Russell Bennett is Principal of UC Insights, a consulting firm that specializes in Unified Communications. UC Insights helps clients to navigate the UC ecosystem and to manage the impact of UC on their business.
Russell has over 20 years of experience in the software technology business in Europe, Asia and North America. For over 10 years he has been at the leading edge of SIP and unified communications product development and has played a significant role in most aspects of the development of that technology.
In 2000, he joined dynamicsoft (acquired by Cisco Systems), where he lead the product team that provided SIP routing network elements for many of the early next generation networks deployed by service providers; including Vonage, Level(3) and Sprint.
In 2003, he joined Avaya to lead the SIP Infrastructure Core Team and brought to market the Avaya Converged Communications Server and a SIP-enabled version of the Avaya Communication Manager IP-PBX.
From 2004-10 he was a Program Manager within the Microsoft Office Communications Group, where he: