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Mario Castellanos,  New Ventures Technologies

Mario L Castellanos is based in Florida, USA, and possess over thirty years of worldwide business experience in several technology sectors including AI, Telecommunications, Broadcasting/Media, Security Systems, Energy and others. As President and Owner of New Ventures Technologies, a business services and business processes hands-on consulting company, he specializes in project management, change management, business analysis, training, operations, sales, marketing and business development. His clients have included UK based Orthogon Systems, Inc. (now Cambium Networks), Asian Broadcast Media provider Radio Eurostar, South American/US Television programming producer and distributor, LAT, Inc., US/Israeli and Gilat owned direct-to-consumer StarBand Satellite, Florida IPTV, a start-up IPTV, Arteco Vision Systems, a US/Italy based video security applications manufacturer, ITLAQ Technologies, a Jordanian based systems design and integration company,  OTC Wireless, a ”Triple play” indoor/outdoor wireless video networking product manufacturer and many more. Until recently, he was founding CEO for OTT, Spincast TV and has held C-level and executive management positions for CNIguard, Nera Telecom, Telular, Andrew Communications (now Commscope), BTS/Philips and Hubbard Broadcast Communications. Mario holds both FBI and DHS security clearances.  

Zafar Daud,  Guavus, Inc.

Zafar Daud is a Solutions Architect with Guavus Inc.  He supports technical sales activities for Cable MSO’s in the US.  Zafar has been in the telecommunications industry for 18 years, including 9 years at Comcast.   Zafar has BSEEE from the University of Michigan and lives in Harford County, Maryland with his three children. To learn more about Guavus and its AI-based big data analytics solutions for CSPs, visit

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