The more successful CSPs will have CTOs and CIOs who collaborate in order to maximize opportunities presented by virtualization, cloudification, automation and orchestration.

Explosive growth in demand for bandwidth, content and services has both CTOs and CIOs leading a charge toward a radical future of virtualization, "cloudification", automation and orchestration.

The most successful carriers – the ones who will continually offer the most innovative services – will be those that find synergies between their network and IT departments, with both teams working together toward common goals, without the comfort of a clear firewall between their respective functions.

Bridging the CTO/CIO Gap