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

Recruiting, retaining and developing exceptional sales talent has always been a challenge for leaders.  It becomes even more complicated in the midst of our “Great Resignation”.  Tune in and learn how to build and lead resilient sales teams with your host Carrie Charles and her guest Kim Kerr.  Kim is the Senior Vice President of Business Sales and Operations for US Cellular. She is responsible for driving revenue and building all-star sales teams.  Discover Kim’s winning leadership
Just because accidents in this industry are inevitable doesn’t mean we should stop trying to add more safety measures. The Senior Manager for National Site Safety at T-Mobile, Heather Gastelum, refuses to accept construction-related fatalities as just part of the job. In this episode, she sits down with Carrie Charles to talk about tower safety. She also cites some specific challenges that both companies and the workforce face and some of their solutions. Heather then taps
Talent retention can be a difficult matter for many businesses. One company, however, seems to have found a formula for success. In this episode, Carrie Charles is joined by the Head of Wireless Talent Acquisition for DISH Network, Katie Flynn, and the Regional VP for the Central Region, Nichole Thomas in a discussion about finding and retaining the best talent. Nichole and Katie talk about how they got their start at DISH, their expansion and focus on
While gender inequality is present in every industry, it seems particularly prevalent in the male-dominated tech world.  Women continue to leave the tech industry at unprecedented rates with the pandemic fueling the fire.  In our new world of work, how do we encourage more women to enter tech fields — and stay?  How can companies design a culture that supports and empowers women?  Listen to our host Carrie Charles and guest, Amy Wheelus, as they
5TT 62 Steve Blazenko | Design For Compliance
Design for compliance separates GSS from its competitors. Host Carrie Charles introduces Steve Blazenko, the CEO at GSS, and Alexander Novak, the General Manager at GSS. Steve and Alexander explain how GSS does everything in-house, starting with site acquisition. With other acquisition firms, they’ll have to outsource environmental compliance. So if you want a seamless experience, go for the GSS way. Join in the conversation to discover more about GSS and its family-oriented culture. Tune in!
5TT 60 Peter Linder | 5G Marketing
With the pandemic, the trend right now is that everything is video-related. From video calls to video games, everyone is, at some point, looking at a video screen. Discover how video plays a big role in the future of 5G marketing. Learn more insights on 5G with your host Carrie Charles and her guest Peter Linder. Peter is the Head of the 5G Marketing of Ericsson in North America. Learn what the latest trends are in
5TT 58 | Clean Power
“Any infrastructure that uses fuel is an opportunity to remove and improve the conditions of the infrastructure.” This is what Alexandra Rasch Castillo, the founder and CEO of Caban Systems, believes. Having been enamored with the idea of removing contaminants from the environment, she has set off to create clean power infrastructures. In this episode, she joins Carrie Charles to talk about green 5G. She explores what is called carbon neutral and how they are working on
5TT 57 | Building Small Cells
While 5G services are in demand, the deployment of this technology can often cause disruption. The Helicore team has found a fast and easy solution to the disruptions caused by 5G densification and deployment – building small cells. In this episode, Carrie Charles interviews Co-founders Kevin Russ and Josh Dotson on the progress done by their company and the patented technology they use. Kevin and Russ talk about getting their start in the telecoms industry
5TT 56 Dr. Vida Ilderem | Wireless Communications Talent
What type of talent is essential for the future of wireless communications? We need people with a systems mindset. The guest for today’s episode is Dr. Vida Ilderem, Vice President at Intel Labs. Vida discusses with Carrie Charles how wireless communications require a plethora of expertise to succeed in the future. All the way from engineering to social science. That’s why we need talents who know how to bring multiple disciplines together and work as
Municipal broadband is one of the areas where there is a massive opportunity on the horizon. Cobb, Fendley & Associates leads the charge in this development. Carrie Charles chats with Monica Silver, the President, and Vineeta Ram, the Executive Vice President of Cobb Fendley. The company’s executive pair talk to Carrie about recognizing opportunities, utilizing projects and different aspects of municipal broadband. They dive into the company’s initiatives for professional development.  — Listen and read the full blog post here Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How »
There are a lot of things happening right now in the business of digital infrastructure. Tune in as Carrie Charles sits down with Jennifer Fritzsche as she breaks down how she foresees telecom and tech will intersect and what lies ahead for the future of the communications infrastructure. Jennifer is the Managing Director of North American telecom and communications infrastructure, Greenhill. She also shares what it’s like to be a female leader in a male-dominated industry and just how
Among other lessons, this pandemic has made us realize the need to bridge the existing digital divide that holds back a lot of people. Expanding the network is a lot of work, but it holds a lot of promise or the future of work, business, and even personal life. In this episode, Carrie Charles talks with Staffan Göjeryd, the CEO of Telia Carrier, who further elaborates about bridging the digital divide and expanding the network. Staffan also shares how the pandemic affected the telecom industry. He also