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Biographies

Symposium Chair:

   Rati Thanawala, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA

Rati Thanawala is Network Planning, Performance, and Economic Analysis, Vice President at Bell Labs.  Her organization of Bell Labs scientists and engineers works with operators in the communications industry worldwide, and the U.S. Government, supporting advanced technology planning for evolution to Next Generation Networks. The work includes end-to-end architecture, technology selection, network modeling and network design, performance/reliability and operations systems engineering, and business cases for customers and product managers evaluating product and network evolution scenarios.  Rati is also a member of the Homeland Security Standards Panel created by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the American National Standards Institute to align the cutting-edge efforts of the standards community with urgent national priorities of homeland security.
Rati has over 20 years of experience in introduction of new technologies into telecommunication networks, leading innovations for new products and services, and managing global organizations across a variety of R&D, Systems Engineering, and Business Management functions.
Rati Joined Bell Labs in 1977, she holds a BS in Mathematics from Lucknow University, India and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.  She attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard University. Rati represents the U. S. on the International Scientific Committee for Telecommunications Networks Strategy and Planning, which supports the advancement of the network planning discipline worldwide through contributions from research and industry organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Programme Chair:

   Oscar Gonzalez-Soto, ITU Consultant, Spain
Oscar Gonzalez Soto is currently Consultant for Strategic Planning and Assessment in the Telecom sector. He is associated to the ITU-BDT for the development programs in Network and Business Planning towards NGN, Convergence and IMT 2000 as well as to the know how transfer program to the International Centres of Excellence.
Prior to current activity he has been Director of Network Planning and Economics at the Alcatel centre for Network Design and Integration at Paris HQ, after holding different positions as manager for techno-economical evaluations and network planning development  (Strategy centre in Brussels), Telecom planning tools, Performance analysis and Teletraffic methodologies (Research centre of ITT Research Labs in Madrid).
Oscar graduated at the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación in Madrid with later courses on applied mathematics to the Telecom networks and economics. Formation was complemented among others with  master seminars in Strategy for the International Telecom Industry at the London Business School and Industry Business Management Development at the Euroforum- INSEAD.
He has more than 30 years of experience in network planning, business evaluation and solution design for network modernization with applications to many countries in the EU, CEE, Asia pacific, Africa and Latin America Regions. Oscar represents Spain at the International Management Scientific Committee of the Networks Symposium and at the International Advisory Council of the International Teletraffic Congress. Furthermore, he participated in the organization of more than 30 international conferences and has published more than 60 papers at international forums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the International Management and Scientific Committee (IMSC)

   Alberto Ciarniello, Telecom Italia Mobile, Italy

Alberto Ciarniello is VP for Technology Innovation within the Market Development, Business Innovation & Technical Solutions unit of Telecom Italia where he is involved in the roadmapping, business evaluation and development and of new technologies.  
Previously he has been with Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) Network unit, in charge for planning of innovative technologies development, network plans evaluation for international development initiatives and support & supervision of network plans of affiliate companies.
He has been chairman of the European Radio Messaging System (ERMES) MoU.
He has a mobile technology and network planning background.  
Alberto is a Politecnico di Milano graduate in Telecommunications and has been with General Electric Labs in London and TI Labs in Turin.   He has also been seconded to European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in Sophia Antipolis (France) for a assignment on advanced mobile satellite systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Oscar Gonzalez-Soto, ITU Consultant, Spain

Oscar Gonzalez Soto is currently Consultant for Strategic Planning and Assessment in the Telecom sector. He is associated to the ITU-BDT for the development programs in Network and Business Planning towards NGN, Convergence and IMT 2000 as well as to the know how transfer program to the International Centres of Excellence.
Prior to current activity he has been Director of Network Planning and Economics at the Alcatel centre for Network Design and Integration at Paris HQ, after holding different positions as manager for techno-economical evaluations and network planning development  (Strategy centre in Brussels), Telecom planning tools, Performance analysis and Teletraffic methodologies (Research centre of ITT Research Labs in Madrid).
Oscar graduated at the Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación in Madrid with later courses on applied mathematics to the Telecom networks and economics. Formation was complemented among others with  master seminars in Strategy for the International Telecom Industry at the London Business School and Industry Business Management Development at the Euroforum- INSEAD.
He has more than 30 years of experience in network planning, business evaluation and solution design for network modernization with applications to many countries in the EU, CEE, Asia pacific, Africa and Latin America Regions. Oscar represents Spain at the International Management Scientific Committee of the Networks Symposium and at the International Advisory Council of the International Teletraffic Congress. Furthermore, he participated in the organization of more than 30 international conferences and has published more than 60 papers at international forums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Joachim Gross, Arcor, Germany

