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CariCam is a high level networking summit that brings together key players from network operators and suppliers to discuss ways to drive forward solutions in the region. The summit combines educative content, assessing the state of the industry and identifying new areas of growth with an occasion for one to one interaction and networking. It is today the most recognized business event in the Caribbean and Central America region. The participants gained a keen sense of the dynamics of a Caribbean and Central America mobile marketplace through presentations, numerous questions and answers sessions, and more than a few social events. In 2002, Informa developed this conference to serve as an open forum for all those interested in mobile, data and wireless issues impacting the Caribbean and Central American regions, including North and South America. This event provides an opportunity to share and learn about how to successfully operate in the region. It’s a target and business oriented event. This conference also allows for ample networking with all the events and meals that are included as part of the conference package.
VAS, DIGITAL & INNOVATIVE SERVICES
We have been organizing the Mobile VAS/ VAS event in Miami for many years, but we have been noticing that nowadays discussion is much broader than that and we decided to change the event’s focus to address mainly OTTs and operator service innovation and optimization, so operator revenue can still grow on this digital world we are living in. This summit combines educative content and real life experiences, assessing the state of the industry and identifying new areas of growth with an occasion for one to one interaction and networking.
- By company profile: mobile operators, service providers, regulators, solution providers, press and consultants
- By function: Board level – General Managers and CEOs – VPs, Chiefs, Heads, Directors and Managers of Business Development, Networks, Marketing, Commercial, Strategic Planning, Technology
- Target Region: Caribbean and Central America region
- By company profile: Caribbean, Central and Latin American mobile operators, OTTs, content providers, content aggregators, messaging vendors, device manufacturers, application developers, mobile marketing agencies, media companies and consultancies looking into doing business in the region.
- By function: Chiefs, Heads, Directors and Managers of VAS, Marketing, Messaging, Data Services, Business Development, Application, Content and Brand, Product, Operation, Strategic Planning, Technology, Research, Sales, Commercial.
Jaime Palermo QuesadaGerente Sector Telecomunicaciones - Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Presidente de las Juntas Directivas - Radiográfica Costarricense SA (RACSA) y Presidente - Cable Visión de Costa Rica, CRICSA e ICETEL
Jaime Palermo Quesada es Gerente Sector Telecomunicaciones del Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) y Presidente de las Juntas Directivas de Radiográfica Costarricense SA (RACSA) y Cable Visión de Costa Rica, CRICSA e ICETEL. Con más de 32 años de experiencia en el Sector de las Telecomunicaciones, ingresó al ICE en 1982 atendiendo clientes, ha sido Director Regional en distintas zonas del país: Pacífico – Puntarenas, Huetar – Brunca, Huetar Atlántica – Norte, también fue Jefe de la División Clientes entre 2009 y 2011, Gerente de Clientes de entre 2011 y abril 2014, fecha desde la cual ocupa el cargo de Gerente del Sector de Telecomunicaciones. Es Ingeniero Industrial con una Maestría en Administración de Negocios con énfasis en Mercadeo (CR), Especialista en Perfeccionamiento de la Gestión Administrativa en las Empresas Públicas, título obtenido en Italia, y cuenta con una especialización en mercadeo de Kellogg School of Management de la Universidad Northwestern.Hide Short Biography
John QuinnGroup CTO
DIGICEL PlayShort Biography
John Quinn is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with over 20 years industry experience who thrives on the relentless pursuit of success and delivering very real results. He is also a senior level business and technology generalist who is driven by challenge and success. John’s most recent assignment with Digicel Group has seen the hugely successful deployment of Fibre To The Home (FTTH) networks and full triple play offerings being successfully rolled out in 3 countries, Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados with more in development. He has also been responsible for the technology upgrade of 5 HFC systems to DOCSIS 3.0 technology and for the first ever regional testing of future GPON (XG-PON and xWDM) technology. Technology can change lives, economies and how our world develops. John is very lucky to get to lead developments in his field and to do something he loves while making a real difference. He likes to look at the world differently and to find new ways of doing things and solving problems, after all, anything is possible and there is no technology challenge that can't be overcome. John also have a keen interest in volunteering and working on projects that improve life for others.Hide Short Biography
