Gene therapy for telecom operators

In short: 5G is probably last call for Telco operators to get out of a tight corner and be more relevant and visible to Customers not just as connectivity commodity. This can be achieved by changing Telecom Genes that have driven their evolution so far.  They will have to start delivering advanced services “OTT-like” and be open to cross-industry collaborations.

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[…] What is the biggest challenge facing telecom operators?  To remain relevant to customers. 

Will even 5G be relevant? It’s clear to me that operators will deploy 5G, but that alone will not ensure relevance: customers are likely to take high-quality network performance for granted.

What customers will notice are the kinds of services provided on the network.

Unless operators offer services that are valued, their customers may not recognize that they have any relationship at all with them, and the operators will end up as mere connectivity providers. Out of sight, out of mind.

Deep changes are required to Telco Genes to survive: 

1)the connectivity gene is the first one that needs modification for operators to offer NOT ONLY TELCO services.

2) The second is the gene that runs scared of collaboration. 



10 BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES 2018 – from MIT Technology Review

Here top 10 trends which will likely affect our lives and society in the near future:

1) 3-D Metal Printing

  • Breakthrough: Now printers can make metal objects quickly and cheaply.
  • Why It Matters: The ability to make large and complex metal ­objects on demand could transform manufacturing.

2) Artificial Embryos

  • Breakthrough:Without using eggs or sperm cells, researchers have made embryo-like structures from stem cells alone, providing a whole new route to creating life.
  • Why It Matters: Artificial embryos will make it easier for researchers to study the mysterious beginnings of a human life, but they’re stoking new bioethical debates.

3) Sensing Cities

  • Breakthrough:A Toronto neighborhood aims to be the first place to successfully integrate cutting-edge urban design with state-of-the-art digital technology.
  • Why It Matters: Smart cities could make urban areas more affordable, livable, and environmentally friendly.

4) AI for Everybody

  • Breakthrough:Cloud-based AI is making the technology cheaper and easier to use.
  • Why It Matters: Right now the use of AI is dominated by a relatively few companies, but as a cloud-based service, it could be widely available to many more, giving the economy a boost.

5) Dueling Neural Networks

  • Breakthrough:Two AI systems can spar with each other to create ultra-realistic original images or sounds, something machines have never been able to do before.
  • Why It Matters: This gives machines something akin to a sense of imagination, which may help them become less reliant on humans—but also turns them into alarmingly powerful tools for digital fakery.

6) Babel-Fish Earbuds

  • Breakthrough:Near-real-time translation now works for a large number of languages and is easy to use.
  • Why It Matters: In an increasingly global world, language is still a barrier to communication.

7) Zero-Carbon Natural Gas

  • Breakthrough:A power plant efficiently and cheaply captures carbon released by burning natural gas, avoiding greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • Why It Matters: Around 32 percent of US electricity is produced with natural gas, accounting for around 30 percent of the power sector’s carbon emissions.

8) Perfect Online Privacy

  • Breakthrough:Computer scientists are perfecting a cryptographic tool for proving something without revealing the information underlying the proof.
  • Why It Matters: If you need to disclose personal information to get something done online, it will be easier to do so without risking your privacy or exposing yourself to identity theft.

9) Genetic Fortune-Telling

  • Breakthrough:Scientists can now use your genome to predict your chances of getting heart disease or breast cancer, and even your IQ.
  • Why It Matters: DNA-based predictions could be the next great public health advance, but they will increase the risks of genetic discrimination.

10) Materials’ Quantum Leap

  • Breakthrough:BM has simulated the electronic structure of a small molecule, using a seven-qubit quantum computer.
  • Why It Matters: Understanding molecules in exact detail will allow chemists to design more effective drugs and better materials for generating and distributing energy.

Quantum Algorithm Will Push AI ‘Thinking’ to New Heights

Quantum computing will revolutionize the world, reshaping our everyday lives. Companies like the Google, Microsoft, and IBM are making large investments in quantum computing. There is no doubt that quantum computing will not only disrupt every industry but will also tackle problems that are intractable for the classic computers now….

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When Connected Cars & Entertainment join

Renault introduces a new car that drives itself and entertains you with VR.

Credete che la “digitalizzazione” sia solo una moda passeggera?

Vi ricordate che poco più di 10 anni fa non esistevano gli smartphone, i tablet e le Apps?

Usavamo telefonini Nokia, BlackBerry o Motorola: società’ ormai pressoché scomparse dal mercato. Cosi come e’ avvenuto alle videoteche Blockbuster con l’avvento dei film in digitale.

Il futuro sara’ sempre più “distruttivo” rispetto agli attuali stili di vita e di conseguenza cambieranno ancora di piu’ le professioni richieste dal mercato del lavoro, cioe’ cosa dovranno sapere fare i nostri figli.

Che piaccia o no, bisogna abituarsi all’idea, prepararsi a viverla e munirsi (soprattutto i ragazzi) delle competenze necessarie per saper gestire una societa’ in veloce cambiamento per esserne attori/promotori e non esserne travolti!

What Exactly Is Quantum Computing?

At the end of this reading and other ones I did on the same topic I ended up with my understanding of this new breakthrough Quantum Computing (QC) technology. As far as I understood, in very simple words quantum computer it is not at its best  boosting computing performances in any context like sequential operations or deterministic operations like just browsing the internet or streaming a video. For this purpose is more performing a deterministic “traditional” multi-processor computer.

