Ted Smith leads a team of engineers within Oracle’s communication division. He has been in the networking and communications industry for 20+ years. His experience stems from hardware/software/SaaS vendors and service providers where he has provided customers valuable solutions to solve their business problems and transformation. He has been with Oracle for 8 years, starting pre-acquisition at Acme Packet. He is heavily involved in guiding conversations around Oracle Communications’ strategy of Unified Communications, Contact Centers, Security, SD-WAN Networking and management and monitoring of networks. In addition, he is influential in the direction of the Session Border Controller’s role in Enterprise organizations’ communication networks. As elements get deployed on a customer premise, in a private data center or in public cloud, he and his team are building best practices for hybrid multi-cloud solutions.