ISPCON Spring 2005

October 18-20, 2005
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA

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Al Juodikis, President, WCA - Wireless Communications Alliance

Al Juodikis, a 35 year wireless industry veteran, has served as President of the Wireless Communications Alliance,, a Northern California non-profit corporation from March 1999 through September 2005. In 1993 he founded JUODIKIS CONSULTING, focusing on wireless technology, product development, and business development. Previously he was Senior Product Manager for wireless network products and solutions at Symbol Technologies, Director of Sales, Video Encryption Products, for Macrovision, VP Sales and Business Development for ACRIAN, a wireless power semiconductor products manufacturer. Earlier in his career he was Sales Manager for Watkins Johnson Company, a diversified electronics manufacturer, Product Manager at NEC and TRW, and held senior engineering positions at Ford, RCA, and ITT developing a variety of electronic products for space, communications and defense applications. Mr. Juodikis received his MSEE degree from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA and his BSEE degree from University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. 

MODERATOR:  Session #W8: Beyond the Wireless Panacea: Viable Options Revealed

Alex Goldman, Associate Editor, ISP-Planet

Alex Goldman was a technical writer at ABE Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, preparing manuals for cellular phones and other equipment during the transition from analog to digital technologies. He returned to the U.S. and edited for Simon & Schuster before joining ISP-Planet. For articles written by Alex please visit: Including his anti-spam directory (which continues to grow) 


Andrew Main, President,

Andrew Main is the president of, a full-service ISP offering connectivity, hosting and Web site development services. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from UC Berkeley and taught at the junior college level. As's top sales person, he naturally promotes use of the Internet and new technologies every day in compelling customers to use all the services offers. He has been giving seminars and teaching about the Internet for seven years. 

PANELIST:  Session #B9: Connection as VAS Conduit, Optimizing a Profitable VAS Model

Arthur G. Giftakis, Vice President - Engineering and Operations, TowerStream

With a strong background in network engineering and design, Arthur Giftakis brings a wealth technical experience to his present position at TowerStream Corporation. Having served for ten years with Bell Atlantic, Mr. Giftakis developed complex network solutions for enterprise customers, with the designed technologies including work with SONET, frame relays, private lines and ATMs. In addition, Mr. Giftakis has also held several high-level engineering positions with Siemens Information and Communications Networks, Digital Broadband Communications, Navisite and Sockeye Networks. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W6: WiMAX: Experience from the Field

Ben Trenda, Yahoo 

PANELIST:  Session #E8: SEO for Fun and, You and Your Customers

Bill Ferguson, Arundel Group

Bill Ferguson brings more than 35 years experience in the computer, software and services industry to the panel. He has been a pioneer in many industry segments, and most recently has been active in developing strategies and operating plans for vendors packaging value-added services to the ISP and web-hosting industries. 

PANELIST:  Session #E5: Securing Customers, Securing Their Data

Bill Jensen, Manager, Market Intelligence, Check Point Software Technologies, Inc.

Bill Jensen specializes in Check Point’s Web security and medium business product lines. He also works closely with Check Point’s sales force, partners and customers to analyze IT security trends in the marketplace.

During his time at Check Point, Jensen has served as a key decision-maker with product launches and outbound marketing and positioning. In addition, he communicates on a regular basis with analysts, press and customers and has spoken at various national industry events including the Federal Information Security Conference, SecureWorld, National Council on Prescription Drug Programs, Workgroup for EDI National Conference and VPNCon.

Jensen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Washington. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V4: Mitigating Network Security Risks of VoIP

Brad Miller, CEO, Perimeter Internetworking

Brad Miller joined the company in May 2000 as CEO. Under his leadership, company revenues have grown more than 3,000 percent. Based on that achievement, Perimeter was named to both the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and the Connecticut Technology Fast 50. Specifically, Perimeter was ranked Number 5 on the Fast 50 and Number 121 on the Fast 500. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years, from 1999-2003. Perimeter grew 1902% during this period. This business success was detailed in The Business of Software by Michael Cusumano, Distinguished Professor of Management at MIT and BALLS – 6 Rules for Winning Today's Business Game by Alexi Venneri. The Business of Software was recently honored as one of the top business books of 2004 by Steve Lohr of the New York Times.
The firm was honored in 2001 by the state of Connecticut for "Outstanding Sales Growth." In addition, Mr. Miller was honored as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2001. Previously, Mr. Miller served from July 1997 to April 2000 as Chief Operating Officer of PRG, the leading supplier of entertainment technology products and services with over $300 million in revenue. From July 1988 until June 1997, Mr. Miller was employed at Schroders PLC, most recently as a Director in the investment banking department.

Mr. Miller received his MBA from Columbia University Business School in 1988 and his BA in economics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1985. He is or has been a director of Perimeter Internetworking, PRG, Palomar Technologies, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of various technology-based industrial products, and, a provider of Internet enabled audio/visual advertising to the retail market. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H7: Making a Killing with Sarbox, Compliance and Archiving Services

Brent Arslaner, VP of Product Strategy, Jamcracker

Brent is responsible for overseeing the direction of all product marketing, public relations, industry analyst communications, marketing programs, lead generation and market research. Brent was most recently a co-founder and Vice President of Marketing at Proveer, a software and services company that provided analytical applications and a composite application infrastructure. Before Proveer, Brent was the Vice President of Product Strategy at Kana Software where he was responsible for defining corporate strategy and building strategic partnerships.

Brent went to Kana through its acquisition of Broadbase Software. At Broadbase, he was instrumental in driving the IPO process, successfully acquiring and integrating six companies and growing the company to over $100 million in sales. In February of 1999, as Director of Product Management, Brent successfully launched the first analytic application suite for CRM at Broadbase. Earlier, Brent held senior marketing positions at PeopleSoft and Intrepid Systems. Brent holds a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H2: Rebirth of the ASP - Profiting from SaaS and Managed Services

Brian Boland, Group Marketing Manager, MSN

Brian founded entertainment marketing and management firm Kinetic Entertainment with a specific focus on digital marketing avenues. From banner ads to viral marketing, Kinetic utilized a myriad of online marketing strategies including some of the first successful online single downloads. After eight successful years of marketing and brand management in the entertainment industry, it was time to shift focus further onto the developing online search marketplace.

Focusing on the rapidly growing search industry, Brian joined Performics in 2004 where he handled Fortune 500 accounts in retail, travel and finance. After a brief but extremely successful time at Performics, Brian was drawn to MSN to champion agency relations and marketing in the search marketplace. At MSN Brian is leading the Agency Marketing and Agency Relations group focused on SEMs and Search Agencies.

Brian graduated with honors from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. 

PANELIST:  Session #E8: SEO for Fun and, You and Your Customers

Charles E. Hoffman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Covad Communications Group

Charles Hoffman brings to Covad more than 30 years of telecom and broadband experience in the wireless, cable, local and long-distance sectors. Since joining Covad in 2001, Mr. Hoffman has successfully transformed Covad a leading nationwide provider of broadband voice and data communications.

Prior to joining Covad, Mr. Hoffman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers AT&T, Canada's largest, national wireless service provider. Under his leadership, the company grew from fourth to first place in a market of four national wireless providers. He also successfully negotiated the sale of one-third interest in this publicly traded company (NYSE and TSE) to a partnership of AT&T and British Telecom.

