Keynote Speakers 2014 Las Vegas


Andrew Morawski
Head of Machine to Machine (M2M) in the Americas

Keynote Presentation by Vodafone
9:30am | Tuesday - 08/12/14

Andrew joined Vodafone in 2013 as its head of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) in the Americas.

Andrew is responsible for leading Vodafone’s M2M sales, strategy and operational initiatives in North and South America. His key area of focus for the region is the application of M2M technologies which enable creative new business models to drive growth in both established and emerging markets. "The Americas region is a distinct combination of markets which Vodafone is uniquely positioned to serve. The expertise Vodafone brings as the true leader in M2M solutions brings significant advantage to enterprises looking to develop new revenue streams from solutions in this space".

Andrew brings a wealth of experience in the global telecommunications industry to the role. He joins from Cable&Wireless Worldwide where he was the Managing Director for the Americas for the past three years. In this role, Andrew had overall commercial and strategic responsibility for the company’s enterprise and carrier sales, marketing, HR and service delivery operations in the region. Prior to joining Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Andrew worked for Telstra for over a decade in multiple roles including President and CEO of Telstra Inc, leading the Americas region for Telstra International.

Andrew has also held senior management roles with organisations such as Nortel where he managed the relationship between Nortel and SBC through the acquisition of Pacific Bell and SNET. He has also worked as Director of Sales Operations and Regional Vice President of Sales for Prism Communications as well as holding sales and management positions with Nynex Meridian Systems.


Philippe Lindheimer
Vice President

KEYNOTE (PANEL)- Open Source Telephony Revolution, the billion dollar game changer
12:15pm | Tuesday - 08/12/14

Philippe Lindheimer is the Project Leader and primary Developer of FreePBX and the Open Source Community Director for Philippes interest in telecom began in the early 1990s when he worked at Hewlett Packards European Headquarters helping leading telephone companies re-architect their Business Support Systems. For more than two decades he has worked in the Engineering industry in a range of technical consulting roles with Fortune 500 Companies. He has been involved in creating and presenting numerous technical training events on a worldwide basis and has spoken at past AstriCon developer conferences and Asterisk World. He is co-founder of the popular Open Telephony Training Seminar series focused on real word Asterisk/FreePBX technical and marketing/sales training.


Allison Smith

KEYNOTE (PANEL)- Open Source Telephony Revolution, the billion dollar game changer
12:15pm | Tuesday - 08/12/14

The Voice of Asterisk -- is an internationally-recognized professional voice talent, and one of the top telephone voices working today. If you’ve maneuvered through prompts while calling a Fortune 500 company; participated in a telephone customer satisfaction survey; signed onto a conference call, listened to the public airwaves, took an online training module, ordered a hotel wakeup call, or even received an automated call notifying you of an upcoming medical or dental appointment – chances are, you’ve heard Allison. Allison has voiced platforms for Vonage, Bell Canada, Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Qwest, Twitterfone – but she is most proud of her work as the Voice of Asterisk – voicing Asterisk prompts since its inception, and far into the future. Clients include Marriot Hotels, 3M, Pfizer, Toyota, Victoria’s Secret, Bank of America and EBay among many others. Her websites are,, and


Mark Spencer
Chairman, CTO

KEYNOTE (PANEL)- Open Source Telephony Revolution, the billion dollar game changer
12:15pm | Tuesday - 08/12/14

Mark Spencer founded Digium, Inc., in 1999 as Linux Support Systems while still a computer engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX for the company, Spencer simply used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to develop his own PBX. This was the beginning of the worldwide open source phenomenon known as Asterisk.As Asterisk gained in popularity, Spencer shifted his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market. Mark renamed the company Digium and transformed the fledgling upstart into the leading open source telecommunication provider in the world today.As the Chairman and CTO of Digium, Mark Spencer continues to drive the strategic vision and technology direction of the company as well as focus on the development and growth of the Asterisk Community at large.Spencer is widely regarded as the pioneer of open source telephony and gives frequent keynote addresses to large technology audiences.


Magnus Lundgren
Head of Connected Vehicle Cloud Ericsson

Keynote Presentation by Ericsson
9:30am | Wednesday - 08/13/14

Magnus Lundgren is Head of Connected Vehicle Cloud for Ericsson. Based in Sweden, he is responsible for overseeing global service enablement sales towards industry and society focused clients. Prior to joining Ericsson in 2007, Lundgren served as Senior Business Development Director for Drutt, a Swedish pioneer in mobile storefronts. He also has several years of experience in the Telecom Business Support Systems space and software development for the automotive industry. Lundgren holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.


