European Communications brought together telecoms executives from across Europe to discuss the thorny topic of digital transformation. Strategy, staffing, technology and challenges were some of the areas hotly debated by participants. During the roundtable Richard Swinford, Partner at Arthur D Little, was in agreement that new business areas are one goal of digital transformation efforts at many operators, but warns that there are several barriers. "One of those barriers is regulation," he said. "There is not a level playing field between a telco and an OTT [player], or a bank, who is offering a similar set of digital services, but often under a different set of regulations."