QC delivers all its incredible performance when it comes to pull together many conditions, n-complex problems,  to be all verified at the same time to find the optimal solution, e.g. np complex problem , breaking any RSA security code or anayze genome code.

So quantum computing will slowly grow side by side with  the traditional computing to address specific problems that cannot be managed in the traditional way for lack of time/computational resources.

Not clear where this new technology could lead alike the “Theory of relativity“: its another opportunity, more powerful and comprehensive way to read and interact with Universe’s laws.



Quantum computers are nothing like the regular computers or even supercomputers. While the top supercomputers use extensive parallelism with numerous processing units to get its super speed, the Quantum computers work with the physics of quantum mechanics at its core.

How Does Quantum Computing Work?

[…]The quantum computers use atoms (quanta) as its physical system. Unlike in regular computing where the information is carried in either 0 or 1 bit, the quantum mechanics allows an atom to be in both 0 and 1 state simultaneously. This bit of data is called a qubit. ( Don’t hold your head just yet!)


So, as per the theory, if there are equal number of qubits and the regular bits, then the qubits will hold twice the information, i.e. if there are n qubits in the supercomputer, then it will have 2^n different states.


As of today, many private players have entered into the competition to build a quantum computer, that would actually silence the critics. D-Wave has recently claimed to break the 1000 qubits barrier record. Other tech giants such as Google and IBM are advancing to develop their own quantum computers as well.

Mobile Telco: is it time for CTRL+ALT+DEL?

Telefonia mobile, un utente su 2 vorrebbe Google, Apple o Facebook come gestore: «Insoddisfatti dell’attuale customer experience»

Secondo i consumatori, gli operatori tradizionali investono troppo poco nei canali digitali (siti web, app mobili e social media), e solo l’8% ritiene i negozi fisici indispensabili, dice un report di Capgemini Consulting. «Emerge una correlazione tra uso dei canali digitali, livello di soddifazione, e crescita del fatturato»

Il report di Capgemini Consulting: “Unlocking customer satisfaction: why digital holds the key for telcos

“… rivela che quasi la metà (44%) degli utenti mobili passerebbe a Google, Apple o Facebook, se questi colossi introducessero un servizio di comunicazione mobile, per la “miglior qualità del servizio” (48%) e per la “esperienza più personalizzata” (23%) che essi potrebbero garantire rispetto all’attuale gestore telefonico.


«Ciò che i consumatori si aspettano dai fornitori di servizi di telecomunicazioni è cambiato, ma molti operatori non sono ancora pienamente in grado di soddisfare le richieste, con conseguente calo del livello di customer satisfaction, spiega Eraldo Federici, Senior Vice President, Market Unit Head, TME & Large Accounts di Capgemini Italia, in un articolo su CorCom. «La lenta diffusione dei servizi digitali costituisce il cuore del problema, e questo è un pesante richiamo agli operatori affinché accelerino gli sforzi di trasformazione in un’ottica digitale o si tengano pronti a rischiare uno sconvolgimento a opera dei gestori solo digitali”

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Elettronica stampata in 3D: se ne parlerà a Milano al Vodafone Theatre | 3d Printing


Durante il convegno, i leader internazionali del settore si incontreranno per fornire una visione concreta dei prossimi scenari tecnologici e stabilire un punto di incontro con l’industria, il mercato e la ricerca sulle tematiche dell’additive manufacturing, alla presenza di produttori, esperti, responsabili d’azienda e professionisti.

I guru del settore racconteranno i  prossimi step tecnologici e di innovazione a livello mondiale, delineando i temi strategici del futuro dell’additive manufacturing tra tecnologie, materiali, trend e case history di eccellenza.

Elettronica stampata in 3D: se ne parlerà a Milano


Apple vende le Ultimaker 2+ nei suoi negozi in Europa

La decisione di Apple è degna di interesse, perchè rappresenta il primo passo concreto, tangibile, verso la stampa 3D.

Fino ad oggi la casa di Cupertino ha fatto raccolta di brevetti per questa tecnologia: ne abbiamo parlato lo scorso dicembre QUI. Ora passa alla vendita al dettaglio.

Le Ultimaker 2+ sono acquistabili a 2.299 euro in Austria, Repubblica Ceca, Danimarca, Finlandia, Italia, Norvegia, Polonia, Portogallo, Svizzera, Spagna, Svezia e Ungheria.

Il nuovo iPhone7 Plus potrebbe permettere agli utenti di effettuare scan 3D degli oggetti per poi stamparli in 3D con una stampante Ultimaker 2+

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Sei pronto per il futuro?? via Insider Pro

10 abilità di cui avrai bisogno nel 2020

Il report “The Future of Jobs” presenta un sondaggio condotto fra i dirigenti di oltre 350 aziende, appartenenti a nove settori industriali di 15 delle più grandi economie del mondo, in cui sono state chieste previsioni su come il progresso tecnologico obbligherà il mercato del lavoro a evolversi. Diamo un’occhiata alla top ten delle capacità professionali che, secondo gli intervistati, saranno maggiormente richieste da qui al 2020.

10. Flessibilità cognitiva

9. Capacità di negoziazione

8. Orientamento al servizio

7. Capacità decisionali e di giudizio

6. Intelligenza emotiva

5. Coordinamento

4. Gestione del personale

3. Creatività

2. Pensiero critico

1. Risoluzione di problemi complessi

Allora? Sei pronto per il futuro??

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