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Alan Quayle

Founder TADHACK, TADSummit

Keynote Address - Tuesday, October 29th at 9:00 AM

Show Me the UCing Money!

Alan Quayle wanders the world helping people gain an edge in high tech. His 29-year career spans BT, Lucent (now Nokia), Cambridge Technology Partners (now Atos Consulting), founding Teltier (one of the first Telecom API companies that was sold to Cisco in 2003) and 16 years as an independent focused on the intersection of IT, Web and Telecoms. Customers range from global leaders like AT&T, Verizon, Etisalat, BT, Telstra, Ericsson, Huawei, and Oracle; to innovative start-ups like Apigee (sold to Google), AppTrigger (sold to Metaswitch), Camiant (sold to Oracle), Layer 7 (sold to CA), Apex Communications (sold to Dialogic), OpenCloud (sold to Metaswitch), Solaiemes (sold to Comverse), Apidaze (sold to VoIP Innovations), Tropo (sold to Cisco), Nexmo (sold to Vonage), Telesign (sold to BICS), Flowroute (sold to West) and many many more.

He founded TADHack, the largest global hackathon over one weekend (4000 registrations in 2017 and 2018); and TADSummit, the largest conference focused on programmable telecoms (CXTech). If you have fiber to the home, e.g. Verizon Fios, the box in your home is likely based on some of his patents and standards work in optical access technology. He worked on the development of digital video compression technologies, which enabled YouTube and Netflix to change TV viewing forever. His leadership in programmable telecoms is democratizing the telecoms industry, so anyone can use it to solve problems that matter to them. He has a MEng (Masters of Engineering, First, top in class), MBA, CEng (Chartered Engineer), MIET, and MIEEE.