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  • Director – Product Development
    AIRTV L.L.C
    In his 20+ years with Comcast, Primestar (purchased by DirecTV in 1999), Insight Communications (purchased by TWC in 2012) and DISH Network he has held roles in product development, business development, and operations management. Regardless of title, Mitch usually focuses on the invention, business case development, More
  • VP, Carrier Sales
    AKAMAI
     
  • GM & Co-Founder, Head of product, Mobile and Emerging Platforms
    AOL ALPHA
  • President
    BCE Nexxia - A BELL CANADA COMPANY
    Combining 20 years of technology and telecommunications experience, Ivan is recognized for his deep business knowledge and financial acumen. Focused on driving growth for wholesale and retail telecommunications services in Canada, the U.S., and internationally, Ivan is always seeking new market opportunities and More
  • Founder & CEO
    CANADA15EDGE DATA CENTERS INC.
    Mr. MacDonald has over 30 years of broad corporate development and investment experience across a number of industries, in both public and private businesses of all sizes. Mr. MacDonald’s recent focus has been extreme value creation in smaller, strategic, higher growth businesses. In January 2015, Mr. MacDonald More
  • Editor
    CAPACITY MAGAZINE
    Jason McGee-Abe was promoted to Editor of Capacity in April 2017, having joined in February 2016 as News and Content Editor. Jasonis responsible for Capacity's editorial strategy across both the print and online portfolios. He also helps oversee and manage the newsagenda for the magazine, website and Show Dailys at More
  • Senior manager of network planning &construction
    CHINA TELECOM AMERICAS
    Yujie Wei(Nathan) is senior manager of network planning and construction of China Telecom Americas, responsible for China Telecom’s network construction and capacities procurement in North Americas(US/Canada) and Latin Americas. Before Joining in China Telecom Americas, he works in China Telecom Domestic More
  • VP - Infrastructure
    CLOUDFLARE
    Nitin Rao heads the Infrastructure team at Cloudflare, a web performance and security company focused on helping build a better Internet. The company currently powers 10 percent of all Internet requests and has more than 116 data centers across 57 countries, making it the most interconnected web exchange in the world. More
  • Distinguished Engineer
    COMCAST CABLE
    Jan van Doorn is a fellow at Comcast Cable, where he is lead engineer and architect for the “IPCDN” project, which is responsible for delivery of all IP video and other media for Comcast.  The software powering IPCDN was developed in-house and open sourced as Apache Traffic Control (incubating). Before More
  • Chief Architect & VP of Innovation
    EDGECONNEX
    Mr. Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore responsible for data center build-out, network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and More
  • VP, Global Solutions Enablement Solution Architects
    EQUINIX
    Ryan Mallory, Global VP, Solutions Enablement, Equinix: Ryan has 20+ years of experience in the technology industry. His career has focused on the service provider, data center, professional services and virtualized IT environment. With extensive experience in WAN design, Cloud deployment, DR strategy and application More
  • VP of Global Business Development & Sales
    FORTUMO
    Andrea Boetti is the Vice President of Global Business Development at Fortumo, where he helps OTT providers, app stores and gamedevelopers build out their monetisation strategy for emerging markets. Andrea has been working in the payment services industry for thepast 10 years and has experience from both the payment More
  • SVP Global Marketing
    GLOBAL CAPACITY 
    Mary Stanhope is Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Global Capacity. Ms. Stanhope is responsible for the strategic positioning and go to market of Global Capacity’s products and services across geographies and channels to market. She has over 23 years in the technology industry, holding business, More
  • Manager Global Edge Operations
    GOOGLE
    Bodie Francis is a communications leader with twenty years of global industry experience. His focus has been developing customer centric operations models and engineered solutions for the Internet, broadcast and content related networking. He is currently managing networking operations at Google.
  • CMO
    GTT
    Gina Nomellini is GTT’s chief marketing officer, leading GTT’s brand development, messaging and marketing communications, product development and product management. Ms. Nomellini brings over 20 years of global telecommunications experience to GTT. Prior to joining GTT, Ms. Nomellini served as chief More
  • VP
    INTEGRA OPTICS
    Dan Maynard has over 25 years in the telecommunications industry leading highly productive teams for TW Telecom, PAETEC Communications, and Citizens Communications (now Frontier).  He’s currently a Vice President and Executive Team Member at Integra Optics where he specializes in building customer-focused More
  • CEO
    LARUS CLOUD SERVICES
    Lu Heng is the CEO of Larus Cloud Services Limited, a Hong Kong-based company which specialises in IP address management and cloud services. He also owns a number of networking and computing companies in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Netherlands.            More
  • Principal Architect - Content & Media Development
    LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
    Ryan Korte has more than 20 years of experience in developing and managing advanced fiber-optic network architecture for both Fortune 500 enterpri Principal Architect Content and Media Development for Level 3, he is responsible for the strategic technology direction, engineering and software development of all More
  • CEO
    LINX AMERICA
    Prior to moving to his current role in 2015, Ben was Chief Marketing Officer at The London Internet Exchange (LINX) for five years, leading the Marketing, Business Development and Member Relations team. With more than 20 years experience of revenue generation in Internet related businesses, having previously held More
  • Cloud Strategy Director, Americas
    MEGAPORT
    David McCullough is Cloud Strategy Director, Americas for Megaport. He is principally focused on strengthening Megaport's relationship with key cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Oracle and others. Business development and engineering support for these cloud service providers and More
  • Partner
    MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
    Andrew Lipman – Senior Partner and Chair, Telecommunications, Media & Technology Practice, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Andy Lipman practices in most aspects of telecommunications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative, and land use. Andy’s clients in the private More
  • CTO
    PACKETFABRIC
    Richard was the founder of nLayer Communications, a highly innovative global network which was acquired by GTT Communications, where he continued to serve as Chief Technology Officer. Richard oversaw the growth of GTT as it become the third largest global backbone in the world.  
