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Wave2Wave

Aaron Dobrinsky

Aaron Dobrinsky

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Telio

Alan Duric

Alan Duric
Co Founder & CTO

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Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University, St. Louis

Alan Johnston

Alan Johnston
Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Avaya

Dr. Alan B. Johnston, is a Distinguished Engineer at Avaya, an Adjunct Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and an Adjunct Instructor at Washington University in St Louis. He is a contributing author of more than a dozen IETF standard RFC specifications, including the SIP specification, RFC 3261 and the ZRTP media security protocol. Alan holds a doctorate in electrical and electronic engineering from Lehigh University, and a bachelors of engineering from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and serves on the Board of Directors of the SIP Forum. Alan has over a dozen years of experience in SIP, VoIP, and Internet Communications and is currently active in WebRTC, Web Real-Time Communications. Alan has authored several best-selling technical books on SIP, security, and the first book on WebRTC, WebRTC: APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web, Third Edition. He holds several US and European patents and has recently written his first novel, a techno thriller Counting from Zero about cybercrime. He is an acknowledged expert in his field and has traveled the world speaking and lecturing to industry and government on technical topics. In his spare time, he enjoys riding off-road motorcycles and mentoring a robotics team. Follow him on Twitter @alanbjohnston.
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BridgeWave Communications

Amir Makleff

Amir Makleff
President & Chief Executive Officer

Amir Makleff co-founded BridgeWave Communications in 1999. Previously Amir served as COO and Senior VP of Engineering at Netro for three years. Prior to Netro, he was General Manager and VP of Engineering at Telco Systems and Nortel.Amirs proven ability to conceive and manage new, interdisciplinary products is complemented by his leadership and market vision.
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Spirent Communications

Anatoli Levine

Anatoli Levine
Director, Product Management – DTBU

Anatoli Levine is Director of Product Management for Developer Tools Business Unit (DTBU) at Spirent Communications, responsible for developing strategy and product roadmap for the new M2M and IoT segment for enabling products for developers. Anatoli is also responsible for the portfolio of enabling technology products (WebRTC, VoLTE/RCS, SIP, IMS and many others) for developers of Unified Communications solutions. Since 2006, Anatoli is a President of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) – an organization facilitating interoperable implementations of multimedia communication technologies based on the open standards. Anatoli is a frequent speaker at various IoT and IP communication industry events and conferences, covering subjects of M2M, IoT, WebRTC, VoLTE, RCS, standards and interoperability. He contributes to the Spirent and IMTC blogs.Prior to Spirent Communications, Anatoli was Director of Product Management for Radvision, an Avaya company and prior to that, he lead the technical team providing engineering services and support for Radvision Technology products.
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KelCor

Brent Kelly

Brent Kelly
Principal Analyst

As the Principal analyst at KelCor, Inc., Brent focuses on the intersection of business technologies comprising unified communications, social networking, video, cloud services and mobility. He provides strategy and counsel to key client types: Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, investment analysts, VCs, technology policy executives, sell side firms and technology buyers. Dr. Kelly has been an independent consultant and analyst since 2001, writing hundreds of articles and presenting at numerous public and private events.
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netBlazr.com

Brough Turner

Brough Turner
Founder

Brough Turner is a communications industry engineer and entrepreneur. He is currently founder of netBlazr.com, a startup working to change the landscape for broadband Internet access in the US urban areas. Previously Brough was co-founder and CTO of Natural MicroSystems and NMS Communications. While his leading interests are technology and innovation, his career has included roles in engineering, operations, finance, marketing and customer support. He writes and is quoted widely on telecommunications topics in trade and general business publications and he is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events around the world. Since 2001, Brough has focused on the wireless infrastructure and mobile applications. His 3G and 4G tutorials are widely popular (Google 3G Tutorial for more info). Brough blogs at http://blogs.broughturner.com on the technology, economic and social issues of communications at the intersection of telecom, mobility and the Internet.
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AT&T

Cameron Coursey

Cameron Coursey
Associate Vice President of Product Development

Cameron Coursey is Associate Vice President of Product Development with AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization where he leads advancements in emerging device technology. His goal is to connect everything—your electronics, your home, your automobile, your medical sensors, your pets, your plants (well, maybe not your plants, but who knows?)—so you can live life to its fullest. In his twenty years with the wireless industry, Cameron has been at the forefront of new developments that include the transition to digital, the launch of 3G, the rise of smartphones, and now the dawn of the age of connected devices such as eReaders, tablets, and wireless picture frames. Cameron received his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1987 and 1988, respectively.
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Facebook

