Rui Paiva

Rui Paiva

Rui is CEO and co-founder of WeDo Technologies, as well as COO of Sonae Information Systems (SSI). He is a member of the Executive Committee of Bizdirect, Mainroad and Saphety, SS Sonae Shared Services and, more recently, S21Sec, which is based in Spain.

Pokemon GO – a gold mine for some, a minefield for others

Pokemon GO – a gold mine for some, a minefield for others

Written by on August 2, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It’s no secret that most of what you do on the internet is already being tracked by your search engine, your apps, your devices, your car and even security agencies if you come up on their radar for any reason. All that data is processed and either used or sold to third parties that want […]

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RA and FM at the digital crossroads

RA and FM at the digital crossroads

Written by on July 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

“How can we get more buy-in for revenue assurance?” was one of the questions that resounded throughout WeDo Technologies’ 11th annual User Group, and was addressed by WeDo’s own Market Strategist Tony Poulos, in his session on “Revenue Assurance at the Crossroads.” As Poulos highlighted, Revenue Assurance (RA) can be an all-encompassing term, referring to any […]

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The role of assurance in containing the hackers

The role of assurance in containing the hackers

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Communications service providers (CSPs) have, over many years, become besotted by different forms of assurance. I’m not talking about insurance here; it’s more about making sure things work properly they way they were designed to and the way customers expect them to work. Depending on the priorities, the emphasis could be on service assurance (making […]

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Connecting the dots in fighting fraud is becoming critical

Connecting the dots in fighting fraud is becoming critical

Written by on March 4, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Recent headlines and cybersecurity reports have shown how the risks are increasing. Fraudsters hack systems to extract personal data so they can bombard customers with phishing scams, or they implant malware into apps so they can access and control smartphones. We now carry networked computers wherever we go. CSPs must guard against new frauds made […]

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What do fraud, the CFCA and forest fires have in common?

What do fraud, the CFCA and forest fires have in common?

Written by on November 10, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting senior fraud management experts from the major US network operators at the WeDo Conference held in Washington, DC, but what they had to say about fraudulent activities on networks around the world was most concerning. They were all active in the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA), a […]

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The more CEOs get paid, the worse their companies do!

The more CEOs get paid, the worse their companies do!

Written by on February 16, 2015 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

CEOs have been getting a lot of press recently. It’s not surprising really as they are the ones ultimately responsible for a company’s performance and are accountable to both stakeholders and staff alike. Forbes launched the opening salvo against wanton CEOs by saying, “across the board, the more CEOs get paid, the worse their companies do over […]

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Crossing fingers not be the best security option!

Crossing fingers not be the best security option!

Written by on October 24, 2014 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It is very easy to become complacent in business. When things are going well and customers and sales keep rolling through the door, why worry? That might have worked in years gone by but things change so radically in business these days you can hardly take your eye off the ball before something happens that […]

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