Reimagining Your Hybrid Workplace Experience

June 21 - 24, 2022 - Ft Lauderdale, Florida

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Andrew Mawson

Founder and Managing Director, Advanced Workplace Associates

Advanced Workplace Associates

Andrew Mawson is the Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). He’s a leading pioneer, thinker and speaker on matters ‘work, people and place’, experienced at bringing together the worlds of HR and business strategy, organizational design, workplace strategy and change management. In his consulting work, he has led holistic change management programs with respected clients, including Invesco, Willis Towers Watson, Direct Line Group, National Rail, Merrill Lynch, BUPA and Interserve. He is a major contributor to the Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI) and Forbes’ Leadership and Strategy series and has directed research programs on the Post Pandemic Workplace, Knowledge Worker Productivity, Managing the Agile Workforce, and Cognitive Performance.

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Scott Carter

Principal Architect, AT&T Integrated Solutions & Consulting

AT&T Integrated Solutions & Consulting

Scott Carter leads the AT&T Extended Reality Solutions and Video Intelligencepractices within AT&T Integrated Solutions and Consulting, serving clients with IoT,mobile app, and emerging technologies needs.As a mobile architect and digital innovator, Mr. Carter has more than 20 years ofproven experience designing, developing, and delivering complex solutions across a broad range of industries, including entertainment, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, energy, and transportation. As a leader at AT&T, he has continued to create emergent solutions that find advantages for clients in enterprise digital business transformation through Product Thinking: a combination of user-centered design principles, agile development techniques, and business model generation methods. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Indiana University and patents in both Wireless Telecommunications and Augment/Virtual Reality. Scott resides in the Orlando area with his wife and son.

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Steve Forcum

Chief Evangelist, Avaya

Avaya

Steve Forcum started his career as an Avaya customer, then moved into the business partner community before joining Avaya in 2011. That journey has provided unique perspective on the breadth & depth of the Avaya Unified Communications, Contact Center, and Cloud portfolios. Forcum has become an in-demand guest speaker & trusted advisor for colleagues, partners, and customers wishing to learn about these technologies in a simple and easy to understand way. He has also developed a platform of ongoing engagement, interacting with customers, partners, and other followers on most social media platforms. He can be found on Twitter & Instagram (@SteveAvaya), on Facebook (@SteveForcumAvaya), and LinkedIn.

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Elizabeth Bieniek

Internal Startup Founder and Co-Founder, Webex Hologram, Cisco

Cisco

Elizabeth Bieniek leads bleeding edge innovation for Ciscos Collaboration organization. Cisco Collaboration is a 5000 person, multi-billion dollar business that enables 300M people across the globe to work better together every day with Webex: messaging, meetings, calling, and AI/ML enriched hardware. Elizabeth is an active day dreamer, continually experimenting with combinations of ideas, people, and practices to find new ways of doing old things better, easier, and with a lot more fun. She focuses on the interface of people and emerging technology and how to make the lives of the former happier by efficiently and invisibly applying the latter. A problem-solver at heart, Elizabeth believes “impossible” just means no one’s done it yet. She relies on her previous experience in industries as varied as technology, art, publishing and education, as well as life and travel experience, to bring a unique flair to challenging conventional thinking and inspiring teams to achieve unprecedented results.

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DeShawn Brown

CEO, Coworks

Coworks

DeShawn Brown is a seasoned entrepreneur and tech leader. He has founded several tech startup companies, including Lithios Apps and Coworks, where he is CEO. He is a Google For Startups BFE and TechStars Atlanta alumnus. As a technologist, he finds it his privilege to push the limits of our society and create products that make a difference in peoples lives.

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Shane Casey

VP, Franchise Operations & Development, Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza

Shane has been with Domino’s Pizza for almost 20 years. He started as a driver while attending college in Denver, CO and has since moved through all levels of store management and multiple unit store supervision. His dedication and attention to detail over the years earned him recognition by the Chairmans Circle (Hall of Fame) as a winning franchisee, awarded by Jeff Litman (renowned franchisee). Shane joined the corporate operations division in 1999 as a Franchise Consultant, and quickly advanced to the position of Regional Director (West) in 2001. He was then promoted to Vice President of Operations and Development in 2005 and have remained in this role since, responsible for all aspects of the franchise business for the Western half of the United States.

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Barbara Steel

Managing Director, EY

EY

Barbara is a Managing Director with EY’s People Advisory Services, and her background includes having functioned both as an executive human resource practitioner and people advisory leader with an emphasis on aligning people strategy to business priorities. She has devoted her more than twenty-year career to leading businesses through organizational structure and redesign, culture transformation, organizational development, and change management. One of Barbara’s specialization areas is DE&I and her work with multinational clients has encompassed building DE&I strategy and evolving the culture, employing habit activation, and transforming processes and systems to reduce cognitive bias and other systemic inequities. Barbara also has extensive experience advising clients on culture and performance change to align workforce needs with digital transformation strategies and new business operating models.

