Jim Van Meggelen
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Jim Van Meggelen is a founding partner and CTO of ClearlyCore Inc., a Canadian-based provider of open-source telephony solutions. He has over thirty years of enterprise telecom experience, with extensive knowledge of both legacy and VoIP equipment.
Jim was the architect of two of the world's largest managed enterprise voice networks; each solution serving roughly twenty-thousand users in more than one-thousand communities across Canada, providing telecommunications in five different languages, through six time zones, administered completely from a central location. These networks pioneered the use of extensive automation and database control in a branch voice network - functionalities not generally available in proprietary telecommunications systems. Jim has now moved on from the world of proprietary telecom, and is committed to open-source telephony.
Jim is one of the principal contributors to the Asterisk Documentation Project, and is co-author of the bestselling O'Reilly book, Asterisk: The Definitive Guide.
Jim lives in a small hamlet 1.5 hours East of Toronto.