Speaker List

Advantix Solutions Group

Joshua Lipton

Joshua Lipton
CTO

Josh received his first computer at the age of four. At nine years old, he wrote a French paper declaring his intention to become a “computer professional.” After presiding over a successful Internet company from 1997 to 2000, he moved to Austin, Texas, in 2001, where he became an early employee of Advantix and rose swiftly into the position he holds today. During his tenure with the organization he has transformed the company from an early start-up to an established international player in the world of complex telecommunications management services. With nearly every one of his 33 years spent around technology, he has been an early adopter of emerging tools, allowing Advantix to sustain expansive growth while consistently raising the bar for the industry at large. He serves on the advisory board of the Mobile Enterprise Summit, and regularly contributes to numerous industry sources, publications, and forums.
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ARG

Patrick McGugan

Patrick McGugan
Director, Business Management Services

Patrick has been engaged with business process management in the telecommunications industry since 1992. Most recently, Patrick has had program management responsibilities for large scale commercial and government telecommunications software programs. Patrick’s experiences are a natural fit with ARG’s mission to add value by focusing on business process improvements and cost efficiencies. Patrick has led product development efforts for Pricing, Expense Management and Process Automation applications. In addition to his Business Administration experiences, Patrick received certification in Project Management from Boston University in 2007, and he has project managed large scale implementations of software applications for both enterprise and government clients since 2000.
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ARG

Kristine Barton

Kristine Barton
Director, Solutions Engineering

After spending 10 years in the Eye Care field and treating a lot of excited, fast rising .com techies, Kristine decided to take the bold step and jump into this high-energy field known as telecom. A brief stint at Telco gave her a deep dive into IP. Then a position opened up at her target employer, UUNet. In 3 1/2 years, Kristine gained a lot of insight into how networks function as a Backbone Engineer responsible for network integrations and the Southeast transit presence. The last 9 years have been dedicated to leading ARGs solution engineering, particularly in designing client data networks. Kristine has personally consulted hundreds of companies allowing her to gain a unique insight into whats on the minds of IT leaders, as well as corporate executives. Today, Kristine is known as a Cloud Technologist and is helping transform ARG to assist our clients with implementing effective cloud strategies.
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Brookeside Group

Tom Cates

Tom Cates
President

Tom Cates, president of The Brookeside Group, specializes in consulting for business-to-business companies, specifically channel partners in the telecommunications industry. Tom’s expertise lies within the marketing, sales and efficiency aspects of the telecommunications industry. He has worked with telecom agents, channel partners and wholesale service providers to refine their market research, sales force effectiveness and account planning. Tom has an MBA from The Warton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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BullsEye Telecom

Tim Basa

Tim Basa
Vice President of Sales

Tim Basa is vice president sales for national telecommunications provider BullsEye Telecom, where he leads the company’s sales and marketing initiatives. He is a charismatic speaker well known for his tell-it-like-it-is style and real-world content. His success is the result of street-smart selling, marketing for maximum results and his ability to inspire and motivate. As an industry veteran Basa has 17 years sales and marketing experience in the telecommunications industry. He conducts trainings nationally and his articles appear online, in newsletters and magazines. Basa’s industry accolades include being selected as a Power Seller by Crain’s Detroit Business.
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Cbeyond

Mark Neider

Mark Neider
National Director Indirect Sales

Mr. Neider is involved in the front end of multiple high-technology, transformational waves. He has a broad knowledge and understanding of IP based session management, security, mobility, social media and cloud computing. Mr. Nieder has demonstrated success in strategic marketing, business development and building strong channel sales partnerships. He currently serves as national director of indirect sales with Cbeyond.
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Entelegent

Bo Wheeler

Bo Wheeler
President

Bo is the President of EnTelegent Solutions, and a 25 year veteran of the telecommunications industry. Prior to starting EnTelegent, Bo held executive leadership positions in various sales, marketing, technical, security consulting and service delivery organizations for Telecom*USA, MCI, WorldCom, Verizon Business and Qwest. Currently, his focus is on running day-to-day operations, and he has bottom line accountability for the success of the business and the satisfaction of our customers. Bo is a graduate of West Chester University, and attended graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Evolve IP

Joe Corvaia

Joe Corvaia
Vice President, Cloud Computing

Joe has more than 17 years of experience in Cloud Computing, Managed Services, Network Integration and Professional Services. He is responsible for leading business development, marketing and the continued national expansion of Evolve IP’s Cloud Computing business. Joe also participates in product direction, operations, and engineering. Corvaia brings extensive cross-functional experience, including business management, product strategy, sales, marketing, and pre-sale engineering. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, specializing in cloud solutions, cloud enablement and strategies, and sales transformation. Prior to joining Evolve IP, Corvaia was Vice President of Solution Engineering for Broadview Networks and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a regional Unified Communications solutions provider. He spent more than 9 years with ATX Communications in various leadership roles focused in networking, managed services, hosting, and collocation services. Corvaia holds numerous industry-recognized technical certifications in network design, network security, and engineering.
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iAreaNet

