Stephen Collins is Principal Consultant at 1024tm, a boutique consulting firm that serves
leading-edge networking, telecom and cloud infrastructure companies across multiple
segments of the enterprise IT and service provider markets. His clients range from startups to
billion-dollar businesses, with projects typically involving a mix of business and product
strategy, go-to-market planning, thought leadership, product marketing, business development
and sales enablement.
Stephen has a proven track record of successfully introducing innovative products into highly
competitive, rapidly growing markets, and he brings clients four decades of operational
experience in a wide range of executive, product management, engineering, consulting,
industry analyst and advisory roles, working primarily with communications equipment
manufacturers and telecom software vendors.
In recent years, as a result of numerous client engagements, Stephen has developed a
specialization in network visibility, Big Data analytics, full-stack observability and the application
of AI and machine learning to drive network automation and service orchestration in complex,
mission-critical service provider and enterprise IT infrastructure. He has applied this expertise
to a diverse range of projects in 5G network analytics (NWDAF), Open RAN Intelligent Controller
(RIC) xApps and rApps, SD-WAN infrastructure, Internet visibility and cloud-native infrastructure
Stephen was hired out of college by AT&T Bell Labs, where he worked in software development
on T-carrier data communications systems. Leaving in search of a startup opportunity, he joined
multi-protocol router pioneer Wellfleet Communications as a founding engineer, where he
spent a hyperactive decade in the rapid expansion of the global internetworking market.
Stephen then went on to co-found Spring Tide Networks, which developed an innovative IP
service switch for service provider networks, culminating in an acquisition by Lucent
Technologies for $1.5 billion.
As VP of marketing at Sonus Networks and later at Acme Packet, Stephen gained experience in
service provider VoIP. At Tatara Systems, he was active in the formative years of the small cells
market. At Active Broadband Networks, he was involved in applying software-defined
networking to the development of a Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) router based on a
white box switching platform.
Stephen has been a frequent blog contributor and speaker at industry conferences, and he has
authored numerous articles for industry trade publications. He holds an M.S. in Computer,
Information and Control engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Computer
Systems Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
As Technical Director, Aryo Kresnadi is responsible for setting network architecture strategies, futures and solutions for FedEx Global Enterprise Network supporting all FedEx information movement to ensure on-time delivery for all FedEx packages.
Current responsibility includes research and development of architecture, design and implementation of the next-generation network for FedEx data center, multi-cloud, and edge network for the FedEx field locations to support next-generation sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
Aryo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from University of Pittsburgh. Aryo is currently based in Collierville, TN, the home of FedEx World Technology Center.
Currently leading product marketing and go-to-market strategy efforts for Private Networks at Cradlepoint (part of Ericsson), Matt and his team are responsible for positioning and messaging, along with further developing and executing Ericsson’s Enterprise Wireless Solutions go-to-market strategy. Matt is focused on enabling partners and customers to capitalize on opportunities that private cellular brings to the enterprise such as automation, efficiency and increased safety.
Ahmed Moussa is the Managing Director for Solution Architects dedicated to Verizon’s top 26 Global Enterprise customers, the Signature markets, since August 2022. He leads a team of experts who build solutions tailored for our top business customers to both enable their digital transformation journey and achieve immediate business outcomes.
Prior to joining the Verizon Business Group, Ahmed led several technology teams in Verizon Global Network & Technology since 2014. He led the Radio Network Planning group who enabled the first Gigabit wireless network in the US, 5G Ultra Wide-Band, 5G Nationwide, and Internet-Of-Things networks. He also played a key role in aligning network and customer device strategies working with tier 1 telecom infrastructure, handset and chipset OEMs.
Prior to joining Verizon, Ahmed worked for Vodafone in New Zealand and Egypt. He led the team to design the first 4G network in New Zealand in 2013 and optimized wireless voice and data networks since 2004. Ahmed holds a B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Ain Shams University in Egypt, and an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from the American University in Cairo.
Guy Turgeon is an Industry Principal at Red Hat where he is focused on helping North America Communications Service Providers migrate their network to a cloud native 5G architecture. His career spans 25+ years in the networking, telecommunications, and software industry. Initially starting his career in software development with Mitel Networks, West End Systems, Sedona Networks, and more recently, 18 years in solution architecture roles at Wind River. Guy’s other various responsibilities included firmware, call processing, VoIP software development, standards organizations, and managing field networking engineering teams. He is currently an active contributor to the O-RAN Alliance and is passionate about making open disaggregated 5G RAN a reality.