Dr. Brent Kelly is a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research and President of KelCor, Inc. He focuses on the unique intersection of unified communications, social business, cloud services, video and mobility. Dr. Kelly provides strategy and counsel to key clients including Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, investment analysts, venture capitalists, technology policy executives, sell-side firms and technology buyers.
Prior to joining Constellation, Dr. Kelly served for 10 years as a partner at Wainhouse Research where he was the primary author of most of the firm’s unified communications reports and forecasts. Dr. Kelly is a regular presenter at Enterprise Connect (formerly VoiceCon), the communications industry trade show where his well-respected, half-day tutorials have covered topics such as hosted and managed unified communications services, Microsoft Office Communications Server technical deep dives and IBM Lotus Sametime architectural reviews. He has also taught seminars in North America, Europe, Australia and South America.
Dr. Kelly has experience as the Vice President of Marketing for Sorenson Vision, an early innovator in the IP communications space, and he has served as the chief executive in a privately-held manufacturing company. Prior to this, Dr. Kelly was part of the team at Schlumberger that built the devices Intel used to test its Pentium microprocessors. He also led teams developing real-time data acquisition and control systems and adaptive intelligent design systems (artificial intelligence systems) for use in several Schlumberger Oil Field services companies. His experience includes 4 1/2 years doing research and development in France.
He has worked as a research engineer for Conoco, implementing more efficient mathematical convergence methods for oil reservoir simulators, and as a process engineer for Monsanto. Dr. Kelly has a Ph.D. in engineering from Texas A&M University specializing in thermodynamics and a B.S. in engineering from Brigham Young University. He is serving in his second term as an elected official in his community.
Moving Communications to the Cloud
Virtualization & robust cloud-services along with a need to optimize operations are causing organizations to consider communications as a service (CaaS). CaaS presents an answer to the pain organizations experience trying to keep up with the rapid rate of change in the UC & collaboration space.
WebRTC, Voice, Video, and Collaboration on *ANY* Browser
WebRTC is rapidly emerging as a standard way to employ voice and video in a web browser without plugins. WebRTC moves RTC from the realm of voice, video, and telecom specialists to the worldwide cadre of web developers. The potential for transformation and disruption is enormous.