Taco is responsible for General Management and Business Development at BroadForward. He has over 20 years of international experience in the telecommunications sector catering for high revenue generating solutions for 8 out of the 10 largest mobile operators in the world. He has held various senior roles including general management, sales, business development and marketing. His last position before joining BroadForward was with Acision, at the time the world leader in SMS and mobile data, as Head of Messaging.
Steven van Zanen
Steven is responsible for Product Management and Marketing at BroadForward. He comes with extensive experience of the telecommunications industry having led multiple innovations in areas such as signaling interworking, mobile broadband, messaging and advertising. Over the past 20 years he has worked with the largest operators in the world and partnered with many leading technology partners and product vendors. He is well known with press and media. Prior to joining BroadForward he held several senior management positions including Head of Mobile Broadband and SVP Strategy and Marketing at Acision.
Robert is responsible for development, product architecture and technology roadmap at BroadForward. Robert has extensive experience in development of high-performance carrier grade software products for mobile networks. Robert has held various senior R&D development roles at international telecom equipment vendors including Tekelec and Lucent Technologies. Robert brings more than 20 years of experience in telecoms product development in the areas of messaging, routing and gateway products built and supported for mobile operator networks globally.
Hannes is responsible for management of the R&D team at BroadForward. He has over 20 years of management experience in software security and media technology products. In his tenure at leading cybersecurity company Irdeto he was the Engineering Director responsible for the full development cycle of Irdeto’s cybersecurity products and the global development teams (100+ staff). In addition, as a program manager and PMO lead, he has gained a lot of experience with project management, process management (agile) and tooling.
Sjoerd is responsible for Operations at BroadForward. For over 20 years Sjoerd has been responsible for deploying, integrating and supporting high performance core network functions at mobile operators all over the world. He has worked as operations engineer at leading vendors such as CMG and Acision before joining BroadForward nearly 10 years ago. He is known for his outstanding product, platform and network expertise.