With autumn settling in, we’re reminiscing on the best memories from the summer. This year, we had the pleasure to end the summer on a great note at the BIG 5G 2021 Hybrid Event. How did it go?

Let’s recap the most important parts of the event.

About the BIG 5G 2021 Hybrid Event

The BIG 5G event this year was held as a hybrid event, meaning that there were both physical and virtual elements. Our Comarch team met up in Denver, Colorado to attend the event in person from August 31 to September 2, 2021.

After over a year of no physical business interaction due to the pandemic, this part of the event has confirmed the value of face-to-face live events. With that in mind, we were delighted that the BIG 5G Event was finally back and we could meet other professionals in person!

The event typically attracts over 3,000 5G professionals, including service providers, enterprises, the public sector, vendors, industry associations and academia. It’s been one of this year’s best opportunities to hear from C-suite innovators, network with the industry, and restart business in a safe, smart and seamless environment.  

We’re back – live!

Happy to be back in person, Comarch representatives were able to rejoin the conversation and connect, engage and explore the future of 5G together again in a safe way.

“It’s great to be back attending conferences with the rest of the Comarch team,” said Kenneth Taylor, Business Development Manager at Comarch. “We all missed connecting face-to-face with telecommunication professionals from other companies and the Big 5G Event in Denver was the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss the latest innovations. Not only did we have a chance to learn from other telco companies, but we also had the pleasure of sharing what Comarch has been up to in the last year and a half during panel discussions and in-person meetings. We’re looking forward to BIG 5G 2022!”

Something for everyone – even those who couldn’t make the live event

The hybrid-style event meant that those who were not able to travel to the event could still join online. Virtual attendees were able to watch all the live keynotes as well as two agenda tracks per day, get access to the virtual exhibition, and network with the 5G community from the comfort of their own home or office.

Piotr Stoklosa, OSS Solutions Architect, sat on a panel discussion -- both in-person and virtually -- to discuss how the transport layer must evolve to support the smooth delivery of new 5G services and some of the challenges and opportunities for wholesale operators.

The 5-track conference covered the industry’s most pressing topics and highlighted other key areas of network innovation. Topics covered SDN, NFV, “any haul” transport, edge computing, AI/analytics, IoT and C-V2X platforms, 5G RAN, 5G core and devices, process automation, network security, SD-WAN, and much more.

Stay tuned for next year’s Big 5G event, 16-18 May 2022 at the Austin Convention Center.

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