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Conference Speakers

Charles Moldow
Charles Moldow

Foundation Capital
A general partner, Charles Moldow joined Foundation Capital on the heels of successfully building two companies from early start-up through greater-than-$100 million in sales. His experience spans general management, sales, marketing, product management, and ...more

Brian Aker

Brian Aker is the director of architecture for MySQL when he helps set direction for technology and looks for opportunities to harness and shape the MySQL database for efforts in Web, OEM, and telephony. In ...more

Kaliya Hamlin

Identity Woman
Identity Woman Kaliya Hamlin is a co-producer of the Internet Identity Workshops along with Doc Searls and Phil Windley. As a freelance evangelist for open standards in user-centric identity, she works tirelessly ...more

Quentin Stafford-Fraser

Quentin Stafford-Fraser was a co-inventor of the webcam, and one of the developers of the VNC software now installed on millions of machines worldwide. More recently, he has been involved in several technology-related startups ...more

Rob Frederick

Snapvine Inc.
Mr Frederick brings over 10 years of technology expertise and management to Snapvine, a Seattle-based startup. Prior to Snapvine, Mr. Frederick was a Senior Technical Manager at, where he was responsible for ...more

Mike Liebhold

Institute for the Future
Mike Liebhold is currently a senior researcher for the Institute for the Future, IFTF, initially focusing on the implications and technologies of a geospatial web as a platform for pervasive and contextual computing. ...more

Brady Forrest

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Brady Forrest is Chair for O'Reilly's Where 2.0 and Emerging Technology conferences. Additionally, he co-Chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Berlin and NYC. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. ...more

Ndiata Kalonji

France Telecom
Ndiata Kalonji is the director for the network team within Orange-FTGroup R&D arm in San Francisco. He assesses new technologies for overlay network services to support or influence both business and consumer Orange services ...more

Charles MoldowBrian AkerKaliya HamlinQuentin Stafford-FraserRob Frederick
Mike LiebholdBrady ForrestNdiata Kalonji Also Speaking:

ETel 2007 Topics

  • Open Source Software and Hardware / Open Telephony
  • Wireless Mobility and Mobile Telephony
  • Wifi Telephony, the Telephone Network as a Platform
  • Intersection of VoIP telephony and Web Services Infrastructure
  • Voice as Data
  • Ethnography, Culture, and People
  • Usability and Experience
  • Business Models
  • Early Warning Signals

Share your ideas about what you think are the most important issues in telephony. Want to suggest a particular speaker, project, or topic for ETel 2007? Send a note to the program committee at, or post a note on the ETel 2007 wiki.