MATRIXX Software - MATRIXX Go Digital™

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Company: MATRIXX Software, Saratoga, CA
Company Description: MATRIXX Software delivers an innovative digital commerce solution that enables always-on customer engagement. Our patented approach makes it possible for Digital Service Providers to simultaneously serve millions of customers, and process billions of customer interactions precisely and instantly. We enable DSPs to build long-term strategic value through high-touch, digital customer relationships.
Nomination Category: Product & Service Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business Products

Nomination Title: MATRIXX Go Digital™

Describe for the judges the nominated product or service, including its features, functions, benefits, and performance to date (up to 525 words). Include in this section the date since the beginning of July last year on which the product or service was introduced to the marketplace:

Web and digital companies have forever changed the way people connect, communicate, engage and interact on a global scale. Users expect information and services immediately, and they want to control the experience themselves. Digital disruptors such as Uber, Amazon and Netflix have mastered great digital experiences, with compelling, cool and intuitive services that users love and recommend.

This has left many traditional companies in a race to stay relevant. The likes of Blackberry, Blockbuster, and many large retailers have lost the battle. Ironically, at the heart of this transformation are mobile operators who have enabled this new economy yet have failed to capitalize on it and are suffering falling revenues, declining margins and are plagued by customer disdain. They have failed to keep pace, and are desperately looking for solutions to bring their businesses into the digital age.

Jennifer Kyriakakis (along with Dave Labuda) founded MATRIXX in 2008. Having spent her career working with large operators, she recognized that the advent of the iPhone and the app economy was going to cause major disruption and that operators in particular were going to have to rethink their strategies. Since 2009, MATRIXX has been developing new technology that has been deployed by global mobile operators such as Telstra and Vodafone who are leading the industry in terms of digital transformation.

In 2016, Jennifer and her team brought to market an end-to-end solution for operators to help them quickly launch digital capabilities. The product, Go Digital™, brings mobile operators out of the ‘telephone’ business and into the Cloud era.

Go Digital™ enables operators to connect with their customers through mobile apps and online channels, to serve them instantly, and to offer customers new products and services they can customize and change. Go Digital makes it possible for customers to buy mobile services how they want, to pay only for what they need, and to instantly add, change or cancel services directly from their device.

With Go Digital™, consumers can now use their device to:

-Try, buy and manage digital services
-Track their usage and spend in real-time
-Receive smart alerts, which allow one-click purchasing of top-ups
-Share services instantly with friends and social networks
-Add products and packages on-the-fly and consume services in bite-sized chunks to better match their needs.

Go Digital™ was instantly recognized by mobile operators, industry groups and analysts as truly innovative including recognition from Frost & Sullivan and Gartner, named a finalist in the TM Forum Outstanding Contribution to Enabling Improved Customer Centricity award, and a finalist for Cloud Innovation of the Year by Telecoms.com.

Go Digital™ is responsible for driving tens of millions of dollars of business for MATRIXX and its partner companies (Salesforce and Vlocity). It is currently being deployed at several large operators in the Philippines, UK, Sweden and Italy.

Provide a brief biography of the person or persons who lead the team that developed the nominated new product or service (up to 125 words):

Jennifer Kyriakakis has been working in the Communications Industry for over 20 years in Marketing, Sales and Systems Delivery. Prior to MATRIXX, Jennifer worked for Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) where she was responsible for the global marketing strategy of Portal’s product suite for the broadband and mobile markets. During her 7 years with Portal and Oracle, she also held positions in Services Marketing, Customer Programs, and Sales Engineering.

Before joining Portal, she worked with Verizon International Wireless managing large implementations of billing and customer care solutions for their global operating partners. Jennifer began her career in the Communications Practice at Accenture where she developed billing, invoicing, and payment processing applications for wireless operators. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Operations Management.