TORONTO, Canada –  Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, has strengthened its global sales team with the addition of Simo Jovovic as Head of Sales ANZ.

Simo joins Sigma Systems from Hansen Technologies, Melbourne where he was Global VP Sales and Marketing. He has previously worked for Amdocs, Convergys, Redknee and CSG International.

Speaking about his appointment, Simon Muderack, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President at Sigma Systems said: “Sigma’s business is expanding globally, building particular momentum in the Australian and New Zealand markets with the recent win of a new Tier 1 customer in the region. Simo has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms B/OSS industry and will be key in Sigma’s ongoing growth in Australasia.”

Simo Jovovic added: “I am delighted to be joining Sigma at this stage in its ascendency. The company is renowned for its flexible and innovative approach and for being an excellent employer. I look forward to working with this great team.”

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)
Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products.  The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management and Provisioning products. Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers.  Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia, with technology and integration partners in over 100 countries.

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Noor Manji
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Sigma Systems
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TORONTO, Canada – Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced the appointment of Glenn Gibson as Vice President of Marketing.

Mr. Gibson brings over 20 years of marketing experience within the communications, technology and software industries. He most recently served as the Head of Marketing at Juniper Networks Canada, where he led the marketing efforts targeting service providers and the broader enterprise space, as well as partner channel marketing for Canada.

Previous to Juniper Networks, Mr. Gibson led the product management team at Sprint for voice and advanced network solutions, followed by 16 years at Amdocs in various capacities including product marketing, brand management and leading the North American regional marketing team for 10 years. Mr. Gibson is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Business Administration program.

In his role as Vice President of Marketing at Sigma Systems, Mr. Gibson is responsible for leading the company’s global marketing strategy, as it looks to further expand its footprint in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

“I am thrilled to welcome Glenn on board. His extensive marketing experience in the communications and software industries makes him an excellent addition to the Sigma leadership team,” said Simon Muderack, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President at Sigma Systems. “Glenn has a track record of leading successful, creative teams and his ability to understand market trends and the impact they have on our customers is key to Sigma as we continue to grow our business globally.”

About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)
Sigma Systems is the global leader in catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies. It serves over 80 customers in 40 countries with its award-winning products. The company’s portfolio spans enterprise-wide Catalog, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Order Management and Provisioning products. Sigma utilizes an agile approach to implementing its B/OSS products for its customers. Sigma has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia, with technology and integration partners in over 100 countries.

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Noor Manji
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Sigma Systems
+1-416-943-9696 x2118

TORONTO, Canada – Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, has recently strengthened its leadership team with the promotion of Simon Muderack to Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President. Simon was previously CEO of Tribold, which was acquired by Sigma in 2013. Since that acquisition, Simon served as Senior Vice President of Sales for EMEA and APAC.

Speaking about his appointment, Tim Spencer, President and CEO at Sigma Systems said, “It has been a pleasure working with Simon for the past four years as he has led the successful growth of our business in Europe and Asia. Simon’s move into this role allows us to make the best use of his extensive global experience in the B/OSS sector.”

Simon commented: “I am delighted to be taking on a larger role in Sigma’s global commercial expansion, with overall responsibility for working with existing and new customers and partners. It is clear from my conversations across the industry that a catalog-driven approach to agile B/OSS is vital for communications service providers successfully transforming themselves into digital service providers.”

Commenting on the news, Keith Willetts, founder of the TM Forum and a member of Sigma’s Advisory Board said “Simon’s high energy and enthusiasm combined with his 20 years’ experience in telecoms transformation make this a great role for him and Sigma’s communications, media, and high-tech customers.”

TORONTO, Canada – Sigma Systems, the global leader in catalog-driven software, is pleased to announce that its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Catherine Michel, has been named one of the top 50 Women to Watch by Global Telecoms Business (GTB) this year. The annual list includes CEOs, CTOs, CMOs, research chiefs, regulators and politicians that are leading the telecoms business globally.

As Sigma’s CTO, Catherine is responsible for the company’s product portfolio and strategy. Michel previously served as Chief Strategy Officer on Sigma’s leadership team, and currently sits on the TM Forum Executive Committee, was named as one of the most powerful people in the telecoms industry, and is a public advocate and mentor for women in telco and IT.

“I am proud to be recognized alongside many of the world’s most prominent female technology leaders,” said Catherine Michel. “Women have historically been under-represented in this industry, but I am optimistic that the tide is turning.”

“Catherine has an excellent technical understanding of B/OSS across telecoms,” said Tim Spencer, President and CEO of Sigma Systems. “She brings a strategic approach to talking about digital transformation and is highly respected by operators who have worked with her globally. Catherine is frequently asked to present at conferences and always draws a large audience, as we witnessed at TM Forum Live! in Nice this year. I am delighted for Catherine that she has been recognized by the leading telecoms business title, GTB.”

TORONTO, Canada – Sigma Systems, a global leader in catalog-driven software, today announced the General Availability (GA) of its latest product innovation for intelligent data mining and analytics – Sigma Insights.

This out-of-the box product enables rapid and meaningful insights into commercial and technical performance of the business. The product uses a predefined, but extensible Common Information Model (CIM) as the basis to extract, describe, relate and expose critical data from relevant systems such as CRM, Catalog, CPQ (Configure Price Quote), Order Management, Provisioning, and Billing.

As the data is updated in real-time, Sigma Insights offers service providers immediate visibility into key indicators of success or failure, such as customer conversion and churn rates, order fulfilment and fallout rates, and operational efficiency. This understanding can be applied across different dimensions of the business operations, such as sales channels, market/business units, and product lines.

Catherine Michel, Sigma’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), commented: “Sigma Insights brings a new level of clarity and practical meaning to the valuable data buried within the B/OSS. It enables companies to quickly understand the direct relationship between the products they sell and the customers who buy and use them, and the critical experience of doing so. In order to achieve the full benefits of digital innovation, service providers must have a strong understanding of how they are performing in the eyes of their customers and adjust accordingly.”

Joe Johnson, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture & Transformation at Windstream, said: “Sigma has applied best practice thinking as a blueprint for their Insights platform and created something real and valuable from it. The market is full of multiple vendor systems, but having a standards-based solution that works with existing applications will make life simpler for operators.”

Using leading industry standards, such as the TM Forum’s Information Framework (SID), as input into the design, Sigma Insights represents the industry’s best thinking in its predesigned model for data mining and analytics. The platform works seamlessly with the full Sigma portfolio, interfaces with B/OSS software from other vendors or that is custom built, and is designed to work with widely used Business Intelligence (BI) systems, analytics and data visualization tools. This out-of-the-box design and open interoperability means Sigma Insights reduces implementation and familiarization time.