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Adan is a highly energetic and experienced business and technology leader in Communications, Enterprise Software, Operations Support, Business Support, Media Delivery and related fields of study. He has worked as a senior executive, CTO, industry expert and thought leader, product manager, VP of Engineering and software engineer. Adan is also also a technical contributor to VirtualizedWorld.com
Alan is CEO of Broadband Pioneer and special advisor on Telecoms to the Global eHealth Foundation. He has had a long and distinguished career in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry - telecommunications, broadcasting, content development, internet and regulation. He is working on a number of activities to facilitate the public benefiting from emerging information and communications technologies and services.
Alex has a keen interest in the stock market, small and medium enterprises and personal finance, pursuing news, stories and issues around these topics for nearly twenty years now. He writers for financesonline.com and has written for financial websites and hosted a number of blogs dedicated to helping average Americans to pursue their financial goals.
Alex was Founder and CEO of the Global Billing Association (GBA), a trade body focused on the communications sector. He is a sought after speaker and chairman at leading industry conferences, and is widely published in communications magazines around the world. Until it closed, he was Contributing Editor, OSS/BSS for Connected Planet. He is publisher of DisruptiveViews and previously BillingViews.
Alice is Head of Commercial at Cronycle - a platform for content discovery, creation and curation. She is interested in future of communication and the way technology can be used for sharing and creating knowledge. She can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alun sadly passed away in 2016. He was a journalist in the convergence sector, regularly contributing to most of the UK-based international telecoms publications/websites. Particular expertise in all areas of wireless and cellular, OSS/BSS, telecoms software, service provider issues and strategies. He had a wide range of business clients, from Alcatel, Nortel, HP, Telcordia, Thomson and the TM Forum, to niche start-ups. He is missed by his many colleagues and friends.
Amrish is a Partner at Analysys Mason based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in management consulting - as a generalist and telecoms, technology and media specialist - as well as in sales & distribution in developing markets. He has global experience and expertise in starting-up new businesses, including international expansion.
Amy Lane is a blogger and writer based out of San Diego, California. Her interest in tech and security stems from a background in digital studies and cyberpsychology. Currently she works as a writer for Dialed In. Follow her on twitter @amyroselane
Amy cut her teeth in the billing and telecom software industry across Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Asia Pacific. She now runs her own consultancy providing advice, insight and solutions on marketing, strategy, customer experience, social networking and business development for B2B and B2C clients. Amy specialises in helping businesses take complex technology or engineering concepts and turning them into commercial reality.
Andrea started her career with Metro One, cellular One and AT&T Wireless, pounding the pavements of the Bronx and Brooklyn to recruit dealers to sell phones. Convincing them that people would want to buy phones and it would be a good addition to their deli, postal or car repairs business. Since then she has gone on to work in leadership positions with telecommunication and software leaders.
Andrew is a Relationship Director for Barclays’ Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT) team, specialising in telecoms. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in corporate banking, with a mix of credit, strategy, and for the last 15 years, corporate relationship roles. Andrew has always worked in the TMT sector and began his banking career in Oxfordshire, dealing with medium sized businesses, including young companies emerging from the University of Oxford. Latterly, he has been working with large corporates in London, managing a mixed portfolio of around 20 UK listed and private equity backed companies operating in the telecoms sector.
Andy has developed new businesses for financial services, telecoms and media. He led the development of the UK’s first mobile banking initiative with Intelligent Finance at the turn of the century and has since played his part in the development of BT’s premium-rate and micro-billing business, BT Agilemedia. Andy now runs Tectonic Interactive, a technology company that specialises in viewer interaction with TV shows. So far, services include in-app voting on The Eurovision Song Contest and micro-billed in-app voting on The X Factor with ITV.
Andy is responsible for Product Marketing at AsiaInfo, managing a team based in Cambridge UK and Beijing. Previously, Andy held senior positions at ip.access (where he was also a Board member and Director of the Small Cell Forum), ShoZu, and Geneva Technology.
