Oracle has traditionally focused on inventory to support the order to cash fulfilment-centric processes. Now with its acquisition of Federos, it can provide an integrated inventory platform, capable of supporting fault to resolution assurance-centric processes, a stepping stone on the road to network autonomy. The Oracle inventory platform will provide a real-time federation of the network from existing management system data and data taken directly from devices.. This provides a foundation on which AI/ML assurance intelligence can be built, making it an enabler for the transformation of network assurance and analytics for a telco, an enterprise, or their customers.
Ohad Amir is CTO at Essence. Essence delivers IoT smart living and smart care solutions. Its WeR@Home technology delivers a comprehensive, profitable home safety, security and management platform for service providers, retailers, insurance companies, telcos, and more. Care@Home provides a complete senior monitoring platform at home and on the go, from mobile PERS devices to full self-learning solutions.
Sally Bament is vice president of cloud & service provider marketing at Juniper Networks, where she is responsible for Juniper's routing, automation, SDN/NFV, 5G/mobile, data center and security portfolios. Sally brings more than 25 years of experience in the networking, telecommunications and cloud industries, driving go-to-market strategies for industry-leading solutions for cloud providers, telco, cable and mobile operators. Prior to joining Juniper, Bament held executive leadership roles at a number of successful venture-funded startups in the Boston area. She also held senior product management positions at Nortel, Bay Networks/Wellfleet and Motorola, and started her career as a software engineer for British Petroleum's networking division. She earned a BSc in computer science from the University of York, England.
Chris Checco is President and Chief Analytics Officer at Razorsight. Christopher Checco brings more than 16 years of senior level experience in customer experience, communications, and advanced analytics to Razorsight. A respected industry thought leader, Chris has a range of expertise encompassing customer lifecycle, marketing optimization, fraud prevention & detection, and program integrity. While working with public sector agencies around the globe, as well as extensive private-sector experience in the telecommunications industry, Chris demonstrated prowess using advanced analytics to drive business and operational strategy and real-time decisions in the field.Previously, Chris held executive positions at Accenture, Agilex Technologies, DHSoft and SRA International. During his time at DHSoft, Chris led the development of advanced analytics that helped resolve customer experience challenges for telco clients. He also managed their Civilian P&L, aligning 40+ resources for major account development, business continuity, and labor management. Most recently he served as Lead Management Scientist at Accenture, where he helped design and launch their Public Sector Accenture Analytics practice. He was also instrumental in building the Analytics Innovation Center in Dublin, with a dedicated focus on fraud and program integrity. These helped provide major market differentiation, from analytical data methodologies to real-time risk identification.Chris also boasts extensive expertise in increasing marketing ROI as a subject matter expert. Chris has several patents in the area of advanced analytics that have been awarded or are pending. He holds a BBA from Pace University, and an International Executive MBA degree from Georgetown University
Vinay Devadatta has extensive experience in the telecom industry, working with equipment vendors, communication service providers, OSS product vendors, OSS solution providers and telco management standards bodies like TMF, ETSI NFV, NGMN NGCOR and more. He is responsible for leveraging external and internal innovation and creating new service lines at a premium software services company. He holds a master's of technology in Computer Science and Technology from IIT Roorkee.
In addition to being a regular speaker and chairman at telco conferences in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Tony has written for Asia Mobile News, was a Contributing Analyst for IDC, written for a number of industry publications worldwide and is Editor, Asia Pacific for Telecom TV. He was an executive of the Global Billing Association for five years prior to its merger with the TM Forum. He now heads up the Revenue Management Initiative of the TM Forum and also conduct its training classes in billing and revenue management.
Drew Rockwell is the Chief Executive Officer of both MDS and MDA. Mr. Rockwell joined MDA (then Lavastorm) in 2002 to lead its transformation to a global analytic software and services company. He has 31 years of executive and management experience in the communications and software industries. Prior to Martin Dawes Analytics, Mr. Rockwell served as Chief Operating Officer of MCK Communications, and he began his career at now Verizon, where he held executive positions in general management, sales, marketing, operations, and corporate strategy and development. He led strategic business units in Vermont and Massachusetts, and was CEO of a Verizon backed \"e-telco\" start-up in 1999-2000. Mr. Rockwell is an Honors graduate of Dartmouth College.
Tiago Rodrigues is the CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). Tiago is responsible for leading the overall strategy, together with the WBA Board, and the operatio nal planning for the WBA. As well as overseeing the day to day management, Tiago takes a leadership role in understanding industry challenges and working with membership to agree the key focus areas and programs that need to be developed to ensure the wireless industry optimises market opportunities for Wi-Fi and works to resolve any business issues that impede the success of the industry overall. Before he joined the WBA, Tiago spent 15 years at the Portugal Telecom Group. In his previous role as Head of Business Innovation, he collaborated with various departments within the company to identify and develop new business opportunities. Prior to this, he managed the Public Wi-Fi sector of Portugal Telecom Group where he was responsible for service management, development, strategy and internationalisation of the Wi-Fi service. He was also involved in strategic marketing, regulatory affairs, pricing, product development and roaming. Tiago holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Management of Science and Technology, and a degree in Business Administration from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management at The Technical University of Lisbon He also has a BA. Honors Degree in Business Administration from Humberside University, UK.
Alexis Rodrguez Lorenzo currently leads IBM EMEA's Digital Transformation Solutions business development, targeting the main telecoms, media and entertainment groups in Europe. Alexis has worked as a business and system integration consultant, program manager and solutions professional, devoted to the telecommunications industry, for 25 years, mostly at IBM. He has participated in a number of relevant CRM, BSS, OSS, marketing and services innovation transformations and system integration initiatives, in some of the most visible IBM Telco customers in Europe, hence covering the most significant telco service provider business models (mobile, fix-line, data, wholesale, cable, n-play). Alexis holds a Master degree in telecommunications engineering (ETSIT-Vigo) and a post-grade in 'telecommunications companies strategic management' (UPM-Madrid). 153554b96e