Panelists include: Johanne Mayer, Director of Communications for Alcatel-Lucent's System & Application Integration (SAI); Atul Chopra, COO, Tecnotree; Mathew Mason, Senior Director Billing & Collections, dU, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co; Sanjay Mewada, Vice President, Strategy, NetCracker; and Rick Centeno, Global Head of Charging, Billing and Care at Nokia Siemens Networks. Moderator: Greg Jacobsen, VP & Global Head, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, CapGemini.
OSS/BSS World Summit is a world-class, exclusive summit, delivering independent and objective thought-leadership for the C-suite within the telecoms industry globally.
Held in London, it lays the roadmap for the year ahead in terms of strategy, innovation and investment for the OSS/BSS sectors of telecoms with visionary keynotes from top executives representing AT&T, BT, Verizon, Vodafone, and more.
Onur Bilgi has 14 years of work experience in IT and telecoms. He has worked for ABN Amro Bank, JD Edwards and Industrial Development Bank of Turkey before joining Turkcell in 2003. He is the manager of Demand & Portfolio Management Group since May 2007. He has worked extensively on the setup phase of Turkcell Project Management Office. His group is responsible for providing a focal point for the discipline of demand and project management, maintaining ICT project portfolio, tracking and reporting of projects against time, budget and milestones. He is a PMP since 2005.
Rick Centeno is Global Head of Charging, Billing and Care at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Tecnotree COO & President, Atul Chopra, leads a global telecom conglomerate that has cutting edge answers for the exceptionally competitive global telecom markets. The impressively qualified Chopra (he holds a B.Com Honours and a degree in law from the prestigious University of Delhi), has the unmistakable earnestness about him that characterises men of entrepreneurial vision. The dynamic 46-year-old, Atul Chopra, is a chartered accountant and a lawyer. Following up on his interest in the GSM arena, he made his first acquisition in the year 2000, when he took over a small â€˜boutiqueâ€™ venture that had the core and the domain he wanted, thus, marking the beginning of the phenomenal birth and growth of Lifetree Convergence Limited.
Four years later, Chopraâ€™s small venture burgeoned under his diligent and savvy guidance to become the dominant player in the market. Chopraâ€™s involvement with Tecnotree started when Lifetree merged with Tecnomen, early this year, to become Tecnotree. Chopraâ€™s incisive leadership, his deep understanding of the telecom markets and his clarity of vision comes to the fore when he says that in the coming five years he wishes for Tecnotree to become â€œthe partner of choice for all customers, making available the right kind of products and solutions, providing real time information that can give the cutting edge that an agile service provider of today requires to excel in his geographies.â€
Mr. Jacobsen, Group Sector Leader - Telecom, Media & Entertainment, an industry practice of Capgemini, is a senior executive with 25 years of diverse experience in telecommunications, information technology and software. He currently leads Capgemini's global TME practice of over 4,000 business and technology consultants and almost $1.2B in worldwide sales.
His career spans consulting, outsourcing, systems integration, sales, marketing and executive management. A three-time CEO, he is an entrepreneur, having founded two successful firms, and has worked within large corporations such as EDS and MCI.
Slobodan Keseljevic is Head of BSS/OSS at Telekom Austria. Keseljevic is responsible for all Telekom Austria's BSS/OSS topics, including strategic planning. His department consists of development, operation and project management teams. With his extensive IT and telecommunication experience, Keseljevic performs a leading role in transformation process towards next generation BSS/OSS.
Keseljevic joined Telekom Austria in January 2009. Prior to his current role, Keseljevic served at Mobilkom Austria for nine years as a Billing Project Manager and Head of CRM. Keseljevic holds an MA from the Technology University of Vienna, and has a postgraduate education in Software Engineering â€“ from the Architecture and Technology School in Bern Switzerland.
Matthew Mason is currently the Senor Director of Billing Payments and Collections at du based in Dubai and has been with the company for four years. Mason has been involved in the telecommunications industry for over 19 years working on the vendor and carrier sides of the business for 15 Carriers in 10 countries. During his carrier he has covered all aspects of revenue management systems implementation, integration and business operations.
Late nineties Mason formed Finer Solutions as the Managing Director and worked on numerous implementations as a Systems Integrator and Program/Project Director with ICL/Fujitsu Consulting. He was responsible for implementation of CRM, Billing, Mediation systems and process re-engineering projects with PLDT, SMART and Globe Telecom in the Philippines, Global One/France Telecom, BT Wholesale, BT Cellnet, NTL, Energis and Aduronet in the United Kingdom and Maxitel in Portugal. In 2002 he returned to Australia as IT Group Manager - Customer Management with Telstra..