Speaker Schedule

Information from ITEXPO 2021 in Miami. List for ITEXPO 2022 to be posted soon.

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KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

Florida 2021 Speakers

Gerry Christensen
Service Provider Solutions

Gerry Christensen

VP of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, YouMail

YouMail

With over 30 years of information and communications technology industry experience, Gerry Christensen is responsible for leading new business development and strategic relationships with enterprise organizations, communication service providers, and ICT vendor partners. As VP of BD and Strategic Partnerships at YouMail Inc., his mission is to leverage communications analytics capabilities to address critical industry needs for consumers and business:•Consumers: Identify and mitigate unwanted consumer contact•Business: Facilitate wanted B2C engagement and protect brand integrityMr. Christensen is skilled in system design, network architecture, and application development. His experience areas include digital identity, presence and location, SS7 and SIP signaling, network, cloud, and end-point intelligence. His range of experience includes business and technical roles within fixed and wireless network operators, managed service providers, and application development companies.Gerry is the author of many technical papers about various telecommunications subjects including the published reports “Yes 2 Prepay” and “Data on SS7” as well as co-author of the books “Wireless Intelligent Networking” and Mobile Positioning and Location Management.

Session(s):
Dan Kurtz
Service Provider Solutions

Dan Kurtz

Digital Marketer,

Dan Kurtz has been a marketing mercenary for hire since 2006. He is the grower of businesses, the optimizer of processes and the slayer of bad digital marketing. His 15 year career in digital marketing includes consulting work with companies like Bing and Nielsen to grow their business through process and workflow optimization and automation.

Session(s):
Brian Martin
FUTURE OF WORK

Brian Martin

CTO, 8x8

Joshua Siegel
Special Event

Joshua Siegel

General Partner, Acronym Venture Capital

Acronym Venture Capital

Session(s):
Todd Davis
SD-WAN EXPO

Todd Davis

VP of Marketing, Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

Todd has 19 years of B2B and channel marketing experience and enjoys collaborating with service providers, business customers, industry analysts, and team members. Throughout his career, Todd has worked as a Manager and Analyst for Marketing and HR organizations with AT&T and as a digital media entrepreneur. As VP of Marketing for Adaptiv Networks, Todd is focused on channel sales and marketing enablement to help partners build SD-WAN sales pipeline.

Session(s):
Bernard Breton
MSP Technology Solutions

Bernard Breton

CEO, Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

Bernard is an experienced executive in the field of telecommunication software, with international experience in marketing, sales, product management, research & development, business operations and mergers and acquisitions. Bernard has led start-ups and spin-offs; and held leadership positions in large international companies including Ericsson and InfoVista. Bernard is an Electrical Engineer by education and a customer focused business executive by inclination.

Session(s):
Leigh-Ann Buchanan
Service Provider Solutions

Leigh-Ann Buchanan

President, aire ventures

aire ventures

Session(s):
Ajit Patankar
Enterprise Solutions

Ajit Patankar

Head of Product Marketing and Business Development, Cloud Communications, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Ajit Patankar currently serves as Senior Director, Business Development and Product Marketing, on ALE’s Strategic Initiatives team. In this role, he works with ALE’s customers, partners, and product teams to drive key digital transformation initiatives that span Enterprise Networks, Communications, and Cloud Communications. Ajit’s focus is on applying technologies such as CPaaS, UCaaS, and AI to drive automation in horizontal applications such as network operations and communications management, as well as vertical applications in Healthcare, Education, and Government. Based in Atlanta, GA, Ajit’s background is in business development, product management, product strategy, and partnerships in SaaS and Enterprise software.

Session(s):
Jeremy Jordan-Jones
Keynote Presentation

Jeremy Jordan-Jones

Chairman and CEO, Amalgam

Amalgam

A serial entrepreneur and creative with a thorough understanding of the mediums between business development, financial technology and creative media, Jeremy has served as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amalgam since its inception in November of 2017. Jeremy has brought the firm from ideation to a company that has seen a peak price point of $4.52 per token (for a total market cap of $952 million), secured massive multi-year partnerships with organizations such as the Los Angeles Clippers, the United States Department of Defense, the US Air Force and more. Under Jeremy’s supervision, Amalgam currently processes over $6B per year in digital payments, offering borderless payment facilitation to global telecom and credit card processing companies. Having studied music production, engineering and management at Berklee College of music and then Economics at Harvard University, Jeremy earned the #1 spot on the 2018 Innovators Quarterly 40 Under 40 list, as well as the FiNext conferences Excellence in Financial Technology award for Zeo’s predecessor, AmalgamPay.

Session(s):
Stephen Salloum
The Blockchain Event

Stephen Salloum

Chief Strategy Officer and Treasurer, Amalgam

Amalgam

Stephen brings over 18 years of professional experience, specializing in Fund of Funds, Venture Acceleration and Opportunistic investment strategies to Amalgam. In various roles, he has concluded proprietary assignments in TMT, Fintech, Energy and Renewables, Hospitality, as well as Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies—built and commercialized Lebanon’s first, carrier-neutral mobile (banking) ecosystem. Salloum also brought mobile payments (all ‘hard/soft’ solutions) to Haiti’s 2nd largest operator and lead a highly successful ‘feeder’ fund in the Middle East (GCC), growing AUM/AUA from US$4MM, initially to well over US$3.8BN upon his departure. Stephen’s ‘seed’ rounds include: App.io, categorical, Condo.com, GoChime, Nestio, LaunchKey, Marker.ly, Zipline International, and others.

Session(s):
Christine Busaba
The Blockchain Event

Christine Busaba

Vice President and VP of Product, Amalgam

Amalgam

A strategist, marketer and builder, Christine understands how to neatly align an emerging product suite with the needs of customers and brings her 6 years of experience to Amalgam as the Vice President of Product. Ms. Busaba was formerly the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Maev, a venture backed direct-to-consumer subscription business. Prior to that, she spent four years at Liberty Mutual Insurance working in marketing analytics and strategy, managing the allocation of hundreds of millions in marketing spend and setting the five year corporate strategic vision. Ms. Busaba has seen companies thrive at a massive scale and has also built companies from 0 to 1. She believes that incredible products stem from deep customer understanding and the ability to work openly and cross-functionally. Ms. Busaba earned her Bachelors degree in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University in 2013 and her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2019.

Session(s):
Frank Azor
FUTURE OF WORK

Frank Azor

Chief Architect, AMD

AMD

Frank Azor is an Alienware co-founder who until July of 2019 was the Vice President and General Manager for the premium consumer brands and businesses of Dell including the XPS, Alienware and G-Series portfolios. XPS represents Dell’s most premium consumer focused brand while Alienware is known worldwide for setting the standard for premium gaming PCs and innovation, and G-series products provide high-performance gaming systems at an affordable price. Under his leadership, Dell’s XPS brand rose to the top in innovation, design and performance across the industry while becoming the most award-winning product-line in Dell history and Dell’s gaming business grew to be the largest in the industry by measure of revenue in 2018. Frank originally served Alienware as an engineer and later held executive roles in sales and marketing before creating the Alienware Product Group organization in 2003-after helping to pioneer the industry’s first high-performance gaming notebook, the Area-51m. Later that year, he was credited with the successful launch of Alienware’s first self-designed desktop case (Predator) which immediately made industry headlines and has defined the look of Alienware’s products ever since. Before Dell acquired Alienware in 2006, Frank held the positions of Senior Vice-President of Product Group and Marketing and Executive Vice-President managing the global executive leadership team and reporting directly to the President and CEO. Shortly after helping lead Alienware’s successful integration into Dell, Frank assumed the role of worldwide general manager for the Alienware business unit. Under Frank’s leadership, Alienware’s brand has become the worldwide leader in its industry and has earned hundreds of awards for its products including multiple best of CES product awards. As of 2020, Frank holds 16 patents granted under his name and has been named a milestone inventor by Dell. In the summer of 2019 it was announced that Frank would be departing Dell to join AMD as Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing. At AMD, Frank is responsible for the design and definition of innovative platform technologies and solutions using AMD’s proprietary intellectual property. In 2020, Frank’s efforts helped lead the company to its successful introduction of the award-winning AMD SmartShift and highly acclaimed AMD Smart Access Memory technologies. Frank also oversees AMD’s Adrenalin software product management, software marketing and gaming marketing teams. At Computex 2021, Frank’s marketing teams introduced the world to the award-winning AMD Radeon 6000m series of mobile graphics solutions along with AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technology and the AMD Advantage solutions design framework. For 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ? the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Session(s):
Tim Hughes
SD-WAN EXPO

Tim Hughes

Regional Sales Director, Aryaka

Aryaka

Session(s):
Steve Forcum
FUTURE OF WORK

Steve Forcum

Director & Chief Evangelist, Avaya

Avaya

Steve Forcum started his career as an Avaya customer, then moved into the business partner community before joining Avaya in 2011. That journey has provided unique perspective on the breadth & depth of the Avaya Unified Communications, Contact Center, and Cloud portfolios. Forcum has become an in-demand guest speaker & trusted advisor for colleagues, partners, and customers wishing to learn about these technologies in a simple and easy to understand way. He has also developed a platform of ongoing engagement, interacting with customers, partners, and other followers on most social media platforms. He can be found on Twitter & Instagram (@SteveAvaya), on Facebook (@SteveForcumAvaya), and LinkedIn.

Session(s):
Walter Contreras
MSP Business Development

Walter Contreras

Founder & CEO, Binox MSP

Binox MSP

Founder and CEO of Motiva Networks since 2007, Walter brings more than 25 years of Technology Industry Leadership in Cybersecurity, and Software Development.Walter oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Motiva’s operations, including sales, support, consulting, marketing, and partners. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and clients. “It’s our duty as an organization to empower Small Businesses, with tools and innovation second to none. So that they too have a chance to succeed as a global member of the business community”.Before creating Motiva, Walter worked at NSLIJ Health System as a Support Engineer, and it was there that he was truly inspired to help others.With Walter’s vision. Motiva has expanded their IT Services, from the traditional model to something unique where Cybersecurity is paramount “Every business is different in itself and we adhere to their needs not ours”. Motiva’s services expand from Cybersecurity and Compliance, 24/7 Help Desk, Software Development, VoIP and Disaster Recovery Solutions”.Walter is a graduate of Columbia University Business School and holds several certifications on his field

Session(s):
Fred Brandon
The Blockchain Event

Fred Brandon

CEO, Brand New Technologies

Brand New Technologies

As a technologist with over 20 years of IT experience, Fred has developed solutions internationally and currently teaches blockchain with Althash University, a global online program that focuses on blockchain education. His book, Adopting Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – Embracing a Digital Future is a 3x best-seller on Amazon. He’s an advocate for helping children become proficient in STEAM disciplines and financial literacy programs. Hes the CEO and founder of Brand New Technologies and creator of Get Wealthy Wednesdays, a podcast that focuses on topics of tech, health, and generational wealth. He’s the co-host of a daily room on Clubhouse which helps newbies understand the basics of bitcoin and blockchain. More information about him can be found on https://fredbrandon.info or @imfbrandon on all social media platforms.

