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T Challenge 2022/23 Impressions
This years focus
AI for Telecommunications
How can we utilize AI to revolutionize network management & customer experience?
Network optimization and maintenance: How can generative AI revolutionize network optimization and maintenance to provide more reliable and high-performance telecommunication services?
Network Simulations: How can we leverage AI to simulate telecommunication networks to test and prepare rollout scenarios
Network Analytics: Which transformer-based foundation models do exist that can be used as a starting point to build downstream AI-applications to analyze time series and event data originating from telecommunication networks?
Network security threats: How can generative AI be used to improve the detection and mitigation of network security threats and cyberattacks?
Network Downtime and Quality Issues: How can AI assist in proactively identifying network anomalies and predicting potential outages before they impact subscribers?
AI Operations: How to manage & optimize large scale infrastructure using AI
Resource Inefficiency: How can AI optimize resource allocation to improve network efficiency and cost-effectiveness?
Equipment Failures: How can AI-based predictive maintenance reduce the occurrence of unexpected equipment breakdowns?
5G and beyond: In the context of 5G and beyond, how can generative AI help create innovative applications and services that capitalize on the increased bandwidth and low latency?
Internet of Things: In the era of Internet of Things (IoT), how can generative AI contribute to the management and optimization of a vast array of connected devices within telecommunication networks?
Digital Twin of agents: How can we use generative AI to create a Digital Twin of our agents that can respond to our customers, combining the general know-how of our chat bot with specific knowledge about a specific agent and his cases?GenAI x Robotics: Can generative AI in combination with robotics create an android that acts as a welcome manager in our stores?
Multimodality: How can we enhance our chat bot with image and video functions for input and output to create a multimodal chat bot?
Voice & Video quality: In what ways can AI be used to enhance real-time voice and video call quality for a seamless communication experience?
Customer Support & Troubleshooting: How can generative AI-powered virtual agents transform customer support and troubleshooting processes?
Predictive Models: How can AI be leveraged to develop predictive models to improve customer experiences, products and services?
Evaluate Chatbot Experiences: How can we evaluate the performance of Chatbots based on the chat history and next actions and become independent from direct user feedback?
Customized data plans: How can generative AI assist in the design of customized data plans and pricing models that better align with individual customer needs and preferences?
Employeee superpowers: How can AI be leveraged to give our employees superpowers to better help our customers?
LLM hallucinations: How can we reduce the risk of LLM hallucinations in our highly-regulated, details-matter industry?
Generic Marketing Campaigns: How can AI enable us to tailor marketing efforts to individual customer preferences and needs?
Real-Time Agent Support: What are new and unseen real-time assistance use cases that really support our frontline employees?
Automatic generation of trainings: How can we leverage generative AI best in order to create tailor made trainings for our service-center agents?
Identification of attributes: How can we cost-effectively identify a set of attributes or metrics (e.g. soft skills, hard skills, call types, etc.) out of speech-to-text call transcripts with a good performance?
Bot/AI Detection: How can we detect if an AI, rather than a human being, is contacting us via one of our sales & service channels? (e.g. call, chat, messaging, email…)
Un-Carrier Ideas: AI today is getting better at synthesizing and mixing existing knowledge. How can AI be used to accelerate new, revolutionary, Un-carrier ideas?
High Customer Care Costs: How can we leverage AI to significantly reduce customer care expenses while maintaining or even improving service quality?
Churn and Customer Attrition: How can AI help us identify the underlying reasons behind customer attrition and propose strategies to mitigate it effectively?
Revenue Losses: How can AI be used to identify and prevent revenue leakages more effectively?
Fraudulent Activities: How can AI enhance our fraud detection capabilities to identify and prevent such activities more efficiently?
Supply Chain Bottlenecks: How can AI optimize our supply chain processes to ensure timely equipment availability?
Environmental Impact: How can AI-driven strategies help us achieve energy efficiency while maintaining the reliability of our network operations?
Carbon Emmision: How can AI help us in reducing our carbon emissions throughout our value chain?
AI assisted customer segmentation and hyper-specific customer interaction & approach: Moving from “Pitches for 5 Personas to personalized B2B interaction”
AI assisted employee training & skill development: Employee Specific training, training guide, context sensitive training
Optimize Coding Quality and Efficiency: How can AI enhance code quality in large scale software development projects and how can AI support higher efficiency in code transformation, documentation and generation.
B2B Sales Impact: How can AI enable higher impact in B2B sales, specifically in large tenders – i.e. in more tailored communication, faster document scanning / processing / reply.
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Highlights of the experience package
Invitation for all nominees
All nominees are invited to the T Challenge Finals at the Telekom Headquarters in Bonn, Germany.
Travel and accommodation expenses fully covered.
Gala Dinner & Evening Ceremony
Exclusive Gala Dinner with high-profile decision-makers and inspirational keynote speakers providing industry insights.
Mentoring & Networking
Personal mentoring by experts from within the Telekom Group and T-Mobile US.
Unique networking and knowledge exchange opportunities.
Recognition & Award
Opportunity to showcase your solution to a professional audience and top executives.
What’s in it for me? Information on benefits and prize money.