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Digital Transformation World 2019


Switch on 5G now utilizing your existing network assets. With Ericsson, your current network evolves into your future one.


Today, the question most service providers have is how to start going digital. With the introduction of 5G and all the business opportunities enhanced or created with 5G, it is no longer an option to maintain the same operations or technologies in OSS, BSS and the core network.

Meet us at TM Forum's Digital Transformation World and find out how to "Make the 5G Switch". Our solutions help service providers to automate, manage, and orchestrate hybrid networks in real time, while they engage digitally with customers and monetize improved customer experiences.

About the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World

Join leaders and innovators at Digital Transformation World and help drive the transformation needed to fuel the next wave of growth for the telecoms industry. At Digital Transformation World, large format debates will be combined with small interactive fireside chats. Co-created innovation Catalysts made by over 120 different companies will reveal mind-opening collaborative R&D. An extensive exhibition of large and small vendors will be combined with a tailor-made one-to-one meeting service. And in the evenings, fiercely contested awards will be followed by intimate networking throughout Nice. All in all, it creates three immersive days of inspiration, innovation and game-changing conversation for communication service providers, their vendors and systems integrators from across the world.

Find out more: TMForum website

Ericsson Demos. Explore our exhibition booth (which this year will be found on the second floor of the expo) where we highlight solutions that help with today's challenges and also prepare you for 5G:

  • Network Slicing Automation
    Make hybrid networks work for you with Dynamic Orchestration
  • Closed Loop Service Assurance
    Deliver service quality with end-to-end visibility
  • Customer Experience Management
    Measure and improve individual experience with actionable insights
  • Digital Customer Engagement
    Transform to digital quickly, effectively and with low risk
  • 5G Monetization
    Implement agile Digital BSS that rapidly supports new services

Ericsson Seminars. Come, listen, and ask questions to our business experts who will show case how Ericsson can support your digital journey to uncompromising scale, speed, and total cost of ownership. The seminars will consist of a mix of demos and talks which will open your eyes on how OSS & BSS are evolving to meet the needs of future generations.

Ericsson Presentations. Hear our executives as part of the Digital Transformation World agenda, where they will address Network Transformation, Cloud Native IT, and AI & Data.

Discuss. Meet face to face with our experts to address your specific goals and challenges.


Track Speaker Topic
Cloud native IT Ignacio Mas The Automation Journey: Path to zero touch for 5G Hybrid Networks
Network transformation Marc-Antoine Boutin Closed loop service assurance for hybrid networks
AI & Data Thomas Kinnman Actionable insights for superior customer experience
AI & Data George Sarmonikas Getting Real with AI: Hype vs Reality
Digital customer Kishore Kumar What Services do I need to Offer to Reduce Churn


George Sarmonikas

George Sarmonikas

George leads the AI Innovation at Ericsson OSS Digital Services business unit, developing Ericsson's new cognitive products. Previously, George was heading product management for IoT Analytics & CEM portfolio covering Telecom and IoT vertical industry solutions. Prior to joining Ericsson, George was a founder of a startup involved in the growing areas of IoT and AI. He has also worked at Orange's Research & Innovation division in the UK, initially as researcher and later as Senior Network Design engineer. Also worked at Vodafone, responsible for Mobile Services and as Mobile Broadband & Innovation manager at WIND Hellas.

George holds an M.Sc. in Communication Systems and an MEng. in Electronic Engineering & Computer Science both from Bristol University in the UK, as well as a postgraduate diploma in artificial intelligence from Stanford University, US.

Ignacio Más

Ignacio Más

Ignacio Más acts as Senior Expert and Head of Technology Innovation in OSS in Ericsson Business Unit Digital Systems. Previously he has been one of the top System Architects in Ericsson Group Function Technology holding the tittle of Senior Expert in Programmable Network Architecture. He obtained a PhD in Telecommunications from the Royal Institute of Technology, (KTH, Sweden) and a Master of Science from both KTH and the Telecommunications Engineering school of 'Universidad Politécnica de Madrid'.

Ignacio joined Ericsson in 2005 and started working in IETF standardization, IPTV and messaging architectures and media related activities inside Ericsson Research. When he joined Group Function Technology he became the CTO office expert in media, SDN and cloud networking related issues. In his role as Senior Expert in Ericsson he now leads the company in the evolution to a network architecture focused on flexibility and programmability with emphasis on SDN and NFV technical paradigm implications. In his current position he will as well lead the overall evolution of network management and control (OSS) towards a model-based horizontal management paradigm.

Thomas Kinnman

Thomas Kinnman

Thomas Kinnman has 20 years of experience in the OSS/BSS/ICT industry and earned his Masters degree at the Royal Technical Institute in Stockholm (KTH), Faculty of "Management of Industrial Control Systems" and has complemented with several executive and MBA programs, latest the FEM Executive Management Program at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).
Thomas is currently heading the Solution Line Analytics & Assurance, accountable for all products, services, solutions and partnerships in the Analytics and Assurance area including products like Ericsson Network IQ, Mobile Positioning System and the Ericsson Expert Analytics suite.

Thomas joined Ericsson as head of OSS/BSS sales in the Nordics and Baltics through the acquisition of the consulting company Teleca OSS. Thomas has since then held several positions, including three years in Moscow heading up Ericsson's OSS/BSS practice in Northern Europe and Central Asia and before taking on his current position he served as the global Head of Strategy for OSS & Service Enablement.

Johan Hällerfors

Johan Hällerfors

Johan is heading up global OSS Sales in Ericsson, within the Solution Area OSS, based in Sweden. 20 years background in Ericsson primarily in OSS/BSS. Held various management positions in Sweden and abroad, in Technical Sales, Project Delivery, Commercial Management, Business Management etc.


Event location

Back in the heart of the South of France – in one of the leading smart cities in Europe – Digital Transformation World – formerly TM Forum Live! 2018 will be held in Nice. Located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Nice is a quintessential European city with its pebbled beaches and azure water, narrow cobble stone streets, red-tile roofs, outdoor markets and restaurants, parks and dozens of museums. For more details on how to travel, go here - https://dtw.tmforum.org/travel/


Digitalized customer & revenue management - Do you have the capabilities to monetize the new 5G, FWA, IoT and network slicing business opportunities? We show what is needed to handle the new business and revenue models and how you can efficiently and effectively create and deliver better experiences and offerings for consumers and ecosystem partners.
You can be truly data and insight driven when defining and promoting offerings to drive profitability for each customer segment. We show you how.

Automated 5G core and network slicing - Network slicing at scale for consumer and industry offerings requires efficient operations to be financially viable. We demonstrate how to – across radio, core and transport – quickly and automatically orchestrate network slices and apply closed-loop assurance.
With Ericsson's cloud native 5G Core, you will be faster to market and have a TCO efficient solution. Its dual-mode capabilities allow you to operate only one network for both EPC and 5GC architectures. It automates updates, upgrades and scaling. It is resilient to faults and allows you to expose functions that let others build services on top of it.

Distributed and automated NFV- The benefits of virtualization have been talked about for long, but realization is to a large degree still missing.
Based on our experience from a number of NFV transformation engagements we show how you can quickly get NFV ready for commercial operations, how Ericsson's system verified full stack NFVi makes you ready for cloud native and 5G deployments. It enables automated cloud and VNF orchestration across centralized and distributed cloud. And it allows you to automatically expose capabilities to your or your partners' application developers.

Event location

Acropolis Convention Center, 1 Esplanade Kennedy, 06300 Nice, France