Session(s):
Joe White
MSP Technology Solutions

Joe White

CTO, Brightlink

Brightlink

Joe is the Chief Technology Officer and has been with Brightlink since its inception in 2009. Joe built the original Brightlink network, and his organization is responsible for sales engineering, network engineering, information technology, and product development. Prior to Brightlink, Joe spent 10 years in other lead technology roles including Commvault, where he led the team of sales engineers in the Southeast designing complex data protection solutions, CTS/Agilysis, where he was a lead sales and service engineer for storage and data retention solutions for Dell EMC customers, and Troutman Sanders, where he was a senior systems engineer and a Microsoft certified consultant.”

Session(s):
Eva Mata
MSP Technology Solutions

Eva Mata

Sales Support Manager, Broadvoice

Broadvoice

Eva Mata is a ten-year Broadvoice veteran and Broadvoice subject matter expert. She has held several roles in the organization and was recently promoted to Sales Support Manager, which acts as a liaison between partners, channel sales and operations to drive business forward.

Session(s):
Allen Proithis
Service Provider Solutions

Allen Proithis

CEO, Capstone Partners

Capstone Partners

Allen Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients interested in Digital Transformation enabled by mobile, IoT, software and managed solutions. Capstone is the 5G application provider for one of the largest private 5G network deployments in the US. Prior to Capstone, Allen was the President of Sigfox, North America, where he created a high-performance team that built an Internet of Things business with top enterprise companies while providing US wireless coverage for over 70M people in the U.S. Prior to Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony & InterDigital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised $15M to launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by IoT. At InterDigital, Allen oversaw the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared spectrum and video content management solutions. Previously, Allen led Strategy & Business Development for HP’s global Smartphone & Tablet division. Here he drove all strategic initiatives for devices, software & services, including the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.

Session(s):
Patrick Lee Jr.
MSP Business Development

Patrick Lee Jr.

President, Cheapeake Think Tank

Cheapeake Think Tank

Session(s):
Tony Lewis
Service Provider Solutions

Tony Lewis

CEO, Clearly IP

Clearly IP

Prior to Co-founding Clearly IP, Tony was the COO of Sangoma Technologies. Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE: STC). In the 4 years at Sangoma he oversaw the explosive growth of Sangoma from a stagnant 12 Million dollar a year micro cap company to over 120 Million in Revenue. He joined Sangoma through the acquisition of his former start up company called Schmooze Com Inc in 2015 which included the SIPStation and FreePBX product lines. Tony has expert knowledge of FreePBX, Asterisk and other open source platforms and their capabilities, he has taught numerous classes and speaks at international events.Tony comes from an entrepreneurial background successfully starting and running various companies and brings a wide background in aggressive management in sales, development and marketing to Clearly IP along with a good understanding of public markets, raising capital and the selling or purchasing of complex businesses from the actual purchase and financing down to the integration of the businesses post closing. He has overseen and led acquisitions ranging from 300 thousand to 36 million dollars ranging from simple capitalization structures to complex multi tier shareholders and stock preferences.When he is not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and 9 kids at their summer lake cottage and tries to keep current with his Private Pilots license as his primary hobbies.

Session(s):
Eric Klein
FUTURE OF WORK

Eric Klein

COO, Cloudonix

Cloudonix

Eric is a Mentor for technology-oriented startups and VoIP security and fraud specialist, and a sci-fi author. He oversees the day-to-day operations at Cloudonix so the developers can focus on turning caffeine into code.

Session(s):
Sudhir Sakhuja
SD-WAN EXPO

Sudhir Sakhuja

Director, Americas, Coevolve

Coevolve

Sudhir Sakhuja is the Managing Director, Americas for Coevolve LLC responsible for managing and growing Coevolve’s Telco-Independent, Co-Managed global SD-WAN, and Multi-Cloud Networking business in the Americas. Sudhir has been with Coevolve since November 2014 and has led SD-WAN solution sales and technical designs for multiple domestic and global enterprise clients with deployment in more than 75 countries. SD-WAN as an industry was just starting to come out of stealth mode around late 2014, focusing on SDWAN since its inception provided Coevolve and Sudhir the opportunity to lead some of the industry’s initial large global SD-WAN deployments. Sudhir has also published multiple LinkedIn pulse articles on the topic and is extremely passionate about the role SD-WAN and SASE technology plays in enabling enterprise cloud and digital transformation. Prior to Coevolve, Sudhir was a Senior Technical Sales Consultant with AT&T Global Client Services managing WAN, Unified Communications, and Security solution designs for multiple Global 500 enterprise clients. Sudhir has 22 years of combined work experience in the US and globally. He has thrived in various senior roles focusing on network solution sales and technical consulting with experience across multiple client verticals globally. Along with his wide work experience, Sudhir also has a strong academic foundation with a Bachelors of Engineering (BE) from India, MS in Telecom from Boston University, and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from University of Chicago. Sudhir lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Sudhir enjoys practicing meditation and actively participating in his children’s sports activities.

Session(s):
Chris White
Service Provider Solutions

Chris White

COO, ComRes

ComRes

Chris has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, computer programming, digital marketing and other areas of technology. Chris has created multiple start-ups in technology and has been involved in leadership positions of other industries as well. He is a serial entrepreneur and is the current Chairman of the Board for the Boy’s and Girl’s club of Broward, teaches Entrepreneurship at American Heritage and owns multiple businesses.

Session(s):
Lee Brumagin
SD-WAN EXPO

Lee Brumagin

SR. Sales Engineer Southeast, Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

Session(s):
Mark Abolafia
SD-WAN EXPO

Mark Abolafia

COO, Datavision, Inc.

Datavision, Inc.

Mark serves as Chief Operating Officer at Datavision, responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations including overall P&L management, service offer development, marketing, partnership/alliances, recruiting, business development and service delivery functions.His previous positions include senior roles in managing Service Provider consulting and systems integration businesses, as well as business development in various software and consulting companies in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical/life sciences and financial services verticals. Mark’s educational background includes a B.S., Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and an M.B.A., Finance/International Business from New York University, Stern School of Business. He also enjoys scuba diving, skiing, cycling, and generally anything to do with water, frozen or otherwise.

Session(s):
Ajay Singh
The Blockchain Event

Ajay Singh

CIO, DLT Labs

DLT Labs

Session(s):
Meggie Soliman
Service Provider Solutions

Meggie Soliman

Director, Strategic Innovations, Applications, DSS, Inc.

Maulik Shah
Enterprise Solutions

Maulik Shah

Co-Founder, Ecosmob

Ecosmob

Mr. Maulik Shah is the Co-founder and Director of Ecosmob Technologies Pvt Ltd. Since the inception of Ecosmob in 2007, Maulik has led the innovation and engineering in VOIP technology. Gradually, down the line, he mastered the skills over Asterisk & Freeswitch. Having a passion for learning new technologies, he gained expertise in front-end and back-end technology. He then made the jump to sales and marketing, where he eventually mentored the team to build out-of-the-box strategies. At the onset of 2015, he launched a product-based company Hodusoft Pvt. Ltd, which offered different communication software to businesses worldwide. Moving ahead, he added another feather of innovation in his deck, venturing a SAAS-based solution Myeducomm to cater to schools and colleges for optimal collaboration between teachers, students, and parents. In 2019, he launched Peddleweb - a digital marketing service company transforming businesses digitally. With an academic background in IT engineering, Maulik brings a unique blend of communication and technology to an entirely new level that adheres to transparency, quality, and a client-centric approach.

Session(s):
Ruchir Brahmbhatt
FUTURE OF WORK

Ruchir Brahmbhatt

Co-Founder, Ecosmob

Ecosmob

Mr. Ruchir Brahmbhatt is the Co-founder and Director at Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He is a BE IT graduate and has spent 14 years in the technology and communication industry, starting as a VoIP engineer and becoming a highly sought technology expert in Asterisk, Freeswitch, OpenSIPs, and Kamailio. He contributed substantially to set up a department of unmatched developers and helped accelerate their efficiency by identifying and providing the right tools. His team at Ecosmob has worked on versatile development projects from web development to mobile development, including front-end and back-end technologies since 2014. From project analysis, execution to its delivery, he led the team torching them towards the right path for successful project completion. Subsequently, he plunged into establishing a product-based company - Hodusoft Pvt Ltd in 2015. He also launched software for the educational sector - Myeducomm to enable continuous communication between teachers, students, and parents. Being passionate about IT engineering and technology enthusiasts, Ruchir has given new wings to the organization to rise higher and higher by holding transparency, quality, and client satisfaction at the center.

Session(s):
Sagar Malam
FUTURE OF WORK

Sagar Malam

Project Leader, Escomob

Escomob

Sagar Malam is a project leader at Ecosmob with over 8 years of experience building carrier-grade VoIP applications using Freeswitch, Asterisk, Kamailio, and OpenSIPS. Mr. Malam is well-versed in project management methodologies, process engineering, risk management, project planning, and team building. He has hands-on experience in versatile technology projects, including UCaaS, SBCs, and Class 4-5 switches.

Session(s):
Krunal Patel
Enterprise Solutions

Krunal Patel

Vice President, Sales, Escomob

Escomob

Mr. Krunal Patel is the Vice President of Sales at Ecosmob Technologies Pvt. Ltd. With 14 years of the association at Ecosmob, he stands at the forefront of the fastest-growing company as a techno-commercial and VoIP technology expert. He has spent the last six years building business across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by building successful business strategies and incubating business models for SMEs to enterprise-level clients. His previous roles include wearing different hats from a software engineer, technical analyst to project manager, and building carrier-grade VoIP Solutions utilizing open source VoIP Telephony Frameworks like Asterisk, FreeSWITCH, OpenSIPS, and Kamailio. He is vocal for human-to-human selling and building long-term business relationships with the customers with a win-win approach.

Session(s):
Kevin Anderson
MSP Technology Solutions

Kevin Anderson

Executive Vice President, FileCenter

Lisa Walker
FUTURE OF WORK

Lisa Walker

VP of Brand & Workforce, Fuze

Fuze

Session(s):
Eric Burger
Keynote Presentation

Eric Burger

Professor, Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Dr. Burger is a Professor at Georgetown University. He was on detail to the White House as the Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and prior to that on detail to Federal Communications Commission as its CTO. Dr. Burger contributed to the Secure 5G and Beyond Act Implementation Plan, as well as ensured funding and support for the R&D and scaling of 5G IoT, smart city, and mobile applications. His research and teaching covers cybersecurity, distributed computing, DLT, systems economics and risk, policy, and network governance. He serves as an advisor to numerous companies and prior to his government service served on corporate boards. Prior to Georgetown he was CTO of several public and private network equipment and enterprise software companies. Dr. Burger holds over 20 patents and has published over 20 IETF, 3GPP, and W3C standards. He served on numerous industry association boards. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has a SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Session(s):
Clyde Logue
Enterprise Solutions

Clyde Logue

VP of Product, Glance

Glance

Clyde Logue is Glance’s vice president for product, and is responsible for product development and product marketing activities. Before coming to work at Glance, Clyde was VP of Sales and Marketing at Trovo, where he lead the introduction of the Trovo data analytics platform into large financial services organizations. Before that, he co-founded several startups and guided them through acquisition by Oracle and BMC Software. Clyde and his family mountain bike together and occasionally race cyclocross. He also coaches the local high school mountain bike team.