Prior to Rogers, Mr. Hoffman served as President, Northeast region, for Sprint PCS. He was responsible for operations in the largest region in the U.S. and successfully launched PCS wireless service in nine markets.

Preceding Sprint PCS, Mr. Hoffman spent 16 years at SBC Communications in various senior management positions. While President and General Manager of SBC's Cellular One operations, he turned around the second and fourth largest SBC markets, Washington/Baltimore and Boston, from underperformers to market leaders in record time. Mr. Hoffman also spent two years leading SBC's wireless operations in Mexico. In addition to running Radiomovil DIPSA, S.A. de C.V. (Telcel), the national wireless carrier, as Director General, he also served as Managing Director-Wireless for SBC International.

Mr. Hoffman received a bachelor of science and a masters of business administration from University of Missouri, St. Louis. He and his wife Maureen have four children and four grandchildren. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Driving the New Era of Competition: VoIP, WiMAX and Beyond

Chris Celiberti, Director Advanced Services, NeuStar

Chris Celiberti works in the strategic technologies group at NeuStar, Inc. and is a telecommunications VoIP veteran focused on the OSS/BSS space. Chris has worked in positions including System Engineering, Product and Program Management and Business Development for several fortune 500 companies including Pulver, Telcordia and was a founder of FreeWorldDialup. Additionally, Chris has been an active participant in several global standards groups as well as an industry speaker at conferences such as VON and Supercomm. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V6: Handling The Top 5 Challenges of VoIP

Claude Pupkin, Executive Vice President, Net2Phone

Claude Pupkin joined Net2Phone in 2003 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Pupkin has been charged with developing Net2Phone's go-to-market strategy while working with the executive management team to negotiate key contracts and develop and implement business plans. Mr. Pupkin brings more than 20 years of finance and banking experience to Net2Phone at such respected companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley & Co., CitiBank and Ernst & Whinney. Mr.
Pupkin holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. Mr. Pupkin is a Certified Public Accountant and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V2: VoIP Build vs. Buy: Barriers to Entry

Craig Newman, Director of Business Development, Municipal Wireless, EarthLink, Inc.

Craig Newman, Director of Business Development, Municipal Wireless, EarthLink, Inc.

Craig Newman is responsible for leading business development for EarthLink’s newly formed Municipal Wireless division. EarthLink recently was awarded the bid to unwire the City of Philadelphia.

Previously Craig was a product manager for EarthLink’s Next Generation
Broadband group focused on the development of alternative broadband access solutions to the home. Under his co-leadership, EarthLink participating in several Fixed Wireless and Broadband over Powerline trials. During his tenure at EarthLink, Craig has also worked on launching DSL, Cable and Satellite broadband products.

Prior to EarthLink, Craig was an AVP for Citicorp’s Global Cash management group, a Small Business Banker for Citibank, and a Sales manager for a small Chicago based PC startup company.

Craig graduated from Augustana College, IL with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a second bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Outside of work Craig enjoys life in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and his newborn daughter.


PANELIST:  Session #B5: Muni Networks and You: Embracing the Reality

Cynthia H. de Lorenzi, CEO, PatriotNet, Inc.

Cynthia H. de Lorenzi serves as Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Computer Group, Inc. (PCG) and its subsidiary PatriotNet, Inc. PCG and PatriotNet, a woman-owned set of companies. She is a founder of Success in the City, a networking organization for women executives. Previously, Ms. de Lorenzi led the creation of the North Texas Technology Council (NTTC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting North Texas as a premier technology region. She served as Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve as a Director for this successful organization. Ms. de Lorenzi’s leadership experience includes serving as the South Regional Director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots educational organization advocating fiscal responsibility and reform of entitlement programs to ensure the viability and fairness for all generations.

Prior to joining the Concord Coalition, she served as a National Director for Economic Security 2000, a Washington based, educational and policy organization addressing issues related to Social Security reform. She joined the Board of Directors of the Community Business Partnership and is a newly-inducted board member for the Capitol Telecommunications Professionals, working to re-invigorate the organization through the development of a membership drive. She is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Telework Coalition and in 2003 was awarded the first Bob de Lorenzi Memorial Telework Award. This year, she is serving on the Washington Area Council on Telework (WACOT) planning committee. She has been a proponent of finding new and innovative uses for technology to increase efficiencies in the workplace and address transportation issues in a highly congested metropolitan region
She is serving on the 2004 Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science's (JCOTS) Advisory Committee on Computer Crimes. She serves on the Board of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, including serving as co-chair in the Technology Committee. She is a member of the E-Commute Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and on the Executive Committee for the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative. Ms. de Lorenzi is a frequent speaker, panelist and media guest on issues related to public policy, workforce and technology and women’s issues. Ms. de Lorenzi is a graduate of George Mason University . 

SPEAKER:  Session #B6: The Business Case and Practice of Advocacy

Dan Hoffman, President & CEO, M5 Networks

As President and CEO of M5, Dan plans to redefine the phone system market by replacing the traditional phone system and phone company arrangement with an outsourced solution that businesses can truly trust. Dan joined M5 in early 2001 with over 11 years of experience managing service providers. Prior to M5, Dan co-founded Global Internet Group where he served as President before selling the company to Asia Online, an ISP holding company based in Hong Kong. As Executive Vice President of Operations, Dan grew Asia Online to a major pan-Asian Internet services firm with over 1000 employees. Previously, Dan advised management teams at several service providers including Interport Communications. Before that he ran operations at Education Loan Services, Inc. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V3: Turning to IP Voice to Generate New Revenue Streams

Dave Anderson, CEO, Sendmail

David Anderson brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology arena including engineering, business development, strategic planning, marketing, and operations to Sendmail, Inc. As president and chief executive officer, Anderson is responsible for directing Sendmail, Inc.'s operations, overseeing its expansion into new global markets and managing the company's growth.

Prior to joining Sendmail, Inc., Anderson founded DLA Consulting, a consulting firm providing executive guidance to CEOs, including strategic direction, business model validation and finance strategy. Prior to DLA, Anderson served as chief technology officer and senior vice president at Amdahl Corporation, where he developed the redirection of Amdahl's business strategy, transforming it from a mainframe organizatio 

SPEAKER:  Session #E2: Beyond the Sender ID Framework. Understanding DKIM: Cryptography-Based Email Authentication

Dave Baker, VP, Law and Public Policy, Earthlink, Inc.

Dave Baker is Vice President for Law and Public Policy for EarthLink. Based in Atlanta, EarthLink is the nation’s third-largest Internet service provider (ISP), with five million dial-up, broadband, web hosting and wireless Internet customers. Dave leads EarthLink’s public policy initiatives on matters such as broadband access, spam, copyrights, taxation and powerline communications.

Dave is former Commissioner and Chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission. He served on the NARUC Communications Committee and on the FCC’s Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.

Dave currently serves on the Boards of the U.S. Internet Service Providers Association (US ISPA), the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association (GECA) and the Power Line Communications Association (PLCA). He is the immediate past Chairman of the California ISP Association (CISPA). In January 2003, he was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to serve on the Governor’s Telecommunications and Technology Task Force.

