OSS Firm Nabs ex-AT&T CTO

12:10 PM -- Remember Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi?

We do. He was a Light Reading Top 10 Mover and Shaker during his stint as CTO of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), which ended in late 2005 as SBC swallowed its former parent (there's a Latin name for that, we're sure). (See Source: Eslambolchi Out at 'New' AT&T.)

Since then he has kept himself busy, becoming chairman of 2020 Venture Partners and founding a startup, Divvio Inc. (See Eslambolchi Hatches Content Search Startup.)

Now he's joined the advisory board of OSS firm Intelliden Corp. , one of the telecom software sector's leading independent specialists. (See Eslambolchi Advises Intelliden.)

That's a great boost for the policy-based software vendor, as Eslambolchi is still a big name who will attract attention (and bring the spotlight on Intelliden) when he gives a keynote speech at the TM Forum 's upcoming Management World event in Orlando.

Intelliden has been doing OK without Eslambolchi's help, though, and has stood out in the OSS world as one of the handful of private telecom management software players to have received new funding during the past few years. (See BT Uses Intelliden's OSS, Juniper, Intelliden Team, and Intelliden Gets $10M.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

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