Session(s):
Tom Martin
FUTURE OF WORK

Tom Martin

CEO, Glance Networks

Glance Networks

Tom Martin is a CX and contact center strategist, product lifecycle expert, and partnership builder. Tom has led Glance through a successful “pivot,” transitioning from a small business screen share tool to a provider of omnichannel visual engagement solutions for some of the largest enterprises in the world. Since that pivot, Glance has experienced multiple years of 70% YoY growth. Prior to joining Glance in 2013, Tom spent over a decade at Verizon building and managing strategic partnerships. Outside of the office, Tom is an avid backcountry skier, mountaineer, and competitive cyclist.

Session(s):
Naina Raisinghani
Keynote Presentation

Naina Raisinghani

Product Manager, Google

Google

Naina Raisinghani is a Product Manager on the AMP Project. She focuses on helping developers be more productive with AMP. She previously spent 2 years as a Software Engineer on the Chrome team working on making the rendering engine pixel perfect.

Session(s):
Mark  Palmer
SD-WAN EXPO

Mark Palmer

Director Strategic Development, Granite Telecommunications

Granite Telecommunications

Mark Palmer is Senior Director of Relationship Development at Granite Telecommunications. Mark currently works with the Granite Channels team promoting non-POTS service to partners nationwide. Mark previously worked at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1995 - 1996 as a service splice technician upgrading phone services at older facilities. In 1999, Mark moved his career to direct sales, working for Network Plus. By 2001, Mark was helped launch a new Network Plus office in Philadelphia, PA. Mark joined the Granite Telecommunications team shortly after its founding in 2002, selling analog phone lines. In 2011, he was asked to help start the data team at Granite to sell non-POTS service to our customer base. In 2015 Mark was named one of the first directors in the Relationship Development team, which was more proactive in understanding customer goals and ensuring that we were helping to meet them. In 2017, Mark hit his 15th year with Granite Telecommunications. Mark currently works with the Granite Channels team continuing to work and develop programs introducing current clients and agents to next generation products Granite delivers today. Mark lives in Rhode Island with his wife and three children. He is currently the Vice President of the non-profit, Burrillville Junior Hockey League and very much enjoys coaching his children’s’ hockey teams.

Session(s):
Charlie Pagliazzo
MSP Technology Solutions

Charlie Pagliazzo

VP of Channel, Granite Telecommunications

Granite Telecommunications

Charlie Pagliazzo oversees sales and support for channel partners for Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a US-based network services provider that services over 1.75 million voice and data lines for business and governmental customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Granite Channels provides over 500 contracted agent, wholesale and resale partners access to Granite’s transformational voice, data and network integration solutions that maximize the end-user experience, generating over $300 million in annual revenue. Prior to Granite, Mr. Pagliazzo was responsible for the growth and management of data centers, carrier services and international telecommunications operations for another national, facilities-based CLEC.

Session(s):
Heather Nightingale
Enterprise Solutions

Heather Nightingale

Executive Director, Guided CX Forum

Guided CX Forum

In her capacity as executive director of the Guided CX Forum, Heather Nightingale oversees the organization’s program development, recruitment and marketing activities. Heather brings a wealth of industry experience to this role, and has worked with both start up and established software vendors for over two decades. Heather resides in Maine.

Session(s):
Juan Betancourt
MSP Business Development

Juan Betancourt

CEO, Humanintelligence

Humanintelligence

Juan Betancourt serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Miami-based culture and talent intelligence startup, Humantelligence, whose solution helps organizations accurately measure and manage culture at every level of an organization, from individuals and teams to overall corporate culture. He also founded Gonza Executive Search, as well as served as a client partner for both Korn Ferry International and Heidrick & Struggles -- all of which teed up his work for Humantelligence. Recently named a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer by HR Executive, Juan is an expert in managing and hiring for culture fit, and in helping organizations leverage culture analytics to build highly collaborative teams and increase performance.

Session(s):
Phil Friedman
MSP Business Development

Phil Friedman

CEO, iBynd

iBynd

Phil Friedman, is the CEO and Founder of iBynd an Insurance Technology company focusing on the distribution of Cyber Liability Insurance through digital publishing and direct to carrier partnerships. Prior to iBynd, Phil was a consultant for Insurance and Insur-tech companies including Amtrust Financial, Clearlink, and Bold Penguin. Before starting his consulting practice Phil was the CEO and Co-founder of Click2CallNetwork a pioneer in the mobile click to call industry which was sold to PX.com in January of 2017. From January 2013 to June 2018, Phil was also the Chairman and Co-founder of Transparint Inc, a SaaS compliance platform for AML and KYC due diligence. Transparint was acquired by Steele Compliance Solutions in June 2018. Before Click2Call Phil was the founder and CEO of Ward Media a leader in the Education Lead Generation industry. Ward Media was sold to Zeta Global in 2008 and Phil was elevated to the role of President while continuing to run the division formerly known as Ward Media before he was promoted to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. Zeta went public on June 10th 2021 with a $1.65 billion market cap. Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters and his hobbies are training for triathlons and dreaming about cyber insurance.

Session(s):
Courtney Munroe
Enterprise Solutions

Courtney Munroe

VP, WW Telecommunications Research, IDC

IDC

Courtney Munroe is responsible for supporting IDC’s continuous research on global Telecommunications trends. The core research includes the evolution of WAN networking to Software Defined Hybrid Wide Area Networking, and the impact of Digital Transformation on the WAN architecture. His research focus also includes consumer and Enterprise networking requirements and analysis the Communications Service Provider strategies as they transform to implement new business models.BACKGROUND Mr. Munroe was formerly Vice President at Probe Research, where he established and directed Probes Telecom Services programs. Prior to joining Probe, Mr. Munroe was Associate Director of Global Telecom Service Markets at Northern Business Information. He has also worked at DRI/McGraw-Hill, an economic forecasting company.EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS •B.A. in Economics from Columbia University•Attended the University of Wisconsin•Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as participating in numerous consulting projects and providing analysis for multiple media outlets.twitter: @ccmunroe

Session(s):
Joe Ward
Service Provider Solutions

Joe Ward

CEO and President, IKIN

IKIN

Joe Ward serves as chief executive officer and president of IKIN, and oversees the company’s strategy, business development, sales, and marketing initiatives. Joe joined IKIN after spending much of his career as a highly respected executive in the telecommunications sector. In his three-decades-long career, he has held management positions with leading providers including Inter-Tel, Mitel, and other large channel providers. Joe is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and resides in Austin.

Session(s):
Marc Taverner
The Blockchain Event

Marc Taverner

Executive Director, International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications

International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications

Marc Taverner is the Executive Director of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications(inatba.org), the pre-eminent nonprofit organization supporting the growth of DLT & blockchain technologies. INATBAdoes this by engaging public and private audiences to address and reduce frictions that inhibit market growth. As executivedirector, Marc works with INATBA’s members to host bilateral conversations between governments (including theEuropean Commission) and companies to inform policies and regulations and advance the international adoption ofblockchain. Most recently, INATBA, under Marc’s leadership, has been working to respond to the EuropeanCommission’s proposed MiCA regulation, forming a public task force, as well as an internal task force led by the INATBAFinance Working Group. These groups have gathered feedback from the broader industry for presentation to EUstakeholders.Marc has been active in the global blockchain ecosystem for more than six years, working across 20 countries, engagingwith organisations from core cryptocurrency companies to governments and financial institutions, to large corporates andindustry associations. Prior to joining INATBA, he was the Global Ambassador and head of Business Development for theBitfury Group, one of Europe’s largest blockchain unicorns. To INATBA he brings a unique set of experiences gainedfrom a career in start-ups and industry-leading companies. The founder of a successful modem distribution company,Nuvo, Marc has held leadership roles with many top technology companies, including Genesys Conferencing, the worldslargest provider of unified communications services, and Promethean, a market leader in educational technology solutions.

Session(s):
Chris Bijou
The Blockchain Event

Chris Bijou

CEO, Internet of Everything Corp

Internet of Everything Corp

Chris Bijou is an American entrepreneur, inventor, and technology sales and marketing expert. He has been the Founder & CEO of multiple technology start-ups, including his current venture, Internet of Everything CorpTM. Throughout his career, Bijou has consistently coupled his passion for complex technologies with his ability to explain their practical applications in simple, accessible ways that open global markets and land large Enterprise clients. Bijou’s career began in Rocket Engineering at Hercules Aerospace. He later became the top producing Sales Executive for Data Broadcasting Corporation and ultimately Senior Sales Director for Siebel Systems and Oracle. Bijou developed, patented, and brought to market innovations in digital imaging and tech-enabled sales and business intelligence. During Utah’s Centennial Celebration, Chris was selected as one of the state’s top 100 Executives, honored to be the youngest of the distinguished group. Through Internet of Everything CorpTM, he is implementing on a global scale a polymorphic encrypted, decentralized, software-defined technology (the QNET) capable of resolving many of the vulnerabilities that exist in the current internet (the ClearNet). Bijou has built US, European and Japan-based Operations, Sales, and Marketing teams for a global launch. Internet of Everything Corp’sTM European-based science team were some of the original designers of our core internet. Now Internet of Everything CorpTM is launching the premier upgraded internet solution that makes smart cities, IoE, and faster, quantum-safe data throughput a reality worldwide.

Session(s):
Jon Arnold
FUTURE OF WORK

Jon Arnold

Principal, J Arnold & Associates

Marcia Dempster
MSP Technology Solutions

Marcia Dempster

Senior Director of Channel Sales, Keeper Security

Keeper Security

Marcia Dempster is the Senior Director of Channel Sales at Keeper Security, the leading Enterprise Password Security platform. She is responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with partners, VARs, MSPs and distributors and their vast networks of trusted advisers. Marcia brings 15 years of Technology and Channel experience to her role. Prior to Keeper, Marcia was the National Channel Manager at ArmorSecurity. Before that she led the Cloud Platform Executive Team within CDW’s Cloud Practice. She is very involved in women’s enablement groups like Alliance of Channel Women (Marcia was the recipient of ACW’s elite LEAD Award in 2019) and is a board member of the Cloud Girls national organization. Marcia is a proud graduate of Michigan State University and resides in downtown Chicago.

Session(s):
David Duffett
OPEN SOURCE

David Duffett

Founder and Lead Trainer, Let the Geek Speak

Let the Geek Speak

David is a Telephony Geek that has been publicly speaking and teaching for more than 25 years, from London to Los Angeles, Berlin to Beirut, Kingston to Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai to Melbourne, and Mexico City! He loves communications technology and served as the Worldwide Community Director for the Asterisk® project for nearly 7 years, and also as the Worldwide Community Advocate at SignalWire, Inc., the company behind the FreeSWITCH project.David has always been grateful to the Geeks that build the various technologies he speaks about, and now he wants to give back – by helping Geeks to Speak!

