Jim OBrien


Jim OBrien is the Vice President Server Engineering, Operations & IT @CounterPath.
Jim is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University. Jim teaches a graduate level course on IP Telephony and Unified Communications for the Telecommunication Networks program within the College of Engineering.
Jim has over 20 years of experience in VoIP and mobile network engineering, development and deployment. Before joining BridgePort Networks (CounterPath), Jim worked for Level(3), Genuity, GTE and IBM.
Jim holds a degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from RPI. Jim has eight VoIP patents issued, with additional patents pending. Jim lives and works near Boston, MA.

Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky

Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky has over twenty-five years experience in product development for high-technology industries and is a recognized expert in speech technology, especially in VoiceXML and CCXML, specialized languages specific to speech technology. Moshe is president of Disaggregate Corporation, a consulting company that helps companies create, understand, and apply revolutionary technology.

Moshe is the author of many technical articles as well as the book “The Pebble and the Avalanche: How Taking Things Apart Creates Revolutions.”

Moshe’s background includes a Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University, work at Bell Laboratories, and Intel/Dialogic.


SC Lee

SC Lee, Director of Product Management at Poly, is responsible for Poly’s Fully Cloud Managed and Programmable OBi Edition SIP Endpoints. With over 2 decades of experience developing and managing Communications and VoIP Products, SC Lee offers a unique blend of vision and knowledge. Prior to Poly, SC lead Product Management for WebEx for Developer ISV eco system at Cisco and cloud based contact center platform Dial-IQ at Velocify. SC Lee received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison



Julien Chavanton

I am a software engineer, Open source / free software enthusiast !

I spend the last 20 years hacking, starting in computer and telephony integration in 2000 contributing to GNU/Bayonne and then naturally becoming an active contributor to various other Open source projects like Kamailio, Freeswitch and Linphone I can say that reading and studying open source software, was always my favorite way to learn and improve my skills.


Nivaldo Montenegro Junior Bio

Nivaldo is Co-Founder and CTO at Digivox and Citrus CX and has more than 15 years experience developing solutions for communication and customer experience.
Since 2004 he has been working on developing solutions focused on high availability and large projects. The result of this work is a multi-site, multi-tenant platform with modules for: IPPBX, Voicemail, Fax, UC, Audio/Video Conference, IVR, Callcenter and more.
Over the past few years, he has been working with the team to develop a customer journey management solution that provides a visual and intelligent way to track customer journey.


Oleg Agafonov Bio

Oleg is a solution architect with more than 10 years of experience in software development. He held senior engineering roles at Luxoft, Yandex, Parallels, MegaFon and Telestax. During the last 6 years he has been designing distributed systems for various telecommunication companies. Oleg strives to always bring new and modern technologies to the industry. He loves combining technologies designed in the previous decades with latest trends frameworks in order to accelerate the adoption of telecom stacks in the nowadays emerging market environment.


Clint Berry

Clint is the co-founder and CTO of Weave. Weave’s mission is to modernize the way businesses interact with their customers; unifying their tools, data, and all channels of communication into one smart platform.


Giovanni Maruzzelli Bio

Heavily engaged with FreeSWITCH (wrote a couple endpoint, and co-authored with Anthony Minessale the 3 most current FreeSWITCH books), Giovanni is a consultant for the Telco industry, designing solutions and training courses for FreeSWITCH, SIP, WebRTC, OpenSIPS and Kamailio. An Internet tech pioneer, in 1996 Giovanni was cofounder of Italia Online, the most popular Italian portal and consumer ISP, and architect of its Internet technologies. After the New Economy galore he was two years in Serbia as Internet and Telecommunication Investment Expert for World Bank – IFC. Since 2005 he’s based in Italy, and serves ICT and Telco companies worldwide


Lorenzo Miniero Bio

Lorenzo Miniero is the chairman and co-founder of Meetecho, a company providing both consultancy services and communication platforms. He got is degree and Ph.D at the Computer Science Department at the University of Napoli Federico II, where he started working on multimedia conferencing and met the colleagues with whom he co-founded Meetecho as an academic spin-off. He is an active contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardization activities, especially in the framework of real-time multimedia applications. He is most known as the author of Janus, a general purpose and open source WebRTC server.


Alberto Gonzalez Trastoy Bio

Alberto is a Senior Software Developer in IoT, VoIP and WebRTC projects and Sales lead at WebRTC.Ventures.
His telecom engineering background and interest in tech have lead him to build many projects for small and big enterprises, projects including: telepresence remote control, live broadcasting games, speech analytics and many others Real Time applications. This interaction with such a variety of products has made him also become a technical voice for WebRTC.Ventures customers.