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Regis (Bud) Bates is a wireless systems expert who specializes in network operations and planning for telecommunications and management information systems. As president of TC International Consulting, he performs Strategic Planning, Business Continuity Planning and Technology Innovation for his client companies. Mr. Bates has helped fortune 100-500 companies design, setup, and manage LANs and WANs using SONET, ATM, MPLS, and VPN architectures. He specializes in the setup of mobile communication systems and developing the processes necessary to ensure the reliable restoration of networks when failures occur. Bud is a sought after professional instructor and he teaches using both Instructor-led (ILT) and Virtual classroom learning (VCL) formats. Bud Bates authored over fifteen technology-oriented books, many of which were best sellers for McGraw-Hill. Bud received his degree in Business Management from Stonehill College (BS) in Easton, MA and completed an MBA in Finance at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia (except the thesis).

Bud Bates


Elaine joined the telecommunications industry in 1979 as owner/director of marketing for a test equipment company private labeling product for Motorola and GE with sales to major government agencies worldwide. In 1983, she joined Cardiff Publishing, with responsibility as Vice President/Group Publisher for advertising sales and editorial content for five technical content magazines in wireless with a total circulation of 120,000 readers. In 1995, Elaine founded E Comm International, Inc., a company that provides marketing consulting and sales training services primarily to companies in the wireless communications industry. She was named an Outstanding Woman in Wireless by Wireless Week magazine. E Comm International was named one of the Top Ten Advertising Agencies in S. Arizona in 2006 by Inside Tucson Business newspaper. She is a Radio Club of America Fellow, Chair of the Finance Committee and Board Member of RCA and the Communications Marketing Association (CMA). She is a member of the Business Marketing Association and Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals. 

Elaine Baugh


Mr. Eric Stasik is the director of Patent08, an expert consulting firm located in Stockholm, Sweden providing patent engineering, business development, and licensing services to small and medium-sized enterprises. He is an expert in helping firms develop patent and licensing strategies that support their business objectives. He is the author of several books on patent strategy and maintains a well-respected blog (www.patent08.com) on the business aspects of developments on patent law and practice. Mr. Stasik is an engineer; he is not an attorney at law and does not provide legal advice.

Eric Stasik
Patent & Legal


Roman Kikta is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Genesis Campus, an early stage Venture Capital firm based in Dallas Texas. A pioneer of the wireless industry since 1983, Roman has held senior management positions with Nokia, Panasonic/ Matsushita, GoldStar and OKI. Roman has co-authored four books on technology published by McGraw-Hill. Throughout his career Roman has played the role of "cultural anthropologist" for industry traveling the world to study market trends from psychological, cultural and sociological perspectives to gain an understanding of how people will have to interact with products and technology for those products to be successful. Roman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Rutgers University, and has completed the Private Equity & Venture Capital program at the Harvard Business School; the Management Program at New York University; the Compass Leadership and Managerial Program at Nokia and the Dimensional Management Training Program at Matsushita Electric Corporation.

Roman Kikta



Michael H. Sommer - The "Gadget Guy" Technology Commentator is a consumer electronics industry expert. Mr. Sommer regularly appears on several television stations as the Gadget Guy and is a sought after technology evaluation and marketing expert. His words and industry findings are referenced in many leading industry publications including USA Today, N.Y. Times and Telecom Business magazine. Mr. Sommer has been on the communication staff of the Winter Olympics and he is a staff expert writer for IP Television Magazine. He has been a consultant for hundreds of consumer electronics product developers ranging from high-tech start-ups to fortune 100 multinational companies. His clients include Motorola, Cendant Corporation, Sony, and other leading edge companies. Mr. Sommer attended the University of Hartford majoring in communications and he specializes in working with executives from fortune 1000 companies providing them with an understanding of consumer electronics device requirements and marketing programs.

Michael Sommer
Consumer Electronics


Avi Ofrane is the president and CEO, and a master instructor of The Billing College. Mr. Ofrane founded The Billing College in 1996 to address the converging market trends associated with telecommunications Billing and Customer Care. Mr. Ofrane began his career in 1977 as an analyst with the IBM Corporation, designing and implementing manufacturing systems. Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Ofrane has been involved in all aspects of the industry, including strategic planning, RFP processing, vendor evaluation and selection, business process engineering, business/systems analyses, project management, implementation, operations, quality assurance, and executive management. Since 1982, Mr. Ofrane has concentrated exclusively on the telecommunications industry, in which he is now a recognized expert and master instructor in Billing and Customer Care. Mr. Ofrane lectures extensively in the US and in Europe on Billing and Customer Care issues, strategies, methodologies, and practices and he is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences. He has authored several leading books on billing systems. Mr. Ofrane holds a BS, Computer Science, from Pennsylvania State University.

Avi Ofrane


Ms. Chandler is a media communication and industry research expert. Michele specializes in finding and qualifying companies, interviewing industry executives and industry professionals, gathering, qualifying and analyzing market related information. Michele has reviewed over 800 companies in the Mobile video and IPTV industries and she produces and updates mobile video and IPTV industry directories. 

Michele Chandler
Market Research

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