Three-Part Series:
Benefits of SIP Communications for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

SERIES 1

ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE ( Webinar presented on: Thursday, September 8)

The Benefits of SIP Communications via the CLOUD - A Primer for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Learn about the benefits of SIP Communications via the Cloud and how these technological innovations have made cloud solutions a practical, reliable approach for small and mid sized businesses. You will hear how SIP enables advanced capabilities that improve efficiency and reduce cost enabling your business to compete more effectively in a tough marketplace.


SERIES 2

ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE ( Webinar presented on: Thursday, September 22)

The Benefits of SIP Communications for Small and Medium Businesses in the Pure IP - Open Source environment

The emergence of the Open Source environment has created new communication and collaboration options for small and medium sized businesses. Learn how the powerful combination of SIP Communications and Open Source can benefit your business and give you a competitive edge.

- SIP and Open Source - How does it work?
- Advantages of the Open Source approach
- What Are the Benefits to my business?
- Is SIP and Open Source right for me?
- How do I get started with SIP-based open source solutions?

SPEAKERS:
Steven L. Greiwe, Panasonic ASM Eastern Region
Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMCnet


SERIES 3

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 2:00pm EST 11:00am PST
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Exceeding Expectations - The Power of SIP Communications for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

The SIP market is growing rapidly as manufacturers bring a wider variety of solutions to market and small and medium sized businesses discover the benefits this new technology offers them. Learn how the different options in SIP solutions can benefit your business.

- What is SIP and what are the benefits of SIP solutions?
- Is SIP reliable?
- What are the financial advantages to SIP?
- What are the feature sets associated with SIP solutions?
- How Do I Know if SIP is right for my business?


SPEAKERS:
Richard Huebner, Panasonic Regional Manger SIP Endpoints
Peter Bernstein, Senior Editor, TMCnet

Michael S. Chase,
Panasonic National Manager - SIP Endpoints

Mike Chase is currently employed by Panasonic System Networks Company of America as the National Manager of SIP services and Endpoints and has been working in the Telecommunications industry for over 23 years. Mike is a “hands on” telecommunications professional whose history includes owning his own successful Interconnect Company in Florida and working with two of the largest and most reliable manufactures of telephony equipment. His credentials include certifications in numerous voice and data hardware / software solutions ranging from traditional telephony platforms, pure IP solutions and, now, hosted solutions.

A graduate with honors from Wabash College in 1986 and post graduate studies at the Indiana University school of Business, Mike has spent the last 5 ½ years at Panasonic working with and assisting the elite dealer channel both as an Area Manager and a National Account Liaison. His most recent success stories all point to the introduction of SIP trunking and Endpoints / networking to a wide range of businesses (Verticals) with unique needs and applications.


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.

Steven L. Greiwe,
Panasonic ASM Eastern Region

Steve Greiwe is currently employed by Panasonic System Networks Company of America as the ASM of SIP services and Endpoints and has been working in the Telecommunications industry for over 20 years. Steve is a “hands on” telecommunications professional whose history includes owning his own successful Interconnect & Long distance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. His credentials include certifications in numerous voice and data hardware / software solutions ranging from both domestic & international traditional telephony platforms, pure IP solutions fixed broadband Wireless and various hosted solutions. Steve has worked in the VOIP industry in various upper management roles for various companies such CTI Group, Enhanced Telecom, New Global Telecom, and LCI/Qwest.

A graduate from Wilmington College in 1981 and post graduate studies at the Xavier University school of Education, Steve has spent the last 5 years in various roles in Business Development and Product Development of wireless and VoIP products. His most recent success stories all point to the introduction of Wireless & Hosted SIP Products to a wide range of Service Providers & Businesses (Verticals) with unique needs and applications.

Moderators:

Erik K. Linask
Group Editorial Director TMCnet

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.


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.


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