Vonage SD-WAN – A Consultant/Vonage Business Dialogue

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This pre-recorded podcast features a Q&A between two technology consultants and a Vonage SD-WAN expert, driven by the needs and interests of consultants on behalf of their enterprise clients.

Key discussion points:

  • Market trends, drivers and migration
  • Deployment challenges and benefits, such as integration, security, multi-cloud connectivity
  • Vendor selection criteria
  • Why Vonage, including our fully-managed offerings and use case successes



  • J.R. Simmons – President, COMgroup

J.R. Simmons has over 30 years experience as a full-services independent consultant providing planning, design, and implementation management for complex networks, work-stream collaboration solutions, and multi-media call centers. He has taught college level telecommunications classes, is a frequent public speaker, and a regular contributor to No Jitter and BCStrategies. Mr. Simmons is President and owner of COMgroup, a seven-member consulting firm in Kirkland, Washington.

  • Ari Reingowsky – President, Trien & Associates

Trien & Associates is a vendor-agnostic consulting firm, providing professional guidance to their clients regarding all aspects of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Trien & Associates professionally evaluates their clients’ Information and Communication Technology needs; determines the best combination of systems and services to meet those requirements; formulates RFP/RFQ documents; evaluates bids/vendors and negotiates vendor discounts. Trien then acts to implement their recommendations and project manage the installation of these various systems and services, on-time, to our clients’ satisfaction.

Vonage Business

  • Jeff Savage, Vice President of Enterprise Sales

Jeff has been delivering cloud based communications for businesses for more than 18 years including telephony, contact center, mobility, and network. Today, CPaaS, workflow/app integration, and AI help lead digital transformation for communications. Jeff enjoys the ability to help design better business outcomes leveraging technology for Vonage customers.

  • Sanjay Srinivasan, PhD – Vice President and Chief Architect, Vonage

As Vice President and Chief Architect for Vonage, Sanjay Srinivasan is responsible for the Company’s sales engineering and product research. With more than 20 years of experience and expertise in the areas of data networks, voice services and hosted application services, Sanjay’s areas of expertise include network design, SD-WAN, VoIP, software architecture and development, service provider process engineering, product marketing and development, and network and service operations.

In 2015, Sanjay received the Top CTO AZ Top Tech Exec Award, an annual recognition honoring Phoenix’s finest leaders in technology. He was also instrumental in efforts leading to Frost & Sullivan’s recognition of Telesphere for its 2015 CIO Impact Award in Enterprise Architecture. Sanjay holds a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a member of Engineering Honor societies Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.