  • CSPs' perceptions and attitudes in planning for their big data and advanced analytics implementations going into 2015-2016
  • Key criteria CSPs plan to use when shopping for a big data & advanced analytics vendor
  • The factors that are currently causing CSPs to hesitate when it comes to implementing big data & advanced analytics
  • How CSPs see themselves overcoming perceived regulatory hurdles that prevent them from adopting big data initiatives

The cornerstone sponsor is Amdocs, industry partners include the Atlanta-based Wireless Technology Forum, ATIS and the Association of Telecom Professionals – Atlanta. The local host sponsor is KPMG LLP.

To register to attend 2014 Telecom Analytics World, visit To register for the workshop, visit

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About Light Reading
Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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