About Tony Poulos
Tony has been involved with software development and systems integration in travel and telecommunications for over 30 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 established RA vendor, Connexn Technologies, Inc. in Asia in 2004 and then worked for a time with Lavastorm, another leading revenue assurance vendor. Tony’s company, Facilitasia Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, consulted on Business Support Solutions (BSS) business in Asia and was acquired in 2006 by Canadian company OceanLake Commerce, Inc.
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, highlighted the industry leaders and visionaries that have had a significant effect on the direction and development of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS).
Tony has become an international authority on telecoms BSS with strong knowledge in billing, revenue assurance, managed services, adjunct/consolidated billing, payments, NFC and mobile content delivery. He is a renowned speaker and chairman of telecoms conferences around the world.
He is a regular contributor to industry publications worldwide, was a Contributing Analyst/Consultant for IDC and was Editor, Asia Pacific for Telecom TV. Tony served as an executive of the Global Billing Association for five years prior to its merger with the TM Forum where he headed up the Revenue Management sector until August 2010. From then until 2014 he became its Market Strategist and authored a number of its publications, including The Insider, Inside Revenue Management Newsletter and Inform. He was also columnist and video anchor for TelecomAsia. Tony was, for a time, managing editor for online content at the popular industry social networking site, TelcoProfessionals.com and Managing Editor of Disruptive.Asia and is now a contributing editor at TelecomTV.
Tony regularly moderates industry panels at conferences and on webinars, and is available to chair and MC industry and corporate events.