Anita is a writer and editor with 20 years of experience covering just about everything in the technology space with a focus on computer networking and telecommunications. She was managing editor of Billing & OSS World magazine and technology editor at Network magazine and most recently was in charge of newsletter coverage at TM Forum.
Anthony is currently a Senior Fintech Analyst at Expert Market Insight and the Director of Content at BreakingFinance, a fintech content creation firm. After spending several years tracking and analyzing technologies and investments at Israel Venture Capital, he now focuses his time conducting research and analysis on the global fintech industry to help startups, financial institutions and finance-related companies develop insightful content. Anthony’s areas of expertise include payments, trading & investing, banking, blockchain and digital currencies. He is also the lead contributor at thefintech.buzz industry blog.
Brendan is Chief Evangelist and a Co-founder at Aria Systems. In 2002 he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven, enterprise-grade web applications - before the concept of “cloud” was even on the horizon. O’Brien is at the forefront of the recurring revenue revolution that is empowering enterprises. Trained as a professional stage actor and classical tenor, in the mid ‘90s Brendan realized coding paid better than acting.
Caroline Gabriel is Research Director & Co-Founder at Rethink Technology Research. She has been analyzing and reporting in the hi-tech industries since 1986 and has a huge wealth of experience of technology trends and how they impact on business models.
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.
Charmaine Oak is the practice lead for Digital Money at Shift Thought. She has over 27 years of experience of creating and delivering solutions to market. Her skills and experience are at the intersection of mobile, banking and payments. She brings a unique perspective, having contributed to significant ventures at leading global companies: Western Union - one of the world’s largest financial brands, France Telecom/Orange – a leading mobile operator, Royal Bank of Scotland – a leading bank, LogicaCMG – the Pioneer in SMS and Wipro – one of the world's largest IT service providers.
Chris is a highly regarded and experienced Telecoms Industry Analyst covering the depth and breadth, demand and supply of the ICT sector on a global basis for 30 years. He is one of the few industry analysts who can draw together the many varied technology and business components helping shape telecoms in the context of the future digital marketplace at www.chrislewisinsight.com
Colin is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on telecommunications fraud management with 25 years experience developing and reviewing all aspects of fraud operations for mobile and fixed operators in over 25 countries world-wide.
Cyrus Mewawalla is one of the world's leading technology analysts. He is the founder of CM Research, an independent research house based in London which focuses on thematic research. Cyrus is a regular speaker on CNBC on global technology trends and his research is widely referenced by the business press. In 2015, Bloomberg ranked Cyrus the number one analyst on 24 global technology stocks, including Microsoft, Alibaba and Yahoo. Cyrus is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of Cambridge University. He is also the author of the bestselling financial thriller novel, City of Thieves (Little Brown, 2009), published under his pen name Cyrus Moore.
In his current role as CMO, Dan is responsible for scaling the market presence of Flowroute, the leading provider of communication services for cloud-based companies. Previously, as CMO for Cyara, he guided the expansion of an automated customer experience testing platform used by many of the largest worldwide brands. Prior to that, he drove the transformation of Nuance’s Enterprise Division from a speech and IVR application provider to a multichannel virtual assistant solution provider.
Dana manages Analysys Mason's network-focused software research programs, including Software-Controlled Networking, Service Assurance, Service Delivery Platforms, and Infrastructure Solutions. Our team provides research, consulting, and advisory services to software and equipment vendors, communications service providers, and other industry players. Our goal is to help customers strengthen their link in the communications and media value chain while they evolve their business operations to benefit from rather than be threatened by market shifts.
Dave is Director of Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy and is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money. Named in Wired magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of business information; rated one of the NextBank “Fintech Titans”; voted one of the European “Power 50” people in digital financial services and ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments.
Dean is founder and director of Disruptive Analysis and a prominent, influential & outspoken technology industry analyst and consultant, specialising in the telecoms, mobile and wireless sector. He speaks at 30+ conferences per year and offers strategic advisory services to operators & vendors? He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Edgar T. Wilson
Edgar Wilson is an Oregon native writing on trends in health, education, and global affairs. He studied conflict resolution and international relations and has worked in industries ranging from international marketing to broadcast journalism. He is currently working as an independent analytical consultant. He can be reached on Twitter (@EdgarTwilson), and more of his work viewed at https://edgartwilson.contently.com.
