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 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
5TT 72 Justin Marron | Wireless Infrastructure
Wireless is the fourth utility because it’s an integral part of business and social connection today. Carrie Charles welcomes Justin Marron, the Chief Executive Officer at Strategic Venue Partners (SVP) – which offers Wireless Infrastructure as a Service (WIaaS). The goal is to deliver all-inclusive, turnkey, wireless infrastructure as a holistic managed service. We need to future-proof the old model into something people can buy into for the long term. Join in the conversation to learn
With the rapid development of technology comes the need for strategic change. Businesses must be able to handle rising demands and changing customer behavior. Despite the many adjustments, one thing remains a constant: human capital must never be taken for granted. Joining Carrie Charles is the CEO and Managing Partner of QORVAL Partners, Paul Fioravanti. He shares his insights on helping telecommunication clients meet the expectations of the digital future. Paul explains how high profitability
Everything is fast-paced, and everything is accessible with a single click. This growth in connectivity has been made possible by high-performance network companies like ExteNet. ExteNet is the largest privately held communications infrastructure provider in North America. Their CEO, Richard Coyle, focuses on growing and improving the operational, financial, and market position of various types of businesses. Rich joins Carrie Charles to discuss his vision of building top-performing teams that exceed expectations and take personal