Welcome to our new Podcast series by Dez Blanchfield, who has, Mats Karlsson, the Head of Portfolio and Research and Development at Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson in the hot seat this week. Over the next few weeks, Dez will interview a series of senior leaders across Ericsson and we share the business insights here. So don't forget to register to get the latest updates!
In this podcast, Mats addresses his career history in Ericsson so far, he explains his new responsibilities which include Research and Development and discusses trends in the Telco industry and what’s needed from our R&D machine to help realize the opportunities today.
For example he talks about why cloud transformation is key to 5G, how applications can be fully cloudified and automated, and what requirements Telco networks need, so that they are fully able to use Openstack. He also outlines his and Ericsson's involvement to make this happen. Mats also outlines how upcoming lauches of new services using this technology can now be turned around in hours versus months, due to a faster and more agile way of working in our R&D environment.
Dez Blanchfield: Analyst / Consultant / Data Scientist / Investor
As an Industry Analyst, Business & Technology Consultant, and Data Scientist covering rapid growth markets such as Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Telecommunications, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine 2 Machine, Cyber Security, Cyber Risk & Resilience & Smart Cities. Dez has invested his professional career of some two and a half decades thinking out and influencing the development roadmaps of technology companies, aligning them to the customer experience demands and possibilities of forward thinking digital enterprises.
Dez is also an avid social media user and has a series of podcasts which we produces with leaders from different industries. This is a new series we have launched with @ericssondigital called “Transmissions from Tomorrow”. You can follow Dez Blanchfield on twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about his industry insights.