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About Alex Leslie 903 Articles
Alex was Founder and CEO of the Global Billing Association (GBA), a trade body focused on the communications sector. He is a sought after speaker and chairman at leading industry conferences, and is widely published in communications magazines around the world. Until it closed, he was Contributing Editor, OSS/BSS for Connected Planet. He was publisher at DisruptiveViews.
About John C. Tanner 630 Articles
John Tanner has been covering the Asia-Pacific telecoms industry since 1996. He has two degrees in telecommunications, and worked for six years in the US radio industry in various technical and advisory capacities, covering radio and satellite equipment maintenance, studio networking, news writing and production, the latter of which earned him several regional and national awards.
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About Joana Bagano 199 Articles
Joana Bagano is a writer, editor, and project coordinator with over 10 years of combined experience in technology, banking, cultural heritage, and sustainable development. She currently works full time for an international non-profit organization.
About Tony Poulos 162 Articles
Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and was editor of DisruptiveViews and is now managing editor of Disruptive.Asia. In 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.
Richard Windsor
About Richard Windsor 145 Articles
Dr Richard Windsor is the founder of Radio Free Mobile which is an independent research provider. The research helps clients to understand and evaluate the players in the digital ecosystem and presents a unique perspective on how all the pieces fit together in an easy to read and digest way. The product is available on a subscription basis and counts members of the handset, telecom carrier, Internet, semiconductor and financial industries as its subscribers. RFM is the land of the one man band, meaning that Dr. W. also makes the tea.
Jouko Ahvenainen
About Jouko Ahvenainen 140 Articles
Jouko Ahvenainen is a key member of the Disruptive.Asia editorial team and a pioneer in digital finance, FinTech and data analytics solutions. Jouko started his work with digital finance and FinTech models in 2008 and is a listed world-class influencer. He participated in changing US finance regulation, getting the Senate and President to pass the JOBS Act, and has worked with EU and Asian finance regulators.
About Don Sambandaraksa 110 Articles
Don is a contributing editor for Disruptive.Asia. For most of the 00s, he was the face of Database, the enterprise tech section of the Bangkok Post, and later covered Thailand and the region for Telecom Asia. Before becoming a journalist he was a civil servant at Thailand's ICT Ministry. He is currently studying for an M.Sc. in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia. He is also an avid proponent of strong encryption and Bitcoin.
About Avanti Kumar 68 Articles
Avanti was a former weekly consumer tech & devices review columnist for five years with CNet, The Sun and Sunday Mail in Malaysia. Now independent columnist for various media. Reformed consultant/executive coach.
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Bringing you all the relevant events in in Asia-Pacific region.
About Ryan Jeffery 40 Articles
Ryan Jeffery is Passionate About OSS. So much so that he's the founder of, the independent site that looks at OSS from all angles. Ryan is an OSS / telecommunications consultant and has worked with clients on disruptive / transformative OSS projects since 2000. In addition to publishing (almost) daily articles on he has authored the book, "Mastering your OSS" and various other publications.
About Teresa Cottam 34 Articles
Teresa helps B2B service providers improve their commercial results and the customer experience they deliver through research, insight and analysis that builds effective strategy. She is chief strategist with industry analysts and strategy consultants Omnisperience.
About Jonathon Gordon 32 Articles
Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI.
David Birch
About David Birch 25 Articles
Dave is Director of Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy and is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money. Named in Wired magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of business information; rated one of the NextBank “Fintech Titans”; voted one of the European “Power 50” people in digital financial services and ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments.
Jeremy Wagstaff
About Jeremy Wagstaff 19 Articles
Jeremy Wagstaff is a former technology journalist, most recently chief technology correspondent in Asia for Thomson Reuters. He now runs a boutique consultancy in Singapore/UK, Cleft Stick. His blog can be found at
Rohit Talwar
About Rohit Talwar 16 Articles
Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, keynote speaker and CEO of Fast Future Publishing
About Anthony Back 14 Articles
Anthony is currently a Senior Fintech Analyst at Expert Market Insight and the Director of Content at BreakingFinance, a fintech content creation firm. After spending several years tracking and analyzing technologies and investments at Israel Venture Capital, he now focuses his time conducting research and analysis on the global fintech industry to help startups, financial institutions and finance-related companies develop insightful content. Anthony’s areas of expertise include payments, trading & investing, banking, blockchain and digital currencies. He is also the lead contributor at industry blog.
Caroline Gabriel
About Caroline Gabriel 9 Articles
Caroline Gabriel is Research Director & Co-Founder at Rethink Technology Research. She has been analyzing and reporting in the hi-tech industries since 1986 and has a huge wealth of experience of technology trends and how they impact on business models.
About Jonathan Jensen 7 Articles
Jonathan Jensen is Commercial Director at GBG. "I'm passionate about removing friction and frustration from identity verification and payments. During 20 years working in identity verification and payments I've launched new products in identity verification, digital money, prepay, telco billing and consumer payment services; in both startup and corporate environments. Currently my focus is on the future of identity verification, digital identity, financial crime, regulation and market trends. The effect of regulation on fintech businesses and its impact on consumers fascinates me." You can follow me on Twitter @sevendotzero
Matt Walker
About Matt Walker 3 Articles
Matt is Founder and Chief Analyst of independent industry analyst firm, MTN Consulting, focused on telecommunications and cloud markets. Matt is an expert in telecommunications & cloud markets with 25 years of experience providing independent analysis and consulting to private and public sector clients. (
About Benoît Felten 2 Articles
Benoît Felten heads an independent research and consultancy outfit called Diffraction Analysis ( focused on the evolution of broadband, disruption in telecom business models and the importance of policy and public/private collaboration in the evolution of telecoms. He is based in Hong Kong.
About Joe Cumello 1 Article
Joe Cumello, Vice President, Global Marketing, Ciena where he oversees all global marketing and communications activities of the company. Joe works across the organization to bring solutions to market, position Ciena innovations with customers, and provide the content and strategy sales requires for successful outcomes. Joe has over 20 years of marketing experience in the networking space having worked with both start-ups and large brands in the telecom equipment market. He joined Ciena in 2015 through the Cyan acquisition where he was Cyan’s CMO. Prior to that, Joe was Vice President of marketing at Sidera Networks, a major provider of fiber-based communications services to large enterprises, data centers, and carriers.
About Scott Bales 1 Article
Scott is a man on a mission to transform mainstream thought processing around conventional business practices. He is Managing Director of Innovation Labs Asia, was a founding member of Next Bank, a mentor to Entrepreneurs across the world on Lean Startup, a member of the Board of Care Pakistan and also take on advisory positions at Publishizer, FastaCash, Our Better World, The HUB Singapore and Apps 4 Good. Scott has appeared at TEDx, Social Media Week, Google Think, Fund Forum, Asian Banker, Next Money and long list of private events. His thought leadership has appeared in WIRED, Australian Financial Review and E27.

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