Dave Michels is the Principal Analyst and Founder of TalkingPointz. He has extensive experience with all levels of the enterprise communications industry. Dave works with global providers, public and private investors and other industry participants (channels and consultants) to provide insights and guidance about the industry and how industry offerings transform enterprise workflow and collaboration.

Dave closely monitors industry news and trends, and shares insightful commentary and analysis in his posts and reports on TalkingPointz. Additionally, Dave contributes to many industry sites, presents regularly at industry events, and provides advisory services to industry stakeholders. The Director of the Innovation Showcase at Direct Connect, Dave is required to be current on all things enterprise communications. Those who need to know appreciate his breadth and depth of knowledge as well as his NO-BS (and no ads) style!

Dave started out in the technical organizations of end user companies prior to starting Buffalo Communications, a VAR, which he sold in 2010. Over the last 10 years, Dave has focused his efforts on TalkingPointz and its irreverent, incisive take on the industry. Dave and Talkingpointz.com has become one of the most influential and often-quoted, linked content sources in the enterprise communications industry.

Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications from University of Colorado. He lives in Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @DaveMichels.

Dave Michels

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