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  HTML5 Developers and Designers Conference

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday - 09/13/11, 4:30-5:30pm

Wednesday - 09/14/11, 9:00-9:30am
Managing the Device, Network and Applications [DNA]

Wednesday - 09/14/11, 9:30-10:00am
Why HTML5 Trumps Device Oses

Wednesday - 09/14/11, 10:00am
Keynote Session



Kim Niederman

Michael Tribolet
Chief Business Officer

Tuesday, September 13, 8:45am

was appointed as magicJack VocalTec’s Chief Business Officer on June 24, 2011, and is leading an aggressive corporate development strategy for this innovative, high-growth company. In fact with 8 million paying customers, magicJackVocalTec is already the largest and fastest growing telecom company in the country. Within magicJack VocalTec, Mr. Tribolet will serve as leading strategist for the company’s upcoming growth phase as well as a backbone for the implementation of magicJack’s multi-platform voice applications and products.  With over 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Tribolet is adept at identifying a company’s growth potential and brings a list of business successes to the magicJack team that is unmatched in the industry. Prior to joining, Mr. Tribolet acted as managing director and CEO of ACN Europe BV, a $500 million a year privately held company with over 1,500 employees and the world's largest direct selling telecommunication business servicing Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. During that time, Mr. Tribolet not only expanded the company into two new EU markets, Czech Republic and Hungary, but provided expert guidance that led to the introduction of 30 new products and the addition of two new consumer market segments.  Prior to ACN, Mr. Tribolet was president of Vonage America Inc. and a key member of the executive management team that was instrumental in putting in place the critical building blocks that evolved into a company with $663 million in annual revenues in 2007, up from $2 million in 2004. Mr. Tribolet also served as vice president operations at Dialpad Communications, a pioneering VoIP service provider that was later sold to Yahoo!, where he aided the company in raising $65 million in both private equity and venture capital funding.  Mr. Tribolet holds a B.A. degree from Arizona State University in Arizona. 

ITEXPO Opening Keynote

Ian Pennell
Senior Vice President,
Small Business Technology Group


Tuesday, September 13, 9:15am to 9:45am

As Senior Vice President of Cisco's Small Business Technology Group, Ian Pennell is responsible for growth in the small business market segment by coordinating a multitiered product roadmap and go-to-market strategy across Cisco. This group is instrumental in establishing Cisco as the trusted IT and communications provider to value-added resellers and service providers who serve small businesses. Pennell manages collaboration and innovation across Cisco to deliver new business models, technologies, and products geared for small businesses.

Special Keynote Session
2018: The Death of the PSTN Keynote Luncheon Panel
Tuesday, September 13, 11.45am

Daniel Berninger, Cipher Software
Payam Maveddat, Taqua
Richard Shockey (Moderator), SIP Forum
Mitch Simcoe, GENBAND
Rich Tehrani (Host ) , TMC

For the first time in history, the FCC has begun to entertain a definitive plan for eliminating the public telephone network by 2018 and replacing it with an interconnection of IP networks. The conversation is being driven by consumer and business migration to IP communications, carrier recognition of the cost benefits and service enhancements enabled by IP, and a recognition that much of the TDM infrastructure still in place is nearing endoflife and is becoming nearly impossible to manage and maintain. In many cases, component parts are becoming nearly impossible to acquire.

This is not the first major technology evolution the government has had to contend with. However, unlike number portability and the transition to digital television, the market is better positioned for the move to allIP, as the natural transition has already begun and most of the standards for supporting the transition are already in place.

Despite that, this change will impact billions of people globally and change the entire business model for smaller rural carriers, in particular, as the Universal Service Fund may soon become a thing of the past or, at best, be significantly reformed along with intercarrier compensation.

Come join our expert panel, hosted by TMC CEO Rich Tehrani and moderated by SIP Forum Chairman Richard Shockey, to learn how to navigate this uncharted territory and prepare for business in a postPSTN world. Understand what needs to be done and how it will be managed, discover unforeseen challenges, and learn which companies will benefit and which will face challenges as a result of this transition.


