Track: TMC University: Open Source (TMCU3)
Advantages of Open Source VoIP
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 9:00-9:45am|
Establishing a truly standards-based solution in the market requires a broadly accepted technology and a business model that leads to pervasive adoption. In the telephony market, this requires combining two parallel worlds: VoIP and open source. VoIP solutions provide the scalability of voice integration over data networks, reducing long distance toll charges and eliminating the need to run separate networks for voice and data. Open source drives commoditization of traditional telephony hardware and software. In using the two technologies together, true interoperability emerges between products and the closed proprietary world of voice communications is left behind. In this session, attendees will learn the advantages of using an open source VoIP solution in their own business and IT environment
Luca Filigheddu (Moderator)
VP Strategic Initiatives
Regional Sales Manager
Director Product Management, Mid Market and SMB Solutions
Director, Business Development
Opportunities in Deploying Open Source Applications
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 10:00-10:45am|
Open Source tools hold much promise for helping developers to build innovative applications that can be part of an overall open source-based telephony solution. The speakers in this session will share their experience and explain how they were able to leverage open source technology to build successful applications and successful businesses. Attendees will learn ho to deploy open source-based applications from experts who live the experience every day.
Senior VoIP Engineer
Understanding Open Source Standards
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 11:00-11:45am|
In order to ensure interoperability among disparate applications and solutions, it’s important to leverage standards such as SIP. This session will explore several standards (namely XML and Open SER) and how they interoperate with SIP and how they help push the advantages of that standard. Attendees will glean a better understanding of what it will take to ensure standards-based interoperability with SIP in an open source environment.
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Sales, Indirect Channels and Carriers
Using Open Source to Roll Out Next-Generation Applications
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 12:45-1:30pm|
Open source has moved beyond the domain of hobbyists into a dependable enterprise communications technology. The presenters of this session will address a number topics surrounding open source telephony, specifically, how carriers and service providers can leverage open source to roll-out their VoIP solutions and develop their next generation services. The speakers will provide an insider’s perspective on the state of open source telephony, offering practical enterprise knowledge as industry experts.
VP Marketing and Sales
Recognizing the Opportunities in the SMB Market
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 1:45-2:30pm|
Many SMBs find the idea of cutting their phone bill and, perhaps more important, being able to take advantage of applications that unify voice and data, very appealing. However, research also shows that SMBs are confused about the products on the market and often lack the in-house technical expertise to comfortably sort through the options.
Vendors of all sizes are coming out with products that are designed to be easier to use and many big telecom equipment vendors are moving downstream from the enterprise market to SMB with tailored offerings, which only serves to add to the SMBs’ confusion. In this session, the presenter will help attendees better understand the factors affecting their opportunities in the SMB market and determine how they can make the most of its opportunities.
VP, Product Management
TMC University Exam
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 2:45-3:30pm|