Chairman of the Executive Committee of Nominum
Joined on July 18, 2006
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Chris Risley is Chairman of the Executive Committee of Nominum, Inc, an IP name and address software company.
Mr. Risley joined Nominum with over 30 years of management experience, including service as CEO of NewChannel, an e-business service provider, as Entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, and as Chairman and CEO of ON Technology Corp., a network software provider. He lead the ON Technology IPO in 1995. On was the #36 on the INC 100 Fastest Growing Public Companies List in 1996 growing revenues 2700% over 5 years.
Prior to his experience in the software industry, Mr. Risley spent thirteen years with European industrial companies including BTR plc (now Invensys) and Advisor to the Chairman of British Aerospace during BAe's turnaround.
Mr. Risley earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Cornell.
ENUM has a critical role to play in telephony services convergence. Although many carriers are adopting ENUM there are myths swirling around the confuse newcomers. In data networks, the domain name system (DNS) is responsible for converting Uniform Resource Locators (URL's) to IP addresses in order to route data traffic. The ENUM protocol performs a similar essential function of linking E.164 telephone numbers to Universal Resource Identifiers (URIs) -- enabling communication services to use traditional phone numbers to set up calls over IP networks. Unfortunately, there's a good deal of hype and confusion around ENUM, which might lead carriers to delay ENUM implementations. That delay would be a mistake... more»