Benefits of Mobilized Unified Communications

Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET


Doug Makishima
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, D2 Technologies

Doug Makishima has more than 19 years of marketing and engineering experience in the networking, storage and communications industries. Prior to joining D2 Technologies, he was vice president of marketing at Intoto, a provider of network security software platforms.

Before joining Intoto, Makishima served as vice president of marketing for Hifn, a leading provider of security and network processors, and as vice president of marketing and sales for ParkerVision, a wireless communications IC company. Makishima has held senior management positions with Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, AMD, Auspex and Adaptec, where he managed the marketing and development of advanced networking, wireless communications and storage products. He was also involved in the acquisition of WLAN startup Netwave Technologies by Bay Networks/Nortel, and during his engineering career, developed patented storage IC technology.

Makishima has actively contributed to several IEEE and ANSI committees focused on networking, communications and storage standards. He holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.


Henry Dewing
Principal Analyst, Forrester

Henry serves Technology Product Management & Marketing professionals. He covers many aspects of unified communications, including IP telephony, voice/data convergence, and fixed mobile convergence. His research focuses on next-generation business models, the vendor telecom landscape, overall industry strategies, and the ever-closing gap between IT and telecom. Henry evaluates deployment and capability options that affect businesses' rate of adoption of these new technologies and services. He advises CIOs and IT operations executives looking for best-practice research and information on vendor product sets. Henry also publishes research on successful marketing and product approaches for unified communications solutions, using both user and demand-side adoption data and analysis.


Erik K. Linask
Group Managing Editor, Technology Marketing Corporation

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications.

Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.