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"What's Next for VoIP?"
Friday, Jan 18, 2013
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: ECSS 2.102

Michael Stanford, Principal

Michael Stanford, LLC



Why is Voice over IP (VoIP) so challenging from an engineering point of view? This talk will look at the technology from the ground up, covering issues of QoS, signaling interoperability, legacy interoperability and security. It will also consider where real-time voice fits in the new world of the social mobile web.



Michael Stanford has over 20 years experience in technology leadership.  He is a communications industry entrepreneur and consultant, with VoIP industry leaders like Skype, Panasonic, and Polycom leveraging his expertise to develop and implement business strategies.


Michael founded, ran, and successfully sold two software companies: Lucid Corporation, which developed software for hand-held computers, and Algo Communications, which developed application software for telephony. Algo was acquired by Picazo Communications, where Michael became CTO and V.P. of Engineering. Picazo was acquired by Intel, primarily for its engineering capabilities. At Intel, Michael first ran a large multi-site engineering team that successfully developed an IP PBX. He went on to hold various titles at Intel including Principal Engineer and Director of VoIP Strategy for the Digital Enterprise Group.  From 2003 to 2006, he was Intel's spokesperson on VoIP issues.


In 2006, Internet Telephony Magazine recognized him as one of “The Top 100 Voices of IP Communications” and VoIP News named him one of “The 50 Most Influential People in VoIP.”


Michael is a recognized industry analyst, speaker, and writer. He was the originator and, for its first two annual revisions, the author of the Linley Group’s “Guide to Mobile Connectivity Chips.”  He writes the “Enterprise Mobility” column in Internet Telephony Magazine and his own blog:  Michael is the primary inventor on 4 US Patents.

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