Session(s):
Tirza Hollenhorst
FUTURE OF WORK

Tirza Hollenhorst

CEO, LUMAN

LUMAN

Tirza is an entrepreneur and a futurist. Trained as a biologist and engineer who previously built a technology company and facilitated international, cross-sector collaboration around corporate responsibility and environmental resource management. Tirza is the founder and CEO of LUMAN where she brings her experience in business, neuroscience, and innovation together to transform organizations and prepare them for the future of work. Tirza believes creation thrives when people are motivated by their internal sense of purpose, connected to their team, and held in a container of psychological safety. An engaging and embodied presence, she can quickly conjure connectedness and creativity amongst large groups. Tirza is a frequent speaker on the Future of Work, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Session(s):
Michael Price
OPEN SOURCE

Michael Price

Owner, MarketUS®

MarketUS®

MarketUS® Founder, Michael Price, is an edutainer, professional speaker, chief instructor, and is a highly regarded federal marketing expert. With over 40 years of experience and a wealth of satisfied customers, he and his staff stand ready to work directly with you to accomplish your federal sales goals. Since MarketUS® was founded in 1986, it has aided companies in obtaining over $50 billion in GSA Schedule business. After signing their first client, Dell Computer, in 1986, the company has represented some of the top names in the industry, including List Industries, Airbus InFocus, Yahoo, EDS, Jabra, Ameritech, Hyundai, TRW, Total Gym, FireDex and Harvard Business School.MarketUS® is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) offering personalized services and operates in the top 1% of the industry in revenues for GSA Contract business. MarketUS® represents companies for all schedules offered by GSA, including the most sought after IT Schedule and MOBIS. We pride ourselves on education and offer a variety of products and services to assist companies enter into the government marketplace. Most of the automated programs used today for the GSA schedule program were beta tested by MarketUS and its technology team.

Session(s):
Lorenzo Miniero
OPEN SOURCE

Lorenzo Miniero

Chairman, Meetecho

Meetecho

Lorenzo Miniero is the chairman and co-founder of Meetecho, a company providing both consultancy services and communication platforms. He got his degree and Ph.D at the Computer Science Department at the University of Napoli Federico II, where he started working on multimedia conferencing and met the colleagues with whom he co-founded Meetecho as an academic spin-off. He is an active contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardization activities, especially in the framework of real-time multimedia applications. He is best known as the author of Janus, a general purpose and open source WebRTC server.

Session(s):
Ryan Harrelson
SD-WAN EXPO

Ryan Harrelson

Founder, Metadata Engineering

Metadata Engineering

The years I have spent in the Technology space specifically around network, collaboration, and telecom have allowed me to not only work but learn and develop as new technologies are developing. This unique knowledge of both the hands on technical components and the business aspects of the technologies allows me to help those around me making decisions for where they should be looking.

Session(s):
Dave Silke
FUTURE OF WORK

Dave Silke

Chief Marketing Officer, Mitel

Mitel

As Chief Marketing Officer, Dave Silke is responsible for leading the strategy and execution of Mitel’s global marketing, brand, partner enablement, and digital demand functions. Passionate about balancing the art and science of marketing, he has built a reputation for innovative and integrated marketing strategies that couple data with creative storytelling to drive disruption.Dave brings deep technology marketing expertise to Mitel’s executive team with more than 25 years of experience leading international marketing teams across the communications, networking and cybersecurity segments. Most recently, he served as Mitel’s Vice President of International Marketing, where he led marketing strategy, field marketing, and demand programs for Mitel’s international theatre. Previously, he also served as Vice President Global Demand Center for Juniper Networks as well as holding marketing leadership roles at Brocade and Nortel.Dave holds a Master’s degree in Marketing & Communications from Boston University.

Session(s):
Angela Leavitt
MSP Business Development

Angela Leavitt

CEO, Mojenta

Mojenta

Angela Leavitt is the founder of Mojo Marketing, a full-service marketing agency that has served more than 150 tech companies. With 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, Leavitt creates targeted and effective marketing strategies for companies of all sizes in telecom, IT, and cloud. She has been a regular presenter at ITExpo, COMPTEL, Channel Partners, and Cloud Partners conferences, as well as numerous corporate meetings and events. She is a champion for small business, and a consistent supporter of women in business and technology through organizing and participating in Women in the Channel industry events. Leavitt was a top three finalist for the Tempe Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year Award in 2009, and was named to the San Diego Business Journals Most Admired CEO list in 2016 and 2017.

Session(s):
Daniel Quant
Service Provider Solutions

Daniel Quant

Vice President of Strategic Development, MultiTech

MultiTech

Daniel Quant is Vice President of Strategic Development responsible for developing corporate strategies that grow market share and brand within high growth markets. Identifying new business trends and incubating innovation internally and within industrial market segments, creating partner ecosystems that accelerate enterprise digital transformation and revenue growth. He works closely with international customers and organizations, representing MultiTech at standardization groups, leading committees within technology and vertical industrial associations. Daniel has more than 25 years of wireless and telecom experience, including twenty leading global product teams.

Session(s):
Dave George
MSP Business Development

Dave George

SVP Revenue and Customer Experience, netsapiens

netsapiens

Dave brings over two decades of leadership and enterprise management experience to NetSapiens. Client acquisition and mutually beneficial relationships, as well as values-based leadership and team development have been a consistent factor in all of Dave’s professional endeavors. Dave has founded several successful companies, all of which enjoyed significant growth and success with him at the helm.For much of the new millennium, Dave managed the family ILEC, Ironton Telephone, and its CLEC, Service Electric Telephone. Under Dave’s leadership, the ILEC and CLEC quickly evolved from being a small rural telco to one of the fastest growing privately owned telecommunications companies in Pennsylvania. In 2010, seeing the evolution of land based telecom and the shift from premise to cloud services, Dave, as Chairman of the Board, founded Ironton Global, an ITSP, to offer next generation SIP and Hosted IP-PBX services. At the same time, Dave also founded Telzy, a business based on the deployment of a multi-lingual mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to deliver affordable international calling to over 180 countries around the world.Then in 2011, seeing a need to redefine and improve the sales consultative process for Enterprise and SMB Cloud Communications and Computing, Dave, as CEO, co-founded GreenStar Solutions, creating a business that was geared for the next evolution in Cloud and the continual improvement in the client experience.Today Dave proudly serves the NetSapiens leadership and staff in fostering an energetic and collaborative culture, designed to create purpose for all within the company and an open ecosystem for our clients, thus enhancing the customer experience and increasing the NetSapiens value proposition.Outside of work, Dave serves on several telecommunications advisory boards. He also enjoys teaching Jujutsu and Aikido, sailing, scuba diving, freediving, the Lower Florida Keys and traveling with his fiance Michelle and their three children Corey, Megan and Tyler.

Session(s):
Jason Byrne
Service Provider Solutions

Jason Byrne

SVP Solution Strategy & Marketing, netsapiens

netsapiens

Jason Byrne brings more than 20+ years of telecom product experience to netsapiens a leading UCaaS platform for Service Providers, where he leads the product & marketing teams. Previously, he held various product leadership positions spanning wireline & wireless solutions at Greenlee Communications (acquired by Emerson) & JDSU (Viavi). Jason has an MBA from University of San Diego, and has a BSEE from Trinity College, Dublin.

Session(s):
Akshay Sharma
Enterprise Solutions

Akshay Sharma

Principal Analyst, neXt Curve

neXt Curve

Akshay Sharma is a tech analyst, ex-Gartner, having authored 280+ research notes, on emerging technologies like DevOPs, Software Defined Data Centers, 5G, and IoT. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, and CIO.com. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms and an entrepreneur in the tech sector, having worked for firms that are now part of leading firms like Intel, IBM, Nokia, and Ericsson. He advises many emerging startups, such as Kovair, where he is CTO, in the DevOps/ALM arena, having worked for 3 startups that are part of IBM Rational/DOORS in ObjecTime, Verilog, and Telelogic on integrated development, test and operational environments. Additionally, he is CTO of LB-N, and the Motivitee Alliance on 5G-enabled Smart X (City, Campus, and Grid) Industry4.0 solutions, all provided as a Service.

Session(s):
Scott Schwalbe
Keynote Presentation

Scott Schwalbe

CEO/Co-Founder, NimbeLink

NimbeLink

As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporatevision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott held leadership roles forseveral industry-leading companies, including Logic PD, HDM, and Celestica. Healso served and retired after 20 years in theU.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Linguist. He earned his BS at New York University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Session(s):
Mark Anstead
The Blockchain Event

Mark Anstead

Director of Business Development, Numio

Numio

Mark Anstead is the Co-Founder of Numio, and a huge advocate for decentralized finance. His team at Numio is building the user-aggregation layer on Ethereum’s Layer-2, where they are giving people more control over their identity & their money. Before founding Numio, Mark Co-Founded Hydro Labs. Mark also actively serves a few DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) and helping to grow their ecosystems, namely PhoenixDAO & Index Cooperative. He earned his BSBA & MBA from University of Detroit-Mercy, where he played D1 lacrosse.

Session(s):
Brad Nichols
MSP Technology Solutions

Brad Nichols

Sr. Manager of Channels and Private Label, Ooma

Ooma

Brad Nichols is the Sr. Manager of Channels and Private Label at Ooma. With his 15-plus years of principal telecom and unified communications experience, he has overseen crucial aspects of sales and operations and has helped partners identify revenue opportunities. Brad’s ability to develop unique channel and wholesale programs provides partners with relationships that work best for their customers. Brad has contributed to significant growth to multiple UCaaS companies and is an expert in developing strategic channel partner programs.

Session(s):
Dave Beagle
MSP Technology Solutions

Dave Beagle

Sr. Director of Channels, Ooma

Ooma

David Beagle is the head of channels at Ooma, with the unique opportunity to develop a go-to-market program that can fit with any type of partner. Previously, he was a leader in building out a channel at Office Depot with a managed services offering.?Recognized as a three-time Channel Chief by CRN at two other companies, he is an established leader in the channel, having led efforts to build, expand, and grow opportunity engagements and revenue.?Currently, David also serves on the CompTIA Channel Advisory Board.?With his 15-plus years of experience in UCaaS/hosted VoIP at companies like ShoreTel, Fonality, and M5 Networks, he has helped partners identify and take advantage of revenue opportunities.

Session(s):
Sam McHugh
SD-WAN EXPO

Sam McHugh

Head of Sales, SE region, Open Systems

Open Systems

Sam McHugh is a 20 year veteran of B2B Technology. Currently he is the Head of Sales for the Southeast region for Open Systems. His expertise ranges across many key areas of IT such as SD-WAN/SASE, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, Mobile connectivity and more. In the past year, Sam has lead deals with large enterprises including Disney, Mercedes-Benz, ABC as well as numerous healthcare, finance and government organizations. As part of Open Systems, Sam enjoys being a technical solution consultant first and foremost to help find the best technology, people and processes that enterprise customers can use to run their operations securely and reliably 24/7. Sam graduated from Cornell University and resides in Sarasota, FL.

Session(s):
Dave Stokes
OPEN SOURCE

Dave Stokes

MySQL Community Manager, Oracle

Oracle

JSON has become the data interchange format of choice for most developers. Relational databases are great for storing data. But how do you get strictly typed relational data to work with free-form JSON? This session covers how the addition of a JSON data type can completely streamline the architecture of your relational data. Not only can JSON data columns be used to reduce expensive many-to-many joins but they can allow a degree of flexibility in data structure not found in traditional RDMS. This can also provide NoSQL capabilities alongside your relational data. You will learn where these new strategies can provide a more flexible but resilient data store for your project.

