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Martin Creaner, TM Forum

Martin Creaner has been President of TM Forum for the past 3 years leading the Forum from strength to strength to become one of the leading industry associations across the industry providing leadership and vision for the rapidly changing industry.He is well recognized industry visionary for through regular blogs, articles and keynote speaking opportunities. Topics covered range from the threat of over-the-top-players to giants such as Google and Apple, as well as hot topics such including data analytics, smart grid, and mCommerce. He is author of the leading technical/transformation titles in recent years – NGOSS Distilled and Frameworx Distilled, published in 2010. Martin has been working and advising in the Communications Industry for nearly 20 years and prior to joining the TM Forum, held a number of executive positions with BT, the major UK based European Communications Service Provider, and with Motorola, the global Wireless Networks Equipment manufacturer, where Martin led the 2.5G and 3G OSS solutions development activities. He sits on the board of a number of telecoms companies, and is the Chairman of Selatra Ltd., which is a java games applications service provider for the mobile marketplace. He is an accomplished speaker and is regularly asked to chair or give keynote talks at leading global communication and business focused events.

Martin Creaner
Patrick Parodi, LightSquared

Patrick Parodi, vice president of ecosystem development for LightSquared, is responsible for building the company’s third-party ecosystem to enable the most advanced and innovative set of services ever seen. He has 20 years of experience working in the wireless and mobile media space in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. His areas of specialty include fixed and mobile wireless broadband, mobile video, mobile music, and mobile advertising.

Mr. Parodi helped launch the first nationwide interactive TV service using 1.5Mghz of the FM band, and has held general manager and P&L responsibilities, including running a $100 million a year Alcatel Business Unit. During his tenure in Europe he also lead, closed and delivered on, software and services contracts with the likes of Telecom Italia, Bouygues, T-Mobile, Orange, Telefonica O2 and Sony Network Services. Until January 2011, Patrick was on the Board of Shazam Entertainment, the industry's leading music recognition company as a non-executive director and has been involved in several venture backed start-ups in the wireless and digital media space. Patrick has spoken at CTIA Wireless, Mobile World Congress, TMForum and the Financial Times Mobile Media Conference, among other conferences.
Patrick Parodi
Vice President,
Ecosystem Development

Bryan Sartin, Verizon

With more than 15 years experience in the security arena providing industry-leading services and support for commercial and government organizations, A. Bryan Sartin heads up the investigative response team at Verizon. As a senior forensics examiner, Sartin has taken the lead in many high-profile data compromise investigations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

In addition, Sartin is well-versed in both criminal and civil computer forensic procedures, is a certified expert witness, and is a frequent course instructor and speaker on the topics of incident response planning, computer forensics, and regulatory compliance.

Sartin joined Verizon from Cybertrust, a leading security solutions provider acquired by Verizon in 2007. At Cybertrust, he served as vice president of investigative response. Prior to joining Cybertrust, Sartin was director of technology at Ubizen, which was acquired by Cybertrust.

Sartin received his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Bryan Sartin
Director, Investigative Research

David Birch, Consult Hyperion

David Birch is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the IT management consultancy that specializes in electronic transactions providing specialist consultancy support to clients around the world, including all of the leading payment brands, major telecommunications providers, governments bodies and international organizations including the OECD. Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America.

Mr. Birch is a member of the editorial board of the E-Finance & Payments Law and Policy Journal, a columnist for SPEED and well-known for his blogs on Digital Money and Digital Identity. He has lectured to MBA level on the impact of new information and communications technologies, contributed to publications ranging from the Parliamentary IT Review to Prospect and wrote a Guardian column for many years. He is a media commentator on electronic business issues and has appeared on BBC television and radio, Sky and other channels around the world.
    David Birch
    David Birch

    James Anderson, MasterCard Worldwide

    James Anderson is group head and senior vice president for Mobile and Emerging Payments. In this role, he is responsible for developing all mobile payment products, including proximity payments, remote payments, and mobile authentication services. In addition to leading MasterCard’s mobile product development, Mr. Anderson also leads commercialization efforts, support sales and business development activities around the world.

    Mr. Anderson has spent his career at the intersection of mobile, payment, and Internet technologies in the functional areas of Product Development and Business Development. He is on the Board of Directors for the NFC Forum.
    James Anderson
    Group Head, SVP, Mobile / Emerging Payments

    Marc Keller, Citi

    Marc B. Keller is the Global Director of Digital Networks & Mobile in Citigroup’s Global Enterprise Payments Group. GEP is the strategic and business development arm focused on Consumer and Commercial Payments for the evolving Digital Commerce space (Mobile, Tablet, PC, Cable/Digital TV, etc.) In this role, Marc leads a team to develop new lines of business for Citi that deliver seamless mobile commerce experiences for customers and corporations in the converged digital world.

    Marc was formerly the Senior Vice President and R&D Executive for Emerging Payments and Mobility at Bank of America. He led early stage Mobile Commerce Strategy, Product and Business Development to determine Bank of America’s new business models and strategic approaches to consumer payments. At Bank of America’s MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) based Center for Future Banking, Marc co-created the Next Billion effort to expand financial services via mobile telephony to the underserved both in the US and across the developing world.

