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Jon Arnold, Principal, J Arnold & Associates
Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent telecom analyst and marketing consultancy with a focus on IP communications. Previously, he was the VoIP Program Leader at Frost & Sullivan, where he was responsible for managing their subscription service for Global VoIP Equipment Markets.  He is a regular speaker at VoIP and telecom conferences, including VON, Supercomm, Internet Telephony, Dow Jones Network Ventures, NYSSA and the Canadian Institute. In addition, he is the Director of Industry Analyst Relations for the IMS Forum, and is a contributing editor to the IP Telephony Dictionary.

 

Theresa Carbonneau, President of Syntagma Network Services Ltd., based in Vancouver, Canada
Ms. Carbonneau has +20 years management experience in international marketing and operations, spent predominantly in the telecommunications and information systems industries. She was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of fSONA Communications Corporation, a manufacturer of free space optical wireless transmission equipment. Before founding fSONA in 1997, Ms. Carbonneau was a Senior Advisor, Corporate Planning, with Telus Corporation in Canada. Prior to joining Telus, she held a number of executive positions with British Telecom, in London, England. Ms.Carbonneau is a Board member of BCNet, British Columbia’s high-speed research network. Ms. Carbonneau is a graduate of University College London, England and has a Masters degree from the University of Toronto, Canada.

 

Todd D. Benjamin, President & CEO of Rodopi Software, Inc.
Todd D. Benjamin is the president and CEO of Rodopi Software, Inc., responsible for worldwide operations, including Rodopi’s sales, marketing and administrative offices and development facilities in Eastern Europe.  Mr. Benjamin has 20 years of management experience in the technology and telecommunications industry, including both startups and Fortune 100 companies.  He has an exceptional understanding of converged service environments and the role of technology in stimulating growth and improving operational efficiency. Mr. Benjamin graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and earned an MBA/JD with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Greg Galitzine, Editorial Director, Internet Telephony Magazine
Greg Galitzine has been Editorial Director of Internet Telephony® magazine since its inception in 1998, overseeing the magazine’s editorial direction as well as the day-to-day operation of the publication. He is also the Editorial Director of TMC’s two most recent magazine launches: SIP Magazine and IMS Magazine. Galitzine is also responsible for creating the conference program at the semiannual Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO, an industry leading conference as well as creating the conference program for the annual VoIP Developer Conference. Prior to the launch of Internet Telephony®, Galitzine was Managing Editor at CTI® magazine and Chief Copy Editor at NASA Tech Briefs.

 

JF Mergen,  CTO Verizon FNS
As CTO of Verizon Federal Network Systems (FNS) since June of 2003, JF Mergen is responsible for the technical delivery of research and advanced technologies within Verizon FNS. Previously he was CIO/CSO of Genuity for two years. During the five-years prior to that, he held the position of VP of New Technology and VP of International Engineering at GTE Internetworking. Mergen was previously with BBN, SAIC, EDS and Alex Brown and Sons. Mergen began his career with General Electric Information Systems in the Venture Development Group.  A graduate of Yale and MIT, Mergen received his degrees in Electrical Engineering and Operations Research.

 

James Heath, Research Director, Broadband, Dittberner Associates
Mr. Heath leads Dittberner’s Broadband research. Before joining Dittberner, Mr. Heath was with Nortel in Raleigh, North Carolina for over 15 years in various capacities. As the Senior Marketing Director and Strategy Manager at Nortel Networks for the local carrier group, he developed and introduced a new set of online services and strategies for penetrating the residential and small business markets in broadband access.  Working with both ILECs and MSOs on new local broadband services has given James Heath exposure to all areas of the broadband access market.

 

Bob Heymann, Director of Market Development, Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel
Bob is responsible for creating and executing programs at worldwide service providers to build awareness and generate demand for Intel’s communications infrastructure products. Prior to this, he was Asia Vice President for Dialogic, a public company acquired by Intel that focused on converged communications. Before moving to Asia in 1996, he led Dialogic’s product development, with responsibility for engineering and product marketing of voice processing and telephone interface products. Before joining Dialogic as a field applications engineer in 1988, he worked in various engineering and product management roles for ROLM and IBM. Bob has 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He holds a Master's in engineering administration from Stanford.