Session(s):
Steven Waterhouse
The Blockchain Event

Steven Waterhouse

Co-Founder & CEO, Orchid

Orchid

Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven) is the CEO and Co-founder of Orchid. Waterhouse previously served as a partner at blockchain-focused venture Pantera Capital from its inception in 2013 through July 2016 and worked at Fortress Investment Group, where he founded the Digital Currency Fund with Mike Novogratz and Pete Briger. Seven was a Co-founder and CTO of RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC) and served as Director of the Honeycomb product group at Sun Microsystems, one of the first computer and software technology companies to evolve during the dot com era. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Session(s):
Simon Lau
FUTURE OF WORK

Simon Lau

VP of Product, Otter.ai

Otter.ai

Session(s):
Joel Maloff
MSP Business Development

Joel Maloff

SVP of Strategic Alliances, Phone.com

Phone.com

Mr. Maloff is a globally recognized expert and author on Internet, its uses for business purposes, and the convergence with traditional telephony. He currently serves as Senior Vice President – Strategic Alliances and Chief Compliance Officer for Phone.com (www.phone.com), and has responsibility for the Channel Partner Program, large scale business development, inside sales, and assistance with network-related strategies and tactics. Since 2011, he has served as a course developer for The SIP School, focusing on helping sales and marketing professionals learn about SIP, hosted PBX, unified communications, and SIP trunking. In addition, Mr. Maloff has been an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Technical University for more than eight years, and has taught introductory classes, information technology (such as Disaster Recovery and Network Design and Implementation), Introduction to Marketing, and created a course on Digital Marketing. Maloff has written several books, spoken at industry conferences worldwide, and written numerous articles. Among his more notable accomplishments, Maloff acted as a consultant to then Senator Al Gore in the drafting of the High-Performance Computing Act which went on to become the basis of the commercial Internet as we know it today. He was further involved in the commercialization of the Internet as part of Advanced Network & Services which managed the backbone for the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNet) in the late 1980’s/early 1990s.

Session(s):
Brent Barbara
Enterprise Solutions

Brent Barbara

SVP of Business Development, Phone.com

Phone.com

Session(s):
Phil Edholm
FUTURE OF WORK

Phil Edholm

President and Principal, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

Phil Edholm is the President of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. Phil is the organizer of WebRTC World Conf & Expo, the global eco-system event for WebRTC. Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. In his career, Phil has worked with all of the major vendors and with hundreds of large customers around the world. He is recognized as an industry expert in VoIP, networking for real-time usage, Unified Communications, and business models for technology adoption. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications for dreating the VoIP industry. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 16 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

Session(s):
Todd Paul
SD-WAN EXPO

Todd Paul

Aryaka, Principal Architect Southeast Region

Principal Architect Southeast Region

Session(s):
Steven McCaffrey
FUTURE OF WORK

Steven McCaffrey

CTO, Provinti

Provinti

Steven McCaffrey has spent 30 years in the financial services technology industry starting out as a systems application programmer and migrating to a becoming a highly sought network engineer. He then made the jump to technology management where he eventually became a Managing Director for Bank of America and Citigroup for multiple banking technology applications including risk, front end trading, large scale infrastructure, retail and commercial banking, and investment banking technologies. Mr. McCaffrey has been at First Data for the last 5 years, running their Sales and Service, IVR/Telecom/Call Center, and marketing technology teams.

Session(s):
MacLindsay Mitchell
MSP Technology Solutions

MacLindsay Mitchell

Operations Support Specialist, QuestBlue

QuestBlue

With a BS earned from North Carolina State University MacLindsay Mitchell brings communication and interpersonal skills to an entirely new level to assist clients from idea to inception. Since joining QuestBlue MacLindsay has completely revamped the local number portability department which is now estimated to be in the top ten porting departments in the United States. In his role of Operations Support Specialist MacLindsay has successfully onboarded additional national and international interconnected carrier agreements allowing QuestBlue to cover over 99% of the dial tone required by our clients helping you navigate the sometimes-difficult waters of telecommunications. MacLindsay is an organized and meticulous Operations Specialist with a consistent level of leadership in the industry successfully onboarding enterprise level clients since June 2019.

Session(s):
Lorenzo Mangani
OPEN SOURCE

Lorenzo Mangani

CEO, QXIP BV

QXIP BV

Specialist in RTC, Voice Designer and Full Stack Solutions, architect Lorenzo is founder of QXIP BV, co-founder and developer of the HOMER/SIPCAPTURE project.Working and developing in Telecommunications and VoIP for more than a decade. QXIP contributes ideas, design concepts and code to many Open Source and voice-related commercial projects that specialize in active and passive monitoring solutions for some of the largest networks and enterprises worldwide.

Session(s):
Eric Hernaez
SD-WAN EXPO

Eric Hernaez

President, RabbitRun Technologies

RabbitRun Technologies

Eric is CEO of RabbitRun Technologies, Inc., an innovator in the SOHO SD-WAN space. Previously Eric was Founder & President of SkySwitch, a leading provider of channel-only white label UCaaS to MSPs, which was acquired by BCM One in December 2020. His experience in the service-oriented software space dates to 1999, when he founded telic.net, one of the first service providers to offer communications Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Since then, he has worked with several pioneering cloud native software companies including Solegy, Netmobo and NetSapiens.

Session(s):
Mike Geller
SD-WAN EXPO

Mike Geller

Distinguished Cyber Security Architect , Radware 

Radware 

Michael Geller has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and operations in Cyber Security. Mike is currently a Distinguished Cyber Security Architect focusing on protecting critical workloads, their API and the networks that deliver them. As an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami, Mike is a lead Instructor for the Cyber Security program.As a Principal Engineer at Cisco, Mike held several leadership positions over the 24 years there. Most recently as a leader in the GSAT or Global Security Architecture Team, responsible for security architecture across Cisco. Michael is a company leader for Security and Threat Defense. Michael’s recent focus is on 5G Security and the path to it – including security for cloud native as it relates to 5G Stand Alone and how to get there via 5G NSA and 4G. Michael’s research, development and customer facing work includes a 4G/5G threat surface analysis, segmentation and zero trust for the 5G network as it applies to application delivery and network slicing, and route science and security. Michael also focuses on the MSSP side of security delivery with a NetOps and SecOps focus now moving to a DevSecOps focus too. Michael led the ATIS Cybersecurity efforts and is active in other standards and consortium groups. Michael is deeply involved in go to market and technical evolution of the Threat Defense and Security As A Service for Cloud Providers, Service Providers and Enterprise building on traditional and evolving architectures and controls such as MSSP, NFV, Mobility and SDN. Prior to joining Cisco Michael designed and delivered the foundational technical systems for health care, education and public safety. He holds a Master’s of Science in MIS University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics. Michael is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and most enjoys the company of his Wife, Rebecca and two children, Sarah and Ben.

Session(s):
Patrick Elliott
MSP Business Development

Patrick Elliott

VP of Marketing, Rev.io

Rev.io

VP of Marketing

Session(s):
Albert Diaz
MSP Business Development

Albert Diaz

CEO, RingLogix

RingLogix

Albert Diaz is the CEO and product architect at RingLogix. Over the last 20 years, Albert has gained experience in telecom sales, operations, network design, carrier management, and most recently soft-ware development. Prior to RingLogix, he was president of 3NG Networks.His hobby, which also happens to be his job, is to design products your customers want to buy, use, and tell everybody about.

Session(s):
Martha Poulter
Service Provider Solutions

Martha Poulter

CIO, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Session(s):
Matthew Fredrickson
OPEN SOURCE

Matthew Fredrickson

Director of Software Development - Open Source, Sangoma

Sangoma

Named The Nicest Guy in VoIP, Ever! by SimCon, Matthew is the Director of Software Development - Open Source, Sangoma (covering both the Asterisk and FreePBX projects) and is always willing to help and talk. And hes a really, really nice guy. Smart, humble, down to earth, and incredibly bright.And just as importantly as all of the above, Matthew has been involved in Asterisk for a very, very long time, having authored many parts, including chan_SS7!

Session(s):
Scott Sheffield
MSP Business Development

Scott Sheffield

Chief Executive Manager, Scai Software

Scai Software

Session(s):
Nabeel Mahmood
Enterprise Solutions

Nabeel Mahmood

Director of Americas, SCB Global

SCB Global

Nabeel Mahmood is the Director of Americas for SCB Global. He is a Technologist, Futurist, and a Keynote Speaker. His career is driven by one question – what’s next? He is passionate about the power of technology to deliver competitive and transformational change and the need to develop digital leadership that will create the enterprise of the future. He believes strongly in simplification with a purpose. Nabeel brings 20 plus years of experience leading large-scale global technology organizations through seasons of explosive growth via M&A, global expansion, implementing new business models, and technology innovation. His expertise include leading organizations through transformation changes, connecting IT to the needs of the business, technology innovation, UCaaS, Big Data, Cloud, ERP, IoT, AI, ML, RPA, Mobility, Edge, and Data Centers. He brings a unique blend of experiences spanning the entire breadth of technology from Grid to Chip. At, heart he’s a true technologist and futurist; he is a proven strategist, winsome communicator, and leader with extraordinary vision and operational expertise within very large, complex organizations.

Session(s):
Terry McFarland
Service Provider Solutions

Terry McFarland

Owner, Seamless Communications Systems, LLC

Ryan Cloutier
Keynote Presentation

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Consultant, Security Studio

Jack Saracco
The Blockchain Event

Jack Saracco

Head of Partnerships and Business Development, Settle Network

Settle Network

Jack Saracco is an entrepreneur in the crypto and blockchain industry and Leader of the International Expansion and Growth Department in Settle Network - LatamEx. Settle Network provides programmatic interoperability between traditional and digital assets, by leveraging financial infrastructure in every country they operate. Covering the most relevant markets, including the largest banks and thousands of retail locations, this enables unlimited and compliant interoperability between digital assets and the most important local currencies.

Session(s):
Fletcher Hamilton
FUTURE OF WORK

Fletcher Hamilton

CEO, Sevis Systems

Sevis Systems

As CEO, Fletcher is responsible for Sevis Systems strategic direction and growth. Fletcher brings deep industry knowledge as well as a strong track record in startup management, worldwide sales, business development and the establishment of new markets in complex technical environments. Fletcher came to Sevis Systems from Netsocket, Inc, a leading supplier of virtualized routing, SDN and application delivery solutions where he served as president & CEO. Prior to Netsocket, Fletcher was at Acme Packet, Inc, where he served as national vice president of enterprise and government sales. He was previously vice president/general manager of Americas system sales for NetTest Inc. (acquired by Anritsu), a Danish provider of performance analysis systems for VoIP, GSM, GPRS, UMTS and next-generation network technologies. Prior to that, Fletcher served as senior director of sales and vice president of customer operations for Alcatel USA, and he previously held senior customer operations management positions with DSC Communications Corp. Fletcher started his professional career at Northern Telecom where he was employed as a field engineer in the digital switching division.

Session(s):
Murph Krajewski
FUTURE OF WORK

Murph Krajewski

CMO, Sharpen

Sharpen

Murph has nearly 20 years of contact center industry experience. Since 2016 he has served as vice president of marketing for cloud contact center provider Sharpen Technologies. His responsibilities include designing, implementing and measuring marketing strategies that increase brand awareness and drive sales. Prior to Sharpen, Murph served as senior marketing manager for customer experience solutions provider Interactive Intelligence (acquired by Genesys). There he led new media initiatives focused on creative digital marketing. He has experience on both the IT side, having served in system administration roles, and on the frontlines, working with contact center managers to reveal theunderpinnings of superior customer and agent experiences. Among his many accomplishments, Murph is also a frequently cited customer experience professional, having been interviewed by Forbes, Inc., CustomerThink, No Jitter and other nationally renowned media outlets.

