Cisco Webex Masters

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James Adams

Technical Services Manager

James is a seasoned pre-sales solutions architect that has worked in the network industry since the mid-90s evolving his skillset from WAN networking to Security to Wi-Fi and for the last 12 years in the Collaboration space. He’s currently specialized in Telepresence and Business Video solutions, helping customers and colleagues navigate different technologies and use cases to come up with solutions that satisfy business needs.…

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Oren Alexandroni

SVP of Technology Operations

“SVP of Technology Operations at DoubleVerify. Technology enthusiast, love to try any new technology.
Over 20 years of experience in high scale, high performance and high availability internet systems.
Currently leading a team in the AdTech industry, Building high volume traffic systems, Big data platforms and working on building a better industry.
Very proud of a very successful deployment of to an organization of 200+ users”

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Richard Bayes

Solution Architect

“Richard is a Solution Architect focused on the full Cisco Collaboration portfolio, Over the years working with Cisco Partners, Richard has experience working with all types of businesses in size and function. Tailoring solutions which meet their business objectives.

Richard is based in Stuttgart, Germany but has currently visited/worked in over 80 countries and is striving to hit 100 in his lifetime.”

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Chris Capasso

Business Development Specialist

I am a Business Development Specialist at DataServ, specializing on Collaboration with a big focus of course on .

In my free time (ha), I train for and participate in Triathlons (yes, I’m one of those crazy people who swim, bike and run all in the same day).

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Christopher Connolly

Chris has over 15 years’ experience in IT, having held a variety of roles as both a customer and a partner which gives him a well-rounded perspective. In his current role he serves as the evangelist/architect for collaboration & digital building technologies trying to cultivate an exceptional end user experience through technology.

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Tony Cuevas

“Proud New Yorker that migrated to the Carolinas to get away from the Snow. I still miss the Northeast though. I’ve been in the Voice/Collaboration space since 2003. Collab is my passion and my ‘Voice””. I strive each day to make a difference for others in the IT world. I challenge myself each day to “”lead”” in my industry, lead others, and most importantly to evangelize the “” Word””.…

Jean-Luc Darbonnel

After more than 15 years working on all Cisco products including IPT, UC, Lan, Wireless, Video, Security and DC, i can say that I am a real passionate about Cisco technologies and I promote them every time during my days work and more sometimes..:)


Based in Paris in an exceptional space of demonstration, I support our Sales teams and technically support our customers on our offers of solutions of Collaboration and Communication.…

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Jason Dave

Senior Network Administrator

Jason is an experienced network engineer who has worked with Cisco technologies for 10+ years.  He currently handles the full Cisco infrastructure stack for a Chicago-based advertising agency, from route/switch to WAN edge to wireless, and most recently collaboration.  He’s been the collaboration technical lead since 2013 and is currently heading up a project to replace Skype for Business Server with CUCM, Jabber and Webex Teams. …

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Darryl Edwards

“Experienced Principal Technical Architect with a proven history of technology integration working in the mining and financial industries. Skilled in technical infrastructure and integration services and currently specializing in Unified Communications Architecture…

… and loving <3”

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Lance Ford


Dr. Lance Ford is Cisco Education Advocate responsible for both presales conversations about Cisco Collaboration tools in teaching and learning as well as post sales training of faculty members. To date, he has trained over 5000 faculty members globally. Dr. Ford currently is a part-time teacher at both the common education and higher education levels. In this instruction, he leverages the Webex suite as well as Cisco Collaboration endpoints.…

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Jonathan George

MeetingZone is gearing up for the new era of Cisco’s collaboration, centered around cloud and mobile, transforming the way people work with a next generation of collaboration tools. I have a passion for technology and its application to drive business outcomes, changing the way we enable teams to get stuff done.

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Paul Giblin

Technical Sales

Paul is a Cisco-focused technical sales leader with 16 years of industry experience and 10 years of experience operating exclusively in the Cisco and Partner space.

