Make tomorrow podcast: connected

Make tomorrow connected

Posted on Dec 15, 2023

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Tristan Sternson, Global Co-lead, NEXT
Sami Luukknonen, Managing Director, Telco+, NCS

Episode Description

In this episode of "Make Tomorrow", Tristan Sternson interviews Sami Luukkonen, Managing Director of Telco+ at NCS, about the fascinating and often challenging journey towards a fully connected future. They address the dominance of major tech firms and the risks and rewards this presents for smaller innovators. Using TikTok as a case study, they explore the intricacies of global vs. regional governance and the potential of localised super apps.

The duo sheds light on the hurdles the telecommunications sector faces, especially the financial strains and security challenges from quantum computing and AI. They present an intriguing perspective on the transformative role telcos might play in shaping emerging technologies, including identity management in the metaverse. Addressing global disparities, they highlight the game-changing potential of satellite connectivity for underserved regions while considering associated vulnerabilities, such as threats to subsea cables.

The conversation isn't just limited to challenges. They delve into the inspiring adaptability demonstrated by the telco industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this resilience might shape the future, especially in the realms of telemedicine and virtual realms.

Join us for an insightful discussion that weaves through the promise and complexities of a connected tomorrow, reflecting on standardization, governance, and the incredible potential of tech to reshape sectors and societies.

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