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FALL '23 VON: Evolution
OCTOBER 31st - NOVEMBER 2nd 2023

City Winery, NYC  |  25 11th Avenue

Jeff Pulver has successfully brought back VON, with the launch of VON: Evolution. Pulver, the founder of Vonage and Free World Dialup (FWD), is one of the most recognized revolutionaries in the world of voice over IP (VoIP) and with VON, paved the way for cutting-edge communication technologies serving as the launch pad for many of the mainstream communications services and applications in use today. 

At
VON: Evolution you will meet people, from around the world, responsible for driving change and launching next-generation solutions. VON: Evolution continues to bring together a global community of communication industry disruptors. We continue to explore the NEXUS of: Telecom, AI, 6G, Blockchain.

The salon-like atmosphere of
VON: Evolution will include fireside chats, hallway conversations and networking opportunities. 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

2024 Outlook - Dean Bubley
Telecom / Blockchain Opportunities - Dean Tribble
5G / IOT Solutions - Syed Bari
Enterprise Wireless Connectivity & 5G - Dennis Specht
Ethic & Sustainable Conversational AI - Diego Gosmar
6G Revolution - Izzo Wane
The Age of Secure Messaging - Alan Duric
AI Voice Conversation - Jeremy Toeman
Bandwidth as an Asset Class - Suruchi Gupta
Bringing Back Trust in Commmunications Industry - Adam Macgill
Broadband Breakfast Panel - Drew Clark

Calling Line Identification (CLI) & Blockchain - Stefan Englebert
Connecting the Generation Gap with Graphic Novels / Comic Books + Tech - Paul Levitz
Creativity & Innovation in Communications - Jeff Pulver
Decentralizing Real-Time Communications - Ayush Ranjan
DePin Revolution - Mahesh Ramakrishnan
DevOps Stories - Looking Back at FWD - Ed Guy
Distruptive 5G Communication Communities - Deborah Simpier

How We All Got Started in Real-Time Communications - Alon Cohen

GSMA Blockchain Vision for Telecom Industry - Shamit Bhat
Programmable Smart Contracts with JavaScripts - Diego Lizarazo

Evolution of Healthy Communication - Tessa Brown
Evolution of PBS in the Internet Age - Larry Irving
Fashion Runway AI Evolution - Lior Cole
FreeSwitch Community Update - Abbi Minessale
Future of Connectivity - Suzanne Hellwig
Genesis of the Real-Time Web - Alon Cohen

Innovation in Communications - Dan Thygesen
Lessons from the Energy Industry - Andy Zetlan
Next Generation Spacecraft Logistics - Ian Fichtenbaum
Programmable Voice & AI - Pedro Sanders
Regulatory Conversation - Glenn Richards

Solving Mobile Payments in Africa - Hafeez Bana
Startup Pre-Funding Cleanup - What to do Before Your First Funding Round - Diana Bikbaeva
State of WebRTC -
Dan Jenkins
Transforming the Digital Workspace - Fred Caicedo
VoIP Innovations - Iqram Magdon-Ismail
Watch This Space Podcast (WTS) LIVE -
Chris Fine & Jon Arnold

 

FALL '23 VON: Evolution SPEAKERS
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SURUCHI GUPTA
  • LinkedIn
CEO, GIANT Protocol
Fireside Chat Topic:
Bandwidth Blockchain Trading
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JEFF PULVER
  • LinkedIn
Founder, pulver.com
Fireside Chat Host
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ABBI MINESSALE
  • LinkedIn
Community Developer, SignalWire
Fireside Chat Topic:
FreeSwitch Community Update
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DAN JENKINS
  • LinkedIn
Founder, Commcon | Everycast Labs | Nimble Ape
Fireside Chat Topic:
State of WebRTC
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DEBORAH SIMPIER
  • LinkedIn
CEO & Co-Founder, Althea
Fireside Chat Topic:
Distruptive 5G Communication Communities
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IZZO WANE
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Bloxtel
Fireside Chat Topic:
6G Revolution
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DIANA BIKBAEVA
  • LinkedIn
Attorney, Marashlian & Donahue PLLC
Fireside Chat Topic:
Startup Pre-Funding Cleanup - What To Do Before Your First Funding Round
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DEAN TRIBBLE
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Agoric
Fireside Chat Topic:
Telecom | Blockchain Opportunities
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LIOR COLE
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Novaverse
Fireside Chat Topic:
Fashion Runway AI Evolution
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DEAN BUBLEY
  • LinkedIn
Director, Disruptive Analysis Ltd
Fireside Chat Topic:
2024 Outlook
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SHAMIT BHAT
  • LinkedIn
Director of Product Management, GSMA
Fireside Chat Topic:
GSMA Blockchain Vision for Telecom Industry
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GLENN RICHARDS
  • LinkedIn
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Fireside Chat Topic:
Regulatory Discussion
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HAFEEZ BANA
  • LinkedIn
Founder, LeDunia
Fireside Chat Topic:
Solving Mobile Payments in Africa
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JEREMY TOEMAN
  • LinkedIn
Founder & CEO, Aug X Labs
Fireside Chat Topic:
AI Voice & Storytelling
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STEFAN ENGLEBERT
  • LinkedIn
Director, Aloaha Limited
Fireside Chat Topic:
Calling Line Identification (CLI) & Blockchain
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ADAM MACGILL
  • LinkedIn
Distinguished Engineer, BT Group
Fireside Chat Topic:
Bringing Back Trust in Communications
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LARRY IRVING
  • LinkedIn
Chairman, Board of Directors, PBS
Fireside Chat Topic:
Evolution of PBS in the Internet Age
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DREW CLARK
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Breakfast Media
Fireside Chat Topic:
Broadband Breakfast Panel
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ANDY ABRAMSON
  • LinkedIn
CEO, Comunicano

