Russell Bennett

Russell Bennett is the Principal at UC Insights and has over 20 years of experience in the software technology business in Europe, Asia and North America. For over 10 years he has been at the leading edge of SIP and unified communications product development and has played a significant role in most aspects of the development of that technology.

* In 2000, he joined dynamicsoft (acquired by Cisco Systems), where he led the product teams that created the first implementation of SIP-based presence as well as providing SIP routing network elements for many of the early next generation communications networks such as Vonage, Level(3) and Sprint.

* In 2003, he joined Avaya to lead the SIP Infrastructure Core Team and brought to market the Avaya Converged Communications Server and a SIP-enabled version of the Avaya Communication Manager IP-PBX.

* From 2004-10 he was a Program Manager within the Microsoft Unified Communications Group, where he:

--Defined the strategy for the integration of OCS 2007 with traditional telephony and led the team that implemented the OCS Mediation Server;
--Created the OCS voice partner verification program, the Open Interoperability Program, which included the SIP Trunking program;
--Played a significant role in initiating the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum.

Recent posts by Russell

December 2, 2015
Video conferencing has finally taken its rightful place as a core business tool. Companies around the world are depending on video enabled meetings to empower their people, serve clients better, and c...
November 17, 2015
Managing SIP communications, including multivendor contact center systems, corporate IP telephony, and UC applications, is becoming more complex-and more time consuming. Nemertes Research projects sho...
October 28, 2015
Enterprises know that a mobile-first strategy will enable employees to work more efficiently and effectively, and be more responsive. Seventy-three percent of senior executives see their mobile device...