|Meet our Judging Panel for Network Transformation Awards 2017|
||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. Jennifer Clark
Founder and General Manager | Battle Green Research
Jennifer P. Clark is Founder and General Manager at Battle Green Research, the Boston-based market research and consulting firm.
Prior to that, she headed the Network research practice at 451 Research, providing actionable insight into network technology and infrastructure, examining the challenges facing both enterprises and network operators in provisioning the local, wide-area and radio access networks, and the solutions and technology that will meet the demands of 4G and 5G mobile networking, cloud computing, and Web 2.0. Jennifer's personal areas of research revolve around carrier infrastructure including Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), PSTN Transformation, the Evolved Packet Core, DNS, IPv6, small cells, mobile backhaul, network policy, carrier Ethernet, and core and edge routers.
Jennifer started her industry research carrier with the Yankee Group, which was acquired by 451 Research in 2013. Prior to joining Yankee Group, she was Manager of Network Planning and Strategy for Wang Laboratories' corporate data network. She began her career at Wang with responsibility for the domestic and international rollout of Wang's packet network, connecting more than 250 locations in 14 countries. Before joining Wang, she was a member of the IT research and development division of Commercial Union Insurance Companies.
Jennifer is a highly regarded speaker at industry seminars and conferences, and is frequently cited by the commercial and trade press. She has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the IEEE. She holds a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College.
||Mr. Tim Doiron
Principal Analyst, Practice Lead, Intelligent Networking | ACG Research
Tim Doiron is Principal Analyst, Intelligent Networking practice, at ACG Research. Tim's work is focused on network innovations and transformations in the areas of packet optical transport, data center inter-connect (DCI), transport/multi-layer SDN, and network function virtualization (NFV).
Prior to joining ACG Research, Tim was VP, Product Management at Coriant and has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience. In addition to previous General Manager, product planning and product management posts at Tellabs, Tim has held a variety of leadership positions in software development, product management, business development and marketing at ARRIS, Cadant, Ericsson and Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems. He began his career working on fighter jets as an engineer in the avionics labs at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing).
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Tim also holds seven U.S. patents and is a long-time member of both the IEEE and the Business Marketing Association (BMA). He is also an active member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Southern Illinois University.
||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.
||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.
||Mr. Patrick Kelly
Founder & Principal Analyst | Appledore Research Group
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.
||Mr. David Snow
Principal Analyst, Global Telecom Technology & Software | GlobalData
As Principal Analyst for Service Provider Infrastructure, David is responsible for tracking the evolution and key developments within the IP Services Infrastructure market. His coverage areas include Hosted Multimedia Application Servers, IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), Mobile Softswitching, Policy Control, Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs), Session Border Controls (SBCs) and Softswitches.
Prior to joining Current Analysis, David was a Senior Analyst at Juniper Research, where he led the Mobile Commerce stream, with a concentration on plotting the course of mobile payments, banking and financial services, as well as Near Field Communications (NFC) and ticketing. He also served as a Senior Analyst at both Ericsson AB and Marconi Corporation, where he focused on market, strategic and competitive intelligence.
David is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and earned a B.Sc. in Physics from University of Bristol and an M.Sc. in Telecommunication Technology from Aston University.
||Mr. Shin Umeda
VP | Dell'Oro Group
Shin Umeda covers a broad view of Telecommunications Infrastructure at Dell'Oro Group as he has built their coverage and researched many of the technologies. He currently produces the analysis on Network Functions Virtualization's (NFV) impact on telecom operators as well as equipment and component manufacturers. He previously covered the Optical Transport, Routers, and Carrier Ethernet markets for Dell'Oro Group.
Shin joined Dell'Oro Group in 2000, bringing extensive experience in financial and operations planning and analysis. Prior to joining Dell'Oro Group, Shin held financial analyst and management positions at a number of networking and technology companies, including Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, SynOptics Communications, and Amdahl Corporation.
Mr. Umeda's research and analysis has been widely cited in leading trade and business publications including Bloomberg, Businessweek, Network World, The Economist, The New York Times, TheStreet.com and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared as an invited speaker at industry conferences such as NetEvents Global Summit, SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, and Carrier Network Virtualization. He has presented at investor conferences, customer seminars, and sales meetings around the world.
Shin has a B.A. degree in Business from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University.