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Q&A with Joseph Lumban Gaol, Chief Digital Services Officer, XL Axiata

As telecom operators evolve to become more than mere communications service providers,  a number of them have embarked on introducing new digital services in order to create new sources of revenue and compete effectively with OTT players. Enter the Chief Digital Officer (or Chief Digital Services Officer), a relatively new role that’s been gaining foothold in the C-Suite of telecom …

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Q&A with Nicko Widjaja, Chief Executive Officer, MDI Ventures

In order to compete with new Web and OTT players that are asset-light and enjoy greater operational flexibility, telecom operators have started their own innovation programmes to drive new waves of innovation and launched partnerships with startups to develop their own innovative services. One such telco is Indonesian giant Telkom Indonesia, which launched MDI Ventures in 2015 . We caught up …

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Interview – 5 questions with Zoran Vasiljev, Chief Strategy Officer, Axiata Digital

As the global economy enters a digital era, telecom operators need to evolve and develop new capabilities to remain relevant and survive disruption. Some telcos have already taken steps to do so, with the creation of new business units and titles such as “Chief Digital Officer”. The Axiata Group is one such company, and with the formation of Axiata Digital, …