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SPEAKERS CONFIRMED

 (MORE TO BE CONFIRMED SOON)

 
Daniel Reyes
IZZI Telecom
Daniel Reyes
Revenue Assurance Deputy Director
IZZI Telecom
He has set up succesfully a Revenue Assurance and Fraud Prevention Department at Cablevisión México developing and implementing a general strategy, controls, policies, KPI’s and a business-technological model for Revenue Assurance and Fraud Protection.
 
Dave Darsh
This Way Up
Dave Darsh
Founder
This Way Up
In additional to his current active roles As Chairman and member of multiple Boards, Dave as a strategic business advisor has more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur and managing executive of technology companies. He mentors entrepreneurs and helps them develop business plans that accelerate revenue growth and/or external infusion of capital.
 
Eric Priezkalns
CommsRisk
Eric Priezkalns
Editor Chief
CommsRisk
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance, and is the editor of Commsrisk.com. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan.
 
João Resende
WeDo Technologies
João Resende
CTO
WeDo Technologies
Having joined WeDo Technologies in 2001, he previously spent four years at American Management Systems in various development and program management roles. João Resende leads the product development at WeDo Technologies. João Resende has over 15 years of experience in Software development and in Telecom industry.
 
Karl Whitelock
Stratecast Frost & Sullivan
Karl Whitelock
Director OSS BSS Strategy
Stratecast Frost & Sullivan
One of the original founders of Stratecast Partners, Karl established the OSS/BSS Competitive Strategies practice. He has managed executive-level relationships with a variety of communications industry companies. Many have sought his insights, especially for help with the product or marketing strategies that BSS/OSS suppliers must engage to meet the needs of industry change.
 
Rui Paiva
WeDo Technologies
Rui Paiva
CEO
WeDo Technologies
Rui Paiva is CEO and co-founder of WeDo Technologies. Prior to founding WeDo Technologies in 2001, Rui Paiva was System Information Director and Deputy of Optimus Communications’ Executive Committee. Before, he was Consultancy Director at HP Portugal, following a career at Telecel/Vodafone Portugal heading up the Infrastructure, Operations and Help Desk Department.
 
Tony Poulos
WeDo Technologies
Tony Poulos
Market Strategy Advisor
WeDo Technologies
Tony has strong telecoms BSS knowledge in billing, revenue assurance, managed services, payments and mobile content delivery. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in the telecom software industry.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

nadine dereza bw
Nadine Dereza is an experienced business presenter and accomplished interviewer and has presented for CNN, BBC, Sky TV, SABC, Simply Money, Summit TV and Associated Press. As London Markets Correspondent for the Financial Times and Summit TV, she was awarded 'Financial Journalist of the Year'.

Nadine has an in depth understanding of the whole business spectrum from entrepreneurs, SMEs, right through to FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations. She is highly experienced in business, finance, politics, eCommerce, sustainability, environment, eBusiness, economics, IT, banking, technology, pharmaceuticals, retail, oil & gas, education, apprenticeships, media and telecommunications.

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AGENDA

 Sessions for telecom operators only
8:00AM
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00AM
Revenue Assurance Training Session Fraud Management Training Session
10:30AM
Coffee-break and Product Demos on Demand
11:00AM
Revenue Assurance Training Session Fraud Management Training Session
12:30PM
Lunch and Product Demos on Demand
2:00PM
Welcome Words from WeDo Technologies
João Moita, Vice President Global Sales & Delivery, WeDo Technologies
Inês Ferreira, Europe Business Development Director, WeDo Technologies
2:20PM
Presenting WUG Member Challenges
Dave Darsch, Founder, The Way Up
Challenge #1
Assurance in a Digital Economy
3:50PM
Coffee-break and Product Demos on Demand
4:20PM

