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  • 1.  Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 02, 2017 16:44

    Since this is such a big group, I thought we might take some time to introduce ourselves, so that our future posts have a bit more context and color. Feel free to share who you are, what you do, and anything else you'd like to share.

    I'm Melanie DiGeorge, your Community Manager.  My primary responsibility is building a thriving space for forum members to share ideas, ask questions and network with one another.

    Please share your introduction below!

    Melanie DiGeorge
    Community Manager
    TM Forum

  • 2.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 03, 2017 04:21
    I'm Peter Duxbury-Smith. I do consultancy and R&D in AI including applications in telecoms, as well as more general activities as an OSS/BSS architect. But I am probably happiest playing my mandolin with a bunch of other bluegrassers.

    Peter Duxbury-Smith
    Intelligent Solutions Ltd


  • 3.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 04, 2017 10:51
    ​I am an IT consultant with 30+ years of experience in Telecommunications spanning from OSS development to Infrastructure, Networking and Project Management.  My current interest is in Cloud Computing.

    Lachman Udeshi
    IT Consultant
    Tech Talenta

  • 4.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Oct 29, 2018 07:22
    ​Hello All,
     My name is Gabriel Daniels. Business Analyst with SSE Enterprise Telecoms.

    Gabriel Daniels
    SSE Enterprise Telecoms

  • 5.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Mar 04, 2019 05:09
    My name is Shaye Lynne, please kindly contact me through my Email
    Thank you.

    Shane Lynne

  • 6.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 03, 2017 11:41

    My name is Anzar Hasan. Senior solutions-oriented IT Risk Management Professional with the expertise to implement industry best practices and optimize existing policies and procedures in line with organizational Governance, Risk and Control Strategy. Exceptional professional history includes providing advisory services to industry leaders and Fortune 100 companies, such as Verizon, Deloitte & Touché LLP's, and JP Morgan Chase. Brings global experience in Telecommunications/IT/IS, ranging from Network Management to Core Transport Service and Wireline/Wireless Security. Exemplary educational qualifications include the pursuit of an Executive Master of Business Administration from Strayer University, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Known for cross-functionally collaborating with diverse teams and communicating with stakeholders at all levels of a corporation.


    • Achieved graduate certificates in Business Analytics from Southern Methodist University (SMU), and Crisis Management and Business Continuity from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
    • Consulted on system implementations and enhancement projects, collaborating with business and technical customers to provide management with accurate, independent and timely consultation on weaknesses or opportunities for improvements.
    • Provided expertise for a key Utility client's existing security program, including making recommendations for enhancements to the security program and developing a roadmap for implementation.
    • An avid member of IEEE study groups, specifically "Security, Reliability, and Performance for Software Defined and Virtualized Ecosystems" (SRPSDVE) and, "CommSoc Rapid Standardization Team on Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization" (NFV).
    • Served as a member of the Board of the American Cyber Security Association, an independent, nonprofit, global association.

    Anzar Hasan
    Verizon Communications

  • 7.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 04, 2017 03:17
    Hi all,

    I'm Volker, Requirements and Systems Engineer at T-Systems, located in Darmstadt, Germany. After having spent quite a time in telco OSS/BSS I now work in the fields of smart energy and healthcare. I'm also interested in new developments like IoT/IoE, so I joined this group.

    Best regards,


    Volker Storm
    T-Systems International Services GmbH

  • 8.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 03, 2017 12:05
    Hi Melanie and everyone,

    First of all I would thank you for such initiative by gathering such big community into this I can see it is very important step.

    Alos I would introduce myself I'm mohamed Hassan Digital services presales Soloutions manger at orange business services for smart cities, healthcare and telecommunications.


    Mohamed Hassan

  • 9.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 03, 2017 15:18
    Hi people,

    I'm Eduardo Pimenta Freitas, solutions architect at Ericsson. I work in BSS product development, specifying features to be implemented in future releases and participate (voice, not vote) in internal forums to help deciding how such features should fit into the roadmap. My interests are new technologies, business aspects and how to combine these. It has been very interesting to follow the discussions on business models and use cases in TMForum, I hope I can keep getting the insights I have been getting here.

    Eduardo Freitas
    Ericsson Inc.

