Track: Trends in IP Communications (IP)
Is VoIP Dead? Where do we Stand?
|Thursday - 09/03/09, 8:30-9:15am|
Some pundits have already proclaimed VoIP to be dead and say we need to move on to the next thing. Is this really true? In this panel, industry experts will talk about the reality of Voice over IP in today’s marketplace. In tough economic times, the rollout of VoIP to carriers has slowed in some cases and speeded up in others. Let’s take a pulse on what’s really happening. The session will answer questions including:
• Have carriers stopped the migration from TDM to IP infrastructure?
• What are hot new use cases driving new VoIP rollouts?
• Is VoIP beginning to show up in the wireless world?
Matt Clark (Moderator)
Principal, Valuation Services
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Product Line Director, Integrated Media Gateways
Michael Khalilian (Moderator)
Chairman and President
NGN IMS Forum
Mobile UC Market Landscape
|Thursday - 09/03/09, 9:30-10:15am|
The market for mobile unified communications is constantly changing, with vendors adding features and support for third-party systems. This session will delve into the current state of the market landscape, touching on the availability of features for mobile unified communications from an array of vendors each with unique target markets, channels and customers. The fact that customers have so many choices, even given one or more brand of telephony system suggests that the mobile unified communications application has in fact progressed to the point of consistently delivering capabilities that improve the productivity and security of mobile workers. Join this panel discussion to learn about the latest solutions available on the market and — more importantly — learn what questions you should be asking your mobile UC solution vendor before spending your hard-earned dollars implementing a solution.
Brockmann & Company
President and CEO
Director, Product Management, Unified Communications
Tailoring Fax over IP Survivability
|Thursday - 09/03/09, 10:30-11:15am|
In today’s competitive and dynamic global business world, communication speed is critical to success. Organizations must cost-efficiently process contracts, invoices, purchase orders, and other legally binding, mission-critical documents. The fundamental business value of fax is: low costs, format insensitivity, ubiquity and global standardization, as well as transport velocity, security, and general robustness. Any downtime associated with efficient fax communications can potentially adversely impact employee productivity, revenue, customer service, compliance processes, and even corporate reputation. This session highlights the need for IT/network administrators, architects and business leaders to better understand the tradeoffs associated with different Fax over IP (FoIP) survivability” solutions. The adoption of a specific survivability strategy should not compromise the overall fax server solution’s scalability features and security attributes. This technical presentation will reveal the parameters of IP-optimized, fax “survivability” solutions for accelerating the ROI case for UC, bearing in mind today’s economic challenges.
Senior R&D Leader
When Voice Meets Web 2.0
|Thursday - 09/03/09, 1:00-1:45pm|
As with all technologies, voice communications continues to evolve in unexpected and innovative ways. Voice 2.0 is the concept of merging voice and data technologies to service businesses and lifestyles in ways never before dreamed possible. As a result, innovative start-ups are giving us new ways to manage our social network, schedule conference calls, avoid long distance fees, and navigate phone menus. Imagine having voice or calling preferences automatically set based on a person’s location or movements. Or the ability to automatically record, transcribe, and index conversations with customers that automatically initiate service changes without a representative’s input or interactions. This is the type of evolution that will be available in Voice 2.0.
Jon Arnold (Moderator)
J Arnold & Associates
Chief Innovation Officer
Cheif Vision Officer
Global Business Collaboration via Social Media and Marketing
|Thursday - 09/03/09, 2:00-2:45pm|
This was the description: Gone are the dinosaur days when your telephony company was assured of customers' loyalty based on cheap termination and fancy equipment. It is time to embrace SIP and open source technologies' opportunities such as virtual presence anywhere, one number, local international phone numbers and layering IP communications over your current SMB or SME offerings. Find out the experience of 12,500 clients we serve on DIDXchange and hosted white label voip solutions. We'll share the good, the bad and the ugly of our experience as well as our clients' experience. We'll highlight the user of wireless, video, podcast and other tools in promoting the success of service provider clients and IP communications conferences. Hear from DIDX CEO Suzanne Bowen and CTO and Inventor Rehan Ahmed, the facts and the possibilities!