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ITEXPO

Heading Home From Lisbon

October 26, 2006

It has been a wild week here in Lisbon at Dialogic Connections and there is so much going through my head. Will the new Dialogic be anything like the old one? Can it generate more interest in telecom? Will more companies be drawn to this market via the company's partner program?

Wine Tasting and Dinner at Dialogic Connections 2006

October 25, 2006

Dialogic Connections Wine Tasting Dinner Video

October 25, 2006

Dialogic Connections 2006 Analysis

October 25, 2006

Perhaps the most important takeaway from the Dialogic Connections event taking place this week in Lisbon, Portugal is that Nick Jensen the President and CEO of Dialogic has a strong vision for where the company is headed. Nick states emphatically that he hates to lose and says his partners need to share this feeling. I got to meet him last night at the first company event since Eicon Networks purchased Intel's media processing assets and formed the new Dialogic.

Nick spent some time talking about industry growth around the world and the most noteworthy is the fact that Asia/Pacific is growing quite rapidly and not just in percentages but in dollars. You need to take this market seriously as they are great partners and formidable competitors he stated.

Dialogic Connections First Morning

October 25, 2006

Skype Journal on ITEXPO

October 19, 2006

Phil Wolf over at Skype Journal proudly tells me his blog is for suits and geeks and while I may not have recalled the two in the exact order and perhaps my memory is not as photographic as I would like, that was the gist of what he told me. I get the feeling Phil has a knack for seeing trends quickly and this seems to be a skill bloggers have innately or hopefully develop over time.

One comment he has made since ITEXPO is the lack of Skype products on the show floor. He is right and I see this changing rapidly as generation Y starts to spend more money with companies.

Skype connectivity in call centers and throughout the enterprise will be essential.

I can see a world where Skype becomes the 800 number replacement. Not an 800 number replacement.





Net Neutrality – Who Gives a Sh&*^%$T?

October 19, 2006

Seriously people don’t care. Excuse the profanity but I can’t believe it. At the last ITEXPO I asked hundreds of people in the keynote how many people cared about net neutrality and out of somewhere around 500-700 people, 2 or 3 people raised their hands.

One would imagine anyone coming to a conference on IP communications/VoIP would know enough about the issue to have a strong opinion in favor of net neutrality.

This is not the case.

I am pretty dumbfounded. I would have guessed 20-30% would have raised their hands.

I have mentioned before that no one cared about net neutrality and my prior thoughts were based on the Alexa ranking of an associated site.







VoIP Planet on ITEXPO

October 19, 2006

Here is a great write up on Internet Telephony Conference & Expo from Mark Miller over at VoIP Planet. What I like about Mark’s piece is that it is a great overview of many of the events that took place during the event.

There was truly a tremendous amount of activity at the show and as Jon Arnold mentioned earlier, one person couldn’t do justice to it all. Still, great job Mark. Thanks for the coverage.

Here is an excerpt:

Quintuple play?
We’ve all heard of double and triple plays in baseball, but now a VoIP organization is pitching ways to better manage and bill for the quintuple play of IP-based services, including broadband, mobile, VoIP, IPTV, and Emerging Content. The Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization (IPDR) is a consortium of service providers, software and equipment manufactures, system integrators, and billing vendors that are collaborating to facilitate the exchange of usage and control data between networking and hosting elements.






NetworkWorld Coverage of ITEXPO

October 19, 2006

ITEXPO Highlights From Jon Arnold

October 19, 2006

Jon Arnold had a good overview of what happened at ITEXPO last week on his blog. As he points out the show content is very broad and we have done our best to go deep in the important areas.

Here is an excerpt:

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For the Expo, I ended up speaking or moderating for 5 sessions, so that’s the better part of a day there in total. Then you have to leave time to walk the show floor, and oh – almost forgot, there’s like a few hundred speakers to see across dozens of sessions and keynotes. There must have been about 10 different tracks to follow, and guess what – they’re all interesting.

At the end of the day, I ended up dropping in for a handful of sessions, so I can’t tell you much about the content of the show other than the sessions I was involved with.







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