Ed Finegold is CSO for Validas, a company that specializes in personalized user experiences that leverage analytics-as-a-service to simplify mobile buying, selling, pricing & billing. Ed has been a regular contributor to BillingViews.
Eric is Editor of Commrisk and is a widely recognized expert on risk management and business assurance, and author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom, and he has worked with a wide range of mobile and fixed-line telcos, as well as advising software developers and system integrators. In the UK, Eric is also known for his critique of billing accuracy regulations. In Qatar, Eric was a founding member of the National Committee for Internet Safety.
EurActiv, the European Media Network present in 12 EU capitals, publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages.
Francis is responsible for the technical vision and direction of Virtualized World. He has 25 years of experience in telecoms BSS and OSS software. Previously he was responsible for innovation and strategy in Ericsson’s software solutions business and in Telcordia. Within this role he set and reviewed the strategic direction of both product and customer program delivery. Before Telcordia he was VP – OSS Architecture at Cramer Systems. He was one of the original employees of Cramer and was responsible for the development of its professional services organization and its strategic deployment architecture. He has also led BSS development teams at BT and Convergys. Dr. Haysom received his PhD from the University of Bath and a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Exeter.
Gadi is CTO of cVidya and Chair of the Revenue Assurance Modeling Team of the TM Forum.
Gerd is a well-known Futurist and Author of 5 books, a highly influential Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Advisor, the Founder of GreenFuturists and the Creator / Host of The Future Show. (http://www.futuristgerd.com/about/)
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Hugo Vaughan is a telco architecture type who has worked in mobile and consulting around the world. He is currently living in the UK, tasting the village life.
Isabelle has worked for over 20 years in the telecoms industry. Her personal experience ranges from international Wholesale through to Business Strategy, Marketing and Product Management, along with extensive research and consulting experience. She has worked across all continents and has lived in North America, Europe and Asia.
Jake is founder of Matizmo — a marketing technology company focussed on helping organisations create one-to-one content for their audience. He has over 15 years industry experience working primarily in the B2B technology sector and a wealth of knowledge on digital communications. He writes for various online publications, and his own blog at www.matizmo.com.
Founder, Publisher and Editorial Director with Prestige Media Jeremy is the founder of Prestige Media Ltd (PML) and co-founder of WeKnow Media Ltd (WKM), the parent companies of VanillaPlus and M2M Now, respectively. Launched in 1999, the VanillaPlus portfolio includes VanillaPlus Magazine, VanillaPlus Directory (both available in print and online), and VanillaPlus Bites, a free monthly email news service, as well as VanillaPlus.com which features Digital Editions, Video Interviews, Latest News, Features, Special Reports and Webinar Podcasts. From 1993-99, Jeremy was managing editor of the communications division at Nexus Communications with editorial and business development responsibility for 12 communications publications including Mobile Europe, Mobile Asia Pacific, Mobile & Cellular (UK), Mobile Middle East & Africa, Mobile Latino America, Communications News, Cabling World, and Network Europe.
John is CEO & Founder of Managed 24/7 Ltd, a UK-based IT and Telecommunications predictive managed services provider with an extensive partner network delivering managed IT support and business IT support globally.
John is CEO of Strand Consult. In 1994 John founded Strand Consult. In the early days of Strand Consult the primary focus was on CRM - analyzing and evaluating sales processes and performance for the IT, Telco, Media and Finance sector and helping customers optimize these, enabling them to move more merchandise at reduced cost. He is one of the best-known and most respected consultants in the business.
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John is editor of Disruptive.Asia and was previously managing editor at Telecom Asia. He has been covering the Asia-Pacific telecoms industry since 1996. He has two degrees in telecommunications and has worked for six years in the US radio industry in various technical and advisory capacities, covering radio and satellite equipment maintenance, studio networking, news writing and production, the latter of which earned him several regional and national awards.