James deCrescenzo

James deCrescenzo
President

James is an innovative visionary, who has been providing cloud based services for more than 10 years. Convinced the world would go to the cloud. he has developed the ultimate could-based platform, Internet Area Network. Prior to founding iAreaNet in 2004, Mr. deCrescenzo started his first company, Internet Data Storage & Systems Inc., in 1999, which provided offsite data storage to customers while developing and beta testing iAreaNet. Mr. deCrescenzo also worked for IMB and Deloitte and Touche as an engineer following his graduation from The State University of New York at New Platz.
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IntelePeer

Charles Studt

Charles Studt
Vice President of Product Management

Charles Studt is responsible for all aspects of product strategy, product development, and corporate and product marketing, at IntelePeer, including guiding the creation, rollout and broad market acceptance of the Open Communications Platform. Charles brings over 15 years of experience in product management, marketing and engineering leadership roles, creating innovative product and service solutions for the telecommunications industry. Prior to IntelePeer, Charles served as the Director of Product Management and Marketing at TeleGea, where he was instrumental in creating the industry’s first service delivery platform for hosted VoIP services, establishing a market leadership position, and successful corporate acquisition. Previously, he served as an industry consultant at KPMG (BearingPoint) and American Management Systems (CGI), leading OSS and billing modernization programs at global Tier 1 carriers including BellSouth, Verizon, Swisscom, KPN and TeliaSonera. Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a frequent industry speaker and commentator on trends such as Voice 2.0 and next-gen communication services.
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Liquid Networx

Don Douglas

Don Douglas
President & CEO

Don Douglas, technologist and entrepreneur, oversees a small, growing portfolio of technology-related companies. He has founded, operated and funded startup companies focused on security, compliance, payments, colocation, cloud computing and telecom. Douglas brings a unique viewpoint having worked in the technology field for more than 30 years across a wide range of industries and in a variety of capacities for international companies. During his time at the helm of Liquid Networx, the company has grown dramatically, developed channels, brought many new products and services to market, gained brand recognition and garnered numerous accolades from clients and partners.
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Telarus

Robert Butler

Robert Butler
Vice President of Sales

Mr. Butler currently serves as Vice President of Sales for Telarus. Telarus is a full-service national master agent/value added distributor that caters to the needs of solution providers. Telarus consolidates wireline, wireless, and data center contracts. Our unique technology, combined with the singular focus of white glove treatment of solution providers sales opportunities and orders, have made Telarus the nations fastest growing commercial telecom value-added-distributor.
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Telarus, Inc.

Justin Chugg

Justin Chugg
Director of Marketing

Justin Chugg is an IT and Telecom industry leader who has built one of the worlds largest IT and Telecom social networks. He is a frequent guest speaker and publisher on the topic of social media, cloud computing, and technology. Justin Chugg has spent the last twelve years assisting telecom and IT consulting companies amplify their marketing presence via social media.
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Vidtel

Scott Wharton

Scott Wharton
CEO

Scott Wharton, founder and CEO of Vidtel, Inc. has been recognized as a leader in the VoIP andvideo industry for nearly two decades.From 1999 to early 2008, he was the VP of Marketing at BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), theleading developer and marketer of VoIP application servers, which also handle video IP calling.Scott made significant and enduring contributions leading to: the dominance of the BroadSoftbrand in the voice application space, the company’s acquisition of 9 of the world’s 10 largesttelecom service providers as customers, and the expansion of the company’s presence in over 60countries. Scott also defined a new product category for the telecom industry, a next-generationapplications layer, establishing BroadSofts global leadership in the VoIP applications market.In 2003, Scott was honored with the Frost & Sullivan IP Telephony Executive of the Year Award.It is presented each year to the individual who has excelled in developing and executing abusiness strategy allowing his or her company to gain market leadership. Scott has also beenrecognized as a “Top 100 Voice” in the IP Communications Industry by Internet Telephonymagazine.Prior to BroadSoft, Scott was Vice President of Marketing at VocalTec Communications(NASDAQ: CALL), the pioneer and a leading developer of VoIP software solutions. From 1995 to1999, Scott spearheaded numerous groundbreaking initiatives, including the development of thefirst commercial VoIP product and the creation of the VoIP service provider industry. Scott holdsan MBA from Yale University.
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