He earned his BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and his law degree from Washington & Lee University. He and his family live in Atlanta. 

PANELIST:  Session #B7: Your Best Business Options in the Kevin Martin Era


David Snead, Attorney, W. David Snead, P.C.

Mr. Snead is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing web hosting companies and other entities active in the internet infrastructure. He has spoken extensively on subjects of importance at conferences ranging from HostingCon to ISPCON.

Haralds Jass is the CEO of HopOne Internet and Superb Interent. HopOne operates multiple data centres located at the heart of the Internet -- in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, and is opening a new data center in Seattle in October of 2005. Superb Internet Corporation, one of the world's oldest web hosting
companies, in business since 1996 and provides a full range of hosting services to businesses of all sizes. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H9: Maximizing Your Data Center Dollars

PANELIST:  Session #B4: The 10 Biggest Policy Issues Facing Your Business and What to Do About Them

KEYNOTE MODERATOR:  Hosting 2.0: Building the Über-host

David Williams, Vice president of products, markets and systems, NextWeb, Inc.

With over 14 years of telecommunications experience, David Williams has led NextWeb's sales and marketing efforts through four acquisitions and 14 consecutive quarters of record revenue growth. He is responsible for introducing new products, including VoIP, as well as launching new markets, and implementing critical business systems that will further NextWeb’s growth. He has previously spoken on moving beyond ‘Mom ‘n Pop WISPs’ at ISPCON Fall 2004, as well as about new options in fixed wireless at Telecom ‘04.

David was vice president of marketing for GST Telecommunications as well as co-founder and chief operating officer of Whole Earth Networks. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W1: VoIP over Wireless: Developing and marketing profitable services

Donny Smith, President and CEO, Jaguar Communications

Donny Smith began working in the telecommunications arena in 1974. He has worked in various technology fields including software engineering, RF design, ISP and CLEC. He is currently working with traditional voice, voice over IP networks and fiber optics to the premises. Mr. Smith has a Computer Science degree from Mankato State University and an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business. 


Doug Hass, Director of Business Development, ImageStream Internet Solutions

Doug Hass has served as Chief Operations Officer of ImageStream since 2001, handling all day-to-day business functions and directing ImageStream's corporate training programs. Mr. Hass previously served as ImageStream's Vice President of Sales, leading the successful introduction of ImageStream's popular Linux-based router line.

A former Army infantryman, Mr. Hass served as a Master Fitness Trainer, and as a member of his battalion information systems staff during his service. Today, Mr. Hass continues to serve his community as a Sergeant in the Starke County Sheriff's Department and as President of the Starke County Public Library Board of Trustees.

An avid horseman and outdoorsman, Mr. Hass rode professional rodeo for five years until slowed by injuries, and is the founder of, an award-winning country music Web site. Mr. Hass holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Phoenix and is an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W4: Securing Wireless Networks with Open Source Tools

SPEAKER:  Session #W7: Burning Bridges: Routing the Wireless Network

Doug McDonald, Principal, Branch Run Communications

As Principal of Branch Run Communications, Doug McDonald works closely with partners from both the service provider and vendor community alike to conceive, build and strengthen profitable partnerships. A proponent of the independent service provider, Branch Run Communications works closely with select industry leading firms to strengthen their market position and profitability. Prior to founding Branch Run Communications, Doug spent the last decade working to forge lasting partnerships in the service provider community while holding sales and marketing positions at such industry leaders as Tucows and Hostopia. 

SPEAKER:  Session #B3: Top 10 Managed/Value-Added Services of Today and Tomorrow (and 5 to Avoid)

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Eden Recor, Owner, Grand County Internet Services

Eden Recor has been a successful ISP owner and operator for over 10 years. In 2001 he started looking into unlicensed wireless Internet services. In the most recent 6 months, Grand County has gone full time into wireless services, hired qualified installation support and is doing numerous upgrades for customers. He has gone through the process of self financing, leasing and back to self financing. He has experience with business plans that work and some that do not. Eden brings real-world insight for those who are planning to add wireless services, how to determine the costs and other considerations that go into starting up the business of wireless. He has taught internet computer classes in adult education to promote use of the internet and its benefits as well as educating engineers on technical subjects during his years at Lockheed. He holds a BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a Masters in Computer Information Systems. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W2: First Four Years as a WISP


Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows Inc.

A self-confessed contrarian with compelling opinions on a wide range of industry issues, Elliot Noss is a skilled presenter in all forums. Active in the industry, he has taken a leading role in ICANN reform and registrar issues, advocating on behalf of small and medium-sized ISPs and Web hosting companies. Articulate, focused and media-savvy, he is a frequent guest speaker at industry events; appears regularly as a panelist on Canada's Report on Business Television (ROBtv) as part of Michael Vaughn's Bottom Line Tech Tuesday; and most recently participated in a panel discussion at the Digital ID World Conference 2002 on The Role of DNS and Registries in Identity Management. Noss has a BA from the University of Toronto and an MBA and LLB from the University of Western Ontario. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E6: Love Technology? Use it to Win Customers

Eugene Lew, Vice President, Advanced Services, Neustar

Mr. Lew is responsible for strategic IP product and program initiatives, including coordinating Advanced Services resources supporting those initiatives at Neustar. Prior to Neustar, he served as VP, Engineering for PAIX/Switch & Data, where he was responsible for the architecture, technology, and strategic direction. Previously, he worked in the cable industry with Comcast, MediaOne and Adelphia and was the VP of Advanced Technology for RoadRunner/TWC, where he managed RoadRunner’s engineering and advanced technology development efforts. Before RoadRunner/TWC, he was part of the development of Verizon’s Internet business, where he led the first commercial deployment of DSL Broadband technology, and he began his career with MCI during the 1980's developing technologies such as VPN, messaging and IP networking technologies. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V5: QoS and Peering for VoIP/SIP Services

Frank J. Muto, President - CEO, FSM Marketing Group, Inc

Frank Muto is President and CEO of FSM Marketing Group, Inc. FSM Marketing Group, Inc began in April of 1997 and incorporated in June of 2000. The mission is to develop strategic business plans for start up and small businesses to create an eCommerce eBusiness presence on the Internet. Presently the company is hosting and developing numerous small businesses and developing an aggregated network of dial-up and DSL Internet access locally and nationally.

President webCOMBO, Inc. May 3, 2000 to March 1, 2001; Sales director January 1998 to April 2000. Internet Service Provider (ISP). Web hosting and development including dial-up access for over 50,000 subscribers.

From June 1977 through August 1999 Mr. Muto established a solid career in the Automotive Parts and Repair Service industry. Effective management of inventory, cash flow, sales development and strategies lead the way for many companies to profit from Mr. Muto's skills. 

PANELIST:  Session #B8: The Big Shift: Successful Exits, Funding New Models


Gary Getz, Director, Strategos

Gary Getz is a Director of Strategos who, in twenty-five years as a marketer, strategist and consultant, has worked with clients - in industries from orange juice to computers, and from wireless communications to insurance - on resolving their most significant business strategy, corporate growth, and customer and channel management issues.

