Zpryme, ETS - Energy Thought Summit, March 24-25, 2014, Austin, TX
I'll be wearing a few hats at this event, so I won't be hard to find. It's Zpryme's first smart grid conference, and the lineup is fantastic, not to mention Steve Wozniak keynoting. Details coming shortly here and on my blog.
TMC, ITExpo East, January 28-31, 2014,Miami Beach, FL
I'll be moderating four sessions this time around, and I'll be speaking at the trade mission pavilion hosted by the Ontario government's Economic Development department. Details coming shortly here and on my blog.
Cisco Collaboration Summit, October 22-24, 2013, Boca Raton, FL
Meeting of the Minds, September 9-11, 2013, Toronto, ON
TMC, ITExpo, August 26-29, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
I'll be moderating three sessions this time around - details coming shortly!
Mitel, Business Partner Conference 2013, June 25-27, 2013, Hollywood, FL
Interactive Intelligence, Interactions 2013, May 13-15, 2013, Indianapolis, IN
UCStrategies UC Summit, April 28 - May 1, 2013, La Jolla, CA
Know Your Alternatives, February 7, 2013, Toronto, ON
Why VoIP Now? End of Life Scenario Opens the Door for UC - am speaking on this session along with Emily Nielsen at 11:30 on Track #4 - hope you can join us!
TMC ITExpo East, January 30 - February 1, 2013, Miami Beach FL
What's not to like? Sunny Florida, end of January, Super Bowl weekend - oh, and ITExpo! Hope to see you there. I'll be moderating three panels - scan this link for details:
Contact Center Customer Experience: More than “Can You Hear Me Now?” - Wed. at 9:00, Customer Interaction Track
The Real Business Value of an Optimal Customer Experience - Wed. at 1:30, Customer Interaction Track
Turning the Demand for Truly Unified Communications into Revenue - Thurs. at 3:30, Service Provider Solutions Track
ShoreTel Partner/Analyst Conference, November 7-9, 2012, Orlando, FL
At this time, I'll be moderating an ITExpo session and speaking on one at the SUITS event, co-located there.
Vertical Communications, East Coast Analyst Briefing, July 31, 2012, Elizabeth, NJ
Mitel, Business Partner Conference, June 19-21, San Diego, CA
The UC Summit 2012, May 6-9, 2012, La Jolla, CA
This is my first time participating in the UC Summit, run by UCStrategies. It's an invitation-only event with a heavy focus on helping channels bring UC to market. The content and speakers are first-rate, and I'll be speaking on one of the panels on Tuesday. Hope to see you there!
Things You Need to Know About UC, Tuesday, 10-11am, Pacifica Ballroom
IT International Buyers and Global Export Forum 2012, March 20,2012, Toronto, ON
Am making the opening presentation to an audience of Ontario technology companies and international buyers of telecom and IT, including China, Japan, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico. The Forum is being organized by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. I'll be speaking about key trends and opportunities in telecom; presentation available upon request.
Am presenting on the SIP Trunking session - Breakout 3, 11:30 - 12:30
This is their Meet the Analysts event, which I'll be moderating. Joining me will be my former Frost & Sullivan workmate, Ronald Gruia, and Mike Abramsky from RBC Equity Research. We'll be sharing our views on key mobile trends for 2012 - should be a great session and a fun networking event. Doors open at 6, and you can get the details here, along with the registration form (it's free!).
1. Wed. at 11am - Building the UC business case
2. Wed. at 1:30pm - How call centers are being reshaped by smartphones, social media and fed-up consumers
3. Friday at 10am - Can UC get social?
This is one of my favorite events, and this year I'll be moderating one of the sessions:
The Market for Small Business Services - Wednesday, 10:50am, Track 4
GridWeek 2010, October 18-20, Washington, D.C.
This will be my first time attending GridWeek, and sure will be interesting to compare the experience with our Smart Grid Summit. Am looking forward to meeting lots of companies - some familiar and some new - and if you to find me there, just drop me a line. I'll be attending through Wednesday morning.