Graduate Engineer,University of Wuppertal
CURRENT COMPANY – ARCOR AG & Co. KG
company employee since 01.07.1995
current position/years Head of network design and engineering / 6 years
current unit/division Network design and engineering
main responsibilities Design, implementation and development of all Arcor networks
previous position(s)/years Department Manager Voice – IN - Developmentfor 1 year
PRIOR COMPANIES
CNI for 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    Wolfgang Gross, T-Systems Enterprises Services GmbH, Germany

1983-85 Deutsche Telekom Köln, Referendariat (training on the job), Bauassessor
1985-90 Deutsche Telekom Darmstadt; Research and technology center; Assistant: 
planning ISDN, network management, intelligent network,  planning mobile network D1, planning interconnection, international network planning
1990-96 Deutsche Telekom Darmstadt; Research and technology center; head of division: planning ISDN, network and fault management, network measurement, intelligent network, interconnection
1996-99 Deutsche Telekom Bonn; headquarter; head of division: research and development of network platforms (DIV, ATM, IP, GSM, UMTS)
1999-2001 Deutsche Telekom Bonn; T-Nova; accountdirector: network infrastructure, T-Mobile, data communication, T-Data, MSG, cable networks, DeTeLine, carrier service, broadcast
2001-2004 Deutsche Telekom Essen; T-Systems; head of business Unit software development center Essen: software development to support sales, services and provisioning processes
2004-today Deutsche Telekom Essen; T-Systems; head of industry business unit telco (system integration): telecommunication and software solutions in the branche telecommunication
Additionally:  2000-today Member of the international scientific committee “Networks”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Akiya Inoue, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Akiya Inoue joined the Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratory of the
NTT Public Corporation in 1981. He has been engaged in research on network
control and management methods and on new service demand forecasting based
on user behavior modeling. From 1994 to 1996, he was engaged in planning
and system engineering of operations systems in the NTT Long-Distance
Communications Sector. From 2004 to 2005, he was Executive Researcher,
Communication Traffic & Service Quality Project, NTT Service Integration
Laboratories, where he was in charge of the consulting for various types of
networks and services regarding from business planning to service/network
planning. He is currently Professor, Department of Management Information
Science, Faculty of Social Systems Science, Chiba Institute of Technology.
He is a member of the COM and SMC Society of IEEE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Hideaki Yoshino, NTT Corp., Japan

He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in information science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He joined NTT Laboratories in 1985 and has been engaged in teletraffic research. From 1990 to 1991, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Stuttgart. He currently serves as a project manager of Communication Traffic & Service Quality Project, NTT Service Integration Laboratories, where he is conducting research and management on traffic and quality for future communications networks and services. Mr. Yoshino is a member of IEEE and IEICE Japan, a council member of the Operations Research Society of Japan, and a member of the International Management and Scientific Committee (IMSC) of NETWORKS. He has served as a TPC member for ICC, GLOBECOM, and International Teletraffic Congress. He received an award from the Operations Research Society of Japan in 2000, and an award from the Telecommunication Technology Committee for contribu
tions to standardizing a method for speech quality assessment of IP telephony in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Bernard Jarry-Lacombe, France Telecom, France

After some years in IT, Bernard Jarry-Lacombe joined the France Telecom Research Center in 1976 and was heading the traffic, network architecture and optimisation department for several years.
In 1996 he was appointed by the Network Headquarters of France Telecom, in the Directorate in charge of Network Architecture and Planning, to drive the elaboration of the architecture and technical strategy for various networks such as PSTN, transmission, copper / optical / radio access for residential and business, data networks such as ATM and IP.
He has been involved since 1998 in the broadband evolution with DSL, Gigabit Ethernet, optical cross-connect, and more recently he contributed on Wimax, triple play services and FTTH strategic choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Harris, BT Group, Singapore

Mr Tim Harris is a Programme Manager, Strategy for Group CTO Office.
Based in Singapore, Tim is responsible for a number of projects related
to the development and implementation of BT's innovation strategy.
Currently Tim is leading a programme to drive innovation based
collaborative relationships with BT's key customers and partners in the
Asia Pacific region.
Tim joined BT in 2004. Prior to joining BT, Tim was a management
consultant for a strategy consultancy advising multinationals and
governments on investing in emerging markets. Tim has an MBA from
Cranfield School of Management and has degrees in Law and Political
Science. He is also a qualified Barrister and Solicitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Hussein T. Mouftah, University of Toronto, Canada

