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Speaker List for Vegas 2014



ANPI

David Byrd


David Byrd

Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer David Byrd leads marketing and product development. Prior to joining ANPI ZONE, David was chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales at Broadvox where he built a nationally recognized channel partner program and award winning SIP product offering.


ANPI

Malachi Threadgill


Malachi Threadgill

Director, Digital Marketing

Bio Coming Soon


AT&T

Larry Keefer


Larry Keefer

Director, Unified Communications Practice

Larry Keefer, Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration Practice with AT&T Consulting has 20+ years' experience in the networking and unified communications industry in the design and implementation of large-scale enterprise networks. His current focus is direct technical pre-sales of AT&T Consulting opportunities for the range of Unified Communications technologies that include IP enabled voice, SIP services, messaging, conferencing, collaboration, mobility, and FMC voice integration. He provides technical leadership and communication to consultants with affinity within the Unified Communications practice. Mr. Keefer is an author for Syngress Publishing, Cisco AVVID and IP Telephony Design and Implementation and Cisco Configuring Voice over IP. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Business Administration from Illinois State University.


Collaborative Age

John DeWitt


John DeWitt

CEO, Collaborative Age Forum and Expo and Collaborative Age OmniMedia

John W. DeWitt, founder and principal of JW DeWitt Business Communications, has been a business storyteller for nearly 30 years, after beginning his career in newspapers. A journalist, executive, entrepreneur, and collaboration pioneer, John is a veteran communications strategist whose current and former clients include more than 100 companies and organizations across numerous industries and sectors. A widely published business author, John is CEO and Editor in Chief of Collaborative Age OmniMedia and Producer of the Collaborative Age Forum and Exposition, which debuts spring 2015 in Chicago. He also is publisher of Strategic Alliance Magazine and contributing editor to numerous business publications.


Crossfire Media

Carl Ford

Carl Ford
Partner and Community Developer

Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people (and, thus, businesses); be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl's diverse experience in technology spans the areas of Costing, Operations, Marketing, Regulatory, and Product Management. Carl's technology experience along with his expertise in building a relevant, thought provoking conference program, makes him an invaluable asset to Crossfire Media. As CEO of the company, Carl directs the programs and services offered by Crossfire Media. As Community Developer he looks to facilitate discussions about advances in technology, market drivers and business obstacles.


Grandstream

Chris Trittin


Chris Trittin

Sales Manager, North America

Bio Coming Soon


Ingate Systems

Steven Johnson


Steven Johnson

President

Steve Johnson is President of Ingate Systems. He has 15 years' senior management experience with Sanders Associates, Telco Systems, and Lockheed Martin. Most recently he served as CEO of Abrena, Inc, a business development consulting firm focused on assistingEuropean and North American firms to expand in the United States. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Transcept Inc, a telecommunications infrastructure company. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors for the SIP Forum, an industry organization with members from the leading SIP technology companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master's in Business Administration from Boston University.


Ingate Systems

Karl Ståhl


Karl Ståhl

Chairman and CTO

Karl Ståhl, being the CEO of Ingate Systems AB and merged Intertex Data AB, founded both these companies that developed the world's first SIP capable firewalls and since then has been driving global real-time multimedia communication to take over in the POTS world. These Swedish companies have 25 years' experience of innovative telecommunications and development of high-quality communication and security products. Karl Ståhl has an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and holds several patents in the audio, electrical, security and communication fields.


Net2Phone

Jonah Fink


Jonah Fink

Senior Vice President

Jonah Fink has played an integral role in building Net2Phone's reseller and agent channel over the past ten years with award-winning and innovative VoIP solutions. As Senior Vice President, Jonah is in charge of managing the VoIP pioneer's reseller channel and agent program while developing strategic partnerships with a diversified group of worldwide service providers.


Phone.com

Joel Maloff


Joel Maloff

Vice President

Joel Maloff, Vice President – Channel Development for Phone.com and Principal Consultant for Maloff NetResults, was previously SVP - Sales and Marketing for SIP trunking provider BandTel, where he was responsible for all sales activities, products and services, marketing documentation, and communications. In addition, he is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at Colorado Technical University. He has also served as SVP for GlobalTouch Telecom, CTO for Fusion Telecommunications International, COO of Internet Operations Center, CTO for VASCO Data Security, GM of CAI Wireless Internet, Vice President-Client Services for Advanced Network & Services (ANS), and Executive Director of CICNet (the Big Ten network). Mr. Maloff is author of four books and numerous articles and blogs on Internet, Internet business applications, network security, and international Internet development. He has served as advisor to two US senators and international government officials on Internet-related issues, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.


Tadiran Telecom

Lindsay Kintner

Lindsay Kintner
VP Product Management

Mr. Lindsay Kintner has been part of Tadiran Telecom since 1994. He has held multiple positions within Tadiran in sales, engineering, field support and product development. Currently, as VP Product Management, Mr. Kintner is market liaison for the Americas with development and product planning for Tadiran's flagship product, Aeonix, as well as the Coral IPX and UCx platforms. Prior to being at Tadiran, Mr. Kintner worked for more than 15 years in the telecom industry as a sales engineer. Lindsay received a BSCS degree from the University of Michigan.


Telecom Reseller


Gary Audin

President

Audin has more than 40 years of computer, communications and security consulting and implementation experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented, and operated data, LAN, WAN and telephone networks.


Telecom Reseller


Doug Green

Publisher

Bio to come.


TMC

Rich Tehrani

Rich Tehrani
CEO, Group Editor-in-Chief

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 40th 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, Machine-to-Machine communications, 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. Among the most recent launches Rich has initiated are three new products focused on the cloud computing space. The events Cloud Communications Expo and Cloud4SMB Expo, and the newest print magazine in TMC's portfolio, Cloud Computing Magazine, were each brought to market by Tehrani to serve a specific segment of the massive cloud computing market. Rich launched and oversees the ITEXPO Franchise (which is in its 29th installment) – and is constantly adding collocated events by using his creativity and ability to launch synergistic conferences. Various collocated events include: CVx (ChannelVision Expo), Cloud4SMB Expo, LatinComm Conference and Expo, M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, StartupCamp, and Super Wi-Fi Summit. 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.


WebRTC Strategies

Phil Edholm

Phil Edholm
President and Founder of PKE Consulting

Phil Edholm is the President and Principal of PKE Consulting. Mr. Edholm consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. Mr. Edholm works with clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. Relying on deep technical and business knowledge of the communications, networking, and computer industry, Mr. Edholm is able to address complicated issues quickly. Mr. Edholm is also focused on WebRTC and its potential impact on UC, contact centers and business processes. As one of the leading experts in this area, he is available to help plan your WebRTC integration activites.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Edholm 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. Mr. Edholm 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. Mr. Edholm 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. Mr. Edholm has 13 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.
 
 
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