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Learn about the latest trends and strategy in the communications industry from experts in HP’s Communication & Media Solutions team.

HP OpenNFV - A perspective since last year's launch

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we announced the HP OpenNFV Program at Mobile World Congress. Last year, the market was full of buzz in anticipation of what NFV might mean as we walked the halls of the FIRA. This year – we’re seeing outcomes of vision, planning and plain hard work across the industry. From HP perspective, it is gratifying to come back to Barcelona and share what we have accomplished with our partners in the last 12 months (see our HP OpenNFV traction timeline) – and top it off with yesterday’s announcement with Telefonica.

2nd Annual HP CIO and CTO Benchmark Study on NFV - Orchestration Increasingly on the minds CSPs

Do you agree? with the findings from our 2nd annual benchmark survey of CIO and CTO opinions on the NFV opportunity?  Found here. Using the "same" questions from last year's survey - when NFV was in more of a nascent stage - we found both consistency and evolution in the thinking.


How Communication Service Providers can clarify the strategy to implement the required roadmap?

Transformation is essential for service providers to remain market leaders in this ever changing market by dramatically reducing costs, accelerating service creation, and optimizing operations. Transformation requires service providers to look at their network infrastructure, operational processes, systems architecture and at the structure of their own organization, and make drastic changes to ensure, not only survival, but also leadership in the market.


The HP transformation workshops are targeted at C-level executives who want to launch “as a service” offerings, and those interested in understanding how to generate new revenue (e.g., new markets, new customers) or improve stickiness and ARPU of existing customers.


Tailored to specific customer markets, environment, and local competition the workshop is a half-day or two half-days of interactive discussion where HP business consultants help the key customer stakeholders (e.g., CXO, Strategy, IT, Sales, Marketing and Finance department representatives), to develop a shared vision for specific service opportunities and clarify the strategy to implement the required roadmap.


Three minute preview of HP NFV @MWC

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(MWC)? Or will you stay home and check out the action from the comfort of social media? Either way, check out this quick, three minute video for a preview of HP activities around network functions virtualization (NFV) at MWC. You'll learn about the five major steps on the journey to NFV that we'll be highlighting at the show – a journey that will bring you to an agile, cloud-based network that lets you meet customer needs in days, not months.

Infographic: The Open Road to NFV

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getting to network functions virtualization (NFV) is a journey. Your endpoint is an agile, revenue-generating, virtualized network that enables the introduction of innovative, new services. How can you plan your route for the smoothest ride? Can you fly past proprietary roadblocks and scale capacity peak? Will you follow the open road and find carrier grade availability?

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About the Author(s)
  • Alain Decartes has over three decades experience working in the Telecommunication and IT Sector. Here he has had roles in a variety of sectors including the Value Added Service, Cloud Services and Apps Store market worldwide. He has strong skills in international sales, marketing and business development. Alain is HP Software’s worldwide Industry Solution Marketing Lead for the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) industry and sub-segments. In the past, Alain has held senior roles with Unisys, Comverse and Prodata Belgium. He is a popular speaker, moderator or chair at worldwide industry conferences. Alain has been a Board member at the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services. He has also won a number of Industry accolades including The Messaging Industry Association Special Recognition Award. Alain received a Civil Engineer in Telecommunications degree from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons in Belgium.
  • I am working on business process consulting. My interests are in telecommunications space with a special focus on media market. I coordinate knowledge management activities and thought-leadership programs
  • I’m the HP executive leader of the Big Data and Analytics product line for the Telecommunication market. 20+ years of valuable experience in: building new business, strategy, delivery, partner channel, alliance, sales, marketing, product and people management in Big Data analytics and in Telecommunication.
  • Sigge Andreasson is Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager for OSS Transformation, CMS at HP. Sigge has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and software industries, and has held a number of different positions during his career with HP, spanning telecom engineering, pre-sales and marketing. Sigge holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Julia Mason-Ochinero is WW CME Marketing Lead, HP Enterprise Marketing. In this role, Julia is responsible for driving dialog with CSPs on how they can transition to sustainable, profitable business models and enter into co-opetition with over-the-top (OTT) content providers who are changing this industry’s landscape. She joined HP in 2010 from Accel Partners (where she worked as a consultant.) Prior to Accel, Julia held marketing leadership positions with companies including Adobe, Nuance, OpenWave, Novell, Nuance Communications and RealNetworks. She began her career in Chicago working with organizations including AT Kearney, Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. She currently resides in Silicon Valley.
  • Marie-Sophie Masselot is bringing her thought leadership in business transformation in the telecom arena, thanks to her latest role as the marketing lead for the HP Solution Consulting Services practice worldwide. She is coming with a technical background as computer sciences engineer, having held different positions from software development through supply chain or sales support in telecom companies.
  • Michel Ferachoglou has over 20 years in IT and Communications, holding senior Product Management, Business Development, and Marketing positions with HP, as well as held various people management, strategic and business planning roles. Today, Michel is leading the NFV marketing program for CMS, along with a number of cross-portfolio activities within HP CMS Solution Enablement team.
  • Marie-Paule Odini is a seasoned HP executive, bring over 25 years of telecom experience. She has deep expertise in both the networking and IT environments, bridging voice and data. Marie-Paule is the HP CTO for Europe, responsible for the Communication and Media Solution organization, focused on customer innovation and emerging trends. She leads the technology discussions for M2M, Analytics and Cloud. She seats on ETSI and other standard bodies. She is a frequent industry speaker and editor in professional magazines, blogs on HP Telecom IQ and tweets on CMS twitter account. Marie-Paule’s prior responsibilities include managing HP’s worldwide VoIP program, HP’s wireless LAN program, and HP’s Service Delivery program. Since joining HP in 1987, she has held positions in technical consulting, sales development and marketing in Europe and in the Americas. Those roles have focused on strategic and operational responsibility for Networking, IT and operations. Marie-Paule holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University and business education from INSEAD, Paris. Prior to joining HP, Marie-Paule spent five years with France-Telecom/Orange research and development labs, defining architecture and value-added services launch for corporate customers. She also worked with standard bodies and industry forums at that time. She enjoys skiing and outdoors in general.
  • Oded Ringer overlooks HP's worldwide marketing and enablement for Actionable Customer Intelligence (ACI) solutions. With many years in the Telecom industry, at companies like Alcatel-Lucent and TTI-Telecom, Oded focuses on Go-To-Market strategies bringing together Products, Business, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
  • Richard Arthur has enjoyed the last two decades of the wild ride that has been the communications industry since deregulation. He is currently leading the Services and Solutions Marketing team in HP’s Communication and Media Solutions business unit. This role embraces transformative telecom solutions including telecom cloud services, outsourcing, solution lifecycle services, OSS/BSS and network platforms. Richard is also managing the CloudSystem Service Provider Program in HP.
  • Grace has initiated and implemented in last decade the first support contracts for large Telecom operators like France Telecom, Vodafone, BT...Today she is in charge of developping support services which are maturing with a shift from reactive break/fix models to more-proactive and enhanced offerings that add business value.
  • Tiffany Alvano works for HP in the NFV Business Unit and helps drive the overall marketing strategy. Tiffany is a social media professional and has been blogging since the start of NFV.
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