After years of writing on other blogs (see sidebar) and starting 2 blogs for other organizations I decided it is time to have a place of my own where I can write about the things that interest me. That is how this blog came to life.
Why “The New Dial Tone”?
Remember that sound your rotary phone used to make once you picked-up the handset? In a wide perspective, a Dial Tone is a new beginning.
Over the last decade or so, technology has changed our day-to-day life significantly. It created new dial tones, new ways for interacting with people, information, devices and the world.
It even changed our expectations when we interact with people in the old way, face-to-face.
This blog talks about these changes and those to come, looking at technology and its impact on markets and people.
Needless to say that the views presented here are my own views and don’t necessarily represent the views of my employers.
For the last 15 years I held various product, marketing, business and technology positions focusing mainly on real-time communications for mobile, web and other environments.
There are 3 things I love to do at work:
- Product innovation, new ideas and how people will experience them
- Meet with customers, exchange information, hear their problems and help to solve them
- Work with people, empower them, learn from them and leave a mark
As for positions and companies I worked for….I’m currently working two heads; for AudioCodes as VP Alliances & Partnership, and as an independent consultant working with companies in the area of my expertise focusing on product, marketing and business.
Previously I was VP Products & Marketing for Radvision’s technology business unit where I helped change the product mix moving from SDKs to higher level and more complete solutions with a lot of focus on mobile. At Radvision, I also headed the H.323 R&D and Product Management groups when VoIP was still in its early days.
I was VP Marketing & Products and later VP BD for Surf Communication Solutions where the mission was to change company strategy, get into new technologies and build new products.
I also had the pleasure of founding a startup that strived to help premium content owners to increase interaction with users by building a service creation tool for messengers. It didn’t really workout but I learned a lot from this experience.
I love outdoor activities: hiking, mountain biking and exploring canyons that require rappelling. I especially enjoy hiking and camping with my wife and 2 kids.