017 - Leading Global OSS/BSS Transformation through Collaboration, with George Glass
The Passionate About OSS Podcast
Our OSS and BSS are highly complex by nature. However, we seem to do a great hob of making them more complex, more challenging, less repeatable and hence, more difficult to change. Perhaps that caters to our deeper desires - so many of us in this industry love to prove our worth by solving complex problems Our guest on this episode, George Glass, has spent a career looking for ways to remove complexity and increase re-use in our OSS/BSS stacks. First during 31 years (to the day) working as a developer, architect and executive at BT. Now at TM Forum, where he's CTO and continuing to carry the flame of next generation architectural concepts like ODA and the Open API initiative that started when George was still at BT. George walks us through a career that started with cutting code on BT's NMS solutions and the charging systems that allowed BT to drive (significant) revenue. He talks us through very early separation of charging, taking it away from mainframes and onto Unix server farms. He also discusses how he was instrumental in the development of BT's SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) in circa 2008-9 that generated over £300M in cost-benefit for BT and remains in use (in a modified form) to this day. He also discusses how BT's structural separation to form Openreach had architectural ramifications and learnings tht propagated to other carrier environments around the world. George then goes on to talk about the origins of TM Forum's modern flagship architectural models and how they're assisting their members with digital transformations globally. Not just telcos and their supporting vendors / partners / integrators, but also across other industries (including George's favourite, the automotive industry). For any further questions you may have, George can be found at: www.linkedin.com/in/george-glass-887ba61 Disclaimer. All the views and opinions shared in this podcast, and others in the series, are solely those of our guest and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of the organisations discussed.
George and Jan Glass have a love story that would top the charts if ever written/published! The hardest thing for him right now is being apart from his wife who is in a memory care facility. But where there's a will, there's a way. See how his daughter, Cindy Shinabarger, made it possible to hold hands! Please consider a gift to this Life affirming organization by clicking here!
Dr George Glass Live-The Overparenting Epidemic with Scott Cluthe
Scott Cluthe's LOVE Cafe
Join Scott Cluthe on FACEBOOK HERE Join the Newsletter HEREScottt Cluthe Live with Dr George Brown on his work and books, The Overparenting Epidemic and Blending Families Successfully. Call in at 347-308-8478 Whatever we label it, overparenting—anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting—may have finally backfired. As we witness the first generation of overparented children becoming adults in their own right, many studies show that when baby boomer parents intervene inappropriately––with too much advice, excessive favors, and erasing obstacles that kids should negotiate themselves––their “millennial” children end up ill-behaved, anxious, narcissistic, entitled youths unable to cope with everyday life. The obsession with providing everything a child could possibly need, from macrobiotic cupcakes to 24/7 tutors, has created epidemic levels of depression and stress in our country’s youth, but this can be avoided if parents would just take a giant step back, check their ambitions at the door, and do what’s really best for their kids.Written by a noted psychiatrist and a parenting specialist, The Overparenting Epidemic is a science-based yet humorous and practical book that features an easy-to-read menu of pragmatic, reasonable advice for how to parent children effectively and lovingly without overdoing it, especially in the context of today’s demanding world