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Friday, September 20 • 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Room 5 - Open Source Opportunities in Telecom Industry - Boris Renski, Mirantis

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Telecom industry is a "private club" closed to start-ups. It is dominated by a handful of multi-billion dollar vendors that can endure multi-year sales cycles. Exit multiples are crappy. VCs stay away from Telco. But should this be the case?

Telecom industry today is at the precipece of change, driven by a trifecta of technology trends - Network Function Virtualization (NFV), 5G and Edge Computing. Unlike Enterprise infrustructure sector where open source models are getting killed by public cloud
everything-as-a-service approach, Telco industry is evolving into the land of opportunity for open source start-ups.

At Mirantis today 70% of our business comes from Telecom industry with over 25,000 physical servers under support subscription for our software. In this session I will share how we got there and what are the near term opportunities for building open source start-ups in the Telecom space.


Boris Renski

Co-Founder & CMO, Mirantis
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm PDT
Breakout Room 5