This is WeMeet Americas 2022 – this year under the theme “Operating the Next Generation Network” where we were discussing how carriers can meet the challenges and opportunities brought by 5G rollouts, IoT expansion, VoLTE adoption and growing Cyber threats. The event took place on June 1-2, 2022 in Miami.
Check out the video recordings from WeMeet Americas 2022 (exclusive content for attendees).
Adeep has over 15 years’ experience in the Roaming Industry and is presently the Commercial Roaming Manager for Europe with MTN GlobalConnect (+4 years). Previously, Adeep was with MTN South Africa both on the Technical and Commercial side, working on core development and strategies, operational verticals leading diverse teams from technical, operations and commercial. Adeep has spent most of his tenure (20) within the Roaming Industry and brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge, culminating as a recipient of the “2022 ROCCO 100 TOP 25” most influential people in the industry awards gala event held in Malaga, May 2022. Adeep is a devoted family man, trying to balance his studies, work, and personal time, especially given he has triplets. He is an avid football supporter and plays with both his teenage boys on a social level at least twice a week. He holds a Post Grad (Cum Laude) in Business Management and just completed his MBA (Cum Laude) in his dissertation on the BlockChain, focusing on the Wholesale Roaming Settlements using Smart Contracts.
Adrian has worked within the mobile telecommunications sector for almost 20 years, starting out on the vendor side delivering services to carriers in more than 20 countries related to revenue and provisioning processes. Adrian now works at T-Mobile as Senior Manager, Revenue Assurance, with key focus areas including controls for network abuse, switch-to-bill and provisioning. Adrian was elected to the Board of Directors for the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) in 2021 and co-chairs the association’s Membership Committee.
Allwyn Sequeira is currently CEO and founder of Highway9 Networks, a Silicon Valley startup focused on 5G Edge Cloud offerings.
Prior, Sequeira spent 12 years in leadership roles at VMware, including as SVP/GM on CEO Pat Gelsinger’s Estaff. At VMware, Sequeira led the creation of the multi-billion$ network and security virtualization platform NSX, led the creation of the world’s first 5G cloud platform, and ran VMware’s hybrid cloud.
Prior, Sequeira was CTO & SVP Products at security virtualization company Bluelane, which was acquired by VMware in 2008. From 2000, Sequeira was EVP/CTO and Board member at internet route control company netVMG, acquired by InterNap in 2004.
From 1993, Sequeira was founder, EVP Products & CTO, and Board member at data/video/voice networking company First Virtual Communications, which had a successful IPO in 1998.
Sequeira holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Amanveer Singh is a Senior Solutions Architect (Telco Analytics & BSS) based in Toronto. Amanveer is the industry leader with more than 15 years of experience in telecom sector, he has contributed to multiple industry standards and has published numerous AWS blogs. Amanveer helps AWS customers and partners around the world identify the right cloud transformation strategy based on industry trends, their organizational priorities, and enables them to build industry leading solutions.
Bernardo Lucas is Mobileum’s Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, where he is responsible for strategy and positioning, product marketing, corporate marketing and sales development. Since joining Mobileum, Bernardo led several functions within Marketing & Strategy, having also led the company's Risk Management Business Unit.
Bernardo has a wide experience working with Investment firms and Private Equity companies in growth programs and operational transformations. In the past, he held the position of Operating Partner, while working at Sonae Investment Management, and was the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for WeDo Technologies.
Bernardo started his career at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a core member of the Strategy and Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Practice Areas. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD with Honors.
Carlos Marques is the Head of Product Management for telecom risk products. In past. Based in Portugal, Carlos joined leading RAFM vendor WeDo Technologies in 2009, and after 10 years in product marketing took the ownership of Mobileum’s risk product management after the acquisition of WeDo. Prior to working for WeDo, Carlos held marketing and sales roles for various IT companies.
Carlos Martins is the Head Of Engineering at Mobileum Risk BU. Having joined the company to build a UX strategy in 2012, Carlos has more than 16 years of experience in the development and architecture of rich internet applications and SaaS products. Currently, and leveraging its extended technology knowledge, Carlos is leading the transformation project of evolving the company product portfolio ready for public, private, and edge cloud architectures, leveraging the latest AI/ML enhancements towards a full 5G support.
Deep Basu is a results-driven, pragmatic business and tech leader with over 25 years of solid experience in Technology - specializing in telecom and fintech. Deep is the SVP of Roaming & Core Network Core Solutions for Mobileum and he has been assuming different roles within Mobileum for the past +15 years, since it was founded as Roamware. Deep previously has worked for SoftPlus, InfoGain and Oracle.
A Senior Technology professional and Entrepreneur with +25 years in Information Technology and Operations, of which 18 years have been as Senior/Executive Management in the Corporate environment and eight (8) years as the founder/CTO of Bay Shore Management Services Limited. A varied background with vast business exposure including Financial Services, Insurance, Government, Hospitality, and Telecommunications having worked in over 12 countries. As an Entrepreneur, Bay Shore works with Companies of all sizes specializing in Managed Services, Document Management, Project Manager, Cloud and Network Services as well as WiFi solutions and management.
