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Speaker Schedule

Eric Burger

Professor, Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Dr. Burger is a Professor at Georgetown University. He was on detail to the White House as the Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and prior to that on detail to Federal Communications Commission as its CTO. Dr. Burger contributed to the Secure 5G and Beyond Act Implementation Plan, as well as ensured funding and support for the R&D and scaling of 5G IoT, smart city, and mobile applications. His research and teaching covers cybersecurity, distributed computing, DLT, systems economics and risk, policy, and network governance. He serves as an advisor to numerous companies and prior to his government service served on corporate boards. Prior to Georgetown he was CTO of several public and private network equipment and enterprise software companies. Dr. Burger holds over 20 patents and has published over 20 IETF, 3GPP, and W3C standards. He served on numerous industry association boards. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has a SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Naina Raisinghani

Product Manager, Google


Naina Raisinghani is a Product Manager on the AMP Project. She focuses on helping developers be more productive with AMP. She previously spent 2 years as a Software Engineer on the Chrome team working on making the rendering engine pixel perfect.


David Duffett

Founder and Lead Trainer, Let the Geek Speak

Let the Geek Speak

David is a Telephony Geek that has been publicly speaking and teaching for more than 25 years, from London to Los Angeles, Berlin to Beirut, Kingston to Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai to Melbourne, and Mexico City! He loves communications technology and served as the Worldwide Community Director for the Asterisk® project for nearly 7 years, and also as the Worldwide Community Advocate at SignalWire, Inc., the company behind the FreeSWITCH project.David has always been grateful to the Geeks that build the various technologies he speaks about, and now he wants to give back – by helping Geeks to Speak!


Michael Price

Owner, MarketUS®


MarketUS® Founder, Michael Price, is an edutainer, professional speaker, chief instructor, and is a highly regarded federal marketing expert. With over 40 years of experience and a wealth of satisfied customers, he and his staff stand ready to work directly with you to accomplish your federal sales goals. Since MarketUS® was founded in 1986, it has aided companies in obtaining over $50 billion in GSA Schedule business. After signing their first client, Dell Computer, in 1986, the company has represented some of the top names in the industry, including List Industries, Airbus InFocus, Yahoo, EDS, Jabra, Ameritech, Hyundai, TRW, Total Gym, FireDex and Harvard Business School.MarketUS® is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) offering personalized services and operates in the top 1% of the industry in revenues for GSA Contract business. MarketUS® represents companies for all schedules offered by GSA, including the most sought after IT Schedule and MOBIS. We pride ourselves on education and offer a variety of products and services to assist companies enter into the government marketplace. Most of the automated programs used today for the GSA schedule program were beta tested by MarketUS and its technology team.


Lorenzo Miniero

Chairman, Meetecho


Lorenzo Miniero is the chairman and co-founder of Meetecho, a company providing both consultancy services and communication platforms. He got his degree and Ph.D at the Computer Science Department at the University of Napoli Federico II, where he started working on multimedia conferencing and met the colleagues with whom he co-founded Meetecho as an academic spin-off. He is an active contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardization activities, especially in the framework of real-time multimedia applications. He is best known as the author of Janus, a general purpose and open source WebRTC server.


Scott Schwalbe

CEO/Co-Founder, NimbeLink


As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporatevision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott held leadership roles forseveral industry-leading companies, including Logic PD, HDM, and Celestica. Healso served and retired after 20 years in theU.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Linguist. He earned his BS at New York University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.


Dave Stokes

MySQL Community Manager, Oracle


JSON has become the data interchange format of choice for most developers. Relational databases are great for storing data. But how do you get strictly typed relational data to work with free-form JSON? This session covers how the addition of a JSON data type can completely streamline the architecture of your relational data. Not only can JSON data columns be used to reduce expensive many-to-many joins but they can allow a degree of flexibility in data structure not found in traditional RDMS. This can also provide NoSQL capabilities alongside your relational data. You will learn where these new strategies can provide a more flexible but resilient data store for your project.


Lorenzo Mangani



Specialist in RTC, Voice Designer and Full Stack Solutions, architect Lorenzo is founder of QXIP BV, co-founder and developer of the HOMER/SIPCAPTURE project.Working and developing in Telecommunications and VoIP for more than a decade. QXIP contributes ideas, design concepts and code to many Open Source and voice-related commercial projects that specialize in active and passive monitoring solutions for some of the largest networks and enterprises worldwide.


