Openet strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific with proven senior hire
January 9, 2017 - Openet
DUBLIN, Ireland – January 9th 2017 – Openet, a global leader in the supply of real-time BSS and customer engagement systems, today announced the appointment of Jason Buckalew as Vice President, Sales for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Jason will strengthen Openet’s growing operations in APAC and help meet strong demand for its policy, adjunct charging and real-time offer manager solutions. With more than 15 years’ experience of closing multi-million dollar deals, Jason will offer proven expertise to operators in the region looking for greater flexibility and agility from their existing BSS.
As one of the most innovative and fast moving global regions, operators in APAC are increasingly looking for faster and more nimble ways to monetize new network investments. Increasing competition from new market players has made enhancing time to market a critical differentiator for all regional operators – differentiation that most legacy BSS is too cumbersome to provide.
Jason will therefore drive Openet’s efforts in delivering smaller, adjunct systems that work alongside legacy BSS to deliver new levels of convenience for operators and deliver real-time solutions to enable wholesale digital transformation. This includes the ability to deliver smarter customer engagement through real-time intelligence and personalised offers, while ensuring quick time-to-market and monetisation of new services. These solutions not only seek to improve overall customer experience but also aim to increase revenue streams and reduce overall operating costs.
"Jason’s extensive and proven experience working in the APAC telecoms industry gives him the relationships and the knowhow to really drive awareness of our innovative products and solutions to new and existing customers,” said Damian Artt, GVP Sales at Openet. “Operators in APAC and around the world are currently on a digital journey and looking for real-time solutions to make them nimbler, more flexible and more relevant. Our range of automated systems and processes ensure operators can reap the full benefits of this transformation by offering the right services to the right customers at the right time.”
Jason joins Openet from Syniverse Technologies, where he held several roles including VP Sales for Southeast Asia and Oceania, building a track record of multi-million dollar deals. Prior to this role, Jason served as APAC Director of Sales in Amdocs’ OSS division. Jason has also held roles at Subex and Spirent and will be based in Singapore.
Openet provides the systems and expertise to assist Communication Service Providers to grow to become Digital Service Providers. Openet enables this through our real-time monetization, control, and big data preparation systems. Our solutions enable service providers to be more innovative in how they engage with their customers to drive new revenues and increase their share of their customers’ digital spend.
Since its foundation in 1999, Openet has constantly been at the forefront of telecoms software development and innovation. Its success is personified by the many long-term relationships it has fostered with the largest, most progressive, and demanding operators across the globe. For more information visit www.openet.com.
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