Virtualization, Big Data
and the OSS Revolution

October 2014 • London, UK

  • Light Reading returns to London

    Explore how OSSs must become more real-time and analytics-driven to support closed-loop, self-healing fulfillment/assurance processes that proactively monitor, diagnose, and repair network anomalies before they impact customer experience.

About the Event

This inaugural event will focus on how developing new network management and orchestration tools is essential to the success of the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) plans of every major network operator. Hear more about the massive transformational effort under way to make network OSSs more real-time and intelligent to support the delivery of complex, next-generation services running across hybrid physical/virtualized network infrastructure.

Through carrier keynotes, Heavy Reading research, vendor perspectives, and panel discussions, this event will discuss new strategies emerging for self-organizing and self-optimizing the management of the network, the role of big data and advanced analytics in next-generation network management, the impact of new network automation and orchestration approaches for SDN and NFV-enabled networks, the need for standards, and how OSSs can evolve to minimize operational disruption.


Why You Should Attend

The success of virtually every major technology trend affecting telecom today, from big data to virtualization to packet-optical convergence, depends heavily on the ability to evolve today's legacy operations and support systems (OSSs). In this one-day conference, telecom executives will learn the scope of the OSS challenge, the requirements for their future efforts, and the likely first steps forward. This event's tight focus on OSS strategies will deliver new and unique insights that will enable network operators to better prepare for the changes ahead while also providing real-world insight from Heavy Reading analysts and other service providers on what is working today.

Who Should Attend

  • Telecom network technologists and engineers
  • OSS/BSS consultants
  • Telecom hardware software company technologists and engineers
  • Analytics consultants
  • Telecom company business development and marketing strategists
  • NFV architects and solution developers
  • Telecom network and system architects
  • Policy management specialists
  • Telecom software engineers
  • Telecom test bed managers and directors
  • Telecom business architects
  • Telecom operator solution managers


The complete agenda for this event will be posted momentarily. Panel topics will include:

• Driving Real-Time Analytics Into OSS/BSS
• NG OSS for the Virtualized Network
• Subscriber-Centric Policy & Charging: Monetizing the Data Pipe
• Heavy Reading Research presentations by Caroline Chappell and Graham Finnie
• And more…

Please contact for more information.


Speakers & Moderators


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Graham Finnie
Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading
Caroline Chappell
Caroline Chappell
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Ari Banerjee
Ari Banerjee
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Venue & Hotel Information

Hotel Thistle

Event venue & Room Block: The Thistle Marble Arch

Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH
Phone   0871 977 2299 (From the UK)
Phone   +44 845 073 7154 (International)

Closer to the event, we will provide more details on the group rate and booking deadline - stay tuned!



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