Tony has been involved with software development and systems integration in travel and telecommunications for over 50 years. He was involved in the development of convergent billing system in the early nineties in Australia and from there he worked in a business development role with Unisys’ Telecommunications Practice in Europe.
He was co-founder of Copernicus Global Billing Services, a London based, web-enabled, managed service provider for outsourced billing and payments collection. He then acted as VP Business Development of Telecoms Solutions with Logica Asia. Tony was GM Asia Pacific for revenue assurance solution provider, Azure Solutions after its acquisition of Connexn Technologies, Inc. which he established in AsiaPac three years earlier.
Tony was co-founder of Facilitasia, based in Singapore which consulted on Business Support Solutions (BSS) and content business in Asia and represented Lavastorm/Visual Wireless in AsiaPac. He is a regular contributor for trade publications and was a Contributing Analyst for IDC Asia Pacific and Editor, Asia Pacific for Telecom TV. Up until August 2010 he was Head of Revenue Management Sector for the TM Forum and more recently as Market Strategist and Editor, Online Content writing blogs and editing the Inform channel & newsletters. He is also a columnist and video anchor for Telecom Asia, TelcoProfessionals, BillingViews and is managing editor of DisruptiveViews.
Tony has strong telecoms BSS knowledge in billing, revenue assurance, managed services, payments and mobile content delivery. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in the telecom software industry. The rankings, determined by an independent panel of editors at the publication Billing and OSS World, highlight the industry leaders and visionaries that have had a significant effect on the direction and development of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS).