Augie is a global telecoms innovator and serial tech entrepreneur.
Recognizing the need for rapid digital transformation in Telecoms, he founded FastForward.ai, a Silicon Valley start-up that accelerates digital engagement, brand awareness and digital commerce for mobile operators inside social media—where subscribers spend 85% of their mobile Internet time.
Previously, he co-founded VEON, one of the world’s largest mobile operators, serving 220 million subscribers with a peak market cap on the NYSE of $42 billion and 60,000 employees across 24 countries.
Augie was a founding member of the World Economic Forum Chairmen’s Community and strong advocate for digital transformation and inclusion in emerging markets. In his spare time, he serves as a Chicago Cook County Sheriff Chief and was the author of DECIDE: Tactical Crisis Decision Making.