VoIP is one of the hottest sectors in technology today; it is changing the way the world communicates, and the world is taking note. The second annual VoIP Developer Conference — taking place at the South San Francisco Conference Center — is the only conference in the United States where developers can gather to meet and network and to learn how to quickly develop new VoIP applications that are in high demand.
Delegates to the VoIP Developer Conference can expect the usual high-quality conference proceedings that TMC has become famous for. The advantages of attending this conference are many:
• Learn how best to leverage the available development tools on the market.
• Discover what you need to know about today’s hottest technologies: SIP, WiFi telephony, DSP development, Presence, Peer-to-Peer, Linux telephony, and more.
• See hands-on demos and compare products from industry leaders.
• Take advantage of unmatched networking opportunities with your peers in the VoIP development community.
• Acquire the knowledge needed to develop new applications for Wireless/ WiFi telephony, perhaps the most promising aspect of the VoIP explosion.
• Acquire Tools for Development in the Entire Spectrum of VoIP Products: video over IP, SIP, cable telephony, wireless/WiFi telephony, software development and hardware/device development.
The show has already established a tradition of presenting a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers, and this year is no different. The development community will hear expert commentary and insightful thoughts from industry leaders AudioCodes, Avaya, and Aculab.
Mr. Percy is Director of Business Development at AudioCodes, a leading provider of Voice over IP telephony enabling technology and systems components. Mr. Percy joined AudioCodes in July 2001, bringing over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, networking and wireless equipment industries. Mr. Percy is a well respected and frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Scott McKechnie is Director of the Application Enablement Services in the Converged Systems Division at Avaya. He is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in developing a powerful new Application Platform for third-party ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), SI (System Integrators), and Corporate Application Developers to create the next generation of converged telephony and business solutions for our Avaya customers. McKechnie has been in the communication industry for over 23 years. He has extensive experience in the digital PBX technology, software development best practices and leading small rapid response development teams.
Mike Donoghue, Aculab’s Vice President of Sales, is responsible for leading the growth of Aculab’s sales and customer support activities in the Americas Region. Mike brings over 18 years of experience to Aculab, growing both established and emerging companies in the communications industry. His initial experience was gained at Brooktrout Technology where his responsibilities over a 13-year period included National Sales Manager, Managing Director, Europe, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and General Manager. Prior to joining Aculab, Mike was the Vice President of Sales & Business Development for iMPath Networks, where he also served as interim CEO.
Rick Ringel, director of engineering at Inter-Tel, said of last year’s conference, “Every session I attended was interesting and valuable.” Once again the editors of Internet Telephony magazine have worked hard to create a conference program that is at once unique and second to none. Broken into five tracks spanning three days, the conference will cover the hottest topics in the VoIP development space, from hardware and software development, to SIP and wireless development trends, and other essential issues.
Here’s a sample of just some of the cutting-edge session titles that will be presented at the conference this August:
• Voice Quality — Challenges Facing VoIP Carriers
• IMS & Wireline to Wireless Convergence
• Real-Time Performance and Voice Quality on Single Core RISC Devices
• Utilizing SoC for Building Carrier-Grade Fault-Tolerant Hardware
• How to Construct World-Class VoIP Applications on Next Generation Hardware
• Designing Applications Using DSPs
• Developing a Next-Generation Roadmap for VoIP Migration
• Developing Applications Using Host Processing Instead Of DSPs
• Developing SIP Compliant VoIP Solutions for Mobile
• Voice over WiMAX Development Trends
• Voice Over WLAN and IP Phone System Architecture
The conference is taking place at the South San Francisco Conference Center, which is centrally located just one mile north of San Francisco International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, and just a short jaunt from the Silicon Valley. The proximity of this event to the vast population of developers of all stripes bodes well for the opportunity to meet and network with the best and brightest that the industry has to offer. The official show hotel is the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites San Francisco Airport. For more information, and to book rooms, please call the hotel directly at 650-624-3700. IT