Hussein Mouftah (IEEE F’90) joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) of the University of Ottawa in September 2002 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor, where he became a University Distinguished Professor in February 2006. He has been with the ECE Dept. at Queen's University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (now Nortel Networks). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) and IEEE ComSoc Director of Magazines (1998-99). He is the author or coauthor of five books and more than 700 technical papers and 8 patents in this area of broadband packet switching networks, optical and mobile wireless networks and quality of service over the Internet. He is the joint holder of 5 Best Paper and/or Outstanding Paper Awards. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2006 IEEE Canada McNaughton Medal, the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the U of O Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. Dr. Mouftah is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003) and the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Paratz, Telstra Corp., Australia
Photo and CV will be available soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Gyula Sallai, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 
                      Hungary

Professor Gyula Sallai received MSc degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1968, PhD and DSc degrees from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in 1976 and 1989 resp., all in telecommunications. He was senior researcher in telecommunication network planning, then research director, strategic executive director, later deputy CEO responsible for telecommunication services with the Hungarian Telecom Company; then international vice president, after that executive vice president for the ICT regulation and scarce resource management with the Communication Authority of Hungary. Recently he is full-professor and the head of the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, as well as the vice-rector of the BME. He is also the chairman of the Telecommunication Committee of the MTA, the president of the Hungarian Scientific Association for Infocommunications (HTE) and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering. Since 1994 he is a member of the International Scientific and Management Committee of the “Networks” Symposia. Recently his main research area is the ICT strategic and regulatory issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Rati Thanawala, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA

Rati Thanawala is Network Planning, Performance, and Economic Analysis, Vice President at Bell Labs.  Her organization of Bell Labs scientists and engineers works with operators in the communications industry worldwide, and the U.S. Government, supporting advanced technology planning for evolution to Next Generation Networks. The work includes end-to-end architecture, technology selection, network modeling and network design, performance/reliability and operations systems engineering, and business cases for customers and product managers evaluating product and network evolution scenarios.  Rati is also a member of the Homeland Security Standards Panel created by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the American National Standards Institute to align the cutting-edge efforts of the standards community with urgent national priorities of homeland security.
Rati has over 20 years of experience in introduction of new technologies into telecommunication networks, leading innovations for new products and services, and managing global organizations across a variety of R&D, Systems Engineering, and Business Management functions.
Rati Joined Bell Labs in 1977, she holds a BS in Mathematics from Lucknow University, India and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.  She attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard University. Rati represents the U. S. on the International Scientific Committee for Telecommunications Networks Strategy and Planning, which supports the advancement of the network planning discipline worldwide through contributions from research and industry organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Andy Valdar, University College London, UK

Andy Valdar has had a wide ranging career in telecommunications, covering network planning, international standards, training, marketing and product management, advising on the network and technical aspects of regulation.  For the last ten years of his time in BT he was General Manger of network strategy and later technology strategy,    After 30 years working for BT, including three years on secondment to the United Nations in India, he joined University College London in 1999 as a visiting professor in telecommunications strategy.  His is currently academic director of a part-time MSc course in telecommunications business run for BT managers.
Andy’s other interests include his chairmanship of the Editorial Board of the Journal of The Communications Network and active participation in organising international telecommunication conferences.  He is also the author of two text books on telecommunications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited Keynote-, Plenary- and Hot Seat Speakers

   T. Murakami, NTT Corp., Japan

Murakami received the B.S. and M.S. in physics from Tokyo Institute
of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1979, 1981, respectively.
He joined Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratories, NTT in 1981.
He has been engaged in research and development of communication network architectures, and communication switching software.
Currently he is working on establishing of NTT’s next generation communication network architectures, and planning the overall research and development strategies toward NTT’s next generation communication networks.
He is Executive Research Engineer, NTT Service Integration Laboratories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Harris, BT Group, Singapore

Mr Tim Harris is a Programme Manager, Strategy for Group CTO Office.
Based in Singapore, Tim is responsible for a number of projects related
to the development and implementation of BT's innovation strategy.
Currently Tim is leading a programme to drive innovation based
collaborative relationships with BT's key customers and partners in the
Asia Pacific region.
Tim joined BT in 2004. Prior to joining BT, Tim was a management
consultant for a strategy consultancy advising multinationals and
governments on investing in emerging markets. Tim has an MBA from
Cranfield School of Management and has degrees in Law and Political
Science. He is also a qualified Barrister and Solicitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 M. Borgne, France Telecom, France