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Bre Murray

Founder & CEO, HYP Labs

HYP Labs

Bre Murray is a self-taught creative technologist and founder of HYP Labs, a tech company creating the future of spatial computing. Prior to building HYP Labs, Bre wrote code for Disney, designed user interfaces for Ticketmaster, and consulted for Verizon and other tech companies. As a technological innovator, she applies her software engineering background to solve complex issues at the intersection of technology and design. When she’s not creating or managing products, she mentors budding designers looking to break into tech. Her mission is to bridge the divide between the tech industry and underrepresented communities, particularly people of color and the LGBTQ community.

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Andreina Morales

Vice President of Community Operations, Instawork

Instawork

Andreina Morales is the Vice President of Community Operations at Instawork, where she oversees professional and partner engagement, customer support operations and community trust & safety. Andie has over 15 years experience leading customer experience teams that optimize operations and drive business growth. Her expertise in customer-centric strategies has been leveraged across top brands such as Kaplan, UBS, and P&G. Andreina has her MBA from Harvard Business School, BS in Economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela, and is a formally trained pastry chef.

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Brian Gilman

Chief Marketing Officer, IntelePeer

IntelePeer

Brian Gilman is the Chief Marketing Officer at InteleePeer. Brian oversees IntelePeer’s CPaaS marketing strategy to facilitate continued growth and brand evolution. Spending more than a decade building solutions-based marketing functions, Brian has a proven record of success in developing and implementing strategic B2B marketing plans and engaging in high-touch sales activities within the communications and collaboration markets.Prior to his tenure at IntelePeer, Brian has held leadership positions with leading telecom, contact center, and collaboration providers, including Vonage, Avaya, Dimension Data, Polycom and Vidyo. Brian holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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John DeLozier

President, Intelisys

Intelisys

John DeLozier serves as President of Intelisys, a ScanSource company. In this role, John oversees all aspects of the business, including sales, supplier services, operations and marketing, with a focus on growing partner and supplier relationships. He is also responsible for the development and evolution of Intelisys’ strategy, as well as innovative programs and tools to allow for enhanced partner insights and growth opportunities. John has worked with ScanSource for more than 20 years as both a partner and a supplier. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales for 8X8. Prior to that, he served in leadership positions at CenturyLink, Unify and Virsae. He also spent nearly 20 years at Arrow System Integration, after selling the system integration company he co-founded, ACT, to Cross Telecom, which was later acquired by Arrow Electronics.

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Brett Shockley

CEO, JourneyID

Graham Bevington

EVP and Chief Sales Officer, Mitel

Mitel

In his role as Chief Sales Officer, Graham Bevington leads Mitel’s business and sales operations, business development, and strategic cross-functional programs. He focuses on leveraging data-driven insights, industry benchmarks and a lifetime in the sector to drive crossfunctional alignment for transformative corporate initiatives. With a deep knowledge of the communications market and extensive experience leading go-tomarket teams, Graham has played a pivotal role in Mitel’s growth and success. During his 20- year tenure on the company’s leadership team, Mitel has emerged as the market share leader in the PBX/IP-PBX market in Europe, taken the number three position in North America, and become the fourth largest communications and collaboration provider in the world. Most recently, Graham served as EVP, Transformation office, where he was responsible for driving Mitel’s M&A and business development strategy along with nurturing strategic relationships with key customers and partners. Previously, he also led Mitel’s worldwide enterprise sales and go-to-market efforts as EVP and Chief Sales Officer. Prior to his time at Mitel, Graham held senior leadership roles for European telecom companies, including DeTeWe and Shipton Communications.

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Kevin Cornish

Founder & CEO, Moth + Flame

Moth + Flame

Kevin Cornish, the founder and CEO of Moth+Flame, has cracked the code on creating immersive workplace training VR platforms. Drawing on his background creating virtual reality content for studios like Netflix, superstars like Taylor Swift and top tech companies like Google and AMD, Kevin has developed VR platforms that place participants in the middle of real-life interactive environments surrounded by human trainers that respond to individual vocal cues. Kevin was the first VR director to be signed by CAA in 2017. With a client list ranging from business leaders like Accenture to government entities like the U.S. Air Force, Kevin and Moth+Flame continue to develop immersive training curriculums that address critical issues in our world and in our work environments. Promise VR and READY VR leverage proprietary artificial intelligence and natural language processing to offer adaptive learning programs for soft skills and hard skills training, respectively. READY VR has been used in the public sector for applications such as pilot training for the US Air Force and more recently, Promise VR is the platform enabling an innovative approach to prevent suicide in the military, and as a training against racial bias for social workers.

