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February 2-4, 2009 - Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL   Asterisk Community
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Monday, February 2, 2009
Dan Beckmann  

Jonah Fink
Senior Vice President
Net2Phone

6:00 pm

Jonah Fink has played an integral role in building Net2Phone�s reseller channel over the past ten years. As Senior Vice President, Jonah is in charge of managing the VoIP pioneer�s reseller channel, developing strategic partnerships with a diversified group of worldwide reseller partners.


Dan Beckmann  

Dan Beckmann
President and co-founder
openLINE networks

6:30 pm

�From Robots to Phones; Why Embedded x86 is Right for you.�

Dan Beckmann co-founded openLine networks in January of 2007, and brings 6 years of IT management to the company. Dan has managed multi-million dollar wholesale distribution channels in the Network Hardware sector and has been a driving force in the launch of openLine products and services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Minnesota.


Jon Beckmann  

Jon Beckmann
CTO and co-founder
openLINE networks

6:30 pm

�From Robots to Phones; Why Embedded x86 is Right for you.�

Jon Beckmann co-founded openLine networks in January of 2007, and brings 11 years of embedded systems design, as well as a broad range of open source technologies knowledge to the company. Early in his career, Jon lead the design of robotics systems involved in mass-media duplication services for clients such as the World Bank, and has contributed widely to various open source projects and embedded designs. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.


Jon Beckmann  

Corey McFadden
A Founder and Managing Partner
Infradapt LLC

7:00 pm

�The Hidden Contact Center�

Corey McFadden is a founder and Managing Partner of Infradapt LLC, a technology services firm. He brings over ten years of industry experience to Infradapt. His unique background includes experience in 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.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Jim Dalton  

Jim Dalton
Founder and CTO
Transnexus

11:30 am
Jim Dalton is the founder and CEO of TransNexus.


Todd Gould  

Adrian Georgescu
Founder and CEO
AG Projects

12:00 pm

"Enabling Presence in SIP Networks"

Adrian Georgescu is Founder and CEO of AG Projects.

Based in the Netherlands, AG Projects is a leading European company supplying cable operators and Internet service providers with turnkey SIP infrastructure systems.

AG Projects focuses on the delivery of scalable SIP infrastructure that complements fiber to the home deployments, triple play and converged fixed/mobile communication services. Delivery includes the analysis of requirements, tailoring of solutions to meet the requirements, project management, training and support activities.


Kim Potter  

Kim Potter
Project Coordinator
Asteria Solutions Group

12:30 pm

“OmegaDial Product Demonstration”

Kim is a Project Coordinator with Asteria Solutions Group. She's been part of the Asteria team for three years. Although her title suggests her main focus is coordinating customer projects, it is actually all encompassing. In addition to managing various customer initiatives, she also conducts product demos, drives product functionality and builds custom IVRs. Prior to Asteria, Kim worked seven years in the telecom industry for Architel, Nortel Networks, and Metasolv.


Steven Sokol  

Steven Sokol
Product Manager, Software Products
Digium

1:00 pm

"Digium's Asterisk Application Marketplace"

Steven Sokol is the product manager for software products at Digium. He joined the firm in the summer of 2007 when his company, Sokol & Associates, was acquired. While at Sokol & Associates he developed and marketed the Asterisk Bootcamp, a highly successful training program for Asterisk users and administrators and managed a staff of Asterisk consultants and contract developers. In 2004 Sokol & Associates and Edvina AB partnered to launch AstriCon, the annual Asterisk conference and exhibition. Prior to discovering Asterisk, Sokol architected and managed the development of e-IVR, a voice processing platform and provided communications consulting services. Mr. Sokol has a bachelor of arts degree from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Amy and daughter Katie.


Peter Weyant  

Peter Weyant
Vice President of Product Marketing
Interlink
Communication Systems

1:30 pm

"Overcoming Inhibitors to VoIP Adoption in the SMB Market
- How to Make the Dog Hunt!"

Peter Weyant, Vice President of Product Marketing for Interlink Communication Systems has over 15 years experience in network, voice, and data deployment. His work has included enterprise, call center, and SME/SMB organizations deploying both legacy and IP voice. His experience includes three successes with deploying new VoIP technology through the SME/SMB market. Vertical Networks, a first generation all-in-one box converged box sold through AT&T and independent VARS. Phonetag (now Telovations), a Broadsoft based hosted regional solution developed in Tampa, FL. Most recently he has been building a VoIP practice at Interlink Communication Systems centered around the Digium IP/PBX and various components to complete the solution from Adtran, snom, U4EA, and others. This solution is currently being deployed through VARS and interconnects into the SMB market in North America.

Peter Weyant is a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and currently lives with his wife and two sons in Clearwater, FL.


Malcolm Wood  

Malcolm Wood
CEO
Camrivox

2:00 pm

�CTI & CRM � Extending Asterisk out to the Desktop�

Malcolm Wood is CEO of Camrivox, the Unified Communications innovator and developer of CTI software. He has over 30 years experience in the electronics and communications industry in senior management positions in Europe and USA. Malcolm started his management career at Marconi, from there he joined the management-buyout team at Airtech, as Managing Director, who later took the company to an AIM listing in 1996 following growth from �5m to �25m. He moved to America with Airtech to spearhead the international development of the company in the US, China, Korea, and Malaysia. Malcolm then joined ADC Telecommunication where he performed a turnaround function as President of the loss-making ADC Wireless division in San Diego which was subsequently sold. Malcolm later ran the sales, marketing and the strategy arm of WFI Inc. a 2000 man $300m turnover outsourcing company which, based on performance, added $200m to it's market capitalization. Malcolm returned to the UK in 2005.


