Asterisk World Miami: Jan 31- Feb 3, 2012

Asterisk World in Progress

Speaker Listing

AG Projects

Saúl Ibarra Corretgé
Saúl Ibarra Corretgé
Software Developer
Involved in the VoIP world since 2005 Saúl worked at several companies where he developed his skills as a software developer in the VoIP and SIP areas.As an Open Source advocate Saúl designs and develops future-proof software and publishes as much code as he can.Instant Messaging, presence, VoIP and what goes beyond it are his main interests, always revolving around the SIP protocol.
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AG Projects

Andrian Georgescu
Andrian Georgescu
Founder and CEO
Adrian Georgescu is Founder and CEO of AG Projects. Adrian received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucharest Polytechnic University in 1996. He worked in Engineering for Tomrad Communications and Esprit Telecom. He subsequently held several positions in Operations and Management with Global Telesystems, Ebone and KPNQwest. In 2002, after several years of diversified and progressive experience within Telecom and Internet industries, he established AG Projects. Based in the Netherlands, AG Projects is a software vendor specialized in the development and deployment of real-time communications client and server solutions. AG Projects develops, maintains or contributes to more than thirty software packages among which are OpenSIPS, MediaProxy, OpenXCAP, CDRTool, MSRP Relay, Blink, SylkServer and stacks for real-time protocols and data-exchange mechanisms like SIP, TLS, XCAP, MSRP, RTP, TLS, JSON, PUB/SUB and P2P DHT.
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Clarity, A Division of Plantronics

Doug Kilgore
Doug Kilgore
Systems Engineer
Doug is a RHEL SME with a large North Georgia flooring manufacturer and was formerly a Systems Engineer in the Engineering Department at the Clarity Division of Plantronics, winner of the 2011 Digium Innovation Award. He started his career in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with a small touchscreen company now known as Elo Touch Systems. He has worked in IT in the medical, aerospace, ERP, hospitality, telephony, and soft drink industries for Plantronics, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Intercontinental Hotels, Verizon, and Coca Cola primarily in the Atlanta, GA market. He has been working with Asterisk for over 6 years as a telephony, PBX, systems, and network engineer. Doug is also active with the Atlanta Asterisk Users Group where he serves on the Executive Committee and assists in organizing the annual AAUG VoIP Conference held in April at Georgia Tech.
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Digium

Angie  Reed
Angie Reed
Product Marketing Manager - Switchvox
Angie Reed, Product Marketing Manager for Business Phone Systems with Digium, is a subject matter expert in VoIP and telecommunications, with more than 13 years of experience. She has a broad background in technical and business IT roles and has worked in Product Marketing, Channel Development Management, Applications Engineering, and Technical Training. She is the author of multiple technical articles and most recently completed the TCO Study: IP Buyers Guide, which compares the best value in IP telephony solutions. She has successfully completed the CCNP and CCNA certifications and has an MBA from the University of Alabama.
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Edgewater Networks

David Martin
David Martin
Vice President
With more than 20 years of experience with networking technologies, Dave Martin is a recognized expert in the session border controller, SIP Trunking and hosted PBX markets. He currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for Edgewater Networks, where he is responsible for strategic business planning, product management, product marketing, partnerships and marketing programs to support the companys ongoing growth. With more than 150,000 units deployed, Edgewater has an estimated 21% market share of the enterprise session border controller market.

Mr. Martin is a seasoned speaker and has presented at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo, Broadsoft Connections conferences, Polycom User Group, Metaswitch Partners conference and many public webinars.

Prior to joining Edgewater, Mr. Martin held a variety of technical and managerial roles at several network infrastructure and security companies including Andes Networks, Ipsilon, Nokia and Newbridge Networks.
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Federal Communications Commission

Julius Knapp
Julius Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology
Julius P. Knapp II is the chief of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Office of Engineering Technology (OET). OET is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices.

Mr. Knapp was named Chief of OET in October 2006, succeeding Ed Thomas who left the previous year, although he was the acting chief for some time before that. He became the Deputy Chief of OET in May 2001. Prior to that he was the Chief of the Policy & Rules Division where he was responsible for FCC frequency allocation proceedings and for proceedings amending the FCC rules for radio frequency devices. Mr. Knapp was Chief of the FCC Laboratory from 1994–1997 where he was responsible for the FCC’s equipment authorization program and technical analyses.

Mr. Knapp received a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1974. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He was the 2001 recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service and received the FCC’s Silver and Gold medal awards for distinguished service at the Commission.
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Greenfield Technologies Ltd

Nir Simionovich
Nir Simionovich
CEO/Chief Architect
Open Source VoIP Guru and Evangelist, Author and VoIP Security Fanatic. Nir has been involved with the Asterisk Open Source community since 2002, serving as the Israeli community focal point and maintainer since 2003. Since 2009, Nir has been increasingly involved in Asterisk Security and Asterisk Forensics. Nir is currently best known for his work with High Scale Open Source VoIP platforms - combining Kamailio, Asterisk and other open source projects to create highly scalable telephony services for the mobile market and the emerging M2M market. Nir is currently involved in building a “Pure Open Source” switching and services fabric for a mobile network in the UK and Africa
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SenseAware powered by FedEX

Chris Swearingen
Chris Swearingen
Manager Marketing - Vertical Market Development
With more than 20 years experience in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and International Marketing, Chris Swearingen is currently leading the SenseAware effort for FedEx. In his role, Chris oversees the US domestic and global rollout of SenseAware.

