Matt Clark

Matt is one of the editors and founders of talkRA.com.

Matt is a Revenue Assurance Software Developer with over 10 years of industry expertise. Matt graduated in Applied Computing from the University of Hertfordshire, from where he moved straight into a software development career.

Matt’s Revenue Assurance career started at Cartesian, where he was one of the first employees. He worked on numerous projects for Cartesian, primarily on the software development side. It was here that he gained his competence in Java, Oracle and Perl development whilst building an extensive knowledge of Telecoms architecture.

After Cartesian Matt moved to 2Helix. At 2Helix Matt gained a different aspect and skill sets for use in RA, through a general focus on Network Elements and their interrogation. Whilst at 2Helix Matt’s expertise in software development was recognised and he was therefore assigned the commanding role of the customer helpdesk providing frontline support and resolving customer issues encompassing the entirety of 2helix’s software portfolio.

From 2Helix, Matt moved to Cvidya where he was lead consultant on a product implementation at Cable and Wireless International. Matt was retained at CWI after Cvidya left, where he became responsible for developing and designing RA tools for CWI’s 33 business units.

Matt is also affiliated with Clarisolve and shares responsiblity for maintaining and enhancing the Clarisolve portfolio of components.

Sometimes when one is trying to achieve high quality results, it is very easy to spend more time theorizing than doing. Here is a great article that simplistically and entertainingly  discusses the comparison between the quality and quantity approach to software development. You may also be able to draw similar conclusions from your RA experience. Enjoy!

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Do you like the look of the talkRA website? We have had a lot of feedback already, mostly very positive, but some comments about what might be changed or improved. Let us know what you think.

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We spell talkRA with small talk and BIG RA. But there is nothing small about our talk, or our ambition for that matter. We intend to wake up the sleepy backwater of revenue assurance (and revenue management, and fraud prevention, and business analytics, and… you get the idea). It’s time to stop passing the buck, or allowing the buck to leak out of our grasp. We didn’t just grab hold of the buck, we stuck it up our jumper and now we’re running with it.

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