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IBM Communications Virtual Briefing Center
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Anthony Behan has spent almost 20 years in IT and telecoms software and solutions. Having started his career in financial systems in the early 1990's, he moved to telecom billing systems and ultimately into next generation telecommunications business management with Am-Beo, a company he founded and ultimately sold.


He has held roles in engineering, consulting, corporate, sales and marketing through his career. As Vice President, Market Development and a member of the board of directors, he helped to address financial service modeling, settlement and charging issues for companies including Sonera and Western Wireless before facilitating the sale of the company in 2005. As Strategic Marketing Director with Vallent, Anthony worked closely with AT&T and Telefonica in developing solutions that have smoothed their operations and processes through service quality management, and the implementation of service level agreements.


As a global solutions leader with IBM following its acquisition of Vallent, Anthony has developed and led the solutions strategy for BSS, OSS, and more recently Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions for the telecommunications market.

David Mangini is the Global Solution Owner for Operational Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS) in IBM's Telecommunications Industry Group. The focus of this role is to lead IBM's strategy for solutions in the marketplace in response to Service Provider requirements and IBM's capabilities. David's responsibility includes the overall strategy, planning, development, marketing, and sales planning for IBM's OSS and BSS solution offerings. Along with determining the solution strategy, he also manages the complete life cycle of the solutions and sets the go-to-market strategy.

David is a 25 year veteran of telecommunications and has extensive experience with wireline and wireless service providers, including AT&T. His experience includes all aspects of network planning, design, construction and operations as well as active involvement with CTIA. He has held positions within Network organizations that include Vice President - Network Engineering, and Vice President - Network Services and Operations. David also led a variety of wireless data initiatives in developing custom wireless data solutions for large enterprises, and Service Delivery Platforms.

David holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. Van Hercke has over 25 years of global business and solution development experience and is currently responsible for the cloud and service innovation solution portfolio at IBM. He has an extensive background in business development, strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions and channel development. He has an accomplished track record of managing rapidly growing global business units. Prior roles within IBM have included: Global Alliance & Acquisition Executive - IBM Global Technology Services, Business Development Executive - IBM Digital Media, and Principal - IBM Consulting Group.

Prior to IBM Mr. Van Hercke was a Manager at Deloitte & Touche, and he has a life-long history of small business investment and entrepreneurship. Mr. Van Hercke has notable skills in: business strategy, solution development, business case development, capital formation and complex deal negotiation. He holds a US Patent in Dynamic Ecosystem Development. He has a broad range of industry experience with particular emphasis in: communications, media and entertainment, consumer electronics, and small and emerging business. He graduated from the University of Colorado with Degrees in: Finance, Political Science and Film Production.