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Learn about the latest trends and strategy in the communications industry from experts in HP’s Communication & Media Solutions team.

Join HP at the Telco Big Data Summit

Please join HP at the Telco Big Data Summit today as HP talks about building a blueprint for big data and analytics for communications service providers.

ETSI NFV ISG #7: Telecom TV Interview with Vinay Saxena

Watch Telecom TV interview of Vinay Saxena, Chief Architect of HP’s NFV Business, as he discusses the importance of an open NFV architecture and Phase 2 of NFV. As we enter Phase 2, Saxena emphasizes the role Proof of Concepts will play. Vinay shares highlights of HP PoC’s ranging from CP devices, to Mobile Core Subsystems, to CDN technologies, and all the way to Virtualized IMS

ETSI NFV ISG #7: Watch Telecom TV Interview with Prodip Sen, Former Chair of ETSI

Watch interview of Prodip Sen as he reviews the past year and his role as ETSI Chair as well as the strides made in the NFV industry. The ETSI NFV ISG Meeting #7 took place last month at the Santa Clara Convention Center. During the meeting Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization Business Unit at HP, was interviewed about his role as chairman and the challenges he has overcome. While he steps down from his ETSI chairman role, he will remain heavily involved.

Transform to a ‘New Style of TV’! HP would like to talk to you at IBC Amsterdam 2014

Calling all Telecoms and Broadcasters looking for a partner to help them transform to a ‘New Style of TV’! HP would like to talk to you at IBC Amsterdam 2014.


The HP M&E Team will be at the IBC 2014 event this September in Amsterdam. We’d love to meet you, listen to your challenges, and share some HP innovation which has already helped smooth the transformation journey for our leading M&E customers around the world.

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Welcome to August, a month of slow business in the major countries of the northern hemisphere. The weather is a little hotter and the fresh fruit is just a little sweeter this time of year. The World Cup has been over for a while, the memories of your vacation are already starting to fade (or you may be still looking forward to enjoying yours).There is always something in the air that makes this time of year special. This year, August has been set apart because the song “Happy” by Pharrell is the hit song of the year.


I was in this mood last weekend and was focused on enjoying the season, when I started reading an article in the Sunday newspaper about why being happy in your job is even more important than you think.


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  • Alain Decartes has over three decades experience working in the Telecommunication and IT Sector. Here he has had roles in a variety of sectors including the Value Added Service, Cloud Services and Apps Store market worldwide. He has strong skills in international sales, marketing and business development. Alain is HP Software’s worldwide Industry Solution Marketing Lead for the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) industry and sub-segments. In the past, Alain has held senior roles with Unisys, Comverse and Prodata Belgium. He is a popular speaker, moderator or chair at worldwide industry conferences. Alain has been a Board member at the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services. He has also won a number of Industry accolades including The Messaging Industry Association Special Recognition Award. Alain received a Civil Engineer in Telecommunications degree from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons in Belgium.
  • Sigge Andreasson is Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager for OSS Transformation, CMS at HP. Sigge has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and software industries, and has held a number of different positions during his career with HP, spanning telecom engineering, pre-sales and marketing. Sigge holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Julia Mason-Ochinero is WW CME Marketing Lead, HP Enterprise Marketing. In this role, Julia is responsible for driving dialog with CSPs on how they can transition to sustainable, profitable business models and enter into co-opetition with over-the-top (OTT) content providers who are changing this industry’s landscape. She joined HP in 2010 from Accel Partners (where she worked as a consultant.) Prior to Accel, Julia held marketing leadership positions with companies including Adobe, Nuance, OpenWave, Novell, Nuance Communications and RealNetworks. She began her career in Chicago working with organizations including AT Kearney, Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. She currently resides in Silicon Valley.
  • Marco has over 15 years’ experience working on strategy and innovation projects for major clients in the Telecom and Media Industries. He helps clients to improve their business performance through the adoption of strategically-driven technology solutions.
  • Marie-Sophie Masselot is bringing her thought leadership in business transformation in the telecom arena, thanks to her latest role as the marketing lead for the HP Solution Consulting Services practice worldwide. She is coming with a technical background as computer sciences engineer, having held different positions from software development through supply chain or sales support in telecom companies.
  • Michel Ferachoglou has over 20 years in IT and Communications, holding senior Product Management, Business Development, and Marketing positions with HP, as well as held various people management, strategic and business planning roles. Today, Michel is leading the NFV marketing program for CMS, along with a number of cross-portfolio activities within HP CMS Solution Enablement team.
  • Marie-Paule Odini is a seasoned HP executive, bring over 25 years of telecom experience. She has deep expertise in both the networking and IT environments, bridging voice and data. Marie-Paule is the HP CTO for Europe, responsible for the Communication and Media Solution organization, focused on customer innovation and emerging trends. She leads the technology discussions for M2M, Analytics and Cloud. She seats on ETSI and other standard bodies. She is a frequent industry speaker and editor in professional magazines, blogs on HP Telecom IQ and tweets on CMS twitter account. Marie-Paule’s prior responsibilities include managing HP’s worldwide VoIP program, HP’s wireless LAN program, and HP’s Service Delivery program. Since joining HP in 1987, she has held positions in technical consulting, sales development and marketing in Europe and in the Americas. Those roles have focused on strategic and operational responsibility for Networking, IT and operations. Marie-Paule holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University and business education from INSEAD, Paris. Prior to joining HP, Marie-Paule spent five years with France-Telecom/Orange research and development labs, defining architecture and value-added services launch for corporate customers. She also worked with standard bodies and industry forums at that time. She enjoys skiing and outdoors in general.
  • Oded Ringer overlooks HP's worldwide marketing strategy for Actionable Customer Intelligence (ACI) solutions. With many years in the Telecom industry, at companies like Alcatel-Lucent and TTI-Telecom, Oded focuses on Go-To-Market strategies bringing together Products, Business, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
  • Richard Arthur has enjoyed the last two decades of the wild ride that has been the communications industry since deregulation. He is currently leading the Services and Solutions Marketing team in HP’s Communication and Media Solutions business unit. This role embraces transformative telecom solutions including telecom cloud services, outsourcing, solution lifecycle services, OSS/BSS and network platforms. Richard is also managing the CloudSystem Service Provider Program in HP.
  • Sunny Siddiqui has been with HP CMS to bring innovation and rekindle ideas to advance HP’s presence in the industry. He has been part of Technical Sales, Business Analysts, Sales Operations, and in Product Management. Sunny is now working with CMS Solution Enablement and is managing the CMS Social Media activities.
  • Grace has initiated and implemented in last decade the first support contracts for large Telecom operators like France Telecom, Vodafone, BT...Today she is in charge of developping support services which are maturing with a shift from reactive break/fix models to more-proactive and enhanced offerings that add business value.
  • Tiffany Alvano works for HP in the NFV Business Unit and helps drive the overall marketing strategy. Tiffany is a social media professional and has been blogging since the start of NFV.
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