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Cameron Coursey
Associate Vice President of Product Development

Wednesday, September 14, 9:00am to 9:30am

Cameron Coursey Associate Vice President of Product Development -AT&T The move to smart phones and tablets keeps the certification process in a constant state of flux. Developing and implementing for the network of the future needs to be integrated with the devices available today. For this reason the certification process manages the life cycle of devices from cradle to grave. How does a carrier navigate the manufacturer’s requirements with the impending rollouts of their own network. What applications require special attention.

Charles Jolley
Strobe Corporation

Wednesday, September 14, 9:30am to 10:00am

Charles Jolley CEO -Strobe Corporation The last few years have seen a resurgence of the Device specific development with companies focused on the OS and API solutions of individual manufacturers. Some Pundits even predicted the death of the web. Now with the roll out of HTML5 the lingua franca of the web is going to out perform the APIs on devices to enable a common structure that had direct interfaces to both device and back end server resources. Charles Jolley and many of his cohorts left Apple to capitalize on this opportunity to make the experience not about the device but the experience.


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Mark C. Straton
Senior Vice President Solution Marketing Voice and Applications

Tuesday, September 13, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Mark Straton is senior vice president of global solutions marketing at Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc., 51% held by the Gores Group and 49% by Siemens AG. Siemens Communications is a top three market leader of VoIP, unified communication and data networking software, services, devices and services with approximately $3.0 billion in annual revenues and approximately 10,000 employees.

In this position, Straton has worldwide responsibility for solutions marketing including strategy and planning, product positioning and messaging, product launch and programs. Straton's responsibility is to position the unique value offered by Siemens Enterprise Communication solutions and introduce these to the market. From June 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Straton was senior vice president, global marketing and led the company’s global alliance, channel, sales enablement, sales promotions, product and solution marketing activities. Prior to this, he served as senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Siemens Communications in the United States from October 2004 until June 2006 with responsibility for fixed and mobile carrier networks, mobile phones and enterprise networks. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Straton had worldwide responsibility for global marketing as well as U.S. regional field marketing.

Mike McCarthy
Vice President of Cloud Computing Services

Tuesday, September 13, 5:00pm to 5:30pm

In his current position, Mike has responsibility for the portfolio of cloud services and for development of IBM's strategic cloud delivery platform. He joined IBM in 1986 as a software engineer for IBM network management software. He has held a variety of positions with IBM, including: Manager of Channels for IBM Networking Software in Asia Pacific, market strategist for IBM Retail Store Solutions, Director of Market Management for IBM TotalStorage Open Software, and Director of Strategy for IBM Tivoli Software. He also worked for Medic Computer Systems, a healthcare software company, where he was responsible for marketing strategy and analyst relations. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.

John Antanaitis
Vice President Marketing

Wednesday, September 14, 10:00am to 10:30am

With 20 years in high-tech communications, John Antanaitis is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Polycom. He leads a global marketing team responsible for worldwide product positioning, messaging, new product launches and events for Polycom products, solutions and services. John joined Polycom in 2002 after spending five years in Marketing and General Management functions for Stanley Tool Works and Fortune Brands. Prior to that, John spent ten years with Motorola, working in various functional disciplines including Engineering, Operations and Marketing in the mobile phone industry. John has an MBA with majors in Marketing and Operations Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Matt Groppe
Director of Global Business Development
DHL Same Day

Wednesday, September 14, 10:30am to 11:00am

Matt Groppe is the Director of Global Business Development for DHL Same Day-the special services group of DHL Express. With over 25 years of transportation experience, Matt continues to seek innovative technologies to improve the expedited shipping experience to DHL's customers.

He has developed technical courier solutions that improve the efficiency of delivering critical spare parts to field technicians and has been the voice of the customer in offering customized web applications.

In addition, Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Express Delivery and Logistics Association and is currently Chairman of the Airline Committee.

DHL is deploying M2M technology to revolutionize how we manage highly sensitive cargo and are looking to transform how the integrity of these high profile shipments is managed.




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