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ESIGETEL, MSc , Computer Science and Telecommunication 1992

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David Gurle

David Gurlé is Vice President and General Manager for Skype for Business. He has more than 17 years of telecommunications and collaboration technology industry experience that he brings to his role.

Before joining Skype, David worked for Thomson Reuters, where he served as its Global Head of Collaboration Services and Head of its largest business in Asia, the Sales & Trading Business Division. During that time, he built the team which was responsible for all the business and product development and support functions of Thomson Reuters’ Collaboration Services business and was responsible for increasing the Reuters Messaging community size to more than 350 million users.

Earlier, David spent more than three years running Microsoft’s Real Time Communications business, a group that he founded. While at Microsoft, David co-authored several Internet Engineering Task Force standards for presence and instant messaging for SIP.

Prior to Microsoft, David was Corporate Vice President, Business Alliances at VocalTec, the IP telephony pioneer, where he established and managed partnerships with a number of Tier I telecommunications service providers and hardware vendors, including Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Marconi. He also spent time at ETSI, France Telecom and started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation. David has also co-authored a number of books on VoIP and IP Telephony.

He graduated ESIGETEL with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications.

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