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Ambassador Network

TM Forum’s Ambassador Network is a global network of highly experienced industry professionals focused on mentoring senior executives at TM Forum member companies, including service providers and suppliers. This program offers expert guidance to members in order to ensure they achieve maximum value from TM Forum’s extensive resources for simplifying the complexity of running a service provider’s business.

The Ambassador Network allows TM Forum member companies to connect with knowledgeable executives that are well-versed in TM Forum’s Frameworx suite of standards and the Forum’s extensive assets and resources. Ambassadors offer expert advice on achieving the maximum value from Frameworx and make recommendations on how members can work toward the development of solutions to common business issues through industry collaboration.


TM Forum Ambassadors

Jon Collins
Owner of S.S.C.FZE
VP Member Engagement TM Forum
Distinguished Fellow of the TM Forum


Jon Collins is the owner of S.S.C.FZE a specialist consulting business based in Dubai. Prior to SSC, Jon was Vice President of Telcordia responsible for the Middle East & Africa region until the Telcordia acquisition by Ericsson, when Jon took responsibility for OSS related sales into 3 of the 10 global regions of Ericsson. Prior to joining Telcordia, Jon was on the main Executive Board of Syndesis as Managing Director in EMEA and earlier held senior positions in the EMEA businesses of AT&T including sales leadership of the Enterprise Business Customer unit and Managing Director of their satellite communications interests. Jon has significant contacts throughout the Telecomms industry and has been a speaker at several conferences. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the TMForum and for 6 years served on their Board and Executive Committee where he was chair of the Finance sub-Committee. He has been cited in articles on telecommunications in the Financial Times and was the subject of a focus article in Networks magazine.



Phil Dance
Founder and CEO, DGV Solutions, Ltd. 
Former CIO for BT
TM Forum Distinguished Fellow 
Former TM Forum Advisory Board member


Phil was previously CIO for BT and a key player in the design and development of the 21st Century Network at BT. He led the team that delivered the systems for Broadband Britain where he developed and delivered the architectures that enabled the huge growth of independent service providers in the UK. Phil has served as a Non- Executive Director and on the Board of Advisors for a number of leading IT companies. He is currently an independent consultant in IT. Phil is a TM Forum Ambassador and one of its Fellows. He is also a former TM Forum Board member.



Alpna J Doshi
Chief Information Officer, Reliance Communications India
TM Forum Board Member


Alpna J Doshi is currently the Chief Information Officer of Reliance Communications (RCOM) and CEO of Reliance Tech Services, the IT Organization of India’s foremost integrated telecom company. Alpna, with two decades of experiences in Information, Communication, and Entertainment industries, is driving key IT Transformational Initiatives to support business growth for Reliance. Alpna has been well known for her skilled execution, turning around companies and thought leadership with excellent people management skills. Her 360 degree Management style uniquely stands out in the Telecom and IT industries worldwide, where she has effectively broken through the glass ceiling, and is a globally recognized, accomplished and result oriented leader. She has successfully lead major initiatives in Telecom, Media and Entertainment industry with Telcos (Verizon and now Reliance), Systems Integrators and Suppliers (Telcordia Technology and Mahindra Satyam) and Management and Strategy Consulting (Deloitte and Touche Management Consulting) She has been an active contributor to TM Forum for over 7 years and also served as an honorary Officer and Board Member for over 5 years. She is an active contributor in directing Standards for multinationals including DAVIC (video consortium), ATM Forum, IPv6, IEEE and CSI. She was awarded the “Woman CIO of the Year 2010” award by CTO Forum India, the Best Paper Award by IEEE Communications for her pioneering work in Telecommunications, Brand Ambassador Excellence Award-Mahindra Satyam and Excellence Award-Verizon. She is a frequently invited keynote speaker at major National and International Conferences.



Tony Kalcina
Executive Director and CIO, Clarity 
Member of TM Forum Advisory Council




Born in Chile, Tony has 30 years experience in the telecom industry, with the first 15 years working for Australian and Asian service providers, across R&D, Engineering, Operations and IT Departments. As a CIO, Tony successfully delivered a $200m OSS/BSS transformation program. Tony spent the next 15 years as an OSS/BSS vendor, at CEO, Chairman and Director levels. As the founder of Clarity, Tony led the creation of a unified OSS product delivered to 30 customers worldwide as major multiyear transformations. Tony is a Board Director of a number of ITC companies, was appointed to the TM Forum Advisory Council in 2009 and is Chair of the Smart Grid Community. He is married with two children.




Deepak Kanwar
Partner, Alcatel-Lucent 
Former TM Forum Advisory Board member




Deepak Kanwar leads a worldwide professional services consulting team that works closely with communications service providers’ senior executives. His areas of expertise span: strategy development focused on business and operations transformation; business operations impacts from new technology implementations such as LTE, IMS, converged IP; systems improvements (OSS/BSS, SDE, etc); customer experience transformation; business model evolution incorporating API exposure, cloud, and more robust partnerships.

