Track: Keynotes (K)
Unified Communications Shootout
|Monday - 02/02/09, 4:45-5:30pm|
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see several vendors pitch their Unified Communications solutions and position their products against one another! We’ve invited several of the leading unified communications solutions vendors to make the case for choosing their offerings; they’ll lay out the business case, what differentiates them from the competition, give a quick demonstration of how their system works… and then it’s up to the next vendor in line to try and top that! Vendors will have to hurry … they’ll have 5-7 minutes to make their pitch and then the spotlight will turn to their competition. We’ll wrap up the action with a quick Q&A and it’s up to the audience to see how the vendors did.
Solutions Marketing Manager
Director, Strategic Enterprise Technologies
Vice President, Product Management
VP of Business Development
Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Alliances
Service Provider Roundtable
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 9:15-10:00am|
As the financial markets batter the telecommunications industry, we felt it made sense to gather some of the industry’s most innovative service providers on a single stage to hear their thoughts in this moderated discussion that explores the market in the hopes of finding out exactly where we stand today. Get perspectives from the leading service providers exploring next generation solutions, including the latest developments, a glimpse into the future, and some real-life implementation tales that you won't want to miss. Topics will range to include what the changes in Washington mean to the telecom space, market challenges, competitive pressures, mobility and the buzz surrounding next-generation wireless technologies and much more. It’s an exciting time — and a challenging time, for certain — to be a service provider in today’s climate. Come to this keynote-level session to hear more about this market from the service providers who are living it every day. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and we'll bring the industry leaders who are best positioned to provide the answers.
Chief Strategy Officer
Michael A. Rouleau
Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy
VP Business Development
Andy Abramson (Moderator)
David Byrd (Moderator)
Founder, Chief Creative Officer
Raven Guru Marketing
Director of Communication Services
Founder and Inventor
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -- John Frederiksen, Microsoft
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 10:00-10:30am|
John Frederiksen is General Manager of the Response Point business for Microsoft. He leads the Response Point team’s Product Development, Marketing, and Business Development organizations with a charter to deliver effective and efficient communications and collaboration solutions to businesses world-wide.
He is a 15 year Microsoft veteran with broad experiences in Product Management and Services. John directed Microsoft Services Product Management and Marketing groups, delivering the marketing needs of Microsoft’s 15,000 employee-strong Enterprise Support and Consulting Services business. He also has managed the microsoft.com website, one of the world’s busiest online properties. Earlier in his career he owned Product Management for Windows Client, the Windows Server businesses and lead launches of Windows XP and Windows 2000 Server.
John holds a BSEE from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -- Danny Windham, Digium
|Tuesday - 02/03/09, 10:30-11:00am|
Danny Windham joined Digium, the Asterisk Company, in February, 2007 as CEO. Digium is the creator, sponsor and primary developer of Asterisk; the most widely used open source telephony software. Digium's product lines include a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and businesses to implement turnkey solutions or to design their own VoIP systems. In his role of CEO, Windham is responsible for setting corporate strategy and executing day to day business operations.
Prior to joining Digium, Windham served as president and chief operating officer of ADTRAN, a global provider of networking and communications equipment. Windham joined ADTRAN in 1989 following ADTRAN's successful acquisition of Processing Telecom Technologies, a company Windham co-founded in 1986. Prior to becoming president/COO in 2005, Windham served as the senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Networks Division.
Windham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University where he was named a Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2001 and also holds an MBA from Florida Tech.
Chief Executive Officer