The Telepresence Revolution, Wednesday, 4:05pm (if this link doesn't not get you to the session, please search for session #1359 on the Supercomm website)
Beyond Guys in Trucks: Mobilizing Enterprise Applications, Wednesday - 11 - 11:50 a.m.
Enterprise Class Telephony for the SMB, Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:15
When Voice Meets Web 2.0, Thursday, 1:00 - 1:45
Voice 2.0 - New Ways to Monetize Voice, Wednesday, 2:00 pm
Service Provider IP Telephony - Considerations, Monday at 12:00 pm
Driving Benefits Through Analytics, Wednesday at 12:30 pm
- 2009 Technology Survival Roadmap - SIP Trunking and Beyond, Monday at 4:00pm
- Just for Carriers: SIP Trunk Intensive Workshop, Wednesday at 8:50am
I've been invited by KOTRA to attend this event, and it should be a great opportunity to meet up and coming companies from Korea. There are a number of companies I'm looking forward to meeting from areas such as telephony, wireless, video, IPTV, robotics and home automation.
I've attended this event before as an analyst, and this year will be particularly interesting since Avaya has now been privatized, and Charlie Giancarlo is at the helm. A lot sure can change in the course of a year!
Mobile Marketing 2.0, Thursday, 1pm
SMB VoIP Options, Thursday at 2:00 pm
Panelist: Drumming Up Business, Wednesday, 1 -2 pm
I'm co-Chairing the Unified Communications track, and we've got sessions running all three days. I'll be the lead presenter for one of the tutorials, and am moderating at least one session.
Tutorial: What Does Unified Communications Really Mean?, Monday, 1-4 pm
We're still finalizing some of speakers, but on the whole, the program is very strong. You view the full conference agenda here.
This is widely being touted as the must-do event in 2008 for the latest and greatest in disruptive communications technologies. You won't find a better speaker roster anywhere, and I'm sure the event will be as advertised, if not better.
I'll be moderating one of the sessions...
Mobile Voice Mashups, Thursday, 2:00 pm
To get some background on the event, and the views of Lee Dryburgh, who's putting this together, you'll enjoy my Q&A interview with him that I did for IP Convergence TV.
I'll be participating in this event in two different ways. As I usually do, I'll be moderating a few sessions - see below. In addition, the Government of Ontario is sponsoring a pavilion to showcase Ontario IT/IP companies at the expo. I've been invited by the Canadian Consulate and the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade to open their Canada/Ontario Business Partnering Reception on the second day of the show - Thursday, 4pm at their pavilion on the show floor. Maybe I'll see you there, and all exhibitors are invited.
Here are the sessions I'll be moderating...
Intelligent Interconnects in the VoIP Peering Environment, Wednesday, 11:00 am
A Look at Hosted VoIP, Wednesday, 12:30 pm
The State of IPTV, Friday, 12:30 pm
This one is a bit different, but it sure will be fun. I'm going to be on national TV, as part of the Blogger Team on this quiz show. If you're in Canada, mark the date, and I hope you tune in.
Goin' Mobile with Skype - Beep Beep, Moderator, Wednesday, 11:15am
Opportunities in Video Convergence, Moderator, Thursday, 9:30am
Serve Your Customers Innovative Applications, Moderator, Monday, 10am - Track SP-02
>>> Watch my video welcome message here!
The Dawning of Telepresence, Moderator, Monday 12:30pm - Track UC-04
>>> Watch my video welcome message here!
Marketplace Trends and What This Means to the Independent, Speaker, Thursday, Session 5
Unified Communications - Think Again, Presentation, Tuesday, 11:00
Delivering Enhanced VoIP Services, Moderator, Wednesday, 1:30
Directions in VoIP, Session Chair, Monday, 1:30
NGN, Session Chair, Monday, 3:30
IMS Industry Roundtable, Moderator, Thursday, 8:30
The Value of Hosted VoIP, Moderator, Thursday, 2:30
VoIP Spamming - Challenges and Solutions, Moderator, Friday, 10:00
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