CCUK Summer Forum and AGM

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A great turnout for Comms Council UK’s summer forum on 5th July 2023.

We had Dom Black from Cavell Group giving a great overview of the current market and providing really useful insights around the UCaas and CPaaS markets as well as where AI will help support further growth.

Catherine Wanjiku and Paul Jacobus then gave an update on Ofcom's current consultation around CLI reform and the continued drive to improve the trust in numbers. Comms Council UK will be keeping up to date with the next steps from the regulator over the coming months.
TK Spiff from Osborne Clarke followed up with an excellent recap on the state of play around telecoms security regulations and what providers need to consider in order to comply with the Telecoms Security Act. Comms Council UK will be supporting members on this journey with updates in the coming months.

After coffee, we were delighted to welcome industry guru Jeff Pulver for the keynote speech. He gave great insights into his experiences in the sector as well his views around how blockchain could support number authentication and that AI could really help transform the services that are provided to customers.

We ended the sessions with a panel around skills. Lucy Green (Larato) chaired a panel that discussed a number of issues including
i) diversity and the need to do much more
ii) how covid had changed some of the skills required, which required an international approach to recruitment and
iii) the industry needed to do a lot more in promoting itself as a positive career option in order to attract the changing skill requirements.
A thank you to Katie Baron (Gamma), Steve Harris (8x8), Jolyon Parsons (Ciptex) and Simon Burckhardt (bOnline Limited) for contributing.

We then finished off proceedings with drinks at nibbles at Osborne Clarke, followed by a trip to the pub, kindly hosted by Gamma.
A big thank you to Jon Fell for being tremendous hosts as usual.

Thank you also to Larato, ProVu Communications Ltd and Netaxis Solutions for supporting this event.

The panel session was sponsored by

 

host of the after party drinks

Showcasing their products at the event

 

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