Track: Hosted Communications Workshop (HC)
Welcome to Hosted VoIP
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 9:00-9:45am
In the new converged communications environment, enterprises may select a hybrid of premises-based and network-hosted capabilities — and, in turn, some or all of these capabilities may be managed by a third-party provider. This session will help attendees sort out the professional services options available for basic and advanced communications capabilities, and will give them an idea of how to assemble them into a complete solution.
President & CEO
Deploying Hosted VoIP
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 10:00-10:45am
Many people run for cover when they hear the words “Hosted PBX,” “IP Centrex,” and most of all, the big bad “VoIP.” Like children afraid of the monster in the closet, they simply close their eyes and hope it will soon go away. But the good news is (and it really IS good news), these technologies are gaining momentum rapidly. And every day, more and more businesses of all sizes are discovering that the big scary monster is their new technological best friend. In this presentation, the speakers will address the benefits of deploying increasingly popular technologies.
Business Development Manager, Skype for Business
Unity Business Networks
Peter Radizeski (Moderator)
Delivering on the Promise of Hosted VoIP
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 11:00-11:45am
Since the first publications and tradeshows emerged in 1997 to address voice telephony there has been an incredible surge of positive hype followed by negative hype.
The purpose of this session is to break through the hype and put a finger on what is really happening in the world of hosted VoIP and IP Centrex. The speakers will address a number of issues including the current state of Consumer and Enterprise VoIP; why triple play is gaining market share without capitalizing on the potential of the technology; the innovations in technology and market dynamics could lead to more service provider successes, and more.
Founder & CEO
Open Source Options for Hosted Voice
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 12:45-1:30pm
Many new service providers have successfully leveraged Asterisk to rapidly and cost-effectively offer voice services to both consumers and enterprises. However, with their success, many are now running into issues scaling their network and operations to meet the needs of their expanding customer base. This session will use case studies with issue analysis via panel discussion. This is truly a can’t miss opportunity for attendees to learn more about the intersection of open source and hosted VoIP.
Future of Hosted Telephony
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 1:45-2:30pm
As the Internet era and phone services collide, service providers need to position themselves now for host services that business and residential end-users will demand in the not-too-distant future. Telecom architectures and technologies such as IMS, MMTel and Rich Communications are poised to enable improved user experiences with capabilities such as IM, presence and video across devices. And with the advent of Web 2.0 apps, the long tail approach to services might ultimately prove the key differentiator among service providers. We will examine what’s real and what’s fiction in the future of hosted telephony and what preparations are necessary to be tomorrow’s service provider.
VP of Product Management