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  • David Shing

    David Shing

    Digital Prophet

    David “Shingy” Shing is an Australian futurist, speaker, creative director, strategic digital consultant and entrepreneur. Known for his performative persona and his bold and polarizing moniker, the digital prophet, Shing is a multidimensional creative who specializes in advising clients about inventive and effective approaches to optimizing brand value within the digital landscape. Although a traditionally trained graphic designer, Shing has spent most of his adult life in the digital world, working for both large and small creative companies globally, while also coauthoring several technology-related patents. He recently served as Verizon Media’s digital prophet, and prior to that, as AOL’s European head of media and marketing.

  • Lars Schott

    Lars Schott

    Group Head of Revenue Management

    Cable & Wireless USA

    Lars Schott is Group Head of Revenue Management of Cable & Wireless Communications, an integrated telecommunications company focused on Latin America and the Caribbean Islands with 14 residential and 30 B2B markets (part of Liberty Latin America). Lars oversees transformation and operations of the company’s functions for Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management, Billing and Payment Operations.
    Lars is a proven senior leader and finance professional with a broad international background from the Telecommunication industry for over 20 years; coming from a technical background working with pioneers such as Ericsson and Telia Sonera, has given Lars valuable insight in the industry’s technical evolution and its ability to positively impact financial performance management.

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  • Sathya Weerasooriya

    Sathya Weerasooriya

    Director, Revenue Assurance and Usage Fraud Technology

    Comcast USA

    Sathya is an accomplished IT Architect with deep telecommunication network engineering and back office IT background. Worked for Telecommunication Vendors, Carriers and Consultants over the years in many parts of the world.

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  • Richard Kosche

    Richard Kosche

    Financial Director

    Entel

    Richar is responsible for the areas of Credit Risk, Collections, and Fraud at Entel.

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  • Alessandra Bomura

    Alessandra Bomura

    Former CIO Telefonica, GVT, Altan Redes

    Senior executive with over 25 years experience in Information Technology, Telecommunication, Customer Care with a track record of leading and successfully delivering digital transformation programs based on technology innovation, change management and strong partnership with business and support areas. Long-term strategic vision to take advantage of technologies to increase business competitiveness, enabling rapid growth and time-to-market. Focused on innovation, efficiency, high quality services, digital and analytcs. Strong leadership to build high-performance organizations with engaged employees.

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  • Alexandre Manela

    Alexandre Manela

    Roaming and Billing Senior Manager

    Oi Telecom

    Alexandre Manela is Roaming and Billing Senior Manager, at Oi Brazil. For 20 years he has been assigned to top management positions in consulting, retail and telecom companies. He has a MBA in management and telecommunications, post graduate degree in project management, degree in Economics and he is a speaker in SSC and BPO Summits.

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  • Álvaro Ribeiro

    Álvaro Ribeiro

    CTO Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management Business Unit

    WeDo Technologies

    Álvaro has more than 20 years of experience in the OSS/BSS industry. He joined WeDo Technologies 16 years ago, participated in its founding, worked as a Senior Manager of WeDo Solutions BU, leading many delivery projects in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Álvaro was the Vice President for Asia Pacific region since 2007, before his appointment as Vice President Professional Services on 2016 and recently as CTO Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management Business Unit.

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  • Amber Kerr

    Amber Kerr

    IT Applications Supervisor and CFCA Board Member

    Union Wireless

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  • Antonio Vanni

    Antonio Vanni

    VP, Executive Program Director

    Ericsson

    Antonio has over 20 years of professional achievements in diverse solutions/programs, customers and organizations in Latin America, Europe and North America.

    He also has more than 14 years in leadership roles of large and multidisciplinary cross-country organizations in the areas of technical solutions, training, consulting, systems integration, software development, business development and sales.

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  • Bernardo Lucas

    Bernardo Lucas

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Mobileum

    Bernardo Lucas is the Chief Marketing Officer of Mobileum. Prior to his current role, Bernardo worked at US based Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he led technology, media, telecommunications, retail and financial services consulting projects. He holds an MBA from INSEAD with distinction.

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  • Bobby Srinivasan

    Bobby Srinivasan

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mobileum

    Bobby Srinivasan is the CEO of Mobileum (formerly Roamware) and has been instrumental in transforming the company from a startup into a global leader in roaming and big data analytics.

