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Managing Technology/Business Disruption

Thursday, February 25, 2021 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Getting ready for the 5G/Edge Powered brave new post-COVID world

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John Nikolopoulos is a multilingual Mobile/Cloud/Telecom/IT global technology/consulting executive with 25+ years  in senior leadership roles in Sales, BD/GTM, Product/P&L Management, and Solution/Systems Architecture teams driving global channels, partnerships & enterprise deployments with $billions of global sales in diverse industry verticals within F500/Large Cap enterprises (Accenture, Nortel, and Sagemcom ) as well as high profile start-ups such as Corvis Corp. (now part of CenturyLink), where he was part of the senior GTM/execution team leading to one of the largest exits in tech industry history with a 1.1 billion$ IPO. 

John has a significant international technical publication (50+) and public speaking record, contributed to multiple patent filings, achieved senior member status within the IEEE, and gained extensive Wall Street/Silicon Valley Analyst/Board of Directors executive communications experience.

Since 2018, he has also been a guest lecturer at McGill University’s  graduate level Data Science/ML/AI program focused on managing disruption, innovation and complexity within the context of emerging technology (5G/IoT, AR/VR, multi/hybrid cloud, blockchain, quantum computing, Industry 4.0, smart cities, and autonomous transport).

John holds Bachelor’s (Honours) and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from McGill University in Montreal. He also completed the graduate level Network Engineering Program at the University of Toronto.

What do COVID-19, self-driving transport, smart cities, cloud gaming, the Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in 2018, US President Trump signing  the “Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act” in March 2020, and recent arson attacks on mobile cell towers across North America and Europe have in common? The simple answer lies in two characters, as in 5G, which have generated a rather unique and intriguing confluence of amazement, anger, excitement, panic, hope, ignorance, and massive global and geopolitical tension escalation.

We are in the beginning of what is likely to be a 10-15 year cycle of massive disruption and innovation at scale and speed across diverse industry verticals driven in large part by the boldly transformative world of 5G.  Recent reports from McKinsey and Accenture suggest that the mobile 5G/Edge ecosystem will generate millions of jobs and contribute 500-600 Billions$ in annual GDP in North America alone over the next 5 years or so.  So the question is…how can you, as an individual or company,  best prepare for this “predictable” 5G tsunami?

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  • 17h30 - Mot de bienvenue et nouvelles de la section
  • 17h40 - Présentation

 

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