Michel Borgne received a doctor’s degree in « Signal and Information Processing » in 1983 from the University of Rennes, France.
In 1983, he joined the France Télécom research center (CNET) in Lannion, where he carried out research on high level modulation schemes, adaptive equalization and synchronization techniques for digital radio relay systems. He has published more than 10 communication or conference papers in this field and he has participated in cooperative technical activities within ITU.
In 1991, he moved to the « Access Network » division where he lead studies on optical point to multipoint systems for the connection of both residential and small business customers. At that time, he was involved in the SAMPAN project (FTTH ATM-PON system).
In 1997, he became responsible for the TAMARIS project. This project consists in experimental field trials which consider a multi-technology / multi-service platform for the delivery of both audiovisual and on-line services. This platform considers ADSL, FTTC and FTTH technologies for the connection of about 300 residential customers, schools and SMEs on the Lannion site.
He has been involved in European and International standardization bodies : ETSI and ITU-T regarding access network aspects. He also participated in DAVIC activities and European projects (EURESCOM: Boban).
From end 1997 to beginning 2003, he managed the team involved in FTTx / xDSL field trials and system evaluation for a broadband multi service offer ("Triple Play"). He participated in the FS-VDSL Committee where he represents FRANCE TELECOM in the Management Committee. 
He is author of more than 20 publications and conference papers dealing with system architecture for the local loop, xDSL and optical access networks.
He is now a FTR&D senior expert in the field of Multi Service for Broadband Access Networks and is also involved in prospective and innovative national (Cluster in Bretagne: " Images anytime, anywhere for everyone") and international projects (as an example, IST project "MUSE: Multi Service Access Everywhere"). These activities also conduct to contributions for standardization (like the DSL Forum).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A. Kapur, Alcatel, India

Anuj Kapur joined Alcatel in June 2005 as the Vice President & Head Sales – India. In his current role, he is responsible for Sales & Pre Sales for Alcatel’s Fixed Communications Group in the region, which includes all aspects of Triple Play like IPTV, NGN, IP Products, Transmission and Broadband Access Networks.
Anuj has been a part of the Indian Telecom Industry since 1995.
Prior to joining Alcatel, he spent two & a half years with Samsung India as the Country Head for Telecom Marketing and Infrastructure and was responsible for positioning the Samsung Brand in GSM and CDMA markets in the country.
He spent over 7 years in Motorola in various roles including Business Planning, Corporate Strategy, Business Development & Mobile Phone Sales.
Prior to joining Motorola, Anuj has spent 9 years with companies in the IT / Computer industry including HCL, PCL & Fujitsu ICIM.
Anuj studied at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi from where he has a MBA in Marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 O. Gordien, Alcatel, India

Olivier GORDIEN is graduated in 1997 from Telecom INT, one of the most important Telecommunication engineering school in France.
He joined Alcatel in 1997, in the Technical Department for Mobile communications, in charge of Integration & Validation for all IN based mobile applications and mobile networking. He worked in that respect for several Prepaid Mobile projects, both customer facing and internally to validate the overall solution and the technical platforms and software applications. After 2 years, he was responsible for all Prepaid Mobile applications Integration & Validation within Alcatel Mobile Communication Technical Department.
Then he joined in 2001 the Chief Technical Office (CTO) of Alcatel Carrier Networking Group. Alcatel CNG group was delivering at that time all product and solution portfolio for Carrier Service Providers, from Fixed networking solutions to Mobile networking solutions, including all value-added services & applications platforms (IN and IP based network solutions and enabling services platforms). His mission was the management of end-to-end technical studies to decide and promote and/or develop the  best solutions & products and the most suitable to market (external strategy through OEM, acquisition, internal product convergence, P&L studies …). The job was as well customer and industry facing, with involvement in external relationship with customers, with industry/financial analysts, in conferences ormain Telecom exhibitions.
In July 2003, Olivier moved to Alcatel Fixed Communication Group (FCG) to handle Marketing Solution support within EMAI. He manages form Marketing and Sales Support perspective, the overall solution and product portfolio Alcatel brings to the Fixed Service Provider market, from fixed voice networking to IP/MPLS end to end data networking solutions (Broadband Access solutions, ATM data networking, IP/MPLS data networks and Ethernet/GigE networking), including all the applications and services layer (IN based services, full range of Broadband Entertainment services including  TvoDSL and Managed Communication and VPN services for Corporate). In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director at the Marketing & Architect Solutions Direction for Fixed Service Providers solutions within Alcatel, covering France, Middle-East, Africa and India regions.
Since January 2006, Olivier has been appointed in India Asst Vice President, Head of Sales Support and Tendering activities, managing the technical activity for the fixed segment within the region. He is now based in Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A. Wahi, Alcatel, India

