Voice & Data Converge On Miami!
Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO
Miami 2001 Hotel Inter-Continental, Miami, FL February 7-9
idea was so obvious. In fact, it may have been the shortest 'new product
idea' meeting in American business history. The first two installments of Internet
Telephony Conference & EXPO -- held in San Diego -- were complete
sellouts. Every inch of booth space, every conference pass, every hotel
room on Coronado Island: SOLD OUT. So it was obvious that a new, second
show in a world-class East Coast venue was what the industry needed.
Why? Because it is more necessary than ever to stay on top of changes
taking place in the fast-growing IP telephony industry. Besides, attending
one show every 12 months is simply not enough to keep you abreast of the
rapid advances in Internet telephony technology.
And so, (drum roll please...) Technology Marketing Corporation is
pleased to announce Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO Miami. For
2001, the conference has been expanded to offer countless new and unique
sessions. In fact we've added an International & Latin America track
to go hand in hand with our fantastic Miami location, in order to feed an
ever-increasing hunger for knowledge in the international market for
Internet telephony. Whether you are an enterprise end user, a next-gen or
other service provider, a developer, or a reseller, you are virtually
assured of leaving the show knowing how every new IP telephony development
and trend affects your business.
Conference hours for Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO Miami
are as follows:
- Wednesday February 7 --
- Thursday February 8 -- 8:30am5:30pm
- Friday February 9 -- 8:30am4:15pm
Essentially the program breaks down into six distinct conference tracks
with anywhere from five to fifteen sessions under each heading. Some
tracks will continue for the duration of the EXPO, while others are
scheduled for only one or two days. Following are the track descriptions
for Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO Miami together with the days
they will be available.
Corporate/Enterprise Track (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Learn about Fax-Over-IP solutions; Internet telephony gateway
selection and implementation; Voice-Over-DSL solutions; voice-enabled
e-commerce options; IP-enabled PBXs and VoIP upgrade options; LAN-based
telephony; unified messaging; telecommuting solutions; collaborative
computing; and much more!
Service Provider Track (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
This track is for Telcos, IXC, CLEC, RBOC, ISP, PTT, etc. -- any
provider who is looking to deploy the latest IP-based enhanced telephony
services, including prospective startup ITSPs (Internet telephony service
providers), ASPs (Application Service Providers) and ICPs (Integrated
Developer/Reseller Track (Wednesday, Thursday)
Discuss development and the sale/support of specific IP telephony
products. Sessions will include evaluating Internet telephony building
blocks; detailing ways to stress test IP telephony solutions; building
carrier class systems; Linux and open-source development issues; quality
of service imperatives; an in-depth review of competing standards;
selecting the right Internet telephony API; choosing the optimal computing
platform; and more!
General & Special Interest Track (Wednesday, Thursday)
Learn how to make an airtight business case for deploying IP telephony
solutions; find out the essential marketing techniques for your new
Internet telephony service; explore the opportunities of streaming media;
examine vXML and the emerging market for Internet voice portals and audio
ISPs; and more!
Spotlight On Development Track (Friday)
This special one-day track provides an innovative forum for learning
about unique vendor development perspectives and techniques. Geared to the
serious Internet telephony developer, each of three special development
conference sessions will provide an in-depth discussion of a specific
vendor's Internet telephony development environment.
International & Latin America Track (Friday)
Delve into the steps you need to take to successfully expand overseas
or across borders. Service provider sessions focus on proven applications
for international service, including simple resale, prepaid, and callback;
partnering strategies with local governments and incumbent providers; and
leveraging services of a VoIP clearinghouse to gain a global footprint.
Vendors, learn strategies for managing expansion from experts, enabling
you to learn (and profit) from their experiences.
The Exhibit Hall at Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO Miami is
where you'll find all of the latest products resulting from the
convergence of voice, video, fax, and data on display for you to review,
test, and compare. The Exhibit Hall will also feature ConvergeNET -- back
for a third straight year! This live, on-site network serves as a
multivendor interoperability proving ground, showcasing IP telephony
standards compliance. It consists of an IP-based network that brings IP
telephony clients, gateways, and gatekeepers together in a
proof-of-concept environment -- right on the show floor. For more
information, contact ConvergeNET Director Adam Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit Hall hours at the show will be as follows:
- Thursday February 8 -- 11am6pm
- Friday February 9 -- 11am3pm
SEE YOU IN MIAMI
So there you have it: A quick rundown of what you can expect to see at
the first-ever east coast Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO. And if
you think we chose Miami in February by accident, think again. We're from
Connecticut, and frankly it gets rather wintry here that time of year.
Sign up now at the show's official Web
site. See you in sunny Miami!
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