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WeMeet-Europe-2019-256x256.png May 22-23 Cascais-Sintra

The Fifth Element of Risk

Handling new business risks together

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Why should you attend?

  • Learn how 5G will disrupt the current telecom business model
  • Relevant industry case studies will bring you new perspectives to your business challenges
  • Major telecom experts will share their knowledge about new technologies and industry trends

Speakers

  • Álvaro Ribeiro

    Álvaro Ribeiro

    CTO

    WeDo Technologies

    Álvaro has more than 20 years of experience in the OSS/BSS industry. He joined WeDo 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 Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Product Development and Support as well.

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  • Andreas Manolis

    Andreas Manolis

    Group Head of Strategy and Risk

    BT Group

    Andreas is the Group Head of Strategy and Risk for BT Revenue Assurance. Prior to joining BT, Andreas was the Head of Revenue Assurance & Fraud at mobile operator EE. He is a former Board Director of the Telecommunications UK Fraud Forum and the Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum.

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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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  • Benjamim Ferreira

    Benjamim Ferreira

    Roaming SME & Senior Consultant

    WeDo Technologies

    Benjamim Ferreira is WeDo Roaming SME & Senior Consultant and Project Manager of Roaming and Business Assurance projects. Prior to WeDo, Benjamim worked for key CSPs and IT Integrators & Vendor multi-national companies, like Hewlett Packard, Vodafone Group and Altice. Benjamim has a holistic experience on a software full cycle perspective, working for different sectors with telecommunication focus. From business development and pre-sales, to manage complex and multi-disciplinary projects and programs, covering also all delivery phases.

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  • Bernardo Lucas

    Bernardo Lucas

    Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

    WeDo Technologies

    Bernardo Lucas is WeDo Technologies Chief Marketing and Stratefy Officer. Previously, Bernardo worked as a project lead 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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  • 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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  • Carlos Martins

    Carlos Martins

    RAID Cloud Product Owner

    WeDo Technologies

    Carlos Martins is a software engineer and a certified Usability professional that joined WeDo to help redesign the RAID’s UX. Carlos has more than 14 years of experience on the development and architecture of rich internet applications. More recently focused on the RAID.Cloud solution to build hassle-free software as a service solutions that help Telcos fighting Fraud.

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  • Cláudia Calado

    Cláudia Calado

    Advanced Analytics Manager

    WeDo Technologies

    Advanced Analytics Manager with over 20 years of experience in BI and Advanced Analytics projects mainly in Banking and Telco. She is specialized in applying machine learning techniques to address all sort of business challenges, like Churn prediction, behavior segmentation, fraud profiling, as long as the data exist.

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  • Gábor Tóth

    Gábor Tóth

    Process & System Development Manager

    Vodafone Hungary

    Gábor Tóth have been working in Vodafone Hungary for the past 8 years and he is currently the Process and System Development Manager for the Enterprise Commercial and Sales Operation department.

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  • Gal Kimel

    Gal Kimel

    Partner Segment Lead

    Amazon Web Services

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  • James Veitch

    James Veitch

    Comedian, Tech Influencer

    Responsible for the fastest ever TED Talk to reach over ten million views in the history of TED, UK comedian, musician and writer James Veitch has become renowned for his unashamedly nerdy and hilarious digital content.
    A former Apple Store Genius, Veitch’s comedy is high-tech: picking apart, parodying (and pranking) the fast-advancing and perplexing technology we live with. His live shows have explored technology, retrogaming, and finding love through troubleshooting theory. He had sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe
    in 2014, 2015 and at Soho Theatre in 2016 with his first three shows, Dot Con, Game Face and Genius Bar and has written and performed two viral hit seasons of his show Scamalot with Mashable. He’s performed across the UK, the U.S. and Scandinavia and his best selling book, Dot Con, based upon the show, was published in 2015. He is currently at work on more geeky comedy about life, love and enabling bluetooth. He lives in London with his full body pillow.

  • Jean-Marc Barret

    Jean-Marc Barret

    Head of Skill Center of RA & Fraud

    Orange Group

    Jean-Mac has worked in Orange group for more than 18 years and he's currently in charge of the skill center of Revenue assurance and Fraud.

  • Josie Harty

    Josie Harty

    Fraud & Revenue Assurance System Optimisation Manager

    Virgin Media UK

    Josie has more than four years’ experience in many aspects of Fraud and Revenue Assurance. She leads a specialist team responsible for the delivery of F&RA process and system optimisation initiatives across Virgin Media’s UK and Irish business.

    Prior to joining the fraud and revenue assurance team, Josie worked in Virgin Media’s customer division.

