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Andy Abramson

Andy Abramson
CEO
Comunicano, Inc.

 
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I really enjoy new technology, especially when it allows me to remain connected. Voice Over IP or VoIP is one way to do that. When I'm not talking on the phone, any phone, cell phone, PSTN phone or even a VoIP phone I enjoy a glass of wine, an amazing view and great people to be around. co-host the "World Technology RoundUp" on a daily basis and the weekly audio magazine, "Speculations" with Ken Rutkowski on KenRadio (http://www.kenradio.com) I also am CEO of Comunicano, Inc. an advertising, marketing and public relations agency, based in Del Mar, CA. Lastly, my passion for wine has led me to create a wine oriented web site, called Winescene which is found at www.winescene.com.


Jon Arnold

Jon Arnold
Principal
J Arnold & Associates

 
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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, Globalcomm, Internet Telephony, Dow Jones Network Ventures, NYSSA, Enterprise Networks and the Canadian Institute. In addition, he is the Director of Industry Analyst Relations for the IMS Forum.

Jon is frequently quoted in the business and trade press, radio and television, including Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, NYT, WSJ, Boston Globe, Financial Times, CNET News, Light Reading, Globe & Mail, Financial Post, Toronto Star, CBS Radio, Bloomberg Radio and ROB TV. Media archive available on request.

VoIP News recently rated Jon #31 on their “50 Most Influential People in VoIP” list, and his widely read IP Communications blog was recently rated the #4 VoIP blog. Jon also produces a weekly podcast covering the IP communications market in Canada for the Pulvermedia Podcasting Network, and co-produces web summits focused on the IP sector with TMC. He also serves as an Advisor to a number of emerging companies, both public and private.

For more information, please email Jon at jon@jarnoldassociates.com, or visit www.jarnoldassociates.com.


Paula Bernier

Paula Bernier
Editor in Chief
xchange

 
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Paula Bernier is editor in chief of xchange and executive editor of New Telephony magazines. Paula joined xchange in 1997 and sets the editorial direction and is a reporter for the publication. She took on the editorial direction for New Telephony, a Website and section within xchange, in 2006 to address the emerging VoIP marketplace. Paula is a veteran telecom reporter and has covered the industry for more than 15 years. She got her start at Telephony magazine, where she served five years, leaving as news director. She then worked a couple years as a reporter for Inter@ctive Week before being recruited by Virgo Publishing, the parent company of xchange, PHONE+ and New Telephony magazines. Prior to joining the telecom ranks, Paula was a reporter at mainstream newspapers in Iowa, South Carolina and Minnesota. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa.


Jim Burton

Jim Burton
Co-Founder
UC Strategies

 
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Jim Burton is Founder and CEO of CT Link, LLC. Burton founded the consulting firm in 1989 to help clients in the converging voice, data and networking industries with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and distribution issues.

In the early 1990s, Burton recognized the challenges vendors and the channel faced as they developed and installed integrated voice/data products. He became the leading authority in the voice/data integration industry and is credited with "coining" the term computer-telephone integration (CTI). Burton helped companies including Microsoft and Intel enter the voice market and helped AT&T (now Avaya), Mitel, NEC, Nortel, Siemens and Toshiba with their CTI strategies.

In the late 1990s, venture capitalists turned to Burton for help in evaluating potential investments in IP PBX start-ups. He went on to help these and other companies with strategic planning and partnering, including NBX (acquired by 3Com, Selsius (acquired by Cisco), ShoreTel and Sphere Communications.

In the early 2000s, Burton began focusing on wireless services and technologies. In 2005 Burton started helping vendors with their Unified Communications strategy and in 2006, along with several colleagues, created a web site, UCStrategies.com, to provide information for enterprise customers and vendors.


