Track: Unified Communications (UC)
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 9:00-9:45am|
Unified Communications and key technologies such as Mobility, Presence, Availability, Collaboration, and Unified Messaging are evolving. Mobility for example, is about more than a call to a mobile device; it is about the freedom to communicate wherever you are with the same ease and effectiveness you would if in the office. Similarly Presence and Availability are the start of a technology trend to enable people to better understand the intellectual proximity and context of the person with whom they wish to interact. Finally, collaboration and the emerging world of cost effective, real-time, always on video, is on the path to emulating physical presence and interactions. A unified communications environment is something that will be achieved over time. It is a destination rather than a particular product, application, or even solution. It requires the cooperation of vendors and interoperation of vendor technologies to become a reality.
Vice President of Professional Services
Chief Technical Officer
Director, Analyst & Consultant Relations
Network Management & QoS
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 10:00-10:45am|
Unified communications has the potential to transform the way organizations conduct business. But while UC holds great promise for enterprises, it requires a carefully considered strategy to successfully roll out these applications and then manage them after deployment. This presentation will address new technologies and strategies that are enabling enterprises to “unify” and streamline the management of unified communications. As these new applications are added to the network, what are the key network performance considerations and how can you manage them?
Partner and Community Developer
Unified Communications Product Manager
Product Marketing Management
NetScout Systems, Inc.
Exploring Mobility in Unified Communications
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 11:00-11:45am|
Until you can unify applications on a mobile handset, you cannot achieve the benefits that unified communications has the potential to provide. Dual-mode mobile smartphones work 100% wirelessly and were built for voice conversations as well as messaging that can be conducted equally over WiFi or cellular. This session will discuss solutions available today that can unlock the power of dual-mode phones, providing the technology that enables seamless roaming between WiFi and cellular networks. Solutions that can be integrated into the handset so that end users can make calls, send e-mail, send IMs and broadcast their presence from any location making true Unified Communications a reality.
Michael Stanford (Moderator)
Michael Stanford LLC
Director of Product Management
VP, Wholesale Services
EVP Product and Business development
UC for the SMB
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 12:45-1:30pm|
With the convergence of voice and data networks, we are witnessing the first significant shift in voice communications since the introduction of the digital PBX in the 1970s and the cellular phone in the 1980s. In fact, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of the current PBX installed base is evaluating the migration to IP telephony. But for a specific segment of the small business market, the shift to unified communications means facing potentially greater challenges than opportunities. This presentation will provide small business owners with a glimpse into the current state of the telecom market, and the size and specific telecommunications needs of the growing, yet largely neglected segment within the SMB market.
VP of Product & Marketing
Chief Technology Officer
Unified Communications Round Table: The Future of the Industry
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 1:45-2:30pm|
Attend this round table session for a lively discussion on products, services and the state of the unified communications industry. In this session, a panel of industry experts will provide valuable insight into what is happening in our industry — from which vendors are delivering product today and which vendors you should be tracking for tomorrow’s solution, to what you should look for in sourcing and implementing a UC solution. This session is a must for anyone working on or planning to develop a UC strategy.
Mark Ricca (Moderator)
VP of Products & Marketing
VP of Business Operations