Dave Michels

Business • Technology

Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel talk (kind of like text messaging but with spoken words) with various guests mostly related to enterprise communications.

Popular episodes

TalkingHeadz Bonus Episode with Davide and Laura of Avaya OneCloud CPaaS

Jul 20 • 37:34

Dave and Evanhost their first TalkingHeadz foursome. In this episode we meet with Davide Petramala and Laura Faughtenberry of Avaya OneCloud CPaaS.

Avaya is best known for its powerful enterprise contact centers which can now do even more with OneCloud CPaaS. In this podcast we find out more about how/when Avaya got into the CPaaS business, and how customers are using it to...

TalkingHeadz with Aurangzeb Khan from Jabra

Jul 10 • 30:46

Dave and Evanmeet with Aurangzeb Khan, SVP GN Jabra.

Aurangzeb was co-founder & CEO of Altia Systems which Jabra (GN Netcom) acquired in 2019. Currently,  Aurangzeb is the SVP of Intelligent Vision Systems at Jabra, best known for its Panacast products. The PanaCast products use multiple cameras, or a cam-array to create real-time, immersive video.
Earlier, Aurangzeb was Pr...

TalkingHeadz with Kira Makagon of RingCentral

Jun 24 • 33:13

Dave and Evanmeet with Kira Makagon, Chief Innovation Officer, RingCentral.

Kira is a serial entrepreneur that landed at RingCentral in 2012. In her current role as Chief Innovation Officer she leads product strategy, product management and design, engineering and R&D.  She has had a tremendous impact on RingCentral.

Before RingCentral she co-founded several technology comp...

TalkingHeadz Bonus with Evan MacMillian at Gridspace

Jun 12 • 30:55

Dave and Evanmeet with Evan MacMillion, CEO and Co-Founder of Gridspace.

We had to pull Evan out of the garage to record this podcast. Gridspace is a collaboration between SRI Speech Labs and some fellow Stanford engineers. It is pioneering real-time speech infrastructure for contact centers and developers. 

Gridspace was formed in 2012 as a collaboration between SRI Speech ...

TalkingHeadz with Rowan Trollope of Five9

Jun 4 • 50:05

Dave and Evanmeet withRowan Trollope, the CEO of cloud contact center provider Five9

Rowan was named the CEO of Five9 in May of 2018. Though many of us within the industry met him during his three years as the head of Cisco Collaboration. 

Rowan is passionate about how digital transformation revolutionizes the way we communicate. He is a self-proclaimed geek and self-taugh...

TalkingHeadz with Salesforce VP and Author Karen Mangia

May 25 • 32:42

Evan and Davechat with Karen Mangia, VP Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce.

Karen Mangia focuses on strategies for personal and professional success, and she regularly works with executives, managers and future leaders at companies of all sizes globally.  She published two books in 2020:  Listen Up! How to Tune In To Customers, And Turn Down the Noise and Working F...

TalkingHeadz with John Saw, EVP at T-Mobile

May 11 • 40:03

Evan and Davechat with John Saw, the CTO of T-Mobile

John Saw is the EVP of Advanced and Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile, and is responsible for constantly evaluating ways to disrupt wireless communications. John was previously the CTO at Sprint and came to T-Mobile as a result of the companies merging. John was also the CTO at Clearwire before the company was acquired ...

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Bill Wignall, CEO of Sangoma

Apr 27 • 40:17

Evan and Davechat with Bill Wignall, the CEO of Sangoma Communications

You may not be that familiar with Bill or Sangoma, but both are industry giants that have  outperformed their peers and the broader industry.  Bill has guided Sangoma through tremendous growth and transformation, largely through acquisitions. 

Sangoma is known for its plug-and-play, enterprise grade sol...

TalkingHeadz with OJ and Simen of Neat

Apr 6 • 40:20

Evan and Davechat with OJ Winge and Simen Teigre, the founders of Neat

Neat came out of stealth at Zoomtopia 2019. The company is new, but on day one had extensive expertise in both video and video hardware. OJ and Simen were part of Tandberg which is arguably the most innovative source of video technologies (both before and after its 2010 acquisition by Cisco). 

Both OJ a...

TalkingHeadz with Karl Hantho, President Americas, Pexip

Mar 21 • 36:05

Evan and Davechat with Karl Hantho of Pexip

Pexip is the result of a 2019 merger between Pexip and Videxio -- both started by a group of visionary industry veterans, both offshoots of Tandberg. They set out to break down the barriers which were making enterprise video conferencing expensive, and difficult to use, manage and scale. Pexip provides interoperability with Micr...

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