Huawei to Host Digital Operations Transformation Summit in Partnership with Light Reading & TM Forum

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 21 in Barcelona, Huawei, Light Reading, and TM Forum, will host the Digital Operations Transformation Summit, a one-day summit exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges in the digital transformation of the ICT industry. The summit taking place one day prior to Mobile World Congress, at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona, Fira Center, will include content from the summit's partners, Light Reading and TM Forum.

The Digital Operators Transformation Summit will discuss the latest trends and strategies for digital transformation and agile business models for a healthy ICT ecosystem, specifically focusing on insights and strategies for global carriers to navigate digital operations transformation. The summit will include keynotes, panels and roundtables on a range of essential topics, including:

  • Hyperadoption, Consumer Needs & the Opportunity for the Telco of the Future
  • The Future of 21st Century Communications
  • Huawei's Vision & Practice on Digital Operations
  • The Challenges & Strategies of Digital Operations Transformation
  • Agile Operations & Digital Transformation

The summit will feature speakers from leading operators and research companies, including:

  • John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer & Group President, AT&T Technology & Operations
  • Harmeen Mehta, Group CIO, Airtel
  • Radhika Venkatraman, SVP & CIO, Network & Technology, Verizon
  • Ken Wang, President, Global Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei
  • Dong Sun, Ph.D, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation, Huawei
  • Stephen Saunders, CEO & Founder, Light Reading
  • Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader, Heavy Reading
  • Peter Sany, President & Chief Executive Officer, TM Forum
  • Barry O'Reilly, Founder & CEO, Antennae; Founder, ExecCamp
  • Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President, IDC
  • James McQuivey, Ph.D, Vice President, Forrester Research
  • Rob Rich, Managing Director, TM Forum Insights Research (Round Table Moderator)

Results from a Heavy Reading and TM Forum Digital Operations survey of 67 operators worldwide will be available at the Summit.

"Digital operations are clearly on the agenda for operators around the world," said Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader at Heavy Reading. "The survey shows that their implementation is strongly linked to network virtualization initiatives, which will turn network capabilities into cloud-hosted digital services alongside IT-based digital services. Operators see digital operations as critically delivering the speed and user experience they need to compete effectively in the digital services economy."

Over 30 C-level executives from top-tier communications companies around the world will be in attendance. These include Verizon, Orange, Swisscom, MTN Group, Bharti Airtel, Indosat, China Mobile, Accenture, Deloitte, Gartner, Ovum, Amdocs, IBM and Microsoft.  For additional information on The Digital Operations Transformation Summit, visit

About TM Forum

TM Forum is the global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate our members' successful digital business transformation. The collective experience and interests of our member community comprised of tens-of-thousands of professionals within 900+ market-leading organizations drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and publications, to practical guidance, collaboration programs, tools and best practices, hands-on events, and training for business and IT leaders. To accelerate your R&D and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( helps the global communications industry make informed decisions. The site is the definitive source for next-generation communications analysis for more than 450,000 users each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading also produces live events for executives charged with monetizing cable, New IP, optical, Ethernet, mobile, gigabit cities, security, virtualization, components, communications drones, next-gen analytics, Internet of Things and wireline networks.