WUG Member Challenges
Challenge #2

Cyber and Applicational risks’ impact on Fraud

WUG Member Challenges
Challenge #3

Leveraging Analytics in Operations to Optimize Business

WUG Member Challenges
Challenge #4

Margin Assurance

WeDo Technologies Session
Big Data, Analytics and Process Automation
5:50PM
Product Demos on Demand
7:30PM
Dinner
Thursday, May 11 2017
8:00AM
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00AM
Welcome Words from the Master of Ceremonies
Nadine Dereza
9:05AM
WeDo Technologies Vision
Rui Paiva, CEO
9:25AM
Industry/Technology Trends
Speaker to be Confirmed
9:45AM
Digital Transformation / Digital Services ― Are the Margins Right?
Karl Whitelock, Director OSS BSS Strategy, Stratecast Frost & Sullivan
10:05AM
WeDo Technologies Product Strategy
João Resende, CTO, WeDo Technologies
Tony Poulos, Market Advisor, WeDo Technologies
10:25AM
Coffee-break and Product Demos on Demand
10:55AM
WeDo Technologies Product Roadmap
Raul Azevedo, Product Development Director, WeDo Technologies
Carlos Marques, Head of Product Marketing, WeDo Technologies
11:40AM
RAID.Cloud
Raul Azevedo, Product Development Director, WeDo Technologies
12:00PM
Digital Profile
Carlos Martins, Global UX Architect, WeDo Technologies
12:15PM
Test Event Generator
Paulo Cabrita, Global Program Manager, WeDo Technologies
12:30PM
Lunch and Product Demos on Demand
2:00PM
Risk Management
Eric Priezkalns, Editor Chief, CommsRisk
2:30PM
Digital Transformation at Entel
Ladislao Cortes Tobar, New Business Processes Manager, Entel Chile and Peru 
2:50PM
Customer/Partner Use Case
Speakers to be confirmed
3:30PM
Coffee-break and Product Demos on Demand
4:00PM

 WUG Member Challenges
Challenge #5

Software as a Service (SaaS) and Big Data/Hadoop

 WUG Member Challenges
Challenge #6

IoT Risk Management

 WUG Member Challenges
Challenge #7

Future Revenue Assurance

 WeDo Technologies Session
Big Data, Analytics and Process Automation
5:30PM
Product Demos on Demand
7:30PM
Dinner
Friday, May 12 2017
9:00AM
Welcome Coffee
9:30AM
Discussion Panel
Tony Poulos, Market Advisor, WeDo Technologies
Bernardo Lucas, CMO, WeDo Technologies
Miguel Moreira, VP of Alliances, WeDo Technologies
10:00AM
Customer Use Case
Speaker to be confirmed
10:20AM
Industry/Technology Trends
Speaker to be confirmed
10:40AM
Coffee-break and Product Demos on Demand
11:10AM
Customer Use Case
Speaker to be confirmed
11:30AM
Industry/Technology Trends
Speaker to be confirmed
11:50AM
WUG Member Challenges "Fireside chat"
(moderated by Tony Poulos)
Jeff Clark, Founder, 4G Partners
12:20PM
WUG Member Challenges Rap Up
David Darsch, Founder, The Way Up
12:50PM
Closing Words
Speaker to be confirmed
1:00PM
Lunch
2:30PM
Sightseeing in Lisbon
6:00PM
Free Time
7:30PM
Dinner
 

THE VENUE LOCATION IN 2017

With a unique location in the city of Lisbon, overlooking the Tagus River, the Myriad by SANA Hotels is an innovative and one of a kind hotel. 

With unparalleled views over the Tagus River and Parque das Nações, combined with a contemporary design and unique facilities, this hotel redefines the concept of luxury hotel. It's also equiped with a modern Conference and Event Centre, connected to the hotel by a covered aerial bridge, perfect suited to held the WeDo Technologies Worldwide User Group.

Address: Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque das Nações, Lisbon | View on Google Maps

More about the Hotel 
myriad01 0866 myriad03 0138 myriad08 0650

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 2016 EDITION
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WHAT DRIVES PEOPLE TO THE WORLDWIDE USER GROUP?

Watch the video with the highlights of the WeDo Technologies Worldwide User Group in 2016 that gathered more than 450 professionals, with more than 55 telecom operators represented from more than 45 countries, in Lisbon, Portugal between May 11-13, 2016.

See 2016 Highlights

OUR GUESTS SPEAK ABOUT THEIR WUGS EXPERIENCE

Hugo Martins Oi small
"Sharing Revenue Assurance Best Practices at WWUG15"
Hugo Martins, Oi Brazil
 
Omar Merouana Orascom small
"Looking Ahead to My Journey of Discovery at WeDo's User Group 2015"
Omar Merouane, Djezzy
 
WeDo Technologies WWUG14 Day21 1
"Insights From a First Time WWUG Attendee – Why We'll Be Back Next Year!"
Alex Roothman, Telus Canada



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Thomas Steagall - Ericsson
"Staying ahead of the curve at WeDo Technologies' Worldwide User Group"
Thomas Steagall, Ericsson North America
 
WeDo Technologies Tony Poulos
"My bags are packed!"
Tony Poulos, TM Forum
 
Welcome WWUG
"Attending WWUG Helped Form a Business Case for our Revenue Assurance Platform"
Scheherazadé Bokhari, Everything Everywhere


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WeDo Technologies Welcome WWUG
"Share and share alike at the WeDo Technologies' Worldwide User Group"
Mert Cadirci, Turkcell




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