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  • Carla Cardoso

    Carla Cardoso

    Advanced Analytics Manager

    WeDo Technologies

    Advanced Analytics Manager with over 17 years of experience in BI and Advanced Analytics projects. Her degrees in Statistics and Management make the perfect mix to response the day-to-day challenges in different business areas, such as Banking, Telco, Retail, etc. and  in different business objective like Discount Analytics, Sales Forecast or Fraud Prediction.

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  • Carlos Marques

    Carlos Marques

    Head of Product Marketing

    WeDo Technologies

    Joining WeDo Technologies in 2009, Carlos Marques previously held roles in marketing and sales for IT companies. Carlos is WeDo Technologies’ product marketing manager, the leader of the company product board - the “meeting point” for product & services strategy at WeDo Technologies. Carlos is also the person responsible for managing the product roadmap process in the company.

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  • Claire Reynolds

    Claire Reynolds

    Sr. Data Analyst, Risk Management

    Xfinity Mobile - ComCast USA

    Claire currently works to detect and prevent Subscription Fraud at Xfinity Mobile by building and implementing statistical models and rules that identify and mitigate fraudulent behavior.  Prior to joining the Xfinity Mobile Fraud team, Claire completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics at Villanova University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics at Loyola University Maryland.

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  • Glen Winn

    Glen Winn

    Head of Revenue Assurance and Fraud

    Virgin Media

    Glen has more than 23 years of experience in many aspects of broadcast and telecommunications fraud and revenue assurance. He has pioneered the use of software tools to analyze and investigate RA, Fraud and Risk Management across the organization. Glen is a regular speaker on both Fraud and Revenue Assurance issues and was a co-author of the fraud management yearbook.

  • Hans Eismann

    Hans Eismann

    VP Service Delivery North America

    WeDo Technologies

    Hans Eismann is Vice President of Service Delivery North America at WeDo Technologies. Based in the USA, Hans has a strong track record of managing technology projects on behalf of telcos in the region. His specialities include project management, team building, OSS/ BSS, PMP, and IPMA.

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  • Jim Bolzenius

    Jim Bolzenius

    Senior Director for Business Development

    WeDo Technologies

    Jim has 32 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry.  He spent 27 years working for GTE Telecom and Verizon Wireless.  While working for these Carrier Operators, Jim developed systems and managed national teams focused on Global Fraud prevention and detection, Revenue Assurance, Roaming Operations, and Margin Assurance.  Jim also has extensive Account Management and Product Management experience.

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  • Jimmy Flores

    Jimmy Flores

    Billing Manager

    Entel

    With 20+ years of experience in the telecomunications industries, Jimmy is the responsible of Billing at Entel Chile.  

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  • Kishore Vangipuram

    Kishore Vangipuram

    Chief of Roaming Business Unit

    Mobileum

    V.V.R. Kishore is responsible for all aspects of the roaming business for Mobileum. As a founding member, he contributed significantly to successful products like Short Codes, Smart Call Assistant, and Voice Mail Call Completion.

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  • Mafalda Póvoas

    Mafalda Póvoas

    Product Marketing Manager

    WeDo Technologies

    Mafalda is a product marketing manager at WeDo Technologies and has 10+ years of experience in IT and telecom. She is passionate about technology, marketing and digital strategy.

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  • Matthew Dodson

    Matthew Dodson

    Engagement Manager - Business Consulting and Analytics

    WeDo Technologies

    Matthew has +17 years experience in Consulting and Telecom industry including Fraud Management designing and implementing risk methodologies in more than 50+ operators worldwide, including Onboarding, Pre-activation, and Post-activation controls. Specializing in KPI analysis, ongoing monitoring, and remediation/prevention planning.

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  • Miguel Carrero

    Miguel Carrero

    SVP and GM, Security Business Unit

    Mobileum

    Miguel is responsible for leading and growing Mobileum’s security business and its portfolio of award-winning solutions.

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  • Nuno Fernandes

    Nuno Fernandes

    VP Sales

    Saphety

    Nuno has over 16 years of professional background oriented within the IT business development and consulting services for retail, telco & financial industries. Nuno joined Saphety’s team in 2009 and is now Vice-President of Sales (Electronic Bill Presentment & Data Synchronization).

