Michael Garbe is the founder and President of Accelerated Connections, a business oriented ISP with national coverage. The company’s services include Internet, private networks, voice services (hosted PBX and SIP Trunking), colocation, hosting, cloud computing, and professional services. Michael founded the company in 2000. The focus of the company is on distributed enterprises with over 100 locations in sectors such as retail, restaurant, banking, etc. One of Michael’s proudest accomplishments is his role in the independent ISP community. He is a founding member of CNOC and holds the title of Vice President. Michael heads up the membership services side of CNOC, which includes the creation and ongoing efforts related to the Canadian ISP Summit. Prior to founding Accelerated Connections, Michael was the President of Fastwire Communications and Northgrove Technologies (a manufacturer’s representative.) He has also held various sales roles including senior account positions at Novell and ComputerLand. Michael has a degree in Political Science from York University in Toronto.
Vice President, Business and Hospitality
Gianni is responsible for all operating activities of OneConnect. As one of the original employees of Globalive and helping launch OneConnect in 2003, Gianni has an intimate understanding of all aspects of the business. Over the years, Gianni has helped develop strategy, expand product offers, build partnerships, and increase sales – all leading to positioning OneConnect as one of the largest independent providers of telecommunications services to the small and medium enterprise space in Canada. Prior to his current position, Gianni acted as Chief Technology Officer for both Globalive and OneConnect.
Director, Network Engineering
Ashvinder has led the core engineering group at OneConnect since inception. He has over 15 years of industry experience, ranging from real-time application development at Nortel and Globalive, to building and operating advanced VoIP and Multimedia architectures. Ashvinder and his team are responsible for managing the core VoIP and Network services infrastructure that deliver the OneConnect solution today. His broad experience in the design and implementation of VoIP technology and networking are key in OneConnect’s continuing excellence and strategic vision.