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Conference Speakers

Martin Geddes
Martin Geddes

STL
Martin Geddes is author of the popular telecom strategy blog Telepocalypse, as well as chief analyst at STL and co-instigator of the Telco 2.0 initiative (www.telco2.net) -- helping network operators and vendors make money ...more

Jeff Bonforte

Yahoo! Inc.
Jeff Bonforte is the senior director of Real Time Communication Product Management, including Yahoo! Messenger with Voice and Yahoo! Voice. Bonforte oversees the product and business operations for Yahoo!’s leading consumer instant messaging ...more

Mark Spencer

Digium
Mark Spencer founded Linux Support Services in 1999 while still a computer engineering student at Auburn University. When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX, Spencer simply used his Linux PC and ...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

Norman Lewis

Wireless Grids Corporation, USA
Dr Norman Lewis is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Wireless Grids Corporation, USA. Prior to joining WGC, he was the Director of Technology Research for Orange, UK. Prior to this Lewis was the ...more

Surj Patel


Surj Patel is currently a freelance mobile and media technologist specializing in innovation. He most recently worked at the R+D lab for the wireless operator Orange in Boston. Previous to that, Patel was at the ...more

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

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

Martin GeddesJeff BonforteMark SpencerKaliya HamlinNorman Lewis
Surj PatelCharles MoldowNdiata 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 etelchair@oreilly.com, or post a note on the ETel 2007 wiki.