Bill Verthein has been with the Lync (and Skype for Business ) team for over 7 years and has been involved in communications for over 20 years. Bill is currently responsible for Skype for Business voice and his team is currently focused on lighting up Global Cloud Telephony. Bill has been at Microsoft for almost 15 years. Prior to his time with Lync and Skype for Business Bill led the first Microsoft Smartphone program and later ran a large part of the Windows Networking team. Outside of Microsoft Bill has worked for an LTE air link cellular startup and drove the Business Productivity Smartphone portfolio at Motorola as well. Bill holds 12 Patents in communications with dozens more pending.