Ken Camp

Ken Camp
Speaker - Author - Consultant
IPADAdventures

 
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Ken Camp, has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Ken is a highly experienced leader who has successfully coordinated a wide variety of major telecommunications and IT initiatives. Ken has worked with private companies and public sector organizations of all sizes to solve complex business issues using innovative IT solutions. His proven track record of success has helped move these networks from the drawing board to reality. Ken spent 17 years with AT&T and Lucent Technologies designing and implementing voice and data networks. He later worked in the security marketplace and played a key role in early IPSec VPN deployments. Ken also served as the Security Architect for the Washington state government network. As an independent consultant, Ken's primary focal areas include network performance improvement, security practices and the design and deployment of integrated voice and data solutions. Ken is the author of IP Telephony Demystified - (McGraw-Hill Professional ISBN: 0071406700), Enterprise VoIP Security, The Definitive Guide to Converged Network Management and many industry white papers and articles. He lives in Olympia, WA. His Unified Communications Community Weblog is online at http://realtime-unifiedcommunications.com. His personal weblog can be found at http://www.ipadventures.com.


Matt Clark

Matt Clark
Principal, Valuation Services
Deloitte Financial
Advisory Services LLP

 
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Matt Clark is a Principal with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (�Deloitte FAS�) and serves as the Mid-America Practice Leader for Technology, Media & Telecom Valuation and is a partner in Deloitte FAS�s National Telecom Valuation Practice. Mr. Clark performs financial consulting assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate decision analysis, valuation of businesses and securities for a variety of purposes, and dispute resolution. Matt Clark has over 17 years of financial advisory and valuation experience.

Mr. Clark has provided valuations for financial and tax reporting requirements, with extensive experience in purchase price allocations under SFAS 141 and impairment studies under SFAS 142 and 144. He has performed business and securities valuations in a variety of industries with significant concentration in the areas of telecommunications, software, media and high technology. In addition, Mr. Clark has significant experience in the valuation of intangible assets associated with these industries. He has provided services both on a domestic and on a global basis. Mr. Clark has worked on numerous litigation support engagements in the areas of valuation, economic damages and restructuring/reorganization matters. He has previously been designated as a valuation expert and given deposition testimony. He has served numerous large, multinational clients for a variety of purposes, both domestically and internationally. International experience includes engagements for clients and/or targets in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. In addition to Mr. Clark�s experience in telecommunications, he has also served numerous high technology and media clients as well as clients in manufacturing, retail, distribution, healthcare and transportation.

He holds two degrees from Baylor University, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Real Estate.


Greg Galitzine

Greg Galitzine
Group Editorial Director
Technology Marketing
Corporation

 

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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.

Greg Galitzine�s VoIP blog can be found at:
http://voip-blog.tmcnet.com/blog/greg-galitzine/.


Tom Keating

Tom Keating
Chief Technology Officer
and Executive Editor
Technology Marketing
Corporation

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Tom Keating, CTO of TMC and Executive Technology Editor for TMC Labs has over 10 years of experience within the call center industry and has been there since the birth of the Internet Telephony/VoIP industry. In fact, Tom helped to launch the industry's first magazine covering the VoIP industry and wrote the first product review of a VoIP product from VocalTec.

Tom holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Tom is well known for writing informative and controversial articles within several of TMC's publications. Tom Keating is the founder of TMC Labs, launched in 1996, and as a leading source of objective reviews and analysis in both the VoIP and call center industries. Tom was instrumental in launching the industry's most well known and respected labs that over the years has wrote unbiased and objective reviews covering a plethora of technologies, including call center technologies, CRM, CTI, VoIP, PDAs, Tablet PCs, biometrics, and more. When he isn't testing VoIP and call center products, he writes quite copiously for his renowned VoIP blog.


Michael Khalilian

Michael Khalilian
Chairman and President
IMS Forum

 

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Michael Khalilian is Chairman & President of the IMS Forum (Quadruple Play Association). He also serves as CTO-CIO Advisor/Board Advisor to a number of startups. Previously, Khalilian was CTO and Board member/Advisor at eLEC/VoX Communications (Pervasip), Volo Communications (VoIP Inc.), Kancharla, American Cable Services, and Chief Technologist/Advisor to NTT Business Groups. Prior to this he was head of technology/Senior Director of Technology, Architecture, Applications and Business Development with Time Warner business groups.