Charles Jolley

Charles Jolley

Charles Jolley is a serial entrepreneur best known as the creator of SproutCore, an open source platform for building native-style web applications. Before starting Strobe (which has been acquired Facebook), Charles managed a team at Apple that further enhanced SproutCore for use in Apple’s MobileMe, iWork.com and other web applications.
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Clever Spoke

Chris Celeberti

Chris Celeberti
CEO

Christopher Celiberti is a communications industry leader and entrepreneur shaping strategies, technology, product and standardization of IP communications for wireline, mobile, and cable. Christopher is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of CleverSpoke, Inc., a Mobile Services Application Platform company. Before joining CleverSpoke, Christopher spent the past five years as a Director; Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff for NeuStar, Inc. Prior to NeuStar, he was on the founding team of Tello, Inc. and several other Pulver.com startups as well as an advisor at Open Media Labs and Parlerai. Christopher has also held key technology positions at EDS, Bellcore (Telcordia), Portal Software (Oracle) and other leading technology companies. He is a recognized industry standards participant and speaker.
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CenturyLink

Cliff Dinwiddie

Cliff Dinwiddie

Cliff is responsible for strategy development and all business development initiatives across CenturyLink Wholesale product portfolio. In this role, Cliff is responsible for monitoring market trends and demand in order to drive CenturyLink Wholesale’s financial performance on both legacy and emerging technologies.

A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Cliff started his 18-year telecommunications career at Verizon Business (formerly MCI) leading customer service operations functions. He has held various leadership positions at large and small wholesale data and voice providers in marketing, public policy, product and vendor management and operations.
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ThruPoint Inc.

Dave Jodoin

Dave Jodoin
Chief Innovation Officer

David Jodoin is Chief Innovation Officer at Thrupoint. He leads the CafeX Innovation labs team and is responsible for identifying and creating innovative ideas, and then transforming them into real world business solutions. Jodoin has been working as an executive in high tech for over two decades delivering solutions for the Global 2000 marketplace that drive business benefits across enterprise applications and telecommunication solutions. David began his career in engineering and maintains his technology acumen by continuing to drive strategic solutions that are technically advanced in the industry. Throughout his career, David has specialized in service management solutions for targeting large scale, highly distributed workforces. His areas of expertise span field service and logistics, contact center applications, and sales force automation in smartphone development, tablet based computing, and telecommunications solutions for the large scale enterprise. David has a special interest in empowering the nomadic workforce, and lives by his creed; “As engineers, it is our job to make our life more difficult in order to make the end-user’s life easier.”
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FiberTower

Dave Jones

Dave Jones
SVP Network Services

Dave Jones is SVP of Network Services at FiberTower Corporation, where he is responsible for the design and deployment of high capacity backhaul solutions for the wireless industry.

Dave has 24 years experience in the wireless and broadband industries. His responsibilities have included network design, implementation, operations, technology assessment, and strategy and business development.

Prior to joining FiberTower, Dave was CTO at International Mobile Communications. Dave has also held senior management and technical positions with Formus Communications Europe, Sprint PCS, U S WEST and the U. S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Sprint

David Fischbach

David Fischbach
Manager, Solutions Engineering

With over ten years experience in supporting and implementing strategic solutions at Sprint, David Fischbachs expertise includes management of new product launches, device and product certification, documentation, Engineer training, and high visibility issue resolution. David has been champion and led implementation of major initiatives, acting as the lead fix agent, project manager, and technical subject matter expert. Team responsibilities include “Tier-x” support for all field based Sprint Solutions Engineers.

David meets regularly with CEO/CIO customers regarding Sprints converged IP and wireless solutions, and collaborates with Product Development, Sales, IT, and Network to manage vendor/partner relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Specialties include wireless networks, Unix Systems, statistical and numerical analysis, and network design.

