Founder & CEO
Cloudstreet is brainchild of Founder & CEO Mika Skarp and now comprises a team of technology, business, marketing, and customer success leaders who play a different part in making the Cloudstreet dream a reality. Although founded and based in Finland, the Cloudstreet team is as truly global as the company’s mission. We invite you to meet the executive team, find out more about our financial backers and board, or contact the Cloudstreet representative nearest you.
Founder & CEO
Cloudstreet founder and CEO, Mika Skarp is an awarded telecom network technologist, entrepreneur and executive. A lead engineer at Nokia both in Finland and Silicon Valley, Mika was the founding president of the WiMAX forum. After over decade developing groundbreaking technology-enabled business models for Nokia including the GSMA award-winning Village Connection program, Mika consolidated his learnings and patents to launch Cloudstreet, the world’ first network slicing platform. A guest member of the 3GPP Skarp is active in the telecom industry as a writer, commentator and mentor focused on digital transformation in support of net neutrality and a common, free and open internet.
Head of R&D
Sami has over 15 years of experience in software development (with a focus on network management software). He has an extensive background as a developer, project manager, product manager and team leader. Sami has overall responsibility for Cloudstreet R&D and products. His work across multiple areas in software and network solution development has landed an industry first in the development of a Dynamic Application-Aware Network Slicing solution.
Cloudstreet co-founder Jacques-Félix is a 14 year veteran of Nokia Networks starting with the company in 2001. While at Nokia he had the opportunity to play different roles, from System Engineer to Senior Solution Architect with projects assignment across the globe. His experience led him to become the product/project owner of Cloudstreet, while it was being incubated in Nokia in August 2010, a position he held until 2012 when Cloudstreet was founded as Spin-Off from Nokia Networks. As Co-founder of Cloudstreet, Jacques-Félix has continued to actively support the company as Adviser to the Board until September 2014. Jacques-Félix remains a shareholder of the company.
Dr. Thomas Pliakas
With a PhD in Telecom Network QoS provisioning and over a decade as a lead architect and engineer at Nokia Networks, Cloudstreet Solution Architect Dr. Thomas Pliakas brings a unique combination of theoretical and practical experience to the company. Aligned perfectly with Cloudstreet’s core mission of delivering SLA-assured connectivity, Dr Pliakas’ early PhD work in dynamic QoS assurance for radio networks draws a straight line to Cloudstreet’s Application-Aware Network Slicing solution to which Dr. Pliakas has made an inestimably important contribution.
Brendan Tully Walsh
Head of Marketing
Leading the company’s global marketing and communications operations, Brendan brings more than 20 years of telecom experience to Cloudstreet. An awarded marketer, national broadcast journalist (NPR/APM) and agency executive, Brendan leverages a unique mix of growth strategy, content marketing, PR and business expertise to Cloudstreet
Vice President of Sales
Leading Cloudstreet’s global sales operations, Tomas has over 10 years of experience in global solution sales in the telecom, public safety, utilities and eCom sectors. Driving Cloudstreet’s work with carriers in the deployment of its market-leading platform, Tomas plays a central role in defining evolved SLA-based business models
CFO Ron Rubintein comes to Cloudstreet following 20 years of experience in Mobile Telecom IT and healthcare IT. With extensive expertise raising equity and debt capital, managing high yield and bank syndications Ron brings strong strategic planning, business development, financial planning, finance/accounting/HR administration to Cloudstreet.
Network Slicing promises to radically transform the mobile, digital landscape but while the technology discussion is in full swing, what about the users who will experience it? And how about bringing those experiences to market and across the bridge to 5G? Packed with insights from the field including Cloudstreet’s own in-market deployments of network slicing, this must-read industry insider whitepaper draws out a nuanced discussion of the model and how carriers can put it to use today to drive revenues and reduce service creation costs.
WCA 2016 Awards Gala
Helsinki, Finland, December 6th, 2016 – Cloudstreet, the Nokia spin-off specialized in delivering SLA-assured mobile Internet connectivity on-demand is pleased to announce that it has won Best Connectivity Solution at the World Communications Awards for 2016. In competition with telecom heavy weights Huawei and Spirent Communications, the company’s innovative network slicing platform the Dynamic Profile Controller™ has once again proved its leadership on the path to the 5th generation of telecom.
The Application-Aware Network:
A new revenue model for delivering
bandwidth on-demand leveraging
Dynamic Network Slicing.