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Register for the upcoming ETIS Virtual Gathering this October!

Thursday 27 August 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Wim De Meyer


Dear Member of the ETIS community,

I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy a nice summer break in these unprecedented times.

As you know we decided to postpone our yearly ETIS Community Gathering from this October 2020 to March 25 – 26, 2021 in Rome. Save-the-date! But in the meantime join us for our first Virtual Gathering which will take place on October 15, 2020.

As almost 6 months have passed since the COVID-19 crisis began, we believe now is the right time to discuss lessons learned and next steps for society and industry as a whole - and Telcos specifically. As Winston Churchill once said, “Never waste a good crisis.” Indeed, the ongoing pandemic can strengthen the resilience of our economy and society, but only if we so choose to apply the learnings we have seen and ride the current momentum for change.

Telcos can be very instrumental in making this happen, which we have outlined in a position paper defining 10 lessons learned and proposed next steps.

During the Virtual Gathering we therefore will focus on the opportunities Telcos have and are already pursuing to "get ahead of the curve towards the new normal." Join us for what should be interesting discussions by industry and other thought leaders who will share lessons learned and concrete use-cases of how digital transformation is accelerated within the telco world and discuss opportunities telcos have to help drive digital transformation in a number of verticals (health, manufacturing, etc.)

Following an Introduction by ETIS Chairman Paul Slot, Executive Vice President (Network, Mobile and IT Infrastructure) at KPN and ETIS Managing Director Wim De Meyer, our first keynote speaker will be Henri Korpi, Executive Vice President, International Digital Services at Elisa from Finland. Elisa has an inspiring approach to how to get ahead of the curve and already has developed interesting new services - such as “Elisa Automate” and “Smart Factory” - which can help Telcos and industries to speed up digitisation.

Our second keynote speaker will be Amy Cameron, Senior Analyst at STL Partners. Amy leads STL Partners’ research on the opportunity for Telcos in digital health and the application of AI in telecoms, as well as the Growing Enterprise Revenues research stream. During her keynote speech, Amy will address opportunities in the health sector, which has seen a lot of experimentation during the crisis.

The theme of the Virtual Gathering will be further discussed during webinars of our Working Groups throughout the year. ETIS will continue to offer its platform for Members to share their visions, best practices, redesign plans & digital deals as they “get ahead of the curve."

We look forward to meeting you at our Virtual Gathering. Register here!

Let’s get ahead of the curve together!

Kind Regards,

Wim De Meyer
ETIS Managing Director