David has 5+ years experience in Doctoral level (Physics) project management, including laboratory research, experimental techniques, data analysis, computer modeling, equipment purchasing, and personnel training.
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ZipDX® LLC

David Frankel

David Frankel
CEO

David Frankel is the CEO of ZipDX, a provider of specialty communication services that he founded in 2007. The ZipDX telemeeting platform solves problems that cannot be addressed with conventional solutions, usually in “high-value” situations that involve research, training, sensitive conversations, and decision-makers speaking different languages. The more-recently introduced TxtDID service enables business telephone numbers to fully participate in the text messaging (SMS) ecosystem. David has worked in high-performance computer and networking technology since 1974. He was the founder in 1994 of Jetstream Communications, Inc. which supplied voice-over-packet technology to telecommunications carriers.
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Softarmor Systems

Dean Willis

Dean Willis

Softarmor Systems LLC. Softarmor is a consultancy that specializes in VoIP systems architecture and supporting intellectual property, with a focus on patent research and defense from invalid patent claims.— Dean Willis
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Meeami Tech

Doug Makishima

Doug Makishima

Doug Makishima has more than 20 years of marketing and engineering experience in the communications and networking industry.
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Truphone Inc.

Ed Guy

Ed Guy

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octoScope

Fanny Mlinarsky

Fanny Mlinarsky
President

Fanny Mlinarsky is President of octoScope, a wireless technology company offering test solutions and consulting services. Fanny has 29 years of experience developing data communication products and managing engineering teams. As VP of Engineering at Scope Communications (now Agilent), Fanny managed a team of engineers developing network test equipment. In 2001 she founded Azimuth Systems, a wireless test equipment provider. Her expertise spans RF, PHY, MAC, transport and application layers. Fanny frequently publishes articles on wireless communications and participates in industry standards development and conferences. Fanny has a BS/EE and a BA in computer science from Columbia University with some graduate work at MIT. She holds 5 patents.
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Wireless Communications Association International

Fred Campbell

Fred Campbell
President & CEO

Fred Campbell has been President and CEO of the Wireless Communications Association International since August 2008. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law where he teaches spectrum law and policy.

Campbell previously served as Wireless Bureau Chief at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2006-2008. Prior to heading the Wireless Bureau, he spent two years as Wireless Legal Advisor to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
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Dragonwave

Greg Friesen

Greg Friesen
VP Product Marketing

Greg Friesen is the Vice President of Product Management at DragonWave, responsible for global product management responsibilities across DragonWave’s complete portfolio of products. This role includes regular interaction with customers to understand their evolving network requirements. Greg has 13 years experience in senior product management roles, network design, planning, and engineering, at a number of communications firms, including his current role at DragonWave and previous roles at Nortel Networks, Innovance Networks, and Fundy Telecom. As Senior Product Manager at Innovance Networks he was responsible for all product definition, architecture, and network design. He has been involved in the planning and engineering of over 10 nationwide network deployments. His experience ranges from operations and Capex modeling to network architecture design to site and link engineering. Greg holds B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan Greg has authored numerous papers and magazine articles in publications including Microwave Journal, Telecommunications, Xchange, Telephony Online, Last Mile, AGL, Radio World, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences such as WiMax World, CTIA, Telecom Next, ISPCon and UTC. Greg holds 2 granted patents and has 3 pending applications in the networking area.
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AT&T

Hank Hultquist

Hank Hultquist
VP Federal Regulatory

Hank joined AT&T (then SBC) in 2004. He represents AT&T at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a number of issues including broadband and Internet policy, video and media policy, intercarrier compensation, and universal service. He is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) and serves on the North American Numbering Council (NANC). Prior to joining AT&T, he was with MCI for eight years. Hank is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children.
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Pedigree Technologies

Ian McPherson

Ian McPherson
Head of Marketing and Product Management

Ian is responsible for business strategy and execution as the head of Marketing and Product Management at Pedigree Technologies. He has over 20 years of industry experience as a successful Silicon Valley market research analyst, entrepreneur and executive. He is founder of two successful start up companies including Apprion, a venture-funded provider of industrial wireless automations systems; and the Wireless Data Research Group, now Harbor Research, where he published the first syndicated market research study on Machine to Machine back in 2002.
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Taqua

John Hoadley

John Hoadley
Wireless Chief Technology Officer

John Hoadley has been in the wireless industry for over 20 years and worked at Nortel in a series of executive business, technology and sales roles. As Nortels Wireless CTO, John provided vision and managed advanced wireless research that led to Nortels 4G (WiMAX and LTE) product developments. John graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelors degree in electrical engineering and received an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
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Compass Intelligence

