ITEXPO West Austin Show Essentials

ITEXPO Blog
| The ITEXPO blog is where you can view the latest news and happenings at TMC's leading VoIP conference.

ITEXPO West Austin Show Essentials

Here is a good overview of this week's ITEXPO and collocated events. Feel free to bookmark this link, print it or whatever works best for you.

ITEXPO header

Attend tomorrow's Asterisk 1-2-3 Seminar then head over to Avaya's ever popular Technology on Tap event.

On Tuesday ITEXPO kicks into full swing with collocated conferences, multiple workshops, numerous keynote presentations, and a networking cocktail reception to officially open the exhibit hall.

Register Today and Avoid the Long Lines at Registration!

Get Ready For One Of The Most Rewarding Experiences You've Had At An Industry Event.

Almost daily, a new workshop, new training course, or new keynote is added to what was already a full-house worth of educational content. Make your way to the Austin Convention Center this Tuesday thru Thursday for a communications and technology event like nothing you have ever experienced before.

Our events cover all technology aspects from mobile, backhaul, machine-to-machine, peering, white spaces, the regulatory landscape, SIP technology, Managed Services, call centers, and the cloud.

--4G Wireless Evolution (4GWE)
Now that 4G, or the promise of it, is in full swing, how does the Industry ensure that users are getting the desired experience from the Mobile Web? How will service providers meet demand and provide for an anywhere, anytime mobile network? 4GWE will address the new innovative deployment strategies required to stay ahead of mobile demand and deliver the mobile Internet.

--MSPAlliance MSPWorld
Since its inception, MSPWorld has been the only event with a single, vendor-agnostic focus of supporting Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems. This is the World's Premier Managed Services and Cloud Computing Event.

--M2M Evolution
This is a unique, one of a kind M2M event. It focuses on M2M's role in supply chain performance, ROI models and business process efficiency. We have assembled key M2M ecosystem stakeholders in one place - shippers, carriers, security professionals, food defense experts, and technology providers.

--Super WiFi Summit
Understand the potential of utilizing White Spaces to deliver high speed broadband access. The Super WiFi Summit covers one of the most exciting new developments in broadband mobility - the use of unlicensed spectrum to deliver mobile broadband at breakneck speeds. Our attendees will hear from a top notch speaker lineup that includes the entire White Spaces Ecosystem. This will be an informative, interactive event and will also include Super WiFi live demonstrations.

--VIPeering Conference
The business of peering is just beginning and this conference will address the opportunities for carriers to truly utilize the end to end experience of the Internet. This conference will feature companies speaking about applications, HD Voice, SMS, video and more.

--Regulatory 2.0 Workshop
Learn about the best way to adapt your business to the changing regulatory landscape from speakers representing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Sprint Nextel Corporation, AT&T, New America Foundation and more. This event is available via live stream also; you can register for the stream here.

--SIP Tutorial
The SIP Tutorial is a full day training program that will focus on SIP technology from SIP messaging through Server types, Security, Firewall and NAT operation, SIP Trunking, Troubleshooting and SIP in Unified Communications.

--CVx ChannelVision Expo
Created specifically to help channel players and wholesale service providers develop partnerships that cross traditional lines of business and provide all players with opportunities to expand their service portfolio through new suppliers and new relationships with other types of services and equipment distributors.

--HTML5 Summit--A DevCon5 Event
Every browser company has embraced HTML5, every device manufacturer has stated their commitment to HTML5--the world is moving to HTML5. Are You Ready? The HTML5 Developers Summit provides you with the information and tools you need to exploit the capabilities of this revolutionary technology. Hear from Adobe, Google, nVidia, AT&T, Strobe and Samsung, as well as others, about why they are committed to the next generation of the web, and why you should be.

--Cloud Communications Summit
The Cloud Communications Expo and Summit will address a growing need of businesses to integrate and leverage cloud based communications applications, process enhancement techniques, and network based communications interfaces and architectures.

--Social CRM Expo
Find out how to enhance your current Social CRM strategy at Social CRM Expo at ITEXPO. Source solutions and products, and access the top industry minds on their thoughts on the latest trends and topics.

--StartupCamp4: Comms Edition
StartupCamp 4: Comms 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. Bob Metcalfe (inventor of ethernet, founder of 3Com, author of Metcalfe's Law, VC and Professor) to Keynote!

Visit the event site to review the entire program and to register quickly and easily online:www.itexpo.com

You can also review the complete conference breakout agenda here. Fees are required, but the information is more than worth the cost.

Below are some details and information about ITEXPO -- an event that will help you be successful - both personally and professionally. As always, if you have any questions contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131. We are excited to see you on Monday for the Avaya Technology on Tap: The Millennial Generation - Are You Ready? event, the Asterisk 1-2-3 Workshop and for the rest of the week at ITEXPO!

