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Dealing with Disruption

Staying Relevant in Content, Commerce and Communications

The Dealing with Disruption stream covers strategies, case studies, and lessons for innovation and defence from all markets. It is a service for players in the converging communications, commerce and content services arenas, and particularly telecoms operators seeking to remain relevant in the digital economy.

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The programme is led by David Pringle, Senior Analyst, STL Partners/Telco 2.0, and serves telcos/CSPs, technology, commerce and media companies, and comprises:

Our Dealing with Disruption analysts attend all major industry events including Mobile World Congress, as well as our exclusive STL Partners events. To schedule a meeting or find out more about how to subscribe, please contact us directly at 

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  AI on the Smartphone: What telcos should do
  Music Lessons: How the music industry rediscovered its mojo
  Blockchain: What’s in it for telcos?
  Apple's pivot to services: What it means for telcos
  Telco-Driven Disruption: Will AT&T, Axiata, Reliance Jio and Turkcell succeed?
  Consumer communications: Can telcos mount a comeback?
  Autonomous cars: Where’s the money for telcos?
  AI: How telcos can profit from deep learning
  Amazon: Telcos' Chameleon-King Ally?
  Understanding Fintech: Why Interest and Investment Has Exploded
  Regulation: A Good Case for Change (at last)
  Digital Health: How Can Telcos Compete with Google, Apple and Microsoft?
  Google/Telcos' RCS: Dark Horse or Dead Horse?
  Can Telcos Entertain You? Vodafone and MTN's Emerging Market Strategies (Part 2)
  Can Telcos Entertain You? (Part 1)
  WeChat: A Roadmap for Facebook and Telcos in Conversational Commerce
  Building Digital Trust: A Model for Telcos to Succeed in Commerce
  Connecting Brands with Customers: How leading operators are building sustainable advertising businesses
  Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix: Whose digital content is king?
  Baidu, Xiaomi & DJI: China’s Fast Growing Digital Disruptors
  Microsoft: Pivoting to a Communications-Centric Business
  Alibaba & Tencent: China’s Digital Disruptors (Part 1)
  Telco-Driven Disruption: What NTT DOCOMO, KT and Globe got right
  Mobile Authentication: Telcos’ Key to the Digital World?
  Authentication Mechanisms: The Digital Arms Race
  Amazon Web Services: Colossal, but Invincible?
  Google's MVNO: What's Behind it and What are the Implications?
  Facebook: Telcos' New Best Friend?
  Netflix: Threat or Opportunity?
  Telco-Driven Disruption: Hits & Misses (Part 1)
  Samsung and Google versus Apple?
  Five Principles for Disruptive Strategy
  Dealing With Disruption: Agenda 2015
  Apple Pay & Weve Fail: A Wake Up Call
  Connected Car: Key Trends, Players and Battlegrounds
  Connected Home: Telcos vs Google (Nest, Apple, Samsung, +…)
  Google’s Big, Big Data Battle
  Next Generation Mobile Marketing & Commerce: OnFuture EMEA Executive Brainstorm 2014, Day Two (Thursday 12 June)
  Facebook + WhatsApp + Voice: So What?
  Cisco, Microsoft, Google, AT&T, Telefonica, et al: the disruptive battle for value in communications
  Mobile Marketing and Commerce: the technology battle between NFC, BLE, SIM, & Cloud
  Digital Commerce 2.0: Digital Arabia Executive Brainstorm 2013, Day Two (Wednesday 13 November)
  Digital Commerce 2.0: Disrupting the Californian Giants
  Digital Commerce 2.0: New $50bn Disruptive Opportunities for Telcos, Banks and Technology Players
  Telco 2.0: Making Money from Location Insights
  Digital Commerce: Leading Apps and Strategies for Retailers, Online Players and Telcos in the $10Bn Loyalty Market
  Digital Commerce: EMEA Executive Brainstorm 2013, Day Two (Thursday 6 June)
  Digital Commerce: Time to redefine the Mobile Wallet
  Digital Commerce: Show me the (Mobile) Money
  Facebook Home: what is the impact?
  Digital Commerce: Silicon Valley Executive Brainstorm 2013, Day Two (Wednesday 20 March)
  Free Mobile: A Prototype for Disruption?
  The M-Commerce 'Land-Grab': Telcos Vs. Apple & Google
  Digital Commerce & Entertainment 2.0: Digital Asia Executive Brainstorm 2012, Day Two (Wednesday 5 December)
  Digital Commerce 2.0: Digital Arabia Executive Brainstorm 2012, Day Two (Wednesday 7 November)
  Digital platform strategy: how Google, Apple and Amazon keep winning
  Digital Commerce 2.0: EMEA Executive Brainstorm 2012, Day Two (Wednesday 13 June)
  Digital Commerce 2.0: Report and analysis of the Silicon Valley Event 2012
  Silicon Valley 2012 Overview Report: the money's moving, but are telcos?
  Digital Economy 2.0: Silicon Valley Executive Brainstorm 2012, Day One (Tuesday 27 March)