Global Carrier Community Awards Celebrated Innovation and Achievements in the Telecoms Industry
The Carrier Community (CC) successfully hosted its annual CC Global 2018 Awards in Berlin during CEE 2018 GCCM and announced awards winners in 31 categories!!
More than 80 guests attended the exclusive event with 24 winning companies celebrating their achievements. The CC Global Awards were presented at the Central and Eastern Europe CEE 2018 on June 18th, 2018 at BESL Meistersaal Berlin. The awards recognised innovation and achievements among member telecom wholesale operators around the globe and were independently judged by a panel of 13 telecoms analysts and experts from the industry.
Monday, June 18
16:00 - 16:45
Departure from Adlon-Kempinski Hotel to Meistersaal (Shuttle bus). Meeting Point – GCCM Registration Desk @Adlon, 16:00
16:40 - 16:50
Arrival to Awards Ceremony Venue
16:45 - 17:45
Awards Networking Drink Reception with Canapés
17:45 - 17:55
Welcome speech by CC CEO Wida Schmidt
17:45 - 17:55
Welcome speech by Moderator: Erik van Stokkom
17:55 - 18:15
CC-Global Awards Ceremony – Part 1. Moderated by Erik van Stokkom from VS Consulting and co-moderated by Viktoria Mincheva from Leixico
18:15 - 18:35
Break / Live Show
18:35 - 19:00
CC-Global Awards Ceremony – Part 2. Moderated by Erik van Stokkom from VS Consulting and co-moderated by Viktoria Mincheva from Leixico
19:00 - 19:15
CC-Global Awards Official Closure
19:15 - 19:25
Departure from Meistersaal to Welcome Networking Reception at Puro
Erik Van Stokkom
CEO at VS Consulting
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 20 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.
President and Founder at HOT TELECOM
Isabelle is President and Founder of HOT TELECOM, one of the most innovative and creative telecom research and consulting companies in the industry. HOT TELECOM has been supporting operators, regulators and investors on a global basis for over 14 years, more particularly on the subjects of International and wholesale. More recently, Isabelle has been working with many of the world's global wholesalers and service providers to help them define their transformation strategy. She has published a number of articles and reports on the subject and has spoken at numerous conferences to share her views on the future of the wholesale business. Isabelle holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering, an MBA in Finance and has over 20 years working globally.
CEO at Cataleya
Andreas was the Founder and Group CEO of Epsilon Global Communications, which includes Epsilon service provider and Cataleya technology businesses. He is now continuing to supporting the industry’s evolution through his start-up and investment facilitator (Incipio) and his position on the board of Cirrus Core Networks. During his 18 years in the global telecoms community he has contributed to the evolution of the international markets and technologies, creating innovative businesses, and disruptive business models.
Founder and Managing Partner at mgi management group AG. Switzerland
Mr. Raymond has over 20 years of experience in the international telecommunications industry. From 1997 to 2001, he has managed sales and marketing groups for several affiliates of Redcube. Prior to founding mgi, he held the position as a Director Marketing & Sales with Carrier1 International Carrier Services. Mr. Reymond studied Political Science at the University of Zurich. He is a citizen of Switzerland.
José A. García
Managing Director - Owner at GTC
Mr. José García is an expert in in wholesale voice and SMS messaging with over 18 years’ experience in the telecom industry. As former VP of Sales & Carrier Relations at tyntec, one of the largest A2P SMS service providers globally, José gained a deep industry expertise developing profitable SMS business across the globe. During his 10 years at Verizon he headed up a European team responsible for international voice services. Previously, he managed the operator department of mobile payments business in Central and Southern Europe for Netsize, a Gemalto company focussed on. José holds a Spanish citizenship, is based in Munich and studied Business Administration in Frankfurt.
Practice leader, Wholesale Telecoms at Ovum
David James has over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms and IT industry. He leads Ovum’s team of analysts specializing in the wholesale telecoms market. He and his team research, analyze, report, forecast and advise clients on developments and strategies in the wholesale market across the globe. David is also interested in the effective application of telecommunications to improve customer service and business efficiency. David has been a member of Ovum’s wholesale research team since 2003 and has led the team since 2005. In this time, he has led research into the strategies of leading players in the wholesale market, devised forecast models for a variety of wholesale services, and undertaken studies on a variety of aspects of wholesale telecoms. These include wholesale customer segmentation and service portfolios, wholesale customer interaction strategies, and the implications of the rapid migration to all-IP network architectures. David has spoken at and chaired seminars, briefings, and conferences on a range of wholesale telecoms subjects around the world. Prior to joining the wholesale research team, David worked in Ovum’s Consultancy group on a variety of bespoke client projects. Before joining Ovum in 1999, David worked for Logica, Kingston-SCL, and Aspect Telecommunications. David has a Computing Science degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.
Founder at Naxto LLC
Christophe has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is recognized as an innovator with deep domain knowledge. As founder of Naxto LLC, he now advises companies in the telecommunications, mobile and payments industries on strategy, products and business development with a specific focus on telco and payment operators.
Prior to his current role, Christophe was SVP for IDT, a leading global carrier, and worked and lived for them in Europe, the Middle East and the US. While at IDT, Christophe managed a functional carrier services P&L and was the driving force behind the strategy and innovation for Carrier Services into a platform for value transfer (airtime) and white label portfolio.
At Belgacom, Christophe managed the strategic planning cycle, market screening, business planning and partnership strategy to drive new product development and make Belgacom the leader in Mobile Carrier Services. In his early career, Christophe was product manager and project manager for the seed business plan of one of Europe’s first broadband internet over cable deployments.
