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Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Toward Big Data driven network, sponsored by Huawei

Sanqi Li (Huawei)
9:25am–9:35am Thursday, 12/03/2015
Location: Summit 1-2
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With the recent advances of big data and machine learning technologies, there has never been a better time for developing telecom data products. However there are various challenges associated with researching and developing telecom data products at scale. A good telecom data product can only be prototyped after proper data research, which includes many steps, such as data cleaning, data aggregation, data modeling, and data interpretation. All steps must be tightly coupled with domain knowledge and may be iterated for multiple rounds. After a data product is prototyped, it needs to be carefully engineered and developed and constantly reevaluated and retuned. This tight coupling of data knowledge, domain knowledge, and business knowledge and strong dependency to new operational and business data makes the development of good telecom data product extremely challenging, especially with the strict regulation of telecom data.

This keynote is sponsored by Huawei

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Sanqi Li


Sanqi Li is the CTO of products and solutions at Huawei. Previously, Sanqi served as CTO at Tekelec, CTO of Carrier Network Business Group’s IT product line and Core Network product line, president of Data Center & Media Network’s business unit, and as a full tenured professor in the ECE Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He cofounded the high-tech companies GaoHong Telecommunication Technology Inc. in China (acquired by Datang Telecom Group in 2000) and Santera Systems Inc. in the US (acquired by Tekelec in 2003) and co-led and architected the original spin-off of Santera Softswitch to form Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel in 2004). Over his distinguished career, Sanqi has provided technical consulting services to companies including Cisco, AT&T, Verizon, KT, and Samsung and served on the advisory boards of several high-tech startups. He has over 25 patents filed or granted and over 160 papers published in international academic archival journals and best-in-class refereed international conference proceedings. Over 20 PhD students graduated under his supervision.