Neville CruzVP – Network Engineering & Operations
OPEN MOBILE, Puerto RicoShort Biography
Neville Cruz has been working in telecommunications industry in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region since 1988. He is currently the Vice President of Network Engineering & Operations for OPEN Mobile in Puerto Rico. Graduated in 1988, he obtained a BSEE from University of Puerto Rico, School of Engineering, Mayaguez Campus, and a year later obtained his PE license as Professional License Engineer for Puerto Rico and USA. In that same year, started his professional career occupying the position of Transmission Engineer in Puerto Rico Telephone Company. In 1989 he was transferred to TLD, which by that time was PRT subsidiary, to work as network engineer. A year later was appointed RF Engineer and sent back to PRT to form the first RF Engineering division in the Island. As part of that group, had the opportunity to work in the first wireless network swap in the Island: from NEC NEAX AMPS cellular system, to Ericsson RBS 882 AMPS/TDMA-ready system. In 1992 Neville was appointed PRT’s Product Manager for wireless-related products, and performed in that position until 1995, when he accepted the position of Director of Wireless Engineering & Operations at Centennial, a newcomer by that time and the first real competitor to local ILEC, PRT. Worked in Centennial until 2000, when he decided to leave the company to create his owned professional practice, and founded Telecommunications Consulting Group. With TCG, Neville was consultant for companies like Lucent Technologies, Sprint PCS Puerto Rico, AT&T, Centennial Dominicana, Telefónica Empresas, Banco Popular, UNO Radio Group (Island’s biggest FM/AM Radio entrepreneurs), among others. In 2008 Neville joined OPEN Mobile to the present. Neville is an active member of College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR) since 1989, and has been speaker in several technical seminars and forums at the Island and the region.Hide Short Biography
Gonzalo ManceñidoSub Director of New Business Development
TELEFÓNICA CENTRO AMÉRICAShort Biography
Gonzalo tiene doble nacionalidad, Argentina e Italiana, habiendo realizado estudios en Buenos Aires y Madrid. Es Licenciado en Administración de Empresas, título otorgado por la Universidad Católica Argentina; posee MBA Internacional de ESIC Business & Marketing School (España) además de haber desempeñado varios Programas Ejecutivos en Madrid, España. Cuenta con una amplia experiencia y trayectoria de más de 16 años en el negocio de las Telecomunicaciones, habiéndose desempeñado en áreas de Marketing, Comercial y Estrategia en varias Multinacionales, impulsando soluciones B2C y B2B en países de Latino-América y Europa. Tiene un vasto conocimiento multicultural de Hispanoamérica, habiendo vivido en Buenos Aires, Madrid, Bogotá y ahora en Ciudad de Guatemala. Desde Diciembre 2014 se desempeña como Sub-Director Regional de Desarrollo de Negocios B2C para los 5 países que conforman Telefónica Centro América: Panamá, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador y Nicaragua. Tiene a cargo las áreas de Productos & Servicios, Terminales e Innovación.Hide Short Biography
Eric Ríos RochaGerente Senior de Apps & VAS
Telecommunications Engineer and MBA from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Master of Business Telecommunications from Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. More than thirteen years of extensive experience in Mexican MNOs: Telcel (América Móvil), Telefónica and AT&T as Business Development and Product Marketing Manager, leading high level teams for planning, designing, implementing and merchandizing M2M (IoT), Value-Added Services, Applications, Cloud and Mobile Advertising for B2B & B2C.Hide Short Biography
Ana AguileraHead Manager of Mobile Money Latin America
Ari LopesPrincipal Analyst
