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Passion for Mobile Solutions design

I am a passionate technology entrepreneur with a die-hard optimist attitude that can not stay still. As technology either, we make a good team.

Currently I am working as a Consultant for technology companies in the telecommunications market, in areas like Mobile Solutions Design and Services Promotion.

I am passionate about the creative exercise of transforming raw technologies into easy to use and quickly to adopt services with compelling user experiences.

I am confident about the great potential of SIM Card technologies for the development of new services related to Social Networks (Web 2.0), Mobile Marketing and Location Based Services (LBS).

At a time when Internet users take the role of content generators (UGC), the SIM Card reappears as the component for subscriber identification (and therefore his profile, applications and general interests), within the technological immensity represented by Mobile Operators networks.
With better processing capabilities and bigger memories, high-speed connectivity channels (BIP), the ability to update its applications Over-The-Air (OTA) in a secure and transparent way for subscribers, and with the recent introduction of Web Server Card technology, which enables the development of Web-based graphical user interfaces (GUI), the SIM Card positions itself as a reliable platform for mass deployment of new and innovative Value Added Mobile Services.

Previously I worked in GEMALTO as a Solutions Manager Coordinator for the South Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia) leading an excellent team of professionals focused on promoting Software Solutions and Value Added Services (SVA) for GSM Mobile Telecom Operators.

I participated in a large number of projects for almost all Mobile Operators in the region, integrating Corporate Platforms into 2G and 3G networks, with services like SIM Card Agenda Backup (ADN), Remote Update Campaigns (OTA), SIM Browsing Services (S@T), Dynamic SIM Toolkit Administration (DSTK) and Handset configuration Campaigns (Device Management).

In addition to projects with Corporate Service Platforms, I designed and implemented a number of solutions customized to the needs of many Mobile Operators in the region. Among them, one that let Operators offer customized Mobile Contents (Ringtones and Wallpapers) to its subscribers according to their handset capabilities, easing the SIM Browsing content download process for the final user; and another one that allowed Mobile Operators to launch a new Value Added Service to their entire subscribers installed base (millions of subscribers) by downloading Over-The-Air (OTA) a small SIM Card application.
Some of these solutions were later on included in the company Corporate Solutions Portfolio.

GEMALTO was born in 2006 from AXALTO and GEMPLUS merge. Prior to the merger I worked at GEMPLUS as Solutions Manager for Latin America South, promoting Solutions and Services based on SIM Card technology. During this period we won a lot of deals, positioning GEMPLUS as the regional leader in SIM Card based Solutions and Services.
In 2005, I was distinguished with the award “Best GEMPLUS employee of Latin America".

Prior to joining GEMPLUS, and along with my Engineering Thesis director from Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), we created a Technology Startup focused on Software applications for small and medium size companies. Finally it didn’t take off, but I learned A LOT and we really had fun! I will always remember this nice Startup, full of adrenaline, knowledge, challenges, achievements and friendship.

Previously I worked in ERICSSON Canada as a Software Engineer in the TDMA Development and Support Radio Department, and in DUPONT Argentina as an Electronic Technician within their Instrumentation and Electric Maintenance Team, thanks to a scholarship given to me by DUPONT when finishing my Secondary School.

I run my Blog (http://Blog.GuillermoDiDonato.com/), where I write about Technology, Telecommunications, Mobile Value Added Services, Social Networks, Mobile Marketing and in general about the art of transforming raw technologies into appealing and easy to use services.

In my free time I enjoy reading books and blogs, the outdoors, gardening and sharing good times with good friends.

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Guillermo in TAGS

  • 3G
  • ARPU
  • Consulting
  • Device Management
  • GSM
  • Internet
  • LBS
  • Microblogs
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Mobile Operator
  • Mobile Services
  • OTA
  • Product Marketing
  • SIM Browsing
  • SIM Card
  • SMS
  • Social Networks
  • Software
  • Solutions Design
  • Management
  • Solutions Sales
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • USIM
  • Value Added Services
  • VAS
  • Web 2.0

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