5G & Digital Transformation

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 11:00 AM EST
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About Webinar

  • How can companies leverage spectrum liberalization to build private networks?
  • Will ORAN bring down the true cost of deploying and operating networks?
  • How do service providers and operators need to evolve to meet the requirements of deploying dense 5G networks?
  • What are some of the best practices for companies deploying 5G and IoT networks?
  • How can other industries leverage 5G technology to build digital-first organizations?

On October 1st (11:00am EST) we are launching our newest Future Series and we can confidently tell you that this is a session not to be missed!! The webinar will include a panel of experts to discuss how companies can leverage 5G and other emerging communication technologies to transform their organizations.

Join us to to get the latest thinking on

  • Latest trends related to 5G and digital transformation opportunities across industries
  • Challenges associated with building 5G and modern networks and constituent infrastructures
  • Key considerations associated with network/infrastructure building
  • The importance of being data driven to mitigate risk and increase speed
  • Tactics to gain a competitive edge over your competition

Dan Hays


Dan Hays is an advisor to executives in the technology, media, and telecommunications sector for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business. He is a principal with PwC US. As a senior member of PwC’s Strategy& consulting practice, Dan works with communications and information service providers, network equipment and device manufacturers, distributors, software companies, and media firms worldwide to drive growth, boost profitability, and set new standards for market leadership. Dan has worked with clients across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania.

A prolific author and speaker, as well as often-quoted industry expert, Dan’s writing includes leading thinking on the communications industry, growth strategies, and network operations. Dan is a frequent guest columnist and often-quoted industry expert in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Fierce, Broadcasting & Cable, RCR Wireless News, and Wireless Week.

Prior to joining PwC via the 2011 acquisition of PRTM Management Consultants, Dan worked for Intel and IBM in marketing and product development, where his responsibilities included supporting the development of the world’s first smart phone, driving the adoption of new connectivity standards such as USB, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and developing new product concepts for advanced technology products.

Shervin Gerami

Teleworld Solutions

Mr. Gerami is the CEO of TeleWorld Solutions, a wireless services and consulting firm that was recently acquired by Samsung. He has grown TeleWorld Solutions to over 400 employees, working with over 50 clients, including Tier-1 wireless operators, MSOs, OEMs, media and IoT providers.

Under his leadership, TeleWorld Solutions has become a key organization for supporting companies on their wireless strategy, from consulting, network business planning, design, technology testing, and optimization.

Mr. Gerami is a key partner with his clients, providing technical guidance to many C-level executives for MNOs and Cable. Prior to TeleWorld Solutions, Mr. Gerami spent a decade working for Nextel, and Sprint in various management and technical roles.

Juha Korhonen

Head of Innovation and Digital Services

With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, he has a demonstrated track record of driving revenue growth, turning around business to boost profitability, and growing market share despite challenging competitive environments.

As Head of Innovation & Digital Services at Zain Group, he leads new digital initiatives expected to generate $1B+ in annual revenues within the next 5 years. Some of these projects include companywide big data and API initiatives to create a unified view of the customer across all markets and a roadmap to launch the 1st pan-regional digital mobile operator in the Middle East.

As Chief Commercial Officer at Zain Saudi Arabia, he successfully reversed a 3-year trend of declining revenues and boosted our gross margin from 44% to 52%. As part of this effort, he created a new business unit dedicated to mobile broadband, dramatically slashing customer churn and boosting mobile broadband revenues by 241%.

And as Chief Commercial Officer at Wataniya Telecom, he increased revenues 10% despite the launch of a 3rd telecom operator. During this time period, the market leader lost 5% market share. He also established the 1st customer experience team at Wataniya Telecom which improved NPS score from 32 to 46 and winning back 46% of customer churn in the postpaid segment to achieve record levels of postpaid sales.

Basit Malik

Founder & CEO

Basit Malik is currently the Founder and CEO of Fieldforce. Basit founded Fieldforce to provide a true digital transformation platform for streamlining and radically improving next-generation infrastructure deployment. Basit is at the forefront of driving sustainable change for the deployment of 5G and IoT networks.

He has significant experience in strategy, business development, M&A, building, and growing global companies, and leveraging the power of technology to drive revenue growth. Before starting Fieldforce, Basit was a leader in PwC's global Telecom, Media, and Technology practice. He has a successful track record of advising C-level clients globally on growth and operational challenges.

Basit's experience spans multiple verticals including telecom, technology, utilities, industrials, and private equity. He also has extensive experience working with companies in the US and around the world in over 50 countries.

Ryan Walberg

VP of Product and Customer Success

Ryan Walberg is VP of Product and Customer Success at Fieldforce. Prior to Fieldforce, Ryan was one of the initial members of the Dish Wireless team, helping to lay the groundwork for the organization's objectives to become the fourth US carrier.

Ryan has significant experience in transforming organizational strategy into operational objectives and tactical execution, building and leading high-performing teams to deliver exceptional results.