Sandeep Gupta is working with Airtel’s Network Group as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Architecture. Over last eight years of engagement, he has given strategic direction for transformation of Airtel’s wireless network by driving spectrum strategy, network readiness for 4G & 5G, influencing device and network ecosystem, building telco cloud & orchestration and conceptualizing new initiatives for creating capacity at lower cost & digitizing customer experience.
Sandeep has also delivered Airtel’s global engineering & customer experience lab, which is being used for seeding of new technologies and validation of commercial solutions before their mass rollout in the network.
Sandeep has been associated with Telecom Industry for last three decades and has wide experience in technical marketing, business development, product management, designing of solutions & services. Prior to Airtel, he has served various organizations in senior management positions such as Director for Solution sales in Huawei, Head of product marketing at Motorola, while starting his career with C-DoT, India’s premier telecom R&D design center.
Sandeep is also holding key position and engagements with various industry associations such as Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), ORAN, TIP, Seamless Alliance, HAPS alliance and COAI, driving standardization, harmonization & innovation.
Sandeep holds Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communication from IIT Roorkee and MBA in Finance & Marketing from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.
In her role as Chief Product Officer, Tammy Estes oversees product roadmaps and development that drives the innovation and enhancement of various platforms and products for the Nomadix Group companies, including GlobalReach. Estes’ responsibilities include management of the product, development, engineering, and architecture groups as well as identifying innovative opportunities that lead to product growth, while prioritizing efforts in a way that best suits customer needs and business goals. With more than 25 years of experience in managing teams, defining product roadmaps, and implementing product development strategies, Estes has applied her expertise at several technology-based companies including Earthlink, where she was VP of MIS and VP of Program Management.
Ben has over 20 years of experience in IFC, with notable contributions to companies such as ARINC, AeroMobile, Inmarsat and currently with OneWeb. Ben’s career in IFC has developed alongside the fast-paced change from narrow band to true broadband connectivity and delivering solutions to aviation customers in all parts of the aircraft, passengers and crew alike. Ben brings a wealth of experience from the IFC service provision perspective, including significant satellite provider insight spanning both GEO and LEO technologies.
Now based in the UK, Ben has also enjoyed 13 years in the Middle East giving him a broad experience of business in MEA and APAC regions.
Mark Cheyney is the IFC Development Manager at Virgin Atlantic and is responsible for the strategic direction, product development and lifecycle management of the connectivity product onboard. Mark believes that the importance of inflight connectivity will only grow, as airlines will look to monetise this platform and provide the best connected experience for their customers.
With 9 years of IFEC experience Mark has delivered numerous IFEC programmes with Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and other IAG Group airlines and in turn worked with all the major IFEC suppliers in the industry. Over that period Mark was proud to be a major contributor in the team that won the ‘Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation’ in 2017 leading the IFC development for IAG and the LEVEL portal.
Anthony Pizzuto has been active within the Mobile Telecommunication Industry since 1991 when he joined the first Vodafone subsidiary outside of the United Kingdom launching the first mobile services. Starting in Finance, he moved into International Roaming following the launch of mobile digital services as Roaming Manager.
Parallel to his role as roaming manager, Anthony has been participating in the GSMA Association (GSMA) since 1997, focusing on standardization development. Anthony chaired the GSMA’s commercial Working Group for 7 years apart from other positions in the working group’s subgroups. He is also an editor of several standards documents being a subject matter expert.
In 2006, Anthony joined the Vodafone Group’s central wholesale roaming team in the United Kingdom, and since 2009, as an Industry Manager with Vodafone Roaming Services in Luxembourg.