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Discussing all things digital

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.

Want to know more about whats happening in the Digital Services space read our Future Digital blog or go to our Digital Services webpage.

Dez blanchfield.pngDez 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.

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Treasa Dovander is Head of Social Media with Ericsson Digital Services, responsible for managing owned social media channels, social media influencer activations and engagements for Digital Services. Treasa is Irish but currently based in Stockholm. She is a former broadcast journalist with a blogging background. In her own words; “I am always interested in new partner blogging or partner social media collaborations, so reach out if you have ideas (@treasadovander) Follow us @ericssondigital for the latest technology trends and insights.”