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NFV and the CSP Journey to the Cloud

hp-0648-nfv_and_the_csp_journey_to_the_cloud-230.gifCommunication service providers want to offer cloud services such as mobile packet core, virtualized evolved packet core, virtualized IP multimedia subsystems (IMS) functions, and virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE). N
etwork functions virtualization (NFV) can transform these services, allowing them to be run in a virtualized environment. Join us for a webinar to review how NFV gives CSPs the agility to launch cloud services faster.

Tags: Cloud| CSP| HP OpenNFV| NFV

Bethany Mayer Named One of the Top 10 Women in Cloud

Bethany.JPGAs a female employee at HP, I’m proud to say that HP’s women technologists are among the world’s best.   But you don’t need take my word for it.  Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of our Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business, was recently ranked by CloudNOW as one of the top 10 women in cloud in 2014.

Tags: Cloud| CSP| HP OpenNFV| NFV

HP @ Network Virtualization & SDN World 2014

SDN.JPGHP’s OpenNFV program, including its open, flexible architecture, partner ecosystem and industry IP, is designed to help speed the Communication Service Provider's journey to the cloud.  Join us as at Network Virtualization & SDN World 2014 as we delve into the world of network virtualization and software-defined architecture.


The Wild Wide West of Mobile Apps

Service providers can take advantage of the perfect storm of opportunities mobile applications provide while strengthening service offerings to drive customer acquisition and retention.

OpenStack and your NFV journey

stairs.jpgVirtualization will offer CSPs the freedom of deploying the various networking functions on an open, standardized hardware platform.  In the context of CSP networks, we need to make sure the virtualization platform and associated cloud management platform (OpenStack) can provide scale, performance, latency and standardized management interfaces to meet carriers’ requirements.

Why management & orchestration is so critical in NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) represents multiple opportunities for communication service providers (CSPs), but addressing the challenges related to meeting management needs is fundamental to turn NFV into real benefits. Join us for a thought-provoking webinar that will address what is required of the OSS to be “NFV-ready”.

The NFV momentum continues: HP now platinum member of OpenDaylight

HP is now a platinum member of OpenDaylight, joining a key industry effort to accelerate a new era in openness for SDN and NFV architectures. 


NFV—microservers solve macro-problems

Vinay Saxena says even with NFV, carrier networks are different from hyperscale IT environments. And Vive la différence! Read how HP is applying Moonshot microservers to the special needs of carrier networks.hp_97a75c429a996acf73361cd0e2b730c094bcd661.jpg

How NFV enables CSP cloud services

nfv.jpgIn this article by Vinay Saxena, Chief Architect, NFV, discusses how communications service providers (CSPs) want to provide cloud services to their customers to build new revenue streams and compete with the over-the-top (OTT) players that have been dominating this fast-growing market. Cloud is an integral part of the HP OpenNFV Program to enable CSPs to quickly develop new cloud offerings based on network functions virtualization (NFV).

How much time are your retail wireless store associates NOT spending with your customers?

TelecomIQblog.jpgThe time your retail wireless store associates spend duplicating, sorting, filing and searching for paper forms is time they’re not spending with your customers. This can have a direct impact on their willingness to wait to be helped, which can equate to abandoned sales.   And who wants that?


Read on to find out how you can enable your sales associates to better service your customers with a workflow solution that can help save time and costs, while boosting efficiency and security.

Defining your NFV strategy – Start by Exploring the Business Drivers

It is important to analyze the drivers that are most relevant to their business, including ones that they may not have considered in their initial NFV plans. With the new insights that come from that assessment, they can better align their NFV strategy and roadmap with their specific business imperatives.

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  • 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.
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