Forming a dynamic panel exploring the transformative power of 5G technology across industries and sectors, Paul Gowans, Global Director Regional & Channel Marketing at VIAVI Solutions, Rohit Kanwar, Chief Transformation Officer at Accenture and Manish Mangal, Global Business Head, 5G & Network Services at Tech Mahindra delved into the potential 5G has to revolutionise connectivity, drive innovation and unlock new business opportunities at Cloud & 5G LIVE in October.
The trio provided the virtual audience with valuable insights into the latest trends and strategies for successful 5G transformation initiatives, harnessing their collective expertise to give a well-rounded view of 5G’s current powers and how it can be used to propel emerging technologies across a variety of industries.
The 5G Transformation Forum with Paul Gowans, Global Director Regional & Channel Marketing at VIAVI Solutions, Rohit Kanwar, Chief Transformation Officer at Accenture and Manish Mangal, Global Business Head, 5G & Network Services at Tech Mahindra
Benefitting from more than 70 years of industry experience between them, the trio of took a deep dive into the transformative power of 5G technology.
With 5G having the potential to revolutionise connectivity, drive innovation and unlock new business opportunities, Gowans said: “5G enables much more than previous iterations of mobile” with better services set to become available as 5G Advanced becomes available. Mangal echoed this by saying 5G is equivalent to oxygen, with its absence disastrous and need required 24/7.
With 5G addressed in so many industries — whether that be media, smart cities, connected cars — 5G was highlighted as an enabler with a plethora of capabilities, with industries affected positively and a key importance of understanding the potential 5G can unlock emphasised.
Kanwar pinpointed talent as a key challenge for organisations on 5G transformation journeys, with it not only being about procuring the right workforce, but ensuring said talent is integrated to ensure it is best utilised.
“We have to simplify, simplify, simplify everything we do,” Mangal said, reflecting on how Tech Mahindra is on a journey of simplification for its clients to ensure they harness 5G’s full potential, with the trio giving use case industry examples to highlight that 5G can truly transform all elements of industry. Engineers by training, they addressed how they have to put their desire for complexity aside to allow transformation to take place.
“It’s hard to predict future user behaviours,” Kanwar said, “but we’ve got to ensure networks are ready for whatever comes next.”
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