  • 10.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 04, 2017 04:34
    I am Anton van der Burgt.
    Marketing director and shareholder of Xelas (  and Xelas Energy (
    We started as Xelas in the telecom space, with network management software in the dark TMN times (in the ninetees).
    With SNMP for almost all network management a decade later, we decided to go into the energy network space, with network management software based on IEC 61850 and CIM standards. 
    Relation between communication and energy networks remains an interesting area for me...
    Very nice to meet you all.


  • 11.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 03, 2017 20:56
    ​Hello Everyone

    My name is Zhaohui work as a IT consultant in Huawei Technology. I feel very glad to connect with this large group that is diverse and professional.

    I`d like to hear more about the industry development trend and how people help each other to contribute and exchange great ideas.

    hui zhao
    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

  • 12.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 03, 2017 21:19
    ​I am Saurabh Gupta, currently serving in the Executive Product Management team of Huawei Carrier Business Group. Over the years I have been associated with various domains such as Solution Sales, Product Management, Market Research, R&D, Solution Delivery and so on. With 18+ years in the Telecom and Enterprise IT verticals. Current interests and responsibilities include: Big Data & Fast Data,  Digital Transformations and Business Consultancy.

    Saurabh Gupta
    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

  • 13.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 03, 2017 22:29

    Hi, my name is Muhammad Saleem and below is my biography.

    More than 20+ years of experience in the fields of Enterprise IT & Information Security, Forensics, Cyber Intelligence & Incident Response Management, IT Operation Canters (SOC\NOC\C2C), Risk Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Governance Risk and Compliance, Business Process, Policy & Procedures, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, BIG Data & Security Analytics, Networks Infrastructure & Data Centre, Software Development.

    Subject Matter Expert in building and managing InfoSec, ERM and BCM departments in any organization
    Author and Blogger: wrote many technical articles and blogs for many International Magazines.

    At present I am Senior Adviser IT and Information Security at biggest Telecom Company in Middle-East.
    I had been working on many executive positions including CTO, CISO and Director Positions in government ministries and private sectors.

    Academically, I have Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer studies degree, Advanced Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University, United States and many international industrial certifications including MBCP, MBCI, CBCP, CISSP, CISA, Enterprise Architecture TOGAF 9, ITIL, Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), PMP, and ISO Lead Auditor\Implementer, C|EH v7, CCIE Security & many Microsoft certs.

    Some of the public speaking engagements:

    • Keynote speaker at KSU International Congress in Health Informatics, for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) Convention Center, February 2017, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia.
    • Keynote speaker at ADIPEC SECURITY IN ENERGY CONFERENCE Nov 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • Program Adviser at Fleming Gulf UAE for "EXPO 2020 Security Summit" Sept, 2014 Dubai, UAE.
    • Program Advisor at Fleming Gulf UAE for "Kingdom Cyber Security Summit" May, 2014 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    • Key Speaker at GISEC, Big Data and Security Analytics, Dubai UAE, June 2014
    • Key Speaker at The Cloud World Forum MENA, Dubai UAE, April 2014
    • Key Speaker at IDC's IT Security Roadshow, The Rise of Predictive Security, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, April 2014
    • Key Speaker at MENA Information Security Conference, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, March 2014
    • Key Speaker at CIO Middle East, The Meydan Hotel, Topic : Securing Big Data, Dubai UAE, March 2014
    • Key Speaker at MeetTheBoss TV, Cloud Computing Strategies, You & Your Business, UK, 12 February 2014
    • Key Speaker at CISO Middle East Summit & Roundtable, Dubai UAE, February 2014
      Key Speaker at Arab Health, (4 different topics), Dubai, UAE, January 2014
    • Key Speaker at Directions, Trend Micro's Executive Conference, The changing role of the CISO & Protecting your business, employees and data, Dubai, UAE, 11 Dec 2013
    • Key Speaker at CISO ASIA, Securing Big Data, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2013
    • Key Speaker at MeetTheBoss TV, Cyber Security - Training For Beyond The Breach, UK, 31 October 2013
    • Key Speaker at EC-Council Executive CISO Summit, Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Security Program, Atlanta, USA, September 2013
    • Key Speaker at GISEC, Dubai World Trade Canter, THE BIG DATA APPROACH TO SECURITY, Dubai UAE, June 2013
    • Key Speaker at 3rd ERM Conference MENA 2013, Effective Risk Management through InfoSec integration, Dubai UAE, May 2013
    • Key Speaker at CYBER SECURITY UAE SUMMIT, Hacker's Profiling, Dubai UAE, May 2013
    • Key Speaker at IDC's IT Security Roadshow, CISO Soft Skills & Managing An Effective Information Security, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, April 2013
    • Speaker at The Cloud World Forum MENA, Managing your IT resources during the Cloud Transition, Dubai UAE, March 2013
    • Key Speaker at Dubai CISO Middle East Summit & Roundtable, February 2013
      Cloud Computing in the Middle East: Key Security Challenges
               2. Keynote Case Study: Vulnerability Assessment & Management: An Integrated Approach
               3. CISO Soft Skills & Managing An Effective Information Security Team
    • Speaker at Digital Security Summit 2012 (Organizer: NASEBA), Security and Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing, December 2012, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
    • Speaker at ISACA Riyadh Chapter 2011, Effective Policy automation in an Enterprise
    • Invited by CEO EC-Council USA as speaker at Executive CISO Summit Miami 2011
    • Chosen by EC-Council USA as an ambassador in Saudi Arabia as Ethical Hacker 2010


