The Board’s responsibilities include providing more value to the events’ attendees, including but not limited to: timely speaking topics and inspiring speakers for the CEO Roundtables; innovative new partnerships; and new ways to give back to the telecom and tech community.
Telecom Exchange (TEX) Advisory Board Members
Jaymie Scotto Cutaia
As CEO of JSA, Jaymie oversees all aspects of company activities and operations, including sales, finance, marketing, public relations, events, advisory board management and product execution. Jaymie has a broad range of experience in marketing domestic and international technology companies, both public and private, and offers a journalistic view on strategic content writing. Jaymie is also CEO and Founder of DealCenter, LLC, an online meeting system for event planners and associations. Prior to founding both companies, Jaymie was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Telx, the premier operator of colocation and interconnection facilities in the US. Jaymie contributed a creative approach to marketing business strategies and a journalistic understanding of networking and media research on all matters of event planning, marketing and PR for the company. Prior to Telx, Jaymie worked as a news producer for MSNBC, a 24-hour, national news organization. Recognizing and encouraging her writing skills, MSNBC supported her story writing and research efforts into global headlines, including her Emmy-award winning coverage of the terror attacks on September 11th.
Teri Francis is a longtime industry executive with over 20 years of diverse experience in telecommunications, internet, data center, and cloud networking arenas. She has held senior leadership positions in areas such a product management, technology strategy, engineering, and operations. Most recently Teri was the Chief Product Officer at Console Connect, responsible for the overall product and marketing strategy of their automated SaaS-based network platform. Before joining Console, Teri served as Vice President, Technology Development at Equinix where she led the technology strategy, architecture, and engineering teams designing next generation cloud interconnection. Prior to Equinix, Teri was Vice President of Customer Solutions at NTT America responsible for product development and customer engineering for their global IP network. Ms. Francis received a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Highly accomplished Telecom Executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, management, and execution of the sales cycle for U.S and International Dark Fiber, Managed Services, Voice and Data Products and Services, Cloud Adoption Specialist, Direct Connect SDI™ Specialties include: Expert skills in sales and business development, building and maintaining profitable relationships with partners, vendors, and customers. Superior knowledge of contract negotiation and ability to deliver favorable terms and conditions; adept at closing deals and evaluating complex transactional documents.
Vikal Kapoor of New York, NY is a dynamic global executive with a keen sense of the macro-forces and technologies that drive shareholder value, per his tenure in sales, strategy and operations working at Bloomberg LP, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan.
Under Vikal’s leadership, Dapps is rapidly maturing from idea to trusted Blockchain partner for Salesforce Executives and Global 2000 executives in the US, Europe and Asia. Dapps is continuously invited to join international blockchain initiatives, such as Salesforce 2018 World Tour in Paris, New York and Tokyo; JapanETRO and Salesforce LegoCity 2018 to be powered by Dapps™.
Prior to founding Dapps, Vikal lead the growth and sale of EquityNet, a US-based fin-tech to Capital Foundry Investment Bank. Previously, Vikal was the CEO of Swiss PE-backed Adminex and Gild International. He is also an entrepreneur and angel investor in Kviar, ArloSkye and Saladworks. Vikal completed his MBA from ESADE Business School, graduated with dual bachelors in Information Systems and Finance from the University of Maryland and the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. He is deeply passionate about the human experience and the confluence of factors, like the gaian principles that move us towards the betterment of humanity.
Ms. Pine is currently VP of Sales &Business Development at EdgeConneX, where they’ve created, defined and are innovating at the Edge, infrastructure solutions via her customers’ demands. At EdgeConnex, Ms. Pine provides her clients with purpose-built, edge-of-network facilities that enable the fastest delivery of bandwidth intensive, latency sensitive content and applications to the end user. Ms. Pine has over 20 years of experience that began in the wireless space, but has peaked in the datacenter industry for the better part of this time. While this space changed rapidly, her agility to adapt to many of these changes kept her front and center. She has been integral to some of the most complex projects, lead and mentored her teams to learn and succeed along with her during her career, which truly exhibits her passion for helping others achieve their goals. Ms. Pine has been invited to assist and lead conversations of how to solve customer problems, issues, and needs- but to also follow-through and get it done for them. Over the course of her career, Elsa has provided best-in-class consultative sales to the top Media and Cloud ecosystem customers.Prior to EdgeConneX, Elsa has built a professional network and lead teams at CoreSite, Equinix and AT&T to achieve outstanding results through her tenure. Elsa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western Connecticut State University. She resides in central New Jersey with her husband, and 3 children. When she’s not cheering her kids on sidelines, you can usually catch her doing some SUP Yoga by the shore.
Mona is actively working on several data center and mission critical technology projects, including business development for Digital Crossroads at Lake Michigan in Hammond, Indiana. Her primary responsibility is to market and lease Digital Crossroads Data Center, one of the largest high power independent wholesale Data complex’s in the Midwest with a potential 550 MW on 68 acres. Prior to Colliers, Ms. Weisberg worked with RCN, responsible for business development with the commercial Real Estate community to ensure access of RCN’s fiber optic network to NYC’s premier properties. Before RCN, Ms. Weisberg was Director of Client Relations/Real Estate for Eureka Broadband Corporation. She originated and maintained relationships with national and regional commercial real estate owners representing over 100 landlords, 200 million square feet/3000 commercial office buildings in five markets; then as Director of Real Estate she compiled a portfolio of over 750 buildings in the Northeast. She established her real estate career at Solomon Associates, where she partnered to launch the Philadelphia tri-state area’s first and most successful on-going Retail Tenant Representation firm. Ms. Weisberg holds a B.A. from Drew University and real estate license in New York. She is also a member of REBNY.