Kneko Burney

Kneko Burney
President & Chief Market Strategist

Kneko Burney is a serial entrepreneur. She is one of the leading B2B experts for the telecom and ICT industries. As co-founder of Compass Intelligence, a woman-owned strategy consulting company, Ms. Burney has become trusted for her ability to identify and quantify emerging market opportunities, provide robust market analytics and for the development of innovative go-to-market strategies, which she has done for more than a decade. In May of 2008, Ms. Burney used her market knowledge and expertise to launch Eyesoda.com, an interactive, online theatre for independent film. Ms. Burney uses her own businesses to explore new business models and ideas. She also uses her business endeavors to explore innovation, creative and disruptive business strategies, while testing sound, feasible execution methods.

A trained economist, Ms. Burneys specialty to dissect market opportunities by size of business, vertical industry and other portent demographics, allows her clients to understand their current landscape and more successfully plan for the future. Ms. Burney leverages on-going research (economic, secondary and primary) and analysis of key trends in both the business and consumer segments, in tandem with perspectives from leaders across the business and political spectrums. This approach gives her a unique, multi-dimensional perspective on world markets.

In addition to being a well-known expert on the telecom and high-tech industries, Ms. Burneys insights have been used by several government agencies for policy development and industry review. These agencies include the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission and the Small Business Administration.

Ms. Burney has also been on the board of advisors for several high-tech ventures, chaired well-known eBusiness events in the U.S. and has been a keynote speaker for several shows, conferences and summits. She has been featured in Fortune Small Business Magazine, and also regularly quoted in several business and trade publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Barons Investors Daily, USAToday, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Wired, and Information Week.

Ms. Burney holds a dual B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, as well as an M.A. in Mathematical Economics from Boston University. She is a prolific world traveler, particularly in Europe and Asia, but considers Scottsdale Arizona, her “home.”
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Wave2Wave

Lisa LaBonville

Lisa LaBonville
Vice President of Marketing & Product Development

Ms. LaBonville has been Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at Wave2Wave Communications since November 2009. She has over 15 years of telecommunications experience, with a focus in sales, product development and marketing. From 1994 to 1997, Ms. LaBonville worked for MCI Communications, starting as an account executive and becoming an international regional manager prior to her leaving to join France Telecom Group. Ms. LaBonville worked for France Telecom Group from 2000 until 2007. She worked in a wide range of areas, with her focusing on international sales and marketing. She held numerous titles which included Director of New Markets (North America and China), Head of International Sales (Peoples Republic of China), Head of Global Emerging Markets (China, India and Russia), General Manger and Vice President of Integrators. She left France Telecom Group in 2007 to join Nokia until 2009. While at Nokia she was a Sales Director for the Verizon Wireless account.
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Towerstream

Mel Yarbrough

Mel Yarbrough
COO

Mel Yarbrough is Towerstreams Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the strategic development and execution of the companys corporate business plans as well as leadership of the Sales, Marketing, Operations, Engineering and Customer Care departments. Mel comes to Towerstream from Hoovers (D&B; Dun and Bradstreet), where he served as VP of Business Development and VP of Sales. Prior to joining D&B, Mel spent nearly a decade in several executive sales and marketing positions, including roles at StarCite and Handango. His wireless domain experience began as early as 1995 with PageMart (Weblink Wireless) where he held several leadership roles. Mel holds a B.A. in Economics from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
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TeleSecret

Patricia Steadman

Patricia Steadman
CEO

Steadman was previously a founder and CEO of Incognito Software, an independent software developer of provisioning solutions for cable MSOs and other broadband operators. Throughout her 17 years at Incognito Software, Ms. Steadman evolved an unfunded startup to becoming the largest, established third party vendor of Internet solutions for Banyan Vines to a leading provider of DNS and IP management solutions for global tier 1 and 2 broadband providers. Through her fiscal discipline and focus on customer-oriented solutions, Steadman organically grew Incognito into a profitable company. During each distinct portion of Incognito’s history, Ms. Steadman was responsible for evangelizing new technology and was successful in getting her company’s technology adopted by the world’s most prestigious organizations: the USMC, Navy, OCC, Merrill Lynch, Cox Communications, Qwest, Telmex, NET Brazil to name a few. During the last 20 years, Steadman has been involved in a number of standards bodies, including ICANN, DSLForum/Broadband Forum and CableLabs. Steadman received her BSEE from Lehigh University and started her Masters of CS at Columbia University before leaving to found Incognito Software.
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Xirrus, Inc.

