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Peter orchestrates the day-to day operations of the TM Forum. He is a respected industry thought leader and is a senior international business executive and entrepreneur with a unique wealth of experience. For 14 years, he has successfully performed in sales, marketing and general management functions of a large multinational ICT company. He also has 12 years of experience as a business-oriented CIO and as a member of executive boards in large multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and finance industries. Among his numerous career accomplishments, Peter was named the CIO/IT Executive of the Year by Computerwoche, an IDG publication. Peter also founded, successfully ran and then sold itcps Management Consulting AG, a provider of business and technology consultancy services for all industries. He is based in Switzerland, speaks several languages fluently, has conducted business globally in developed and emerging markets and also lived in a few different countries. Additionally, Peter is a seasoned non-executive director on various boards.
Nik has been working the high-tech market for over 10 years, and is currently Chief Digital Officer for TM Forum. In this capacity, Nik is responsible for driving the Forum's success and value-delivery across a broad range of competencies, including digital services. Previously, Nik has held a number of executive positions within the Forum including responsibility for marketing and communications, global events and IT. Prior to joining the TM Forum, Nik ran a successful consulting business working with multi-national companies including BT, WestLB and The Carphone Warehouse.
Apostolos Kallis is currently the Senior Vice President of Member Engagement & Sales for the TM Forum with full responsibility for driving the organisation’s growth through membership, conferences, training, exhibitions, webinars and publications. His team is also responsible for account management of the TM Forum’s global membership base. He has worked in the Telecommunications business for over 10 years and was previously Deputy Head of IQPC Exchange in London with P&L responsibility for over 15 conferences a year. As a freelance consultant, he has worked with a number of companies in the telecommunication software space advising on sales strategies and expansion plans across Europe, the Middle East and the US. Apostolos holds a BA International Business from the University of Brighton and an MBA in Telecoms from AUEB.
Catherine leads the Events Team at TM Forum, and is responsible for creating and executing the events strategy in support of the Forum’s strategic plans and membership engagement initiatives. She has extensive experience in the tech industry, and joined the Forum from Riverbed Technology, where she led Service Provider Marketing. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years at AT&T, leading their Enterprise Industry Events and Executive Forums teams, as well as their Customer Advisory Councils. Catherine earned a BA in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University.
Brian Kuritzky began his career with TM Forum 10 years ago and is currently the Vice President, Finance. During that time he has held various positions within the finance group. Brian is located at the headquarters office in New Jersey, USA. From there he oversees all financial processes and transactions for the global organization as well as all internal and external reporting. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University (Go Lions!) and a MBA from Centenary College.
Steve Bonadio leads global communications and marketing for TM Forum. His responsibilities include marketing strategy and operations, messaging and positioning, branding and creative, product marketing, demand generation, web/digital/social marketing, public and analyst relations, sales enablement, and partner marketing. Prior to joining the Forum, Steve held senior marketing roles with leading software companies such as Oracle, and he spent the first ten years of his career as an IT industry analyst and consultant with firms such as META Group (acquired by Gartner). Steve holds a BA in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.