In his work, Gary has collaborated with organizations to re-conceive definitions of their businesses; set strategies to redefine the bases of competition in their industries; develop and launch new business ventures; create new offerings to meet articulated and unarticulated market needs; initiate customer behavior data mining and web-based marketing efforts; decrease customer acquisition costs; increase customer retention and profitability; redefine channel, trade management, customer service, and promotion strategies; and develop and implement effective organizational designs.

Gary’s book Customer Equity (with Robert Blattberg, Ph.D., and Jacquelyn Thomas, Ph.D.; Harvard Business School Press, 2001) focuses on how companies can evaluate the financial value of their customer relationships to guide all of the investments they make in customer-related activities. His work has also been published in Fortune Magazine, Harvard Management Update, European Management Journal, The Handbook of Business Strategy, Internet World, and in Planning Review. Prior to joining Strategos, Gary was Managing Principal at growth strategy consulting firm Integral, Inc., and led the worldwide strategy practice for Gemini Consulting.

Gary holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard. 

SPEAKER:  Session #B2: Customer-Centric Innovation to Drive Growth

Greg Richardson, Managing Partner, Civitium, LLC 

PANELIST:  Session #B5: Muni Networks and You: Embracing the Reality

Gregory Boehnlein, Vice President, N2Net

Gregory Boehnlein is VP of N2Net, a provider of mission critical hosting based in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to 10 plus years of experience working with telco service providers, Greg is a director on the board of the Linux Users Group of Cleveland and an active Asterisk

SPEAKER:  Session #V7: Packaging and Delivering Business-class Voice Services to SOHO and SME Customers

SPEAKER:  Session #V8: Intro to Asterisk Open Source PBX

MODERATOR:  Session #EXCH 2: Open Source Communications EXCHANGE
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Guy L. Decatrel, VP of Sales and Marketing, Brand X Networks

Guy is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing and brings 30+ years of Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Product Management experience to Brand X Networks, Inc. He has worked with broadband satellite connectivity, streaming media, and telecom network alarm monitoring companies, and the bulk of his career was with Lucent Technologies, various AT&T divisions, and New York Telephone. Mr. Decatrel earned an MA degree in Media from the New School University, NY, a BA in Philosophy from St. John's University, NY, and has completed pre-dissertation work at Walden University, MN. He teaches Marketing at National University, and previously taught Management and Economics. He proudly served his country and retired after 22-years of distinguished military service in Intelligence with the United States Naval Reserve. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E4: Getting Inside the Mind of Your Customer

Hans Kind, Founder & Managing Partner, FlyingServers International

Hans is responsible for the international expansion of FlyingServers.
He works with the Country Managers, International Resellers and Value Added Partners. After graduating in 1975, Hans worked for a number of years in the Hotel and Airline business, where he was involved in a number of automation projects. In 1983 Hans started his own business, and started selling PC's, wrote Clipper and FoxBase programs, and became one of the first Enterprise Certified Novell Engineers in The Netherlands. In the late 80's Hans started to work as a Consultant "Office Automation" with organizations like The Royal Dutch Air Force and the Dutch PTT.

In 1995, Hans realized the potential of the Internet, and was a introduced to a Boston based Web Presence Provider (Adgrafix).
Besides his duties as the International Manager with Adgrafix, Hans also worked as a system administrator, and was responsible for introducing PHP and MySql into the shared and dedicated server plans.
Since 2001, Hans is focusing on security and locking down servers, and has been working with customers throughout Europe on this subject. Hans is married to Henny, and together they have 2 children Michelle and Martijn. They live in Assen a city about 2 hours drive north east of Amsterdam. Whenever times permits, Hans goes into the kitchen and prepares a exclusive meal for the family and friends. In the weekend the family can be found at the sporting arena, where some family members play the dutch game Korfbal. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H3: Securing Your (Web) Server With Open Source Tools

Haralds Jass, CEO, HopOne Internet and Superb Internet

Haralds Jass is the CEO of HopOne Internet Corp. and Superb Internet Corp. HopOne Internet operates three data centres (Washington, DC, McLean, VA and Tukwila, WA) and a national coast-to-coast IP backbone, predominantly servicing large web hosts and content
providers. Superb Internet, one of the world's oldest web hosting companies and one of the world's 50 largest web hosts, in business since 1996, provides a full range of hosting services to businesses of all sizes, especially catering to small to mid-size web hosts / resellers. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H9: Maximizing Your Data Center Dollars

Howard Verlin, Director and Executive Vice President, Pegasus Communications Corp.

Howard E. Verlin is a directo and Executive Vice President of Pegasus Communications Corp. Mr. Verlin has been with Pegasus and its predecessors in interest and affiliates since 1987 and has over 20 years of experience in the media and
communications industry. Mr. Verlin is 43 years old. 

PANELIST:  Session #W9: Financing Strategies for Broadband Wireless

James Comeaux, CTO - EVP Strategey & Co-Founder, Redwire Broadband

Mr. Comeaux is a director and Chief Technology Officer of the Corporation. Prior to starting RedWire Mr. Comeaux worked as the Regional Data Sales Specialist with Qwest Communications. In this capacity he focused primarily on Hosting/Colocation, Internet Access, Frame Relay, ATM provided to "Dot Com" start-ups and ISPs. Previous to that he founded the Strategic Wireless Applications Team (SWAT) for BearCom engineering and selling voice and data Microwave systems to Oil & Gas industry nationwide. BearCom is Motorola's largest dealer in the Land Mobile sector, as well as one of the largest Nextel providers in the country. In addition, Mr. Comeaux established BearCom's presence in the Atlanta market and was the General Manger for the region leading up to the 1996 Olympic Games, prior to that Mr. Comeaux was the National Sales Manager and led a team of 14 General Managers and 60 Sales Personnel. Mr. Comeaux also worked for Motorola in the Wireless Infrastructure Group selling to the emerging ESMR markets as well as field sales of all Land Mobile products.. All told, Mr. Comeaux's 15+ years of high tech sales, marketing & engineering experience bring both solid accomplishments and leadership. Mr. Comeaux holds a BS Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W1: VoIP over Wireless: Developing and marketing profitable services

Jason Talley, CEO, Nuvio Corp.

Jason Talley, president of Nuvio Corp., a leading provider of VoIP services to partner companies in rural markets, is an accomplished speaker on VoIP/telecommunications issues and has presented at executive summits, many state broadband association meetings, among other worldwide industry speaking venues. Talley has presented on regulation of VoIP, the case for developing tier-two and tier-three VoIP rural markets, private-label branding of VoIP services and many other topics. 

PANELIST:  Session #B4: The 10 Biggest Policy Issues Facing Your Business and What to Do About Them

Jerry Sullivan, President and CEO, Kite Networks

Jerry Sullivan founded Kite Networks early in 2000. Prior to creating the company, Sullivan was a cofounder of Tritel, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEL), an AT&T Wireless affiliate, where he served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. At Tritel, he was responsible for all aspects of operations applicable to the build-out and ongoing management of various cellular markets throughout the United States as well as a multi-state PCS network within the Southeast. Mr. Sullivan designed and successfully implemented deployment standards that have been recently adopted by AT&T Wireless for their cellular and PCS markets.

Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Mississippi College where he earned a BS in Political Science. 

