21 nonprofits join Google’s first generative AI accelerator

As a board member for a series of Non-Profit organizations, I was excited to read about how Google.org┬áhas launched its first generative AI accelerator program, supporting 21 nonprofits focused on various social impact areas like climate, health, education, and crisis response. These organizations will receive mentorship, technical training, and funding to develop high-impact applications of … Read more

Presentations that Resonate: The Shift from Impress to Express

In the realm of impactful communication, it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to dazzle our audience with our knowledge and expertise. However, true connection and lasting impact come from a place of authenticity and value, not from the grandiosity of our presentation skills. Taking cues from contemporary insights and my own experiences, … Read more

The Never-Ending Battle for AI Dominance: A Look at the Feature Battle Between Tech Giants

In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI), it seems like every week brings news of a new breakthrough or innovation from companies like OpenAI, Google, Meta, and others. These announcements often revolve around introducing new features or capabilities, reminiscent of the fierce battles witnessed between tech giants. In looking at this never-ending ongoing … Read more

AI in Business Transformation

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most transformative technologies in recent years, revolutionizing various industries, including healthcare, finance, and transportation. It has the potential to create significant business value and drive innovation. To get started, let’s look at some basics. AI can best be defined as the simulation of human intelligence in machines … Read more

Navigating the Future of Telecommunications: A Deep Dive into IT Expo 2024’s Most Anticipated Panels

At IT Expo 2024, which will be held again in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting Tuesday, February 13th,  I’ll moderate five panels exploring cutting-edge IT and telecom topics, from generational IT strategies to the Metaverse’s impact on telcos. These sessions aim to bridge knowledge gaps, inspire innovation, and provide strategic insights for attendees to shape the … Read more

The VoIP Hardware Business Has The Pulver Order to Thank

The Pulver Order of 2004 significantly influenced the SIP phone industry, catalyzing growth and innovation among key players like Snom, Poly, Grandstream, Yealink, and Logitech. The industry’s expansion was demonstrated through increasing revenues and diversified product ranges, highlighting the order’s impact on creating a conducive environment for VoIP technologies to thrive. Since the FCC’s historic … Read more

The Pulver Order: A Game Changer in Telecom – The Andy Analysis

In 2004, when the FCC dropped the Pulver Order bombshell, it wasn’t just a regulatory shift; it was a seismic wave that redefined the telecom battleground. This wasn’t just about legal jargon; it was a green light for a telecom renaissance, where VoIP wasn’t just a tool but a weapon for industry titans. In reality, … Read more

Why The Pulver Order Is Important

In the ever-evolving landscape of telecommunications, few regulatory decisions have had as profound an impact as the Pulver Order. This landmark 2004 FCC ruling, named after Jeff Pulver, a pioneer in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, set a precedent that has been instrumental in shaping the future of digital communication. It’s considered a pivotal … Read more

Celebrating Two Decades of Telecommunications Evolution: The 20th Anniversary of the Pulver Order

A Look Back and Ahead at the National Press Club, Washington D.C. On February 12, 2024, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will host a milestone event marking the 20th anniversary of a decision that transformed the telecommunications landscape: the Pulver Order. This seminal moment, which occurred two decades ago, represented a major leap … Read more

The eSIM Solution is Easy

During my global travels, I’ve navigated the challenge of staying locally connected for over 20 years. Since 1999, acquiring local SIM cards for my cell phones has always been both a game and a challenge, starting with a memorable purchase in France that included opening a French bank account, buying my first of two Nokia … Read more