Mohamad (Mo) Nasser
Sr. Director, M2M Product, Platforms and Marketing

Keynote Presentation by Sprint
10:00am | Wednesday - 08/13/14

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser is the Sr. Director of M2M Product and Marketing for the M2M Emerging Solutions group at Sprint. He has overall responsibility for the M2M Products and Platforms. He has over 23 years of wireless telecommunications management experience in product management, business development and strategy. Prior to Joining Sprint, Mohamad served as the Sr. Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Virgin Mobile, he also headed the CDMA Product Management at Ericsson China. Throughout his career Mohamad held various leadership positions at Siemens, MCI, GTE and Qualcomm. Mohamad holds patents in EVDO technology.


Wei Tang
VP Business Development & Key Account

Conference Luncheon - Featuring Keynote by Yealink
12:00pm | Wednesday - 08/13/14

Wei Tang is a highly-experienced and acknowledged expert in the international telecommunications industry and is now Yealink Network Technology's VP Business Development & Key Account Sales for North America. He began his career with a BSc degree from Beijing University, followed by an MSc from the University of Virginia - both in Electrical Engineering.

He has accumulated more than 15 years of varied telecommunication industry experience. This ranges from UC&C applications to 4G wireless infrastructure, mobility and security software and telecom OSS/BSS systems. Moreover, he has also worked extensively for startups and multinational companies in US, China and Korea in engineering, marketing, business development and sales positions.

Among his achievements, Wei Tang led the development of the world's first P2P Mobile-IP secure communication system. He was also at the helm during the design of a small cell product for MSO and throughout successful trials with major cable operators, such as Comcast and TWC. He currently leads key projects and manages strategic partnerships in the US.


Hollis Terry Bradwell III
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Keynote Presentation by AARP
1:00pm | Wednesday - 08/13/14

Terry Bradwell is a 10 year veteran of AARP, now serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, focusing on innovation, technology and business strategy. In this role, Bradwell, a visionary, is "running IT as a business" - fundamentally transforming the IT organization from being a "cost center" to a "value center." He leverages technology to drive business optimization, enabling high performance from the workforce.

Bradwell has held a number of senior leadership positions and has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in information technology development, delivery and management. Prior to joining AARP, he worked as a Principle for IBM’s Media and Entertainment practice, with a primary focus of turning around troubled IT projects & corporate change management initiatives.

AT&T Business Solutions

Michael Troiano
Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions

Keynote Presentation by AT&T Business Solutions
9:00am | Thursday - 08/14/14

Michael Troiano leads the development and implementation of holistic mobility strategies, encompassing mobile device management, application creation, bring-your-own-device solutions and Machine-to-Machine communications. His responsibilities include overseeing AMS strategy and product management to help equip businesses with the right mobile applications and services that can untether employees from their offices. Mr. Troiano aims to position AT&T as the leader in helping people to work virtually anywhere and anytime, while giving them the tools to accomplish tasks faster and more effectively.


Karl Dahlin
Director of Business Development Commercial Robots

Keynote Presentation by iRobot
9:30am | Thursday - 08/14/14

It's 10am and you're walking the manufacturing floor in Brazil with the local team to inspect the new drive assemblies. At noon you join the operations managers at a plant in Mexico for a tour of the packaging facility. At 3pm you roam through the executive offices in San Jose to catch up with colleagues, and at 4pm you jump to Tokyo to review production statistics with supervisors along the line. Is this science fiction, or a really fast corporate jet? Today, Video Collaboration Robots allow employees to instantly teleport to locations anywhere in the world and move around the space and collaborate with co-workers as if they were actually there. This presentation explores the new business models and competitive advantages created when Telepresence extends beyond the meeting room to connect the entire business.

Karl Dahlin drives sales and business development for iRobot's commercial products division, developing and implementing strategies to grow the market and leading sales of video collaboration robots. In this role, Karl works closely with partners like Cisco Systems to help industry leading companies transform their business by leveraging technology to enable new ways of working in the modern enterprise. To help iRobot and its customers succeed, Karl draws from 25 years of senior leadership experience with global technology companies including Ericsson, Polycom and Hewlett-Packard.

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