Primary Focus Areas:
Unified Communications, VOIP/IP Telephony, Video/Audio/Web Conferencing, Team Collaboration, SIP trunking, Session Border Control, UC-as-a-Service, UC Operations, Management, and Business Value Measurement
Other Areas of Expertise:
Network Communication and Services, Mobility and Mobile Security, Contact Center and Customer Engagement
Irwin Lazar develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises enterprise and vendor clients on technology strategy, adoption and business metrics. Irwin is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the digital workplace, covering enterprise communications and collaboration as an industry analyst for over 20 years.
A sought-after speaker and author, Irwin is a blogger for NoJitter.com and contributor for SearchUnifiedCommunications.com writing on topics including team collaboration, UC, cloud, adoption, SD-WAN, CPaaS, WebRTC, and more. He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect, InfoComm, and FutureIT. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm.
Irwin’s earlier background was in IP network and security architecture, design, and operations where he advised global organizations and held direct operational responsibility for worldwide voice and data networks.
Irwin holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Radford University, where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Ordnance Corps. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Outside of Metrigy, Irwin has been active in Scouting for over ten years as a Scouting leader with Troop 1882 in Haymarket, VA.