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Don Cravins

COO, National Urban League

National Urban League

Don Cravins, Jr. serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Urban League where he leads its corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative. He also leads the League’s evaluation and development of corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance policies. Don graduated from LSU in 1994. Upon graduation, he attended the Southern University Law Center and obtained a juris doctorate in 1998. Since 1998, Don has been a licensed attorney and a member of the Louisiana Bar Association. In 2004, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. In 2006, he was elected to the Louisiana Senate. During his tenure in the Louisiana Senate, Don was heavily involved in post-Hurricane Katrina issues as the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee and was an active member of the Juvenile Justice Commission of Louisiana. In January of 2009, Don left the Louisiana Legislature to serve as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In January of 2013, he began serving as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana. In addition to his duties at the National Urban League, Don is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. He also serves as a Major in the District of Columbia Army National Guard Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Don is also a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Life Member of The Rocks, Inc., and a Board Member of the 100 Black Men of Prince Georges County. Don’s honors include being inducted into the Southern University Law School Hall of Fame in 2018 and being named a Distinguished Alumnus of LSU in 2015. Don and his family reside in Maryland and New York.

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David Jodoin

President, Nynja

Nynja

David Jodoin serves as president and chief technology officer of Nynja, overseeing the company’s innovation strategies, development, product management, and go-to-market activities. Prior to Nynja, Jodoin founded and managed successful companies in the telecommunications, contact center, and business automation industries. As a technology innovator, he has helped create numerous award-winning solutions, and is recognized as one of the Twelve Pioneers of WebRTC innovations. Jodoin holds a bachelors degree from Harvard University.

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Phil Edholm

President and Principal, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

Phil Edholm is the President of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. Phil is the organizer of WebRTC World Conf & Expo, the global eco-system event for WebRTC. Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. In his career, Phil has worked with all of the major vendors and with hundreds of large customers around the world. He is recognized as an industry expert in VoIP, networking for real-time usage, Unified Communications, and business models for technology adoption. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications for dreating the VoIP industry. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 16 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

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Steven Edwards

CEO, Premier Virtual

Premier Virtual

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Kelvin Tse

General Manager, Data Programs, Springboard

Springboard

Kelvin Tse is the GM of Data Programs at Springboard where he leads the Data Analytics and Data Science programs. Hes passionate about bridging the worlds skills gap through developing new models of education and workforce development.Prior to Springboard, he worked in the fintech industry where he led growth for Prism Money’s mobile app. Before that, he served as product manager for PayNearMe, where he helped launch the group’s first consumer bill payment app. Kelvin holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

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Davide Petramala

VP Global Sales, Subspace

Subspace

Davide Petramala is a serial tech entrepreneur, angel investor and customer experience (CX) evangelist with over three decades of expertise building businesses and partnerships for CX and cloud based SaaS services. With a track record of breaking new ground, Davide joined Subspace as its Vice President of Global Sales where he currently oversees and leads all sales teams, develops new business strategies and opportunities, and helps customers achieve maximum value with the company’s expanding real-time network services. An accomplished cloud and go-to market leader, Davide spent the past 7 years at Avaya working in a variety of leadership roles and built deep experience in global B2B technology sales, business development, product and channel management, and customer success. Most recently, he served as the Managing Director of Avayas public cloud business unit where he was instrumental in the development and launch of the companys cloud ecosystem of both global partners and developers while evangelizing the API economy and leading the overall market strategies for several teams. Davide joined Avaya through the acquisition of Esna technologies inc., where he led the sales and business development teams globally for their portfolio of unified communications offerings. Davide has a BCOMM from McGill University in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. In his free time, he fuels many passions such as coaching soccer, playing hockey and snowboarding all while being a husband and father to three daughters and two dogs.

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Adam Baruh

CEO, SuiteCentric

SuiteCentric

Adam Baruh is the CEO of SuiteCentric LLC, a NetSuite Solution Provider. He is also the CEO and Executive Producer for EIQ Media, LLC, a media company dedicated to elevating emotional intelligence through podcasts and other content with topics such as leading with empathy, normalizing the mental health conversation in the workplace and more. Through EIQ Media, Baruh is also host of the podcast, The Change, which shares stories and inspiration from business leaders and individuals making positive work/life changes. Baruh has also been a National Park Service biological science technician as well as a wedding photographer, having photographed over 200 weddings throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. He has four children aged from 22 to 2 and lives with his wife and younger children in San Diego, California.