Mr. Khalilian has supported the telecommunications industry for over 20 years as one of its most visionary and forward thinking participants through numerous speaking engagements, bylined articles, published books and executive leadership. He has also served as Chairman of the Softswitch Consortium (VoIP standards group), International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC), and IP Carrier Multimedia Coalitions. He has also served as a judge for the Communications Technology EOS Awards at NXTcomm 2007, the Technology SuperQuest Awards at GlobalComm 2006 and the SuperComm SuperQuest Awards from 2000-2005.


Amy Kucharik

Amy Kucharik
Associate Editor
TechTarget Networking Media

 

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Amy Kucharik is the site editor of SearchNetworking.com. Since joining TechTarget in 2002, Amy has covered networking and open source technologies for SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, SearchVoIP.com, SearchMobileComputing.com and SearchNetworking.com. She regularly moderates webcasts with industry experts on topics including network management, VoIP migration and mobile security. Amy is also the creator of "The IT Guy," SearchNetworking.com's IT cartoon series. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.


Erik Linask

Erik Linask
Associate Editor
Internet Telephony magazine
Technology Marketing
Corporation

 

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Erik Linask is Associate Editor of Internet Telephony® magazine. Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.


Barry Marks

Barry Marks
Partner
IntelliCom Analytics

 
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Barry Marks is a Partner with IntelliCom Analytics and leads the firm’s research and market intelligence programs. Mr. Marks has over 35 years of leadership experience in the IT and business communications industries and has held senior positions at IBM, AT&T, Comdisco and Gartner Group. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Masters in Public Administration with majors in Computer Sciences and Operations Research from American University.


Jay McCall

Jay McCall
Wireless and VoIP Editor
Business Solutions magazine

 
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Jay McCall has covered wireless, mobile computing, and VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) technologies for Business Solutions since 2003. During that time, Jay has also presented state-of-the industry keynote speeches and moderated industry executive panels at various trade shows and conferences.

Jay�s analysis spans the following range of technologies: � Convergence � IP Telephony � Mobile Printing � Rugged Mobile Computing � Rugged Mounts � Tablet PCs/Notebooks/PDAs � VoIP � VoIP Security � Wi-Fi Telephony (VoWLAN) � WiMAX � Wireless Broadband � Wireless Middleware � Wireless Mobile Computing � Wireless Network Security

Business Solutions magazine delivers editorial content that teaches VARs (value-added resellers), integrators, and solution providers how to increase sales, improve profits, and better serve customers. Channel executives who read Business Solutions learn how to grow their businesses by selling new technologies, penetrating burgeoning vertical markets, and integrating complementary technologies into total solutions.


Marc Robins

Marc Robins
From
Robins Consulting Group

 
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Marc has been involved in the telecommunications industry as a leading reporter and analyst, editor and author, trade show producer and publisher, and marketing executive and consultant for more than 23 years. With a perspective honed by decades of consistent industry analysis and coverage, Marc is an internationally recognized authority in the field of IP telephony and new IP communications technologies and their commercial applications.

In mid-2003, Marc launched RCG (Robins Consulting Group), providing market intelligence; business development,; comprehensive marketing, communications and promotional services; online/Web site development; and educational and special events for the IP communications industry.

Over the course of his career, Marc has authored hundreds of articles and columns for leading industry magazines. He continues to evangelize new IP communications technologies as a regular contributor to BusinessWeek and other mainstream and business publications, as the author of his popular monthly column �Mind Share 2.0� for Internet Telephony� magazine (view search listing here), and as co-producer and co-chairman of the VoIP Demo and IP Communications Business Summit events. Marc is also a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events and is a commentator for a variety of radio shows on the subject of VoIP and IP telephony.

