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ITEXPO Keynote Panel Explores Growth Opportunities for Service Providers, What That Means for the Enterprise and Consumer
[January 14, 2013]

ITEXPO Keynote Panel Explores Growth Opportunities for Service Providers, What That Means for the Enterprise and Consumer

Visionaries from Alcatel-Lucent, Firespotter Labs, Sansay (News - Alert), Sonus and tw telecom to discuss trends evolving the role of network operators

NORWALK, CT - January 14, 2013 - Industry experts from Alcatel-Lucent, Firespotter Labs, Sansay, Sonus and tw telecom will take to the ITEXPO Miami 2013 stage on January 31 to examine the role of network operators in the keynote panel, 'The Future of Service Providers - Dumb Pipes or Global Leaders,' TMC announced.
ITEXPO Miami 2013, the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show, is held January 30 - February 1, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

The Future of Service Providers - Dumb Pipes or Global Leaders Panelists Include:
  • Alcatel-Lucent: Jason Collins, Vice President of Emerging Technology and Innovation
  • Firespotter Labs: Craig Walker, CEO and founder
  • Sansay: Glen Gerhard, vice president of Product Management
  • Sonus: David Tipping (News - Alert), vice president and General Manager, SBC Business Unit
  • tw telecom: Michael A. Rouleau, senior vice president
  • Keynote Panel Moderated By: TMC Senior Editor Peter Bernstein
In a data-driven world, what will be the role of the network operators? Will they be 'dumb pipe' companies, or will they leverage their unique assets - communications infrastructure, connectivity, market coverage and customer intimacy - to emerge as the hubs of dynamic global ecosystems? Rhetoric on this subject has been replaced with reality. New capabilities and services are being developed and delivered to customers in multiple form factors on multiple screens, and developments like virtualization, WebRTC, and CDNs further threaten the value of the network operator as a traditional service provider.
The coming months will require a strategy decision on the part of network owners: Will they cede the high value-added ground to others or succeed in asserting the imperative of their centrality to creating the future? TMC Senior Editor and 35-year veteran of the telecom industry, Peter Bernstein, will lead this critical discussion with a panel of high-profile vendors with a critical stake to claim in the new service delivery paradigm.
'In an industry where change is the norm, it is critical for service providers to continuously evaluate their roles and responsibilities in the industry,' said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC CEO and ITEXPO conference chairman. 'This session addresses how service providers can adapt and stay relevant as new services and capabilities are developed. We are thrilled to have these experts sharing their opinions on this topic.'
Registration for ITEXPO is now open. For a limited time - the Platinum Pass is $99, and allows access to all ITEXPO Conference Events. Your ITEXPO conference registration also includes access to sessions within the collocated Asterisk World and Cloud4SMB programs.
ITEXPO is proudly supported by: Diamond Sponsors: Digium, Telefónica; Platinum Sponsors: AudioCodes, NETXUSA, Interactive Intelligence (News - Alert), Sansay; Gold Sponsors: Adtran, Commlogik, 888VoIP, Genesys, Sagemcom, Sangoma, snom, tw telecom, TAQUA, Vitelity, Voxbone, Yealink.
For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities for ITEXPO Miami, contact Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino, (203) 852-6800 x109. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.
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