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Time To Ditch The Switch?
For Prepaid Service Providers, The Economics of IP Migration
Are Increasingly Compelling

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 11:00am EDT / 8:00am PDT

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Kenneth M. Osowski
Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
Pactolus Communications Software Corp.

Ken was a lead contributor of the company’s business plan to support funding activities and market entry, now directs its product strategy and marketing activities, and has helped Pactolus to become one of the industry’s most widely-deployed, flexible and customizable service delivery platforms. A frequent VoIP industry spokesperson and writer, Ken’s teamed with executives across the industry to educate the market on SIP-based voice service delivery. A veteran in the enhanced services industry, he directed Boston Technology’s introduction and commercialization of its carrier-focused voice messaging platform, and subsequently defined IPeria’s market entry strategy as its Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
He holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.


Brian Partridge
Yankee Group

Brian Partridge is Director of Yankee Group’s Enabling Technologies Service Provider group. Partridge focuses on the challenges that vendors, carriers and large enterprises face as voice and video services migrate to packet-based networks. Specifically, he examines market drivers, vendor/operator strategies, economic justification and critical technologies used for deploying and marketing next-generation VoIP and video infrastructure solutions.

Prior to joining Yankee Group, Partridge served as senior director of marketing and business development at ReefEdge Networks, a leading vendor of wireless security and management systems. Before ReefEdge, Partridge was the worldwide director of industry analyst relations at 3Com Corporation. At 3Com, he worked with product teams to achieve market leadership in several key technologies, including CDMA wireless systems, carrier-grade softswitches, IP-PBXs, SIP-based servers and end-points, stackable/core Ethernet switching and xDSL infrastructure. Before 3Com, Partridge held a number of sales support and product marketing roles at Enterasys Networks, a Tier 1 enterprise networking vendor.

Partridge holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Plymouth State University.


Erik K. Linask
Group Managing Editor
Technology Marketing Corporation

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications.

Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.


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