European VoIP Summit - London 2017

Hosted by the Cavell Group

'Exploring the Future of Voice Communications'

9th March 2017 - Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE 

Matthew Townend

Cavell Group

Dir. of Research & Consulting

Matt is a respected analyst and is an author of regular research, a judge on key industry awards and a regular guest speaker on the area of VoIP. He has been active in the VoIP space for the last 12 years, working on major consultancy and research projects in the Middle East and Europe.

Dominic Black

Cavell Group

Senior Analyst

Dominic has been Cavell's UK market analyst for the last 3 years focusing on the Hosted VoIP and SIP Trunking markets. He is also involved with the consultancy side of the business where he is heavily involved with all aspects of project delivery.

Rob Kurver

Cavell Group

Benelux Analyst

Rob recently joined Cavell's Research and Consulting team, heading up our Benelux Hosted VoIP research report. He also works as a consultant for Europe's leading cloud communications technology providers and largest software vendors on international marketing, business development and innovation.

Rob van den Dam



Global Comms Industry Leader

Rob van den Dam is the Global Communications Industry Leader at the IBM Institute for Business Value. He leads strategic thought leadership in telecommunications and media & entertainment, developing future agenda's, industry outlooks and business value realization studies.

Ed House

SIPHON (Part of the Nuvias Group)


Sales Director of Video

Ed leads all sales activity across SIPHON’s Video & Collaboration business. Ed has a very strong sales background within channel and solution selling, and prior to joining SIPHON managed the top performing sales teams for Polycom distribution. He brings a wealth of experience across a range of collaborative solutions including video conferencing, telephony, managed services and audio visual technologies.

Alan Mackie


Product Director

Alan has over 20 years' experience in the telecoms and data managed services industry, in senior product management, marketing and project management roles. Immediately prior to his current role, Alan was Head of Voice Services at Gamma and earlier in his career was at Aspective and Global Crossing.

 James Slaney




James Slaney is the co-founder of Dubber and comes with two decades of experience within the telecommunications industry. Having jointly conceived Dubber as a brain-child, James has tapped into his understanding of the sector to address unique issues and create solutions through Dubber’s platform, which have not previously been considered possible.

Kevin Scott-Cowell


UK Managing Director

Kevin manages all of 8x8’s activities and expansion in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining the 8x8 team, Kevin was CEO of Voicenet Solutions and previously had senior roles at other large telecoms companies such as BT, Ericsson and Nortel.

Guy Yaffe


VP Business Development

Working at AudioCodes for the past 15 years in multiple disciplines, today Guy Yaffe is responsible for the EMEA Service Provider Business Development program as well as the ALL IP program, and brings with him years of experience in the Telco industry. 

Michael Quinn

Q Advisors



 With more than 25 years of international operations and investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry, Michael has originated, structured, and executed more than 100 deals totaling more than $4 billion in transaction value.

Steve Best

BT Wholesale


Managing Director

Steve has worked at BT Wholesale for 7 years following an extensive career at Viatel, Verizon and Worldcom. Steve leads BT Wholesale's product and strategy and has been instrumental in implementing their IPX and voice strategies.

Tim Meredith


Dir. of Product & Propositions

Tim has helped drive the successful brand consolidation and transformation of KCOM into an innovative service provider in Hull and East Yorkshire as well as the technology partner and integrator of choice to many corporate and public sector organisations including HMRC and Bupa.

 Rob Pickering



CEO & Founder

A keen innovator and a champion of open standards, Rob is passionate about using emerging technologies like WebRTC to change the way we work. 
Previously, he has held a variety of technical roles and fondly remembers the days when he was a proper engineer and wrote a TCP/IP protocol stack from scratch for a microprocessor vendor.

Rob Cox



Commercial Director

Rob has worked for over 25 years in the IT and Telecommunications industry and has been involved in a range of roles from programming, global enterprise service and account management, through to product marketing. For the past 10 years Rob has been specialising in the development and delivery of computer telephony and unified communications software.

Steve Pattison

Edgewater Networks



Steve brings to Edgewater Networks more than two decades of leadership experience in the high tech and services industries spanning executive positions in business and corporate development, marketing, product management, professional services and sales with companies such as Polycom, Accordent Technologies, Interwoven, Documentum and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

John Tucker


VP, Applications PLM

John joined Metaswitch in 2000, and previously lead the Engineering organisations developing hosted business communications portfolio products, the Perimeta SBC product and Service Assurance Server.  He has also worked in a number of other senior roles across Engineering, Support and Professional Services, touching most of the Metaswitch product portfolio.

