Technology innovations and the intensifying march of digitization are disrupting and redefining enterprises across all industries. That includes communication service providers (CSPs), who are forging ahead with digital transformations to accelerate the development of new services, improve customers’ experience and optimize business value. As such, CSPs are exploring advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of everything (IoT), and 5G, and they are shoring up their cybersecurity initiatives to support these new technologies. Join Red Hat’s telecommunications team at Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference 2018, PTC ’18, January 21-24 in Honolulu to learn about how open telco is the right foundation for digital business.
While technology professionals at financial services firms are aware of the impacts delivered by advancements in machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, new research breakthroughs in areas like materials science and discoveries in genomics can also have a huge impact on IoT, sensors, robotics, embedded intelligence, ever-increasing prediction accuracy, and more. Red Hat’s Alessandro Petroni, global director of application platforms and head of financial services strategy, will be joining other technology visionaries and futurists for a Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) panel discussion on emerging technologies, January 18 in New York City.
In the highly competitive financial services industry, accurately predicting risk profiles is key. But analytics applications used to determine risk are typically large and compute-intensive, requiring a powerful technology stack that incudes parallel processing and compute accelerators. Open source technology can be a viable solution, delivering more flexibility, adaptability, and cost savings.
I picture myself at the Red Hat booth engaging in thought provoking conversations with the attendees at the National Retailers Federation Conference in New York. I take pause to review the Ten Commandments for Retail Business and Technology and think about the different ways Red Hat solutions effectively enable the business of retail. What is interesting is that the salient, defining aspects of the retail industry can be intuitively paired up with logical solution sets from Red Hat — paving the way for seamless automation across the retail ecosystem the Red Hat way. Join me as I walk you through the portions of retail that lend themselves for effective automation — we could even take a cue from the 6 ways automation impacts the enterprise in 2018!
2017 started off with the National Retail Federation #NRF2017 conference where I almost went through a digital transformation of sorts — actually beginning to like shopping after all!The pragmatic application of technology to innovatively change the consumer experience was a key factor in my transformation. This metamorphosis continued through 2017 through multiple thought leadership sessions as well as Executive Roundtables giving rise to the 5 principles of Retail Digital Transformation. As I gear up to attend the #NRF2018 conference with the Red Hat team, there is a common theme emerging across these experiences. Hello Automation!
While network functions virtualization (NFV) proof-of-concept deployments and education continue to rise, there is still much to be done to realize all the benefits offered by NFV. To help communication service providers (CSPs) find the right path to deployment, Timo Jokiaho, head of Red Hat’s EMEA telco technology office, recently joined Bryan Madden, director of marketing for Intel’s network platforms group, for an interview at the SDN NFV World Congress to share how the two companies are collaborating to support NFV infrastructure (NFVi) deployments.
It may still be two months out, but buzz is building for Mobile World Congress 2018. Billed as the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, the conference will be held Feb. 26 – Mar. 1 in Barcelona. There will be keynotes and panel discussions, a product and technology exhibition featuring 1,700 exhibitors and much more. As many as 100,000 people are expected to attend the four-day event to network, showcase and exchange ideas, and plenty of Red Hat employees, partners and customers will be among them. We’ve got a booth, demos and a keynote!
Financial services is becoming a digital business, and that digital heartbeat brings with it many opportunities as well as significant challenges. Clients today are much savvier and have higher expectations for exceptional digital experiences, and traditional asset and wealth managers, banks and insurance companies are under intense competitive pressure, not only from one another, but from non-traditional entrants new to the market. To remain relevant, financial institutions need to deliver superior client experiences across channels, remain agile to navigate the changes, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies, and most importantly, innovate. At the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Orlando, I shared how application modernization can help financial services institutions do just that.
Deploying network functions virtualization (NFV) offers a host of benefits for telecommunication service providers, such as lowering costs, increasing flexibility, and speeding time-to market. And some of the largest service providers in the world are already reaping those benefits, by transforming from big-iron networks to cloud-based, software centric virtualized networks. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, December 12 at 11 a.m. ET to get your business on the path to NFV.
Open banking is rapidly changing how banks make information available to their customers. It is also accelerating the adoption of application programming interface (API) management tools to industrialize the deployment of public-facing APIs. My colleague Cheryl Chiodi recently wrote about the challenges and opportunities on meeting the directive by member financial organizations (you can read it here: Open Banking – How to Leverage Open APIs for Competitive Advantage in Financial Services). My post extends that discussion, focusing specifically on API security, and in particular the importance of open identity.