February 2-4, 2011 Miami Beach Convention Center, FL
ITEXPO East 2011 - Communications Conference
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Keynote Presentation - Digium(K-01)

02/02/11,  3:30pm
Danny Windham currently serves CEO of Digium, a privately help Huntsville, AL based supplier of open source communications products and technology. Digium is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source telephony platform. Before joining Digium in early 2007, Windham was President and Chief Operating Officer of ADTRAN, Inc. ADTRAN is a publicly-held supplier of networking and communications equipment with annual revenues in excess of $500M. Danny holds a BSEE degree from Mississippi State University (1981) and an MBA from Florida Tech (1994). Danny joined ADTRAN in 1989 through the acquisition of Processing Telecom Technologies – a company he co-founded in 1986.

Business interests outside of Digium include serving as a board member of the Hudson Alpha Biotech Institute, the Huntsville, AL Chamber of Commerce, and the Heart of the Valley YMCA, and as an advisor for ServisFirst Bank. In 2001, Danny was selected as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow by Mississippi State University. He is married with two daughters, ages 21 and 18 and is an active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church of Madison, AL.
Presented by:
Danny Windham
Chief Executive Officer

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Keynote Presentation - Genband(K-02)

02/02/11,  4:00pm
Charlie Vogt is President and CEO of GENBAND. Since joining the Company in 2004, Vogt has been instrumental in GENBAND's growth from $5 million to an estimated $750 million in 2010.

Vogt directs one of the most exciting and dynamic telecom equipment suppliers in the communications market. Vogt successfully steered GENBAND through one of the most difficult market environments ever encountered in the telecom industry, while achieving 130% percent compound annual growth and growing from a single product company into a global market-share leader. GENBAND's growth and strategic acquisitions, including Tekelec's IP switching division, NextPoint Networks and Nortel's IP switching division, have transformed the company’s product and service portfolio, customer profile, global footprint and financial performance.

Under Vogt’s leadership, GENBAND has successfully secured business with two-thirds of the world’s largest service providers in the broad markets of fixed, mobile and cable. Today, GENBAND arguably possesses the most enviable IP switching and networking portfolio and employs 2,200 employees spanning 50 countries.

Vogt has received numerous awards for his leadership and corporate growth, including: Global Telecoms Business Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People, Dallas Metroplex Technology Business Council's Corporate CEO of the Year and “Fast 50”, Collin County 60 “#1 Fastest-Growing Company”, INC 500 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies”, Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500”, Saint Louis University's Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. In addition, Vogt has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts in both the corporate and educational sectors.

Vogt serves on the Board of Directors of Kentrox (Chairman), Procera Networks (PKT) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He is also an active member of Young Presidents Organization.

Prior to joining GENBAND, Vogt was instrumental in the operational and financial growth of five standard-setting technology companies that either became public companies or were acquired. Vogt was President and CEO of Taqua, which was acquired by Tekelec in March 2004. Before joining Taqua, Vogt held executive leadership positions at Santera Systems which was acquired by Tekelec in 2005; Accelerated Networks which executed an IPO in 2000 and Ascend Communications which was acquired by Lucent Technologies in 1999. Earlier in Vogt’s career, he held sales leadership positions at ADTRAN, Motorola and IBM.

Vogt holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Saint Louis University, where he also played Division I baseball. He is married and has three children.
Presented by:
Charlie Vogt

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Keynote Presentation - Adobe Systems Incorporated(K-03)

02/02/11,  4:30pm
The video landscape is expanding at a very fast pace, with the Flash Platform powering the top video sites around the world. The use of video has expanded from media and broadcast to other Enterprises, Education, Social Media and Government. Video enables the richest form of communication and collaboration and adoption of video within an enterprise requires planning on multiple levels of business and technology.

In this session, Pritham Shetty will talk about how our new Flash Media Server Family of products can meet the needs of these organizations, enabling them to reach their audience both internally and externally with dynamic, high-quality streaming video. Learn how our integrated family of products enable an end-to-end workflow for efficient live video encoding with Flash Media Live Encoder; rich interactive delivery and application plus IP-Level multicast with Flash Media Server; robust content protection and rights management with Flash Access and interactive, immersive playback with OSMF. More and more large enterprises are looking for simple solutions to get their employees empowered and engaged with video content. We will also review new solutions coming to market and how organizations can take advantage of video in for communication and collaboration.
Presented by:
Pritham Shetty
VP of Product Mgmt and Engineering for Rich Media Solutions
Adobe Systems Incorporated

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Keynote Presentation - Aculab(K-04)

02/03/11,  10:00am
Voice in the Clouds
Strategy, Architecture, Deployment
Cloud computing is the current darling of the IT industry, and pundits are continuously touting the benefits of virtualisation, out-sourcing and hosting of services at every opportunity. Although the economic benefits to the user are clear, many providers of telephony-based services have been more reticent to embrace this new computing metaphor, despite the fact that the technology itself is particularly well-suited to cloud deployment.

In this keynote, Alan Pound, Founder and CEO of Aculab plc, will discuss the issues involved in hosting voice services and media processing in a cloud environment. This will include consideration of different types of cloud presentation with their advantages and disadvantages, scalable architectures for cloud-based systems, along with methods and strategies for deployment.

Alan Pound biography
From a background of innovation in the music and audio industry, Alan Pound formed Aculab in 1978 to focus on the emerging IT technology market. From specialisation in telecommunications in the mid 1980’s, Aculab moved into PC-based E1 and T1 connectivity products, then subsequently in providing some of the highest capacity and most flexible media processing available, both DSP and host based, for TDM and IP environments.

As well as being Aculab’s CEO, Alan is recognised and respected within the industry as a visionary innovator. From the beginning of the computer telephony revolution on the 1990’s, Alan has contributed to Aculab’s success by bringing several industry firsts to market. The innovation continues with Alan’s current focus on cloud communications and how it could influence the future of telephony.
Presented by:
Alan Pound
Managing Director

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Keynote Presentation - BT Conferencing(K-05)

02/03/11,  10:30am
Aaron was appointed CEO of BT Conferencing in May 2006 and has executive responsibility for BT’s Conferencing and Collaboration businesses worldwide with revenues of over £315m and 1400 people.

In March 2008, the World Economic Forum named Aaron as one of its Young Global Leaders. This prestigious accolade is awarded to a number of the most exceptional leaders under 40 for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through their inspirational leadership.

Prior to his time at BT Conferencing, Aaron was Vice President of BT’s Global Products division for BT from 2002. He was responsible for all of BT’s networked IT businesses totaling nearly £315 billion of turnover.

Aaron has held a variety of positions with BT and its joint ventures – including those with AT&T and MCI. He has worked extensively in sales, service, product marketing and product development. These roles have seen him live and work in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

He also takes a prominent role in BT’s merger and acquisition activities and business development and is BT’s age diversity champion, as well as being a non-executive director companies within the BT Group.

Aaron holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business and French from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He divides his time between Omagh, Northern Ireland and Boston, USA.

Aaron's keynote address will discuss how collaboration services and multi-media webcasting solutions increase productivity, enhance the corporate meeting culture, and save time and money - while creating a more environmentally friendly workplace.
Presented by:
Aaron McCormack
Chief Executive Officer
BT Conferencing

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02/03/11,  4:00pm
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02/03/11,  4:30pm
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