Partner Programmes


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Wed, 1 Mar: 16:30 - 19:00 CET



Theatre 1, Hall 6

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16:30 - 17:00 - Paving the way for hybrid enterprise networks including Private 5G  
As modern enterprises adjust to the new realities of applications and services distributed across hybrid multicloud networked environments, the challenge is to enable ubiquitous connectivity for next-gen applications and to observe and maintain respective application SLAs/policies continously. Together with IBM, DISH is delivering Private 5G orchestration and network slicing that supports fully distributed Edge deployments.  DISH VP of Technology Sidd Chenumolu, and IBM's General Manager of Software Networking, Andrew Coward, address how DISH and IBM are working together to enable business intents, orchestrate and dynamically manage application policies and multicloud application connectivity in a 5G environment.

Speakers: Andrew Coward and Sidd Chenumolu

17:00 - 17:30 - Meet me at the Edge - IBM and Samsung Mobile
Modern enterprise requires ubiquitous application distribution in a hybrid multicloud environment, from customer premises, to edge and both private and public clouds. A "Deploy and Connect" strategy for Edge workloads is the answer. With security, reduced complexity, and Edge application lifecycle management offered through a "Deploy and Connect" strategy, MEC, IoT, Industry 4.0 applications are covered on Network/Metro Edge locations and on-premise Far Edge locations. In this joint session, IBM's Vice President and CTO, Rob High is joined by KC Choi, Executive Vice President and GM Global Mobile B2B Team, and Daniel Eberz-Eder, Head of Projects in Innovation and Smart Farming, State of Rhineland-Palatinate to reveal how IBM Edge workloads deployment and application lifecycle management capabilities embedded in Samsung industrial mobile devices are enhancing worker experience with AI-analytics and augmenting human productivity at scale and with cost efficiency. We'll also explore connectivity to other Edge workloads and private, public clouds for end-to-end distributed application connectivity with network as well as infrastructure and application observability.
Speakers:  Rob High, KC Choi and Daniel Eberz-Eder

17:30-18:00 - Accelerating Private 5G Adoption in Enterprises

As enterprises invest in Industry 4.0 and WAN transformation initiatives, IBM and Nokia are bringing together their best of breed solutions to jointly address the burgeoning demand for a seamless integrated stack for e2e private 5G use-case enablement. Delivering a complete solution to automate, observe, connect and empower the enterprise on their digitization journey accelerates Edge Application Deployment and simplifies management of distributed multicloud and multi-network applications and services.
Nokia’s Thomas Barnett, VP – Cloud RAN Solutions and IBM’s Murali Gandluru, VP, Product Strategy and GTM of Network Automation, discuss the role of strategic ecosystem partnerships and collaboration in accelerating Private 5G adoption.

Speakers:  Murali Gandluru and Thomas Barnett

18:00 - 19:00 - Networking Reception


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