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Tickets now available for Exec Dinner with Danny Prieskel – Telecom Fraud Experiences

Danny Prieskel discusses Telecom Fraud at Exec Dinner

Fraud is a big problem for providers of telecommunications services, be they traditional voice or VoIP services. ITSPA runs workshops where we discuss the subject and has been very active in working with the Metropolitan Police where it comes to fraud response and anti-fraud measures.

The next UC Exec dinner will focus on Telecom Fraud and has Danny Prieskel along as guest speaker. If you want to understand more about Telecom Fraud and be part of the debate then you need to be at this event.

Danny PrieskelDanny Prieskel is a co-founder of Preiskel & Co and has over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, advising across the globe. He has been ranked for over 15 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers.

He is a friend of our industry and has very generously agreed to come along to this dinner to chat about his experiences with VoIP fraud.

voip fraudTelecom fraud is a subject that affects most of us in the communications game. Both the Internet Telephony Service Providers Association (ITSPA) and The Federation of Communication Services (FCS) have active programmes on the subject and the joint ITSPA/ biannual workshops frequently cover the topic.

This evening is an opportunity to get together with senior peers in the industry to discuss the issue.

This event is very generously supported by anti-fraud vendor NetAxis who are currently offering free trials of their Engo fraud detection services to ITSPA members. Exec Dinners are events that gather together leading players from industry for evenings of debate over dinner. Our guest speakers are experts in their field and are there as a catalyst for the debate which is conducted under Chatham House rules. The speakers get as much out of these dinners as the other attendees so we are able to attract some of the leading players in their field.

Previous dinners and lunches have had an interesting variety of guest speakers:

  • Tony Cox of Microsoft talking about the future of Lync
  • Huw Rees of 8×8 on the USA market for hosted Internet Telephony
  • Joe Baguley of VMware talking virtualisation futures
  • Mehdi Nezarati of talking about the Google Unified Communications landscape for business
  • Prof Alan Johnston talking WebRTC
  • Steph Watson on the future of the PBX
  • Andy Davidson on “instant on” WANs
  • Dean Elwood on the Large Telco market
  • Kevin Murphy of BT on the challenges of moving Voice to the 21CN
  • Curtis Peterson Global SVP Operations RingCentral


What people have said about Exec Dinners:

Sally Fuller – Director Marketing & Centres of Excellence, KCOM
Trefs annual UC dinners are held twice a year and that should give you a clue about their surprising nature from the outset. Tref has a knack of picking interested, interesting and inspiring people that are at the core of making our industry a great one (yes I sneak in on the b list). Tref’s guests get more from sharing their insights and ideas than withholding them. Every time I learn something new, meet someone new, get a new perspective & miss my last train home.

Colin Duffy – CEO,  Voipfone
The dinners are always good for high quality gossip, industry chit chat and networking – you can guarantee learning something or meeting someone new and useful. Far more importantly though, they’re just a damn good evening out.

Tim Meredith – Director of Unified Communications and Mobile, Daisy Group PLC

I just wanted to thank you for being an excellent host and putting on a really informative (and fun) evening. I hope to attend many future evenings!

Andy Davidson – CTO Allegro Networks, Chairman LONAP, Chairman IX-Leeds, Director Euro-IX

Lively, informative, and tasty!  That’s how I’d describe each evening I’ve spent in the company of Tref and his invited guests.  You’re guaranteed several conversations with colleagues and key decision makers at organisations across the industry over a relaxed dinner at a fantastic hand-picked menu and location.

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

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