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Light Reading

October 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit Examines the Impact of Webscale on Telecom

Third-Annual Event Focuses on "Redefining the Communications Service Provider"; Rome Provides Historic Backdrop for Interactive Event as Industry Undergoes Historic Change

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2016) - Light Reading's elite 2020 Vision Executive Summit, held in Rome, Italy, from Dec. 6-8, is focusing on the impact of webscale service providers on the telecom industry with a well-timed agenda that delves deeply into "Redefining the Communications Service Provider." This third annual event features two days of exclusive research presentations, intense moderated discussions and a number of networking events and excursions.

2020 Vision Executive Summit is an annual gathering of the top minds in telecom focused on charting the course to a successful future for network operators. This unique event is built on networking and active discussion among participants -- not traditional conference presentations and panels. Current service provider participants include AT&T, Boingo, CenturyLink, Colt Technology Services, Cox Communications, Deutsche Telekom, EdgeConnex, Hibernia Networks, Telecom Italia, Telstra, Vodafone and Zayo. 2020 Vision's agenda takes a serious look at the impact of webscale competition, collaboration and cloud -- all of which are transforming the communications industry. Heavy Reading's Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan will kick off the event with findings from his groundbreaking new research report, "Webscale Internet Companies: New Drivers of the Network Equipment Market." Following Donegan, Light Reading's Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson will lead multiple moderated discussions that involve audience participation and discussion.

Specific topics addressed at 2020 Vision Executive Summit this year include the data center value chain, open source software development trends, virtualization, 5G, Internet of Things, video streaming, wireless network transformation and more.

Light Reading's previous 2020 Vision Executive Summits in Iceland and Ireland have included executives from more than 50 key companies -- including AT&T, Boingo, Brocade, BT, CenturyLink, Cisco, Comcast, Cox Communications, Dell, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Ericsson, Intel, NetScout, Nokia, Orange, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telus, Time Warner Cable (TWC), Vodafone, Wind River and more. This year, 2020 Vision Executive Summit takes place at the exclusive Westin Excelsior, located in the heart of Rome. Exclusive event partners to date include ADVA Optical Networking and VMWare.

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