Areas of expertise: Pricing strategies, effective convergence , new technologies’ adoption cycle, Latin American market analysis. “Many operators in Latin America have made a considerable effort to acquire and integrate mobile and fixed-line businesses, but there is still a long way to go until their users have a seamless experience across different products the same company. The operator that delivers effective convergence will enjoy a unique competitive advantage in the market.” Arivaldo is a Principal Analyst with Ovum for Latin America. He leads Informa’s efforts in understanding the Latin American operators’ strategic options for investment in 4G technologies, as well as providing competitive benchmark analysis, country profiles and analyzing the opportunities for MVNOs in the region. His research also focuses on opportunities in the mobile Internet market for Latin American operators, developers and media companies, given the growing polarization on two or three mobile OS ecosystems. Arivaldo joined Informa in April 2012. Prior to that he was a Senior Financial Analyst with Google, he was in charge of capacity planning and forecast for the SMB Customer Services organization. Arivaldo also has eight years’ experience in the telecoms market, having worked at Vivo as a CRM analyst, and as pricing manager at Brasil Telecom and Oi. Arivaldo holds a Masters degree in Communications Management at the University of Strathclyde, and has a degree in Economics the University of Campinas.Hide Short Biography
Carlos MarquesAmericas Commercial Director
Carlos holds the position of Commercial Director – America since joined Digitata in 2015, with strong background Management for multidisciplinary teams. over 12 years’ experience leading Commercial Teams, responsible for building Sales and high-end strategic selling techniques to maximize Revenue & Software Solutions for the Telecom Industry cross Latin America. Prior to this, held equal positions in Companies Teoco / Aircom, Netscout and Tektronix. Carlos holds Telecommunication Engineer Diploma from UFF – Universidade Federal Fluminense, Master Degree in Telecommunication from IME – Instituto Militar do Exercito and Finance Master Business Administration from FGV, all of them in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.Hide Short Biography
Conal joined Digitata as a Director in 2009 and also holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer, focusing on the marketing aspects, including the company message, image and branding. Before joining Digitata he acted as an independent advisor to various companies in the telecommunications industry. Prior to this, he held the role of Technical Director at Actix, focusing on the take-to-market strategy of their network optimisation tools. Previously, Conal was the Technical Director at ComOpt, responsible for the development of automatic frequency and cell planning tools. He started his career at MTN South Africa where he formed part of the Radio Network Planning and Optimisation team.Hide Short Biography
Frans EerstelingMember Strategy & Corporate Development
Now working 26 years at Telesur. Jobs: Product Manager Mobile Services, Manager Business Development & Marketing, Manager Business Development and present Policy Advisor to the CEO. Education: Master Degree University of Suriname and Master degree Business Administration.Hide Short Biography
Glenn FallasGeneral Director - Quality of Service and Spectrum Department
Electronic Engineer, with a degree on Telematics and Telecommunications Project Management. Mr. Fallas has more than 10 years of experience in regulation of the telecommunications sector, including the areas of quality of service, operators-users relations and spectrum management. In the spectrum area, has extensive experience in spectrum planning, administration and monitoring, bidding process formulation and auctions, and also was the leader of the interdisciplinary group in charge of the design and implementation of the National Frequency Monitoring System and its administrative database. Frequently supports the country representation in terms of spectrum management at CITEL and ITU, and had proposed improvements to the National Frequency Allocation Plan which have resulted in the availability of more spectrum for IMT applications and other modifications in order to comply with the international standards. Head Costa Rica’s number portability project, which involved the technical requirements, the management of the operator’s positions and requests, as well as the direction and coordination of the number portability committee among other requirements for its implementation.Hide Short Biography
José Luis HornaCEO
Jose Luis Horna, a Venezuelan/Italian entrepreneur is the CEO of Converlogic and has career experience as Global Consultant at Oberthur-Paris as well was Chairman of the Smart Card Application Group (SCAG), Chairman of the Marketing Group, and Chairman of the Terminals Working Group (TWG) for the GSM association in Latam. A Simon Bolivar University graduate, Jose Luis started his company of smart cards technology evolution products in France with a focus on the development and integration of solutions for the Telecom sector. His ambition and expertise moved him to Miami FL to be closer to his American and Caribbean clients. He has been part of the speaking panel at Caricam and Canto discussing and evangelizing new eSIM technology.Hide Short Biography