Jonathan has been working in payments for 18 years covering digital money, identity verification, telco billing, finance systems and consumer payment services; in both startup and corporate environments. Most recently, his experience is in developing alternative consumer payment models. "I'm passionate about removing the friction and frustration from payments. The convergence of payments and mobile technology and its impact on consumers fascinates me." You can follow Jonathan on Twitter at @sevendotzero
Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI.
Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur, e.g. co-founder of Grow VC Group, a pioneer in digital finance and fintech solutions, including digital investing and p2p lending. He participated in changing US finance regulation, getting the Senate and President to allow crowdfunding and has worked with EU and Asian finance regulation. Jouko started his work with crowdfunding models in 2008.
Katia is Head of Fraud Operations and Services at BICS, a leading global wholesale carrier in the Telecom industry. With more than 11 years of experience in the Mobile and Wholesale Telecom industry, Katia also chairs the i3 Forum Fraud WorkStream, which brings together the communications expertise of more than 50 telecommunication providers, representing a combined retail base of over 1.5 billion customers across 100+ countries.
Katie is an experienced marketing communications professional currently working within the Cambridge technology sector, with specific interest in telecommunications. Her background is in journalism, and she has worked as editor and freelancer for a number of publications, including editor of a weekly in house magazine for the John Lewis Partnership.
Having worked in both retail and commercial banking in the US, Kelly is passionate about product innovation in banking and payments. In her role as an Online Banking Product Manager for M&T Bank, Kelly roots her approach to product development in creating a rich and intuitive customer experience. The views and opinions expressed by Kelly are hers and in no way reflect those of M&T Bank.
Ken Herron is the Chief Marketing Officer of Unified Inbox, creators of the popular UnificationEngine™ Social IoT platform for CIoT, IIoT, and GIoT. An author, speaker, and radio show host on global social marketing trends, tools, and best practices, you can connect with Ken on Twitter at @KenHerron.
Lars Mansson is DigitalRoute’s senior director of product management and strategy. In this role, he is the owner of the company's product portfolio, go-to-market and the long-term development of its products & solutions as well as its product strategy, roadmap and thought leadership. Lars has a background in technical pre sales and was previously a system architect and technical coordinator for mediation systems at Tele2 in Sweden.
For over ten years, Leah has been working with small teams and individuals to help them learn to use digital platforms for communication, engagement and building relationships. She is Director of Relate Lab, a consultancy offering hands on short to medium term support to people who want to learn practical skills for online community growth and management.
Lorne started his billing career as enterprise architect on BT’s Interconnect Billing system in the early 1990s. He subsequently went on to senior architecture and operational billing roles in Concert Communications, AT&T and KPN. Founding President of the European Billing Association, he then joined PwC Consulting (later bought by IBM) and spent several years working on billing and other business systems with Level (3), T-Mobile, Vodafone and Virgin Media before leaving IBM in 2008 to set up his own consulting practice, Objective Designers.
Marc has over 20 years' experience of advising multi-million pound firms in almost every sector of the commercial world. He uses his understanding of business challenges coupled with technical expertise to help leaders question and refine their strategy, governance and approach to innovation.
Markus Milsted is the Founder and CEO of Omlis, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. With a background in software engineering, music, and, in particular, user engagement, he applies creative solutions and inventive methodologies to Omlis. His vision is for a future where everyone can take advantage of the benefits of completely secure mobile payments.
With 25 years’ experience in mobile communications software, Martin has worked in mobile billing software since the early days of the industry. As such he’s been around long enough to have had numerous articles published. He has spoken at many conferences. He’s served on the boards of software companies and trade associations. At Openet Martin is responsible for marketing thought leadership and demand creation.
Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s foremost Futurists and Disruption Strategy experts Matthew Griffin is an international speaker and author who helps Academic Institutions, Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Industry bodies, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals predict, create and lead future business, cultural and societal trends and design and implement market leading disruptive defensive and offensive business and innovation strategies.