PANELIST:  Session #W9: Financing Strategies for Broadband Wireless

Joe Schneider, Vice President of Special Accounts, Motorola’s Canopy™ Wireless Broadband Group 

PANELIST:  Session #W8: Beyond the Wireless Panacea: Viable Options Revealed

John Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing and a Co-Founder, Hostway Corporation

John Lee is vice president of global marketing and a co-founder of Hostway Corporation, a global provider of Web hosting and managed services to over 400,000 customers. Currently, Lee is responsible for guiding new customer acquisition and brand building initiatives for Hostway's global operation. He is also the general manager of the company's North American hosting operation. In this capacity, he is responsible for delivering excellent customer experience to the hosting customers in North America. 

PANELIST:  Session #E5: Securing Customers, Securing Their Data

John Lilly, Vice President, Business Development & Operations, Mozilla Corporation

As the Vice President of Business Development and Operations, John is responsible for driving Mozilla's strategic alliances, including partnerships with ISPs, as well as running business operations. Prior to joining Mozilla, John founded Reactivity, an XML security company, where he also served as Chief Technology Officer and VP Products. John blends extensive user and customer experience with expertise in the enterprise software and networking markets. Prior to founding Reactivity, John served as a Senior Scientist at Apple Computer and as Director of Product Design at Trilogy Software with responsibility for their product suite and delivery to Fortune 100 enterprise customers. John has also held staff positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. In addition to his role at Mozilla, John currently sits on the board of directors at the Open Source Applications Foundation, advises several high tech startups, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sunnyvale Public Library. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University and holds three U.S. patents. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E7: Helping Customers Stay Safe

John McKown, President & CEO, Delaware.Net

John is the founder of Delaware.Net, Inc. which has been in business since October 1997. John is married with two children that he and his wife Kelly adopted in 1999. John worked as a civil engineering designer for twelve years before building his first web applications in 1993. After a family emergency in 1994, John dropped out of college to help his family’s business. It was during that time that he built an ecommerce platform for his family’s business, which grew into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Delaware.Net, Inc. grew out of the IT needs for that business, and was initially a dialup provider only. Today, Delaware.Net, Inc. is focused on building and hosting web-based applications, ecommerce web sites, and providing local IT services. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H5: Driving Profits with Development and E-Commerce Services

PANELIST:  Session #B9: Connection as VAS Conduit, Optimizing a Profitable VAS Model


John Prather, President and CEO, Brand X Networks

John has a broad base of experience in all aspects of the ISP business and over 15 years in the computer industry. Prior to Brand X, he served as the General Manager of ProtoSource Corporation, was President of New Haven, CT based Micro-Net Online Services, LLC and was founder, President and CEO of private-label Internet pioneer I-Way Networks, Inc. 

SPEAKER:  Session #B8: The Big Shift: Successful Exits, Funding New Models

Jon Cooper, Vice President, Interactive Services, UnReal Marketing, Inc.

As Vice President of Interactive Services, Cooper manages and coordinates the range of services provided under the UnREAL Full-Service banner, including natural and paid search listings, media buying and direct content feeds among others. His team includes experienced online marketers, expert keyword optimizers and natural search developers who’s efforts combined result in industry leading ROI and low cost of marketing for UnREAL’s clients.

Prior to UnREAL, Cooper served as Director of Distribution Programs at HighBeam, Inc, publisher of HighBeam, eLibrary and There he was responsible for acquiring new customers through partnerships with search engines and online properties. On behalf of HighBeam, Cooper forged ground-breaking relationships and innovative programs with such partners as Forbes, NYTimes Digital, Reuters/Multex Investor, Ask Jeeves, Yahoo! and Google.

He previously worked at Tucows, launching its online music distribution initiative. Prior to that Cooper spent almost a decade directing sales operations for Disc Makers, the U.S.'s largest independent CD replicator. Cooper completed his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business and also has a degree in Music Composition at Boston's Berklee College of Music. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E8: SEO for Fun and, You and Your Customers

Jon Glick, Sr. Director for Product Search and Comparison Shopping,

Jon Glick is’s Sr. Director for Product Search and Comparison Shopping. He is a frequent speaker on the search engine topics including site design, search engine optimization/marketing , and algorithmic ranking systems. Prior to joining Become, he managed Internet search initiatives for Yahoo! Search Technologies, and has also held director positions at AltaVista and Overture. Jon holds a BS in Computer-Aided Mechanical Design from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

PANELIST:  Session #E8: SEO for Fun and, You and Your Customers

Kelly Williams, Director of Marketing, NovaStor Corp.

Kelly Williams is Director of Marketing for NovaStor Corporation. Prior to joining NovaStor, Ms. Williams headed her own marketing consultancy specializing in telecommunications hardware in software. Ms. Williams has been involved in the voice over IP/frame relay and ISP market for more than eight years, heading up marketing for ACT Networks/Clarent, Hypercom Network Systems and Sync Research. She has presented a wide variety of topics at industry forums and trainings and sales meetings for more than 15 years. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E5: Securing Customers, Securing Their Data

Kenny Shumard, Suport Developer, Digium

Kenny is an alumnus of Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He graduated in 2004 with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and immediately began working with asterisk in 2003 as part of a class project under Brian Capouch.

Kenny works at Digium as a support developer. Developing and implementing custom asterisk solutions, and maintaining the Asterisk Business Edition branch of the source. Kenny also provides asterisk training classes for Digium. He's the author of the latest attempt at documenting the IAX protocol, and working with Mark Spencer to prepare the internet draft for submission as an RFC candidate. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V9: Advanced Asterisk Management and Programming

Kevin Reidy, Director – Telecommunications Group, Daniels & Associates

Kevin Reidy provides corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions advisory services to broadband wireless and other telecommunications companies. Prior to joining Daniels, he advised communications and technology companies at Price Waterhouse. He has over 15 years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado School of Business. Kevin has spoken on corporate finance and telecom at many conferences, including Kagan and Price Waterhouse Coopers conventions, local CFO roundtables and most recently at the Rural Cellular Assoc. Conference in March 2005. Daniels & Associates professionals have been regular, highly rated speakers at several past ISPCON conferences. Daniels is a leading financial advisor to the ISP, web hosting and wireless industries. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W9: Financing Strategies for Broadband Wireless

Kim Phelan, Product Manager, Website Tools, Tucows Inc.

Kim Phelan is a Product Manager with Tucows Inc. Kim manages a number of products for Tucows’ wholesale reseller channel including digital certificates, Blogware (a blogging service) and a traditional website building tool Solution. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H8: Blog Hosting Services, Sound Models Amid the Hype

Kristian Kielhofner, President, KrisCompanies

Kristian is President of KrisCompanies, a consulting firm based in Lake Geneva, WI and creator of AstLinux, a Linux distro configured specifically for Asterisk with a very small footprint. Kristian has been working with Linux professionally for over five years since he began doing Linux system administration at the age of 16. Kristian started KrisCompanies in 2004 to help local area businesses with their technology needs. In addition to creating AstLinux, he has also been involved with things such as AstShape and Polycom configuration files at 

SPEAKER:  Session #V7: Packaging and Delivering Business-class Voice Services to SOHO and SME Customers

SPEAKER:  Session #V8: Intro to Asterisk Open Source PBX

Kristopher E. Twomey, Attorney, Law Office of Kristopher E. Twomey

Mr. Twomey has practiced telecommunications law for the past five years in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. He began a solo practice last spring focusing on ISPs and CLECs. Twomey has extensive experience speaking at ISP conventions. In addition to a solo presentation at the Fall 2001 ISPCON in Las Vegas, he's also a regular speaker at the California ISP Association conferences and the New Hampshire ISP Association conference. 

