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Taking the Lead in the Age of Digital Disruption and AI - Join us at the 2018 Community Gathering

Thursday 7 June 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michele Lalic

The telecom industry is being disrupted continuously. All of our Telco members have gone through major digital transformation programs over the last decade-- moving to an all IP infrastructure, setting up IT Transformation programs and transforming the business lines. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, 5G, IoT and virtualization of network and cloud infrastructure will even speed up the pace of disruption and transformation.

The 2018 ETIS Community Gathering, which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal from the 18th to 19th of October, will focus on how operators can go beyond connectivity and pursue digital services in which they have a competitive advantage. 


As the premier gathering of European telecom professionals, this two-day event presents an invaluable networking and knowledge sharing opportunity for all of ETIS' Members, Associates and Partners. Why do people join? Meetings are designed to be interactive with tangible, concrete takeaways and solutions derived from workshops and roundtable discussions. Partnerships and other collaborations are discussed and participants gain deeper insight into trends, discuss challenges and share best practices with their peers across Europe.


This year, the Gathering will be kicked-off by a Common Session featuring ETIS Chairman Paul Slot and renowned keynote speakers including Malcolm Frank, thought leader and author of the book, What to Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data as well as Risto Siilasmaa, who will give his view on future disruptions of the telecom industry with a specific focus on AI.


After the Common session the 10 Working Groups will split into their respective meetings, where in addition to following an exciting agenda, local Portuguese startups and other potential partners and industry experts will be invited to participate in areas of interest and where they offer value to telecoms.


You will receive draft agendas from your ETIS representatives soon.


To help ensure a successful event, please:

•    Save the date: 18-19 October 2018

•    Register to join here

•    Share this invite with anyone else in your organization who might be interested to join us

•    Learn more about the conference here

•    Further information on how to book your room can be found here. To secure the lowest rate for your room, book now as the number of rooms for the best offered price is limited; room rates start at €125/per night.


On behalf of the ETIS Community, we would like to thank you for your support and dedication.


We look forward to welcoming you to Lisbon.


Kind regards,

Wim De Meyer

Managing Director of ETIS


Paul Slot

Chairman of ETIS