Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, 5805 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024, USA

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon Sep 23 EDT - Fri Sep 27 EDT (about 2 years ago)
Location Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
5805 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024, USA
Region Americas

Action Week is a week-long collaborative gathering of digital transformers. At this event, TM Forum’s Collaboration community come together for valuable face-to-face time to work on setting priorities, contributing to best practices and standards, and creating the road map for digital transformation. ​

What makes Action Week different?
• Industry Experts working together to create, explore and debate
• Build your network of experts and potential partners with 10+ hours of networking
• Gain a deeper understanding of fuiture technology trends and their impacts
• opportunity to play a leadership role to shape and influence best practices and standards.

Hot topics including:
• Cloud native – is Telco ready for public cloud as it’s ready and waiting
• Autonomous Networks – abstracted services (NaaS like) and 5G
• 5G early wins and what’s next?
• Getting your IT 5G ready – what will it take?


2019 Speakers

Ramanathan "Ram" Sankaran
Executive Director, Network, Verizon

Arun Balasubramanian
SVP & Head of Global Sale, Business Development & Strategy, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd

Charles Beltran
Senior Manager, Technology, Verizon

Andres Vazquez Del Mercado Benshimol
Chief Digital Innovation, America Movil

Aaron Boasman-Patel
VP, Al, Customer Experience & Data, TM Forum

Sharmila Bose
Director-Product Marketing Management, AT&T

Michel Boudrias​
General Manager of Architecture and Planning - Vidéotron

Peter Briscoe
VP of Software - Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

Samita Chakrabarti
Technology Architect - Verizon

Shoma Chakravarty
VP IT, Enterprise Architecture - Verizon

Aps Chikhalikar
Chief Innovation Officer, APJ - ServiceNow

Rob Claxton
Co-lead, AI Management Standards Workstream - TM Forum, Chief Researcher - BT

Domenico Convertino
Head of Product Management, Communications and Media Solutions ​ - HPE

Don Anton Roshan Dehipitiarachchi
Distinguished Member Of Technical Staff, Verizon Wireless

Mazin Gilbert
Vice President – Advanced Technology and Systems, AT&T Labs - AT&T

John Gillam
CTO, TM Forum

Vivek Gurumurthy
SVP & CIO, Verizon Consumer Group​​

Elaine Haher
Distinguished Fellow - TM Forum, Principal Software Executive, Network Automation, Fujitsu Network Communications

Robin Harwani
Global Telecom Partner Solution Architecture Lead , Amazon Web Services

Joshua Henderson
CTO, zColo and Cloud - Zayo Group

Archana Jain
Vice President, Verizon Consumer Group

Hema Kadia
VP & Head of SDN/NFV, Strategy and Practice - Prodapt

Manah Khalil
Executive Director, Systems Engineering - Verizon

“AK” Karriem Khan
CTO, Bridgit

Leonard Lee
Managing Director and Founding Member - neXt Curve

David Lu
Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T Labs - AT&T

Utpal Mangla
Vice President & Partner – Global Leader: Watson AI & Blockchain; Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industry - IBM

Asad Nabi
Sr. Director, System Engineering & Software Architecture, CenturyLink

Ramesh Nagarajan
Chief Innovation Director, Network Virtualization & Analytics - Accenture

Andrea Reichstein
Head of Research, Galileo Software

John Reynolds
CEO, Agile Fractal Grid

Avai S
Senior Director, NextGen Practice (AI/ML, Big Data, 5G, & IoT ) - Prodapt

Nancy Shemwell
Chief Operating Officer, IoT Community

Gadi Solotorevsky
Ambassador and Chair of Revenue Team, TM Forum, CTO - Amdocs

Dr. Lester Thomas
Chief Systems Architect, Vodafone Group

Andy Tiller
EVP, Collaboration and Innovation, TM Forum

Dr. Mohammad Zoualfaghari
IoT Research Manager, Applied Research - BT

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors, Exhibitors and Partners

• AT&T
• verizon

• Prodapt

• blueplanet
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• servicenow


• blueprism
• blueplanet
• comviva
• Diksha
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• Prodapt
• servicenow

• blueprism
• comviva
• Diksha
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• kentik
• Netcracker
• servicenow
• Sparx Services