SPEAKER:  Session #B4: The 10 Biggest Policy Issues Facing Your Business and What to Do About Them

Layne Sisk, President, ServerPlus LLC

Layne Sisk is the President and CEO of ServerPlus, one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced services for both broadband and dialup internet providers. ServerPlus, founded in 2001, has been recognized as one of the nations fastest growing companies by several publications. ServerPlus is the primary provider of technical support on several of the world’s largest municipal fiber networks. Prior to founding ServerPlus, Layne was the founder of one of the first internet retailers, selling products via newsgroups before the introduction of the World Wide Web and then successfully migrating to becoming a major internet retailer on the Web. Layne has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix with a minor in accounting. Layne has many diverse business interests and is a sits of the boards of several successful companies. Layne and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of 3 children, and are active in both community and church. 

PANELIST:  Session #B5: Muni Networks and You: Embracing the Reality

Liz Kerton, Executive Director, Global UMTS TDD Alliance

UMTS TDD, the fastest and highest capacity mobile broadband platform deployed in the world today, supports operators worldwide offering residential and enterprise mobile broadband services. Created and supported by the growing community of UMTS TDD operators, services providers, and vendors around the world, the Global UMTS TDD Alliance’s goal is to provide a forum for members to share their knowledge and experience with each other and with the public, set requirements for future solutions, and foster the market environment for solutions based on the UMTS TDD standard. 

PANELIST:  Session #W8: Beyond the Wireless Panacea: Viable Options Revealed

Lou Honick, CEO,

Lou Honick is the chief executive officer and co-founder of a successful multi-million dollar web hosting company, Honick and his business partner founded HostMySite as a customer-focused provider that grew from their dissatisfaction with the state of the hosting industry in 1997. Today, with a strong emphasis on customer service, HostMySite operates a number of successful shared and dedicated web hosting brands with more than 30,000 clients in all 50 states and more than 35 countries worldwide. Lou entered the University of Delaware in 1995 and earned his BS in computer science in 3½ years while concurrently starting HostMySite. More recently he won the Small Business Administration 2004 Delaware Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The success of over the last seven years prompted the construction of a second datacenter. Lou and his partner successfully designed and completed a state-of-the-art 12,000 sq. ft. hosting facility in April of 2004. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H6: High-Quality Customer Service for Hosting

Mark Teolis, Chief Technology Officer, Peer 1 Network

Mark Teolis is responsible for the architecture, design, implementation and operation of the entire network. Prior to joining Peer 1, Mr Teolis worked as Network Engineer with AT&T Canada, where he was part of the National Team responsible for AT&T’s core IP backbone routers. Previously, he was Data Network Manager for Starcom International Optics Corp. Mr Teolis received a BSc from Concordia University in Montreal. 

KEYNOTE PANELIST:  Hosting 2.0: Building the Über-host

Matthew Winther, Network Engineer and Co-Founder, Renaissance Networks, Inc.

As network engineer, co-founder and member of the board of directors of Renaissance Networking, Inc., Matt has over eight years of experience in the design, development and deployment of fixed wireless solutions in metropolitan areas. He is experienced in embedded systems design and has participated in or lead the development many projects which are in service at RNi and elsewhere. Matt is also a serious LINUX and Open-source advocate.
Renaissance Networking, Inc. provides wireless broadband Internet service to businesses in greater metropolitan Phoenix, and traditional wired broadband service statewide. In 2002, the company was named one of the 25 fastest growing companies in Arizona.
Matt attended the Arizona State University School of Engineering in Tempe leaving to co-found Renaissance Networks in 1997. He and his family live in Phoenix. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W3: Strategies for Business-Focused WISPs

Mike Cassidy, Managing Partner, ISP-Market

Mr. Cassidy is Managing Partner of ISP-Market, LLC. Since 1996, Mike has consulted with startup as well as established high-tech companies in a business development, sales and management role. He has worked with companies such as Ascend, U.S. Robotics, ISP-Lists, Capella Worldwide, Redback and iBeam. Mike is a regular contributor to numerous industry tradeshows, publications and reports, and is the Founder an Managing Editor of

ISP-Market LLC, is a marketing consulting firm focused exclusively on helping technology companies understand, communicate with, and sell to the Internet Service Provider and Enterprise IT Communities. 

SPEAKER:  Session #B3: Top 10 Managed/Value-Added Services of Today and Tomorrow (and 5 to Avoid)

SPEAKER:  Session #S1: The 10 Must-Have Services your Customers Demand

MODERATOR:  Session #B9: Connection as VAS Conduit, Optimizing a Profitable VAS Model

Mike Jackman, Executive Director, California ISP Association

Mike Jackman, Executive Director of the California ISP Association since 2001, has provided marketing and public affairs consulting in the technology sector for more than 15 years. His technology background spans a variety of market segments, including broadband, biometric authentication, databases, text retrieval, Internet security, business productivity, 3-D graphics and wireless markets with clients that include 2Wire, FileMaker, Intel, Microsoft, Network Computer, Software Publishing, Broderbund, Pixar and Electronics for Imaging and WebSwap. 

PANELIST:  Session #B7: Your Best Business Options in the Kevin Martin Era

Morgan Cole, Senior Product Manager for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration, Microsoft

As senior product manager in the Communications Sector for Microsoft, Morgan Cole is responsible for driving the development and adoption of messaging and collaboration solutions targeting service providers who deliver hosted applications and services to small and medium business organizations.

Mr. Cole has been with Microsoft for 10 years, and for the past five years he has worked in the Communications Sector in both strategic planning, business development and marketing roles. As part of the Communications Sector team, Mr. Cole helps to develop and deliver innovative software solutions to communications companies, including hosting providers.

Before joining the Communications Sector, Mr. Cole spent five years in staffing at Microsoft. Prior to his career at Microsoft, he held various legislative and teaching positions.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H4: Hosting Reliable and Profitable Exchange Services

Paul Butcher, Marketing Manager - State & Local Government, Intel Americas, Inc

Paul Butcher is Intel's North American Marketing Manager for State and Local Government. In this role, he is responsible for the implementation and coordination of Intel’s public sector marketing and solutions initiatives.

His passion and current focus is on the transformative role that municipal government is currently playing in the advance of mobile and wireless technology. His tenure at Intel has spanned multiple channel and product positions providing insight into the solutions, processes and the unique needs of educators and government.

Previously, Mr. Butcher has managed Intel’s marketing initiatives for mobility and wireless. As product manager, he worked with OEM’s, industry analysts and customers to develop and launch networking products. He has also developed and led channel programs for service providers, education and government. 

PANELIST:  Session #B5: Muni Networks and You: Embracing the Reality

Paul D. Engels, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Hostopia Inc.

Paul is a well-known and accomplished industry commentator, speaker, panelist and contributing editor who has addressed large audiences at ISPCon, ISP Exchange, the USTA and others. Paul's published articles address ISP owner/operator strategy, sales and marketing and web hosting industry topics covering a broad specrum of issues and operational areas for publications including PING!Zine, The Web Hosting Industry Review and The Hosting Standard.

