February 2-4, 2011 Miami Beach Convention Center, FL
ITEXPO East 2011 - Communications Conference
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Danny Windham

Wednesday, Feb 2, 3:30 to 4:00pm in Room : B217/218

Danny Windham, CEO, Digium Danny Windham currently serves as CEO of Digium, a privately held Huntsville, AL based supplier of open source communications products and technology. Digium is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source communications platform. Before joining Digium in early 2007, Windham was President and Chief Operating Officer of ADTRAN, Inc. ADTRAN is a publicly-held supplier of networking and communications equipment with annual revenues in excess of $500M. Danny holds a BSEE degree from Mississippi State University (1981) and an MBA from Florida Tech (1994). Danny joined ADTRAN in 1989 through the acquisition of Processing Telecom Technologies – a company he co-founded in 1986.

Charles D. Vogt

President and CEO
Wednesday, Feb 2, 4:00 to 4:30pm in Room : B217/218

Charlie Vogt is President and CEO of GENBAND. Since joining the Company in 2004, Vogt has been instrumental in GENBAND's growth from $5 million to an estimated $750 million in 2010.

Vogt directs one of the most exciting and dynamic telecom equipment suppliers in the communications market. Vogt successfully steered GENBAND through one of the most difficult market environments ever encountered in the telecom industry, while achieving 130% percent compound annual growth and growing from a single product company into a global market-share leader. GENBAND's growth and strategic acquisitions, including Tekelec's IP switching division, NextPoint Networks and Nortel's IP switching division, have transformed the company’s product and service portfolio, customer profile, global footprint and financial performance.

Under Vogt’s leadership, GENBAND has successfully secured business with two-thirds of the world’s largest service providers in the broad markets of fixed, mobile and cable. Today, GENBAND arguably possesses the most enviable IP switching and networking portfolio and employs 2,200 employees spanning 50 countries.

Vogt has received numerous awards for his leadership and corporate growth, including: Global Telecoms Business Magazine’s "100 Most Powerful People", Dallas Metroplex Technology Business Council's "Corporate CEO of the Year" and “Fast 50”, Collin County 60 “#1 Fastest-Growing Company”, INC 500 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies”, Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500”, Saint Louis University's "Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame" and Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of the Year". In addition, Vogt has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts in both the corporate and educational sectors.

Vogt serves on the Board of Directors of Kentrox (Chairman), Procera Networks (PKT) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He is also an active member of Young Presidents Organization.

Prior to joining GENBAND, Vogt was instrumental in the operational and financial growth of five standard-setting technology companies that either became public companies or were acquired. Vogt was President and CEO of Taqua, which was acquired by Tekelec in March 2004. Before joining Taqua, Vogt held executive leadership positions at Santera Systems which was acquired by Tekelec in 2005; Accelerated Networks which executed an IPO in 2000 and Ascend Communications which was acquired by Lucent Technologies in 1999. Earlier in Vogt’s career, he held sales leadership positions at ADTRAN, Motorola and IBM.
Vogt holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Saint Louis University, where he also played Division I baseball. He is married and has three children.

Pritham Shetty

VP of Product Mgmt and Engineering for Rich Media Solutions
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Wednesday, Feb 2, 4:30 to 5:00pm in Room : B217/218

Pritham Shetty is the Vice President Product Management and Engineering for Rich Media Solutions at Adobe. In this role, his primary responsibility is to work closely with customers to help define the product strategy and roadmap. He also manages the Flash engineering team to develop next-generation technology around the distribution and protection of audio and video based on the Adobe Flash Platform—to multiple devices. Shetty joined Adobe in 2005 as part of the Macromedia acquisition. At Macromedia, Shetty was the Architect and co-creator of video delivered to Flash Platform, which powers the top 25 video properties in the U.S

Prior to joining Macromedia, Shetty co-founded LikeMinds in 1994. The company’s flagship product was a recommendation and personalization engine that was later acquired by Macromedia. Shetty holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science and holds various patents around streaming technologies.

