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Phil EdholmPresident & FounderPKE Consulting

Phil Edholm is the President and Principal of PKE Consulting. PKE provides analysis and consulting services to vendors and companies in the communications and networking markets. PKE works with our clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. PKE Consulting focuses on the intersection of advanced communications with business transformation. PKE has the experience and knowledge to transform your organization. Phil was leader in the emergence of WebRTC as the organizer of WebRTC World Expo and Conference, the global eco-system event for WebRTC, the technology underpinning modern IP based communications. Recently, PKE has been leading the definition of the Firstline Worker market, using collaboration and teaming capabilities to transform the work process of 75% of the workforce.

Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. Prior to founding PKE, he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.

Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of "Edholm's Law of Bandwidth" as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the "Top 100 Voices of IP Communications" by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 18 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

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