Digital service providers are driving the transformation at the heart of today’s Digital World. As they work to realize the promise of that transformation, communications service providers (CSPs) are pursuing an accelerated phase-out of legacy networks in favor of a new network that will enable them to operate in tomorrow’s disaggregated world, with its plenitude of players.
To realize the full benefit of that transformation, network operations will need to shift to a software paradigm and software operating models. And this shift will require unique new skills, including new ways of designing, building and operating software networks in the cloud, and a shift in budgeting and monetization models from CAPEX-intensive, hardware-based infrastructure to OPEX-focused, software-based models.
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As CSPs evolve into Integrated Digital Service Providers, they are looking to collaborate with partners who have the industry expertise, digital orientation, depth in technology, and ecosystem relationships to help them build their next-generation services, networks and operations.
With unparalleled experience in IT transformation, Accenture brings multiple advantages to providers seeking to make their vision a reality. Bringing its tools for process and governance to the network world, Accenture also has an extensive track record working with a vast majority of the large enterprise customers—Fortune 500 and others—whose needs CSPs are seeking to address.
Accenture’s positioning in the communications industry demonstrates that among vendors working with CSPs, Accenture is a leader who can help them maximize the benefits of their existing assets in the digital context, and create new capabilities that bring revenue from new sources.
Accenture has the industry expertise, digital insight, technology experience, ecosystem partners and end-to-end solutions to help build your next-generation network. We can help you make the move from a traditional network to a digital network, along multiple dimensions:
From operating a hardware-based network … to operating a digital network platform using software.
From working with a few hard-wired vendors … to creating an open environment that can be rapidly extended into new industries.
From confronting regional limitations … to running a global network.
From being constrained by corporate boundaries … to providing a seamless connection to third-party cloud ecosystems.
From employing a workforce that “maintains” … to empowering a workforce that innovates.
From being pigeonholed as a “dumb pipe” … to inventing the intelligent, self-learning digital platform that makes you the best choice for your customers in the future.
As you pursue the opportunities offered by Digital Network Transformation, insist on having a partner who understands the breadth of your requirements … and is fully equipped to help you turn your vision into reality.
George Nazi is a recognized technology leader known for blending strategic vision and operational execution to achieve business goals and customer satisfaction, he offers a unique blend of executive acumen, global team-building, and more than 25 years industry experience transforming large organizations and operations. Currently, he is a Managing Director at Accenture leading their Network and Carrier Innovation & Transformation Service line business globally within the Communication Media and Technology group of Accenture.
George recently served as the Executive Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent and President of Global Customer Delivery (GCD) managing a workforce of more than 40,000 professionals. The GCD unit served all customers (Carrier, Enterprise and Strategic Industries) and delivered Alcatel-Lucent's entire portfolio (products and services) as well as those of other original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s). George was a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Management Committee and served as the Chief Quality Officer.
Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, George Nazi was with BT serving as the President of Networks and IT Infrastructure globally. One of George’s biggest achievements was running the entire 21st Century Network transformation program (21CN) with a budget in excess of $15billion from remaking the portfolio, enhancing the customer experience, and building the next generation Network and OSS/BSS. Earlier at BT, he was the Global Services CTO and Global VP of Networks responsible for the design and deployment of BT’s Global IP/MPLS network across 170 countries.
Prior to joining BT, George Nazi held executive positions with WorldCom and Level 3 where he led the integration of many of their acquisitions, and held a variety of senior engineering and planning roles. George also founded a Consulting firm and a CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) in the US in 1998, which targeted small- to medium-size businesses to support them in optimizing their networks and reducing their costs.
George Nazi received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Tulsa University in 1992.