Head of Wholesale at Safaricom
Ms. Wangeci Kanjama serves as the Head of Wholesale at Safaricom where she is in charge of the international voice business, Roaming Services, IP & capacity & wholesale infrastructure services. She has a wealth of experience in the telecommunication industry spanning over 15 years with great passion for regional connectivity.
CEO at FSE CONSULTING
Based in Paris, France, Florence is an experienced New Business Development Professional and Relationship Broker with deep expertise in the telecommunication industry. After a Master in International Trade (Paris II), she joined Telecom Italia during 10 years. She founded FSE Consulting 8 years ago to help companies to build market positions by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing impactful business relationships. Identify and interpret market trends, as well as track individual contributors and their accomplishments to seek business deals. Contact potential partners, discover and explore opportunities to help companies to close new business. Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations, examining risks and opportunities, and estimating partners' needs and goals.
VP Product Line Management at Dialogic
Miguel started in 1999 as a developer and in 2002 he co-founded an MSP in West Africa. In 2007 he also co-founded what would be the first Wi-Fi ISP in Cape Verde. Five years later, Miguel accepted the invitation from Ezelink Telecom in Dubai, to revolutionize the company strategy in the Intelligent Hotspot, IoT and Smart City solutions as Director of Technology.
Afterwards, since 2015, Miguel has been working in Silicon Valley and been involved in several projects to help Service Providers monetize their voice business. Currently, he is Vice President of Product Line Management for Applications at Dialogic.
Entrepereneur, co-founder of telecoms and automotive ventures at Animatele Inc.
Entrepereneur, co-founder of telecoms and automotive ventures
Animatele Inc. is a provider of SS7 connectivity Services tailored to MVNO/MVNE-s, SMS Hubs and Aggregators. Operator neutrality, global reach and free P2P SMS service to MVNO-s make the ANIMA SS7 exchange indispensable.
Specialties: SS7 backhaul, MVNO, SMS, USSD, SS7, SCCP, GSM MAP, TCAP, SIGTRAN
Chief Insight Analyst at Mobilesquared
Nick is Chief Insight Analyst and Founder at mobilesquared, and specialises in all aspects of the mobile and telecommunications industries, including; messaging and OTT, unified communications, mpayments, the enterprise, mobile marketing and advertising, premium rate services, automated platforms, mobile internet and social media, apps and content, as well as networks and technology. Nick oversees all aspects of client projects; research, analysis, data modellling, and creative output, to drive awareness of clients' brands through white papers or reports, or provide our clients with market positioning and competitor analysis to support company expansion and product launches, as well as Mobilesquared’s own reports, including Global A2P SMS forecasts, 2015-2020. Nick speaks at conferences around the world, and is a judge for the Global Mobile Awards, the MEFFYS and the EMMAs. In his time as an analyst, Nick has written strategic industry reports on all of the subjects listed above.
CEO at DigitalMe
Rrapid knowledge in the new arena of today's mobile telecom business. Starting from VAS engineering, to handling major activities under operators’ startup office. Moving to become one of the most innovative marketers to change the dynamics of mobile telecom business in Bahrain and GCC. Lately I joined the formation of MTC group [currently known as Zain group], to start the deployment of strategies and systems related to Knowledge Base for the group. Moving all the way with the experience to handle the position of Launching Director for Zain Kuwait to establish the 3G/HSDPA Network. And finally joining the group management to roll-out the biggest ever bidding project by Zain group (Zain-KSA bid project). After the success to have the post of Marketing Manager for Zain KSA operation. Formally leading the Business Development division through international expansion and MVNO initiatives with the largest telecom distributor in the MENA region. Currently holding the position of Regional Director for a multinational new startup operation in the MEA region to develop the business across mixed enterprises from Telecom, mFinance and ending with Green Energy solutions.
BEST GLOBAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
Orange International Carriers
BEST IOT OPPORTUNITY
THE BEST ‘CLOUD’ INNOVATIVE OPERATOR
BEST ‘CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED’ OPERATOR
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE
BEST GLOBAL NETWORK
BEST SMS PLATFORM PROVIDER
BEST SUBSEA CABLE OPERATOR
BEST VOICE SERVICE INNOVATION
UNIFIED COMMUNICATION ONLINE
TELECOMMUNICATION WOMAN OF THE YEAR
THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL & INFLUENTIAL WHOLESALE EXECUTIVE
The entry form must be completed online at the Carrier Community Award Portal. Only fully completed online submission must be sent by 27th April 2018 and be accompanied by a jpeg logo, high-resolution print format logo (preferably eps) and the supportive material.
All entrant companies have the opportunity to purchase seats at the CC-Global Awards during the CEE 2018 GCCM in Berlin. For further information on table costs please contact: [email protected]
Supporting evidence or documents must be included within the entry form (such as pictures, graphs). Please ensure any supporting evidence is relevant.
It is essential that we can contact you easily with questions regarding your entry, or judging inquiries and requests for further information. Therefore, please provide us with an awards liaison representative who can take these inquiries. You must provide their full contact details on the entry form.
Up to 5 companies will be shortlisted in each category and the shortlists will be published by the end of May 2018. The winners will be announced during the CC-Global Awards event at CEE 2018 GCCM in Berlin.
Shortlisted companies profile and logo will be included in all event relevant publications and mail shots and must purchase a minimum of 2 seats at EUR 350 + VAT per seat to represent them at the Awards Ceremony to potentially collect their Award. Entrants unable to commit to attendance at the Awards Ceremony will not be included in the Final Shortlist.
The Winners will be announced during the CC-Global Awards event. Winners will receive:
a) Global recognition of achievements among the telecom wholesale operators
b) Winner’s Trophy
c) Certificate presented at the event
d) Picture taken at the ceremony
e) Full detailed publication on the GCCM event portal, magazine, mailshots.