Session(s):
Ric Kosiba
FUTURE OF WORK

Ric Kosiba

Chief Data Scientist, Sharpen

Sharpen

Ric Kosiba is the Chief Data Scientist at Sharpen Technologies, the agent-first cloud contact center platform. In this role, he develops data-driven initiatives to optimize agent performance and enhance the customer experience.Prior to joining Sharpen in 2019, Ric co-founded Bay Bridge Decisions Technologies in 2000, where he developed the contact center industry’s first “what if” decision engine, a complex set of algorithms designed to forecast proper staffing levels. Based on individual customer requirements, Decisions saved mid-market and Fortune 500 companies millions of dollars annually by achieving optimal operating levels. After being acquired in 2012 by Interactive Intelligence, now Genesys, Ric continued overseeing all aspects of the product from development to sales and marketing to professional services. He began his career developing airport staffing and scheduling systems for US Airways and Northwest Airlines, and later programs to, among other features, optimize collection strategies at financial institutions including Partners First and First USA Bank. Ric received a Ph.D. in operations research from Purdue University in 1991, where he also earned a BSCE (1984) and MSCE (1986).

Session(s):
Anthony Minessale II
OPEN SOURCE

Anthony Minessale II

Founder & CEO, SignalWire / Founder of FreeSWITCH

SignalWire / Founder of FreeSWITCH

Anthony Minessale II is the primary author and founding member of the FreeSWITCH open source softswitch. He has spent almost 20 years working with open source software. In 2001, he spent a great deal of time as an Asterisk developer and authored numerous features and fixes to that project. Anthony started coding a new idea for an open source voice application in 2005. The FreeSWITCH project was officially opened to the public on January 1, 2006. In the years that followed, Anthony has actively maintained and led software development for this project. In 2017, Anthony became the founder and CEO of SignalWire INC, a tech startup aiming to bring FS to the scalable cloud and make RTC ubiquitous and mainstream for all businesses.

Session(s):
Andreas Granig
OPEN SOURCE

Andreas Granig

Founder & CEO, Sipfront

Sipfront

Andreas Granig has been designing, developing and deploying real-time communication systems for around 20 years, with a passion for open source software.His strong entrepreneurial mindset is demonstrated by having successfully co-founded and exited multiple companies.Constantly looking for like-minded people with a get things done“ attitude, Andreas loves to connect and collaborate.

Session(s):
Dawn-Marie Elder
Enterprise Solutions

Dawn-Marie Elder

COO & GM, SIPPIO

SIPPIO

Dawn-Marie Elder is the General Manager and COO at SIPPIO (www.sippio.io) leading sales, marketing and channels focused on enabling voice capabilities to increase the value of collaboration solutions allowing partners to build a healthy recurring revenue practice. Prior to joining SIPPIO, Dawn-Marie built a career in cloud, software, and Digital Transformation with tenure at Microsoft, Insight and Avaya leading sales teams, solution innovation and business transformation through direct and tiered channel models. She is known for delivering results and for her commitment to driving customer and partner satisfaction. Dawn-Marie graduated with honors from Auburn University with a Master of Business Administration in international business and is an undergraduate alumnus of Ohio University. She enjoys boating, golf, writing and painting. She and her husband, Robert, and daughter Avery, 16 and cocker spaniel, Clover, live in Lake Norman, NC.

Session(s):
Adam Cole
MSP Business Development

Adam Cole

CEO & Founder, SIPPIO

SIPPIO

Adam Cole is the CEO and founder of SIPPIO (www.sippio.io), the only company to offer a 100 percent, Azure-native based cloud platform. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, SIPPIO is the largest, secure, Azure-based provider of voice services for Microsoft Teams, globally. As a Microsoft co-sell partner, SIPPIO provides partners with a fully automated, 100 percent Azure-native, end-to-end solution to put voice in Microsoft Teams. Available in 60+ countries with toll-free and emergency services, SIPPIO does not require any code, build or maintenance. SIPPIO activates full outbound calling capabilities in minutes, requires no hardware or professional services, and scales to your business needs to not only enhance communications and collaboration, but to also unify the modern workplace experience.Adam began his career in the IT industry over three decades ago with the founding of ABTECH, which provided computer, cabling and telephony services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and was recognized by Siemens as one of the top reselling partners in the United States. Prior to his IT career, Adam attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and worked in management at some of the top restaurants in Manhattan, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. It was while he was in Manhattan, that he began using a new invention called the personal computer for professional use. He took Windows on the World restaurant from keeping extensive wine inventories on paper to automation. As Adam’s interest and expertise in technology grew, he left the restaurant industry behind, but not his love for food. In his off time, Adam enjoys time with his wife, Donna and their daughter, Rylan and their dogs, as well as travel and dining. Adam served on the Board of Directors of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, during which time he moved the professional company to a new studio, coordinating the provision of cost-effective space, with donated materials and labor.

Session(s):
Paul McMillan
MSP Business Development

Paul McMillan

Chief Evangelist, SIPPIO

SIPPIO

Paul McMillan has over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of large scale voice, video, and IP networks. He has extensive knowledge of military, government, and commercial markets. Paul joined Siemens Enterprise Communications in 1996 to assist in establishing the IP networking business in the U.S. market. He has held subsequent positions in network engineering, engineering management, and new technology introduction. In his current role, Paul is tasked with developing the long term UC technical vision and strategy for Siemens Global customer base.

Session(s):
Maxim Sobolev
OPEN SOURCE

Maxim Sobolev

Founder and CEO, Sippy Software, Inc.

Sippy Software, Inc.

Long term OpenSIPS contributor, Open Source aficionado. Author and maintainer of few open source projects, Max is very Community focussed and is often to be found participating in various Open Source events.

Session(s):
Yamal Tamar
The Blockchain Event

Yamal Tamar

Co-CEO and Co-founder, SolidBlock

SolidBlock

Yael works to make property investing accessible, transparent, and streamlined with SolidBlock, where she is the Co-CEO and Co-founder. Working from her busy home with her two children, Yael and her team at SolidBlock have recently added more than three international tokenized property sales to their marketplace—including the largest cryptocurrency real estate purchase to date, a luxury penthouse in Miami bought for $22.5M—and expanded their staff to accommodate their growing business. Prior to moving to Israel, with the completion of her MA in Economics from CUNY New York, Yael started working as an analyst at a Wall Street brokerage firm. She moved into mergers and acquisitions, and private equity, then into financial engineering, structuring the products and indices for pension funds and family offices. When she arrived in Tel Aviv, Yael worked on the largest IPO in Israeli real estate history and served as an executive on the largest MVNO in Israel that was listed on NASDAQ. She co-founded several fintech startups, an import/export company (that was acquired by an investor), and a successful marketing agency in the blockchain space. Yael was listed in the Top 25 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Speakers and 100 Most Inspirational Women In Blockchain. She was recently named as one of the recommended Blockchain Influencers to follow in 2021 by Hackernoon.com. Yael is also a regional co-chair at FIBREE, the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise, the leading international network for exchanging knowledge between real estate industries. Yael is an influencer who has appeared as a guest speaker in more than 50 conferences and events, and has her own podcast (Apple podcast, Spotify: BlockSolid).

Session(s):
Ed Dryer
Enterprise Solutions

Ed Dryer

Senior Technology Strategist, Steadfast

Steadfast

With more than 20 years of experience in the technology world, Ed’s specialty is turning the impossible into the new standard. When hes not building solutions for you and your clients, he spends his time geeking out over games of all types and teaching his three kids the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

Session(s):
Greg Taffet
Special Event

Greg Taffet

Managing Partner & CIO, Taffet Associates

Taffet Associates

Session(s):
Chaitanya Shah
Enterprise Solutions

Chaitanya Shah

Global Head, Executive and Collaboration Services, Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Chaitanya Shah is the Global Head of Executive and Collaboration Services at TCS Internal IT, serving in this role since 2019. Having 16 years of profound industry experience with more than 10 years in TCS, Chaitanya is well known for driving digital transformations across diverse domains such as corporate governance, mobility, enterprise analytics & collaboration. Currently, Chaitanya is responsible for providing digital governance solutions to the leadership of TCS, its 30+ Subsidiaries and 40+ TATA group of companies. Additionally, he heads the Mobile Centre of Excellence and Microsoft Office 365 Centre of Excellence teams of TCS. He has also interacted with young talent on the topic of Analytics and Insights in February 2018 at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. Under his leadership, TCS has many awards in Stevie and IAMAI.

Session(s):
James Bowers
Enterprise Solutions

James Bowers

Security Architect, TBI Tech

TBI Tech

An accomplished and seasoned security expert, Jim brings 20+ years of in-depth knowledge in engineering powerful security solutions. Having worked with notable companies in finance, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and more, he advises on complete security infrastructure, from assessments, vulnerabilities and risk management to phishing training/simulation, DDOS mitigation, endpoint protection and Managed SOC.You can reach Jim at [email protected] or connect on LinkedIn.

Session(s):
Nikki Cabus
Special Event

Nikki Cabus

Interim CEO, Tech Hub South Florida

Tech Hub South Florida

Session(s):
Alan Percy
OPEN SOURCE

Alan Percy

CMO, TelcoBridges

TelcoBridges

Mr Percy is the Chief Marketing Officer at TelcoBridges, with responsibility for the global marketing efforts for the company, including market analysis, industry analyst relations, public relations, marketing communications and product marketing. With experience in product marketing, business development, sales engineering and software development, he brings many years of telecommunications industry expertise to his role.

Session(s):
Jessica Paxton
Enterprise Solutions

Jessica Paxton

Operations Manager, Telware

Telware

As Operations Manager, Jessica has over 15 years of experience with TelWare, serving in almost every department of the company. During her tenure, TelWare has more than doubled in size, boasting nearly $3 billion in total sales. In her current role, Jessica is taking the lead in the streamlining of internal systems and processes instrumental in the ever-constant growth of the company. Since its start in 1984, TelWare Corporation, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is leading the way in advanced communications and business solutions for business of all sizes. With a breadth and depth of tools such as video collaboration, client-managed e911 portal, and all-in-one unified communications platforms, TelWare is poised to further expand to become a household name in telecommunications.

Session(s):
Mark Elliott
MSP Business Development

Mark Elliott

CRO, The 20

The 20

Mark Elliott has been helping businesses develop strategies to analyze, manage, and overcome the ever-changing technology challenges they face for over 25 years. A central focus has been security and HIPAA compliance. His experience includes preventing, detecting and responding to hackers and threats. Thus, ensuring that your organization is safe from invasions while simultaneously meeting regulatory compliance.During his career, Mark has advised clients on effective – and cost-effective – approaches to developing infrastructure that fosters productivity and profitability. His work has provided him with a broad-based knowledge of business from the inside, with an expertise in areas that go beyond IT alone, ranging from strategic planning to cloud computing to workflow automation solutions.As an entrepreneur who has worked successfully with startups to Fortune 500, Mark is also well aware of the unique hurdles that small and medium-sized enterprises face in assembling their business technologies.

