FF SIG (SF) : Changing Business Strategies



  • ...models in an evolving industry.


    Amol Joshi, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing - BeVocal


    111 Sutter Street, 22nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104


    6:30-7:00 pm light dinner
    7:00-9:00 pm program


    $20, advance registration required by phone (408) 494-8378. Limited to company founders who are SDForum Members; no service providers, please.

    Presentation Overview

    Whether you are heading up a new startup tweaking its business plan in order to land funding or an existing organization looking for an added competitive edge in this changing economy, you’ve likely been agonizing over a variety of tough decisions. There are few experiences in the life of a founder more excruciating than altering your company’s “vision” and then implementing that new direction seamlessly and effectively. Our guest, Amol Joshi, recently underwent these experiences with BeVocal, and he will take some time to share with us his insights and lessons learned. This promises to be a stimulating discussion on an extremely timely topic.

    BeVocal is an award-winning provider of voice infrastructure software, applications and services that extend the power of every phone. BeVocal is the first company to create voice portal applications that can be personalized based on a caller's location, delivered to any device and customized via an open development platform. Telecommunications companies and businesses rely on BeVocal's automated phone solutions and scaleable hosting network to offer millions of callers intelligent dial tone services for retrieving information, managing messages and conducting transactions simply by speaking. Developers can build high quality voice applications using BeVocal's award-winning Web-based development platform, the BeVocal Café (http://cafe.bevocal.com/), recently named the #1 VoiceXML development environment and hosting service by an independent CT Labs test, while gaining access to millions of potential customers through BeVocal's carrier partners. BeVocal has been awarded "Best of Show - Voice Technology" at Upside Events’ Digital Living Room conference, "Investors' Choice" and "People's Choice" at Upside’s Showcase, and “Demo God” honors at IDG’s DEMOmobile. BeVocal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For additional information call 408-907-3200.

    About our Guest

    Amol Joshi

    As Vice President of Marketing, Amol works with BeVocal's customers, end users, and partners to understand market requirements and specify the features, functionality, hardware, and software for building voice portal solutions. He has both technical and sales experience in integrating IP telephony, unified messaging, and interactive voice response technologies to create new enhanced services. A recognized expert on the voice portal market, Amol acquired his industry expertise while working as the Asia Sales Manager for Brooktrout Technology, as the Director of Business Development for Asia - Pacific for NeTpower, and as a DSP Research Engineer at Panasonic, where he patented two audio signal processing products. Amol graduated from Dartmouth College with an MBA and a master's degree in Computer Engineering. He completed his undergraduate education at Georgia Tech, receiving a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.