Perry Correll

Perry Correll
Senior Technologist and Director of Product Marketing

Perry Correll is a Senior Technologist as well as the Director of Product Marketing at Xirrus. His extensive networking background extends from original Ethernet shared technology, through the switching revolution is now focused on advancing wireless technology to displace traditional wired deployments. Previous roles have included technologist, marketing and management roles at Cabletron, Xylan and Alcatel.
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SevOne, Inc.

Pete Cruz

Pete Cruz
Sr. Director, Product Management and Marketing

Mr. Cruz is responsible for leading product management and marketing. He has over 19 years of extensive experience in network, server, and application management, including performance, fault, configuration, and service level management. Pete has held senior level product management and marketing positions at Cabletron, Opticom, Smarts, Empirix, Voyence and EMC. He has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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Abukai, Inc.

Philipp Schloter

Philipp Schloter
President and CEO

Philipp Schloter is President and CEO of Abukai, Inc., the innovation leader of business productivity solutions. Philipp previously was a General Manager for a growth business unit at Nokia, with teams in the US, UK, Finland and Singapore. He also established a new San Francisco office. He led that business throughout its early stages, gaining momentum and traction with consumers in over 150 countries, until the business unit was integrated into Nokia’s core business as a key strategic cornerstone for their service push going forward. Before Nokia, Schloter was Chief Executive Officer of PIXTO, which he successfully sold to Nokia and which became the foundation for the business he led at Nokia.

Before PIXTO, Philipp was a Senior Consultant, and later, Head of Product and Service Innovation, at the Silicon Valley office of Deutsche Telekom’s management consulting arm. There, he built a strategy consulting team, which sold services to captive and non-captive executive clients. Philipp‘s group successfully established a cross-divisional program for Deutsche Telekom to source, evaluate and transfer new products and services across North America, Israel and Asia. Philipp also acted as a strategic adviser to Microsoft’s corporate strategy group. Prior, Philipp was a Worldwide Product Manager at Microsoft. Philipp also co-founded a venture-backed out-of-home advertising company, and is currently an advisory board member at KII Corporation, a global telecom solution supplier.

Philipp holds three degrees, BA Economics, BS Computer Science and MS Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He also completed an executive program for Marketing and Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management.
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Alvarion

Raja Gopal

Raja Gopal
Senior Director of Product Marketing

Raja is a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Alvarion Inc, worldwide leader in 4G solutions. Raja is responsible for Marketing and product strategy for the N. America market with focus on Rural 4G solutions and Smart Power grid applications. Previously, Raja has held senior level marketing & product management positions in telecom companies like Sylantro systems & Motorola launching various 3G solutions and VoIP based products to customer like ATT, Qwest, Verizon, KDDI, France Telecom and many others around the world. Raja has successfully led teams to create products and services from inception to launch. Raja has a Masters degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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HyperCube Telecom, LLC

Robert McCausland

Robert McCausland
SVP, Regulatory and Government Affairs

Joining HyperCube in July of 2009, Robert (Bob) McCausland brings thirty years of industry experience, as well as experience in commercial retail, wholesale and charitable operations.

Prior to joining HyperCube, Bob was Sage Telecom’s Vice President and Secretary, where he successfully led the company’s regulatory and contracts organization and was instrumental in securing and maintaining the nation’s first commercial agreement to replace the embattled UNE-P regulatory regime. Prior to that, he led Allegiance Telecoms Regulatory and Interconnection Department from start-up stage to a mature organization. And through the mid-90s, Bob was responsible nationally for MFS Communications Companys ILEC collocations, unbundled loop implementations and, ultimately, inter-company OSS interface management. His career at MFS began after more than ten years in Bell Atlantic management where he negotiated early CAP collocation and interconnection arrangements, managed switched and special access product lines, negotiated the companys first region-wide interconnection agreements with wireless carriers, prepared service cost studies, and oversaw various state and federal regulatory functions. Bob is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
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VPI Systems