    LinkedIn Profile is as following
    Twitter Profile

    Muhammad Saleem
    Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

  • 14.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 03, 2017 23:07
    I am Isuru Lanarol. Works at Sri Lanka Telecom as an Engineer in IT Group. Currently implementing Siebel CRM in SLT.

    Isuru Lanarol
    Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

  • 15.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 03, 2017 23:26
    Hi Everyone,
    I am Bijit Das having 20+ yrs of experience in Telecom Industry.   I worked primarily as OSS/BSS solution engineer for enterprise Telco products & transformation programs. Worked with major clients like BT, Telstra, STC, at&t etc.  My current key interest is in SDN/NFV and IoE area.  What role CSPs can play beyond just  providing the connectivity  between sensor network and cloud/data center in IoT ecosystem?  Which player will monetize the most from IoE solution?  What is the influence of SDN/NFV in IoE? There are too many vendors  providing some components of IoE solution.  How to identify best solution for a given IoE use case?  Is there any framework?

    Looking forward to this forum for many interesting and insightful discussion.


    Bijit Das
    Bangalore, India
    LinkedIn Profile:
    40+ Bijit Das profiles | LinkedIn

    Bijit Das
    Telecom, Media and Entertainment.
    IBM Corporation

  • 16.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 03, 2017 23:59
    Hi Melanie and everybody in the group.

    I'm Hans, a strategy advisor to Indosat Ooredoo in Indonesia. I'm interesting in IIoT, how telcos will position themselves in this developing ecosystem, and monetize solutions as well as the big data from providing these solutions.

    Yohanes Lukiman
    Indosat Ooredoo

  • 17.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 07, 2017 07:38
    Hi Yohanes

    I work on the IoE programme at the Forum and am interested in your profile. Could you share your e-mail address so that I can get in touch and see how we may work more closely together please?

    I hope this will be of interest and look forward to being in touch. Regards,


    Thandi Demanet
    TM Forum

  • 18.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Aug 04, 2017 01:30

    Hi Melanie and all,


    Thanks for the invite to introduce myself. My name is Arun Jacob and I work in Sales and BD with a Telecom Software Product Company uniquely positioned in the OSS space – NMSWorks Software and I handle OSS products (Service Assurance and Service Fulfilment)and its value proposition to Telecom companies in the Global market place which will include Fixed Line Telco's, Mobile and Submarine cable service providers. My interest includes IoT, Big Data, Data Analytics and more importantly driving the point how these tools help in the Telco's value chain.

    My LinkedIn Profile: Arun Jacob | Professional Profile | LinkedIn
    Glad to meet you all.


    Arun Jacob
    NMSWorks Software Pvt. Ltd.

  • 19.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 04, 2017 02:10
    Hello every one,
    I am Fekadu, thanks to TM forum creating this big community discussion its avail good  knowledge for member i can do on ERP cash management and General Ledger modules , and also i have good experience on enterprise customer handling on CRM soft ware

    Fekadu yami
    Ethio Telecom

  • 20.  RE: Introduce yourself below!

    Posted Aug 04, 2017 02:49
    Hi every body

    I have worked for the past 19+ years in telecom network decipline. My career was stated with a transmission technician and currnetly as a network (transmission) O&M manager. I have experience working on all transmission technologies such as microwave, optical transmission (SONET & DWDM), VSAT technologies and IP. I am interested in current dynamic changes in technology as discussed in this forum, especially I have greate appriciation for the comming NFV & IoT features.

    Getachew Demissie
    Ethio Telecom

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