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Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit Brings Together Top Telecom Executives


Light Reading's fifth-annual executive summit heads to Lisbon, Portugal, from December 4-6; Altice Portugal, CenturyLink, Colt, Cox, Telstra, Verizon and more set to attend and speak

New York, NY, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Light Reading's ( 2020 Vision Executive Summit ( is set for December 4-6 at the InterContinental Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal.

2020 Vision Executive Summit is Light Reading's only event where senior-level telecom executives come together to discuss the latest technological and business challenges in a closed-door, "Chatham House Rules" setting. This year's event addresses "Telecom's Existential Crisis" and other key topics such as automation, machine learning, AI, 5G, virtualization, edge computing, open source and more.

2020 Vision Executive Summit is also the premier place to network with fellow senior-level executives. Networking opportunities include dinners, cocktail hours and networking excursions on the final day of the event. 

The event has more than 20 confirmed participants, including:

  •  Aamir Hussain, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, CenturyLink
  •  Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director, Advanced Technologies, Cox Communications
  •  Csaba Kiss Kallo, Head, Connectivity, Mobility & Security Portfolio, Vodafone Ireland
  •  Mirko Voltolini, Head, Network on Demand, Colt
  •  Luís Filipe Dos Santos Alveirinho, Chief Technology Officer, Altice Portugal
  •  Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, EdgeConneX
  •  Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier
  •  Tom Homer, Managing Director EMEA, Telstra 
  •  Iain Milligan, Head, E2E Operations Transformation, Hutchison Three UK
  •  Frederico Vaz, Director, Engineering and Operations, Altice Portugal
  •  Carlos Soares, Director, IT, Altice Portugal 
  •  Ravindran Mahalingam, Senior Vice President, International Business, HGC Global Communications
  •  Ray Watson, Vice President, Global Technology, Masergy
  •  Wil Tirado, Vice President, Engineering & Service Delivery, EdgeConneX
  •  Hwa-Jung Han, Director, SDN Architecture, Technology, & Planning, Verizon
  •  Raoul du Plessis, CIO, Liquid Telecom
  •  David Eurin, Chief Strategy Officer, Liquid Telecom
  •  David Amzallag, Strategic Advisor & Technology Creator

"There's plenty of excitement around the potential of 5G, AI, virtualization and other transformative trends but it's not all rainbows and unicorns -- and we know it," says Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, and the summit chair. "A heavy dose of reality has started to set in as the day-to-day business and operational disruption caused by increasing automation, bewildering competition, regulatory uncertainty, political intervention, ever-faster innovation and unparalleled cybersecurity threats hits home. These key issues will be front and center at this year's 2020 Vision."

In addition to industry heavyweights, Heavy Reading analysts and Light Reading editors will invite and encourage attendees to participate in the event's active discussion sessions.

To learn more about 2020 Vision and to view the agenda, click here

Select senior-level service provider attendees qualify for free admission. All other event attendees must pay for a pass. To learn more about event prices and registration visit here

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About Light Reading

Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform providing daily news analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. Our broad readership and solid reputation make us the leading resource for telecom, mobile and cable network operators, cloud services players and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services. Light Reading has over 500,000 qualified registered users, our websites attract over 1.3 million monthly page views and our newsletters are sent out to 220,000 opt-in subscribers. Our brand is also active across all social media channels, with over 100,000 members and followers. The Light Reading Group incorporates a dedicated research division, Heavy Reading; more than 15 successful annual industry events, including its flagship Big Communications Event; several targeted online communities, including Security NowConnecting Africa and Broadband World News, that dig even deeper into key areas of the global communications industry; and its sister industry news site

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