The Next Next Generation of RA (or maybe the one after that)

Writing a blog about revenue assurance, you tend to find yourself searching the web and being amazed at the sheer number of revenue assurance conferences there are, and the very small number of people who speak at them. Of course, this means that those speakers must really struggle to find something new each year to talk about. I warn you, it is only a matter of time before someone submits the following synopsis:

The Next Level of Proactive Maturity: Turning Lead Into Gold
by Darius De Wilde, Project Director of Revenue Assurance and Management, Bigcom

> The limitations of old-fashioned reactive revenue assurance
> Recap of how I told you I had done everything end-to-end last year and so ran out of things to do this year
> How I made my job more exciting by proactively maturing and maturing proactively
> How you can do the same and I wish you would so I can talk about being a thought leader next year
> Moving beyond the limitations of addressing revenue leakage
> Revenue creation: the new revenue assurance that involves closing leakages before you can even think of them
> Bigcom’s new Alchemy project
> Impressive returns generated – estimates that 5-12% of lead can be turned into gold
> Step 1: downloading all the lead atoms into a big database
> Step 2: reconfiguring the “lead” data into “gold” data through neural networks and entirely artificial intelligence
> Step 3: accurately measuring and quality assuring the outputs and confirming its real validity as gold
> Conclusions: how Project Alchemy also supports good corporate governance and SOX 404 compliance

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.