IDC Telco Summit Shaping the Telco of the Future

Digital Event | November 22, 2022



Telcos of the Future

How to Succeed in the New Hybrid Ecosystem


The multibillion-dollar European telecoms market continues to transform in fundamental ways, fueled by cloud, new user demands and expectations, automation, software-defined architectures, and network virtualization. Telcos are eager to reinvent themselves as technology companies that can continue to play a vital role in business and consumer communications, but also compete in new areas ranging from multicloud to media.

This means that the traditional telco approach to building out connectivity, compute, communications, and operations is giving way to a much more dynamic and open ecosystem. Telcos are no longer doing everything in-house, with the implied heavy customization and long lead times. Instead, they need to leverage the agility offered by cloud and virtualization provided by third parties, including the cloud hyperscalers, to stay ahead of the curve in a very competitive, and consolidating industry.

The IDC European Telco Digital Summit 2022 will look at these themes with Europe’s leading telco analysts, hosting senior telco executives and keynotes by industries leaders.




Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Christopher Silberberg

Research Manager, European Networking and Telecoms Group, IDC

Chris Barnard

Vice President, European Infrastructure and Communications, IDC

Thomas Meyer

General Manager and Group Vice President of European Research, IDC

Salim Khodri

EMEA Edge Go-To-Market Strategist, Red Hat

Ahmad Latif Ali

Associate Vice President, European Telecommunications Insights, IDC

Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez

SVP Technology Innovation and Ecosystem, Telefonica Group

Alejandro Cadenas

Associate VP European Telco & Mobility, IDC

George Finn

Managing Director, Accenture

Chris Holmes

EMEA Area VP for Telecommunications Media & Technology, ServiceNow

Robert Prince

Managing Director, Communication Service Providers EMEA, Intel

Nik Willets

President & CEO, TM Forum

Martin Sundblad

Research Manager, IDC

Akash Mittal

Principal Business Consultant, Telco, EPAM

Sandor Szekely

Business Consulting Manager, EPAM

Richard Thurston

Research Manager, European 5G Strategies, IDC

Antonietta Mastroianni

Chief Digital & IT Officer, Proximus

Jeroen Cox

Strategic Lead Energy & Environment, KPN

Dusanka Radonicic Gohner

Senior Research Analyst, Telecoms and Networking

Martin Resel

CCO Enterprise, A1 Telekom Austria

Sophie James

Head of Telecoms, techUK

Oru Mohiuddin

Senior Research Manager, Enterprise Communications and Collaboration, IDC UK

Melissa Holtz-Fremeijer

Research Manager, Telecommunications and Networking, European Region, IDC

Jan Hein Bakkers

Senior Research Director, Infrastructure and Telecoms, European Region, IDC


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Digital Platform

The IDC European Digital Summit will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.



We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizations challenges.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.

Contact Us

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President Events

+45 24446502

Barbara Cambieri

Group Vice President and Managing Director, IDC

+39 335 6275570

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