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Plantronics Chief Technology Officer Joe Burton To Keynote WebRTC Conference & Expo
[October 25, 2012]

Plantronics Chief Technology Officer Joe Burton To Keynote WebRTC Conference & Expo

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First Keynote Announced For Leading Edge WebRTC Community Event Next Month in San Francisco

Norwalk, CT, October 25, 2012 - TMC, Systemwide Media and PKE Consulting, announced that Plantronics CTO Joe Burton has accepted an invitation to deliver a keynote address at their WebRTC Conference and Expo, November 27 - 29, 2012, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. WebRTC Conference and Expo is the event where the architects, enablers, and practitioners of WebRTC will gather to advance the standards, and discover the most promising emerging applications for WebRTC.

Mr. Burton serves as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for setting and driving Plantronics' technology direction and leading the company's global engineering teams and programs. Prior to joining Plantronics, he held several key executive, engineering leadership and architecture-level positions at Polycom, Cisco, and Active Voice. During Burton's 10 year career with Cisco, he served as Cisco's Chief Technology Officer for Unified Communications, encompassing call management, IP phones, contact center, conferencing, unified messaging, unified communications applications, and advanced UC technologies.
'WebRTC is a key technology for Plantronics. In 2016, there will be over four billion smart IP connected personal devices and WebRTC has the potential to make each a powerful communications end point for video, audio, text and information. With the simple communications integration and open standards, WebRTC will create an explosion in collaboration and new applications,' noted Joe Burton, senior vice president and CTO at Plantronics. 'As a leader in optimizing the audio communications experience, Plantronics sees WebRTC dramatically increasing the need for integrated personal audio devices to enable this communication.'

'WebRTC is rapidly transforming how people and businesses communicate, which has led to an enhanced user experience, lower costs and higher ease of use,' said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC and Conference Chairman. 'We're pleased to welcome Mr. Burton and Plantronics to discuss this change and ever evolving web and communications landscape with the WebRTC Conference and Expo participants.'
WebRTC Conference and Expo is supported by Diamond Sponsors Google, Plantronics; Platinum Sponsors Thrupoint, Zingaya; Silver Sponsor AddLive.
Registration for WebRTC Conference and Expo is open.  For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Dave Rodriguez at / 203-852-6800 x. 146. 
About PKE Consulting:
PKE Consulting provides strategic consulting at the intersection of computing, networking, and communications.  The company's primary focus is on how the integration of information and interaction can create value transformation for organizations.  PKE Consulting services include organization planning for how to best utilize technologies for transformation.  PKE Consulting also works to assure that the underlying network infrastructure is capable of supporting the new services.  PKE Consulting provides services both to end user organizations and to vendors.
About Systemwide Media:
Systemwide Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.

About TMC:
TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing magazines. The company is also the producer of ITEXPO (News - Alert), the world's leading B2B communications event., read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

TMC Contact:
Jennifer Terentiuk / Marketing Manager / / 203-852-6800 

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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