Deepak brings over 25+ years of extensive telecommunications experience including software development, services, and marketing leadership positions based in North America and Europe. He started his career with AT&T Bell Labs.



Michael Lawrey
Executive Director, Defence Engagement,
Telstra Corporation Ltd
TM Forum Board Member



Michael Lawrey is the Executive Director, Defence Engagement - a role he leads for the CEO to enable Telstra to work more strategically with Australia’s Department of Defence.
Until taking on the Defence Engagement role, Michael was the Executive Director for Architecture, Online & Media at Telstra, a role he commenced in July 2010. He was responsible for all architecture, IT and network for Telstra, delivery of the Telstra’s online capability including application development, cloud and delivery of multi-media solutions.
Prior to this, Michael was the Executive Director Network & Technology a role he undertook for two years. His responsibilities covered Telstra’s planning, architecture, design and engineering capability. In November 2007 he won Telstra’s CEO award for Executive of the Year.
Michael has held a range of portfolios in Telstra in areas such as operations, construction, planning, engineering, enterprise customer unit and service. This gives him an excellent platform for his current Defence Engagement role. He has also worked with vendors overseas and has had the opportunity to work in two service providers in the USA.
In addition to his Telstra responsibilities, Michael holds a Director role on the TeleManagement Forum Board of Directors. This forum is a global industry body that works with suppliers and service providers in setting the strategic direction and standards for the industry. As well as his role as director with the TeleManagement Forum, Michael is an Ambassador for the TeleManagement Forum which promotes collaboration and standards across the industry.
Michael holds a Diploma in Electronic Engineering, a Diploma in Industrial Electronics and has undertaken the AICD Company Directors Course.
Michael Lawrey is the Executive Director, Defence Engagement - a role he leads for the CEO to enable Telstra to work more strategically with Australia’s Department of Defence.



Michael Matthews
Chief Corporate Development Officer for AGT International GmbH



Michael Matthews is an industry veteran with over thirty years experience in the business of technology. He has 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 currently Chief Corporate Development Officer for AGT International GmbH, a privately held company specializing in technology solutions for the public safety and security sector. In this capacity he is responsible for AGT’s research and development, new business ventures, and marketing.
He is currently also a member of the Board of Directors of Calix Inc. (NYSE:CALX) a leading global provider of broadband communications access systems and software.
Prior to joining AGT in 2012, Michael served as Head of Strategy and Business Development at Nokia Siemens Networks and, as a member of the Global Executive Board, directed the company’s strategic planning and investments, mergers and acquisitions program and strategic alliances and partnerships. 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 five 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 was a senior executive and investor at Groove Networks (a privately held software company which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation). Prior to this, he served in leadership positions across technology companies in the United States and Australia such as Platinum Technology, Inc. a database management software company (acquired by Computer Associates, Inc.), Sterling Software, a software company (also acquired by Computer Associates, Inc.), and Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq Computer Corporation).
Michael has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.



Steve Newton
Industry Consultant and Seed Investor, Mogours, Ltd. 
Member of TM Forum’s Executive Committee and the Finance Subcommittee



Steve has over 25 years experience in the telecommunications sector. He is an experienced and successful non-executive director and seed investor, following a career in general management, sales and marketing. Actively involved in the TMF as Chairman of the Finance Committee, a member of the Executive Committee and a Honorary Ambassador. His non-executive roles also include, Chairman Advisory Board, Asiainfo-Linkage, the leading Chinese supplier of software solutions to the Telecoms Market, and directorships at OpenCloud, Aria Networks and Cyan Technology. He has successfully invested in a number of technology companies including Datanomic (M&A - Oracle 2011), and as COO was part of a small management team which steered Geneva Technology, a UK supplier of high value billing software to the global communications industry, from product launch through rapid growth, market acclaim, a Queens award for Innovation, and the company acquisition for $700m by Convergys.



Colin Orviss
Founder Parhelion Global Communications Advisors
Former co-founder of Logan-Orviss International
International Information Enablement (Communications) Advisor 
Former TM Forum Advisory Board member


Colin launched Parhelion Global Communications Advisors in March 2010 to provide strategic advisory services on business model transformation, alternative services monetization (M2M, MHealth and Smart Community) and information systems optimization to Communications Service Providers (CSP) globally. He has more than 35 years of experience in the communications arena, having worked in senior engineering positions for two European CSPs and in senior international roles in major US and Indian corporations. He has been an independent international communications consultant since 1992 working for CSPs in over 50 countries on all continents. In this role, he has defined the transformational business model for more than 10 CSPs, enterprise information systems architectures for  over 20 CSPs and programme managed the implementation of solutions as business change catalyst for the CSPs. He regularly speaks at industry events on transformation and business optimisation as well as new business models.



Dr. Steffen Roehn
CEO and Founder, Roehn Management Consulting GmbH Former CIO, Deutsche Telekom AG
TM Forum Ambassador




Dr. Steffen Roehn took over the responsibility for IT as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Deutsche Telekom on May, 1st, 2009. He joined the Telekom Group in November 2000 as Board Member IT at T-Mobile Germany. In addition to this function, in 2006 he was appointed CIO T-Mobile Europe and member of the Executive Committee of T-Mobile International AG.

