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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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