  • Group VP, Carrier Services
    SPECTRUM ENTERPRISE
    Dan Maynard has over 25 years in the telecommunications industry leading highly productive teams for TW Telecom, PAETECCommunications, and Citizens Communications (now Frontier). He’s currently a Vice President and Executive Team Member at IntegraOptics where he specializes in building customer-focused sales and More
  • Director, Global Wholesale
    SPRINT
    Sally O’Brien is the Director of Global Wholesale for Sprint.  In this role Ms. O’Brien leads a global sales and solutions engineering team responsible for providing wholesale services to companies in the US and around the globe. In her prior role as Director of International Carrier Relations she More
  • Executive Director
    STREAMING VIDEO ALLIANCE
    Jason Thibeault is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a global not-for-profit organization focused on building best practices that help improve the end-user experience and drive continued adoption of online video. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Limelight Networks in a variety of roles More
  • Head of Security, Infrastructures & Security
    TELEFONICA
    Leo has a Law Degree from the University of Francisco de Vitoria, and is a ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has 15 years’ experience in all aspects of information security and cyber security, from operations, service development and more More
  • Director, Cloud Practice
    TELSTRA
    Based in Hong Kong, Jim Fagan is responsible for oversight of the company's suite of managed services.Jim has 15 years of diverse experience, including product management and financial management that he brings to Pacnet. He previously worked at Rackspace as Managing Director of Asia Pacific, where he oversaw the More
  • Director of Video
    THE WASHINGTON POST
    Micah Gelman is the director of video and senior editor at The Washington Post. Micah manages The Post’s video business operationwhile also overseeing the editorial production and distribution of original videos and the editing and curating of partner videos. UnderMicah’s leadership, The Washington Post has More
  • Digital Operations Manager
    TRIBUNE MEDIA
    Rob Dillon is the Digital Operations Manager for Tribune Media Company, home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Rob is the emerging technology evangelist on the Digital team, evaluating and deploying new tech, including live More
  • Founder & CTO
    UNITAS GLOBAL
    Grant Kirkwood is the founder and CTO at Unitas Global, enterprise cloud solution provider. Prior to founding Unitas Global, Mr. Kirkwood served as CTO at PacketExchange, a global network service provider. Mr. Kirkwood was also the founder and CTO at Mzima Networks, a global IP backbone provider and performance More
  • Group Vice President
    VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS
    Dennis Elwell is the Group Vice President for Verizon Partner Solutions.  In this role, Dennis leads the Sales, Solutions Engineering and New Business Development efforts for Verizon Partner Solutions in North America, with a particular focus on the US telecom sectors.Dennis has overall responsibility for sales More
  • SVP Product & Marketing
    V-NOVA
    Fabio Murra is SVP Product & Marketing at V-Nova, a software IP company that delivers game-changing video and data encoding solutions. At V-Nova, Fabio drives the definition and launch of new solutions for the digital television & media market. With over 18 years of broadcast and telecoms experience, Fabio has been More
  • VP of Product Management
    VONAGE
  • Carrier Solutions
    WINDSTREAM
    Jeff Brown is responsible for marketing and product innovation for Windstream's wholesale business unit, and is also driving Windstream's SDN/LSO efforts. His organization runs the DCI or Datacenter Interconnect program for Windstream as well as determines where to invest capital to expand the company’s More
  • CTO & President of Fiber Solutions
    ZAYO
    Jack Waters is chief technology officer (CTO) and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo. In this role, he oversees global technology andnetwork strategy and execution. He is also involved in all aspects of the business and is directly engaged with Zayo’s strategic customers,technology vendors and alliance partners More
  • CEO
    ZONETV
    Jeffrey is CEO of ZoneTV, the leader in bridging the world of OTT and Pay TV. He was formerly president, content & advertising at AT&TU-verse, where he was responsible for all content acquisition, including U-verse TV, wireless and broadband. He was also responsible forthe advertising business across TV, mobile, More


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