Gabriel has more than a decade of experience in cellular network test and visibility as both an Engineering and a Business Leader and remains a SW developer at heart. Gabriel grew the packet core test business at Ixia, overcoming the incumbent’s 7 year lead. He is currently the SVP and Head – Testing & Monitoring PCC at Mobileum. Gabriel also led the MNO & MSO industry vertical solutions at Keysight.
The global market for mobile communication is where much of Gilbert’s 20+ years’ experience in international (data) communication has been focused at. Often described as an evangelist by motivating change, introducing new ideas and creating partnerships. At KPN and iBasis he has been a driving force in building relationships with dozens of mobile network operators and solution providers globally. Focused on innovation, leading a Business Development team to enable roaming and data connectivity with interoperability between technologies. In 2022 Gilbert joined Kaleido Intelligence, a specialist consulting and market research firm across the roaming & connectivity sector and known for its Vendor Hub source of roaming vendors worldwide. In a world of digital transformation with Telco moving to Cloud with a new open 5G ecosystem enabling devices (IoT) and collaboration tools to be globally connected it is important to understand technology and to oversee the bigger picture. Hybrid models emerge with arbitrage telco solutions as important enablers for global coverage. A new revenue potential for networks to guarantee Cloud and IoT access in a secure and sustainable way.
Sr. Director of Roaming Product Strategy & Analytics
Telecom professional with over 20 years of experience combined at AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile US. Formerly a part of M&A teams at both AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile US, then a leader of commercial negotiations for domestic and international roaming at T-Mobile US. Currently the leader of Roaming Strategy at T-Mobile US covering areas including legacy international roaming services, evolving IoT support strategy, and 5G roaming deployments.
Principal Architect - Core Network and Roaming Services
Roaming Network Services Solution Architect at Mobileum with over 18 years of experience in Telecommunication business handling variety of roles on the forefront of technology. Mechanical Engineer who has worked his way up from the entry level Mobility Call Center representative, through various roles in Technical Support, Roaming Design, Solutioning and Technology Strategy within the Cellular Carrier environment to the current role on the vendor side. Dedicated and determined to his work in helping Service Providers to provide superior roaming service quality to their customers. Has led a variety of initiatives related to the Roaming connectivity, initial LTE Roaming interconnects and Value-Added services, Global Mobile Connectivity, National Roaming and Regulatory projects with current focus on the 5G Roaming initiatives and Private Networks Roaming. Passionate about the good piece of music, NBA or soccer (football) game and experiencing new places, cultures and traditions with travel.
Karl Bream is the Vice President of Product and Business Strategy for the Cloud and Network Services business group at Nokia. Karl sets the group’s strategy and vision and prioritizes resources to drive growth. Karl actively manages the product and services portfolio to optimize financial performance and long-term technology leadership. Karl developed the digital transformation roadmap of the portfolio to Software as a Service. Prior to his current role Karl was the Head of Strategy and Portfolio at Nokia Enterprise. Earlier Karl served Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Alcatel-Lucent where he set the turnaround strategy for the group.
Malak has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry spanning wire and wireless domains, radio, core network and roaming.
Currently, Malak is the Roaming Manager of FreedomMobile/Shaw for more than 3 years. He has developed many solutions to optimize the network performance and improving custom experience for roaming and core network.
As part of his regular working activities Malak plans, develops and designs the network probing infrastructure. At the same time, he manages the network analytics & customer assurance and network tracing tools. He is also leading the digital transformation of FreedomMobile/Shaw network quality, deploying, and managing the cloud infrastructure. Malak is a key contributor reviewing network solutions and adopting the latest Technologies.
Malak is holding PEO license and PhD degree in the Mobile industry; he has published many scientific papers and enormous technical reports. Malak also provided training to enormous numbers of Engineers on different Telecommunication fields. Malak provided support to many MNOs around the globe while he was working on different projects. Along with his Engineering career Malak is an artist and he has several artworks.
A professional Telecom Specialist with 20+ years of experience ranging from Sales, Big Data, Networking, Technical Discussions, Automation, Security & Fraud, eSIM, IoT, SDWAN, 5G and MEC. Able to think outside the box with executive presence to build deep relationships while bringing industry network of teams to drive success in delivering long term profits.
With a background in Electronics, Mohamed joined the Digis Squared team in 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer, and Managing Director of the Digis Squared company in Angola. Prior to that he has held senior roles in Account Management and Sales in the tech sector for more than 15 years, most recently as Global Solutions Sales Manager for Safran’s Telecom Division, Director of Business Transformation at Huawei Technologies UK, and then Head of Global Sales at Aspire Technology. With an MBA and multiple awards, his strong drive to give back to his community sees him teaching business skills to school children during his weekends.