Paul's communications style is dynamic and engaging combining deep industry knowledge and experience with an energetic style that promises to be provocative without confrontation. Speaker reviews always exceed 4.0/5 with requests for follow up sessions.

Paul's professional background is senior executive roles in major telco's and ISPs. 

SPEAKER:  Session #H1: Hosting 2005: How to Win Against the Large Providers

Paul Stapleton, Industry Analyst and Banker, I$P HO$TING Report

Paul Stapleton is an Industry Analyst & Banker in the Internet driven media and communications sectors and the managing partner of Niwot Capital, LLC. For over 12 years he has represented sellers, buyers and investors (including himself) in over 80 investment banking transactions designed to maximize wealth and minimize risk.

Stapleton believes in extensive research. He tracks and analyzes vast quantities of industry data that was published from 1997-2003 in the monthly publications I$P HO$TING Report and Boardwatch Magazine. His research is now published solely for private clients. He brings an extensive level of industry knowledge, experience and financial acumen to each project.

Paul has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, a B.S.F.S from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service and an I.B.D. from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands. 

SPEAKER:  Session #B1: What's It Worth? Valuation and M&A Trends

KEYNOTE PANELIST:  Hosting 2.0: Building the Über-host

Paul Willmes, Director, Business Development & Sales,

Paul worked in Business Development for Overture Services (now Yahoo! Search Marketing) for over 3 and a half years in their Pasadena, London and Paris offices. Paul now heads up strategic partnerships and distribution for including the negotiation of portal deals for all three entities. Paul has a BS from the University of Southern California and is a graduate of their Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. 

PANELIST:  Session #E8: SEO for Fun and, You and Your Customers

Rich Bader, President and CEO, EasyStreet Online Services

Rich has earned his salt and pepper hair with over 25 years of experience in high tech companies. Rich’s career spans the minicomputer era at Digital Equipment Corp., the microprocessor and PC revolution at Intel, and now, for over 10 years, leading EasyStreet Online Services in the Internet and IT world, now Oregon’s largest locally owned ISP and managed services provider. .

Rich combines a lifelong passion for technology with an appreciation for markets and customers, finding ways to innovate, satisfy customers, and build successful companies. Rich lived the globetrotting high tech lifestyle for 12 years at Intel, co-founding their successful entry into the PC end user products business. After consulting for numerous companies around the country, Rich gave up the frequent flier miles for the regional focus of EasyStreet, balancing the challenges of high tech, with the rewards of deeper roots.

Rich gives back to the community that supports his company and family. He’s served on numerous boards and committees. Currently, he’s on the SAO Board and Executive Committee, the board of the Open Technology Business Center (OTBC), and was appointed by Gov. Kulongoski to the Oregon Growth Account board. A sought-after speaker and emcee, Rich enjoys sharing his experiences in an entertaining way. He also enjoys travel, wine, cycling, and playing guitar.

Rich has a BSEE from Northeastern University. 

MODERATOR:  Session #B5: Muni Networks and You: Embracing the Reality

MODERATOR:  Session #B7: Your Best Business Options in the Kevin Martin Era


Robert Marsh, CEO, EV1Servers

Robert Marsh is the CEO and head surfer of EV1Servers, the world's largest dedicated hosting provider with over 20,000 servers under management. The company's data centers are home to over 1 million Web sites and its network accounts for over 1.5% of all U.S. Internet traffic. Robert was recently named Houston Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Houston/Gulf Coast Area Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. 

KEYNOTE PANELIST:  Hosting 2.0: Building the Über-host

Robert Olstad, Director of Product Management, Aperto Networks

Mr. Olstad is responsible for managing Aperto Network's WiMAX Base Station and EMS products and direction. Prior to Aperto, he spent four years at Proxim developing product and market strategies for outdoor broadband wireless access systems. With over 18 years of high technology experience spanning wireless, semiconductor, computer systems, and internet infrastructure industries, Mr. Olstad has developed a unique insight into the technologies and eco-systems that are converging to form today's rapidly evolving broadband wireless market. He is a member of the WiMAX Forum and holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA with honors from Santa Clara University. 

PANELIST:  Session #W8: Beyond the Wireless Panacea: Viable Options Revealed

Rudy Yakym, President, CyberLink International

Rudy Yakym has nearly 10 years experience running his own ISP in South Bend, Indiana. Having entered the wireless business in 2002 he has expanded the network from small beginnings of three WIPOPs covering two cities to 70 pops covering an area 80 miles by 50. Much of the larger expansion was due to contracts awarded through E-rate. 

SPEAKER:  Session #W5: Getting Your Share: The E-Rate WISP

Sab Gosal, Vice President Marketing, Verilink Corporation

Sab Gosal has served as our Vice President of Marketing since April 2004. From October 2000 until joining Verilink, Mr. Gosal served as the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Polaris Networks, a metro optical transport switch company. From November 1996 to October 2000, Mr. Gosal served as the Senior Director of Product Marketing of VINA Technologies, a broadband access company. Prior to October 2000, Mr. Gosal was the Senior Product Line Manager at Cisco Systems (StrataCom), responsible for their WAN switching platforms. Mr. Gosal has received an MBA from the University of Westminster, London and a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of North Wales, Bangor, UK. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E1: The Impact of IMS on the Access Edge

Sean Reifschneider, Member of Technical Staff,, ltd.

Sean Reifschneider is a principal and Member of Technical Staff of, ltd. Through his work with numerous ISP clients he has an extensive exposure to the configuration and maintenance of e-mail servers.

He has given dozens of presentations since 1996 including a 3 hour tutorial at Linux World, 1 hour talks at Linux Expo in Raleigh North Carolina, and presentations to Linux Users Groups in Canada, Oregon, Washington, and his home state of Colorado. His writing has been published in Sys Admin Magazine, hp-ux/usr Magazine, Python Journal, and others.

Sean is heavily involved in the Linux and Open Source communities. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E9: Leveraging Open Source Tools for Email Systems

Steve McGeown, Director of Product Management, Sandvine Incorporated

Steve is the Senior Director of Product Management for Sandvine, where he strategically leads the development of all Sandvine products and solutions. Prior to Sandvine, Steve held various positions within Nortel Networks including director of product line management for their Shasta IP Services, senior strategic account engineer and ATM product line manager. Steve is a popular speaker in the broadband infrastructure space and holds a bachelor of mathematics from the University of Waterloo. 

SPEAKER:  Session #E3: BitTorrent, Direct Connect and the Next Generation of Bandwidth Hogs

Steven Glapa, Director of Marketing/Business Development, ArrayComm, LLC

Steven Glapa has over 15 years of experience in consulting and the management of technology. In his current role as the Director of Marketing for ArrayComm, Steven has worked extensively with wireless operators and telecom equipment manufacturers worldwide to assess and quantify the network economics gains of adaptive antenna systems.

Prior to joining ArrayComm, Steven led or collaborated in a number of teams that have grappled successfully with the challenges of early-stage growth or disruptive change, including roles as COO of a robotics startup in silicon fab and aerospace automation; strategic management consulting with Booz-Allen & Hamilton; VP and General Manager of an internal startup at Lucent Technologies leveraging the disruptive technology aspects of voice over IP; VP of Marketing at an AI software startup; and strategy development for the enterprise networks division of Lucent.