Co- Moderator
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IQRAM MAGDON-ISMAIL
  • LinkedIn
Founder, Smalltalk
Co-Founder, VENMO
Fireside Chat Topic:
VoIP Innovations
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  • Twitter
Fonoster Project
VON: Builder Presentation
Programmable Voice & AI
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MAHESH RAMAKRISHNAN
  • LinkedIn
Co-Founder, Escape Velocity (EV3)
Fireside Chat Topic:
DePIN Revolution
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SYED BARI
  • LinkedIn
CEO, BDATA Solutions
Fireside Chat Topic:
5G | IOT Solutions
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Former CEO, DC Comics
Fireside Chat Topic:
Connecting the Generation Gap with Graphic Novels | Comic Books
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ALAN DURIC
  • LinkedIn
Co-Founder & COO/CTO, Wire
Fireside Chat Topic:
Age of Secure Messaging

 
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CHRIS FINE
  • LinkedIn
Technologist
Fireside Chat Topic:
Watch This Space (WTS) LIVE! with Jon Arnold


Fireside Chat with
Fred Caicedo
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  • LinkedIn
Founder, J Arnold & Associates
Fireside Chat Topic:
Watch This Space (WTS) LIVE! with Chris Fine
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ANDY ZETLAN
  • LinkedIn
President, Zetlan Consulting Services
Fireside Chat Topic:
Lessons From the Energy Industry

 
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FRED CAICEDO
  • LinkedIn
Global Head of Unified Communications, Content, PNC Bank
Fireside Chat Topic:
Transforming the Digital Workspace

 
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DIEGO GOSMAR
  • LinkedIn
Open Voice Network (Linux Foundation) Ambassador, Chief Evangelist, XCALLY
VON: Builder Presentation
Ethic & Sustainable Conversational AI
Ayush Ranjan.jfif
  • LinkedIn
Co-Founder & CEO, Huddle01
VON: Builder Presentation
Decentralizing Real-Time Communications
Dennis Specht.jfif
  • LinkedIn
Founder & CEO, Redevi Inc.
Fireside Chat Topic:
Enterprise Wireless Connectivity & 5G
Suzanne Hellwig.jfif
  • LinkedIn
AVP, 5F Ecosystem & Alliances, Topic
Fireside Chat Topic:

 Future of Connectivity
 
Dan Thygesen.jfif
  • LinkedIn
SVP & GM Wholesale, Innovation & Partnerships, T-Mobile
Fireside Chat Topic:
Innovation in Communication
Tessa Brown.jfif
  • LinkedIn
Co-Founder & CEO,
Germ Network
Fireside Chat Topic:
The Evolution of Healthy Communication
Ian Fichtenbaum.jfif
  • LinkedIn
Founder & CEO,
Space Rig
Fireside Chat Topic:
Next Generation Spacecraft Logistics
Alon Cohen.jfif
  • LinkedIn
Co-Founder, VocalTec & EVP/CTO Phone.com
VON: Builder
How We All Got Started in Real-Time Communications

 
Ed Guy.jfif
  • LinkedIn
CTO, FWD
VON: Builder
DevOps Stories: Looking Back at FWD

 
Diego Lizarazo.jfif
  • LinkedIn
Director of Developer Relations, Agoric
VON: Builder
Programmable Smart Contracts with JavaScripts

 
SCHEDULE

VON: Builder
OCTOBER 31ST - NEW YORK CITY

8:30 AM - Registration
- Dan Jenkins
- Alon Cohen
- Ed Guy
- Diego Lizarazo
- Sobhan Nejad
- Pedro Sanders
- Abbi Minessale
- Ayush Ranjan
- Diego Gosmar
- Isaiah of Bland.ai
3:30 PM - Ending Remarks


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
8:00 AM - Registration Opens
8:45 AM - Welcome - Jeff Pulver
- Dan Jenkins
- Dennis
Specht
- Glenn Richards
- Suruchi Gupta
- Larry Irving
11:45 AM - Lunch / Networking
12:45 PM - Fireside Chats Continue
- Ian Fichtenbaum
- Paul Levitz
- Dean Tribble
- Suzanne Helllwig
- Dan Thygesen
- Chris Fine & Fred Caicedo
- Tessa Brown
- Adam Macgill
- Deborah Simpier
- Jeremy Toeman
2:45 PM - Hallway Networking
5:00 PM -
VIP Dinner
7:30 PM - Fall '23 VON: Evolution RECEPTION

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
8:45 AM - Doors Open
900 AM - Welcome Back
- Dean Bubley
- Diana Bikbaeva
- Syed Bari
- Izzo Wane
- Chris Fine & Jon Arnold
- AT&T Panel
- Shamit Bhat
- Iqram Magdon-Ismail & Lior Cole
11:30 AM - Working Lunch
12:15 PM - Fireside Chats Continue
- Drew Clark
- Andy Zetlan
- Hafeez Bana
- Abbi Minessale
- Stefan Englebert
2:15 PM - VON: Evolution Wrap Up
2:30 PM - Networking Continues Outside Venue 
6:00 PM - Informal Gathering (location TBA)

 

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