Kevin Martin

Former Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Board of Directors, AirWalk Communications

Wednesday, Feb 2, 5:00 to 5:30pm in Room : B217/218

Kevin Martin is one of today's leading experts in telecommunications and technology policy with over 15 years experience as a lawyer and central policymaker in the field.   Martin served as Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from March 2005 to January 2009 during a critical time when the industry was undergoing unprecedented change as a result of rapid growth and innovation.  Under Martin, the FCC created a regulatory environment that led to exponential growth in technological innovation, wireless infrastructure, and coverage for Americans. 

Under Martin’s leadership, the FCC conducted the two most successful and profitable auctions of spectrum in U.S. history, raising nearly $20 billion in 2008 alone.

During Chairman Martin’s tenure, the FCC removed legacy regulations that had discouraged infrastructure investment and slowed deployment, leading to increased broadband investment and competition.  The number of broadband lines available in the United States more than doubled to over 100 million.

Martin also championed innovative technologies, like using blank television channels or so called “white spaces” to improve wireless connectivity and inspire new Internet-based products and services for consumers.

At Chairman Martin’s initiative, the FCC dedicated more than $400 million to the construction of broadband networks for state-wide and regional healthcare networks reaching over 6,000 healthcare facilities.

Chairman Martin guided the FCC through one of the most massive projects the agency has faced, that of preparing consumers for the nationwide transition from analog to digital broadcasting.  Martin effectively enforced the FCC’s rules, issuing over $150 million in fines for violations, the most ever under any Chairman. 

While at the FCC, Martin represented the United States in dozens of bilateral negotiations and addressed numerous international conferences as a global leader on telecommunications and technology policy.

Prior to joining the FCC as a Commissioner in 2001, Martin served at the White House as a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and on the staff of the National Economic Council. In that capacity, he focused primarily on commerce and technology policy issues. He also served as the official U.S. government representative to the G-8’s Digital Opportunity Task Force, a government, non-profit, and private sector task force created to identify ways to use technology to increase opportunities for developing countries.

Martin previously served as the Deputy General Counsel on the 2000 Bush for President Campaign and a counsel to a Commissioner at the FCC.  Before serving in government, Martin worked for several years in private practice at the Washington, DC, law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding.

Martin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was student body president, with honors and distinction.  He also holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Alan Pound

Managing Director
Thursday, Feb 3, 10:00 to 10:30am in Room : B217/218

From a background of innovation in the music and audio industry, Alan Pound formed Aculab in 1978 to focus on the emerging IT technology market.  From specialisation in telecommunications in the mid 1980’s, Aculab moved into PC-based E1 and T1 connectivity products, then subsequently in providing some of the highest capacity and most flexible media processing available, both DSP and host based, for TDM and IP environments.

As well as being Aculab’s CEO, Alan is recognised and respected within the industry as a visionary innovator. From the beginning of the computer telephony revolution on the 1990’s, Alan has contributed to Aculab’s success by bringing several industry firsts to market.

The innovation continues with Alan’s current focus on cloud communications and how it could influence the future of telephony.

Aaron McCormack

Chief Executive Officer
BT Conferencing
Thursday, Feb 3, 10:30 to 11:00am in Room : B217/218

Aaron was appointed CEO of BT Conferencing in May 2006 and has executive responsibility for BT’s Conferencing and Collaboration businesses worldwide with revenues of over £315m and 1400 people.

In March 2008, the World Economic Forum named Aaron as one of its Young Global Leaders. This prestigious accolade is awarded to a number of the most exceptional leaders under 40 for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through their inspirational leadership.

Prior to his time at BT Conferencing, Aaron was Vice President of BT’s Global Products division for BT from 2002. He was responsible for all of BT’s networked IT businesses totaling nearly £315 billion of turnover.

Aaron has held a variety of positions with BT and its joint ventures – including those with AT&T and MCI. He has worked extensively in sales, service, product marketing and product development. These roles have seen him live and work in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

He also takes a prominent role in BT’s merger and acquisition activities and business development and is BT’s age diversity champion, as well as being a non-executive director companies within the BT Group.

Aaron holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business and French from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He divides his time between Omagh, Northern Ireland and Boston, USA.

Aaron's keynote address will discuss how collaboration services and multi-media webcasting solutions increase productivity, enhance the corporate meeting culture, and save time and money - while creating a more environmentally friendly workplace.


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