Group Chief Technology Officer @ Csquared
20 years in Telecoms industry demonstrating Commercial and Technical Leadership at four Operators including two end to end start ups (Warid and Google) Commercial leadership -Cost Optimization of the P&L to make Warid EBIDTA positive by reducing spectrum annual opex by $500K through redesign -Reducing Energy Costs through redesign and Process reviews. -Revenue Growth and Cost Optimization at CSquared towards Cash Flow Positive Target achieving 20% reduction in Build Rates and 15% in Maintenance Cost. -Business Development Support to sign new Customers(18+ ISPs/MNOs) on open shared infrastructure model Technical Leadership -Lead Teams (20+ team size) to deliver tight schedules within Budget -Project Management (Cumulative ~$100m of projects handled including entire network builds) -Design(2G,3G, 4G, IP/MPLS, Fiber,SDH,PDH, WiFi) -Deployment(1K+ km of Fiber and 2K+ BTS/Customer sites) -Operations: SLA Management for KPIs on Active and Passive Equipment Negotiation Skills/Strategy -Negotiated key Deals of 150+ Site Sharing, Colocation, Fiber Leasing. -Key participant in industry affairs studies of Interconnect Rates, Spectrum Charging and Management, Infrastructure Sharing and Licensing Charges.
Technology of the Future and Ubiquitous Connectivity
Our last mile plans, new opportunities 5G impact on connectivity, extending reach of internet to penetration because it’s a core enabler for e-services and support ‘always connected consumer. Moderator : Vivian Ddambya – Director Technical Services