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Alan Rihm

CEO, CoreDial, LLC

CoreDial, LLC

Alan sets the strategic direction of CoreDial, working closely with the management team on all sales, marketing and operational issues. Alan founded CoreDial after spinning off a VoIP division of a ten (10) year old Internet Service Provider in July of 2005. As CEO, Alan has been instrumental in establishing the company as a premier channel focused cloud software and services provider, with over 200 channel partners at the beginning of 2014. These channel partners leverage the company’s service delivery platform to white label high quality, feature rich cloud communications services like Hosted PBX, Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, Unified Communications and all related products and services. Under Alan’s leadership, the company has experienced tremendous revenue growth and customer retention rates, and his laser-like focus on enabling Interconnects, Managed Service Providers, and Carriers to succeed at selling, delivering, managing, and invoicing for cloud communications products and services has enabled channel partners to realize industry leading profits and success. Alan invests much of his time helping the company to build on its entrepreneurial culture, attracting talent, and keeping the company’s management team focused on maturing the company and adjusting to ongoing market opportunities and threats. Alan has been a successful entrepreneur in the Philadelphia region since 1995, and has a deep background in guiding Service Providers and software companies to critical mass through profitable growth. Alan is a graduate of Drexel University.

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Sameer Padhye

Founder & CEO, FixStream

FixStream

Sameer is Founder and CEO of FixStream, Inc. Prior to FixStream he served in a variety of senior management roles at Cisco Systems Inc. for twenty years. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Service Provider Line of Business at Cisco. He also chaired the company’s strategy board in this area. Earlier he worked as Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, and was responsible for marketing Cisco Systems® products, services, and solutions to a worldwide base of service provider customers. At different points he was responsible for enterprise and service provider sales in different theaters including Vice President of Sales in the Cisco Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Japan and AsiaPac region. Currently he is based in Cupertino, California, where he is responsible for FixStream Inc.’s global operations. Sameer is an avid badminton player and early in his career worked as a commercial airline pilot.

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Diane Chaleff

G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Google Cloud

Diane is the G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO at Google Cloud, focusing on building strategic relationships with the world’s top Enterprises to foster collaboration at work.Diane comes from the Google Drive team, where she led the development of Team Drives, a complete rewrite of Drive including the back-end API, and front-end to scale Drive for the needs of our largest customers. She also led the acquisition of Synergyse (now branded as G Suite Training) to provide contextual product support. Previously, Diane worked for AppNexus and Applied Predictive Technologies.Diane attended Lehigh University where she earned degrees in Information Systems & Engineering and Business. Outside of work, she volunteers with Minds Matter to help low income students prepare for the SAT (college entrance exam), and enjoys running, climbing, and skiing.

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Doug Lhotka

CyberSecurity Architect, IBM

IBM

Doug leads the Security Architects for IBM North America, coaching that talented team as they mature and grow their skills in a evolving and dynamic field. As a practicing architect, he helps security and business executives across many industries manage risk and secure strategic initiatives.Dough earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado, where he served on the advisory board for the Engineering Management program. Doug has authored patents, papers and books on subjects ranging from photographic lighting and human factors to architecture governance and 3D painting for fine art. Doug is in demand as a speaker on cybersecurity for executive, business, security and end-user audiences.An avid out-doors-man and photographer, Doug lives in the Colorado forest with his wife and their four-footed and hoofed children. He spends as much of his time as he can not doing security work in the Rocky Mountains.

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Pravin Mahajan

Head of Product Marketing, Infinera

Infinera

Pravin Mahajan currently serves as the head of product marketing for Infinera. Pravin has over 20 years of experience across Silicon Valley and Asia in service provider and enterprise networking markets. Prior to Infinera, Pravin held marketing, systems engineering and frontline sales leadership roles at Cisco, Microland and HCL. Pravin has led major go-to-market initiatives, winning consecutive B2B industry marketing awards. Pravin holds MBA from SPJIMR Mumbai and Bachelors in Engineering from BITS Pilani.

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Chris Wade

Co-founder & CTO, Itential

Itential

Chris co-founded Itential in 2014 to simplify and accelerate the adoption of network automation and to transform network operations practices. Using a model-based approach, Chris led the innovation and development of the company’s flagship portfolio of dynamic, multi-tiered network automation applications. Prior to establishing Itential, Chris gained a wealth of experience in the SDN, NFV and OSS/BSS markets and held leadership positions at global organizations including Alcatel-Lucent, ReachView Technologies and Micromuse.

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Nick Bilogorskiy

Cybersecurity Strategist, Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

Nick Bilogorskiy leads cybersecurity strategy at Juniper Networks. As a founding member at Cyphort, which was recently acquired by Juniper Networks, Nick created and led the Cyphort Labs Threat Research team. He also played a critical role designing Cyphorts malware detection logic and product user experience. Prior to Cyphort, Nick was chief malware expert at Facebook and also held security research leadership positions at Fortinet and Sonicwall. Nick is fluent in reverse engineering, analysis, pattern writing and malware tracking. He has presented and published research papers at major security conferences including Virus Bulletin, ISACA and SecureWorld. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and philosophy from Simon Fraser University and a GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) certification, as well as multiple patents in computer security.

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Frank Yue

Solutions Architect, KEMP Technologies

KEMP Technologies

Frank Yue is a technology evangelist that translates products and technologies into business needs and values. Mr. Yue looks at the evolving technology landscape and how it impacts IT architectures and organizations. He writes blogs, produces white papers, and speaks at conferences and events related to application networking technologies. Mr. Yue has over 25 years of experience building large-scale networks and working with high performance application technologies focusing on optimizing end-to-end application access. Mr. Yue is currently a Solutions Architect for Kemp Technologies and has had various technical and marketing roles for application networking and security companies. Mr. Yue is a scuba diving instructor and background actor when he is not discussing technology.