 
Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband and IPTV, Infonetics Research
Jeff joined Infonetics Research in 2005 (www.infonetics.com), after four years as Senior Product Marketing Manager with VoIP switch equipment startup sentitO Networks, and two years as Marketing Communications Manager with telecommunications infrastructure manufacturer Tellabs. Jeff  tracks broadband technologies and the emerging IPTV sector, authoring quarterly market share and forecast reports and annual studies detailing service provider buying plans. He has been quoted in leading trade publications, including EE Times, Internet Telephony, Light Reading, Multichannel News, Telecommunications, and Telephony. Jeff is a consultant to startups, service providers, and manufacturers, identifying new market opportunities and advising on positioning, product development, and business plans. He holds an MA from Georgetown University in German and European Studies, focusing on International Communications and Business Diplomacy, and a BA from Whittier College, where he double-majored in International Relations and English Literature and double-minored in Psychology and Journalism.
 

Gary Kim, Editor of VoIP Business News
Gary is a founder of Dagda Mor Media and its Chief Operating Officer. He is Editor in Chief of VoIP Business News and ChannelVision. He previously was Editor of Fat Pipe, Phone+ and Xchange magazines. Mr. Kim has been a journalist, industry analyst and commentator since 1983. He was Senior Vice President with Probe Research, Inc., a telecommunications market research firm (1993 to 1996), where he anchored Probe’s cable TV and competitive carrier practice, has been an independent consultant. He also has worked in the ISP and system integrator industry, where he was director, strategic research, for Convergent Communications, a Denver-based system integrator, and strategy vice president for CacheStream, an Atlanta-based streaming media company. He also was on the board of InternetNow, a Phoenix-based dial-up ISP.

 

Michael Render, President; Render, Vanderslice & Associates
Michael Render is president of RVA, the premier market research firm in the area of FTTH/FTTP.  Render has overseen a census of North American fiber-to-the-home deployments for five years, and has been frequently quoted in trade publications and in national publications such as Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Render has over 30 years of market research experience in diverse industries. In addition to its work in broadband markets, RVA conducts quantitative and qualitative market research in a variety of markets.  Render has an M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa, and a B.S. in Marketing from Oklahoma State University.  He has served on the board of directors of both national corporations and area non-profit organizations and has published several articles for marketing research related publications.

 

David Michaud, Chief Executive Officer, Netcentrex, Inc.
1995 Mr. Michaud served as head of sales and marketing at Excel Communications where he grew the company six-fold in three years, becoming the leader in the programmable switch market and providing a foundation for the eventual $1.7 billion acquisition by lucent Technologies. His career also includes positions at DSC Communications, AT&T Bell Labs, Southwestern Bell, and IBM. He holds an MBA from Washing University, St. Louis and a BS from Carroll College, both in the USA.

 

Tim Phillips, General Manager for IPlay3/AllPlay3, Netcentrex, Inc.
Tim leads the overall strategy and execution of Netcentrex' triple play product and partnership initiatives for the IPTV and Telco TV markets.  Tim has created four start-up companies, including telecom for triple play services delivery and broadcasting and cinema for the digitization and delivery of real-time HDTV programming.  Prior to that, Tim was AVP of Switching Sales, Business Development and RBOC Carrier Programs with Alcatel NA and VP Corporate Marketing and Business Development with DSC.  Tim has over 26 years of experience in telecom and broadcasting, with over 14 years in executive leadership positions.

Rick Thompson, Senior Analyst; Heavy Reading
Thompson brings to Heavy Reading more than ten years of experience from both startup networking vendors and well established organizations. He was most recently at PanGo Networks, where he managed marketing and product management efforts for its location-based systems for wireless LANs. Prior to PanGo, he held similar product management and marketing positions at Sycamore Networks, Packet Engines (Alcatel), and Fore Systems (Marconi).