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TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine Names 'Top 100 Voices' of IP Communications Industry
[October 10, 2006]

TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine Names 'Top 100 Voices' of IP Communications Industry

SAN DIEGO - (Business Wire) - TMC, publishers of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, the longest-running publication dedicated to IP communications, unveiled today their list of the “Top 100 Voices” in IP Communications, as selected by their editorial team. The announcement was made as TMC prepares to open INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Launched in February 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine is the longest-running publication 100 percent dedicated to coverage of IP communications. The list is the centerpiece of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine's landmark 100th issue, which is published today.

According to Rich Tehrani, TMC president and group-editor-in-chief, it is the efforts of the Top 100 Voices that have enabled the IP communications industry - and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine - to flourish and grow for the past nine years.

“Our committee looked back over the course of the last decade, and came up with 100 people who we felt should be counted among the Top 100 Voices. Some were present at the beginning. Some are newer participants in our fast-growing market space. The common thread among all of the Top 100 Voices is that they played a part in the birth, growth and maturity of the IP Communications market, and - carried upon the shoulders of this community - the next generation of communications will evolve to heights we have yet to imagine,” explained Tehrani.

Greg Galitzine, INTERNET TELEPHONY's Editorial Director, added, “In 1997, we began to work on our inaugural issue of the magazine that would grow to become the leading publication covering VoIP and IP Communications. In October 2006, we celebrate our milestone 100th issue. This special edition takes a look back at the past nine years of growth and progress in IP communications and identifies those leading voices and proponents who played an instrumental role in moving our industry forward.”

In addition to being profiled in the magazine, the “Top 100 Voices” will be honored at a special reception hosted by Rich Tehrani during INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006 in San Diego - which begins tomorrow at the San Diego Convention Center (

INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine’s Top 100 Voices of IP Communications:

Michael Powell, FCC (2001-2005)
John Sununu, United States Senator
John Ensign, United States Senator
Bryan R. Martin, 8x8 (News - Alert), Inc.
Robert Messer, ABP (News - Alert) Technology
Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet (News - Alert)
Alan Pound, Aculab (News - Alert)
Mike Quigley, Alcatel (News - Alert)
Jonathan Shapiro, Alliance Systems
Ragui Kamel, AOL
Alex Mashinsky, Arbinet, VenturiFX
Cathy Martine, AT&TShabtai Adlersberg, AudioCodes
Alan Percy, AudioCodes
Michael Thurk, Avaya
Michael J. McHugh, BEA Systems
Scott Wharton, BroadSoft
J.C. Murphy, Cantata Technology
John T. Chambers, Cisco Systems
JD Rosenberg, Ph.D., Cisco Systems
Gordon Payne, Citrix Gateways
Henning Schulzrinne, Ph.D., Columbia Univ.
Neal H. Shact, CommuniTech Services
Grant Henderson, Convedia
Manuel Vexler, CopperCom
Charles Hoffman, Covad
Gregory Giagnocavo, Dash 911
Mark Spencer, Digium
Meg Whitman, eBay
Niklas Zennstrom, Skype/eBay
Duane Sword, Empirix
Mikael Stromquist, Ericsson North America
Mike Ross, Acredo Technologies
Brian Mahony, Espial IPTV
Craig Walker, Grand Central Communications
Gregory O. Welch, GlobalTouch Telecom
Vinton G. Cerf, Google
Ofer Gneezy and Gordon VanderBrug, iBasis
Howard S. Jonas, IDT
Olle Westerberg, Ingate
Michael Stanford, Intel
Jim Machi, formerly of Intel
Donald E. Brown, M.D., Interactive Intelligence
Jeff Ford, Inter-Tel
Karl Stahl, Intertex Data AB
George Heinrichs, Intrado
Alec Saunders, iotum
Arun Sobti, IP Unity
Michael Khalilian, IMS Forum
Don Gant, Iwatsu Voice Networks
James Crowe, Level 3
Patricia F. Russo, Lucent Technologies
Stef H. van Aarle, Lucent Technologies
Anoop Gupta, Microsoft
Michel Nadeau, Minacom
Terry Matthews, Mitel
Don Smith, Mitel
Edward J. Zander, Motorola
Jay Krauser, NEC Unified Solutions
David Michaud, Netcentrex Americas
Mark D. Foster, Neustar
Brough Turner, NMS Communications
Mike Katz, NMS Communications
Phil Edholm, Nortel
Tony Rybczynski, Nortel
Jason Talley, Nuvio
Dave Horton, Pactolus
Dr. Christian Stredicke, Ph.D., snom, pbxnsip
William J. Rich, Pingtel
Jeff Pulver, pulvermedia,
Charles Rutledge, Quintum Technologies
Richard Notebaert, Qwest
David Mandelstam, Sangoma Technologies
Andy Voss, Sansay
Harald Braun, Siemens Communications
Mark Straton, Siemens Communications
Hassan Ahmed, Sonus Networks
Ben Guderian, SpectraLink
Todd Landry, Sphere Communications
Andy Huckridge, Spirent Communications
Shrihari Pandit, Stealth Communications
Pete Bonee, Sylantro Systems
Scott Erickson, formerly of Telcordia
Eli Borodow, Oracle/[email protected]
Hunter Newby, telx
Larissa L. Herda, Time Warner Telecom
David Endler, Tipping Point, VOIPSA
Michael Doyle, Ubiquity Software
Tom Kershaw, VeriSign
Robert Mimeault, formerly of Versatel Networks
Shawn Lewis, VoIP Inc.
Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage
Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo!
Hossein Eslambolchi, Ph.D., Venture Partners
Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon
Michelle Minus Swittenberg, Verizon
Lior Haranaty, Elon Ganor, VocalTec

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About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, SIP Magazine and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 2,300 sites in the world by, TMCnet serves as many as one million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Communications Developer Conference, VoIP Demo, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit

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