Cato Rasmussen

Cato Rasmussen

Cato is an industry veteran and Subject Matter Expert bridging Business Architecture and Support Architecture with more than two decades hands on leadership and management experience performing complex Business Solutions project. Cato also regularly speaks at industry events. He has experience from working with vendors, service providers, management-for-hire and consulting.

Is value generation the key to digitization?

Is value generation the key to digitization?

Written by on August 13, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I have read quite a lot about the pros and cons of digitization, how to adapt, the need for changing business models etc. Lots of the content seems to have the flare of ‘same thing different date and wrapping.’ What I mean by that is that the traditional technology-driven functional requirements, Technology Execution-based Project Management […]

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Why should business strategy people even care about process?

Why should business strategy people even care about process?

Written by on April 13, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Firstly, let me throw out a controversial statement; “TM Forum’s Business Process Framework (eTOM) provides, the best platform available to bridge the gap between Business Strategy and Technological Execution”! This is not to say that the Business Process Framework (eTOM) alone is enough, but in conjunction with other best practices it can perform magic. I […]

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Can we finally dump the stove-pipe approach for projects?

Can we finally dump the stove-pipe approach for projects?

Written by on January 26, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The telecommunications industry has probably invested more than most in information technology supporting areas such as operational and administrative automation. The overarching approach that all industries have historically taken, and still do in acquiring information technology, is project-oriented selection and deployment based on: Functional Requirements gathering Design Implementation Testing Launch Operation Change management The functional […]

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Seven decades of evolution to reach today’s digital revolution

Seven decades of evolution to reach today’s digital revolution

Written by on January 12, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

One year from now it will be seven decades since ENIAC, the “GIANT” brain was introduced. If this can be regarded as the starting point of the computerized technological evolution, why are we today talking about a digital revolution? If this question is asked to a million individuals, I guess a million different answers will […]

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Unprofitable customers? Rubbish!

Unprofitable customers? Rubbish!

Written by on October 27, 2014 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

It is probably just me, but I do wonder whether discussing customer centricity and customer profitability customers in the same sentence is strange, even acceptable. On the one hand service providers want to gain a deep understanding of their customers’ usage and spending habits so they can encourage them to spend more or, on the […]

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Listening to the customer – what an outdated idea

Listening to the customer – what an outdated idea

Written by on September 29, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At events, seminars and in media we are being tsunami(ed) by visionaries telling us we need to listen to the customers and then we spend time and money on NPS (Net Promoter Score), Surveys etc. This led me to think, when did I last get a survey from Google, iTunes, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Alibaba? […]

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