Daniel Berninger

Independent Communications Architect

Washington, DC based independent communication architect. Expert in technical and regulatory aspects of Internet enabled disruptive communications and active in VoIP since 1995. Daniel’s work as a open communication architect started with the original assessment of VoIP at Bell Laboratories , technical contributions to the founding of Free World Dialup , and continued with the first VoIP deployments at Verizon , HP , and NASA after joining VocalTec Communications . He won a VON Pioneer Award as co-founder of the VON Coalition. Daniel led the founding teams, created the business model, and recruited the CEO’s for ITXC (Tom Evslin) and Vonage (Jeffrey Citron).

Daniel is frequently cited on regulatory, antitrust, and VoIP matters — Business Week, WSJ, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Forbes, Associated Press, Dow Jones, Info World and trade press.