Important ITEXPO Happenings

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Important ITEXPO Happenings

I wanted to share some important highlights for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo happening this week. I should point out that we have over 200 exhibitors participating including Asterisk / Digium, Cisco, Packet8, ShoreTel, Skype, and more. Seems like ITEXPO is the week for important telecom / VoIP news to break, including Skype looking to hire a new CEO. I'm excited for Startup Camp. Now for some important ITEXPO happenings:

Monday at ITEXPO West 2010

The doors open to ITEXPO West 2010 today! Exhibits open tomorrow, but there are many other events today! Including the Opening Keynote by Alcatel-Lucent and CA Technologies later this afternoon, and the Welcome Reception, sponsored by ALOE Systems.

**Staying at the Omni Los Angeles Plaza Hotel, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, or The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites? Complimentary Shuttle Service is being provided to and from the L.A. Convention Center! Take time to catch up with colleagues and network on your travels!

Don't Forget! When you arrive onsite, there is a NEW location for Registration. ITEXPO West's Registration Area is located in the Lobby of the South Hall and the Exhibits are located in South Hall K.
Below are details and information that will help you plan your Monday at ITEXPO West. As always, if you have any questions before the show, contact Frank Coppola or visit ITEXPO West 2010.

Make plans to attend StartupCamp Tonight!

StartupCamp 2: Communications Edition spotlights early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators in communication technology. Industry leaders, investors, developers and media to network and validate entrepreneur pitches in this energetic, unique setting.

Check out the Agenda below:

Networking & Welcome (Larry Lisser)
5:50pm Opening Keynote - Jeff Bonforte, CEO, Xobni
Jeff Bonforte, CEO of Xobni, is a great speaker who founded SIPphone and ran Yahoo Voice back when it represented a true disruptive technology.
6:20pm Startup #1: AdelaVoice
Blends voice with state-of-the-art recognition technologies to create an innovative and interactive relationship between consumers and their smart devices.
6:40pm Startup #2: VAL9000
A cloud-based system that lets physicians and nurses access clinical information systems using natural-language spoken conversations to help practitioners get things done instantly.
7:00pm Startup #3: Vokle
Provides a virtual townhall platform that enables anyone to broadcast live to a virtual auditorium, assign remote co-hosts on the fly, and take live video and text questions from the audience. 
7:20pm Startup #4: GroupMe
Founded just this Spring, enables you to instantly organize and communicate with the groups of people in your life that are important to you, by SMS and voice.
7:40 pm Startup #5:Cloud Telecomputers
Cloud Telecomputers' innovative Glass platform, based on the Android OS, enables customized, integrated phone features and applications for businesses - bringing all the best functionality of a smartphone to the desk phone.

Last year's inaugural event was standing room-only! High-profile keynote speakers and panel members will offer you unique insight into what drives successful commercialization in this fast changing environment. Platinum Sponsor: Twilio Gold Sponsors: Alcatel-Lucent, Skype


Monday Highlights

Registration: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Keynotes: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Welcome Reception: 5:00pm in Exhibit Hall, sponsored by ALOE Systems

What's Happening Today:
9:00 am . FREE WORKSHOP:
Ingate's New SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit
Today's Session has already begun - but it continues through ITEXPO.
10:00 am . App Time Conference

11:00 am . Business Solutions
11:00 am . Service Provider Solutions
11:00 am . Open Source
11:00 am . Conferencing & Collaboration
11:00 am . Social CRM
11:00 am . 4GWE
11:00 am . CVx
11:00 am . Smart Grid
11:00 am . Lightwave ONE
11:00 am . Cloud Communications Summit
11:00 am . MSP Alliance MSPWorld
1:00 pm . FREE WORKSHOP: Smart Wireless Workshop
4:00 pm . ITEXPO Keynote: Alcatel-Lucent: Jean-Pierre Lartigue, CTO and Vice President, Marketing and Strategy Wireless Division
4:30 pm . ITEXPO Keynote: CA Technologies: Adam Famularo, General Manager Cloud Computing, Customer Solutions Unit
5:00 pm . Welcome Reception, Sponsored by: ALOE Systems
5:30 pm .
Interactive Intelligence - Private Networking Reception
5:30 pm . FREE WORKSHOP: StartupCamp 2: Communications Edition

Tuesday, October 5
Registration: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Conference Breakfast (Free for Paid Attendees), sponsored by 8x8, Inc.: 8:00am
Keynotes: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall Hours: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Networking Reception, sponsored by Aculab: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 6
Registration: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Conference Breakfast (Free for Paid Attendees), sponsored by 888VoipStore: 8:00am
Keynotes: 10:15 - 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall Hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mustang Convertible Giveaway: 4:45pm - Must Be Present to Win
See below for a complete, updated schedule or visit

KEYNOTE SCHEDULE: (Open to all attendees)
Monday, October 4
4:00 pm. Alcatel-Lucent: Jean-Pierre Lartigue, CTO and Vice President, Marketing and Strategy Wireless Division
4:30 pm. CA Technologies: Adam Famularo, General Manager Cloud Computing, Customer Solutions Unit

Tuesday, October 5
12:15 pm. Avaya: Phil Edholm, VP of Technology Strategy and Innovation
2:00 pm. Alex Dayon, Executive Vice President of CRM
2:30 pm. Ribbit Corporation: Crick Waters, Co-founder, EVP Strategy and Business Development
3:00 pm. AT&T: Hank Hultquist, VP, Regulatory
3:30 pm. ShoreTel: Kevin Gavin, VP Marketing

Wednesday, October 6
10:15 am. Xirrus: Dirk Gates, Chief Executive Office
10:45 am. Level 3: Nigel Williams, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales

. Ingate's New SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit
. MPLS University Sessions
. Innovation and Excellence - for the Small Office
. Smart Wireless Workshop
. Interactive Intelligence - Private Networking Reception
. Reseller Day 2.0: Blueprint for Success in the Next Decade
. Startup Camp 2: Communications Edition
Free Workshop Information

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