Anupam Wahi joined Alcatel – South Asia in July ‘2004 in Fixed Communications Group. In this role, he was responsible for Sales support activities of IP Products including Carrier grade MPLS based Service Routers (Core, Edge & Aggregation), Metro Ethernet Switches, ATM – Multi Service platform & Triple play delivery architecture.
Feb ‘2006 onwards he moved into Marketing & Business Development & in the new role he is responsible for leading the overall Business development activities of WiMAX in South Asia for Alcatel.
Anupam has been a part of the Indian Telecom Industry since 1999.
Prior to joining Alcatel, he has spent around 1 Year & Half with REACH (PCCW & Telstra company) & was responsible for leading the Sales support activities for South Asia.
He started his carrier with Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd, In his tenure of 3 Yrs & Half he was responsible for various Turn-key projects working in the Networks Integrations Group.
Anupam Wahi completed his Graduation in Electronics Engineering in 1999 from Pune University, where he ranked 9th at the University Level.
During his professional carrier, Anupam has received several awards for his exemplary & extra ordinary performances.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    P. Janeck, Hungarian Telekom, Hungary

Mr. Janeck (born in 1949) obtained engineering degrees in Düsseldorf and at the Berlin Technical University’s in communication and economics. He started his career at the German Post, he has been working in telecommunications since 1983. He worked in the headquarter of DT and T-Com, his tasks included network strategy, planning and roll-out. He has accumulated considerable international experience in this period, as well, apart from others, he had been in charge of the chief officer’s position responsible for the fixed line network of the Croatian Telecom (Hrvatski Telecom). Mr. Peter Janeck takes up the position of Matáv’s and later T-Com’s chief technical officer since July 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A. Antonopoulos, Business School, University of Budapest, Hungary and partner at Working Knowledge Consulting Company

Andreas Antonopoulos, Associate Professor and Chair of IT Management Department, CEU Business School
Andreas is an Associate Professor and Head of the IT Management Department at the CEU Business School and a Partner with the Telecoms consulting firm Working Knowledge. Andreas has over 14 years of experience in the IT and
Telecommunication industries with an in-depth technology and market knowledge. Andreas has worked in leading sector companies in the past such as RHK, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks and British Telecom. He has broad experience with network equipment and network services and strong insight of the dynamics of the IT and Telecommunication markets having had an extensive senior analyst and consulting background. He has published numerous technical and business papers, he is a frequent speaker or session chairman at major industry events, tradeshows and conferences, and also participates in EU Project Working Group meetings. Andreas is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at University College London from which he holds a PhD. He also holds an MBA degree from the IMC/Case Western Reserve (now CEU Business School).

 

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 A. Somma, Telecom Italia Mobile, Italy

MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scouting and partnership Vice President- Telecom Italia – Reporting to Business Innovation and Techinical Solution Senior Executive  Vice-President  April  04 to date
Scouting and supporting the creation of  New services and products, from conception, service requirements to technological assessment, able to grow the business in line with the strategic priorities; assessing and implementing technologies and platform to develop the fixed and mobile business. 
Key Activities:
-Identify and implement new technology opportunities  and products
-Generate, validate new product/service  ideas, and coordinate new technology  development
-Orchestrate partners’ ecosystem (device manufacturer, platform provider, application provider)
Main Achievements:
-New Technology  launch in 2006 achieved business targets– DVB-H trial and DVB-H commercial launch;

Business Development  Director Mobile Value added services and content portfolio – TIM – Reporting to Marketing Executive VP february 01 – april 2004

Key Activities:
-Definition and implementation of marketing strategies and plans
-Managing and coordinating the ecosystem of content partner, application provider and service provider
-Manage marketing team and all external partners ( incl. contract negotiations)
Main Achievements:
-New service launch: Imaging services, videosharing, music services; redefinition of TIM portal strategy
Business Strategy Senior Marketing Manager  –TIM- Reporting to Strategy and Planning Vice presiden September 1998 – february 2001

