Internet Telephony Expo - Will You Be There?

TMC's Fall edition of the IT Expo is just over a month away, and it's time to start talking it up. The IT Expo West 2008 will be in Los Angeles, and runs from September 16-18, and you can immerse yourself in the program at the event website.

The IT Expo has truly been a survivor and is still one of the best horizontal telecom events around, especially for the enterprise and SMB market. There is a healthy list of keynotes from market leaders, and it's especially nice to see Jonathan Christensen from Skype in that mix. Skype is certainly making strides in the business market, and it's great to see TMC adding disruptors like Skype to the program.

I'll be moderating a session on SMB VoIP on Thursday at 2pm, so please come see us if this topic is of interest. We've maxed out with six speakers from BandTel, Broadvox,, M5, Packet 8 and VoSKY. That really covers the bases, so this should be time well spent.

Long-time industry colleague Ari Rabban will be speaking for, and they present a really interesting solution for those looking for a web-based, hosted approach to voice services - either home or business. Ari also authors the blog, and had a nice Q&A with TMC's Rich Tehrani the other day about his outlook for the market - it's a good read.

I'll have other posts leading up to the Expo as things develop, and as my other plans fall into place.

Until then, I'd also like to do a shout-out to welcome TMC's Dave Rodriguez to the blogsphere! Dave has been a strong advocate for me with TMC and it's great to see him blogging now. Looks like he just got going this month, and with cable being his focus, his blog is aptly titled Cable Content Connection. So far so good, and it looks like another nice addition to TMC's stable of blogs.

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