A recognized mobile industry expert and coauthor of two technology patents, Paul Ruppert is an experienced public communicator with published editorials, media quotes and numerous public speaking appearances.
His editorials have appeared in international newspapers and mobile industry trade outlets including The Washington Times and Wireless Asia. He's been quoted in the International Herald Tribune, Business Week, USAToday and other global media outlets providing a global perspective on mobile/wireless trends and news. Paul's unique insights appear regularly on his own industry blog and he is also a featured contributor to Mobile Messaging 2.0, a corporate sponsored blog covering the evolution of Mobile messaging.
Thought Leadership and PerspectiveGeneral Media and Trade press in Asia and the West can count on Paul Ruppert to provide quick and quotable analysis of breaking industry news and long-term trends.
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Paul Ruppert in the News
"Mobile phones provide a good way for the younger generation to seek new business opportunities and cash in on Vietnam's move toward a market economy, says Paul Ruppert, managing director of consultancy Global Point View LLC, who has extensive experience in Asia."
Cell Phones Fuel Growth in Developing World, Associated Press - International Herald Tribune
Trips such as these give "you the chance to be paid in two coins: cash and experience," Ruppert says. "Travel is one of the most liberating experiences in life. . . . So, keep yourself and your attitude open to making new friends and having new experiences. A foreign trip is the best opportunity for this."
Finding Your Wings on Your First Trip Abroad, The Washington Post
Inphomatch Vice President of International Sales Paul Ruppert was in Australia last week but would only confirm he was "meeting with local providers". Ruppert says InphoMatch plans to become a "content supermarket" sitting between telecommunications providers and third-party developers.
Global Project Helps Get Message Across, Sydney Morning Herald
"Africa has the fastest mobile growth rate in the world, and Mobile 365 will continue to increase its strong presence in the region. With 60 current operator customers on the continent, Africa plays an important role in our global reach," says Paul Ruppert, Mobile 365 Vice President, Operator Sales Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa (EMEAA).
3 Million African Connections, 160 Characters, London, UK
"Asia continues to be a major market for Mobile 365, and these agreements prove we remain the first choice for Asian operators seeking both global and cross-technology messaging connectivity," says Paul Ruppert, Mobile 365 Vice President for Operator Sales in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa (EMEAA).
Expanding the Reach of International Text Messaging, Telephony World, Singapore
"This partnership makes it possible for Vodafone's customers to exchange SMS messages with previously unreachable family, friends, and business partners," said Paul Ruppert, InphoMatch's Vice President of International Sales. "Vodafone Australia represents a key step for InphoMatch in the continuing rollout of the Vodafone community of operators, fortifying Vodafone's position in the Aussie market and advancing InphoMatch's wireless reach around the world."
Vodafone Australia Joins Inphomatch, Geekzone, Sydney, Australia
"This deal will enable O2 customers in the UK and Ireland to exchange text messages with mobile users throughout North America as well as in Japan and subscribers of Telecom New Zealand" said Paul Ruppert, VP, International Sales Inphomatch.
O2 Sends SMS East and West, 160 Characters, London, UK
Bylined Articles by Paul Ruppert
"Mobile Fuels Growth in Vietnam," Wireless Asia
"Reagan's Lieutenant's Reaching for the Reins (PDF)," The Washington Times
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I was bestowed the Chinese name, Hu Bai Lu ("Merchant Duke"), during a meeting with a friend who ran Accenture's telecom practice in Asia. He advised, "If you want to be effective doing business in China, you need a Chinese name." I took his advice. I'm thankful that by my Chinese colleagues' standards, his personal assistant came up with a good one.
Listen to Paul Ruppert at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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