For five years, from 1998 to mid-2003, Marc served as Vice President of Publications and Trade Shows, Associate Group Publisher and Group Editorial Director at TMC (Technology Marketing Corporation). He was the co-founder, conference architect and Co-Chairman of the popular conference curriculums at all TMC events, such as the Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO, Communications Solutions EXPO, PlanetPDA, and BiometriTech. As Associate Group Publisher and Group Editorial Director, Marc managed the editorial and sales operations of a number of leading industry publications -- including Internet Telephony� magazine, Customer Inter@ction Solutions�, Communications Solutions�, and Communications ASP�. He was also responsible for directing the operation of TMC�s online business, TMCnet.com.

Prior to joining TMC, Marc served as VP of Marketing at Linkon Corporation � a computer telephony software and communications board vendor, where he successfully repositioned the company to focus on the IP telephony marketplace.

In 1988, Marc founded Robins Press, a leading publishing, market intelligence and consulting firm specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies and their commercial applications. Areas of focus included voice and fax processing, call center automation, computer telephony integration, and speech synthesis and recognition. Robins Press also published a number of best-selling and award-winning books and industry publications. Consulting clients included Hewlett Packard, IBM, AT&T, MCI, Nynex, British Telecom, France Telecom, Applied Voice Technology, Bank of America, Chrysler, Kodak, and Dialogic.

In the mid-1980s, Marc worked with Harry Newton, the original publisher of Computer Telephony, Teleconnect and Call Center magazines and producer of the Computer Telephony trade show, as associate editor and author.


Arthur M. Rosenberg

Arthur M. Rosenberg
From
The Unified-View

 
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Art Rosenberg has been involved with pioneering on-line, interactive computer and telecommunications technologies since starting his computer career with the RAND Corporation. He is a well-known independent writer for Business Communications Review and other industry magazines, industry analyst, conference speaker and consultant in the convergence of business communications. He has been a syndicated web columnist and industry thought leader for unified communications (UC) under the byline of The Unified-View since 2000, and focuses on the migration of business communications to converged, IP-based, and mobile unified communications, including multimodal and “transmodal” enterprise customer contact management. Email: artr@ix.netcom.com

His column may be viewed at the following venues:
TMCnet
UC Strategies.com
ICMI CallCenterMagazine
The Unified-View


Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw
Renowned Blogger
Technology Marketing
Corporation

 

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Russell Shaw is a renowned blogger featured on TMCnet. The blog entitled �RSS: Regulations, Statutes and Standards,�can be a ccessed by clicking Here.


Michael Stanford

Michael Stanford
CEO
Wirevolution

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"Michael Stanford is a consultant specializing in both the technology and business aspects of voice over Wi-Fi and voice over WiMAX. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, having founded, grown and sold two software companies, the second to Intel, where he spent six years guiding Voice over IP strategy."


Rich Tehrani

Rich Tehrani
President and Group Editor-in-Chief
Technology Marketing
Corporation

 

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Rich Tehrani is a VoIP industry expert, visionary, author and columnist. He founded the leading magazine focused on IP telephony in 1998 and, in his role as president of TMC, is the owner of the registered trademark for the term Internet Telephony. Rich is also the founder and chairman of INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, THE leading conference focused on VoIP since its launch in 1999.

Rich Has Been The VoIP Industry�s Voice Since 1998

As the founder and group editor-in-chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, Rich�s columns have appeared in each and every issue since the first issue was published in 1998. In 2006, Rich also launched two new publications, IMS Magazine and SIP Magazine. As founder and chairman of INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Rich has keynoted each of the ten conferences held since the first show in October, 1999. Rich has also given speeches at numerous other VoIP events.

The Founder of TMCnet reaching 1 Million Unique Visitors Monthly Rich Tehrani founded TMCnet.com, the leading communications and technology Web site in the world as ranked by Alexa.com, an amazon.com company that ranks web traffic. TMCnet has as many as one million unique visitors monthly and ranks among the top one percent of all Web sites in the world. In addition, Rich is the author of a widely read and popular blog covering primarily VoIP as well as other communications technologies, http://voip-blog.tmcnet.com/blog/rich-tehrani/.


