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Barak Regev
Barak Regev

Director, Cloud Platform, EMEA Google

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Barak Regev

As Enterprise Cloud Platform Lead – EMEA, Barak Regev is responsible for the sales and business relations for Google’s suite of Cloud Platform products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to becoming Cloud Platform Lead, Barak was Head of Google Enterprise for Israel, South Africa, Sub Sahara and Greece.

Prior to joining Google, Barak headed Microsoft’s sales organization dedicated to government, healthcare and educational customers in Israel, managing the team focused on accelerating growth and developing long term relationships with all enterprise accounts within these verticals. Earlier in his career, he spent a few years with Attunity Ltd where he was responsible for all direct sales of the company’s flagship product in Israel, Greece & Turkey and, before that, was employed as Manager of Sales & Marketing for a startup called ECU, leading enterprise sales of the company’s eCommerce platform.

Barak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science Business Administration from California State University in Northbridge.

Blair Pleasant
Blair Pleasant

President and Principle Analyst  COMMfusion

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Blair Pleasant

Blair Pleasant is President & Principal Analyst of COMMfusion LLC and a co-founder of UCStrategies. With over 20 years experience as an industry analyst, she understands the market dynamics and challenges in these areas, and provides an objective perspective and insights to clients.

She is a frequent speaker and participant in industry conferences, webinars, podcasts, and other events to help educate customers, solution providers, channel partners, investors, and others about the evolving Unified Communications and Collaboration and contact center markets.

Ms. Pleasant received a BA degree in Communications from Albany State University, and an MBA in marketing and an MS in Broadcast Administration from Boston University.

Christopher Martini
Christopher Martini

VP Skype for Business  Voss Solutions

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Christopher Martini

Christopher Martini has over 20 years of experience in communications technology with a focus on the Microsoft stack and ecosystem. Christopher's perspective on the Microsoft ecosystem is unique as he has spent years as a Microsoft employee, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and as an enterprise IT customer. Prior to VOSS, Christopher was VP of Skype for Business at Connect Solutions. Christopher has helped organizations large and small define and realize their UC vision.

Curtis Peterson
Curtis Peterson

SVP of Operations RingCentral

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Curtis Peterson
David Macfarlane
David Macfarlane

Managing Director Gamma Network Solutions

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David Macfarlane

David joined Gamma in 2012 following Gamma’s acquisition of his managed services business Varidion Limited and now heads up Gamma Network Solutions, our enterprise solutions division. Prior to then, David was CTO at Sirocom and laterally the Group CTO at Azzurri Communications. He has over 25 years’ experience in creating and delivering managed services.

Dean Bubley
Dean Bubley

Founder Disruptive Analysis

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Dean Bubley

Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and futurist consulting firm. An analyst with over 20 years’ experience, he specialises in wireless, mobile, and telecoms fields. He is one of the leading analysts covering UC, mobile infrastructure, service provider business models, voice/video communications and WebRTC.

He is known as a contrarian and visionary, often with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus. His present focus is on enterprise communications, 4G/5G/WiFi network technology and the “future of voice”, especially the evolution of WebRTC, VoIP/VoLTE, UCaaS, mobile broadband, eSIMs, service innovation, next-generation voice & messaging services. He also advises on trends in telco service creation & monetisation, mobile devices, IoT, applications ecosystems and telecoms regulation/policy.

He provides clients with advice and analytical opinion on topics such as business model validation, technology innovation and go-to-market strategies, "addressable market sizing", planning and due diligence. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors and industry associations.

His latest research reports cover WebRTC, a disruptive innovation which puts voice/video calls into the browser, and the role of “non-neutral” mobile broadband monetisation business models.

Ian Evans
Ian Evans

Vice President End User Computing (EUC) EMEA VMware

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Ian Evans
Noam Fine
Noam Fine

General Manager iam+

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Noam Fine

Noam Fine is a serial entrepreneur, currently acting as General Manager at iam+ innovation center in Israel. Under his role Noam is overseeing operations, driving innovation and forming partnerships focused on the integration and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies and experiences.

Noam joined iam+ in late 2015 when iam+ acquired Sensiya, a startup he founded and served as its CEO from inception to acquisition.

iam+ was founded 2013 by will.i.am - artist, singer, performer 7 times Grammy winner and tech entrepreneur. The company serves as a multi-disciplinary hub, focusing on culture tech: where fashion, style, music and art meet technology.

Paige O’Neill
Paige O’Neill

CMO Prysm

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Paige O’Neill
Tom Arbuthnot
Tom Arbuthnot

Unified Comms Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP  Modality Systems

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is a specialist Unified Communications Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, with a number of years’ experience in the field working with many companies across different verticals on global UC projects.

He spent 5 years working for a Cisco UC specialist, before moving to Modality Systems to focus on the Microsoft UC offering. He has been involved in all aspects of UC projects from presales, scoping and design, through to deployment, support and user adoption.

He is heavily involved in the UC community, regularly blogging at tomtalks.uk, co-running the Microsoft UC User Group London (mucugl.co.uk) and speaking at many user groups and global events such as Microsoft Lync Conference, TechEd and Ignite. He is a contributing author to Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Unleashed, and a regular on the popular The UC Architects podcast.

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