Meet The Judges
Adlane Fellah - Maravedis // CEO
Caroline Gabriel - Maravedis-ReThink Technology Research // Research Director & Co-Founder
At Rethink her role has been to head up the wireless side of the business, leading the creation of research, newsletters and consulting services focused on mobile platforms and operator models. In this role, she has become a highly recognized authority on 4G systems such as LTE, and carrier network strategies such as HetNet, and a prolific speaker at industry events. Consulting and research clients come from major mobile operators, the wireless supply chain and financial institutions.
Previously Caroline spent much of her journalistic and media career at VNU Business Publishing, the leading European publisher of technology news and magazines. While there she held the position of publishing director for the launch of VNU’s pan-European online content services, and then of European editorial director. She then made the move from publishing into technology market analysis and consulting, and in 2002 co-founded Rethink Technology Research with Peter White.
Chris DePuy - Dell Oro Group // VP Carrier IP Telephony, Storage Systems, Wireless LAN & Wireless Packet Core Market Research
Chris has written articles on VoLTE that have been published in Capacity Magazine and Service Provider Wi-Fi published in RCR Wireless.
Dana Cooperson - Analysys Mason // Research Director
Dana works within Analysys Mason’s network-focused Software Research programmes. Her area of expertise is intelligent fixed and mobile network infrastructure. Her goal is to help customers strengthen their link in the communications value chain while evolving their business operations to benefit from, rather than be threatened by, shifts in the market.
The key network infrastructure trends Dana focuses on include the integration of communications and IT assets and the drive towards software-controlled, virtual networking.
Daryl Schoolar - Ovum // Principal Analyst, Wireless Infrastructure
As an industry analyst Daryl has been involved in such projects as helping technology vendors develop use cases for new products and services, identifying new technology trends, and providing market sizing and market share support. He regularly speaks at industry and vendor events on trends impacting the wireless infrastructure market. He is also sought out by trade publications to comment on mergers and acquisitions, new product announcements, and market developments as they relates to his coverage area.
Daryl brings over 14 years of industry analyst experience to Ovum. Prior to Ovum he held similar positions with Current Analysis and In-Stat. Before becoming an industry analyst, Daryl worked at telecommunications service provider Cable & Wireless USA, where he was a member of the marketing and competitive intelligence team.
Daryl has a bachelor of science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.
Dexter Thillien - BMI Research // Research Analyst
Dexter has experience of the market trends, dynamics and issues facing operators and other stakeholders worldwide.
He has authored several reports on issues such as net neutrality, spectrum and overall companies’ strategies within their markets. His specialist areas include: Operators’ strategies, Regulation, Spectrum, Net neutrality, Fixed-mobile convergence, LTE, and New technologies.
Earl Lum - EJL Wireless // President
Earl has 20 years of experience within the wireless industry. Prior to starting EJL Wireless Research, he was the Managing Director of the Wireless Technology Equity Research sector for Montgomery & Co.
Frank Rayal - XONA Partners // Founding Partner
Frank’s interest span a wide range of topics including Internet of Things, network function virtualization / software defined networking (NFV/SDN), heterogeneous networks, wireless technologies, and spectrum. He is the author of comprehensive research reports on IoT connectivity, Cloud RAN and NFV, and small cells and mobile backhaul.
Jeremy Green - Machina Research // Principal Analyst
He has an independent blog which covers, among other things, the use of ICT to help make transport more sustainable at www.jeremygreen.net. He regularly appears in the press, radio and TV as an expert industry commentator and has been a judge for the GSMA’s annual mobile awards.
Jeremy has a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Manchester. He has worked in the telecommunications industry, in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, since 1987, specialising in wireless since 1990.
Kyung Mun - Mobile Experts LLC // Senior Analyst
Monica Paolini - Senza Fili Consulting // President
Monica Paolini is the founder and president of Senza Fili. She is an expert in wireless technologies and has helped clients worldwide to understand technology and customer requirements, evaluate business plan opportunities, market their services and products, and estimate the market size and revenue opportunity of new and established wireless technologies. She has frequently been invited to give presentations at conferences and has written several reports on wireless broadband technologies. She has a PhD in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego (US), an MBA from the University of Oxford (UK), and a BA/MA in philosophy from the University of Bologna (Italy). You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senza Fili is an analyst and consulting firm that provides advisory services on wireless data technologies and services since 2003. At Senza Fili we have in-depth expertise in financial modeling, market forecasts and research, white paper preparation, business plan support, RFP preparation and management, due diligence, and training. Our client base is international and spans the entire value chain: clients include wireline, fixed wireless, and mobile operators, other service providers, enterprises and other vertical players, vendors, system integrators, investors, regulators, and industry associations. We provide a bridge between technologies and services, helping our clients assess established and emerging technologies, leverage these technologies to support new or existing services, and build solid, profitable business models. Independent advice, a strong quantitative backing, and an international perspective are the hallmarks of our work.
Peter Briggs - Current Analysis // Senior Analyst
Peter Briggs works within Current Analysis’ Consumer Services team in Europe. He is responsible for analysing the trends and developments in services and service providers, primarily in Europe but also including key innovations and emerging best practice in other regions, such as Asia and Latin America.
His coverage areas include mobile and fixed delivery of Internet and value-added services.
Peter Jarich - Current Analysis // Vice President, Consumer and Infrastructure
Prior to joining Current Analysis, Peter was Director of Research at The Strategis Group, managing the company’s development, planning and production of industry analysis covering both the mobile wireless and fixed broadband industries. Previous to that, he was the Director of Strategic Marketing at Adaptive Broadband where he led research into next-generation feature demand for the company’s wireless broadband platform. While there, Peter developed and recruited members into a technology-partnering program, promoting the full capabilities of the product. He has also served as a market analyst at Stratcom International, tracking wireless industry trends in support of an innovative wireless infrastructure solution.
Richard Webb - IHS Technology // Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Richard is a highly sought-after analyst who has been covering the telecom markets for over 15 years. As a research director with IHS, he authors numerous market share and forecast reports, surveys, and opinion pieces on microwave, millimeter wave, mobile backhaul, small cells, and carrier WiFi.
Roz Euan-Smith - IHS Technology // Senior Analyst
Roz’s research focuses on Smart Cities. Recent projects include a worldwide study of the smart home energy management devices market and analysis of the potential of residential demand response.
Rupert Wood - Analysys Mason // Research Director
Rupert is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason’s Fixed Networks and Wireless Networks research programmes, and his research focuses on next-generation networks and convergence. Rupert regularly contributes to the international press on a wide range of telecoms subjects and has been quoted by The Times, The Economist, Business Week, Telecommunications Online and Kommersant.
Susan Welsh de Grimaldo - Strategy Analytics // Director
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Susan was a Strategic Business Manager at General Dynamics Wireless Services, where she conducted strategic planning and market analysis for commercial and public safety wireless network and international IT services. She held various positions including Director of Wireless Consulting at The Strategis Group, where she led projects involving market sizing and forecasting, market entry strategies, competitive assessment, business and strategic planning, and due diligence. Her experience includes analysis and forecasting of wireless data, next generation wireless services and devices, wireless infrastructure and components, and fixed broadband wireless.
Susan holds an MA from The Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California).