Carin Johansson has worked within the IT-field for 30 years, twenty of them within telecom, primarily as a consultant. After her graduation as B.Sc. in Mathematics she started her career as a software developer, went via system engineering to corporate- and process development, advanced programme & project management, configuration management, quality assurance and training.
In addition to her broad and generic management competence, Carin has expert knowledge within her special field within the telecom arena; the global deregulation in the telecommunication market. Within this specific arena, she has a rare holistic regulatory view with great detailed competence in regulations, standards, system solutions, corporate processes, manual routines and needed organisational changes. During the latest twelve years she has solely been working with operators, telecom regulatory authorities and telecom ministers in the areas of Number Portability and Carrier Pre-Selection. Carin is frequently invited as a speaker, workshop leader and chairperson to worldwide Number Portability conferences.
Mr. Vallesverd has experience with national and international regulatory work on numbering, naming and addressing. He participates in CEPT/ECC working group on Numbering, Naming and Addressing and he has participated in ICANNS Governmental Advisory Committee. On the national level he works with mainly numbering and numberportability issues. His work includes working closely with the Norwegian Central Reference Database and the market players at the telecom arena.
He is presently chairing an international task force on the one-day porting rule under the CEPT/ECC working group on Numbering, Naming and Addressing.
Mr. Ahmed Slalmi is graduated in deep Mathematics’ studies from Henri Poincaré University of Nancy (France) and graduated from National Institute of Post and Telecommunications (INPT) of Rabat (Morocco) as Telecommunications Engineer. He joined the Telecommunication’s Operator “Maroc Telecom” and worked within network planning for more than 10 years.
Since 2000, he joined the National Telecommunication Regulatory Agency (ANRT). He was firstly in charge of Interconnection technical issues. Currently, he is in charge of elaboration of universal service programmes. He is also in charge of numbering resources management (national numbering Plan, short numbers,…) and involved in all number portability issues.
Les has worked in the telecommunications industry for nearly 40 years, initially with BT and as an International Business development manager with Telcordia Technologies and Context Connect Inc. and, for the past 5 years, as a consultant with InterConnect Communications. He has carried out project work, and lead projects, in the UK, USA, Europe,the Middle East and Africa, advising on Numbering and Number Portability. His experience includes working with National Regulatory Authorities, national and inter-national cross-industry groups and incumbent and new entrant operators mainly dealing with National Numbering Plans & Number Portability. Les is the Chair person of the NP Commercial Group in the UK and is currently working in the Middle East & West Africa.
Carsten Hviid has been working with Tele Denmark (TDC) for several years. First in the IT area as project manager, and for the last 9 years as product manager in the Wholesale Division.
Carsten has participated in implementing both Carrier Pre Selection and Number Portability in Denmark and in Tele Denmark. Carsten is still working with continued development of NP in Denmark thru a number of Telco Industry groups, and is also working for the Operators Clearing House Ltd. who own and run the national database and the national Clearing House system.
Thru these activities Carsten has gained a significant knowledge and experience in several aspects of implementing and running NP in both the Mobile and Fixed world, including many of the problems and challenges that will only occur some years down the road.
Raymond Bouwman (46) is founder, and managing director of Rabión Consultancy, based in the Netherlands. The Company was founded in 2000. Rabión Consultancy is a telecommunications consultancy practice with expert knowledge and experience in areas such as International Roaming, Interconnection,Mobile Virtual Network Operators, M2M and Number Portability.
Raymond is an expert in Number Portability, working on NP since 1997, and has been involved in the introduction of NP in the Netherlands and to set up the inter-operator procedures and central NP organisation. In addition he worked on several projects to optimize MNP implementation for T-Mobile in the Netherlands. He was involved in the MNP implementation for several Mobile Virtual Network Operators. He has also been involved in NP implementation studies for customers and prospects in the Caribbean region.
Raymond was a speaker for IIR several times at the annual NP conferences in Europe and in the Middle East. He has been providing NP workshops to several regulators and operators e.g.in Brazil.
In the Middle east region, he is working on the management of the number portability implementation for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Nauman Arshad did his MBA in year 2000 & Masters of Computer Sciences in 2002. He started his career with Citibank Pakistan in year 2000. In year 2004 he joined Telenor Pakistan and was part of Commercial Launch Team. After Telenor’s launch in 2005 Nauman worked for Customer Relations Department before joining MNP Project. Nauman took the lead on MNP Commercial front and developed the MNP Vision & Strategy for Telenor Pakistan. With the help of his team designed and implemented the MNP Organization, Policies and SLAs within Telenor Pakistan as well as with Other Mobile Operators.
Since then, he is continuously involved in matters related to Mobile Number Portability and represents Telenor Pakistan on Mobile Operators’ forums.
Ronald's background covers many areas in the telecommunication markets such as: sales of private & public switches, Interim Manager responsible for Numbering at the Dutch regulator, Interim Manager finance and construction for a large Dutch cable company, Consultant for FttH project in The Hague, interconnection manager for a Swedish Carrier. PortingXS started as a shared managed service for Number Portability in 2001, now serving 50 customers in the Dutch Market. At present Ronald works with his team to expand this successful formula to the different international markets
Justin Connor serves as strategic regulatory and external affairs advisor to SAMENA Council, a tri-regional association of telecom operators across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Mr. Connor also presently serves as the interim Chairman of the SAMENA International Roaming Group (SIRG), an alliance of mobile operators focusing on international roaming issues. Mr. Connor previously served as General Counsel to a Dubai investment firm and was the Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs at Emirates International Telecommunications. Mr. Connor also previously served as a Senior Attorney at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. Mr. Connor is a U.S. admitted lawyer and received his J.D. from Northeastern University and his B.A. from Earlham College.
Matthew Harrison-Harvey, Director of Regulatory and External Affairs, Vodafone Qatar
Harin Grewal, Director, Interconnection and Access, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
Peter Burge, Director of Legal Affairs, TRA UAE
Nauman Arshad, Manager MNP, Telenor Pakistan
Gregory Smith, Programme Manager MNP Implementation, Qtel
Mahmoud Zaghalil, Director, Interconnection and Regulatory Affairs, Zain Jordan
Shahnawaz Alam, Director, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
"I learnt a lot from different countries presentations that can assist Namibia in the decision about number portability, excellent opportunity to build and broaden personal horizons"
"Good experiences and best practices will help us"
"Gained good knowlege of different operators with MNP issues and action plans they have used"