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Soprano: Beacon Award 2007 Finalist

SOPRANO Design today announced that its Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite had been selected as one of three finalists in the international IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards for 2007.

The Beacon Awards recognise IBM partners that have delivered innovative, technically excellent solutions that solve real business issues for clients while delivering consistently high customer satisfaction.

“The IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners that have delivered powerful, innovative solutions and services to customers around the world,” said Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners.

SOPRANO’S CEO, Dr Richard Favero, will attend the awards ceremony in St Louis, Missouri, on Monday the 30th of April.

“Our success in the Beacon Awards 2007 is great recognition for our team and vision for world class software and confirms our strong position in international markets”, said Dr Favero. “Our intent is to leverage the credibility that this award provides to market the SOPRANO Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite to Mobile Network Operators around the world”.

About Matt Thompson

Matt joined Soprano in 2013 to create and lead Soprano’s global product management and marketing efforts across all regions, including Asia, Australia, Europe, LATAM and the US. He helps shape and execute Soprano’s product strategy both globally and with individual regions and MNO partners. He oversees Soprano’s carrier revenue acceleration model, which includes direct involvement in new product launch activities, carrier-branded industry websites, B2B digital marketing campaigns, and ongoing product marketing.

Matt brings more than 10 years of diverse leadership experience in the mobile messaging industry, with significant global product management success launching products for US mobile operators. His domain expertise in the wireless industry spans the enterprise mobile messaging landscape to include network-based wireless messaging and voice services as well as global wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) and the Internet of Things.

Prior joining Soprano he spent 8 years in B2B product management and product marketing with AT&T, Clearwire, and Nuance Communications. Matt has also founded and run two successful small businesses, and he holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.