About Me

Marc has been involved in the telecommunications industry as a leading reporter and analyst, editor and author, trade show producer and publisher, and marketing executive and consultant for more than 23 years. With a perspective honed by decades of consistent industry analysis and coverage, Marc is an internationally recognized authority in the field of IP telephony and new IP communications technologies and their commercial applications.

In mid-2003, Marc launched RCG (Robins Consulting Group), providing market intelligence; business development,; comprehensive marketing, communications and promotional services; online/Web site development; and educational and special events for the IP communications industry.

Over the course of his career, Marc has authored hundreds of articles and columns for leading industry magazines. He continues to evangelize new IP communications technologies as a regular contributor to BusinessWeek and other mainstream and business publications, as the author of his popular monthly column “Mind Share 2.0” for Internet Telephony® magazine (view search listing here), and as co-producer and co-chairman of the VoIP Demo and IP Communications Business Summit events. Marc is also a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events and is a commentator for a variety of radio shows on the subject of VoIP and IP telephony.

For five years, from 1998 to mid-2003, Marc served as Vice President of Publications and Trade Shows, Associate Group Publisher and Group Editorial Director at TMC (Technology Marketing Corporation). He was the co-founder, conference architect and Co-Chairman of the popular conference curriculums at all TMC events, such as the Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO, Communications Solutions EXPO, PlanetPDA, and BiometriTech. As Associate Group Publisher and Group Editorial Director, Marc managed the editorial and sales operations of a number of leading industry publications -- including Internet Telephony® magazine, Customer Inter@ction Solutions®, Communications Solutions®, and Communications ASP®. He was also responsible for directing the operation of TMC’s online business, TMCnet.com.

Prior to joining TMC, Marc served as VP of Marketing at Linkon Corporation – a computer telephony software and communications board vendor, where he successfully repositioned the company to focus on the IP telephony marketplace.

In 1988, Marc founded Robins Press, a leading publishing, market intelligence and consulting firm specializing in emerging telecommunications technologies and their commercial applications. Areas of focus included voice and fax processing, call center automation, computer telephony integration, and speech synthesis and recognition. Robins Press also published a number of best-selling and award-winning books and industry publications. Consulting clients included Hewlett Packard, IBM, AT&T, MCI, Nynex, British Telecom, France Telecom, Applied Voice Technology, Bank of America, Chrysler, Kodak, and Dialogic.

In the mid-1980s, Marc worked with Harry Newton, the original publisher of Computer Telephony, Teleconnect and Call Center magazines and producer of the Computer Telephony trade show, as associate editor and author.

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