VMworld 2020

Telco Transformation Takes the Spotlight at VMworld 2020


The recent pandemic combined forces with the growth of 5G to change the trajectory for the telco digital transformation. This year at VMworld 2020, we’ll address this accelerated need for automated, scalable and cloudified networks.  With a track dedicated to the evolving needs to service providers, we will explore how VMware data center and telco cloud solutions enable this transformation from the core and edge, to RAN and clouds.

Over the two days of VMworld, you will have the opportunity to learn from leading VMware experts and hear case studies from our customers and partners. As we accelerate toward 5G, our sessions and demos at VMworld will help you understand how to apply the agility of cloud, the power of virtualization and the resiliency created with artificial intelligence to thrive in the digital ecosystem.

Be sure to mark your calendars as Pat Gelsinger takes the stage on day one of VMworld to kick off the Telco 5G track where he will join Shekar Ayyar for a tour around the world as we visit advances in 5G. Pat and Shekar will be joined on the stage by executive guests from DT, Dish, Rogers and Singtel to discuss their progress toward agile, future-ready networks.


Take a peek at what awaits you at VMworld 2020 below, and register for your free VMware pass today.

Telco 5G Track Keynote –

Join Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware as he kicks off the Telco 5G track:

Fireside Chat:

  • Shekar Ayyar, EVP and GM, Telco and Edge Cloud, VMware
  • Marc Rouanne, EVP and CNO, DISH
  • Jorge Fernandes, CTO, Rogers
  • Mark Chong, Group CTO, Singtel


Sessions of Note –

  1. Why vSphere and Kubernetes Just Makes Sense
  • Ed Hoppitt, director, modern apps & cloud native platforms, VMware
  • Philip Buckley-Mellor, BT TV infrastructure architect, British Telecom


  1. NFV Deployment at Millicom and 5G Vision
  • Dharma Rajan, principal solution architect, NFV, VMware
  • Fabio Mando, VP of Infrastructure and Technology Strategy, Millicom


  1. AI, Analytics and Automation for 4G and 5G Networks
  • Karina Dahlke, senior product marketing manager, VMware
  • Karl Whitelock Research VP, Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization, IDC


  1. O-RAN Explained – Increase Agility and Reduce Costs of Your RAN
  • Sachin Katti, VP, telco strategy, VMware
  • Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group, Intel


  1. Sharing Multi-Vendor Virtual Network Function Field Deployment Experience
  • Dharma Rajan, principal solutions architect, NFV, VMware
  • Frank Escaros-Buechsel, staff consulting architect, VMware


  1. Accelerating the Future of 5G and Cloud-Native Networks
  • Simone Catenacci, Managing Director, Network Consulting Europe, Accenture Italia
  • Rod Gilbert, Sr. Director Telco Alliances, VMware


  1. Automating the Telco Cloud to Accelerate Deployment of Services
  • Glen McGowan, Engineering Technologist, Dell Technologies


  1. Telco Cloud Platform Strategy Overview
  • Lakshmi Mandyam, VP, edge and IoT solutions and market dev, VMware


  1. Preparing the Telco Cloud for 5G and Cloud Native
  • Phil Kippen, senior director architects, telco NFV, VMware


  1. Dive Into 5G Automated Multi-Cloud Service Delivery
  • Moshe Lavi, director of prod management, telco NFV, VMware
  • Sachin Thakkar, senior director, telco R&D, VMware


  1. Accelerate Network Deployment with CNF/VNF on VMware Ready for Telco Cloud
  • Jambi Ganbar, director, NFV partner and performance validation, VMware


  1. Getting there from Here: Evolution to Cloud Native
  • Christian Hasner, senior consulting solutions architect & team lead, VMware


  1. Network Slicing Journey: Enhance SD-WAN with Intelligent Traffic Steering
  • Ben Basler, senior director, product management, VMware
  • Craig Connors, VP, CTO, VMware


  1. Exceeding the Speed Limit in Network Performance
  • Jambi Ganbar, director, NFV partner and performance validation, VMware


Building a Nimble Service Innovation & Delivery Platform

Delivering the on-demand, customizable services expected of 5G requires a rearchitected network. A transformation to software-centric architectures provides the agility, resilience, scalability and performance needed to create and deliver these next generation services.


Creating a Modern App IT Foundation

Transformative telcos are reducing the barriers between network silos – IT resources and core network resources. This unification will enable alignment of tools and flexible DevOps methodologies that will ultimately improve efficiencies and create holistic service innovation processes. The robust VMware Modernization App IT portfolio helps close the operational gap.


Delivering Differentiated & Revenue-Generating Digital Services

With flexible IT and service-delivery networks in place, telcos will leverage their strong customer relationships and uniquely distributed networks to create differentiated services. While VMware IT and network platforms provide the ability to build and deliver any service, across any cloud, on any device the VMware enterprise services portfolio provides accelerated routes to revenue.

5G Services


Managed Services




The Software Empowered Cable MSO

Cable networks continue to evolve to keep pace with increasing traffic, changing customer expectations and convergence with wireless and edge networks. VMware understands the unique transformation for Cable MSOs which are bringing more agility to their data centers, HE Hubs, OSP, and on-premise networks.
Check out this session: The Evolution of Cable Networks…How Virtualization Will Transform Cable


Get your hands on the VMware solutions which are changing the way service provider networks enable and deploy next-generation services. The technical product teams will be available to answer your questions about how to accelerate your transformation journey.

  • Telco Cloud Infrastructure & Automation
  • Telco Cloud Operations
  • Private Connectivity
  • Multi-access Edge Computing
  • Content Delivery Network

Premier Passes – Meet the Experts

Premier pass holders will have access to roundtable discussions, interactive workshops and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. These sessions will provider service providers with the answers to pressing technical questions and the ability to participate in informal, topical discussions with VMware engineers and product managers and industry counterparts.

Roundtable Discussions

  • Network Services Architecture Evolution Strategies: From Virtualized to Cloud Native
  • Designing Carrier Grade Kubernetes Architectures
  • Designing Next Generation Service Assurance Solutions
  • Designing Open RAN (O-RAN) Architectures
  • Designing Multi-Access Edge Platforms & Solutions
  • VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Certification Program
  • Using RAN Intelligence and Analytics for Subscriber Experience Optimization
  • Designing Carrier Grade OpenStack Architectures with VMware OpenStack




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