Russ Green

Russ Green
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Russ has 15 years of enterprise software experience in large-scale, high availability systems, working with globally-distributed development groups and customers. Before joining VPIsystems, Russ was the Vice President of Development for 724 Solutions, based in Switzerland, where he was responsible for engineering, product management and support. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Development at TANTAU Software, based in Germany and the U.K., and acquired by 724 Solutions, where he also held positions in product management. Previously, he worked as a consulting engineer at Tandem Computers, and was the Technical Director of DECs European Operating Systems Group in Scotland, U.K. Russ has a BSc. Eng from the University of Cape Town, and an MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. He holds three patents.
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Alcatel-Lucent

Scott D. Nelson

Scott D. Nelson
Microwave Business Development Alcatel-Lucent - Wireless Transmission

Naeem Kalair is the General Manager of the NGN Mobile Core Unit in Wireless Networks.

Naeem has 20 years of telecommunications experience most of which has been in the wireless sector spanning both service provider and vendor environments. He has been with Alcatel-Lucent since 2005 in various leadership roles including network engineering & planning, product management & strategy, and business operations. Most recently he was the Chief of Staff of NGN Mobile Core.

Prior to joining ALU, Naeem was at AT&T Wireless leading various regional network engineering & planning teams where he oversaw successful transition from TDMA to GSM and intro of W-CDMA network. He helped transform the network operation cost & quality to one of the best in the country. Naeem has also worked at Globalstar (a global satellite based communications company) where he built a world class team that architected and successfully launched wireless terrestrial gateways around the world. Naeem started his career in telecommunications with Nortel Networks in Canada where he held multiple engineering roles including supporting wireless customers.

Naeem has a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from Canada and an MBA from California State University (San Jose).
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Vidtel

Scott Wharton

Scott Wharton
CEO

Scott Wharton, founder and CEO of Vidtel, Inc. has been recognized as a leader in the VoIP andvideo industry for nearly two decades.From 1999 to early 2008, he was the VP of Marketing at BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), theleading developer and marketer of VoIP application servers, which also handle video IP calling.Scott made significant and enduring contributions leading to: the dominance of the BroadSoftbrand in the voice application space, the company’s acquisition of 9 of the world’s 10 largesttelecom service providers as customers, and the expansion of the company’s presence in over 60countries. Scott also defined a new product category for the telecom industry, a next-generationapplications layer, establishing BroadSofts global leadership in the VoIP applications market.In 2003, Scott was honored with the Frost & Sullivan IP Telephony Executive of the Year Award.It is presented each year to the individual who has excelled in developing and executing abusiness strategy allowing his or her company to gain market leadership. Scott has also beenrecognized as a “Top 100 Voice” in the IP Communications Industry by Internet Telephonymagazine.Prior to BroadSoft, Scott was Vice President of Marketing at VocalTec Communications(NASDAQ: CALL), the pioneer and a leading developer of VoIP software solutions. From 1995 to1999, Scott spearheaded numerous groundbreaking initiatives, including the development of thefirst commercial VoIP product and the creation of the VoIP service provider industry. Scott holdsan MBA from Yale University.
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Huawei

Shahbaz Rahmanian

Shahbaz Rahmanian

Shahbaz Rahmanian is a Senior Marketing Manager at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and he is responsible for the marketing and product management for Huawei Core Network solutions such as IMS, CDN, EPC, and MBB. Prior to Huawei, Shahbaz was a senior member of Architecture and Requirement team at Alcatel-Lucent and he contributed for defining the architecture and requirements for the IPTV services. Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, Shahbaz served as manager of system engineering for access products at Samsung Telecommunications. He also worked at Fujitsu Network Communications as Distinguished Product Planner responsible for planning of access products and SONET products. Previously, Shahbaz worked for AT&T for 10 years as strategic Product Market Manager where he was responsible for development and marketing of the advanced data services.Shahbaz received his Master of Sciences in Computer Engineering from Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department of University of Illinois.
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Acme Packet

Steve Collins

Steve Collins
VP of Marketing

Stephen Collins has three decades experience successfully bringing to market innovative, technology-driven products, including extensive experience in early stage company environments, delivering leading edge products into rapidly growing, emerging markets.He began his career in 1981 as a member of technical staff at pre-divestiture AT&T Bell Labs, then worked with early Internet routers at BBN Communications and in 1986 was a founding engineer at Wellfleet Communications, where he served in technical and business positions of increasing responsibility for almost ten years.In 1998 Stephen co-founded Spring Tide Networks, where he served as vice president of marketing and business development until the companys acquisition by Lucent Technologies. He has held executive marketing and business development roles with other communications infrastructure companies including StarBurst Communications, Sonus Networks, ThinkEngine Networks and Tatara Systems. Stephen has also served as an advisor and consultant to a number of early stage companies and their investors. Stephen holds an M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He serves on the advisory board for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, and is a director of the UMass Foundation
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SNR Denton