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  • Parthiban Balasubramanian

    Parthiban Balasubramanian

    Product Owner - Telemetry

    TELUS Canada

    12+ yrs experience in Telecom, Information Media and Entertainment domains. 6+ years of experience in leading and driving technical teams from design phase till deployment phase.

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  • Pedro Fidalgo

    Pedro Fidalgo

    Senior Fraud and Security Specialist

    WeDo Technologies

    Pedro has over 20 years’ experience in Telecoms as an OSS/BSS manager in the areas of Billing, Interconnect, Mediation, Provisioning, Network Fault and Performance, Revenue Assurance and Fraud in Cable, Mobile and Fixed Telecom service providers.

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  • Pedro Sousa

    Pedro Sousa

    Sr. Director Delivery & Transformation

    Liberty Latin America, USA

    A dynamic and highly motivated professional with a proven track record on IT and Delivery Management. Result-oriented with excellent track record for delivering complex programs ensuring the business objectives are realized using different delivery methodologies.

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  • Ramses Peroza

    Ramses Peroza

    Business Consulting and Analytics

    WeDo Technologies

    +14 years experience in Consulting and Telecom industry. Revenue Assurance (RA) Consultant designing and implementing risk methodologies in more than 20 operators worldwide, including Control coverage assessment, Multilevel RA KPI definition, RA financial reporting, RA capability assessment, RA/FM Maturity assessment, etc.

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  • Raul Azevedo

    Raul Azevedo

    VP Product Development

    WeDo Technologies

    With professional experience in Telecommunications, Banking and Retail, Raul Azevedo re-joined Wedo Technologies in 2010 as Director of Product Development, responsible for WeDo’s product development, product management and research areas. Raul chaired the TM Forum’s Fraud Management Team between 2011 and 2015.

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  • Robin Harwani

    Robin Harwani

    Global Partner Telecom Segment Solutions Lead

    Amazon Web Services

    Robin is a Global Partner Solution Leader at Amazon Web Services responsible for pre-sales and delivery of IT and Cloud solutions for strategic telecom partners. He leads large cloud technology alliance engagements and practice development responsibility.

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  • Riaz Shaik

    Riaz Shaik

    Senior Director, Credit and Fraud Risk Management

    Charter Communications

    Risk Management and Analytics professional with 15+ years of experience in Financial Services. Strong track record in driving results leveraging analytics, global processes, technology with matrix organizations.

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  • Rui Paiva

    Rui Paiva

    Chief Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management Business Unit & CMSO

    WeDo Technologies

    Rui Paiva is Chief Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management Business Unit & CMSO 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.

  • Thomas Steagall

    Thomas Steagall

    Vice President North America

    WeDo Technologies

    Seasoned Executive with 18+ years of experience in the Telecom Industry, providing consulting services globally to Tier 1 companies. Specialized in Risk Management, Revenue Maximization, Asset Optimization and Operational Excellence. Very solid know-how on the entire IT/Cloud space - OSS/BSS/ Digital transformation journeys as well as on Business Process Management.

  • Tim Schwiers

    Tim Schwiers

    Product & Strategy

    Verizon

    Tim Schwiers is currently responsible for Verizon's Global Roaming portfolio. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Tim has honed his expertise and unique perspective through an array of product-focused leadership roles across multiple phases of the wireless and roaming ecosystem, from supplier to industry standards, small business owner to Tier One MNO.

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  • Tony Poulos

    Tony Poulos

    The Host

    Tony has a strong telecom 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.

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Agenda

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  • Thursday, September 26

  • Friday, September 27

  • 8:00 AM 9:00 AM

    Badge Pick-up

  • 9:00 AM 9:05 AM

    Welcome Words

    Thomas Steagall, Vice President North America, WeDo Technologies
    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 9:05 AM 9:30 AM

    WeDo Technologies' Vision and Strategy in a Fireside Chat

    Bobby Srinivasan, Chief Executive Officer, Mobileum
    Rui Paiva, Chief Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management Business Unit & CMSO, WeDo Technologies
    Bernardo Lucas, Chief Marketing Officer , Mobileum
    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM

