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Soprano Wins 2010 National Telstra Business Award – AMP Innovation Award

SOPRANO Design, the world’s leading provider of enterprise messaging solutions for mobile network operators (MNOs), has been selected as the winner of the coveted 2010 National Telstra Business Awards – AMP Innovation Award.

With over 16 years of expertise and innovation in the design and development of world leading software for the mobile and wireless industry, SOPRANO Design is an Australian company that is globally focused on providing enterprise messaging solutions for mobile network operators. SOPRANO Design accelerates enterprise messaging for Mobile Network Operators around the world by providing ready to go, web based software and applications for mobile network operator enterprise and government customers.

“Winning the coveted National Telstra Business Award’s AMP Innovation Award is a great honour for the SOPRANO team. It is gratifying to be recognised for our dedication to continuous product and service innovation over the last 16 years. This Award coincides with our significant international success with contracts with in the USA, UK, Ireland, Egypt and Jordan.” said Richard Favero, CEO of Soprano Design.

“The award confirms our team’s place as a leader in technology innovation in Australia.”, comments Soprano Design’s Product Manager Peter Cleary. “This award completes the triple crown for the awards for Soprano this year including:

  • Telstra Business Awards – NSW and National Winner, “AMP Innovation Award”
  • ACCOMS, Communications Alliance and Communications Day – National Winner, “2010 ACCOM Award for Innovation – SME”
  • iAwards (Innovation Awards), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – NSW and National Merit Winner, “Communication Category”

Telstra’s CEO David Thodey had the following to say: “All of the finalists and winners are role models because they have demonstrated that they have vision, resilience, competitive edge and a passion for serving their customers…The owners of these businesses are innovators across a range of sectors and they deserve their success for the contribution that they make to the Australian economy.”

The 2010 Telstra Business Awards National Presentation Gala Dinner was held on Friday the 20th of August at The Westin Hotel in Sydney. Industry heavyweights and small businesses alike gathered together amidst the lights and fanfare of the night as they celebrated the crowning achievements of the best in business.

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.