Michael Finneran


Michael Finneran is an independent consultant and industry analyst specializing in wireless technologies, mobile unified communications and fixed/mobile convergence. He has more than 30 years in the networking field and is the author of Voice Over Wireless LANs: The Complete Guide (Elsevier, 2008). His expertise spans the full range of wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, 3G/4G cellular, WiMax and RFID.

In the consulting area, Michael has provided assistance to carriers, equipment vendors, end users and investment firms in the United States and overseas. He has appeared at hundreds of trade shows and industry conferences, including Enterprise Connect (formerly VoiceCon) and Interop; he now serves as the program chair for wireless and mobility at Enterprise Connect.

Michael is also prolific writer; for 23 years he wrote the Networking Intelligence column for Business Communications Review. He now contributes on wireless and mobility to numerous publications. As an educator, he has conducted more than 2,000 seminars on networking topics globally, including the graduate telecommunications program at Pace University and programs at the Center for the Study of Data Processing at Washington University in St. Louis. His programs are now offered through Telecom+UC Training. A longtime member of the Society of Telecommunications Consultants, Michael holds a master's degree in marketing and management  information systems from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.