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  • Kishore Vangipuram

    Kishore Vangipuram

    SVP Roaming Business Unit

    Mobileum

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  • Mange Kumarasamy

    Mange Kumarasamy

    Telemetry CMO

    Telus Canada

    Mange Kumarasamy is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Telemetry Team at TELUS.  He leverages a broad network of relationships inside TELUS and has a deep background in business, technology, communications and IT focused organizations.  As a Telecom Specialist he has 20+ years of experience in Sales, IT, Product Development and Engineering.

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  • Mircea Petrescu

    Mircea Petrescu

    Carrier Services, Revenue Assurance and Fraud Senior Manager

    MTN Cyprus

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  • Nicolas Esquirol

    Nicolas Esquirol

    Software Engineer

    Orange Group

    Nicolas currently is working at Orange Fraud and Revenue Assurance Skill Center.

  • Nixon Wampamba

    Nixon Wampamba

    General Manager Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management

    MTN Group

    An engaging, functional specialist with a career focusing on revenue assurance, risk management and related technology systems and processes. Nixon built his global, professional experience as an expert advisor in the telecommunications industry in multi-national organisations such as Telefonica, T-Mobile, Bharti Group, Ericsson and MTN. Culturally agile, Nixon has lived and worked across Africa, the UK, North and South America working with and leading specialist teams. Currently Nixon is the General Manager at MTN Group looking after all RAFM Technology and the Shared service hub with oversight across 22 MTN Operations.

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  • Nuno Fernandes

    Nuno Fernandes

    Head of International Business Development

    Saphety

    Nuno has over 14 years of professional background oriented within the IT business development and consulting services for retail, telco and banking & financial industries. In 2004, was invited to join the Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services department merging IT know-how with an auditor perspective. Since October 2016 is globally responsible for all International business development at Saphety.

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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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  • Prisciliano Quintanilla

    Prisciliano Quintanilla

    CIO

    7-Eleven Mexico

    Prisciliano Quintanilla performs CIO role at 7-Eleven México convenience stores and Petro-7 service stations since 2007. Mr. Quintanilla is responsible for overseeing the operation, performance, vision and transformation of information technology and telecommunications of both companies; participating actively on strategic planning process.

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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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  • Rui Horta

    Rui Horta

    Head of Fraud and Security Department

    Unitel

    At Unitel (Angola), Rui leads the team responsible for detection, investigation and report of all sorts of Internal or External Fraud and Security Incidents, and advises the company on main fraud and security risks and provides guidance for prevention and control, among other responsibilities.

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  • Rui Paiva

    Rui Paiva

    Chief Executive Officer

    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.

  • Selman Demirel

    Selman Demirel

    Software Engineer

    Turkcell

    Selman is a Software Engineer with over 7 years of experience in Telecommunication Industry. He has been working in Turkcell as Revenue Assurance Developer for the last two years and took active role in Turkcell RAID 8 upgrade and Billing Verification Integration.

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  • 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.

  • Tony Poulos

    Tony Poulos

    Market Strategy Advisor

    WeDo Technologies

    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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  • Valeska Doria Medina

    Valeska Doria Medina

    Sub Manager of Revenue Assurance and Fraud

    Viva Bolivia

    Valeska leads a team of specialists and analysts responsible for the control, monitoring and optimization of platforms for the prevention of fraud and risk mitigation of the company in Bolivia.

    Valeska has an experience of more than 7 years in Telecommunications, by profession Engineer with several courses in risk, fraud and revenue assurance, as well as a master's degree in business and finance.

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Agenda

  • Wednesday, May 22

  • Thursday, May 23

  • 8:00 AM 9:00 AM

    Badge Pick-up

  • 9:00 AM 9:05 AM

    Welcome Words

    5G Room

    Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor, WeDo Technologies
  • 9:05 AM 9:30 AM

    WeDo Technologies' Vision and Strategy in a Fireside Chat

    5G Room

    Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor, WeDo Technologies
    Rui Paiva, Chief Executive Officer, WeDo Technologies
    Bernardo Lucas, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer , WeDo Technologies
  • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM

    Intelligent Assurance using Advanced Analytics – IOT & 5G Ready

    5G Room

    Andreas Manolis, Group Head of Strategy and Risk, BT Group
  • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM

    WeDo Technologies' Product Strategy Insights

    5G Room

    Álvaro Ribeiro, CTO, WeDo Technologies
  • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM

    [Discussion Panel] The Fifth Element of Risk

    5G Room

    Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor, WeDo Technologies
    Mange Kumarasamy, Telemetry CMO, Telus Canada
    Antonio Vanni, VP, Executive Program Director, Ericsson
    Carlos Marques, Head of Product Marketing, WeDo Technologies
  • 10:50 AM 11:40 AM

