Why telecoms business transformation is hard

Telecoms is one of the last industries to move from a “supply push” model to a “demand pull” one. We’re lagging because the task is particularly hard.

Banking, airlines, telecoms: the demons of disruption are dancing

I attended a seminar on Open Banking this morning hosted by Ctrl-Shift. Several seemingly stable industries share similar structural contradictions.

My new Patreon offers E-book, live webinar, discussion group, thinking partner

I am pleased to announce four new ways in which to become a supporter of my work via Patreon, each of which offers you something of value in return.

Conference report Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications 2017

I blagged my way into the rather good #URLLC2017 today. Here’s a quick synopsis of what’s going on, and my take on it, together with notes on each talk.

There really is one network metric to rule them all!

What makes network management so hard? We have lots of metrics, and they’re all less than ideal. So let’s use the single ideal one instead!

How a Duty of Candour can prevent a Tyranny of Things

The legitimacy of any technical system rests on the continued trust of its users. A missing governance requirement is a legal duty of candour.

The 3½ strategies for telco-cloud service quality innovation

The new science of network quality takes away a constraint to service innovation in telecoms and cloud. I outline the thee strategies now available.

Conference notes – Personal Information Economy 2017

I attended Ctrl-Shift’s Personal Information Economy 2017 conference in London on Monday. Here I share my insights and notes on the speaker talks.

No more automated suicide notes, please

The art of computer programming needs to put human concerns front & centre. That means software engineering needs to be reformed around new questions.

A scientifically sound resource model for SDN

The video of my presentation at SDN NFV World Congress is now available. In it I argue that the core resource model inevitably has to change.