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Andrea Casini
Senior Vice President, International Business at JMA Wireless

Profile

A senior professional, played a substantial role in the wireless industry since the inception of GSM, and

managed innovation and profitable growth in own business and large organizations. ______________________________________________________________________________________

Competencies:

  • Radio Technologies & Telecommunications Electronics (Application, Design, Management)
  • General Management
  • Business Development
  • Sales Management
  • M&A

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Background:

  • Italian Citizen, born in Rome, November 30th, 1956
  • Diploma in Literature and Humanistic Science at Lyceum Francesco Vivona, Rome
  • Electronic Engineering (Radio & Telecoms) at University of Bologna, Italy (1975-1980)
  • Holds several patents on product and application concepts

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Experience

  •     Current: Senior Vice President International at JMA Wireless
  •     2016 – 2017 – Senior Vice President Europe at JMA Wireless   
  •     2015 – 2016 – Senior Director, Business Development & Special Projects at JMA Wireless
  •     2010 – 2014 – Owner & Managing Partner at Tekmar Executive Consulting

•          2008–2010 – Vice President WWS EMENA at CommScope, Andrew Solutions

•          2003–2007 – Vice President WWS EMEA with Andrew Corp.

•          2003 – Vice President Business Development at Allen Telecom Radio Systems Business Unit.

•          1996-2003 – CEO, Tekmar Sistemi following the acquisition by Allen Telecom.

•          1991-1996 – Founder and Managing Director, Tekmar Sistemi. Developed BriteCell and other

Radio-over-Fibre products.

•          1986-1991 – R&D program management and technical marketing. Microwave radio, TV broadcasting.

•          1978-1986 – RF Design Engineer, FM radio broadcasting products.

•          1974-1978 – Technical writer on radio communication magazines, and responsible for technical infrastructure at private local radio stations.

As an RF & microwave design engineer I developed innovative solutions in cooperation with Philips Semiconductors, designed radio transmitters and communication equipment, including antennas. Responsible for developing fibre optic and microwave communication systems (1985-1990) that were deployed for upgrading the regional to national TV program interchange of RAI (Italian National Broadcaster).

Since foundation of my own business (Tekmar) and until 1996, I led both R&D and marketing departments to allow for a fast and effective transfer of market needs and feedback into real products. In 1995-96 I led the company to the acquisition by Allen Telecom, successfully positioning and integrating it within the new organization.

I actively supported standardisation activities for Cellular RF Repeaters and Active DAS at ETSI SMG2 for GSM (1994-1996), and for UMTS at 3GPP RAN (2000-2001).

Keen sailor, actively participating in important sailing competitions in spare time.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote: Technology innovation catalyses the smart path to all-connected sport venues

    , 10:00