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Thank You to all Attendees for a Great Conference!

Location: Washington DC, USA
Venue: Westin Georgetown Hotel
Start Date: 2015-10-01
End Date: 2015-10-02
Participation: Organization
From managing new partnerships and regulatory landscapes to optimizing revenue and staying ahead of current fraud issues, Revenue Assurance and Fraud Prevention teams have a growing list of challenges and need a place to share experiences and learn industry best practices with their peers and other industry experts.

WeDo Technologies' Conference, Washington D.C. 2015 (#WDCWDC15), held in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C. was a wonderful opportunity to:

  • Learn what industry experts are saying about future challenges and concerns in ensuring best practices in today’s quickly changing market.
  • Share tips, tricks and case study examples with your peers.
  • See the latest WeDo Technologies' products in action.
  • Network with other industry professionals and partners.





Tony Poulos
Why should you attend this conference?

"As we venture increasingly into an all digital world the risks associated with running any business online, utilizing cloud services and working with partners in expanded ecosystems is going to bring increased risks of revenue leakage and fraudulent activity.

Understanding the risks and how to mitigate them are the first critical steps in assuring business in this rapidly changing world."
Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor 




Robert Strickland is the Co-Founder of Digital Nexus. Prior to his current position, Rob was CTO at Leap Wireless and CIO and Senior Vice-President of T-Mobile USA from December 2006 through March 2010. As such, Rob was responsible for an operation that supported 33.8M wireless subscribers in North America.

Before joining T-Mobile USA, Rob served as Senior Vice-President and CIO at Echostar Communications Corporation; President and COO of Silas Technology Holdings; CEO of Xperts; CIO of Teradyne and many others.




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Adam Panagia has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in the areas of billing operations, revenue assurance and fraud management. He is frequently invited to speak and present at various industry and law enforcement forums and educational seminars.

As director at AT&T's Global Fraud Management Organization he is responsible for safeguarding the assets of AT&T through prevention, detection and deterrence of fraudulent activity perpetrated against AT&T and its customers. He currently sits on the Communications Fraud Control Association Board of Directors and has held that position since 2003.


Network Data Assurance at Telus, Canada
Alex Rootham | Telus
Service Enablement Architecture Manager

US Cellular
Taking Revenue Assurance to the Next Level at US Cellular
Diane Matulis | US Cellular
Director Billing Control Services

UPC Liberty
Fraud Management and Revenue Assurance at a Pan-European MVNO
Ioana Medelete | UPC Liberty
Quality & Revenue Assurance Analyst

US profile
Traffic Analytics and Fraud Prevention at a Tier 1 USA Carrier
Hans Eismann | WeDo Technologies
VP Delivery NAC

TNS Transaction Network Services
Stopping Roaming Fraud
Jim Bolzenius | TNS
Head of Anti-Fraud Services


CSP and MSO Business Assurance Challenges and Opportunities

Moderated by Tony Poulos

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Thomas Steagall
Head of Business Consulting

brian silvestri
Brian Silvestri
SilverEcho Consulting

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David Fiala
U.S. Cellular
Director of Telecom Expense, Analytics, and Number Management



Thursday, October 1 2015
8:30AM - 9:30AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Served
Washington Ballroom Foyer
9:30AM - 9:40AM Welcome Words from the Master of Ceremonies
Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor
José Xavier, Executive Vice President for North America & Caribbean at WeDo Technologies
9:40AM - 10:00AM WeDo Technologies & Enterprise Business Assurance, Vision and Strategy
Rui Paiva, CEO of WeDo Technologies
10:00AM - 10:45AM

Ahead of the Curve

Robert Strickland, Co-Founder Digital Nexus

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Coffee-break and Networking Opportunities

11:00AM - 11:25AM

Customer Case Study and Q&A
Network Data Assurance at Telus, Canada

Alex Rootham, Service Enablement Architecture Manager at Telus

11:25AM - 11:50PM

Customer Case Study and Q&A
Taking Revenue Assurance to the Next Level at US Cellular

Diane Matulis, Director Billing Control Services at US Cellular

11:50PM - 12:30PM Discussion Panel
CSP and MSO Business Assurance Challenges and Opportunities

(Moderated by Tony Poulos)

Thomas Steagall, Head of Business Consulting at Ericsson
Brian Silvestri, Founder of SilverEcho Consulting
David Fiala, Director of Telecom Expense, Analytics, and Number Management at US Cellular

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

2:00PM - 2:20PM Digital Transformation with Enterprise Business Assurance

João Resende, CTO at WeDo Technologies

2:20PM - 2:50PM

Customer Case Study and Q&A
Fraud Management and Revenue Assurance at a Pan-European MVNO

Ioana Medelete, Quality & Revenue Assurance Analyst at UPC Liberty

2:50PM - 3:10PM

Customer Case Study and Q&A
Traffic Analytics and Fraud Prevention at a Tier 1 USA Carrier

Hans Eismann, VP Delivery NAC at WeDo Technologies

3:10PM - 3:30PM

Coffee-break and Networking Opportunities

3:30PM - 4:15PM

Telecom Fraud Challenges and Trends in the USA

Adam Panagia, Director at AT&T Global Fraud Management Organization - Network and Fraud Investigations/ CFO of Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA)

4:15PM - 4:45PM

Customer Case Study
Stopping Roaming Fraud

Jim Bolzenius, Head of Anti-Fraud Services at TNS

4:45PM - 5:30PM

Discussion Panel
What is Top Management really looking to assure in their business

(Moderated by Tony Poulos)

Tom Weber, VP Financial and Real Estate Services at U.S. Cellular
Peter Coulter, Fraud Management Director at AT&T
David Huras, President of CFCA

6:00PM Meet in the Hotel Lobby
6:00PM - 6:30PM Shuttle transport to Sequoia Restaurant
6:30PM - 7:15PM

Cocktails by the Georgetown Waterfront
Sequoia Restaurant

7:15PM - 8:45PM


9:00PM - 10:30PM

Monuments by Moonlight River Cruise & Jazz
From Sequoia Restaurant Pier

10:30PM - 11:00PM Shuttle transport back to the Hotel
Friday, October 2 2015

8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast & Networking  
9:00AM - 10:30AM Product Demos and Networking Opportunities
(Request the demos you want to attend in the registration form)
10:30AM - 11:00AM

Breakout Session

How to Find the Missing Spots that Drive Customer Loyalty, Profitability and Sustainable Growth?

Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Discussion Panel
How to Identify Customers You Want to Keep

(Moderated by Tony Poulos)

Luís Rodeia, Product Manager at WeDo Technologies
Robert Strickland, Co-Founder Digital Nexus

11:30AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Networking  


The conference will be held in Washington D.C. at The Westin Georgetown Hotel, located in the stylish West End district of the nation's capital. The Westin Georgetown Hotel combines elegant accomodations with state-of-the-art amenities.

It meets the highest service and quality standards to make the WeDo Technologies Conference in Washington D.C. experience a blend of fulfilment and uniqueness.

More about the Hotel 
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Our guests enjoyed a travel along Washington's waterfront with stunning views of the capital's famous landmarks and monuments in a private cruise.
WDC Cruise
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