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Steve Greenberg

Technical Solutions Architect

Steve is a Technical Solutions Architect in the America’s Partner Organization who focuses on enabling the partner community to understand the programmability aspects of Cisco’s portfolio. He has 20+ years designing, consulting, and managing deployment of voice, video and data networks for SMB to enterprise customers, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

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Laura Hamill

Technology Integration Specialist – Education

Be empowerED by your passion and be a difference-maker. Laura is an energetic and innovative Technology Integration Specialist with Oakland Schools Intermediate School District in Waterford, Michigan. Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University. She has worked in the education industry for 11 years, both as a technology leader and classroom instructor.…

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Ben Johnson


Ben Johnson is the CEO and Head Janitor of Liberty Technology, an MSP just south of Atlanta, Georgia. Ben was a born-again evangelist before the Ambassador program was even initiated. As an early adopter of the platform, Ben knew would make the world a better place through collaboration, and he went all in. He required that every member of his staff become a Ambassador, and the team now uses to message, call, share and collaborate both internally and with their customers.…

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Brian Kachel

Senior Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations

Brian Kachel joined Premier Research in April 2017 as the Sr. Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations.  He is responsible for all IT infrastructure across the global enterprise, ensuring Premier’s ability to operate and deliver technology is efficient and advancing as the company requires. Brian is experienced in running transformative programs to improve company wide collaboration through the use of modern technology.

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Chris Koelling

Network Architect

Chris is a Network Architect with a passion for and focus on Unified Communications and Collaboration for the last 17 years. He has unique experience in multiple verticals including Education, Partner space(VAR), and Private Enterprise.

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Jim Koniecki

Principal Consultant

Jim is a Principal Consultant for the NTT company Dimension Data with over two decades of experience architecting, designing, and implementing enterprise and service provider AVVID solutions in the communication and collaboration space. His extensive knowledge helps him to demystify and apply technology in a meaningful way for his clients and co-workers. Jim’s technical aptitude, business acumen, and strong communications skills – combined with his experience to design, run and operate mission-critical enterprise networks – makes him a valuable asset to clients large and small.

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Karen Langendries

Sales Engineer

Belgian born and migrated to the UK, currently a Sales Engineer with an ISP background.

I’ve always been a keen learner and like to make sense of technology around myself and my customers.

Over 10 years of experience later, I’ve become somewhat of an expert in translating a message into understandable language to a customer from any background.

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Duane Larson


VoIP and Collaboration enthusiast. Have been in the IT field for 14 years, not including growing up with the internet back during the BBS and AOL days. Self-taught VoIP expert thanks to Asterisk and OpenSIPS usage.

I am Director of Wi-Fi/Collaboration/VPN/Content Filtering Architecture at Hilton. I love all things technology-related and always looking for new and exciting ways to make our Hilton Team Members more productive.…

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Aaron McArdle


Aaron McArdle is a mid-western entrepreneur and innovator based in Normal, Illinois. His common-sense approach to solving complex problems allow him to succeed where others fail. His passion for solving these problems from the human perspective of feeling the pain these problems create, truly sets him apart. This unique perspective as the CEO of RoomReady, allow him to lead an agile team of problem solvers.

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Deepak Mehta

Architect UC

Deepak has 12 + years of experience of managing cisco UC collaboration infrastructure with different enterprise technology groups. Deepak Started his career working on premise Cisco voice platform , later worked on enterprise contact center (UCCE) for large group.

He is currently working for RBC ( Royal bank of Canada) as Architect UC collaboration , holds a CCIE collaboration 55427.…

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James Milligan

Starting a career in routing switching and achieving CCNA many moons ago, took an early interest in voice and video and became a CCIE. Has been revelling in all things Cloud Collaboration since.

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Nick Mueller

Technical Architect

As a Technical Architect at CDW, I provide technical leadership to our award-winning team of post-sales engineers.  In doing so, I spearhead vendor early field trials and concomitant development of professional services for new technologies, set post-sales best practices, drive the creation and enhancement of post-sales delivery automation tools and scripting, and mentor and train our engineers. …

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Jacob Munson

UC Engineer

Driven by the idea that technology should effortlessly enhance our lives. Jacob has worked in Collaboration for over 10 years with a focus on intuitive solutions. He believes the promise of collaboration with will bring a feature rich “consistent experience on all devices” that’s “as easy as walking into a room” forever changing the landscape of collaboration.

