Ian Kahan started from running a small IT Services company in the early 2000s. Later, at Accenture, he focused on complex infrastructure transformation and change programs. Among other roles, Ian was Chief Architect and Security Lead for one of the biggest enterprise network transformation programs conducted globally.
Prior to his current position, leading Cloud First for Communication, Media & Technology (CMT) in the German speaking countries, Ian was responsible for the ASG Network Transformation business. Ian brings profound expertise in data network communications-, infrastructure- and IT cost reduction strategies.
Ian’s focus is on the future of telecommunications- and digital industry and their rotation to the NEW - involving network-, compute- and core function virtualization and the associated operational implications in the context of legacy transformations to 4G, 5G and all things software-defined. Ian graduated as Diplom-Informatiker from the Technische Universität München (TUM) with focus on theoretical computability and efficient algorithms. Outside work Ian loves to try out new technologies hands-on (using soldering gun and sampling scope if required), is a passionate hunter and enjoys looking after his house and garden.