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Soprano – IBM Beacon Award Finalist

SOPRANO Design, the 2010 Telstra Business Award AMP Innovation Award winner, continues to be recognised as a leading software provider to the Telecommunications industry through being named as a finalist for the 2011 IBM Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Telecommunication.

With over 16 years of expertise and innovation in the design and development of the worlds leading enterprise software for the mobile and wireless industry, SOPRANO Design is an Australian company that is focused on providing enterprise messaging solutions for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) globally. SOPRANO Design accelerates enterprise messaging adoption for MNOs around the world by providing ready built suite of web-based applications for their enterprise and government customers.

“Being named a finalist for the 2011 IBM Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Telecommunication is further recognition of Soprano’s leadership in the International ICT and Telecommunications sector. This award reflects our international success with recent operator wins in the USA, UK, Singapore, Ireland and Egypt.” said Dr Richard Favero, CEO of Soprano Design.

“The Beacon Awards are a way for us to honor an elite group of IBM Business Partners who are leaders in IBM’s Business Partner community and who have excelled in the marketplace,” said Rich Hume, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners.

The 2011 Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have raised the standard for delivering innovative solutions and exemplary client satisfaction. Winners were announced at the IBM Partnerworld Leadership Conference honouring business partners from around the world for their information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry knowledge and innovative solutions.

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.