    Assuring your Business with RAID Agile

    Parthiban Balasubramanian, Product Owner - Telemetry, TELUS Canada
    Sathya Weerasooriya, Director, Revenue Assurance and Usage Fraud Technology, Comcast USA
    Alessandra Bomura, Former CIO Telefonica, GVT, Altan Redes ,
    Pedro Sousa, Sr. Director Delivery & Transformation, Liberty Latin America, USA
    Hans Eismann, VP Service Delivery North America, WeDo Technologies
  • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM

    WeDo Technologies' Product Strategy Insights

    Álvaro Ribeiro, CTO Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management Business Unit, WeDo Technologies
  • 10:30 AM 11:30 AM

    Coffee-break + Product Demos

  • 11:30 AM 12:15 PM

    5G: A Transformation in Progress

    Antonio Vanni, VP, Executive Program Director, Ericsson
  • 12:15 PM 12:45 PM

    [Discussion Panel] Innovation in Business Assurance

    Lars Schott , Group Head of Revenue Management, Cable & Wireless USA
    Glen Winn, Head of Revenue Assurance and Fraud , Virgin Media
    Ramses Peroza, Business Consulting and Analytics, WeDo Technologies
  • 12:45 PM 2:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00 PM 2:30 PM

    Business Assurance in IoT and 5G

    Carlos Marques, Head of Product Marketing, WeDo Technologies
    Robin Harwani, Global Partner Telecom Segment Solutions Lead, Amazon Web Services
  • 2:30 PM 3:15 PM

    [Discussion Panel] Fraudsters Are Using ML/AI and So Should You

    Richard Kosche, Financial Director, Entel
    Riaz Shaik, Senior Director, Credit and Fraud Risk Management, Charter Communications
    Matthew Dodson, Engagement Manager - Business Consulting and Analytics, WeDo Technologies
  • 3:15 PM 3:45 PM

    Consulting & Analytics: Improving your Business Today, Enhancing it Tomorrow

    Thomas Steagall, Vice President North America, WeDo Technologies
    Carla Cardoso, Advanced Analytics Manager, WeDo Technologies
    Bernardo Lucas, Chief Marketing Officer , Mobileum
  • 3:45 PM 4:45 PM

    Coffee-break + Product Demos

  • 4:45 PM 5:30 PM

    [Discussion Panel] Roaming: New Opportunities and Strategies

    Kishore Vangipuram, Chief of Roaming Business Unit, Mobileum
    Alexandre Manela, Roaming and Billing Senior Manager , Oi Telecom
    Amber Kerr, IT Applications Supervisor and CFCA Board Member, Union Wireless
    Tim Schwiers, Product & Strategy, Verizon
    Tony Poulos, The Host,
  • 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

    Welcome Cocktail

  • 8:30 PM 1:00 AM

    Dinner & Social Gathering

  • 9:30 AM 9:50 AM

    How AI is Transforming Collections and Incentives Management

    Mafalda Póvoas, Product Marketing Manager, WeDo Technologies
  • 9:50 AM 10:10 AM

    Electronic Bill Presentment

    Nuno Fernandes, VP Sales, Saphety
    Jimmy Flores, Billing Manager, Entel
  • 10:10 AM 10:40 AM

    Using Signaling to Improve Fraud Detection

    Miguel Carrero, SVP and GM, Security Business Unit, Mobileum
    Pedro Fidalgo, Senior Fraud and Security Specialist, WeDo Technologies
  • 10:40 AM 11:10 AM

    [Live Stage Demo] How to Leverage Distributed Edge Clouds to Optimize Revenues

    Raul Azevedo, VP Product Development, WeDo Technologies
  • 11:10 AM 11:50 AM

    Coffee-break & Product Demos

  • 11:50 AM 12:20 PM

    [Discussion Panel] An End-to-End Approach to Subscription Fraud

    Jim Bolzenius, Senior Director for Business Development, WeDo Technologies
    Glen Winn, Head of Revenue Assurance and Fraud , Virgin Media
    Claire Reynolds, Sr. Data Analyst, Risk Management, Xfinity Mobile - ComCast USA
  • 12:20 PM 1:05 PM

    Is Imagination really more important than knowledge?

    David Shing, Digital Prophet,
  • 1:05 PM 1:10 PM

    Closing Words

    Thomas Steagall, Vice President North America, WeDo Technologies
  • 1:05 PM 2:30 PM

    Lunch

About the Venue

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Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire's Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach.

At Fontainebleau, striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience, perfect suited to held the WeDo Technologies User Group Americas.

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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