Todd Daubert

Todd Daubert
Partner

Mr. Daubert is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on telecommunications matters. Leveraging his dual backgrounds in engineering and the law, Mr. Daubert helps domestic and international companies, particularly in Latin America and Europe, to overcome complicated challenges by implementing creative solutions. Focusing on representing companies in regulatory, appellate, litigation, and transactional matters, Mr. Dauberts practice involves a broad range of technology and communications law issues.
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Hogan Lovells

Trey Hanbury

Trey Hanbury
Partner

Trey Hanbury is a partner in Hogan Lovells Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. He has extensive experience working for the private and public sectors on a variety of communications policy issues, including wireless, spectrum, satellite and international telecom matters.Trey came to Hogan Lovells from Sprint Nextel, where he served as Director of Government Affairs. In this position, Trey acted as regulatory counsel in major rulemaking proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, and cases before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, Congress, and federal courts.Prior to working for Sprint Nextel, Trey held various policy-making positions at the FCC, including working on numerous satellite and international telecom matters in the International Bureau. He also served as Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, where he was responsible for providing policy and legal advice to the Office of Chairman on wireless issues.Trey is a Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s FCC Wireless Practice Committee. He also frequently lectures on complex communications policy issues and industry trends.
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Moderator List

Andy Zmolek (Moderator)

Andy Zmolek (Moderator)

Divide
Director of Technology Partnerships

Andy leads business development with technology partners for the Divide BYOD solution by Enterproid. Blending mobility, UC, and security industry backgrounds, his current focus on multi-persona solutions is informed by real-world global IT deployment experience. Previously, Andy drove enterprise solution development at LG Electronics, security product management at Avaya (where he holds 10 patents for presence and security technology), and network operations at startup NEON (now in SAP) as well as Raytheons Tomahawk missile program. Andy holds a degree in Mathematics from Brigham Young University and lives in San Diego.
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Joel Brick (Moderator)

Joel Brick (Moderator)

Sioux Valley Wireless
Wireless Technical Director

Joel Brick serves as Technical Director for Sioux Valley Wireless at Colman, SD. Joel has an Electronics Technology Degree and currently serves as Chair of the Regional Operators Group for the Wireless Communications Association International. Joel is past Chair of Utilities Telecommunications Council Region 5.Joel has over 35 years of electronics and telecommunications experience, and throughout his career has gained much Industry experience and worked through multiple FCC rulemakings and issues regarding the broadband industry.In his time off, Joel enjoys fiddling, fishing, and roaring around in his Monster Miata.
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Stephanie Atkinson (Moderator)

Stephanie Atkinson (Moderator)

Compass Intelligence
Founder & CEO

Ms. Atkinson is a founding partner of Compass Intelligence, a research-driven ideation and market research consultancy firm specializing in market intelligence, strategy consulting, and market planning in the high-tech industry. Under her direction, Compass Intelligence became a certified woman-owned business, and in 2010 made the Aggie 100 list for one of the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses.Stephanie Atkinson is a seasoned high-tech analyst/consultant, specializing in market segmentation, technology adoption, and trending in the telecommunications, information technology, network infrastructure, mobility, and other high tech industries. Ms. Atkinson is a well-known and respected consultant across multiple business high-tech facets, and is widely recognized as a market expert in how businesses and organizations adopt, consume, and implement technology in the workplace. The healthcare industry is just one of many industries that Ms. Atkinson follows.She has been quoted in numerous business and trade publications including Washington Technology, EE Times, The Congressional Quarterly, CNN Money, Network World, Healthcare Informatics, the Wall Street Journal, Finance News, America’s Network, Wireless Fidelity Magazine, CEO Magazine, Campus Technology, and many others. She has also conducted consulting projects with a number of Fortune 100 firms and speaks at various technology forums and conferences.Ms. Atkinson holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX), and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Management of Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She resides in Bandera, Texas with her husband, Chris, and 2 sons, Trace and Landon.
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