Enabling the API Economy for Telcos

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Jay Praturi, Dy. Director & Chief Architect - Airtel Africa / IBM India Pvt Ltd; and Bhanu Dravid, Head of Architecture, Airtel Africa

Enabling the API Economy for Telcos

Jay Praturi, Dy. Director & Chief Architect - Airtel Africa / IBM India Pvt Ltd; and Bhanu Dravid, Head of IT Strategy and Architecture, Airtel Africa

Traditionally Telcos have been offering products and services as native providers.  But with the OTT competition eating into Telcos revenues, Telcos need to partner with with Content and OTT Providers in Innovative ways to drive Data Revenues.  Exposing the Telco Network and IT Services as APIs is key to this evolution.  This presentation focuses on Enabling the API Economy for Telcos.

key takeaways:

  • This Session will showcase patterns to Integrate with Partners using the API Economy to drive business growth.
  • This session will also focus on how to develop on top the existing IT Systems of an Operator or any Business, to drive revenue growth.
     

Jay Praturi has been working as an Enterprise Architect and Chief Architect for large IBM Strategic Outsourcing Accounts for the past 8 years.
Prior to that he worked as an Enterprise Architect for AT&T Mobility.

Bhanu Dravid has been working as an Enterprise Architect in Airtel since 2008 and has been the head of IT Strategy and Architecture for Airtel Africa since April 2013. Prior to that Bhanu has worked in multiple Architecture and Delivery roles in the US for 6 years.

 

 

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