UCStrategies Experts

UCStrategies Experts

 

Jim Burton Blair Pleasant Marty Parker Michael Finneran Dave Michels Art Rosenberg Don Van Doren Jon Arnold Stephen Leaden
Phil Edholm Kevin Kieller Tsahi Levent-Levi Roberta J. Fox Joseph Williams Bill MacKay Clark Richter Melissa Swartz

UCStrategies Experts represent the Who’s Who of the UC world, providing key insights and analysis to help you better understand UC technologies, products, and trends. Their blogs, articles, podcasts, and reports are available to help you understand the UC world and what you as decision makers need to know during this time of rapid change. UCStrategies Experts are seasoned professionals and luminaries in their fields, with extensive experience and knowledge in their various areas of expertise.



Jim Burton

Jim Burton is Founder and CEO of CT Link, LLC. Burton founded the consulting firm in 1989 to help clients in the converging voice, data and networking industries with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and distribution issues.

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Blair Pleasant

Blair Pleasant provides consulting and market research analysis on voice/data convergence markets and technologies, aimed at helping end-user and vendor clients both strategically and tactically.

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Marty Parker

Marty Parker brings perspectives from both the Communications and Computing industries to his consulting practice in Unified Communications.

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Michael Finneran

Michael Finneran is an independent consultant, industry analyst, and writer specializing in wireless technologies. He covers the full range of wireless technologies (Wi-Fi, Cellular, WiMAX, and RFID), as well as mobile UC and fixed-mobile convergence.

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Dave Michels

Dave is an independent industry analyst and consultant focusing on IP PBX UC strategies and solutions; particularly around emerging trends such as cloud telephony, endpoints, mobility, and channel strategies. Dave has a background in enterprise IT and networks, and a passion for IP Telephony. He is an active blogger on telecom and related topics at www.pindropsoup.com.

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Art Rosenberg

Art Rosenberg has been involved with on-line, interactive computer and telecommunications technologies since starting his computer career with the RAND Corporation.

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Jon Arnold

Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent telecom analyst and marketing consultancy based in Toronto, Ontario. JAA’s primary focus is on IP communications and disruptive technologies, such as VoIP, mobile broadband, IPTV, telepresence, unified communications, peer-to-peer, social media and Web 2.0.

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Don Van Doren

Don Van Doren is a principal of UniComm Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps clients understand the potential for UC in their business, develop strategies and plans, identify applications and ROI, help find supplier partners, and assist with implementation. Don is also president of Vanguard Communications, an independent contact center consulting firm.

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Stephen Leaden

Stephen Leaden is President of Leaden Associates, Inc., an independent Telecommunications and IT consulting firm in business 19 years, providing specialized support in telecommunications technologies and ROI strategies.

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Kevin Kieller

Kevin Kieller focuses on helping organizations document and prioritize their business requirements and then analyze the pros and cons of the various communications alternatives so that they can choose the optimal path forward, maximize return on investment and best leverage existing investments. He most often is engaged to assist in sorting out the complexities associated with desktop communications integration, cloud/hybrid alternatives, and extending communication services to mobile and tablet devices.

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Phil Edholm

Phil Edholm is the President and Founder of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. PKE works with our clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. Whether with Unified Communications or integration of communications and business processes, PKE has the experience and knowledge to transform your organization.

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Tsahi Levent-Levi

Tsahi Levent-Levi has almost 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, VoIP and 3G industry: as an engineer, manager, marketer and CTO. In addition to his work at Amdocs, he has an MSc in Computer Science, and an MBA degree with specializing in Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Tsahi has been granted two patents related to 3G-324M call optimizations, and acts as the chairman of various activity groups within the IMTC, an organization focusing on interoperability of multimedia communications.

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Roberta J. Fox

Roberta J. Fox is one of Canada's top communications technology consultant, analyst, thought-leaders and CIO/CTO level professionals. She is able to explain, educate and inform Canadian and U.S. businesses on the benefits and challenges of next generation technology solutions. She also leverages her extensive industry experience and relationships to ensure that the right technologies are selected, deployed and managed to ensure successful business results for the FOX GROUP clients and their vendors.

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Joseph Williams

Dr. Joseph Williams is the new Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. Most recently he was Managing Director for SaaS in Microsoft's Hosting Service Providers channel partner organization and had run the Hosted Lync channel business. Prior to that he was a Senior Director in Microsoft's Lync product group’s Partner Engineering team and was responsible for integration engineering of Microsoft’s O365 cloud with service providers as well as for the development and delivery of all Lync Hosted and cloud solutions.

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Bill MacKay

Bill MacKay is the President of Kane-MacKay and Associates, an independent telecommunication solutions hub with a knowledge-based skill-set focused on Call-Center, E911/NG911 (Enhanced 911 & Next Generation 911) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Kane-MacKay understands that the Solution is about People, Process, Technology and Culture and the Kane-MacKay team will ensure that our client’s teams are part of the solution from beginning to end.

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Clark Richter

Clark Richter is the Founder of Fossa LLC which operates www.irumbo.com, the largest multi-vendor IT solution provider locator on the web, and www.channel-navigator.com, for vendors to identify and connect with new channels to market. Previously Clark spent 15 years in channel and sales management roles with Check Point Software, Citrix Systems, and Websense.

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Melissa Swartz

Swartz Consulting, LLC guides enterprise business clients through the complex process of finding the right communications technology solutions for their business, and getting the solution implemented properly.

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J.R. Simmons

J.R. Simmons is President and Principal Consultant for COMgroup, Inc., the largest and most influential independent telecommunications consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest.

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