Ben Edmond @ FiberLight, LLC
Fred Goldstein @ Ionary Consulting
Fred advises companies on technical, regulatory and business issues related to the telecommunications, cable, wireless and Internet industries, especially in areas where they overlap. He has helped numerous CLECs navigate the startup process, helping them deal simultaneously with technical, regulatory and business issues. He assists service providers in network design, business modeling, planning, and technical architecture. He has frequently been an expert witness in intercarrier compensation and network interconnection cases. He has worked with equipment vendors to help refine their products for the American carrier market, has helped major enterprises and government agencies design and develop backbone networks, and helped wireless carriers with guidance in spectrum auctions. Prior to starting Ionary, he worked for Arthur D. Little Inc., BBN Corp., and Digital Equipment Corp. The author of numerous articles and the books The Great Telecom Meltdown and ISDN In Perspective, he has served on standards committees in areas such as ATM networks, ISDN and Frame Relay, and has taught courses for Northeastern University and National Technological University. He is currently a columnist for TMCnet, a major technology web site, focusing on Telecom Policy issues.
J.C. is co-founder and President of ImageStream Internet Solutions. He oversees the development of ImageStream’s router products, working with key customers to define product requirements and to identify market trends. J.C. also spearheaded the development of the WISPA CALEA Standard, and has been writing technical articles and speaking at industry conferences for over a decade.
Neal Bradbury founded Intronis in 2003 with the idea of making offsite backup affordable for small business. Neal has worn many hats at Intronis since his founding years, but is now responsible for data operations and information technology. He keeps Intronis’ data centers at the leading edge of storage technology. Neal has more than 15 years of experience in networking, security, integration, and systems management. Prior to co-founding Intronis, Neal worked at Hasbro Inc. and at General Dynamics Electric Boat, where he was a Systems Engineer working on combat systems of the Virginia-class submarine.
Mary Lou Carey @ BackUP Telecom Consulting
Mary Lou received her basic engineering and ILEC process training from Pacific Bell back in the late 1990s. She started out in the Local Competition department and then moved over to Trunk Forecasting & Engineering department where she worked as a Trunk Forecasting Supervisor. At Pacific Bell, Mary Lou was responsible for managing capacity issues and coordinating the TPE projects for all Pacific Bell, CLEC, ILEC, IXC, Wireless, Paging and ISP trunk groups in the San Francisco and Santa Rosa tandem areas. As a result, she dealt with many CLECs. In August of 1999 Mary Lou moved to Portland Oregon with her family and was hired by RCC Consultants shortly thereafter. At RCC, Mary Lou acquired a wealth of knowledge in the fields of provisioning, code administration, the local interconnection process and bill auditing. During her employment with RCC, Mary Lou was instrumental in helping several new CLECs successfully establish their network from the ground up. She was also successful in helping end user clients reduce their telecom costs and collect substantial refunds on their telecom bills. In February 2003 Mary Lou started BackUP Telecom Consulting, which provides Local Interconnection project management, AOCN / code administration, and provisioning support services to facilities based CLECs. Since she started consulting, Mary Lou has helped over 30 companies establish their CLEC network from the ground up and helped numerous other companies with the task of maintaining their networks. Mary Lou has also provided ASR and code administration training to both small and large companies that have their own provisioning departments.