    Previous to Bank of America, Marc spent over 6 years working as the Managing Partner of Southland Partners in New York City, the boutique consulting and venture catalyst group which he founded. Marc’s work with Southland Partners was focused on emerging and alternative (under-banked) payments companies. Marc led teams focused across the principal investing (private equity), corporate strategy, and operational aspects of these payments companies. A key client was the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for whom Marc led a multi-year strategy project focused on increasing the developmental impact of the approximately $300 Billion/year of cross border remittance.

    Before and after his graduate study, Marc worked as a strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group focused on e-Ventures, Pharmaceuticals and Financial Services in both the New York, NY and Mexico City, Mexico offices. Before joining BCG, Marc founded and sold a consumer goods promotions and licensing company serving multi-national companies across Latin America. He began his career as a Brand Manager for Nabisco in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Marc earned an MBA from Columbia University in New York City, as well as a BBA and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Marc is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three young children.

    Marc Keller
    Global Director,
    Digital Networks & Mobile

    Bhaskar Gorti, Oracle

    Bhaskar Gorti is general manager of Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit. Formerly CEO of Portal Software, Inc., Mr. Gorti was at Portal for over four years and previously led the company’s global sales, services and support efforts, including the enhancement and expansion of Portal's relationships with global customers. Mr. Gorti was also SVP of marketing and alliances, where he successfully relaunched the company and established a number of strategic development and delivery partnerships. Mr. Gorti came to Portal after serving as vice president, global sales and alliances at OnDemand, acquired by Chordiant Software, where he successfully negotiated sales and alliance agreements with industry-leading companies. He held prominent positions at Hewlett Packard where he was director, worldwide business development, telecom & ISPs; and general manager, e-services (SMB) business unit. He has also worked for Aluminum Company of America, Sun Microsystems, and ARPANET—Office of Naval Research. An outstanding industry leader, Mr. Gorti holds a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech.
    Bhaskar Gorti
    Bhaskar Gorti
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Global Business Unit,

    David Haight, AT&T

    David Haight is Vice President-Business Development with AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization. In his role, Haight leads the Emerging Devices Business Development team focused on proactively targeting new wireless technology and developing business models to bring new products to market. Haight’s team manages strategic partners in industries including computers and tablets, consumer electronics, automotive, navigation and tracking systems, healthcare monitoring, and machine-to-machine communications solutions.

    Prior to his current role, Haight was AT&T’s lead negotiator for the iPhone agreement with Apple. Haight then built the sales operations organization to launch the iPhone for AT&T. Haight has been responsible for national distribution business development for wireless and wired products. Under Haight’s leadership, A&T added more than 30,000 points of distribution.

    Previously, Haight served as Vice President of Sales and General Manager of AT&T Wireless, Los Angeles District, where he oversaw business operations in Southern California including: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. Haight was responsible for the overall vision and growth of the Los Angeles District, focusing on all aspects of the business including customers, competitors, opportunities, resources, network/capital and people. Haight also led the strategic direction of each department in the Los Angeles market including direct and indirect sales, marketing, people development, finance, public/community relations and technical operations. Additionally, Haight oversaw the development, recommendations and execution of annual business plans.
    David Haight
    David Haight

    Douglas Kilgour, Isis

    Doug Kilgour leads Merchant Sales for Isis™, a joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless chartered with building a nationwide mobile commerce network that will transform the way consumers shop, pay and save. Mr. Kilgour has an extensive background launching new technologies in the payment space. Most recently, he managed business development at RocketBux, a mobile commerce company utilizing scannable barcodes on the mobile device. Mr. Kilgour also had a number of sales and business development roles at contactless device manufacturer, ViVOtech. Before that, he was VP at Sydney Australia-based, Catuity, an enterprise software company that supported contact smart cards, the technology behind the Target-Visa co-brand smart card initiative, SmartVisa Rewards.
    Douglas Kilgour
    Mobile Commerce Executive

    Michael Matthews, Nokia Siemens Networks

    Michael brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in the technology industry, and a strong background in telecommunications, software, technology and innovation, having held senior positions at hardware and software companies and in both start-up and multinational companies. He is known as a passionate leader with a proven record in developing great teams and helping transform companies.

    Michael is Head of Strategy and Business Development at Nokia Siemens Networks. In this role, he is responsible for bringing clarity to the role that Nokia Siemens Networks will play in the market as it continues to evolve. He also directs the company’s strategic planning and investments; M&A program; and strategic alliances and partnerships. As a member of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Global Executive Management Team, Michael reports directly to the company’s CEO, Rajeev Suri.

    Michael was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Amdocs Inc, the leading provider of software and services for many of the world’s largest communications service providers. During his 5 years at Amdocs, he played a key role in leading the transformation of the company, addressing new markets, expanding the product line, and evolving the channel to address the rapidly changing needs of the telecom industry.  
    Michael Matthews
    Head of Strategy and Business Development,

    Andrew Feinberg, NetCracker

    President & CEOSince joining NetCracker in 1998, Andrew has guided the company through a dramatic evolutionary history marked by continued market share gains and double-digit growth, leading to the successful acquisition of the company by NEC in 2008.

    In his role as President & CEO, Andrew is responsible for the overall management of the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and for interacting with customers, employees, and stakeholders. Andrew is NetCracker’s primary decision and policy maker, setting the tone for the company’s values, ethics, and culture. In addition, Andrew has assumed a broader global leadership role for NEC, including responsibility for a multi-billion dollar services and software expansion. Finally, he serves on the company’s Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors.

    Andrew holds a B.S. from Bentley College and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

    Andrew Feinberg
    President & CEO,