Ep 78 – Visionary telcos use the public cloud

This week’s guest

Andrew Walker

Global Communications and Media Industry Lead Accenture

Telcos are finally heading to the public cloud and industry leaders are excited about its potential. But at the same time, old-fashioned thinking and technology are slowing them down. For this episode, I talk with Andrew Walker, communications and media industry lead at Accenture, about why the move is challenging, the transformative power of GenAI, and what telcos can do to get the right talent in place to help with the journey.

Listen now to hear:

  • How Accenture advises clients to start their move to the public cloud [03:46];
  • Why legacy vendors spread FUD—fear, uncertainly, and doubt—about telco and the public cloud [06:22];
  • Where Accenture sees AI taking hold in telco [11:11], and 
  • How telcos can compete for highly skilled cloud talent [15:05].

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Guest bio

As Communications and Media Industry Leader, Andy is responsible for the strategy, offerings, and business, as well as the network of professionals who serve Accenture’s Media and Communications clients around the world. Andy has consulted with communications, media and high tech clients for more than 20 years, and has advised leaders across the industry on issues ranging from their fiber strategy, to the profitability of their customers and products, to margin improvement efforts. Andy has been an advisor on multiple mergers, acquisitions and divestitures across the industry, and has helped a number of clients launch new businesses, including new wireless, technology services, and segment-specific businesses.

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Podcast credits

  • Executive Producer and Host: Danielle Royston, TelcoDR
  • Senior Producer: Lindsay Grubb, TillCo Media
  • Editor/Marketing: Alisa Jenkins, Springboard Marketing
  • Editing: Andrew Condell
  • Associate Producer: Kriselda Dionisio
  • Music: Dyami Wilson

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