5G Talent Talk

with Carrie Charles

After nearly a decade, 5G is finally becoming a reality. 5G networks will create a smarter, more connected world and will change our lives forever. These rapid advances in artificial intelligence, automation, internet of things and other emerging technologies are creating demand for new jobs and the skills gap continues to widen. All industries are becoming tech industries and the tech talent shortage is becoming everyone’s problem. What will the workforce of the future look like? Join Carrie Charles as she helps tech leaders navigate this challenging talent landscape with innovative strategies to attract, retain, and engage people in this new world of work.




Episode Blogs

5TT 84 | Developing and Retaining Talent
Being skilled in attracting and retaining talent is the standard organizations strive for – developing that talent into leaders is a separate feat few can achieve. How does Larry Moore Jr. do it? In this episode, Carrie Charles sits down with the Chief Operating Officer of Roaming Networks to discuss the “Roaming culture” they’ve developed and how it has paved the way for increasing retention. The two also discuss the servant leadership Larry practices and how he mentors his
5TT 83 | Growth Mindset
The key to growth begins with strong leadership. Joining your host Carrie Charles is the President of  Vision Technologies,  Kevin Nolan. Over twenty years since its humble beginnings of starting in a garage, Vision Technologies now proudly holds its own, boasting nearly 600 employees with annual revenues exceeding $153.1M in 2021. The successes of Vision Technologies can be attributed to direction from leadership and the commitment to fostering an effective work culture. In this episode, Kevin describes
To thrive in telecommunications, you must be a problem solver. Join your host Carrie Charles as she interviews Keith Casey, President of Motive Infrastructure Solutions, an organization known for setting the benchmark in excellence and continuous improvement. In this episode, listen along as the two discuss how previous military experience applies now to their roles as leaders in the telecommunications industry, the best practices for talent acquisition and retention, the importance of communication, and proven
5TT 81 | Aviation Safety
We often associate 5G with the general understanding of how it affects telecommunications — faster internet speed, widespread coverage, and the internet of things. We get to learn more about the important role 5G plays in the world of aviation in today’s episode, as Carrie Charles sits down with Vance Hilderman, principal founder, CEO, and CTO of AFuzion. Listen along as the world-renowned safety-critical expert, speaker, author, and trainer share his journey in finding his
5TT 80 | Customer Focused Culture
Putting your customer first requires adding value to your customers and relationships every step of the way. Particularly in communications infrastructure, developing a customer-first culture is done through taking the complexity out of what is a very complex business. Joining Carrie Charles today is Monnie McGaffigan, the Chief Revenue Officer of ExteNet Systems, a leading national provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor, real estate, communities and enterprise advanced connectivity needs. For Monnie, removing the
5TT 79 | Connected Community
Always a crucial aspect of business, the importance of connection was highlighted when the pandemic hit. Our guest this episode, Kevin Coyne of Summit Broadband, strives to be an instrument in building a connected community of tomorrow with Summit Broadband’s products and services. With more than 20 years of telecommunications experience focused on fiber-optic and high-bandwidth solutions, Kevin Coyne leads Summit Broadband to expand its influence and services, in particular to rural communities, to provide
Rising in popularity for years, the pandemic quickly pushed remote work and hybrid flexibility mainstream. With “work from home” options becoming widespread and now expected by job candidates, it’s clear that businesses must adapt to the digital workplace. In this episode, Carrie Charles talks to the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Unisys, Dwayne Allen. Dwayne talks about the solutions and services they offer to their clients, particularly concerning the digital workplace and how
5TT 77 Minya | Antenna Innovation
Far superior than just possessing the technology to do something is possessing the ability to accomplish something. In the 5G space, ability is fundamental to innovation and being able to consistently grow and level up. In the latest episode, Minya Gavrilovic joins your host Carrie Charles as the two discuss how his company is changing the game when it comes to antenna innovation. Minya is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Galtronics USA —
5TT 76 | Customer First Culture
Would you choose to join a startup that’s still developing its culture over the well-established company? Christian Hillabrant picked Tillman Infrastructure over other massive opportunities, and it’s paying off big time. In this episode, your host Carrie Charles sits down with the Chief Operating Officer of Tillman as they talk about all things culture development, having a customer-first mentality, and what it takes to nurture talent for the future of the industry. — Listen and
5TT 75 | Talent Management
As workforce trends shift, companies have begun rethinking talent management strategy. With the youngest generations entering the workforce, companies are tasked with finding a way to keep them engaged and employed. In this episode, The Heart of Tech founder Carolina Milanesi discusses workforce trends since the start of the pandemic through the lens of her experience as a consumer technology analyst. The new generations are more purpose-driven employees, giving companies opportunity and motivation to prioritize supporting diversity, inclusion, social
5TT 74 | Connected Future
Tower companies, data centers, fiber businesses — communications infrastructure are like “internet plumbers.” Communications infrastructure is crucial for preparing the world for digital transformation. As cloud technology evolves and moves out from the core markets to the “edge” where people live, hyperscalers rely on the foundation created by fiber, data centers and cell towers to grow into this new, connected future. In this episode Steve Smith, CEO of Zayo, shares the way their company positioned itself in
5TT 73 | Smart Cities
Smart cities are the thing of the future, thanks to the immeasurable power of 5G. These advanced urban centers are built not just with a wide understanding of cutting-edge technology but also the legal side of the project. Proper collaboration with city heads and councils is a significant part of this process. Joining Carrie Charles is Kevin Jones, a partner at Zublatt & Jones. He explains the intricacies of building smart cities powered by 5G