Disaster Preparedness Workshop Thursday, January 25 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Located in Ballroom A-B
Recent national disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, have
shown that too many companies do not have an effective plan
to ensure business continuity in the case of a disaster. The
truth is, major disasters are rare – it’s the smaller calamities,
such as power outages, fire, or local floods, that are far more
common and affect ill-prepared businesses every single day.
The Disaster Preparedness Workshop is designed to help
businesses create a safe, solid, and relatively easy-toimplement
solution to ensure continuity of business in the case
of a disaster of any size. Co-sponsored by the Enterprise
Communications Association, this workshop will focus on the
use of converged IP Solutions to seamlessly transfer vital
functions and back up critical data, preventing loss and
minimizing downtime during a business interruption of
The half-day workshop will host a selection of rotating
panelists to address the most important issue for any
enterprise – how to avoid a serious interruption of business
operations. Panelists will include application vendors, resellers,
and managed services providers from the DPCF participating
companies. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so
come prepared with questions for the panelists.
A Disaster Planning Forum
Initiative Sponsored By:
A FREETutorial Seminar Teaching Resellers How To
Effectively Sell VoIP Equipment & Services
How To Make Money Selling VoIP
TMC president Rich Tehrani, ABP president Robert Messer, and
other industry experts will draw on over 25 years of
experience in the telecom market to help you take advantage
of the VoIP market explosion. Learn how to "talk-the-talk,"
how to bundle services to create more attractive offerings, and
how to sell VoIP as an add-on to existing infrastructure.
The Enterprise Communications Association (ECA,
www.encomm.org) is presenting its very successful panel
format, Reseller Live.
This session is structured to maximize reseller participation.
Topics include E911, VoIP security, FoIP, Top 5 Reasons to
Implement VoIP, and other key industry issues. Reseller
participation begins now - please submit your suggestions
addressing: A.) The #1 challenge resellers must overcome to
win customer acceptance of VoIP; B.) The #1 closer (feature,
price, etc.) to clinch the sale; and C.) The most important
resource a vendor can provide to help you increase VoIP
The panel will review your submissions and select the
most frequent, innovative suggestions for full discussion.
Ingate's SIP Trunking Seminar Series
January 24 – 26, 2007 Broward County Convention Ctr
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join us for ï¿½The SIP Trunking Series: Everything you Need to Knowï¿½ at Internet Telephony Conference and Expo January 24 ï¿½ 26, 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. These educational seminars are free, and include a comprehensive Professional Development Program where you can earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate. Solutions Tracks are also offered, with information and real-world case studies from proven deployments.
The SIP Trunking Series is sponsored by Ingateï¿½ Systems and TMC, and held with leading IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking service providers and thought leaders in enterprise IP communications.
INGATE SIP TRUNKING SEMINARS SCHEDULE Part I: SIP Trunking Professional Development Program
Wednesday January 24, 2007
SIP Trunking Professional Development ï¿½ Introduction
SIP Trunking ï¿½ The Service Provider
BandTel, CBeyond, Level 3
Hear the industry's leading experts in a moderated panel discussion
aimed at exploring the market and finding out exactly where we
stand today. Get perspectives from the leading service providers
exploring next generation solutions, including the latest
developments, a glimpse into the future, and some real-life
implementation tales that you won't want to miss. Topics will range
to include net neutrality, the latest government regulations,
competitive pressures, the advent of fixed/mobile convergence and
IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), wireless considerations such as WiFi
and WiMAX, IPTV, and Triple Play strategies, and so much more. It's
an exciting time - and a challenging time - to be a service
provider in today's climate. Come to this keynote-level session to
hear more about this market from the service providers who are
living it every day. Attendees are encouraged to bring their
questions and we'll bring the industry leaders who are best
positioned to provide the answers.
The Voice Peering
Fabric (VPF), the preferred
platform for carriers and
enterprises to exchange
telephony and applications
services, is pleased to
organize another distinctive Voice Peering Workshop at the ITEXPO
East 2007! This workshop brings to the ITEXPO attendees a team
of experts from the telephone, hardware and software industries.
Their business strategies and technical insight will be the answer to
your questions and concerns relating to voice/video routing and
interconnections. The workshop panel discussions present the state
of direct peering, putting you on track to harness the full potential
of IP communications.
8:30am - 9:15am Voice Peering 101
9:15am - 10:00am Peering with IP PBX's SIP trunking is not new with carriers. Accompanied by the recent
introduction of ENUM, Enterprises have picked up on these
techniques to reduce operating costs by moving telephone calls
directly into an IP environment. Discover what is involved in this
implementation and how to peer your voice traffic with popular IP
PBX software and hardware systems.
1:30 - 2:15 pm Enterprise Voice Security & QoS While online banking and shopping soars in popularity, the
consumer market has increasingly relied on the public Internet for
online transaction. Responsibility of secure communications and
transactions falls heavily on companies that have converged their
voice and data networks. This session will provide the latest security
& QoS reference designs, architectures and implementation models
at both the network and application layers for the transmission of
2:30 - 3:15 pm All aboard the IP train This is the trend in voice communications! Carriers are in,
Enterprises are in, and hundreds of billions of minutes are switched
annually via IP! Find out what motivations are behind this business
decision and how they unlocked the potential of IP communications
from industry leading executives.
3:30 - 4:15 pm Beyond VoIP What lies beyond the converged voice and data networks? The
battle of choice: searching and deciding on what multimedia
applications to include in our networks. It is no longer the choice
between iPod and MP3 players. This session will discuss services
and products which further changes the way we conduct business.
Are You Ready?
Wednesday, January 24, 3:45 pm
Hurricanes. Tornados. Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Our first
thoughts turn to the safety of loved ones. However, once the
dust settles, our thoughts turn immediately back to getting
our businesses back on their feet and back to the business
of making money.
Snowstorms. Vandalization. An errant backhoe. A fire in a
neighboring business. On the surface, these occurrences don't
sound so tragic, but experience has shown us that business
disruptions caused by these seemingly benign events can be
far, far more problematic when it comes to getting a business
back up and running.
This special panel discussion will focus on what you, as an
owner or operations manager of an enterprise, need to know
in order to prepare for the inevitable service disruption due to
forces beyond your control, and what you need to do to keep
your lights on, keep your phones operational, and keep your
business connected. Our experts will share their perspectives
and discuss best practices, and most importantly, they will be
prepared to answer questions from the audience, helping you
learn what you need to know to effectively prepare for the day
Ask a Geek is a vendor-neutral booth full of experts waiting to help you with whatever technical issues you have. A variety of technical fields, 50 years combined experience... there aren't many questions they can't answer. Including yours. Stop by Booth #1229 to Ask a Geek.