José OteroDirector de América Latina y el Caribe
5G AMERICASShort Biography
Jose Felipe Otero Muñoz is the Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for 5G Americas. He is responsible for promoting the successful development of the 3GPP family of technologies (including LTE) throughout the region and communicating the latest advancements in these technologies to key stakeholders, including mobile operators, vendors, regulators, telecommunications organizations, media and analysts. - See more at: http://www.4gamericas.org/en/about-us/executives/5g-americas-jose-otero/#sthash.q0KAs5tm.dpufHide Short Biography
Leo ManzewitschGroup CTO
Comunicaciones IBWShort Biography
Mr. Manzewitsch is the Chief Technology Officer for Comunicaciones IBW. Mr. Manzewitsch has over twenty years of experience in international telecommunications and in the IT industry and is leading the company’s technical evolution as well as overseeing the development of new products and business. Before joining the IBW in 2014, Mr. Manzewitsch held various positions including new product engineer and manager of product marketing at NEC Corporation, UTStarcom, Tellabs (CORIANT), JDSU (VIAVI), Telefonica (TIWS) and others provider of IT network solutions and semiconductor, for Fiber Optics, Microwave, Mobile Access, Internet and Services. Mr. Manzewitsch joined Interlink Global Corporation in 2007, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer until he joined as one of the founder directors of NETTALK.COM INC developing the company from ground up in his role as Chief Technology Officer. He received his Electronics Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991 and is a Member of IEEE.Hide Short Biography
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There are numerous unique and creative sponsorship opportunities for you to ensure that you achieve the maximum ROI from your association with CariCam. Contact us to discuss your specific sponsorship objectives – sales, customer relationships, market research, brand building, channel support or media relations. We will tailor a package to meet your needs. There are limited sponsorship opportunities available. Contact us today! Raquel Freitas Sponsorship & Exhibition Account Manager Informa Latin America Tel: +5511 3017-6833 Mobile: +5511 98389-5205 Skype: rqlfreitas firstname.lastname@example.org
Viavi Solutions, formerly JDSU, delivers award-winning solutions that help service providers and IT organizations optimize and maintain many of the world’s largest and most complex networks. Building on our heritage as pioneers in test and measurement, Viavi delivers end-to-end physical and virtual network visibility for service activation, assurance, and performance management. Our integrated approach allows us to create and export customer experience and usage analytics to CEM applications and analytic engines that enable assurance and data monetization. To learn more, visit viavisolutions.com.
GMC SOFT is the leading software factory specialized in orchestration and mediation solutions, VAS , testing of mobile services and mobile marketing. It is a high-tech data management company with a mission to increase its client competitiveness and productivity through so ware innovation. GMC SOFT product portfolio and proven experience in telecommunications business have been helping mobile operators worldwide to increase their revenue streams since 2008. We provide first class solutions and professional services to our customers all over the world over wherever the need arises. Moreover, GMC SOFT is part of GMC CORP, a business group with 13 years of experience in infrastructure and engineering services, so ware solutions and big data processing.
Privately-held multinational technology company, Digitata’s trusted Dynamic Tariffing™ lets mobile network operators intelligently change Call, SMS and Data pricing according to operator strategy and network/subscriber elasticity, offering subscribers better value while protecting the network and maintaining/improving revenue. SnapTariff app offers smart bundling and tighter control of data spend. Digitata Networks offers a vendor-agnostic network configuration management, performance monitoring and self-organising network product suite to transparently monitor, control and automate all major mobile technologies (2G/3G/LTE, Wi-Fi) across multi-domains (Core/RAN/TX). Digitata Insights provides a unique USSD-based media and gaming service, including MeMe and USSD Game Arcade, to reach and engage mobile subscribers.
