Advisor at MATRIXX Software
Former Chief Product Officer and CTO at Nokia Software, VP of Products at Oracle Communications, and various other roles in his 30+ years in the software industry Most recently Brian served as the Chief Product Officer for Nokia Software (NSW), the $3B USD software unit of Nokia, where he held responsibility for NSW’s product portfolio covering business, operations, core network, security, cloud infrastructure, and AI/analytics. Nokia Software saw tremendous customer and financial success, being ranked #1 by Analysys Mason for 3 years running between 2017-2019 for the telecom software market. Previously, as Nokia Software CTO, Brian’s role focused on “building a software company at scale” inside Nokia. A key part of this was the conception and realization of the Common Software Foundation (CSF) which has led to the creation of over 13 new cloud-native products in the past 2 years alone. Prior to Nokia, Brian was VP of Product at Oracle for the Oracle Communications Global Business Unit, covering R&D for products in the BSS/OSS and Service Deliver Platform space. He also was part of a core executive team that led the rapid build of the communications software portfolio at Oracle through organic development and acquisitions. Brian also worked in various other roles at Oracle, Portal Software, Motorola, MMA Consulting, Daugherty Systems, Cronus Technology, and O’Connor & Associates. He graduated with a BS Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and furthered his education with a MS Telecommunications Engineering from Southern Methodist University.