Mike Bradbury is the CEO of consulting firm T-exec and has been closely involved in the design and implementation of IT solutions in the telecoms sector over the last 20 years. He has become a passionate advocate of Agile methodologies, delivering value to the customer early and continuously and emphasising people and interactions over processes and tools.
Mitchell has 14+ years in the Telecommunications and IT industry with companies such as Nortel, Vodafone, Redknee and MATRIXX Software and across multiple technology domains. He has brought a wide array of technology experience and leadership to the areas of real-time BSS/OSS, Policy and Charging, Network Architecture Design & Product Management with strong focuses in the EMEA and APAC markets. He is based in Sydney and is the MATRIXX CTO for Asia Pacific.
Mohammed is an experienced strategy and marketing professional with a technology / management consulting background. He has worked with blue chip organisations globally, helping them make strategic decisions, launching new products, growing business and creatively marketing products and services in the B2B domain. He is currently Director of International Marketing Communications at AsiaInfo. Mohammed has an MBA (Master in Business Administration) from University of Lancaster (UK) and a BA (Bachelor’s Degree in Arts - Psychology) from Osmania University (India).
Nancy Grace is a a social media writer at iDigic.net, a social marketing company that helps clients meet their goals faster and expand their customer base in a creative way. Nancy’s articles predominantly focus on Instagram marketing and are widely followed by readers from all over the world.
Nigel is a seasoned senior BSS professional with an excellent international track record across start-ups, vendors and operators. He has deep knowledge and design experience around real-time charging, policy and BSS/Telco generally. and is currently Director of Product Strategy at Matrixx Software.
Pamela is the owner and president of The Protocol School of Washington, the global leader in international protocol, business etiquette and cross-cultural awareness training. With offices in Washington, D.C. and Dubai, the school was founded in 1988 and is the only U.S. educational institution of its kind accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET.org). For more information, visit www.psow.edu.)
Paul is responsible for all aspects of Netcracker's strategic initiatives across BSS/OSS and customer experience business lines, including customer, product and technology management, market direction and corporate communications and has over twenty years of telecom industry experience. Before joining Netcracker, Paul was Program Director for IDC’s Storage and Data Management Services practice. Prior to IDC, Paul was Director of Marketing at Oracle Communications.
Pete gained a Master’s Degree in English Literature alongside Politics and Philosophy before progressing on to complete a Postgraduate MA in Journalism. His background spans public policy research and conference development, with extensive experience across a wide range of subjects, including: ICT, procurement, health, education, open data, digital public services and cyber security. You can follow Scot-Tech on Twitter @scot_tech.
Peter is a forensic investigator with wide range of experience across many industries and countries. He is a specialist interviewer and large scale fraud and corruption investigation leader and has a background in consulting services to companies involved in the telecommunications industry specifically related to fraud and revenue assurance.
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Ravi Chittimoori is currently Senior Product Manager and lead on network virtualisation and NFV at Tektronix Communications. Ravi has an MBA from the University of Texas and a background in computer science and engineering. Prior to joining Tektronix Communications, Ravi was a software design engineer for Inet Technologies.
Rene is currently Head of Risks & FRA at Telia Company, Finland. He is currently responsible for managing GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Fraud Management, Revenue Assurance and Credit Control. He has also been the leader of the TM Forum’s global RA survey since 2014, and is responsible for transforming it into an insight based collaborative experience. Rene has over 14 years of industry expertise and has spent 10 years in international consulting an auditing with a background in GRC, RA and outsourcing/ partner management.
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms.
Dr Richard Windsor is the founder of Radio Free Mobile which is an independent research provider. The research helps clients to understand and evaluate the players in the digital ecosystem and presents a unique perspective on how all the pieces fit together in an easy to read and digest way. The product is available on a subscription basis and counts members of the handset, telecom carrier, Internet, semiconductor and financial industries as its subscribers. RFM is the land of the one man band meaning that Dr. W. also makes the tea.
Robert Curran heads Strategic Marketing for Aria Networks. He has been in telecom for over 20 years, with spells at Orange, Cramer, Amdocs, Telcordia and Ericsson.
