Irwin Lazar is President and Principal Analyst at Metrigy where he leads research and consulting services focusing on enterprise adoption of communications and collaboration technologies including calling, meeting, and messaging applications and services. An industry analyst for over 20 years, Irwin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm. His prior background was in large-scale IP network engineering and operations. He has spoken in the past at Interop on topics ranging from MPLS and WAN services, to SIP and unified communications.