Sunday, January 6, 2008

SIP Forum Elects New Chairman and Appoints Managing Director

The SIP Forum announced today the recent election of Eric Burger, Deputy CTO of BEA Systems,

as Chairman of the SIP Forum Board of Directors, and the selection of Marc Robins as the Forum's new Managing Director. Dr. Burger is known for his numerous contributions on protocols to the IETF (including SIP, SIPPING, SIMPLE, LEMONADE, SPEECHSC, VPIM) and markup to the W3C (VoiceXML, CCXML, and MSCML.) He is the inventor of the Applications and Services Infrastructure concept, bringing the web development paradigm to telephony applications. Robins is currently the Chief Technology Evangelism Officer of Robins Consulting Group and has been continuously involved in the telecommunications industry as a reporter and analyst, editor and author, trade show producer and magazine publisher, and marketing executive and consultant for more than 25 years.

In addition, the Forum announced the election of Mark Enstrom, Product Manager of BroadSoft and Richard Shockey, Director of Technical Staff of NeuStar, Inc. to the SIP Forum Board of Directors.

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