Steve Haworth




Steve has a fundamental belief that better communications create better businesses. Steve creates technology that has transformed the way businesses communicate; increasing their productivity, improving customer experience and helping meet regulatory requirements. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in telecoms and spearheads the TeleWare Executive Board.


David Noone


Director of Sales EMEA

David leads the Broadsoft team dedicated to delivering solutions that enable their clients to deliver the best customer experience with maximum profitability. David has over 25 years’ experience in Contact Centre, Telecoms and CRM technologies and has held senior positions in market leading organizations specializing in Business Intelligence, Decisioning software, Contact Centre technology, Outsourcing and Agent desktop solutions.

Xavier Casajoana



Co-founder & CEO

Before VozTelecom Xavier was CEO at Tiscali Spain and Business Unit Director at World Online Spain, after over 10 years as information systems manager in public and private firms. He has a degree in Computer Science (UPC University) and a Master in Business and Technology (La Salle University) completed with a Marketing program in ESADE (Barcelona), PDG by IESE Business School and Management stage in UCLA University (Los Angeles).

Justin Hamilton-Martin



UK Business Dev. Director

Currently Centile Telecom Applications' UK Bus Dev Director, Justin has 18 years of Director level experience in the telecoms and UC arena with a strong track record of designing and running cloud based solutions as a telecoms network operator in the ever changing market.  As a Director, Justin has brought companies to market from idea to reality as well as dealt with the day to day challenges along the way.

Daniel Burke

Level 3


Product Manager for Voice Services

Daniel is Product Manager for Voice Services at Level 3 focussing on SIP based services for national and multi-national customers. Daniel has over 20 years’ experience in development, pre-sales and product management roles in voice, Intelligent Networks and messaging with Nortel, LogicaCMG/Acision and Metaswitch and joined Level 3 from Exponential-e.

Raphael Studer

Panasonic Business


European Partner Account Manager SIP Product

Raphael is responsible for Sales & Marketing of SIP in the entire Europe, as well as Carrier business and business development. Swiss origin, have been with Panasonic for 14 years. With more than 25 years experience in the telecoms industry as SIer, Sales Dir. on distribution level, Key Account Manager for Carriers, Marketing & Sales Manager on country level.

Idan Segev



Director of Business Development


Idan Segev is Director of Business Development for SBC & NFV at AudioCodes. A VoIP industry veteran with over 10 years of experience with Service Providers, enterprises and public sector customers in both technical and commercial roles.

Frank Blaauw

Liberty Global

Sr. Manager Voice Business Services

With over 16 years of experience in the telecommunications area, Frank's specialities are: Contact centers, Unified communications and IN services. Before these roles he was in Contact center management. At the moment he is rolling out a Award winning Pan European Cloud communications service in the Liberty Global footprint and developing new services for Unified communications and FMC.

Alan Foy



Alan is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of Blueface. Alan was previously an executive with NCB Group on the wealth management side of the business and worked with Coyle Hamilton (now Willis) in the area of business transformation.

James Bristow



VP UK & Northern Europe (EMEA)

He is a transformational leader with more than 25 years of experience providing software, networking infrastructure and cloud solutions to leading Service Provider and Enterprise customers across EMEA. Previously he was the head of VOIP (Omni) sales for Alcatel throughout EMEA and also ran all of Juniper Networks Service Provider business across EMEA.

Markus Krammer



VP Products & New Business

Markus has over 18 years of experience in Telecoms and a huge expertise in driving business development and going international. At NFON, he is responsible for international development and product management. Prior to NFON he worked for Telefonica O2 Germany, Telecom New Zealand and BT Global Services.


Dean Elwood - CEO, Voxygen

David Tubb - Solutions Consultant, Genband

Prof. Matthew Wilson - CEO, Telecoms Cloud

Ralph Page - Director Global Strategic Solutions, Genband

Sessions presented by:

Colin Duffy – CEO, Voipfone

Mark Taylor - Partner, Osborne Clarke

David Cargill – Technical Director, Vonage

Peter Farmer - Head of Regulatory Affairs, Gamma