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Cami Barnes

CEO, The ExecuThrive Firm

The ExecuThrive Firm

[email protected] Barnes is CEO of The ExecuThrive Firm (formerly ExecuThrive Staffing), Executive Directorof Safe Space Property Management, and a certified motivational speaker and professionaldevelopment coach.She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wright State University. With a focuson I/O (Industrial & Organizational) Psychology which characterizes the scientific studyemployee behavior and motivation in the workplace. Prior to becoming a full-timeentrepreneur, she worked as a human resources professional with experience in variousdisciplines including recruitment, workforce development, training, and employee engagement.She also has experience in the areas of social work, mental health, and wellness. She is amember of the American Staffing Association, International Association of WorkforceProfessionals, Innovation Women Speaker’s Bureau, and the Atlanta Business League.Cami has smashed through several barriers throughout her life and career, she now uses herexpertise and platform to cultivate relevant content for the professional development ofothers.

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David Clarke

Chief Product Officer, Toolwire

Chris Piwinski

Principal Product Marketing Manager, Twilio

Keith Sonderling

Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 2020, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring July 1, 2024. He previously served as the Commission’s Vice Chair. The EEOC’s mission is to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. The EEOC does so by enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and job applicants based on the person’s race, age, sex, national origin, color, religion, disability, or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. The EEOC investigates and litigates discrimination charges against employers and governments. The EEOC also prevents discrimination through providing education, outreach, and technical assistance programs. Prior to his confirmation, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. At the Wage and Hour Division, Sonderling oversaw enforcement, outreach, regulatory work, strategic planning, performance management, communications, and stakeholder engagement. During his tenure, the Division accomplished back-to-back record-breaking enforcement collections and educational outreach events. Sonderling oversaw the development and publication of large-scale deregulatory rules, and authored numerous Opinion Letters, Field Assistance Bulletins, and All Agency Memorandums. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the Division’s first comprehensive self-audit program, which collected more than $4 million for nearly ten thousand workers. Before joining the Department of Labor in 2017, Commissioner Sonderling was a partner at the Gunster Law Firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he practiced labor and employment law. In 2012, then-Governor Rick Scott appointed Sonderling to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for appellate courts in South Florida. Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University. Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 2020, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a term expiring July 1, 2024. He previously served as the Commission’s Vice Chair. The EEOC’s mission is to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. The EEOC does so by enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and job applicants based on the person’s race, age, sex, national origin, color, religion, disability, or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. The EEOC investigates and litigates discrimination charges against employers and governments. The EEOC also prevents discrimination through providing education, outreach, and technical assistance programs. Prior to his confirmation, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. At the Wage and Hour Division, Sonderling oversaw enforcement, outreach, regulatory work, strategic planning, performance management, communications, and stakeholder engagement. During his tenure, the Division accomplished back-to-back record-breaking enforcement collections and educational outreach events. Sonderling oversaw the development and publication of large-scale deregulatory rules, and authored numerous Opinion Letters, Field Assistance Bulletins, and All Agency Memorandums. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the Division’s first comprehensive self-audit program, which collected more than $4 million for nearly ten thousand workers. Before joining the Department of Labor in 2017, Commissioner Sonderling was a partner at the Gunster Law Firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he practiced labor and employment law. In 2012, then-Governor Rick Scott appointed Sonderling to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for appellate courts in South Florida. Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.

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Tom Phelan

CTO, Unified Office

Unified Office

Tom Phelan, CTO of Unified Office, has nearly 24 years experience developing embedded systems and network management products for the data and telecommunications industries. He has held leadership roles in several companies, including VP of Engineering, CTO, VP of Marketing and VP of Advanced Development. Tom has also held leadership positions in the general industry, including co-chair of the DCCP working group at the IETF, the lead developer of Proxy Admission Control at the MPLS Forum, and has made significant contributions to security standards for VoIP networks and emergency telecommunications for ATIS. For the past 10 years Tom has been Principal Architect at Sonus Networks, working in the Office of the CTO and other groups to architect VoIP products for the telecommunications carriers.

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Av Utukuri

CEO, Vizetto

Vizetto

A graduate of the UofT engineering science program, Av is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in 5 tech start-ups to date. As a CEO he is instrumental in raising capital, providing board oversight, technical management expertise, product direction and strategic vision. Av is an engineer at heart and is deeply passionate about understanding how technology can solve a deep problem at hand. As an avid programmer and designer he holds almost 100 patents in hardware design, software algorithms and next generation user interfaces.Av is the founder and CEO of Vizetto, a Canadian company that develops Reactiv SUITE; software that enables remote and hybrid teams to communicate with impact and create memorable meeting experiences. His mission is to create the best possible user experience for the evolving hybrid meeting space and allow teams to engage each other as if they were meeting face to face.

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Gary Sorrentino

Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

Zoom

Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education. For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide “Protect the Client” Cyber program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients. With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT Controller at UBS.

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Moderator List

Thomas Brannen (Moderator)

Senior Analyst, OnConvergence

Phil Edholm (Moderator)

President, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com

Phil Edholm is the President and Principal 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. Phil is also the organizer of WebRTC World Expo and Conference, the global eco-system event for WebRTC, the next major transformation in technology.Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 16 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

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