Andreas Florath, a cloud architect at Deutsche Telekom AG, spearheads technology evaluations for future deployments in DT's Group Technology. Specializing in telecommunication innovations like oRAN and 5G-slicing, Andreas also delves into multi-provider edge-cloud continuums. With over 20 years at Deutsche Telekom, his journey spans from developer to cloud architect, embracing agile methodologies. A fervent Open-Source contributor for three decades, he was an OpenStack core developer. As a work-stream lead for the "European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud", he advises the European Commission. He staunchly believes, “Architecture and implementation must go hand in hand."