He has spent the last seven years at FedEx fulfilling a multitude of roles. Chris was hired by FedEx to launch its entry into NASCAR. In 2007, he was asked to move to the Innovation Department to utilize his start-up experience on the SensAware project. He was responsible for prototyping various business models, customer deployment and the day-to-day business operations of SenseAware.

Chris’ duties were recently expanded to include overseeing the SenseAware strategic direction including product development, customer experience, User-Interface design and market expansion.

His career has been eclectic with a mix of entrepreneurial, corporate and agency experience. He has worked with McDonald’s and various other Fortune 100 companies. He owned multiple Play It Again Sports stores and was the President of 360¬¬? Sports Marketing. Roush Racing acquired the agency and Chris went on to work as a senior member of the race team.
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Sprint

Paget Alves
Paget Alves
Chief Sales Officer
Paget L. Alves is the President of the Business Markets Group (BMG) for Sprint Nextel. He is responsible for all of Sprints sales and marketing to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. The Business Markets Groups portfolio of services includes IP, international wireless and wireline and domestic 3G and 4G wireless. As part of his BMG responsibilities, Paget also oversees the development of strategic alliances for Sprint.

Prior to his current position, Alves was the President of Sales & Distribution for Sprint Nextel. Previously, he served as President - South Region for Sprint, with responsibility for managing the P&L, all sales and distribution channels and local marketing programs in an 11-state region.

Alves has more than 20 years of experience with technology companies. In addition to his Sprint career, he has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Internet telephony services provider PointOne Telecommunications, Inc., President & Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Murata Business Systems, Inc. He began his career as an attorney with IBM.

His business and professional affiliations include his current role as a member of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc., a global provider of office furniture.

In November of 2008, Alves was recognized for his leadership and success in business and community endeavors with the CareerFOCUS Eagle Award, presented by the National Eagle Leadership Institute.

Alves holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.
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SS7 Technologies

Jakub Klausa
Jakub Klausa
CTO
Jakub Klausa works in the telecom industry for more then a decade, and is always interested in the new things happening to the technology and the market. He was on the team to build one of the first all-ip carrier grade networks in Poland. Jakub’s experience with both carrier level technologies, and consumer accessed solutions. For the last couple of years Jakub is involved with SS7 Technologies, where he’s responsible for the technical projects making the convergence not only a buzzword, but also a reality. And there is a lot to do with bringing the telco’s gear to work right in the ip world.
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TeleSpeak Ltd

David Duffett
David Duffett
CTO
David is a Chartered Engineer and has been in telecoms for more than 20 years. With experience that includes Air Traffic Control communications, Wireless Local Loop, Mobile Networks, Computer Telephony, Voice over IP and Asterisk, David set up TeleSpeak in 2006 to specialise in Asterisk training and select consultancy assignments.Today TeleSpeak is proud to have the only permanent Asterisk training facility in Europe (co-located with TeleSpeak HQ near Oxford, UK) and, through a network of employees and associates, is involved in Asterisk and SwitchVox deployments with a number of major corporations.In addition to the Asterisk training delivered in the UK, TeleSpeak also runs regular classes in Belgium and the Netherland in addition to occassional classes in Malaysia and many other parts of the world.David has been called the UKs Chief Asterisk Enthusiast - when he is not consulting on Asterisk or delivering training on Asterisk, hes probably doing something else with Asterisk... including creating a phone-in time table tester for one of his daughters!
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tw telecom

Michael A. Rouleau
Michael A. Rouleau
Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy
Michael A. Rouleau serves as Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy and has been with tw telecom since November 1999. His extensive experience in the telecom and data communications industries resulted in the successful implementation and delivery of many advanced and innovative products. In his current position, Mr. Rouleau is responsible for developing tw telecom’s strategic direction and integrating new services and technologies over the next several years. Prior to joining the company, he spent 15 years with US WEST where he was responsible for the development, deployment and management of data, Internet, and DSL businesses.
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UNESP

André Luís Mendes e Silva
André Luís Mendes e Silva
Graduated in Computer Network in 2007 and post-graduted in Computer Network in late 2008, started working at Alcatel-Lucent Brazil with cisco networks support.At end of 2009 joined the university(UNESP) Network Computer Group where had the first contact with Asterisk.Nowadays responsible for the Asterisk Project standards and deployment over the university, management of over 30 Asterisk Servers and the major services of the university as WWW, SMTP, network security, wan links and such.
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Voneto

Corey McFadden
Corey McFadden
Managing Partner
Corey McFadden is the founder and President of Voneto LLC, a communication solutions firm that ranks among the top national IP telephony integrators. He brings over seventeen years of industry experience to Voneto with a unique background that includes experience in call center operations, field-consulting, project management, IP telephony, and software development. Mr. McFadden has been a featured lecturer at numerous business conferences, published articles on business and technology, and been the subject of a television program profiling visionary businesspeople in Pennsylvania.
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Xirrus

Dirk Gates
Dirk Gates
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gates currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Xirrus. He brings more than 15 years of executive management experience to Xirrus as well as a track record of success evolving a high-tech startup into a world class, publicly traded company. Having founded Xircom, Inc. in 1988 on the premise of delivering Ethernet connectivity to mobile computers, he attracted venture funding from Greylock, grew the company to 2,000 employees, and achieved revenues of $500M and a market cap in excess of $2B.

During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Gates led Xircom into the wireless arena through partnerships and acquisitions that positioned the company to deliver mobility solutions based on IEEE 802.11, GPRS and BlueTooth technologies. He subsequently negotiated the sale of Xircom to Intel Corp. in March of 2001.

Mr. Gates holds a BSEE from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
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