Digital Convergence Solutions
Philippe Erard

Philippe Erard,

Philippe is the founder of Digital Convergence Solutions. Having obtained his Master's degree in Electricity from Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, in 1990, he began his professional career at ASCOM as a software developer on Ericsson AXE systems. He then held positions like project manager, technical coordinator and system expert for the development and deployment of Mobile communication protocols.
In 1998, Philippe joined Ericsson's private operators division in Berne, where as project manager he deployed mobile and fixed networks for operators such as Tele2, Telefonica and Cablecom.
In 2003, Philippe joined Comfone as project manager, where he participated in the development of Signalling and HUB services. He participated as well to the development of Comfone vVoip service, a precursor of the VOIP services deployed today by most operators. He held the positions of Project Manager, Product Development Director and Operational Network Manager. During this period, he successfully deployed HUB's Signalling services (Roaming, SMS, MMS, GRX) and imposed Comfone's solutions as a GSMA standard.
Philippe founded Digital Convergence Solution in order to valorize his IT and Telecommunications skills through the Digital Convergence Solutions services offering.

Business Analysis

During our development and solutions integrations, we are able to analyze and take in account your business strategy. Thanks to our following skills:

  • Development of business strategies.
  • Development of business plans.
  • Monitoring of technological trends.
With this expertise, we can perform an audit of your infrastructure and provide our advice to optimize your infrastructure for your business.

Project Management

With our experience in the telecommunications industry, we are able to execute the 5 phases of projects.

  • Initiation: development of the project charter as well as the identification of project stakeholders.
  • Planning: according to the 5 constraints: scope, costs, resources, quality and risks.
  • Execution: management of project tasks: acquisition, development and management of the project team, communication management, purchasing management and stakeholder management
  • Control and monitoring: control and monitoring of costs, project progress, quality, communication and risks
  • Closing: closure of activities and contracts related to the project.

Whether for a development, integration or a test project, our service offering is including the function of project manager.

Product Management

A product, once developed, will have to evolve during its life cycle. Innovative changes will have to be introduced. No matter if you offer a service or a product, it will have to evolve according to the market demand. If necessary, our skills will help you to define a strategy for your entire portfolio according to your business model and plan. Moreover, the new services must not compete with the existing one.
Our Audit and consulting services offering allow us to leverage these skills.

Network architecture

Additionally to our strategy skills, we also have very strong technical skills. This allows us to deliver a turnkey infrastructure. Our development, déployment and testing services offering are described in more details on our services pages. Moreover, we can offer you to develop and deploy network, cloud and CRM solutions.