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Bernard Herscovici

Founder & CEO, KodaCloud

KodaCloud

Prior to founding the company, Bernard was vice president of Wi-Fi at Ericsson, founder and CEO of BelAir Networks, a company that was sold to Ericsson in 2012. Prior to BelAir, Bernard was the president of Breezecom Inc. and vice president at Newbridge Networks. Bernard has co-authored several patents and has an MBA from the University of Ottawa and Master of Science in Wireless Communications from the University of Toronto (Canada).

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Paul Brittain

VP, Product Strategy, Metaswitch

Metaswitch

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in data and telecommunications protocols, products and network design – spanning arcane details of SDLC links right up to multi-national IMS and architectures.As VP Product Strategy, Paul co-ordinates roadmap and strategy across the entire portfolio of Metaswitch products, with particular emphasis on Cloud and Automation. Having previously managed our global SE team, working closely with carriers of all sizes, and in all markets and geographies, he has the in-depth real-world knowledge and experience necessary help operators to fully exploit the ever-accelerating pace of change in technology and end-user expectations.Paul joined Metaswitch in 1986 after studying Mathematics at Cambridge University. He is the author of, or major contributor to, several IETF RFCs, multiple white papers, and patents covering everything from protocols deep in the network to innovative user experiences for multi-modal communications. When not at work, he can most often be found sailing around the Scottish islands.

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Wes Jensen

CEO, Netrolix

Netrolix

Mr. Jensen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Netrolix. He is a forward thinking evangelist of artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning. Mr. Jensen has over 20 years of experience leading technology, network engineering and service organizations responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining compute, IT, security and connectivity infrastructures for Fortune 500 enterprises and service providers. He has had held technical leadership positions at CenturyLink/Level 3, Global Cloud Xchange, XO/Verizon, and more. Prior to entering private enterprise Mr. Jensen served in Special Operations in the U.S. Army.

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Sasa Nijemcevic

Vice President and General Manager, Network and Service Management Business Unit, Nokia

Nokia

Sasa Nijemcevic is currently the Vice President and General Manager, Network and Service Management Business Unit at Nokia, drawing on 20 years of experience in the network management domain. Previously, Sasa has led R&D teams for IP/MPLS network management, wireless network management, and fixed/wireless policy management as well as Subscriber Data Management and Messaging products. He was instrumental in driving the success of Alcatel-Lucents network management portfolio across the IP, Optical, microwave and wireless domains. Sasa has a Masters degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science from the University of Zagreb.

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Anand Srinivas

CTO & Co-founder, Nyansa

Nyansa

Anand Srinivas is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Nyansa, a user performance management and network analytics company in Palo Alto, Calif. Prior to starting Nyansa in 2013, Anand was an SDN/NFV Consultant for Overture Networks, and prior to that, he was the Lead Algorithms Architect at Plexxi Inc., responsible for core contributions to SDN system architecture, algorithmic architecture and protocol/API design. Earlier in his career, Anand worked as a Senior Systems Engineer and Principal Engineer for Airvana, where he was responsible for detailed algorithm specifications for LTE product differentiators. Anand holds a B.A.Sc in Computer Engineering from University of Toronto. He also holds an S.M., Dual in EECS and Aero-Astro and a PhD in Wireless Networking and Algorithms from MIT.

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Ryan Walsh

Chief Channel Officer, Pax8

Pax8

Ryan Walsh oversees the buildout of the Pax8 product portfolio and drives the market requirements and development of the Pax8 Command Console.Ryan served as vice president of product management for MX Logic, a cloud-based email and web security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2009. Following the acquisition, Ryan directed the product teams responsible for McAfees portfolio of cloud-based email and web solutions for the Content and Cloud Security division, and later led the product unification and hybrid cloud development effort for the companys web security product lines.Ryan has dedicated his career to enabling business improvements with Internet or IT-based solutions and startups. He started his career building a reengineering practice at Deloitte & Touche in the Consulting division.Ryan holds a BA in Business Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Natasha Tamaskar

VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales, Radisys

Radisys

Natasha heads corporate & product marketing and sales strategy for Radisys. Named last year as one of the Global Telecoms Business 50 Women to Watch, Natasha brings nearly 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in product and corporate marketing, product strategy and business development for cloud, SDN/NFV, wireless and security solutions. Prior to Radisys, as the VP of Cloud Strategy, she was responsible for GENBANDs Kandy.io PaaS strategy and business development. Natasha also spearheaded and launched several of GENBANDs key strategic solutions including Wireless Gateway, Network Security and WebRTC as the VP of Strategic Marketing. She also launched and chaired the Small Cell Forums first interoperability charter and group. Prior to GENBAND, Natasha held various senior leadership positions in Product Management, Product Development, Product Marketing and Technology for NextPoint Networks, Reef Point and Nortel. Natasha holds a Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.

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Rahul Vijay

Head of Tech Sourcing, Uber

Uber

Manages tech deals @ Uber. Board advisor, global keynote speaker and mentor. His team helps make outside technologies a competitive advantage to Uber. Heading global mobility, IoT, wireless, messaging, voice, network, telecom, data center, cloud, contact center & connectivity strategic sourcing, relationships and spend at worlds most valuable private company.

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