September 13, 2011
AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER
AUSTIN, TX

 
 

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Steve Collins
Acme Packet
VP of Marketing

Traversing Borders

Stephen Collins has three decades experience successfully bringing to market innovative, technology-driven products, including extensive experience in early stage company environments, delivering leading edge products into rapidly growing, emerging markets.He began his career in 1981 as a member of technical staff at pre-divestiture AT&T Bell Labs, then worked with early Internet routers at BBN Communications and in 1986 was a founding engineer at Wellfleet Communications, where he served in technical and business positions of increasing responsibility for almost ten years.In 1998 Stephen co-founded Spring Tide Networks, where he served as vice president of marketing and business development until the companys acquisition by Lucent Technologies. He has held executive marketing and business development roles with other communications infrastructure companies including StarBurst Communications, Sonus Networks, ThinkEngine Networks and Tatara Systems. Stephen has also served as an advisor and consultant to a number of early stage companies and their investors. Stephen holds an M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He serves on the advisory board for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, and is a director of the UMass Foundation

Anatoli Levine
Avaya
Director, Product Management, Americas

New Market Peering Opportunities: HD Voice and Video?

Anatoli Levine is Sr. Director of Product Management - Americas at RADVISION, responsible for management of Technology Business Unit (TBU) product portfolio in the US as well as setting strategy and defining new directions for TBU products in Americas region. Prior to that, Anatoli lead technical team providing engineering services and support for RADVISION Technology products.Since 2006, Anatoli is a President of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) – an organization facilitating interoperable implementations of multimedia communication technologies based on open standards.Anatoli is frequent speaker at various IP communication industry events and conferences, covering subjects of Video communications, standards and interoperability. He also contributes to the RADVISION and IMTC blogs.

Ashish Jain
GENBAND
Director, Product Marketing

Traversing Borders

Ashish Jain brings over 10 years of telecommunications industry experience with expertise in the areas of Voice over IP, IP-IP Interconnects, hosted and managed IP services, Internet/e-commerce, and enterprise social media applications. In his current role as Director of Solutions Marketing at GENBAND, Jain drives planning and strategy for the session border controller (SBC) product line and manages SIP Trunking and IPX solution portfolio. Prior to GENBAND, Jain h held various senior Product Management, Product Marketing and technology positions for NextPoint Networks, NexTone Communications and EAI Technologies. Ashish holds a bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science, with specialization in networks and communications, from The University of Texas.

John Butz
Neutral Tandem
Senior Director New Product Development

New Market Peering Opportunities: HD Voice and Video?

John Butz has 20 years of leadership experience defining, building and delivering cutting-edge communications products. At Neutral Tandem, he leads the hosted-application business where he is creating innovative wholesale telecommunications applications that can enable carriers to rapidly launch new revenue producing end-user services without large capital outlay. Prior to Neutral Tandem, Butz pioneered the unification of Comcast’s voice and data products, known as the Digital Voice Center. He also was the product champion for digital identity, authentication and third party federation. Earlier in his career, Butz was a vice president and member of the founding team of Vonage. He began his career as a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs.

Glen Gerhard
Sansay
VP Product Management

Traversing Borders

Glen has a background in both carrier and vendor corporations and brings complex issues into focus and context. As a speaker at many conferences and author of technical whitepapers his practical experience provides an objective view of the challenges facing VoIP and NGN carriers. He worked for Network Equipment Technologies as a System Engineer and later Product Manager. Glen later moved to San Diego to join Nuera Communications and was a Product Manager and later VP Business Development, overseeing the introduction of their first SIP gateways and SS7 softswitches. He is now the VP of Product Management at Sansay and instrumental in their corporate strategies. He graduated in 1982 from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Richard Shockey
SIP Forum
Chairman

Number Portability; It’s Global

Richard Shockey is an internationally recognized expert on Data Communications, Voice over IP [VoIP] Technology, VoIP Interconnection, Signaling and the principal of Shockey Consulting a private firm advising telecommunications companies and the investment community on any number of issues related to Next Generation Networks.

Mr. Shockey is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Technical Working Group Chair of the SIP Forum, an industry organization with members from over 40 leading IP communications companies with a mission to advance the adoption of products and services based on SIP [RFC 3761]. SIP is THE means by which global carriers are deploying real-time communications over IP networks. Mr. Shockey is also chairing the SIP Forum SIP Connect task group that has produced a new comprehensive specification of how SIP based IP-PBX’s can interconnect with Service Providers. http://www.sipforum.org/.

Mr. Shockey has spoken countless times at industry events on SIP, ENUM and Next Generation Networks and led the architecture and design of several commercial products based on ENUM. ENUM [ RFC3761 ] has been frequently mentioned in the media as a key enabler in the convergence of the PSTN and VoIP and the principal technology service provider’s are considering for VoIP Network to Network Interconnection, VoIP peering and SS7 avoidance.

