About the Cloud Cover Virtual Event

Silverlinings presents the Cloud Cover Virtual Event, taking place on March 19-20, 2024.  This event will explore the important topics when defining your cloud strategy. We will cover themes including multi-cloud, modernization and the role of AI.


11:00 AM – 12:20 PM ET


Cloudification is beneficial for so many reasons, but key to its success is the easy flow of data from different organizational silos. However, due to operational structures it is often the case that communications service providers and enterprises alike end up working with different cloud providers for various applications. This multi-cloud environment can be difficult to navigate and often results in challenges relating to efficiency and costs savings, defeating the object of cloudification in the first place. Many hope to achieve one unified cloud solution across all data silos of their organization, but is this achievable, if so, how? How can enterprises work in a multi-cloud environment and cope with a lack of a one-size-fits-all approach? How can challenges be overcome so efficiency, agility and revenue don’t suffer?

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET Fireside Chat | Moderator: Elizabeth Coyne, Editor in Chief, Fierce Network, Questex / Debika Bhattacharya, Chief Technology Solutions Officer, Verizon Business Group 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion | Moderator: Prakash Sangam, Founder & Principal, Tantra Analysts / Panelists: Pål Grøsund, Director of Cloud Strategy and Architecture, Telenor Group / Chris McHenry, VP, Product Management, Aviatrix / Mehran Hadipour, VP - BD & Tech Alliances, Rakuten Symphony

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM ET Fireside Chat | Moderator: Mauricio Sanchez, Sr. Director, Enterprise Security & Networking Research, Dell’Oro Group / Stéphane Téral, Founder & Chief Analyst Téral Research, LLC  


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET


Automation is a buzz word across industries. Faced with growing economic pressure enterprises are keen maximize efficiency in their operations and drive down OPEX costs. Automation offers a real opportunity for the enterprise to generate cost savings and improve efficiency. Although many areas of operations can be automated, most companies have not deployed end-to-end automation due to concerns surrounding trust. How can the enterprise develop trust in automation? How and when should AI be used, and what will it take to drive the cultural shift for decision makers to truly back automation efforts?

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET Keynote Title: "Automating the Future: Navigating the Shift to AI-Powered Telecom" Speaker: Azita Arvani, Former CEO Raktuen Symphony North America, Board Member, Entrepreneur, AGI 

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM ET Keynote | Speaker: Lucía de Miguel Albertos, Senior Manager of OPEN RAN: Digital, Software and System Development, Vodafone Group

11:30 AM - 12:15 AM ET Panel Discussion | Moderator: Monica Paolini, Principal, Senza Fili / Panelists: Chris Hristov, AVP Network Engineering and Operations, AT&T / Dr. Venki Ramaswamy, Chief Technologist for NextG, Mitre Labs


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET


CSPs are all too aware of the benefits of going cloud-native, especially when it comes to scalability, cost savings, monetization and delivering a connectivity ecosystem like no other. However, some challenges persist. To achieve the full potential of new 5G tools like network slicing, operators need an open and end-to-end cloud-native network. What are the best practices when rolling going cloud-native networks and what has been done so far? Is 2024 the year cloud-native finally takes off — and what services can enterprises expect to see coming down the pike?

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET Keynote | Speaker: Taylor Dolezal, Head of Ecosystem, CNCF

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET Fireside Chat | Moderator: Roy Chua, Prinicipal, AvidThink / Speaker: Javier Benitez, Senior Network Architect, Colt Technology Services

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET Panel Discussion | Moderator: Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas / Panelists: Pål Grøsund, Director of Cloud Strategy and Architecture, Telenor / Ildikó Váncsa, Director of Community, Open Infrastructure Foundation

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