Matthew Fredrickson

Director of Software Development - Open Source, Sangoma


Named The Nicest Guy in VoIP, Ever! by SimCon, Matthew is the Director of Software Development - Open Source, Sangoma (covering both the Asterisk and FreePBX projects) and is always willing to help and talk. And hes a really, really nice guy. Smart, humble, down to earth, and incredibly bright.And just as importantly as all of the above, Matthew has been involved in Asterisk for a very, very long time, having authored many parts, including chan_SS7!


Anthony Minessale II

Founder & CEO, SignalWire / Founder of FreeSWITCH

SignalWire / Founder of FreeSWITCH

Anthony Minessale II is the primary author and founding member of the FreeSWITCH open source softswitch. He has spent almost 20 years working with open source software. In 2001, he spent a great deal of time as an Asterisk developer and authored numerous features and fixes to that project. Anthony started coding a new idea for an open source voice application in 2005. The FreeSWITCH project was officially opened to the public on January 1, 2006. In the years that followed, Anthony has actively maintained and led software development for this project. In 2017, Anthony became the founder and CEO of SignalWire INC, a tech startup aiming to bring FS to the scalable cloud and make RTC ubiquitous and mainstream for all businesses.


Andreas Granig

Founder & CEO, Sipfront


Andreas Granig has been designing, developing and deploying real-time communication systems for around 20 years, with a passion for open source software.His strong entrepreneurial mindset is demonstrated by having successfully co-founded and exited multiple companies.Constantly looking for like-minded people with a get things done“ attitude, Andreas loves to connect and collaborate.


Maxim Sobolev

Founder and CEO, Sippy Software, Inc.

Sippy Software, Inc.

Long term OpenSIPS contributor, Open Source aficionado. Author and maintainer of few open source projects, Max is very Community focussed and is often to be found participating in various Open Source events.


Alan Percy

CMO, TelcoBridges


Mr Percy is the Chief Marketing Officer at TelcoBridges, with responsibility for the global marketing efforts for the company, including market analysis, industry analyst relations, public relations, marketing communications and product marketing. With experience in product marketing, business development, sales engineering and software development, he brings many years of telecommunications industry expertise to his role.


Allison Smith



Allison Smith is an internationally-recognized professional voice talent, specializing in voicing telephone systems. She has voiced platforms for Cisco, Mitel, ShoreTel, Bell Canada, Sprint, Verizon – as well as being the voice of The Asterisk Open Source PBX. Clients include PetSmart, Samsung, NASA, 3M, Pfizer, Toyota, Royal Caribbean, and State Farm, among many others. Her website is


Joseph Montes

Channel Manager, VitalPBX LLC


Networking Engineer with 10 years of experience in Networking, Security, and Unified Communications. Joseph Montes has been in the communications industry all of his life. Growing in a world full of technology, he has a firm grasp of current and up and coming technologies.


Diego Gosmar

Vice President International Operations, XCALLY


Successful international speaker, Diego Gosmar is a manager with over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector and a writer with passion for innovation. He is author of the new book “Machine Learning - The sixth chakra of Artificial Intelligence” Published on August 2020 - ISBN: 979-8674459958: In 2010 Diego and his partners were rewarded for having founded Xenialab: best innovative start-up at the I3P incubator of the Turin Polytechnic University.Diego has led the international expansion of the XCALLY omni-channel software solution, reaching over 50 countries worldwide, managing partners and hundreds of customers scattered from Singapore to the Middle East, Europe, South Africa, the United States, Brazil and others. Since December 2019 Xenialab has become part of the INGO Spa group and Diego has been focusing on the growth of international operations. Diegos experience is linked to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with particular attention to speech analysis, sentiment analysis and customer service applications through advanced forecasting and IVR models.


Nelson Nahum

CEO, Zadara


Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software infrastructure industry. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people. Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and led to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI. Nelson holds 10 patents related to storage technologies. He is a graduate of the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.


Harry Moseley

Global CIO, Zoom


Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firms competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the companys transformation to the worlds best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.


Moderator List

Erik Linask (Moderator)

Group Editorial Director, TMC


Erik Linask is Group Editorial Director of TMC. During his tenure at TMC, he has supported the production and development of TMCs print publications and, most recently, managed the day-to-day operations of the industry’s leading Web site, TMCnet, which currently serves more than 1 million unique monthly visitors. Currently, he oversees TMC’s four print publications as well as TMCnet, and covers a wide range of topics in the IP Communications and Information Technology arenas, including his blog, Convergence Corner, on TMCnet. Erik also develops to conference programming for ITEXPO, and TMCs other communications and technology events, including Software Telco Congress. Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.