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Scott Murphy

Technology Evangelist

I am a technology evangelist, passionate about enabling effective communication in a digital world.

I work with organisations of all sizes, demonstrating how an investment in the right collaboration technology can transform employee engagement and facilitate efficient teamwork between people inside and outside of the organisation.

I understand the importance and impact of change, and develop robust plans for implementation and adoption.…

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Sankar Nair

UC Solutions Architect

Sankar Nair is a Unified Communications Solutions Architect at the Pacific Northwest branch of CDW. He is a CCIE in collaboration for the last ten years and has over fifteen years of designing and deploying Cisco unified communications projects.

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Darren Parkinson

Applications Director

Darren is the Applications Director at Natilik, a specialist IT & Communications provider whose people are real experts in their field.  Darren, currently based in London, has a broad history in the IT industry, including roles such as Unix System Admin, Oracle DBA, Systems Developer and IT Manager.  He spent several years as a lead collaboration architect focussing on the Cisco portfolio before more recently moving into a devops role. …

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Antoine Pillyser

Solution Architect

Antoine is a solution architect at OVH, where he has the mission to make collaboration between 2000 people across 19 countries smooth and natural. After touching his first computer at the age of 7, he immediately became a real technology enthusiast and is still an early adopter trying many different things at work or at home.…

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Joshua Sillers

Senior Solutions Specialist UC and Collaboration

Experienced Collaboration professional with  an eye on the user experience.

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Jon Snipes

Senior Technical Consultant

My career progressed from head butcher to Collaboration CCIE. There isn’t much technically that carries over between professions, but 10 years of direct customer service experience and squeezing margin out of processes provided a solid base and direction for the rest of my career. My focus today is deep into collaboration architecture. I have a passion for helping businesses define and adopt better collaboration strategies and developing processes and programmatic solutions to ease complex business problems. …

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Matt Spool

Matt is the Manager for UC Solutions for Presidio’s TriState area of NY, NJ, and CT. He leads a team of industry-best Solutions Architects supported everything Cisco Collaboration and is responsible for the area’s Collaboration go-to-market strategy. He has been working with Collaboration Technology for over 15 years. Matt is an evangelist for introducing new technology to Collaboration, including the use of API integrations to create automated workflows.…

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Stoyan Stoitsev


IP Communicator, life-long learner, unicorn rider, brussels sprouts intimidator, idea diva, ironing man, complaints aggregator at Frink Advanced Services GmbH.


As a kid in Bulgaria, Stoyan liked to call random telephone numbers and then talk for hours. His father was an engineer in the former national telco and his mother was working as a teacher.…

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George Thomas

Collaboration Subject Matter Expert

George started his Cisco career as an analyst supporting customers in their day to day IT needs. Over the years, he has evolved into being a thought leader in the Collaboration space and is currently working with Tata Communications as a Subject Matter Expert. He holds a Collaboration CCIE and is passionate about helping customers in formulating and executing on their collaboration strategies.

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David Thorson

David has over 17 years of audio-visual programming experience. David has been with AVI-SPL since 2006. David manages the world’s largest global team of audio-visual programmers, developers, and interactive designers. His duties include assisting sales, operations, and service to ensure programming quality and standardization. David’s core expertise is in software development. David’s programming language experience also includes ASP.NET, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, Python, Lua.…

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Chris Toh

WebEx Evangelist

I live and breathe Collaboration. It’s what makes me excited coming to work everyday. A proud Singaporean and honoured to be one of the first Webex Master in Asia.

In my day to day work, I am a Webex evangelist, working with the most passionate and enthusiastic partners helping them share the joy of collaboration technology to their customers.

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Thomas Vidgar

Collaboration Evangelist

Collaboration enthusiast from Sweden with a focus on the end users experience. Want’s to change everything, but hates changes.

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John Welsh

Technology Engineer, Engineering Deathmatch Host

John is a 17 year veteran of Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration. In addition to his job working for a large Cisco partner, he is the creator and host of web TV series Engineering Deathmatch, which has several episodes focusing on and APIs.