David Willis

David Willis
Distinguished Analyst
and Chief of Research
Gartner, Inc.

 
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David Willis is chief of research for the communications sector at Gartner. Mr. Willis sets the direction and framework for worldwide integrative research across all aspects of networking and telecom equipment and services. He is an advisor in the planning of IP networks for some of the largest enterprise customers in the world, including those in the financial services, government, pharmaceutical, medical, retail and IT outsourcing sectors.


Charlotte Wolter

Charlotte Wolter
Principal
The IP Voice

 
The IP Voice
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Charlotte Wolter has been a technology journalist for 20 years, writing about telecommunications and entertainment. She is a principal in The IP Voice, a consulting firm working with service providers and IP communications vendors to prepare their networks and products for the next developments in the dynamic growth of the Internet. She founded and was editor-in-chief of New Telephony, a weekly newsletter about voice over IP. Since 2002 New Telephony has been an authoritative voice about the new developments and trends in multimedia IP communication.

In the past, she has been editor of New Media Strategist, a newsletter about the convergence of multimedia and entertainment, and TeleTechnology newsletter, a biweekly newsletter about cutting-edge technology in telecommunications for Baskerville Communications. Before that, she was editor of Video Technology News, a technology report on new digital technologies in video.

She was the author of a quarrel report on new technologies in the satellite industry, entitled The Digital Revolution, and has written numerous reports on special topics and issues in video and telecommunications technology. She was an editor of the Hollywood Reporter, specializing in editing that publication's business page.

Charlotte Wolter has been a member of the SIP Forum, an industry organization for the development of Session Initiation Protocol, the dominant technology in voice over IP. She is a frequent contributor to industry forums and conferences as both as a speaker and moderator of panels and seminars.


David H. Yedwab

David H. Yedwab
Partner
Market Strategy and Analytics

 
Market Strategy and Analytics
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David Yedwab is a Founding Partner in Market Strategy and Analytics Partners LLC. He is a seasoned technology marketing executive with over 25 years experience providing marketing, sales, technology and business strategy advice to many of the world's largest and most successful companies including - Cisco, AT&T, BellSouth, Apple, NTT, NEC, Nortel, Samsung and Siemens. His specialties are business and product strategy, distribution channel development, product marketing and competitive differentiation. Mr. Yedwab has appeared on CBS News 48 Hours, CNBC and Bloomberg Business Radio. He is often quoted in national business publications such as Fortune, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily and the Internet and telecommunications trade press.

Prior to starting Market Strategy and Analytics Partners, Mr. Yedwab managed the Public and Private Networking practices of The Eastern Management Group. This has included engagements covering market and distribution requirements and strategies for next generation networks; marketing programs designed to help enterprise providers to increase their revenues and market shares; the implications of the business transformation driven by the Internet, broadband and mobile networks; the emergence of the e-commerce and its challenges and opportunities for private and public networks.

Mr. Yedwab has also spent time working in the financial community developing trading networks. His activities were in conjunction with major securities, banking and financial services firms, both domestically and internationally. He has held business development, marketing and sales management positions with AT&T, including the management of a national account team and the development, negotiation and dissolution of business ventures. At Bell Laboratories, Mr. Yedwab worked as a data processing/data communication system designer, developer and performance analyst. Mr. Yedwab also worked for Univac (now Unisys) in pre- and post-sales support, and as a scientific programmer for United Aircraft Research Laboratories (now United Technologies). Mr. Yedwab also served as an adjunct instructor in Computer Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University and The County College of Morris.

Mr. Yedwab has served on the Boards of Directors at TeraForce Technologies (TERA), and Advisory Boards at Assured Access and Sybridge. Mr. Yedwab received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participant. He also received an M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.


 
 
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