Since 2009, Ken Cavanaugh has been leading strategic alliances and partnerships around unified communications and mobile/5G technologies starting with Metaswitch Networks which was later acquired by Microsoft in 2020. Today, Ken is currently focused on developing 5G private edge partnerships and enterprise engagements within Microsoft’s Azure for Operators private MEC and private 5G core group. Before Metaswitch, Ken was a marketing and corporate development executive at GENBAND (today known as Ribbon Communications) for nine years from its initial start-up to becoming a leading communication supplier of Voice over IP and real-time IP communication software. Mr. Cavanaugh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Notre Dame, his Masters of System Engineering from Virginia Tech, and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.