Meet our Judging Panel for Network Transformation Awards 2018

 

 

 

Ms. Caroline Chappell
Principal Analyst | Analysys Mason

 

Caroline is Principal Analyst responsible for Analysys Mason's Software Controlled Networking programme. Caroline's research focuses on service provider adoption of cloud and the application of cloud technologies to fixed and mobile networks. She is a leading exponent of SDN and NFV and the potential these technologies have to enhance business agility and enable new revenue opportunities for service providers. Caroline investigates key cloud and network virtualization challenges and helps telecoms customers devise strategies that mitigate the disruptive effects of cloud and support a smooth transition to the era of software controlled networks.

Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Caroline was Practice Leader, Cloud and NFV, at Heavy Reading. She has over 25 years' experience as a telecoms software analyst and consultant working for research companies including Current Analysis and Ovum. Her areas of coverage spanned cloud services, digital service development and delivery, B/OSS, customer experience management and analytics, internet and cloud security, professional/managed services and service provider wholesale strategies in such areas as IP/Ethernet, enterprise cloud solutions and fixed and mobile wholesale access.

Caroline started her career as a software programmer at what is now BAE Systems. This has given her a lifelong interest in software architectures and engineering approaches, most recently including lean/agile development and DevOps, microservices architectures and model-driven, intelligent software automation.

Ms. Dana Cooperson
Research Director | Analysys Mason

 

Dana is the research director for Analysys Mason's network innovation research programmes. Her area of expertise is intelligent fixed and mobile network infrastructure. Her team's focus is software-controlled and -enabled networks and next-gen mobile and wireless infrastructure, including NFV, SDN, cloud and 5G.

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, market shifts.

Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Dana worked for 16 years as an analyst, consultant, and research manager at RHK and Ovum on topics spanning optical networking, IP/Ethernet services, fixed and mobile access, and data centre infrastructure; optical components; communications service provider revenue and capex/opex; green networking; software-controlled and virtual networks; cloud enablement; video optimization; big data analytics; and professional services. Prior to becoming an industry analyst,

Dana worked for 16 years in the communications industry. Her vendor experience includes product marketing management at Tektronix and Telco Systems and software quality assurance at Information Builders. She began her career at what is now Verizon Communications as a network engineer.

Dana holds an MS in Management from MIT and a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.

Mr. Tim Doiron
Principal Analyst, Practice Lead, Intelligent Networking | ACG Research

 

Tim Doiron is Principal Analyst at ACG Research, leading the firm's Intelligent Networking practice. Doiron's work is focused on network innovations and transformations in the areas of packet optical networking, data center inter-connect, transport/multi-layer software-defined networking, mobile anyhaul and enterprise services virtualization with network function virtualization and vCPE/SD-WAN. Tim has ongoing collaborations in areas of network programmability, visibility, telemetry and automation.

Tim has more than 25 years of networking and telecommunications experience across business and technical organizations. He has served in executive and managerial roles: VP/general manager, VP of product management, director of marketing, product manager, business development and software engineering manager at vendor and service provider companies Coriant, Tellabs, ARRIS, Cadant, Ericsson and AT&T Mobility. Tim has extensive experience bringing new products to market.

Tim is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has authored numerous articles. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Webster University; a Master of Science in electrical engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Southern Illinois University. Doiron also holds eight patents and is a member of IEEE and the Optical Society (OSA). He is an active member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Southern Illinois University where he serves as an advisor to the department chair.
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Mr. Eric Hanselman
Chief Analyst | 451 Research

 

Eric is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research and coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 research disciplines, with an extensive, hands-on understanding of a range of subject areas, including networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors and their intersection in areas such as SDN/NFV, hyperconvergence and the Internet of Things.

Eric helps 451 Research's clients navigate these turbulent waters and capitalize on potential outcomes. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events.

Dr. Francis Haysom
Principal Analyst | Appledore Research

 

Francis has 25+ years of experience in the telecommunication infrastructure and software industry. He has led the design and transformation of OSS products at some of the industries leading suppliers. He most recently was responsible for driving new innovation at Telcordia, and later Ericsson..

He is an acknowledged expert in inventory, fulfillment and the related transition to model based orchestration.

Francis received his PhD from the University of Bath and a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Exeter.

Mr. Michael Howard
Sr. Research Director & Advisor, Carrier Networks | IHS Markit

 

Senior Research Director Michael Howard is recognized worldwide as one of the industry's leading experts in emerging telecom markets, network operator trends, and user buying patterns. Michael co-founded market research firm Infonetics (now IHS) in 1990.

