Event: Friday, Dec 23rd at 12 Noon EST
Joining us this Friday is Vidtel, a cloud-based video conferencing service that is easy to use and price-disruptive based upon Any to Any model. Spanning boardrooms, mobile workers and everything in between, the Vidtel Meet Me service allows room-based video conferencing systems, executive desktop video systems, PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets to work together. Any combination of SIP, H.323, Skype and Google Talk technologies can interoperate on demand with Vidtel’s service. The cloud service is targeted to the small-medium enterprise market, priced for any-sized budget and is as easy to use as a telephone.
Scott Wharton, Founder and CEO of Vidtel, is a recognized leader in the VoIP and video industry and will join the call to discuss video landscaping and why any-to-any video calling will be important in the coming years.
From 1999 to early 2008, he was the VP of Marketing at BroadSoft, Inc., the leading developer and marketer of VoIP application servers, which also handle video IP calling. Scott made significant and enduring contributions leading to: the dominance of the BroadSoft brand in the voice application space, the company’s acquisition of 9 of the world’s 10 largest telecom service providers as customers, and the expansion of the company’s presence in over 60 countries. Scott also defined a new product category for the telecom industry, a next- generation applications layer, establishing BroadSoft’s global leadership in the VoIP applications market.
In 2003, Scott was honored with the Frost & Sullivan IP Telephony Executive of the Year Award. It is presented each year to the individual who has excelled in developing and executing a business strategy allowing his or her company to gain market leadership. In 2006, Scott was recognized as a “Top 100 Voice” in the IP Communications Industry by Internet Telephony magazine.
Prior to BroadSoft, Scott was Vice President of Marketing at VocalTec Communications, the pioneer and a leading developer of VoIP software solutions. From 1995 to 1999, Scott spearheaded numerous groundbreaking initiatives, including the development of the first commercial VoIP product and the creation of the VoIP service provider industry. In the 1990s, Scott created one of the first IP video products for the consumer market as a senior marketing exec with VocalTec, the pioneering VoIP company. Scott holds an MBA from Yale University.