SVP Engagement & Experience Business International
Experienced Professional in Product Management, Sales and Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), Go-to-market Strategy, Code Division Multiple Access Method (CDMA), Mobile Applications, and IT Strategy. Strong product management professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Surrey.
Munish, has 24 years of experience across Telecommunications & Automotive industry in Product Management, Customer Delivery & Operations. Over the course of his career, Munish has worked on various v1 Products hands on and successfully launched multiple solutions with Tier-1 Mobile Operators as well as Tier-1 Automotive OEMs.
Experienced Technology leader with a demonstrated history of working in the wireless industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in CDMA2000, Wireless Technologies, LTE, 4G, and Voice over IP (VoIP).
Richard Edmonds has been in the telecommunications industry in excess of 25 years, with experience covering voice , Messaging and data networking. As a cyber security professional Richard has enjoyed a long career focused on the cyber security and fraud domains with in depth expertise in SS7,SIP, Diameter,SMS/MMS,GTP & HTTP technologies. Prior to his current role with Mobileum , Richard held senior technical pre sales amd business development posts in Nokia Software, Nominum, Oracle, Acme Packet and Newbridge Networks.
Ron Haberman is part of Mobileum’s Executive Team, he is leading the global product strategy and the company’s business groups - Roaming & Network Services, Testing & Monitoring, Fraud & Risk, Network Security and Engagement & Experience.
Ron was previously CTO of Nokia’s Cloud and Network Services and Software Business Groups, and now we count on him to strengthen Mobileum's products capabilities and to work with the rest of the executive team as we keep scaling the company.
Stacy has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry covering a vast array of positions that have fostered her knowledge base. Stacy began her career with Sinch, formerly Inteliquent and ANPI, in 2006 as a Dedicated Account Manager providing service and guidance to their customer base. After furthering her role within the support organization in a management role, Stacy transitioned into a role focusing on customer quality of service and responsibility for all first level repair, KPI monitoring/reporting, carrier performance and vendor advancement for optimal routing, fraud monitoring and credit risk. Currently Stacy holds the role of Director of Product for Voice Services and Fraud Management, covering all aspects of the voice product offering as well as policy and product management for fraud management and Know Your Customer across all products. Stacy was elected to the to the CFCA Board of Directors in 2014 and has held several leadership roles for the associations; currently Stacy is President and chairs the Marketing and co-chairs the Strategic Partnership Committee.
Stephen is the Director of International Roaming Marketing at Verizon Wireless, and manages a team responsible for Verizon’s international roaming and ILD product strategy. Stephen and his team ensure that Verizon’s international products and services remain compelling, innovative, and easy-to-use, and always ensure that our Verizon customers utilise Verizon as their trusted partner when roaming abroad. Stephen has over twenty years of International Roaming experience, and has represented both large-scale and medium-sized mobile operators within BARG/WAS. Prior to joining the Verizon Consumer Group; he was Head of APAC for Telenor Global Wholesale, based in Singapore and Head of Roaming Product Management for BICS, Brussels, and Roaming Manager for Meteor Mobile, Ireland. Stephen has been an active member of the GSMA BARG/RING/WAS since 2005, and prior to his present-day involvement with Verizon Wireless; he represented Meteor Mobile Ireland (Eir Mobile), Belgacom International (BICS) and Telenor Global Wholesale at these events. Stephen hails from Ireland and has also lived in the UK, Bahrain, Belgium, Germany & Singapore, and is currently based in Dublin.
Currently responsible for business development of Mobileum security portfolio globally, Stephen has over 20 years experience spanning the vendor and operators sectors. Stephen is a qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced people manager.
Business Development Manager - 5G E2E Testing & Service Assurance
Steve is a long-time evangelist for Communication Test and Assurance. Involved in fixed & mobile Lab, Field and Network test and assurance since the days of 2G, he is driven by a belief that test and assurance can always be done better and more efficiently and that the main focus should always be customer experience, this leads to lower costs for the operator whilst enhancing brand reputation. His fundamental belief is that the quality of data used to analyse customer experience is paramount and that investment in testing drives better, more efficient, network deployments. Away from work, from his home in Mid -Wales, he enjoys DIY and Land Rover restoration.
Technical Customer Manager, New Products & Solutions, GSMA Services
Since joining GSMA from Samsung in January 2022, Vinny has taken responsibility for masterminding how GSMA’s newer and more complex services, can be ingested within our customers’ businesses. Whilst the world of wholesale roaming is relatively new, Vinny brings his excellent hands-on communication and organisation skills to coordinate multiple product, technical and operational teams. He is currently focused on GSMA’s eBusiness Network Accelerator offering which enables carriers and MVNOs to join the Telco network and experience first-hand the value of GSMA’s blockchain applications in the wholesale roaming negotiation and settlement arena.
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.