David Casem, CEO, Telnyx
As a self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, David built the first iteration of a phone company using open-source software, a few relationships and a license from the FCC. Telnyx is now a global software-defined telco whose problem domain includes identifying the best submarine cables to interconnect continents and understanding international regulatory systems to arbitrage wireless spectrum. When David's not driving the product and technical vision of the company, he works to bring a counter-balance to the incumbents' preference for the status quo as a member of the North American Numbering Council, a Federal Advisory Committee. David studied Economics at Swarthmore College and splits his time between Telnyx's offices in Chicago and Dublin.