Session(s):
Allison Smith
OPEN SOURCE

Allison Smith

CEO, The IVR Voice.com

The IVR Voice.com

Allison Smith is an internationally-recognized professional voice talent, specializing in voicing telephone systems. She has voiced platforms for Cisco, Mitel, ShoreTel, Bell Canada, Sprint, Verizon – as well as being the voice of The Asterisk Open Source PBX. Clients include PetSmart, Samsung, NASA, 3M, Pfizer, Toyota, Royal Caribbean, and State Farm, among many others. Her website is www.theivrvoice.com.

Session(s):
David Hartmann
Special Event

David Hartmann

Founder & CEO, The SilverLogic

The SilverLogic

Session(s):
Jim Dalton
Service Provider Solutions

Jim Dalton

CEO, TransNexus

TransNexus

Jim Dalton began his telecom career at BellSouth in 1988 in roles that included financial analysis and market planning for their GSM wireless and mobile data businesses. Recognizing the promise of Voice over IP, Jim founded TransNexus in 1997 to develop software solutions for VoIP carriers. Over the following years, TransNexus has developed applications for Least Cost Routing, billing support, quality of service monitoring, analytics, and prevention of telecom fraud and unwanted robocalls. During this time, TransNexus has obtained 27 patents for various software innovations. Recent innovations include the development of software that uses the SHAKEN/STIR framework to authenticate, sign and validate caller ID information for prevention of unwanted robocalls, which often use caller ID spoofing to lure subscribers into answering robocalls.

Session(s):
Pablo Duranti
SD-WAN EXPO

Pablo Duranti

Director Sales Engineering, Transtelco

Transtelco

With over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, Pablo Duranti has had the fortune to lead multiple pre-sales organizations in international and multicultural environments. With a passion for innovation, he has succeeded in keeping the balance between customer needs, technology application and operational efficiency.With the emergence of Covid-19, he focused on understanding how communication patterns have changed to better build the bridge and minimize the distance between end user and applications. This effort resulted in new and innovative ways to support companies adjusting to our new reality using SD-WAN Technology.

Session(s):
Jason Meyers
MSP Technology Solutions

Jason Meyers

Sr. Director of Business Development, Truphone

Truphone

Jason has been in the cellular and technology industry since 1990, with roles at companies such as AT&T, Sierra Wireless, Verizon Wireless, and most recently US Cellular. He has held positions in retail, multiple enterprise markets (SMB, Majors, Global/Enterprise) and has been focused on IoT connectivity, solutions and ecosystems since 2011. Outside of work, Jason lives in IL with his wife and two teenage children. He is very involved with their son’s competitive travel baseball and sports programs, as well as cooking with their daughter.

Session(s):
Shane Unfred
Service Provider Solutions

Shane Unfred

EVP, Business Development and Product Management, TSG Global

TSG Global

Shane Unfred brings more than 25 years of experience to his role as TSG Global’s head of business development and product management. He is responsible for the company’s revenue growth in the strategic enterprise and communication service provider markets. He is also expert at building the kind of strategic partnerships that further the company’s position as an industry leader. Unfred has successfully held leadership roles within product management, product development, business development, operations and strategy at Level 3 Communications, Qwest Communications, Sprint Corporation, Sprint International, KMC Telecom and Summit Telecom. In 2018 and 2019, he was certified in Blockchain Technologies and Artificial Intelligence by MIT Sloan School of Management, specializing in the application and business strategy of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to telecommunications network services. Unfred holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Northern Colorado.

Session(s):
Chas Bowman
Enterprise Solutions

Chas Bowman

Senior Manager, Twilio

Twilio

Chas Bowman is a Senior Manager at Twilio, leading the North America Contact Center Solutions Engineers. Chas brings over twenty years of contact center experience and is passionate about supporting his team, working with customers and evangelizing Twilio Flex. Prior to working at Twilio, Chas was a Technical Sales Evangelist where he was responsible for creating and delivering product demonstrations for sales, marketing, and keynote presentations. Before he moved into a sales focused role, Chas designed and managed cloud contact center solutions. Outside of work, Chas enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids.

Session(s):
Sanchez Williams
Enterprise Solutions

Sanchez Williams

Director of IT Operations, U2Cloud

U2Cloud

Mr. Williams is the Director of IT Operations for U2Cloud, a leading cloud services provider. He has been working in IT for over 20 years and helped dozens of companies build, design, and implement public and private clouds, as well as improve their TCO and business efficiencies through technology. Mr. Williams has previously worked as a Sr. Security Architect for a top three financial institution, as well as a Sr. Systems Engineer for IBM Global, the top ranked IT Solutions Provider in the country as ranked by CRN. Mr. Williams received his degree in Systems Administration from Butler and continued his education in Business Systems Analysis at the University of Phoenix.

Session(s):
Tom Phelan
Enterprise Solutions

Tom Phelan

CTO & VP of Technology, Unified Office

Unified Office

Tom Phelan, CTO of Unified Office, has nearly 24 years experience developing embedded systems and network management products for the data and telecommunications industries. He has held leadership roles in several companies, including VP of Engineering, CTO, VP of Marketing and VP of Advanced Development. Tom has also held leadership positions in the general industry, including co-chair of the DCCP working group at the IETF, the lead developer of Proxy Admission Control at the MPLS Forum, and has made significant contributions to security standards for VoIP networks and emergency telecommunications for ATIS. For the past 10 years Tom has been Principal Architect at Sonus Networks, working in the Office of the CTO and other groups to architect VoIP products for the telecommunications carriers.

Session(s):
Chris Chirico
SD-WAN EXPO

Chris Chirico

COO, VergX

VergX

Chris Chirico is the COO of VergX. Prior to joining the company, Chirico was the COO of CentileHosted, a unique single-source provider of Hosted PBX and Cloud Services. There he was a key member of the leadership team overseeing the day-to-day operations and was directly responsible for the company’s growth, managing the sales, operations and technology departments. Chirico was also a critical team member at Alteva, formerly NYSE listed BroadSoft Service Provider specializing in Hosted PBX & UC services. There he was responsible for channel performance, direct sales, sales operations, account management and sales engineering. He increased revenue streams and efficiencies by designing processes and procedures to empower sales, increase margins and streamline operations. Now, as a key member of the leadership team, at VergX, Chirico focuses on the company’s strategic growth and development.

Session(s):
Matt Florell
FUTURE OF WORK

Matt Florell

President, Vicidial

Vicidial

Matt Florell has over twenty years experience in building and managing corporate IT systems specializing in Call Center systems, IP telephony, Customer Relationship Management(CRM) systems, databases, scalable applications and system optimization. Matt is currently the President of the ViciDial Group in St. Petersburg, Florida and is the creator and maintainer of the Open Source VICIdial Call Center Suite.

Session(s):
Wojciech Wieronski
MSP Technology Solutions

Wojciech Wieronski

VP of Engineering, Viirtue

Dan Rosenrauch
MSP Technology Solutions

Dan Rosenrauch

CTO, Viirtue

Viirtue

Dan Rosenrauch is the CTO and co-founder at Viirtue. The son of IT entrepreneurs, Dan was building computers since he was barely old enough to ride a bike. Originally joining the Air Force to pursue a career in law enforcement, Dan found himself at an internship with former telecom giant Nortel after the military. After quickly progressing and achieving some of the highest-level industry certifications, Dan has become a known innovator within the VoIP industry. After some time learning the ins and outs of telecom and teaming up with some other notable members of our leadership team, Viirtue was born.

Session(s):
Vincent Cosomano
Keynote Presentation

Vincent Cosomano

Security Team Lead, Vijilan

Vijilan

Vincent is the Security Team Lead at Vijilan Security, a company that enables IT service providers to offer security monitoring and alerting services. He enjoys working where security concerns and business needs collide. He also works to both train the next generation of security professionals as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Cybersecurity Bootcamp program and to create more sustainable Security Operations.

Session(s):
Andrea M. Robel
Service Provider Solutions

Andrea M. Robel

President & CEO, Vistanet Telecommunications, Inc.

Vistanet Telecommunications, Inc.

Andrea M. Robel has more than 40 years of experience in financing and working with rural telephone and cellular companies and long-distance fiber networks and private businesses of all sizes throughout the United States. Growing up in a family-owned business, she has experienced firsthand the challenges of a small business. As a business consultant, Andrea has successfully worked with start-ups to international enterprise in many industries to develop strategic plans, financing options, and perform overall management consulting and business turnarounds. Working for a start-up private lender, Andrea designed, developed, and implemented full life cycle loan processing procedures for lending to the independent telecommunications industry to ensure adequate loan security and financial viability. She has developed, written, presented, negotiated, and closed loan proposals to telephone companies, cable television companies, long distance fiber carriers, cellular telephone companies and other businesses. Along with undergraduate studies at University of Maryland in Administration and Management and post graduate studies in public utility economics, Andrea has completed many professional seminars in Management, Real Estate, Finance, Contract Law and Telecommunications Engineering. Currently, she owns a North Carolina HUB certified telecommunications company that helps businesses enhance communications between their employees and their customers.

Session(s):
Joseph Montes
OPEN SOURCE

Joseph Montes

Channel Manager, VitalPBX LLC

VitalPBX LLC

Networking Engineer with 10 years of experience in Networking, Security, and Unified Communications. Joseph Montes has been in the communications industry all of his life. Growing in a world full of technology, he has a firm grasp of current and up and coming technologies.

Session(s):
Christian Stredicke
MSP Technology Solutions

Christian Stredicke

CEO, Vodia

Vodia

Christian Stredicke is the CEO of Vodia. Prior to that, was founder and CEO of snom. He has been involved in the VoIP industry since the beginning of SIP and . He holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering and a masters degree in business. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

Session(s):
Brian Gilman
FUTURE OF WORK

Brian Gilman

Head of Product Marketing, Vonage

Chris Trittin
MSP Technology Solutions

Chris Trittin

Account Manager, Cloud Service Provider, VTECH/SNOM

VTECH/SNOM

Chris Trittin, Account Manager, Cloud Service Provider Chris joins VTech and Snom with over 20 years of telecom and UCaaS expertise. In that time, he successfully guided myriad service providers, ITSPs, and Tier One/Tier Two carriers and resellers to transform their market share and increase their revenue year-over-year.Chris most recently worked with Panasonic Unified Communications for seven years. There he wore many hats in sales management, channel management, end customer vertical DECT mobility, and product development and product management, to name just a few.Outside of work, Chris values spending time with his family and enjoys cheering for The Minnesota Twins.

Session(s):
Tom Joseph
Service Provider Solutions

Tom Joseph

Founder & CEO, White Label Communications, LLC

White Label Communications, LLC

For the last 23 years, Thomas has held C-Level executive positions in the services, technology, and industrial markets. His experience includes leading startups, turnarounds, and fast growth enterprises. He has a background in all aspects of operational management, including sales and marketing, operations, finance, and legal. He also has significant experience in buy and sell side mergers & acquisitions, as well as fund raising through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, venture capital, private equity, strategic partners, and traditional debt based financing. He is currently the Founder and CEO of White Label Communications, LLC, which was founded in 2010. Thomas earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Juries Doctorate from the Duquesne School of Law.

Session(s):
Robert Cooper
Enterprise Solutions

Robert Cooper

Managing Director of North America, Wildix Inc.

Wildix Inc.

