Posts by: robkurver

Innovate and collaborate to thrive

Innovate and collaborate to thrive

In this second part of the SmartCom Summit Spring 2021 plenary talk show, Charles Groenhuijsen and Rob Kurver (Founding Partner at The Next Cloud) discuss customer satisfaction, going back to the old normal, the need to innovate, and changing ecosystems with our guests Patrick George (SVP Product and Business Development at iBasis), Vicky Bunyard (CTO [...]
Navigating the Next Normal

Navigating the Next Normal

In this first part of the SmartCom Summit Spring 2021 plenary talk show, Charles Groenhuijsen and Rob Kurver (Founding Partner at The Next Cloud) discuss changing work/life balance, productivity, going back to the office, leadership challenges and developing healthy habits with our guests Stijn Nijhuis (CEO at Enreach), Remco de Kramer (Product Marketing Manager Modern [...]
Seven Thought Leaders on SmartCom and Accelerating Change

Seven Thought Leaders on SmartCom and Accelerating Change

This Summer, #peoplefirst and #digitalacceleration shaped the inaugural SmartCom Summit talk show. Challenged by Covid-19 to find new event formats, a group of analysts and experts came together (partly virtual) to talk about the major trends in Smart Communications, in five themes: broadband/5G, smart communities, future of work, cloud & APIs and CPaaS. The talk [...]
Covid-19 pandemic accelerating digital transformation and creating CPaaS opportunity for telcos

Covid-19 pandemic accelerating digital transformation and creating CPaaS opportunity for telcos

One of the key communications trends covered in the SmartCom Summit 2020 talk show and trend report is CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service). Although still relatively unknown, CPaaS is the fastest growing part of business communications as it allows communications building blocks to be embedded in applications, creating the low-friction and user-friendly experience crucial […]
Living the biggest experiment ever

Living the biggest experiment ever

With the SARS-Cov-2 virus still raging the world, we’re living the biggest experiment ever. Out of fear for record death counts caused by this new and unknown enemy, all around the world countries have gone in some form of lockdown, effectively halting large parts of our global economy.