    Coffee-break + Product Demos

    • 11:40 AM 12:40 PM

      [Breakout Session] The Business Element of Risk

      Securing the shareholder's reputation with RAID

      5G Room

      Valeska Doria Medina, Sub Manager of Revenue Assurance and Fraud, Viva Bolivia
    • AI Based Fraud Detection - A Bypass MTR Use Case

      Raul Azevedo, VP Product Development, WeDo Technologies
    • 11:40 AM 12:40 PM

      [Breakout Session] The Revenue Element of Risk

      Turkcell Billing Verification Journey

      Risk Management Room

      Selman Demirel, Software Engineer, Turkcell
    • Electronic Bill Presentment

      Gábor Tóth, Process & System Development Manager, Vodafone Hungary
      Nuno Fernandes, Head of International Business Development, Saphety
  • 11:50 AM 12:50 PM

    Media Roundtable

    (exclusive session for Press)

    Media Room

  • 12:40 PM 2:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00 PM 2:45 PM

    Dot Con

    5G Room

    James Veitch, Comedian, Tech Influencer,
  • 2:45 PM 3:15 PM

    Group Deployment Model for an Integrated Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management Solution

    5G Room

    Nixon Wampamba, General Manager Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management, MTN Group
  • 3:15 PM 3:45 PM

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

    5G Room

    Thomas Steagall, Vice President North America, WeDo Technologies
    Cláudia Calado, Advanced Analytics Manager, WeDo Technologies
    Bernardo Lucas, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer , WeDo Technologies
  • 3:45 PM 4:45 PM

    Coffee-break + Product Demos

  • 4:45 PM 5:30 PM

    [Discussion Panel] Leveraging AI/ML to Overcome Subscription Fraud

    5G Room

    Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor, WeDo Technologies
    Josie Harty, Fraud & Revenue Assurance System Optimisation Manager, Virgin Media UK
    Parthiban Balasubramanian, Product Owner - Telemetry, Telus Canada
    Prisciliano Quintanilla, CIO, 7-Eleven Mexico
    Rui Horta, Head of Fraud and Security Department, Unitel
    Carlos Martins, RAID Cloud Product Owner, WeDo Technologies
  • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

    Welcome Cocktail

    (boat sightseeing tour from Cascais to Lisbon)

  • 8:30 PM 2:00 AM

    Dinner & Social Gathering

    PAP'AÇORDA RESTAURANT + RIVE-ROUGE

  • 9:30 AM 9:50 AM

    Risk Management in the IoT Value Chain

    5G Room

    Carlos Marques, Head of Product Marketing, WeDo Technologies
  • 9:50 AM 10:10 AM

    RAID 8.1 Evaluation

    5G Room

    Jean-Marc Barret, Head of Skill Center of RA & Fraud, Orange Group
    Nicolas Esquirol, Software Engineer, Orange Group
  • 10:10 AM 10:50 AM

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

    5G Room

    Carlos Martins, RAID Cloud Product Owner, WeDo Technologies
    Gal Kimel, Partner Segment Lead, Amazon Web Services
  • 10:50 AM 11:50 AM

    Coffee-break & Product Demos

  • 11:50 AM 12:20 PM

    Regain control over your Roaming Business

    5G Room

    Mircea Petrescu, Carrier Services, Revenue Assurance and Fraud Senior Manager, MTN Cyprus
  • 12:20 PM 12:50 PM

    [Discussion Panel] Roaming Crossroads: Emerging Challenges and Avenues Going Forward

    5G Room

    Tony Poulos, Market Strategy Advisor, WeDo Technologies
    Mircea Petrescu, Carrier Services, Revenue Assurance and Fraud Senior Manager, MTN Cyprus
    Kishore Vangipuram, SVP Roaming Business Unit, Mobileum
    Benjamim Ferreira, Roaming SME & Senior Consultant, WeDo Technologies
  • 12:50 PM 1:00 PM

    Closing Words

    5G Room

    Rui Paiva, Chief Executive Officer, WeDo Technologies
  • 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

    Lunch

About the Venue

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The Oitavos represents the pinnacle of contemporary design and innovation. Located on the coastline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and on the fringe of the Sintra National Park, only 5 minutes from the town of Cascais and the famous Guincho beach.

Address

The Oitavos
Rua de Oitavos
Quinta da Marinha
2750-374 Cascais
Portugal


View it on Google Maps

Directions

- Lisbon International Airport (LIS): 40 Km (35 min by car)

- Cascais center: 5 Km (10 minutes by car)

- Sintra center: 20 Km (25 minutes by car)

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