Founder of eComm Media, Inc
Joined on February 12, 2008 – United Kingdom
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Lee S. Dryburgh is a person-to-person communications technologist and visionary. His first love was the telephone and in his early 20's he wrote the best selling book on the SS7 telecommunication protocol suite (published by Cisco Press). He has spent his entire career working in engineering departments in 30+ countries and in 13+ States for major telecom operators and vendors. Noticing the displacement of the telephone and the increasing disconnect between operators and their customers, he embarked upon a Cisco sponsored engineering doctorate focusing on enabling conversation between relevant strangers. Being unhappy about a large demographic void in the conference space, he created eComm.
Our world finds itself at a critical juncture. Both trillions of dollars and the future of human communications including fundamental access to it are at stake. For telecom operators and media outlets there is not a migratory way from where we are to the future. There is a clear consumer shift underway that runs in the opposite direction to that of telecom and media incumbents; emergent social practice is increasingly clashing with the very structure and desires of incumbent players... It was for these reasons that one of the six keynote speakers invited to Spring 2009 Emerging Communications Conference (eComm) in San Francisco was Richard Whitt, Google's Washington Telecom and Media Counsel. His keynote was entitled, Tinkering without Tampering: Wrestling with Convergence and Communications Policy... more»
I recently had the opportunity to interview, Richard Whitt, Google's Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, who will be one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Emerging Communications Conference (eComm 2009) being held on March 3-5 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott. The following is the transcript of our phone conversation and the audio recording of the interview. more»
As many of you know, I'm launching the Emerging Communications (eComm) conference -- taking place next month in Silicon Valley, at the Computer History Museum. Communications innovation has been stagnant, in my opinion, for nearly a decade. Telecommunications and Internet communications both seem to be at somewhat of an impasse. The communications industry needs a forum to help break through the stagnancy and highlight the huge opportunity space that is emerging. The stagnancy has been strikingly more so in telecommunications... more»