Speaker profile

Åsa Nielsen

Director, Head of Network Service Management and Automation

Åsa Nielsen has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry from various positions on both network equipment vendor and operator sides in the global arena. Her career includes key positions in business/sales as well as technical development, standardization and digitalization with a stronghold in combining business and technology.

Currently, she is director at Telia Company, leading the company’s journey in automating the network through establishing natively built-in orchestration and automation. Previous positions at Ericsson have included head of business unit commercial management. During that period, she was in charge of the re-shape and the significant increase in SW sales. Amongst many other things, she started her career developing C++ in the ‘90s. Later she was one of the first joining the development of GPRS at Ericsson, contributing to the mobile data business transformation for many years in leading positions.

Åsa holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Economics at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Agenda sessions

  • Track A: Operational Efficiency

    • 3:50 pm
      Panel Discussion: Embedding automation and autonomy in telco operations to achieve real opex savings – what is the roadmap?
  • Track B: Revenue Opportunities

    • 4:20 pm
      5G and Network slices to revolutionise Enterprise networks: Can we really launch and scale 5G without automation?