Fall 2011 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On Friday, September 30th, our Distinguished Speaker will be Tim Root, Founder and CTO / VP of Engineering at VGo Communications.




Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: 431 Stearns Center

RSVP: Please contact Jennifer Kaddy at for more information.

Tim Root is the inventor and a co-founder of VGo Communications and oversees product development as its CTO and Vice President of Product Development. Mr. Root brings more than 20 years of systems design and world class management experience to VGo. Mr. Root developed the first product concept and then lead the building of the company. Today he is the innovative leader of company as well as the development organization and is responsible for the product road map.

Mr. Root has extensive expertise and successfully designed and engineered products that have captured leading market share within the video conferencing industry. Mr. Root has previously held senior management positions at OzVision, Polycom (PLCM) and PictureTel (PCTL) corporations. At OzVision Mr. Root served as CTO and VP Product Development. At Polycom he served as CTO & VP Business Development, which involved overall responsibility for the technical and business direction of Polycom’s Video Division representing over $300M in revenues, and VP Strategy, which involved developing a fully integrated product strategy for the company’s Audio, Video, and Network Divisions. At PictureTel, he held Director of Product Development and CTO positions and led the company to a recognized world class leader in video conferencing. The company was successfully sold to Polycom (PLCM) for $362M.

Mr. Root has also served as a strategic consultant within the video communications industry helping companies create new products and business revenues. Clients have included Avaya, Nortel, RemoteReality, and Revolabs. Prior to PictureTel Mr. Root was a Sr. Engineer developing DSP based defense related imaging systems. Mr. Root has a dual degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Sloan achieving a SM in Management and Engineering, an MSEE, DSP and Video from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a BSEE, Computers from Northeastern University.

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