Robert Cooper is the Managing Director of Wildix, Inc., where he leads the charge toward a channel-focused approach to Unified Communications. He manages the operations for the growing Americas business with a broad range of responsibilities that include business strategy, sales, technology implementation, partner recruitment, onboarding and management. Based on his success in the U.S. and Canada, he recently expanded the company’s presence to Latin America Prior to joining Wildix, Robert worked in increasingly responsible positions in engineering and business development for a number of technology companies. He led engineering and major account teams during the early stages of MCI’s growth before moving on to lead the global accounts group at Ameritech. He returned to his entrepreneurial roots with leadership positions at growing startups Citel and Astra before joining Wildix as the first U.S employee. He began his career in the U.S. military and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer School. He has also served as a state delegate on the White House Council for Small Business and has taught a class on entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California.

Session(s):
Cristina Urdaneta
Special Event

Cristina Urdaneta

Program Manager, WIN Lab Global

WIN Lab Global

Session(s):
Diego Gosmar
OPEN SOURCE

Diego Gosmar

Vice President International Operations, XCALLY

XCALLY

Successful international speaker, Diego Gosmar is a manager with over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector and a writer with passion for innovation. He is author of the new book “Machine Learning - The sixth chakra of Artificial Intelligence” Published on August 2020 - ISBN: 979-8674459958:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GHF3PPX/ In 2010 Diego and his partners were rewarded for having founded Xenialab: best innovative start-up at the I3P incubator of the Turin Polytechnic University.Diego has led the international expansion of the XCALLY omni-channel software solution, reaching over 50 countries worldwide, managing partners and hundreds of customers scattered from Singapore to the Middle East, Europe, South Africa, the United States, Brazil and others. Since December 2019 Xenialab has become part of the INGO Spa group and Diego has been focusing on the growth of international operations. Diegos experience is linked to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with particular attention to speech analysis, sentiment analysis and customer service applications through advanced forecasting and IVR models.

Session(s):
Nelson Nahum
Keynote Presentation

Nelson Nahum

CEO, Zadara

Zadara

Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software infrastructure industry. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people. Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and led to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI. Nelson holds 10 patents related to storage technologies. He is a graduate of the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.

Session(s):
Harry Moseley
Keynote Presentation

Harry Moseley

Global CIO, Zoom

Zoom

Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firms competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the companys transformation to the worlds best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

Session(s):
Gary Sorrentino
FUTURE OF WORK

Gary Sorrentino

Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

Zoom

Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education. For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide “Protect the Client” Cyber program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients. With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT Controller at UBS.

Session(s):
Ian McChord
MSP Business Development

Ian McChord

CEO, Zorus

Zorus

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Moderator List

Bill Miller (Moderator)

Author and Consultant, Beelinebill Enterprises

Beelinebill Enterprises

Bill Miller is the author of “The Rookie CEO, You Cant Make This Stuff Up!” He is passionate about helping aspiring CEOs and Leaders in small and medium-sized companies. He thrives on helping aspiring CEOs learn and understand how they will lead utilizing a structured framework. Bill has held executive marketing, product management, and operations positions at Fiber Mountain, Freedom Voice, Digium, 3Com, Andes Networks, Fujitsu, and Rockwell and is a veteran of networking, VoIP, UCaaS, and open source. Bill was instrumental in bringing Asterisk World, the pre-cursor to Open Source World to ITEXPO. Bill provides advisory and consulting services that can accelerate your business with positive outcomes while guiding and coaching through the most difficult times. Bill is the author of the new blog on tmcnet.com, CEO Insights at https://ceoinsights.tmcnet.com.

Session(s):

Jeff Dworkin (Moderator)

Managing Director, Cloud Voice Alliance

Cloud Voice Alliance

Jeffrey Dworkin is a proven B2B marketing executive with a strong track record of delivering growth through multiple environments, including electronic, social, and traditional marketing programs. By combining elements of both content and product marketing, carefully tracked and refined with a deep understanding of analytics, Jeff has created proven marketing initiatives that have driven double digit growth in web traffic, as well as substantially increased prospect acquisition and lead conversion. Most recently Jeff was the Director of Marketing for Sangoma Technologies where he led the selection and implementation of a Marketing Automation Platform, and used a variety methods including Content Marketing, SEO and SEM techniques to increase web traffic by over 55% and unique visits by over 70%. Relevancy of the website was increased by over 60%. This resulted in over 100,000 net new prospects, over 100% growth in Visitors, over 85% growth in prospects and 140% growth in Marketing Qualified Leads. Prior to Sangoma, Jeff was enterprise marketing manager with Dialogic. In that role, he was responsible for creating and managing the market strategy for Dialogic’s Open Source, Fax, Fax-Over-IP and IVVR Markets. Prior to Dialogic, Jeff held executive product management and business development positions with a number of technology firms, and was a founder of iFace.com, which was eventually acquired by Rare Medium (Nasdaq:RRRR). Jeff holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and started in the technology sector nearly 25 years ago as an IVR developer, and has an extensive background in technology, product management and marketing. He is a regular speaker on various communications topics, including TDM-to-IP Migration Strategies, Unified Communications and Microsoft Lync, Open Source Telephony, Business Enabled Communication Process and Interactive Voice Response System Design.

Session(s):

Jon Arnold (Moderator)

Principal, J Arnold & Associates

J Arnold & Associates

Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent analyst providing thought leadership and go-to-market counsel with a focus on the business-level impact of digital transformation in the workplace. Core areas of expertise include unified communications, cloud services, collaboration, Internet of Things, future of work, contact centers, customer experience, video, VoIP, and social media.He has been consulting in many of these areas since 2001, and his independent practice was founded in 2005. JAA is based in Toronto, Ontario, and serves clients across North America as well as in Europe. Jon’s thought leadership can be followed on his widely-read JAA’s Analyst Blog, along with daily commentary on Twitter and Linked in. His thought leadership is also regularly published across the communications industry, including BCStrategies, Ziff Davis, No Jitter, TechTarget and Internet Telephony Magazine. In both March 2017 and January 2016, Jon was cited among the Top Analysts Covering the Contact Center Industry, and also in 2017, Jon has been cited as a Top 10 Telecom Expert, and Six Business Communications Thought Leaders to Follow. Previously, GetVoIP.com named Jon a Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015, as well as a Top 100 Tech Podcaster in 2014. For JAA’s blog, it was recognized as a Top Tech Blog in 2016 and 2015, and has had other similar accolades going back to 2008.Additionally, Jon is a UC Expert with BCStrategies, a long-serving Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, speaks regularly at industry events and accepts public speaking invitations. He is frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press, serves as an Advisor to emerging technology/telecom companies, and is a member of the U.S.-based SCTC.

Session(s):

Ryan Harrelson (Moderator)

Founder, Metadata Engineering

Metadata Engineering

The years I have spent in the Technology space specifically around network, collaboration, and telecom have allowed me to not only work but learn and develop as new technologies are developing. This unique knowledge of both the hands on technical components and the business aspects of the technologies allows me to help those around me making decisions for where they should be looking.

Session(s):

Akshay Sharma (Moderator)

Principal Analyst, neXt Curve

neXt Curve

Akshay Sharma is a tech analyst, ex-Gartner, having authored 280+ research notes, on emerging technologies like DevOPs, Software Defined Data Centers, 5G, and IoT. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, and CIO.com. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms and an entrepreneur in the tech sector, having worked for firms that are now part of leading firms like Intel, IBM, Nokia, and Ericsson. He advises many emerging startups, such as Kovair, where he is CTO, in the DevOps/ALM arena, having worked for 3 startups that are part of IBM Rational/DOORS in ObjecTime, Verilog, and Telelogic on integrated development, test and operational environments. Additionally, he is CTO of LB-N, and the Motivitee Alliance on 5G-enabled Smart X (City, Campus, and Grid) Industry4.0 solutions, all provided as a Service.

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Glenn Goldberg (Moderator)

CEO, Parallel Communications

Parallel Communications

Glenn serves as chief executive officer for Parallel Communications Group, and oversees the firm’s strategic direction and management, as well as client strategy and execution. Glenn has over 30 years of public relations experience, working in both agency and corporate environments. Before founding Parallel, he spent four years running the public relations practice for Scott Cooper Associates, a New York-based integrated marketing firm. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Blankman Group, a New York-based public relations firm.

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Phil Edholm (Moderator)

President and Principal, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

Phil Edholm is the President and Principal of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. PKE works with our clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. Whether with Unified Communications or integration of communications and business processes, PKE has the experience and knowledge to transform your organization. Phil is also the organizer of WebRTC World Expo and Conference, the global eco-system event for WebRTC, the next major transformation in technology.Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 16 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

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Nikki Cabus (Moderator)

Interim CEO, Tech Hub South Florida

Tech Hub South Florida

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Allison Smith (Moderator)

CEO, The IVR Voice.com

The IVR Voice.com

Allison Smith is an internationally-recognized professional voice talent, specializing in voicing telephone systems. She has voiced platforms for Cisco, Mitel, ShoreTel, Bell Canada, Sprint, Verizon – as well as being the voice of The Asterisk Open Source PBX. Clients include PetSmart, Samsung, NASA, 3M, Pfizer, Toyota, Royal Caribbean, and State Farm, among many others. Her website is www.theivrvoice.com.

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Rich Tehrani (Moderator)

CEO, Group Editor-in-Chief, TMC

TMC

Rich Tehrani is the CEO and group Editor-In-Chief of TMC, as well as the Founder and Conference Chairman of ITEXPO, a leading technology trade show held twice each year. Rich oversees a diverse portfolio of successful technology magazines, web sites and trade events at TMC, which recently celebrated its 44th anniversary. Rich has guided TMC’s ascension and evolution from a print publishing and trade show company focused exclusively on voice/data convergence and computer telephony integration (CTI) markets, into a media powerhouse covering all of today’s most important technologies – Wireless/Mobile, Cloud Computing, IP Communications, IoT, and more. Rich is TMC’s driving force in the creation and implementation of pioneering publications and events. Since launching TMCnet in 1995, Rich has pioneered the development of more than 300 online communities of interest, revolutionizing the online world and changing the way companies leverage their brands online. Rich is a media icon, maintaining an active role as an Editor-In-Chief and a very prominent technology blogger/social media participant. TMC’s event and online platforms serve as an incubator for new concepts from the leading minds in the technology space. Rich launched and oversees the ITEXPO Franchise (which is in its 34th installment) – and is constantly adding collocated events by using his creativity and ability to launch synergistic conferences. Various collocated events include: CVx (ChannelVision Expo), IoT Evolution Conference & Expo, IDEA Showcase, and MSP Expo. Aside from his contributions to the online media world, Rich is an active and engaged philanthropist. He a member of the local JCC, a Board Member of the UCONN Engineering Department, and the engineer behind the future TMC Technology Center at a local Boys & Girls Club. This is all in addition to being an active and involved father and member of the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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Erik Linask (Moderator)

Group Editorial Director, TMC

TMC

Erik Linask is Group Editorial Director of TMC. During his tenure at TMC, he has supported the production and development of TMCs print publications and, most recently, managed the day-to-day operations of the industry’s leading Web site, TMCnet, which currently serves more than 1 million unique monthly visitors. Currently, he oversees TMC’s four print publications as well as TMCnet, and covers a wide range of topics in the IP Communications and Information Technology arenas, including his blog, Convergence Corner, on TMCnet. Erik also develops to conference programming for ITEXPO, and TMCs other communications and technology events, including Software Telco Congress. Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.

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