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

Strategic growth for every company and industry is necessary for survival. When it comes to the telecom industry, while we have seen continuous improvement for the past couple of years, some hindrances are stopping it from reaching its full potential. Carrie Charles sits down with Michael Faraone and Michael Devine, Senior Managing Director and Managing Director of Skyway Capital Markets, respectively, as they share their thoughts on factors that drive the growth downwards. Offering solutions, they then discuss how
5TT 46 | 5G Solutions
The further advancements in technology can often alienate those who are not within the industry. As we are pushing for the future, it helps to learn how to bridge that gap among our end-users and customers so we can take the advancements to them and head on to what’s next together. Only then can we achieve business excellence. With his way of making everything clear, Jason Inskeep, the Director of the 5G Center of Excellence for AT&T,
The quality of your service is only as good as the people you bring into your team. With this in mind, in-building wireless integration specialist M-Comm hires for the “who,” not for the “what.” This attitude towards people has allowed the company to build a team and culture that set it apart from the rest of the industry. Holding the reins is the company’s founder and CEO, Graham Ellison, who catches up with Carrie Charles in this conversation. Join in and learn about M-Comm’s vision for
5TT Andrew | Oracle
The future has already arrived, and it is in the form of 5G. But Oracle brings the cloud native future into the next level with the 5G Next Gen Core. Diving deep into this monumental invention with Carrie Charles is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle, Andrew Morawski. He shares what this improved cloud means for both customers and operators, how to use it for network slicing, and how it impacts various
5TT 43 | Telecom Project Management
Digital transformation seeps into every aspect of business nowadays, even in the field of telecom project management. This development is a reflection of the larger phenomenon of IT-telecom convergence that is happening today. Dan Zygmunt is in the forefront of this crucial development as the VP of Telecom for Sitetracker, a B2B SaaS project management platform. He joins Carrie Charles in this conversation to discuss what Sitetracker uniquely offers to the telecom industry and what
5TT 42 Kenny Blakeslee | Culture Of Empowerment
Above every marketing strategy and brand building is an effective team that can work together towards a specific goal. And nothing can bring you closer to the results you’ve been targeting than instilling a culture of empowerment within your workplace. Carrie Charles talks with Kenny Blakeslee to share how he implemented such a culture that spelled success for both Apex Site Solutions and Pulse Signal Solutions. He explains how core values must always come into play in real life and
The kind of culture a company has is reflective of the kind of leaders it has. When leaders walk their talk and get involved in the overall business processes, the company walks alongside it too. In this episode, Carrie Charles brings over someone who has shown tremendous passion, realness, and involvement to his company. She sits down with the President and CEO of Everstream, Brett Lindsey. Brett shares with us how he has built a culture around
Every company must have a proper workplace culture in order to succeed. But for it to be truly effective, it must not only focus on hitting the goals but also give employees a chance to grow. Carrie Charles is joined by Timothy Biltz, CEO of Segra, to share the secrets of doing an extraordinary workplace culture shift. He explains how starting with the core values made everything fall into place, giving their people a clear
A fast and efficient wireless system is truly an excellent tool to use in today’s digital world as it opens a lot of opportunities. With everything almost done digital, having a proper connection is a must. However, without a well-targeted plan and strategy, bridging the 5G skills gap would be impossible. Dr. Rikin Thakker saw this opening as an opportunity to help others through the smart use of technology. Carrie Charles interviews the Chief Technology Officer
5TT 36 | ZenFi Networks
At some point, wireless technology ends up ina network of wires somewhere.ZenFi Networks leads the way in this crucial part of 5G development as a disruptive force in fiber deployment inNew YorkCityand New Jersey. Even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ZenFi team continues to tirelessly transform the metropolitan region’s connectivity landscape. Leading the charge in this massiveundertakingisPat O’Hare, the company’s Senior Vice of President of operations and Engineering. Joining Carrie Charles on
The challenges of building a virtualized, software-driven network from scratch are real. On today’s podcast, Carrie Charles is joined by Dave Mayo, the Executive Vice President of Network Deployment at DISH Network. Dave talks about some of the challenges they’re facing and how they plan on overcoming them. He also shares the secret sauce to building a network and improving the process of creating a smart, motivated team over time. — Listen to the podcast
With the world thrust into going virtual by the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is no doubt that the data and technology space is seeing an uptick. In fact, they may probably be one of the industries seeing unbelievable growth now. So what does the future look for the data center industry from here on out? Carrie Charles sits down with none other than Tom Brown, the president and CEO of DataGryd—the single largest data center in New York