C&W Networks is the leading wholesale telecommunications service provider in the Pan-Caribbean region that offers broadband, IP capacity and a growing portfolio of managed services and integrated solutions to global, regional and local telecom carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. C&W Networks operates the largest subsea multi-ring, fibre-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region, this platform provides superior reliability and scalability of wholesale international capacity bandwidth services to more than 42 countries. In May this year Liberty Global’s (LG) acquired Cable & Wireless Communications for approximately $7.4B, which allowed us to expand our offering to 56 countries as it interconnected to LG’s “AORTA” European fiber network.
CONVERLOGIC offers a comprehensive range of SIM/USIM/LTE cards and VAS Platforms (Provisioning, Device Manager, OTA, TopUp ). Relatively young company located in USA and France, yet its founders bring with them over 30 years of successful experience in the Telecommunication, Smart Card, integration and consultancy industry. Focuses on the development of solutions for the Telecommunication sector. As it is such a young company, it is energetic and innovative by nature. For more information, please visit www.converlogic.com
Neptuno is an engineering and tower manufacturing company with over 40 years of in-depth experience in the telecom industry. Areas of expertise also include: Structural Assessment, Tower reinforcement, tower installation and Build-To-Suit Projects. Additionally, Neptuno represents NAAP Global Solutions, a software development firm that provides full life-cycle asset management solutions for the Telecom Industry. NAAP Software© is the asset management platform used by the majority of the Telecom Operators and Telecom Regulators in the Caribbean. Other NAAP solutions services include: 3D Site Survey, Asset Barcoding, Warehousing inventory Projects and Asset management Consultancy.
RADWIN provides a full wireless point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and broadband mobility solutions, powering applications including backhaul, broadband access, private network connectivity, video surveillance transmission as well as wireless broadband in motion for trains, vehicles and vessels Radwin in Motion equipment for moving. RADWIN’s advanced wireless solutions are deployed in more than 150 countries, carrying data, video and voice with unmatched high-capacity over short and long ranges. Deployments in more than 150 countries; Customer base of Tier-1 carriers and service providers / Cellular/mobile carriers; Industry-leading products incorporating advanced technologies (MIMO, OFDM, interference mitigation mechanisms and Beamforming Technology); Fixed operators & service providers (ISPs, WISPs); Government & enterprises (municipalities, public safety, utilities, oil & gas, mining, education, finance); Transportation authorities (trains, metros, airports).
Syniverse is the leading global transaction processor that connects more than 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in nearly 200 countries and territories, enabling seamless mobile communications across disparate and rapidly evolving networks, devices and applications. We deliver innovative cloud-based solutions that facilitate superior end-user experiences through always-on services and real-time engagement. For more than 25 years, Syniverse has been simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility – a simple, interoperable experience, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com, follow Syniverse on Twitter or connect with Syniverse on Facebook.
WIT is a technology integrator specializing in solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise companies. We handle a full range of technologies, including telecom networks, satcom networks, next-generation data centers, mobility enablement, remote site solutions and advanced security. In conjunction with our technology partners, we’re helping customers explore and evaluate software-defined networking and network virtualization to improve and scale service at the edge. Our skilled team of veteran advisers have designed, built, researched and managed some of the world’s most advanced technology deployments. By partnering with us, companies and organizations around the world learn how to realize increased profits, revenues, productivity and efficiency.
Merka is the pioneer in the Low and Zero Balance Services market, awakening a new appetite for value added services. Since 2011, we have been designing, operating and monetizing high-volume/revenue generating value-added services for operators in the developing world, mainly Latin America and Africa. Merka is the leader and has the largest worldwide network of Low and Zero Balance Services with launched operations in 30 countries with more in the process of launching.
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