We are in the process of putting together a great event which will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - February 7-10, 2017. In the meantime, scroll down and checkout the Agenda from the 2016 New York event...
4:00pm | Tuesday - 8/2/2016
Frank Greco is a recognized authority on cloud computing and understanding the business value of information technology. He is a frequent blogger and author as well as visible achievements in cloud computing, mobile strategy, system integration startups, strategic technology/business partnerships, enterprise infrastructure and emerging technologies particularly for financial systems and large enterprises.Frank is an frequent global speaker with frequent presenting at major technology trade shows such as JavaOne, QCon, CloudExpo, DevCon5, Waters, Trading Technology, HTML5DevConf, Jfokus, Devoxx, Technology Transfer International Enterprise Services, Wireless Summit, et al.Frank was honored with the title of Java Champion by an international team of high-ranking Java executives. He is the current Chairman of the NYJavaSIG (8K+ members), the largest (and first) Java User Group in North America and has a deep understanding of developer communities.
Jon von Tetzchner is the co-founder and CEO of Vivaldi Technologies, the web browser company. Before that Jon was co-founder and CEO of Opera, from 1995 to 2010. During that time Opera grew from a 2 personcompany to 750 people in more than 10 countries, and got a user baseof more than 100 million users, which continued to grow to 350 millionusers.
Kris Hopkins is chief strategy officer at CaféX, responsible for implementing the company's vision to deliver leading edge customer engagement and enterprise collaboration solutions to the marketplace.
Prior to CaféX, Kris was VP of strategic product management at Acme Packet, founder and CEO of Newfound Communications and business development manager at Lucent Technologies. Kris is a Cornell graduate and won the Dorman Family Award for Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise Excellence.
Tony Wang is Co-founder and Head of US and International Operations at Agora.io, which provides a global virtual network and optimized mobile SDKs for ensuring quality of experience for video and voice over the Internet. Tony is a serial entrepreneur and previously co-founded three companies in the early stages of key Internet and mobile technology markets. He has a BS in Computer Science from Purdue and an MS in Computer Science from USC.
Lawrence Byrd is Technology Evangelist at Agora.io, a Communications as a Service (CaaS) provider with a global network optimizing Quality of Experience for real-time voice and video communications worldwide over the Internet and to mobile devices everywhere. Lawrence has been a technology consultant advising start-up companies and was previously Director of Collaboration Solutions at Avaya where he drove unified communications and contact center solutions and product marketing for twelve years. Before this, he was co-founder, VP R&D, CTO and VP of Marketing for Quintus Corporation, an early provider of multimedia Internet-enabled contact center software acquired by Avaya in 2001. Lawrence has thirty years of advanced software, Internet and CRM experience, a BA in Philosophy from Durham, England, was a research associate in the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and now lives in California with his family. Find @LawrenceByrd on Twitter, LinkedIn and other fine social hangouts.
Qi is a senior engineering manager and technologist for Web Technology & Optimization center at Intel Software group. He is responsible for driving new web technology and optimizing web user experience on Intel Architecture. Qi and his team designed and developed Intel® Collaboration Suite for WebRTC (Intel® CS for WebRTC, http://webrtc.intel.com) and successfully turned it into a key WebRTC solution for the industry.
Qi joined Intel in 2001 as a software engineer to focus on IA32 performance optimization. Later on, he worked on optimizing Oracle JRockit virtual machine for Intel® Itanium® platform. Qi moved to engineering management role to develop cloud security management product - Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 and successfully integrated it into Intel Security Group's product line.
Qi graduated from Fudan University in China with a BS and Master degree in Computer Science, holds 8 patents and has published several papers at international conferences.
Roland Selmer is currently a Product Lead at Nexmo, the leading global cloud communications company which was recently acquired by Vonage (NYSE:VG). Before Nexmo, Roland founded an IP management startup called SmartIP. In his previous roles, Roland built products for various startups and telcos, including Telefonica, Orange, and Augere. He's a committed geek that firmly believes that everything needs an API and when he's not dreaming up new endpoints you'll find him building and flying drones.
11:00am | Thursday - 8/4/2016
Steve Smith is the founder of Ampersand, a leader in the use of cloud-based infrastructure to provide communication enablement APIs for enterprise contact centers. Ampersand uses Sansay cloud-based SBCs and WebRTC gateways to deliver highly-scalable, secure and reliable call origination/termination, conferencing, IVR, and call recording services for customers including Ontario Systems, the market share leader in accounts receivable management and healthcare revenue cycle management software and solutions.Previously, Steve was CTO of Lavalife, where he architected and managed a hosted VoIP IVR product for 600,000 paying subscribers generating 50 million MOU/month. Steve also serves as a Managing Director for Boston investment bank Dunn Rush & Co, where he advises on transactions of privately-held mid-market technology companies.
Peter has worked in the telecommunications and real time communications fields for over 15 years. He is currently Technical Director in Xura's (formerly Acision's) Enterprise business unit where he leads the forge By Xura platform development and evangelizes the business unit's products and technologies. Peter has also contributed extensively to several open-source projects used for real time communications.
After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 he wrote signaling stacks for telecommunication networks switches before moving into project and product management in that field. Since 2005 he has worked in IP communications writing and managing teams building SIP stacks, PSTN gateways, and SIP Application Servers. In 2010 Peter joined Crocodile RCS as Technical Director and after dabbling in RCS for a couple of years from 2010 to 2012 began working with WebRTC. He then joined Acision (now Xura) as Technical Director when Crocodile's IPR was acquired in 2013.