Subex Ltd, a leading global provider of operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for communications service providers, announced today that Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi, former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer of AT&T, will be associated with the company in the capacity of an Advisor on Strategic Matters. Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi is recognized within the telecom community as one of the foremost thought leaders in technology and an innovator par excellence. He is often compared by industry experts to leaders such as Jack Welch of GE for his leadership in business transformation in the communications industry worldwide and to Thomas Edison for his significant scientific contribution in the field of IP.
Dr. Eslambolchi is currently the Chairman of 2020 Venture Partners, which provides technology and operations consulting to private equity and venture capital firms in the area of telecommunications, IP software and infrastructure. In addition to serving as AT&T’s CTO from 2000 to 2005, Dr. Eslambolchi was president of the AT&T Global Networking Technology Services, president and CEO of AT&T Labs, and Chief Information Officer during his 19 years with the company. Dr. Eslambolchi led the transformation of AT&T’s network, systems and services. Called “a bold, pragmatic visionary” by Business Week Magazine, Dr. Eslambolchi holds 1026 patents (431 issued and 595 pending). He has won numerous awards, including the AT&T Science and Technology Medal.
“Subex has built a superb product and team which has enabled them to use industry standards to build a great set of service modules for BSS and OSS supporting end to end service assurance and service delivery. I am delighted to be part of this winning team”, said Dr. Eslambolchi.
Commenting on the appointment, Subash Menon, Founder Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Subex, said, “Dr. Eslambolchi is one of the foremost thinkers and scientists in the telecom space of the high tech age. We, at Subex, are honored to have someone of Dr. Eslambolchi’s calibre advising and guiding us on strategic matters. We are indeed fortunate to have him with us at this juncture of our evolution and growth”
Dr. Eslambolchi is the also the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and honors that include: “Inventor of the Year” by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame – Only Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein were so honored; “Top 25 Most Influential CTOs of 2005” (InfoWorld); honored by Cisco IQ Magazine as “One of its 10 Internet Business Leaders” ; “One of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2004” (Computerworld Magazine); “Number 1 ‘mover and shaker’ in telecommunications”, for his visionary prediction of IP and MPLS worldwide nearly a decade ago, (Light Reading).
Dr. Eslambolchi is currently a technical advisor to Ericsson Corporation for building a worldwide eco- system converging wire line and wireless using IP based technologies. He is also on the Board of Directors of Packet Design and Real Dice, both based in Silicon Valley, and Vericloud – a company in Cloud Computing arena based in Denver, Colorado and Telemanagement Forum based in UK along with being Chief Technology Advisor of Avalon Global Solutions and Solera Networks. In Addition, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees for SUSMA based in NYC and technical advisor to University of California School of Engineering where he started a center called CNS for bringing together various engineering including nano-engineering fields.
Dr. Eslambolchi earned a BS, MS, and Ph.D., (Phi Beta Kappa), in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.