Robert has worked in the telecommunications industry for more years than he cares to remember and is a regular contributor to industry forums, conferences and publications, most commonly on the impact of new technologies on billing, charging and the customer experience. He is currently helping Openet to develop its proposition to the wholesale and virtual operator market.
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.
Said Saadeh is senior director of products and portfolio management with NETSCOUT’s Service Provider Business Unit. In this role, he currently leads the company’s virtualisation-solution programs. Said has been with Tektronix Communications, recently acquired by NETSCOUT, for more than 15 years. He was previously the VP of engineering at Novatel Wireless/Enfora, a M2M wireless module provider.
Sam has been in the telecoms space for more than fifteen years, as Publisher of Telecommunications International and Total Telecom, and now runs his own media sales company. Sam has probably visited more trade-shows in more countries than any living person. With a passion for languages, Sam likes to see the funny side of things and has amassed a collection of badly translated signs and menus.
Sandra is the Product Marketing Specialist for Telecom at WeDo Technologies. She has more than fifteen years of experience in telco industry. Her previous role was strategy consultant at Redknee and prior to this she was Competitor Analyst at Nokia. Sandra graduated in Electrical, Electronics Engineering and holds a post-graduation in Management & Business Consulting.
A technology guru, Scott is a global leader in the cutting edge arena known as “The Digital Shift & Mobility”, which encompasses innovation, culture, design, technology and mobility in a world gone digital. A thought leader through and through, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioural changes in the face of technology innovations.
Sean has over 8 years’ experience in communication devices, telecoms and software marketing. Prior to joining Openet, Sean worked in Irish telecom operators eircom and UPC in marketing roles covering broadband, landline and mobile services. At Openet he is responsible for product collateral creation and aiding the sales team in converting sales opportunities, by identifying operator market challenges.
Simon is a technology leader with a strong focus on technical to business translation, industry evangelism and solution design. He has been working in the technology areas of identity and access management, the identity of things and devices, consumer identity management and digital transformation for nearly 15 years. For the last 8 years he has been working for venture capitalist and privately backed US start-ups, helping to develop new business within EMEA.
Stefan is Managing Editor at Telecom Asia and has been involved in professional writing/editing for decades, starting with school newspapers and more recently as editor of Computerworld Hong Kong. He has written two books on Hong Kong movies and contributed to "Shaken: Stories from Japan," a compilation of short stories to benefit Japan-disaster relief from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Steve is CTO at Hot Telecom, a senior telecom executive with 30+ years experience leading companies from small technology start-ups to global service providers. He is a recognized expert in voice services and VoIP, Internet backbones and IP services, optical and submarine networks with significant additional experience in operations.
Teresa Cottam is the chief strategist with industry analysts and strategy consultants Telesperience. She is an expert in BSSOSS and a judge of customer experience for the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Teresa founded Telesperience to focus on three core issues: improving operational efficiency, increasing commercial agility and delivering a better experience to customers. Teresa’s experience of a wide range of industry verticals, as well as deep telco experience, enables her to advise on both business level and execution strategies, and produce influential analysis on key industry trends. You can follow her on Twitter @teresacottam
Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and is now Editor of DisruptiveViews. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.
Tracy is an Analyst with UK-based analyst firm Telesperience. She has 20 years’ experience working with communications service providers, infrastructure providers and systems integrators. ( See www.telesperience.com for more details.)
Vaishnavi loves pursuing excellence through writing and has a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com (https://intellipaat.com), a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.
Vinod has worked in the mobile payments, mobile financial services (MFS) & telecom industry across domains like Network, Prepaid charging & Billing, IT and Value added services for over 15 years, Vinod has provided his insights and product knowledge to various initiatives across four continents. He currently holds senior roles in MNO in the IT, BSS and Mobile financial services space. In past he helped the founding and set-up of several start-up business units. He is currently based in Harare, Zimbabwe. There is only one goal: create value for society & industry by innovating and building mutually beneficial products, businesses and world.
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