Hosted SIP Solutions for the SMB Market
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:00pm EST 11:00am PST

In this session you will learn why companies are starting to move away from traditional PBX technology toward a SIP-based approach, including hosted SIP-based telephony solutions. Covered in this session is what is driving this transition, why it is occurring now, and how you as an owner of a small or mid-sized business can leverage this change in the marketplace to your benefit.

Learn about the advantages of hosted solutions and determine if it is the right approach for your business.

Richard Huebner
Panasonic Regional Manger SIP Endpoints

Richard Huebner has been in the Telecommunications industry for over 24 years, he is currently employed by Panasonic Systems networks Company of North America as Regional Manager of SIP Endpoints. Rich has worked with a number of large manufacturers in the Telecommunications arena and because of this background has a vast knowledge of this ever changing market. He has acquired numerous certificates in voice and data, and a solution, applications, convergence and collaborations based approach has led him to embrace pure IP based solutions. This in turn has led him to the Hosted market.

Richard has held a number of different titles and positions in the telecommunications industry which involve: setting up and implementing a technical training group, launching new products in the VOIP market, Setting up new sales markets, working with and setting up both dealers and distributors in a tier 3 distribution market, working with and setting up national accounts, and now working in the hosted market.


Peter Bernstein
Senior Editor TMCnet

Peter Bernstein is a seasoned writer and professional with deep experience in the communications and IT industries. As a top-level industry analyst, Peter has keynoted major technology events and has been cited numerous times by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Communications Week, among other publications.

Bernstein has authored or co-authored market research studies, CEO speeches, white papers, articles, and other content for major companies in the technology markets. His experience includes work with Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Equant, France Telecom, HP, Siemens, Verizon, Nortel, Wave Systems, and many more. He held the position of director of global marketing and communications at Telcordia.

Having been on Advisory Boards for 15 technology start-up firms, Bernstein most recently worked as a consultant to C-level executives on all aspects of marketing communications strategy and tactics – from concept to cash, crisis management, brand stewardship, and helping establish metrics, manage processes and leadership practices.