Carl Ford has been exploring internetworking issues his entire career. From the development of custom networks from SONET Rings and fiber optics to special AIN features, Carl's 20+ years have always focused on satisfying customers needs. This focus has given him a unique grasp on the impact that cost, regulatory and marketing issues have in rolling out new services.
While working on Verizon's Internet strategy, Carl focused on the internetworking side of the business service for and billing technologies. Carl utilized this experience when he joined Telcordia to manage billing solutions for the first Class 5 Softswitch.
Carl later took his experience to Pulvermedia where he advocated for new VoIP protocols with various standards bodies. As a community developer for Pulvermedia, Carl developed all of the VON Conference content and became a significant voice for VON, a very successful IP Communications event.
As an integral part of the IP Communications community, Carl has been instrumental in helping develop various trade organizations and has advised many companies on both strategic and technical issues to satisfy the needs of these company's customers.
Today, Carl Ford, s as a partner at Crossfire Media, is developing programs that bring to light an understanding of the issues required for delivering broadband wireless Internet services with existing technologies and facilitated by a variety of smart end user devices. As a board member of the VON Coalition, Carl runs weekly phone calls to communicate the latest regulatory issues affecting the entire industry. Carl writes for FierceVoIP, 4G-Wireless Evolution and blogs his unique views at http://www.imhocorp.com.