Michael leverages over 45 years of communications industry experience, including 25 years in market research, to author numerous works year-round, including quarterly vendor market share and forecast reports, service provider surveys, analyst notes, white papers, and custom research. He specializes in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), carrier Ethernet, edge and core routers, IP/MPLS control planes, IP VPNs, cloud access, 40GE/100GE, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, and small cells.

Michael is a highly-sought speaker, and he frequently moderates educational webinars, chairs conference programs, and presents at industry events across the globe, including Mobile World Congress, CTIA, SDN & NFV Summit, and MPLS & Ethernet World Congress. He is also regularly quoted in the press, including Financial Time, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, Forbes, Businessweek, Light Reading, Network World, and Information Week.

As a consultant to startups, service providers, vendors, and the investment community, Michael helps clients identify new market opportunities, provides due diligence, and advises on positioning, product development, business plans, and M&A activity.

Before founding Infonetics, Michael was an IT Director at Tymshare/Tymnet, where he created network accounting and led the First Interstate Bank project that developed the world's first pre-Internet in-home banking system. Prior to that, shortly after receiving a BS in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, he worked for SDC on operating systems and programming language compilers for ARPAnet, which later became the Internet.

In 2008, Michael co-authored the book, Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN, which received 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com. An accomplished abalone diver, chef, and photographer, Michael is based in the Silicon Valley.
Senior Research Director Michael Howard is recognized worldwide as one of the industry's leading experts in emerging telecom markets, network operator trends, and user buying patterns. Michael co-founded market research firm Infonetics (now IHS) in 1990.

Michael leverages over 45 years of communications industry experience, including 25 years in market research, to author numerous works year-round, including quarterly vendor market share and forecast reports, service provider surveys, analyst notes, white papers, and custom research. He specializes in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), carrier Ethernet, edge and core routers, IP/MPLS control planes, IP VPNs, cloud access, 40GE/100GE, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, and small cells.

Michael is a highly-sought speaker, and he frequently moderates educational webinars, chairs conference programs, and presents at industry events across the globe, including Mobile World Congress, CTIA, SDN & NFV Summit, and MPLS & Ethernet World Congress. He is also regularly quoted in the press, including Financial Time, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, Forbes, Businessweek, Light Reading, Network World, and Information Week.

As a consultant to startups, service providers, vendors, and the investment community, Michael helps clients identify new market opportunities, provides due diligence, and advises on positioning, product development, business plans, and M&A activity.

Before founding Infonetics, Michael was an IT Director at Tymshare/Tymnet, where he created network accounting and led the First Interstate Bank project that developed the world's first pre-Internet in-home banking system. Prior to that, shortly after receiving a BS in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, he worked for SDC on operating systems and programming language compilers for ARPAnet, which later became the Internet.

In 2008, Michael co-authored the book, Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN, which received 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com. An accomplished abalone diver, chef, and photographer, Michael is based in the Silicon Valley.

Mr. Patrick Kelly
Founder & Principal Analyst | Appledore Research

 

Patrick has consulted and advised telecommunication companies in Europe, Asia, and North America. He has in-depth experience in software service enablement that includes OSS, BSS, and service delivery platforms.

He most recently was Research Director for Analysys Mason and co-founded OSS Observer which was acquired by Analysys Mason in 2008. His area of focus includes NFV Orchestration and Management, Analytics, Customer Experience Management, Cloud Computing, and M2M.

Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration from Plymouth University and a Bachelor of Science from University of Vermont.

Ms. Sue Rudd
Director Service Provider Analysis | Strategy Analytics

 

Sue has over 25 years' experience in mobile broadband, voice and value added IP services.

At Strategy Analytics she analyses and evaluates the potential for:
• SDN enabled Services, Telco Cloud and 5G Network Slicing
• SDN/NFV impact on Network CAPEX, OPEX, TCO and margins
• Virtualisation of Radio Access Network (vRAN) and Small Cells
• Video Delivery Optimization and Content Delivery Networks
• Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming and Offload
• OSS and Network Signaling Opportunities

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, she managed market opportunities for companies selling to Telcos, MNOs and ISPs. Sue has worked for leading vendors: Comverse (now Xura), Motorola Cellular (now Nokia), Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN now Raytheon) and Burroughs (now UNISYS).

Sue has an MBA in Operations Mgt. from the Wharton School at Univ. of Pennsylvania and MA in Economics from University of Cambridge UK.