By any measure, CTOs of companies in the telecommunication industry have a big job. Just the emergence of 5G have operators shifting towards more software driven architecture and becoming cloudified requires their utmost attention. This ever evolving role oversees about half of industry employees and will invest trillions in capital expenditures over the next five years. A CEO wants and needs a partner who can execute their vision, help set strategic direction and offer insight based on a deep understanding of technology’s evolution. With the weight of expectations within the role and the deployment of 5G just around the corner, what is keeping a CTO awake at night?