Some good internal news at TMC. Technology Marketing Corporation today announced that Digium CEO Danny Windham has accepted its invitation to deliver a Keynote Address at ITEXPO East 2010, taking place Jan. 20-22, 2010 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.
Windham's presentation, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 21 9:45 a.m. EST, will address the evolution of Open Source as a mature telephony platform that is experiencing extensive growth in enterprise, government and carrier markets. Open to all ITEXPO attendees, this session will also be a centerpiece of the fourth annual Digium|Asterisk World conference, which is collocated with ITEXPO East 2010.
ITEXPO is the world's largest conference and trade show focused on communications and technology. Launched in 1999, the event is expected to draw as many as 200 exhibiting companies and more than 7,000 attendees to Miami.
"Developers, resellers, IT professionals and executives will benefit from hearing Danny's views on the increasing number of opportunities based on Asterisk, the world's most popular open source telephony software," said Rich Tehrani, CEO and group editor-in-chief of TMC. "ITEXPO and Digium|Asterisk World will expand on this notion, with three days of content, education and training for anyone interested in learning more about open source telephony."
Digium is the creator, sponsor and primary developer of Asterisk. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Asterisk Business Edition and Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company's product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions.
Windham joined Digium in February 2007 as CEO. He is responsible for setting the company's corporate strategy, and executing its day to day business operations. Prior to joining Digium, Windham served as president and chief operating officer of ADTRAN, a global provider of networking and communications equipment. He joined ADTRAN in 1989, following ADTRAN's successful acquisition of Processing Telecom Technologies, a company Windham co-founded in 1986. Windham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University, where he was named a Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2001 and he also holds an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.
"Whether building a corporate phone system from the ground up, or extending the functionality of a legacy telephony system, organizations of all sizes are increasingly turning to open source VoIP as a flexible and inexpensive solution," said Windham. "I'm honored to be delivering the keynote at ITEXPO East 2010 and sharing some of the great accomplishments of open source in the enterprise with attendees." Registration for ITEXPO
and Digium|Asterisk World remain open. Vendors interested in participating in ITEXPO or Digium|Asterisk World should contact Joe Fabiano
at 203-852-6800 x132.