Mr. Shockey is a founder and is still Co Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force ENUM Work Group and is an author of several IETF RFC’s Active in IETF affairs since 1998 he also participated in numerous other IETF WG including FAX, SIP, SIPPING, SPEERMINT, SIMPLE and its management nominating committee NOMCOM. He has also been the co-chair of the IETF working group DRINKS on the provisioning of data for VoIP Peering Federations. Among his current interests are White Space Databases.

Payam Maveddat
Taqua
EVP, Product Management

New Market Peering Opportunities: HD Voice and Video?

Payam Maveddat is responsible for Taqua’s product line management organization and all of Taqua’s convergence switching and RF backhaul products. Payam has considerable expertise in wireless, IMS standards and architectures. He is a technologist, pioneer, and veteran of mobile communications industry, with expertise in product management, strategic planning, technology development, network planning, and systems engineering. Previously, Payam held executive positions in product management, systems engineering and marketing at Mavenir, Tekelec, Nortel, and AT&T Bell Labs. He specializes in mobile Internet, FMC and IMS, Voice & Messaging over LTE/4G, and soft-switching. Payam has been granted eight (8) US patents in mobile networking. He has BSEE from University of Iowa, MSEE from Georgia Tech, and MBA from University of Texas.

Sridhar Ramachandran
Telcordia
Chief Technologist

Number Portability; It’s Global


Josh Snowhorn
Terremark Worldwide, a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon
Vice President

Brokers and Peers


Jim Dalton
TransNexus, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

Brokers and Peers RoundTable


Hugh Goldstein
Voxbone
VP, Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Brokers and Peers RoundTable

Hugh Goldstein serves as VP, Strategic Alliances for Voxbone, the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free and geographically independent telephone numbers, enabling cloud communications, global carriers, national operators and enterprises to extend the reach of their voice services internationally. The company delivers high-quality inbound communications from more than 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities around the world, as well as the first emergency-calling service accessible in multiple European countries from a single IP-based interconnection.In addition to strategic alliances and partnerships, Hugh also manages Voxbones iNum Initiative: a free global e.164 numbering and peering system within the +883 Country Code for IP Communications. Voxbones iNum Initiative also provides interconnection to the United Nations OCHA +888 Country Code for emergency and disaster relief telecommunications coordination. Hugh has more than fifteen years of marketing, product and business development experience focused on the Contact Center, Carrier and Cloud Communications markets including roles with XConnect, Arbinet, VocalTec, Surf&Call Network Services and Belgacom.

Hugh Goldstein
Voxbone
VP, Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Number Portability; It’s Global

Hugh Goldstein serves as VP, Strategic Alliances for Voxbone, the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free and geographically independent telephone numbers, enabling cloud communications, global carriers, national operators and enterprises to extend the reach of their voice services internationally. The company delivers high-quality inbound communications from more than 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities around the world, as well as the first emergency-calling service accessible in multiple European countries from a single IP-based interconnection.In addition to strategic alliances and partnerships, Hugh also manages Voxbones iNum Initiative: a free global e.164 numbering and peering system within the +883 Country Code for IP Communications. Voxbones iNum Initiative also provides interconnection to the United Nations OCHA +888 Country Code for emergency and disaster relief telecommunications coordination. Hugh has more than fifteen years of marketing, product and business development experience focused on the Contact Center, Carrier and Cloud Communications markets including roles with XConnect, Arbinet, VocalTec, Surf&Call Network Services and Belgacom.

Andy Cooper
Xconnect
Head of Technical Solutions

Brokers and Peers RoundTable

Andy Cooper has more than 25 years experience in the engineering and operation of telephony networks and services.

For three years, he has been Head of Technical Solutions for XConnect – a role that sits between XConnect’s sales and technical teams. Cooper has been instrumental in defining, delivering, presenting and selling XConnect’s range of next-generation interconnect and registry services.

Before joining XConnect, he held engineering, operational and sales positions with a number of telecommunications companies, including Cable &Wireless, Level 3 and Interoute.

Andy Cooper
Xconnect
Head of Technical Solutions

New Market Peering Opportunities: HD Voice and Video?

Andy Cooper has more than 25 years experience in the engineering and operation of telephony networks and services.

For three years, he has been Head of Technical Solutions for XConnect – a role that sits between XConnect’s sales and technical teams. Cooper has been instrumental in defining, delivering, presenting and selling XConnect’s range of next-generation interconnect and registry services.

Before joining XConnect, he held engineering, operational and sales positions with a number of telecommunications companies, including Cable &Wireless, Level 3 and Interoute.

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