Since beginning of 2013 he has founded Roehn Management Consulting. His company focuses on supporting technology startups to grow or restructure, consulting CIOs/CTOs in major strategy changes and supporting them in transformations and effective security. He served as supervisory board member of the TM Forum and was appointed as ambassador in May 2012.

Prior to Deutsche Telekom Steffen successfully advised telecommunications, high- tech, financial services and consumer goods industry companies as CEO of the Diebold Management Consulting Group and Principal of global Gemini Consulting. Steffen has a PhD in physics from University of Mainz, Imperial College London and the European Research Lab CERN in Geneva.



Peter Sany
Chairman and CEO, itcps Management Consulting AG





Peter is Chairman and CEO of itcps Management Consulting AG, Switzerland. He studied Computer Cartography and Computer Science at the University and the Polytechnic University of Zurich, Switzerland, and completed an Executive MBA with IBM / IMD later. He has worked in the ICT industry for 26 years from ‘all sides of the table.’ At IBM he served 13 years as HW, SW and SI supplier, salesman, client executive and general manager in various industries. He was also Group CIO and member of the Executive Board of Novartis (6 yrs) and Deutsche Telekom (4yrs). Peter is also an entrepreneur (4yrs) as Co-owner and CTO of Core Banking SW developer Avaloq, and is now founder, owner and CEO of itcps Management Consulting AG. He serves on the Boards of Directors of several companies, most notably the Swiss Post (7yrs). Peter has also received several awards and was voted Best CIO / IT Executive of the Year 2003 in Europe (Computerwoche / CIO Magazine).



Karl Wilhelm (Willie) Siebert
Director Regional Network & Operations,
Vodafone D2, GmbH
Germany



 Working in the telecommunication industry since 1975, Mr. Siebert has worked in various senior management positions as there are, network management centers of fixed and mobile networks, engineering of network management systems (OSS), product marketing of GSM products and services, customer care operations (CRM included), Quality Assurance, Security- and Process management, Standards and Environment.
At present Director for Regional Network & Operations branch West (Planning, Deployment and Operation).
Since 1998 member of the TMF board of directors. Since 2007 Chairman of the TMF Technical Committee.
Willie demonstrated leadership and teamwork as well as showed a commitment to helping advance the principles of the TM Forum in the communication industry.
As Chairman of the TMF Technical Strategy Sub Committee he contributed to the technical excellence of the TM Forum and helped to materially advance the OSS/BSS industry



Gadi Solotorevsky Ph.D.
CTO at cVidya Networks
Chair of the TM Forum Revenue Assurance Team 
Former TM Forum Advisory Board member



Dr. Gadi Solotorevsky is Chief Technical Officer for cVidya Networks. He is a specialist in the field of revenue intelligence, chairs the TM Forum Revenue Assurance Team, and is one of the authors of TR131 and GB941. Dr Solotorevsky holds a BS from the Hebrew University and a MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. He wrote several scientific papers on Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Resource Allocation.




Mac Yoshida Ph.D.
Professor IIIEE, The School of Engineering, the University Of Tokyo 
Former TM Forum Advisory Board member




Makoto Yoshida is Emeritus Professor, the University of Tokyo, responsible for the innovation of engineering education and the application of IT to education at the Global Centre for Innovation in Engineering Education, the School of Engineering. He holds a BE in the electronics engineering and a Ph.D. in the electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo.

Before entering the University of Tokyo in 2002, Dr. Yoshida worked for NTT with considerable research and development experiences in teletraffic engineering, network architecture/design, operations and management architecture/systems, and then with NTT Advanced Technology (NTT-AT) in charge of network/systems integration and operations service business. His experiences include numerous contributions to the international standardisation arena, such as in former ITU CCITT as well as international institutions/symposia, such as TM Forum, since its inception in 1988, having served as Vice President, Vice Chairman and former Chairman.





Tony Sceales
Vice President Digital and Communications Industry Practice, SunTec Business Solutions.




Tony Sceales leads SunTec's Global Industry Practice for Digital and Communications Services, where he is responsible for defining the company's market and product strategy, developing C-level relationships with key clients, partners and industry bodies, and for creating sustainable value in the sector.
Tony sits on the Executive and Strategy Committees of the TM Forum, as well as the Open Digital Programme Steering Group. He is also an Ambassador for the Forum.
Formerly Tony was CTO and Founder of Celona Technologies. He has spent the last 27 years working in the Telecoms, Financial Services and IT industries in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. He has driven major software development and implementation programmes for both user organizations and vendors including BT, The Prudential, AON and IBM.
He is a regular author and speaker on the Software and Telecoms industries.
Tony graduated from the University of Wales with a BSc (Honours) in Plant Science. He is a keen sailor and lives in London with his wife and three daughters.



For more information please contact:
Lucy Hawkins-Adams,
Ambassador & Regional Council Manager
lhawkinsadams@tmforum.org
+44 (0)1873 812312