As I did at the same time last year, I went back to my chairman role at Telco Data Analytics USA San Francisco, held November 28 and 29. For self-organizing network (SON) fans, pioneers, and pundits, it was rewarding to see the role SON is already playing in network automation, leveraging crucial data sets from big data analytics. Overall, the event covered a broad spectrum of players involved in different aspects of data collection, processing, sharing, and protection under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules. In fact, we started and ended the event on GDPR; as we’re all affected one way or another, it was a lively topic. Clients, please log in to view the full content.