Eli Itin explains how and why operators need to foster a culture of innovation within their organisations in order to combat threats from competitors, such as OTT players.
During a speech this summer, Google executive Tim Carter declared that operators simply can’t afford to innovate, claiming that that the “luxury” of digital innovation is now the sole preserve of the rich (i.e. Google) and entrepreneurs with little to lose. But is this really true?
Vodafone Group is moving its global innovation centre from Silicon Valley to London, as it seeks to benefit from a wealth of technology skills and talent in the UK and Europe.
US operator AT&T has opened two innovation centres aimed to accelerate research and development of technologies and applications that will drive AT&T’s growth in the future.
VP of Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange, France Telecom: “We don’t want to just be a carrier, it’s really important that we’re developing a relationship with our customers.”
Patrice Slupowski is in charge of New Growth Activities and is VP of Digital Innovation & Communities at Orange, France Telecom. He is speaking in the Day Three of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ahead of the show we find out more about role is in bringing innovative solutions to market in the interactive TV space.
Spain-based carrier Telefonica on Wednesday launched a European talent incubator, in a move clearly designed to make the brand seem hip and in touch with young people and the start-up community.