Alon Cohen is an entrepreneur, inventor and is widely recognized as one of the creators of the Voice over IP industry.
Alon Cohen was the co-founder of VocalTec Communications (NASDAQ:VOCL), the first company to provide Internet voice technology worldwide, which in 1996 was one of the earliest successful Internet IPOs.
Alon Cohen joined Phone.com as its EVP/CTO after founding and managing a series of business ventures. As an innovator Alon Cohen authored 6 US patents on different communications technologies, including the “Audio Transceiver” (US Patent 5,825,771) which is the basis for Voice over the Internet (VoIP) technology.
Alon Cohen is the recipient of many awards and accolades for his innovative work including the “VoIP Visionary Award” (2005) from Pulvermedia.
Cohen represented the State of Israel in the United Nations negotiations of the ITU Study Group 16 for the development and ratification of global VoIP standards.
Cohen was also named, by “The Marker”, a leading Israeli Business Newspaper, as one of the “100 Most Influential Israelis” in Israel’s High Technology history in September 2005.
Cohen holds an MBA and BSC.EE from Tel Aviv University.