 

Ravi Sakaria
President and CEO
VoicePulse

2:30 pm

"VARs in a VoIP World - The Changing Landscape for PBX and
Key System Resellers"

Ravi Sakaria is the President and CEO of VoicePulse. VoicePulse is a leading provider of SIP and IAX trunking and, in 2003, became the first nationwide ITSP to support Asterisk users. Prior to founding VoicePulse, Ravi provided IT security and network design consulting services to Time-Warner and held management positions at First Union and Hoffmann-La Roche.


Tristan Degenhardt  

Tristan Degenhardt
Switchvox Product Line Director
Digium

3:00 pm

"Introducing Switchvox"

Tristan is the Product Line Director for Switchvox at Digium. She co-founded Switchvox, previously known as Four Loop Technologies, in 2003. In late 2007, Switchvox was acquired by Digium, the Asterisk company, to serve the rapidly growing SMB market for VoIP phone systems. Prior to Switchvox, Tristan pioneered development into emerging markets for media delivery at Vivendi Universal Net USA / MP3.com. Her work included the design of new web services, handheld mp3 players, webpads and interactive TV. During her career at Vivendi, she was awarded a patent for a system of providing access to electronic works over a network.


Bruno Haas  

Bruno Haas
Co-Founder and CTO
OrecX

3:30 pm
“VoIP Recording Perspective”

Bruno Haas – Co-Founder and CTO – Prior to co-founding OrecX, Bruno successively worked as a software architect in electronic warfare, high capacity optical switches and advanced speed processing systems at Thales, Nortel and Autonomy Systems.


Todd Gould  

Todd Gould
Technology Director
Presence Technology

4:00 pm

�Presence OpenGate: Asterisk Contact Center Solution, Demonstrated�

Todd Gould leads all technical, professional services and integration activities for Presence Technology in North America. He is largely involved in supporting the Presence Partner Program, the network of value added resellers and is critical to assisting customers with their contact center decisions.

Todd�s career has been dedicated to software technology and its use to improve business processes and results. His experience spans both Fortune 500 and small business markets; leading small task force teams to owning CINC, a computer consulting company. He is the co-founder of Relate Technologies and has had critical roles in many innovative organizations including BellSouth Entertainment, WebTone Technologies and M1 Global Solutions.

Todd holds certifications from Digium, Microsoft and many other key technology companies. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.

Todd is an avid fly fisherman and resides with his wife and two daughters in Georgia.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Steven Sokol  

Steven Sokol
Product Manager, Software Products
Digium

11:30 am

"Creating a Telephony Application?"

Steven Sokol is the product manager for software products at Digium. He joined the firm in the summer of 2007 when his company, Sokol & Associates, was acquired. While at Sokol & Associates he developed and marketed the Asterisk Bootcamp, a highly successful training program for Asterisk users and administrators and managed a staff of Asterisk consultants and contract developers. In 2004 Sokol & Associates and Edvina AB partnered to launch AstriCon, the annual Asterisk conference and exhibition. Prior to discovering Asterisk, Sokol architected and managed the development of e-IVR, a voice processing platform and provided communications consulting services. Mr. Sokol has a bachelor of arts degree from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Amy and daughter Katie.


Steven Sokol  

Malcolm Davenport
Product Manager for Switchvox
Digium

11:30 am

"Creating a Telephony Application"

Malcolm, the Product Manager for Switchvox at Digium, the Asterisk company, has 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Malcolm joined Digium, originally Linux Support Services, in 2001 and co-developed Digium�s distribution and reseller sales channel until 2007 when he began product management for board and appliance products, moving to the Switchvox product line following Digium�s acquisition of Switchvox. Prior to his time at Digium, Malcolm worked for ITC/Deltacom in West Point, GA. Malcolm is a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, AL and lives in Huntsville, AL with his wife and daughter.


Jim Webster  

Jim Webster
Director of Technology Partnerships
Digium

12:30 pm

"Enhancing your Asterisk with Ecosystem Products"

Jim manages Digium's Technology Partner Program and the commercial licensing of Digium software such as Asterisk. He has over 20 years' experience as a software developer, engineering manager, and product manager. Prior to Digium, Jim was with Conexant Systems, and previously held positions at Motorola. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.


Jim Webster  

Ruth Bridger
VP Marketing
Xorcom

1:00 pm

�True Redundancy Solution for Asterisk PBX with Multiple Telephony Interfaces�

Ruth Bridger joined Xorcom, a manufacturer of Asterisk-based modular and scalable VoIP to PSTN hardware telephony solutions for commercial installations, as VP Marketing in mid-2008. For four years prior to that, Ruth was Marketing Manager at Surf Communication Solutions, a developer of infrastructure platforms enabling the convergence of Voice + Video + Data across Wireline and Wireless networks. Beforehand, Ruth served for over six years as Marketing Manager at B.O.S. � Better On-line Solutions, yet another pioneering high tech company in the telecommunications industry. Ruth has a B.A. degree from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and an M.A. degree in Communications from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


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