Mark C. Straton
Senior Vice President Solution Marketing Voice and Applications
Siemens Enterprise Communications

Tuesday, September 13, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Mark Straton is senior vice president of global solutions marketing at Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc., 51% held by the Gores Group and 49% by Siemens AG. Siemens Communications is a top three market leader of VoIP, unified communication and data networking software, services, devices and services with approximately $3.0 billion in annual revenues and approximately 10,000 employees.

In this position, Straton has worldwide responsibility for solutions marketing including strategy and planning, product positioning and messaging, product launch and programs. Straton's responsibility is to position the unique value offered by Siemens Enterprise Communication solutions and introduce these to the market. From June 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Straton was senior vice president, global marketing and led the company’s global alliance, channel, sales enablement, sales promotions, product and solution marketing activities. Prior to this, he served as senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Siemens Communications in the United States from October 2004 until June 2006 with responsibility for fixed and mobile carrier networks, mobile phones and enterprise networks. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Straton had worldwide responsibility for global marketing as well as U.S. regional field marketing.

Mike McCarthy
Vice President of Cloud Computing Services

Tuesday, September 13, 5:00pm to 5:30pm

In his current position, Mike has responsibility for the portfolio of cloud services and for development of IBM's strategic cloud delivery platform. He joined IBM in 1986 as a software engineer for IBM network management software. He has held a variety of positions with IBM, including: Manager of Channels for IBM Networking Software in Asia Pacific, market strategist for IBM Retail Store Solutions, Director of Market Management for IBM TotalStorage Open Software, and Director of Strategy for IBM Tivoli Software. He also worked for Medic Computer Systems, a healthcare software company, where he was responsible for marketing strategy and analyst relations. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.

John Antanaitis
Vice President Marketing

Wednesday, September 14, 10:00am to 10:30am

With 20 years in high-tech communications, John Antanaitis is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Polycom. He leads a global marketing team responsible for worldwide product positioning, messaging, new product launches and events for Polycom products, solutions and services. John joined Polycom in 2002 after spending five years in Marketing and General Management functions for Stanley Tool Works and Fortune Brands. Prior to that, John spent ten years with Motorola, working in various functional disciplines including Engineering, Operations and Marketing in the mobile phone industry. John has an MBA with majors in Marketing and Operations Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Matt Groppe
Director of Global Business Development
DHL Same Day

Wednesday, September 14, 10:30am to 11:00am

Matt Groppe is the Director of Global Business Development for DHL Same Day – the special services group of DHL Express. With over 25 years of transportation experience, Matt continues to seek innovative technologies to improve the expedited shipping experience to DHL’s customers.

He has developed technical courier solutions that improve the efficiency of delivering critical spare parts to field technicians and has been the voice of the customer in offering customized web applications.   

In addition, Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Express Delivery and Logistics Association and is currently Chairman of the Airline Committee.  

DHL is deploying M2M technology to revolutionize how we manage highly sensitive cargo and are looking to transform how the integrity of these high profile shipments is managed.

Bob Metcalfe
Inventor of ethernet, founder of 3Com, author of Metcalfe's Law, VC and Professor

Wednesday, September 14, 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Bob Metcalfe is Professor of Innovation in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UTexas Austin and a Polaris Venture Partner.  He was an Internet pioneer in 1970 at MIT and Harvard, receiving a PhD in Computer Science.  Bob invented Ethernet in 1973 at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.  In 1979, he founded 3Com Corporation.  Bob was for 10 years a General Partner of Polaris and serves on boards of five startups: 1366, Ember, IPS, SiOnyx, and Sun Catalytix.  For the 10 years before Polaris, he was a publisher-pundit at IDG.  In 2005, Bob received the National Medal of Technology.


Austin Convention Center  -  Austin, Texas USA
September 13-15, 2011
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