-Responsible of Strategic plan  for TIM mobile business including technology guidelines
Main Achievements:
-Defining and implementing a new planning process combining business strategies  and technology plans 

March 1995- September 1998,  in this period  I held a development management role AUNA Telecommunication Spain,  and a range of experience as product manager in telecommunication sector and junior consultant in Strategy and Business planning

EDUCATION

1994-1995Master in Business Administration (Stoà MBA, Italy -partnering with MIT Boston)
1992 Graduated with a first-class honours Telecommunication and Business Management  engineering degree from Federico II University in Naples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 M. Bass, Lucent Technologies, USA

Mark Bass is the Director of the Bell Laboratories Business Modeling Center. His Organization is a multidisciplinary team of consultants with technical, business analysis, operational, marketing, and analytical expertise. His Team works with service providers to examine their specific business and network issues and recommend solutions that meet their business objectives. They provide business support planning for the introduction of voice and data services, with an emphasis on revenue maximization for targeted market segments and strategic infrastructure investment to minimize risk. Mark's Team also applies its business modeling analysis, insights, and learnings in support of product house and Research technology and investment decisions.
Mark has more than 20 years of experience with Bell Laboratories, with previous assignments in Business Reengineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Transmission Systems Engineering, and Switching Systems Forecast Management. He graduated from Cornell University with both a Masters and Bachelors degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   S. Ahuja, Lucent Technologies, USA

Dr. Ahuja is currently Vice President of the Converged Networks and Services Research Laboratory and is leading and managing research in converged networks, services, speech recognition, text-to-speech coding techniques, video based communication and novel multimedia applications.  Dr. Ahuja is the research champion for IMS and Carrier Grade VoIP. He has given leading seminars and presentations on Voice on IP and Next generation networks based on IMS in New Zealand, France, Australia, Korea, Japan and USA. 
Sudhir R. Ahuja obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University in 1974 and 1977, respectively. His undergraduate education was at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where he received the President’s Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in 1972. He has been with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, from 1977 and continues to be with Bell Labs in Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill.
Dr. Ahuja is a member of IEEE and ACM and Sigma Xi. He has served as Chairman for the Multimedia Services and Terminals Committee of the IEEE Society, Area Editor for the IEEE Communications Committee and Editor for Transactions on Networking, a joint publication of IEEE and ACM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abhijit has 13 + years of Experience in the Information and Communication Technology Industry. Abhijit presently heads the marketing organization for BT in India and is responsible for driving BT’s brand as a networked IT services organizations within the IT services and the IT enabled services community in India. Abhijit leads a team that’s responsible for propositions marketing, industry and account marketing, and overall marketing initiatives to make BT India growth. An Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer by Education, Abhijit has worked both in IT and communication Industry in the areas of Technical consulting, Product Management, Business Development and Marketing.
Prior to joining BT  Abhijit spearheaded the platform strategy for Microsoft India where he was responsible for establishing the MS value proposition against Open source alternatives like Linux and open office. Abhijit Also worked for Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific looking after Business Development for Nonstop(erstwhile Tandem) servers, IBM India as a server specialist and Wipro Infotech as a Voice -Data Networking Consultant.
Abhijit has been a regular speaker in various industry forums and has been quoted by several Business and Technology media and magazines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 G. Young, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Teleservices, India

Greg Young holds the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TATA Teleservices Ltd., India, with responsibility for network operations, expansion, wireless technology and Value Added Services platforms. This includes the responsibility for the selection, acquisition and implementation of new technologies and platforms that translate into commercially viable products and services.
Tata Teleservices is part of the US$11.2 billion Tata Group, that has over 90 companies, more than 210,000 employees and in excess of 2.16 million shareholders. With an investment of over US $ 2 billion in Telecommunications, the Group has a formidable presence across the telecommunications value chain. Spearheading the Group’s presence in the telecoms sector, Tata Teleservices operates a nationwide CDMA 2000 network.
Prior to joining Tata in December 2004, Mr.Young worked for 11 years with Telstra Corporation, Australia – the leading supplier of telecommunications services to the Australian market – where he held various management roles across their wireless business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R. N. Padukone, Sr. Deputy Director General, Telecommunications Engg. Center, Govt. of India

Mr. R. N. Padukone, is Sr. Deputy Director General of the Telecommunications Engineering Center, in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for the Govt. of India. His organization is responsible for standardization and trials of new technology. It provides Generic Requirements, Interface Requirements, Service Requirements and specifications for telecom products, services, and networks.