Sharone Ben-Levi VP of Marketing for
Enterprise Enhanced Services AudioCodes
4:45 - 5:20 pm
Sharone Ben-Levi is Vice President of Marketing Enterprise Enhanced Services at AudioCodes Inc. He is responsible for setting strategic direction and marketing execution for enabling technology solutions. Mr. Ben-Levi joined AudioCodes in 2000 as a sales and marketing director with a wide range of product responsibilities and a consistent performance record of attaining top level sales. Prior to joining AudioCodes, he managed sales for Nice Systems in Northern Europe and held engineering and managerial positions in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Intelligence Corps, SIGINT Unit. Mr. Ben-Levi has 14 years of telecommunications experience. Mr. Ben-Levi holds Engineering and MBA degrees from Tel-Aviv University.
Lawrence Byrd Director, Communication
Enabled Business Processes (CEBP) Avaya
5:25 - 6:00 pm
Lawrence Byrd is Director of IP Telephony and Mobility Solutions, Avaya, and helps drive the definition and communication of Avaya’s solution strategy. Lawrence has over twelve years of telephony, CRM and contact center experience and over twenty-five years of advanced software and Internet experience. Lawrence was a co-founder of Quintus Corporation in 1984, which was acquired by Avaya in 2001. Lawrence has a BA in Philosophy from Durham, England, was a research associate in the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and now lives with his family in California.
Tuesday, May 15th - Wednesday, May 16th:
Dave Horton President, CTO and
Founder Pactolus Communications
During two 90-minute sessions, developers rapidly achieve the proficiency to create, deploy and customize IMS-extensible SIP-based services with the award-winning RapidFLEX platform and SIPdev.org Open Source Developer Community, which feature more than 400 ‘drag and drop’ graphical objects and reference application frameworks for creating exciting, scalable IP services such as Conferencing and integration with Microsoft Live Communication Server.
Participants gain new insight to avoid the complexities of Java-based and C++ environments, and the deployment and reliability vulnerabilities that can derail initiatives. The RapidFLEX Service Creation Environment and Service Delivery Platform are used by 100+ service providers such as Primus Canada, WebEx, XO Interactive, LatiNode, USA Datanet and the world’s leading VoBB providers.
Wednesday, May 16th:
Ian Colville Product Manager Aculab
10:20 - 10:55 am
Ian is responsible for SS7 and GroomerII. His key role includes support for the company’s global sales force. Ian has spoken at a variety of customer seminars on various subjects since joining the company in 2000 and has contributed technical documentation, including product literature and several published articles. He has broad communications industry knowledge gained during a number of years employed in a variety of management roles by a major telecommunications manufacturer. Ian’s industry experience spans marketing, sales, customer service and project management.
Paul Amery Director Skype Developers Program
11:00 - 11:35 am
Paul Amery is the Director of the Skype Developer Program.
In this role, he is responsible for helping independent third-party application developers succeed in working with Skype to create more usage and add more users. This is done through the delivery of a rich, evolving platform of APIs and supporting tools on top of the Skype client, a rapid route to market for third-party applications and a responsive support and education program, including the DevZone (developer.skype.com), developer newsletters and events.
An expert on wireless developer platforms (Symbian, Sun, Saveje, Palm and Microsoft), Amery led Symbian’s Developer Network prior to joining Skype in September of 2006. Before that, Amery was head of partner strategy for Orange, one of the UK’s leading mobile operators.
Earlier in his professional life, Paul worked on mobile platform research at both Motorola and Novell and started his career as a Windows C++ programmer.
Vish Nandlall Chief Network Architect
for Carrie Networks Nortel
12:45 - 1:15 pm
Vish Nandall Bio Coming Soon.
Kerry Garrison Sr. Product Manager, trixbox Fonality, Inc.
1:15 - 1:45 pm
Kerry Garrison is the Sr. Product Manager for trixbox for Fonality. In this position he guides the development of the trixbox open source telephony project. He is the publisher of the popular VOIP blog site VoipSpeak.net and the creator of the video tutorials site asterisktutorials.com.
He has been in the IT industry for over 20 years with positions ranging from IT Director of a large multi-site distribution company to developing a large hosted web server platform for a major ISP, to finally running his own IT consulting business in Southern California. Kerry was introduced to the world of Asterisk by a friend and began running his own business on it. After about a year of working with it and writing some articles that became extremely popular on the net, he felt it was time to start putting clients onto Asterisk-based systems.
Thursday, May 17th:
Parvesh Sethi VP, Cisco Advanced Services Cisco Systems, Inc.
10:20 - 10:50 am
As Vice President, Advanced Services at Cisco, Parvesh Sethi is responsible for developing and driving professional services competency in key technology areas for both Service Provider and Enterprise market segments. His organization brings services innovation, delivery excellence, and deep technical expertise to ensure customer success with the Cisco advanced technologies, including Unified Communications, Security, Data Center Networking, and Mobility. Developer partners play a critical role in these technology areas. Parveshï¿½s team provides support services and drives thought leadership to continually enable the developer community. Prior to joining Cisco in 2000, Parvesh was Vice President of Ericsson's Professional Services and Consulting in the US, which focused on addressing the evolution of Service Providers to converged voice and data services. During his 12-year tenure with Ericsson, Parvesh also held several leadership positions, including R&D, Systems Engineering and Product Marketing.
Kevin P. Fleming Senior Software Engineer,
Digium and Co-Maintainer
of Asterisk Digium, Inc.
10:55 - 11:25 am
Mr. Fleming has 20+ years of programming experience, with every major programming language. Industry experience includes traditional client/server database applications, open source messaging and networking, mainframe operating systems and warehouse automation. His primary skill is producing solutions that use resources effectively through problem analysis and solution design. A member of the worldwide open source community for over five years, Mr. Fleming has contributed to the Linux kernel, Exim SMTP MTA and OpenVPN network tunneling package. He fervently believes that open source is the “right” way to do things and uses open source solutions whenever possible.
“The Communications Developer Conference has proven to be a valuable avenue for us to meet with partners, as well as open source and IP developers,” said Bill Miller, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Digium. “At a time when industry interest in Digium Asterisk is at an all-time high, the TMC forum puts us in touch with people making innovative use of Asterisk and bringing it to new markets.”