Steven holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and undergraduate degrees in physics, computer science, and mechanical engineering from Carleton College and George Washington University.

Steven’s presentation experience includes numerous customer presentations as well as a variety of industry events and seminars in both nanotechnology and wireless communications. 

PANELIST:  Session #W8: Beyond the Wireless Panacea: Viable Options Revealed

Ted Mocarski, Managing Director, Key Venture Partners

Ted brings 17 years of investment and legal experience to Key Venture Partners with a focus on communications, data services and information technology businesses. Ted currently serves as board member of Airwide Solutions, Impress Software, Kasenna, OpSource, SmartLink, and XyEnterprise. Previous to joining Key Venture Partners, Ted was a Managing Director at Nautic Partners and Fleet Equity Partners, where he was responsible for leading the funds’ investment efforts in the communications and IT industries. 

PANELIST:  Session #W9: Financing Strategies for Broadband Wireless

Tim Sanders, Founder, The Final Mile

Tim Sanders brings more than 15 years of experience in a diverse range of businesses to bear in solving client problems. Much of this experience was gained with start-up companies. Prior to founding the The Final Mile, he held the general manager's position of a multi-state fixed wireless ISP that was a subsidiary of a major start-up operation. He led the company into its first out-of-state expansion and developed many of the business processes that are in use today. Sanders reduced the burn rate to break even and positioned the division to be financially independent for the first time. He is intimately familiar with the art form of line-of-sight wireless services delivery and understands the technology thoroughly. With formal training in Access database design he is experienced in developing inventory tracking systems and GIS topography data linkage. He is experienced with the complete ramp-up of wireless in a new city, which can include everything from bandwidth sourcing, partnership relations, sales, hub and relay site acquisition and negotiations, media and field technical management. Sanders' further expertise includes asset valuation, consultant sales, product management and development and project coordination and management. As a consultant he specializes in business plan development, financial projections and market positioning. Prior to the wireless business, Sanders was director of technical operations for a software consulting firm specializing in digital imaging and software products to the auto body industry. His teams served more than 8,000 partner customers in less than a two-year period with technical support, verification and distance learning programs. During his tenure, it was the most profitable division in the company and provided the capital to help position the company to diversify their product lines. Sanders held several diverse positions with previous companies, primarily in customer service, credit and sales. He has continued his education with technical subjects relating to the wireless business and studied mechanical engineering. 


Tom DeReggi, President, RapidDSL & Wireless Inc.

Tom DeReggi is the President and founder of RapidDSL & Wireless Inc and is responsible for sales, strategic planning and wireless network design. In 2002, he launched "Intairnet," a high-capacity transport network interconnecting key locations throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. Intairnet's wireless-to-fiber network completely bypasses wired telecom carriers and the congestion associated with them, using radios operating in the 5.8Ghz unlicensed spectrum. One of the core elements to RapidDSL & Wireless's success is its proprietary router technology which, when combined with the latest microwave radios, enables it to cost effectively build superior redundancy and security into its network using automatic shortest path routing algorithms and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). RapidDSL & Wireless recently launched its wholesale program, with the idea that WISPs have the best chance of success, if they pool resources and work together. With prices starting as low as $99 per month and speeds as high as 16 mbps, it's an ideal solution to connect hotspots, communities, tenant buildings and businesses to the Internet. 


Tom Millitzer, President, New Commerce Communications, Inc.

Tom Millitzer is President of New Commerce Communications, Inc (NCC) a company he founded in 1994. The firm has concentrated on the Internet industry since 1997 and has completed over $200 million in Merger/Acquisition and valuation services primarily in the ISP sector.

Prior to forming NCC he was President and co-founder of Cincinnati based Charter Cable Systems, Inc. He assisted in raising $72 million and led the efforts to acquire over 40 independent cable television companies. Prior to founding Charter his background includes director of rates and franchises for GroupW Cable.

His experience includes presentations at international conferences, Wireless conventions and ISPCON. He is a graduate of Parsons College, conducted graduate studies in Journalism at the University of Iowa. 

PANELIST:  Session #B8: The Big Shift: Successful Exits, Funding New Models

Tyler Newton, Principal, Catalyst Investors, L.P.

Tyler Newton is a Principal at Catalyst Investors, a private equity investment group based in New York City. Catalyst invests in traditional and high-growth companies in the telecommunications, media and Interne-related industries. Prior to joining Catalyst in 2000, Mr. Newton was a Vice President in Toronto Dominion Bank's Media, Telecom & Technology Group. He earned a B.A. with honors in Economics from Middlebury College and is a CFA Charter holder. Mr. Newton co-founded and serves on the board of Catalyst portfolio company, TCP Communications (, a Massachusetts based tower operator. In addition to TCP, Mr. Newton sits on the board of CaseShare Systems (, an ASP that helps widely-dispersed teams manage large document collections. 

PANELIST:  Session #W9: Financing Strategies for Broadband Wireless

Warren Adelman, COO, GoDaddy

Warren Adelman is the Chief Operating Officer for The Go Daddy. Group.
Warren is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, as well as resource management, process improvement and corporate strategic planning.
Among the organizations he oversees are: MIS, Information Security, Domain Name Services and Customer Sales and Service.

Warren joined the company after a variety of senior positions in technology, including Vice President of Strategic Relations at Network Associates, and CEO of NeoPlanet, a customer interaction software company, where he established partnerships with USA Networks, MTV, Universal Studios, New Line Cinema and others. (NeoPlanet was sold to Compaq Computer in 2002).

Prior to entering the private sector, Warren spent six years in international relations at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief of Public Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto, and served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. 

KEYNOTE PANELIST:  Hosting 2.0: Building the Über-host

Wayne Fuller, Executive Vice President, Operations, Visual Networks

Wayne Fuller joined Visual Networks in 2000. He leads the product management, engineering, technical services, information technology and manufacturing groups at Visual Networks. His focus is on the technical infrastructure that delivers quality product and product services. Wayne has over 20 years experience in telecommunications. Prior to joining Visual Networks, he was Director of Marketing at Gensym, a provider of intelligent software for the communications industry. Wayne also grew and led the Network Management Group at ITT, a communications systems integrator, served on a voice switch development team at Alcatel, and served on a networking team at AT&T Bell Labs.

Wayne has spoken at numerous industry events, including USTA's Telecom04, Comdex, the OpenView International Forum and VPNcon. Wayne also has significant classroom teaching experience, having developed and taught courses in network management at George Mason University while serving as an adjunct professor. Mr. Fuller is published in the area of network management, is co-author of a distributed system management patent and has taught classes in network management.

Wayne has a Masters in Computer Engineering from Stanford University, a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. 

SPEAKER:  Session #V1: Look Before You Leap: Assessing Your Network Readiness for VoIP

Will Baccich, Co-Founder & CEO, Mistral IT

Will Baccich is co-founder and CEO of Mistral IT, a leading provider of online backup, data storage, data replication and hosting services. Will’s 30 years in management and leadership roles in a variety of information technology ventures have shaped his view of the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

PANELIST:  Session #E5: Securing Customers, Securing Their Data

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