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David Sims - TMCnet CRM Alert Columnist[February 15, 2005]

Time Warner Telecom´┐Żs Michael Rouleau to Deliver Internet Telephony Conference Keynote

By David Sims, TMCnet CRM Alert Columnist

Norwalk, Conn.-based Technology Marketing Corporation has announced that Michael A. Rouleau, Time Warner Telecom’s senior vice president for business development and strategy, will deliver a keynote address at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo Miami 2005.

The conference runs from February 22 through the 25 th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami. Mr. Rouleau will speak Friday, February 25, 2005 at 9:45 am. Admission to his address is free for all registered attendees.

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo is the world’s largest VoIP marketplace, and the theme of this year’s event is “Witness the Evolution of IP Telephony: VoIP 2.0”. The conference and exposition will feature comprehensive education for both the individual and enterprise interested in selecting and deploying VoIP solutions.

Before being named Senior Vice President Marketing and Business Development in November 1999, Rouleau was Vice President of Marketing for U.S. West !Nterprise Networking.

At U.S. West Rouleau was responsible for the launch of MegaBit and !Nteract Services, and for the management of a $2.2 billion product portfolio focused on network-based transport and applications solutions for U.S. West !Nterprise. He was responsible for product development, marketing and management of voice, data and video network services that included MegaBit (xDSL), ISDN, Frame Relay, Cell Relay, Private Line, Complex Voice and AIN services.

“Time Warner Telecom is an industry leader in building fiber networks and bringing innovative products to market,” said Mr. Rouleau at his 1999 hiring by Time Warner. “It is exciting to join a company that is well-positioned to provide next generation data, Internet and voice products to customers.”

Rouleau has more than 22 years of data and telecom industry experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

“Service providers hold many keys to the growth and proliferation of VoIP. The innovative services they bring to market will help drive VoIP adoption. It is a real benefit to our attendees to be able to learn about the vision Time Warner Telecom has for a VoIP World. I personally look forward to hearing Mr. Rouleau’s thoughts on what forces will drive VoIP into homes and offices in the coming years,” said TMC President and Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani.

“The question is not, what technology? It is what solution will help customers win in a very competitive marketplace,” said Rouleau. “How the industry takes technologies, like VoIP, and crafts them into real solutions to deliver real benefits for customers, is what separates the contenders from the pretenders in this industry. As more and more businesses converge their voice and data networks, aligning with the right service provider is becoming even more critical.”

In addition to Mr. Rouleau’s keynote address, the show features four days of conferences, networking opportunities, and an Exhibit Hall featuring all of the latest IP telephony solutions. Lucent Technologies, Nortel, NEC, Digium and others are also scheduled to deliver keynotes at the conference.

David Sims is contributing editor and CRM Alert columnist for TMCnet.

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