--The ITEXPO Team

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GETTING TO THE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701-4001
Tel: 512-404-4000

Directions & Parking

The Austin Convention Center has two Parking Garages. A 10-story, 1,000-space garage is located two blocks west of the facility, at 201 East 2nd Street. Entrances are on Brazos and San Jacinto streets. A 5-story, 685-space garage is located at 601 East 5th Street, northeast of the facility at Red River and 4th Street. Its entrance is on 5th Street. Streets within a three block radius of the Center allow for additional 100 spaces of on-street parking. Handicapped parking is located at Trinity and Cesar Chavez Street, with direct access to the Center.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
REGISTRATION INFO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please proceed to Exhibit Hall 1 when you arrive at the Austin Convention Center. You will need a photo ID. Stop by the registration counter to pick up a badge, badge holder and your conference bag, and you are ready to go.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
REGISTRATION / EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday:
Registration: 7am - 7pm
Conference: 9am - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Grand Opening Reception, Sponsored by INTERACT: 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday:
Registration: 7:30am - 5pm
Conference: 9am - 8pm
Exhibit Hall: 11am - 5pm
StartupCampNetworking Reception: 4-5pm, Sponsored by Rackspace Hosting and hookflash

Thursday:
Registration: 7:30am - 3pm
Conference: 9am - 12:45pm
Exhibit Hall: 11am - 3pm

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
KEYNOTE SCHEDULE--OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Be there early on Tuesday when Cisco and magicJack kick off ITEXPO West 2011 in style.

What you need now is to learn about solutions and strategies that can
help your business today. That's what you'll get at ITEXPO keynote sessions in Austin.

Keynote admission is include with any registration plan.

Tuesday Keynotes - September 13:
8:45am - magicJack
9:15am - Cisco
4:30pm - Siemens Enterprise Communications
5:00pm - IBM

Wednesday Keynotes - September 14:
9:00am - AT&T
9:30am - Strobe Corporation
10:00am - Polycom
10:30am - DHL Same Day
2:45pm - Analyst Perspective: Cloud Comm for the Operators Jan Dawson , Chief Telecom Analyst , Ovum

Special Keynote Presentation During StartupCamp: Comms Edition
Wednesday, September 14 - 5:00pm: Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor and founder of 3Com

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEW! Asterisk 1-2-3 Workshop/Training
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Monday, September 12 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Get to Austin early and attend a full day tutorial on the Asterisk platform.
Admission is free for all ITEXPO attendees.

Asterisk 1-2-3 Workshop

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEW! Avaya Tech on Tap - The Millennial Generation
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Monday, September 12, 7:00pm - Omni Austin Hotel

Reception and Workshop

Avaya is once again hosting their popular Tech on Tap event Monday evening in Austin.
This is a great way for you to start off the week networking with colleagues and exploring
solutions in a social world.

Join Avaya and IQPC's 2010 Call Center Leader of the Year finalist, Stuart Beame, as
you explore the behaviors and expectations of this coming-of-age workforce.
- Gain insight into how the Millennial Generation will reshape the workplace and
challenge current customer service approaches
- Understand the evolving role of social media in the Contact Center
- Experience the evolution of collaboration technologies that transform
interaction and engagement models

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEW! Additional Content Added to Telecom Reseller Week Workshops
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, Sept. 14 & Thursday, September 15- Free Workshop for Resellers & Agents

Always one of the most popular free workshops at the conference, the
schedule for Telecom Reseller Week now includes the following sessions:

- 2012 No Recession Here: Where the growth is! Stop selling into declining markets and sell growth instead
- Cloud and Mobility: What are the products companies will demand?
- The Lynk Revolution? Is this the "other white meat," besides cloud and mobility for growth hungry companies
- New Game Endpoints: high margin and high growth opportunities exist in selling hot endpoints
- Reality Check: Making a sensible plan to migrate your business model
- Partners for Growth: Five Things to Look for in Finding a UC Distributor
- How to Sell Change: A leading reseller and dealer discusses the revolution occurring inside the VAR
- Migration: Strategies and Tools For Every Customer Level, Path and Stage
- Migration paths, options and strategies: what every dealer should know

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ingate's Free UC & SIP Trunk Workshop
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Thursday, Sept. 15 - Free Workshop

Since 2006, Ingate has hosted the best-attended workshop at ITEXPO.

These seminars will provide a comprehensive overview of Unified Communications, SIP trunking,
Video, and collaboration. Hear a combination of general information panels and technical
insight sessions from the service provider and enterprise perspectives.
This year's program also includes case studies showing SIP trunking solutions live in action.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
StartupCamp4: Comms Edition
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 14 - 4:00pm - Free Workshop and networking event

Will StartupCamp steal the show in Austin as it has at the past three ITEXPOs? Based on
the lineup for this year's edition, I would say it probably will.

Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet (and thereby the reason this conference
exists in the first place) will deliver the keynote address in advance of five exciting
startups making their pitch for funding.

Be part of the action as you vote for the company most deserving of a cash infusion.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MPLS University - Free Workshop presented by MegaPath
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 14 - 2:00pm - Free Workshop

MPLS University Live at ITEXPO Austin

Come join a forum for IT and business professionals to bring your questions about
network reliability, always-on connectivity, voice, regulatory requirements, security, and
cost control.
2:00 pm:
Getting the Most out of the Cloud-- How Infrastructure as a Service and an MPLS-based Network Go Hand in Hand
3:00 pm:
MPLS and the Cloud in Action-- VoIP as a Service and Security as a Service

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
SIP Forum- "State of SIP and IP Communications, and the Role of the SIP Forum"
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 14 - 2:00pm - Free Workshop

The SIP Forum is hosting this special event to update ITEXPO attendees on the
progress around SIP-based communications and related SIP Forum activities.
This special event will include presentations from representatives from the IETF, the
SIP Forum and its various task groups. Participants will speak about the latest
developments and advancements related to IP communications and SIP, and
attendees will also learn about progress relating to key SIP Forum Working Group
interoperability initiatives, including SIPconnect 1.1, User Agent Configuration,
Fax-Over-IP (FoIP), IPv6 and video.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Incredibly Amazing ITEXPO Party - With the Spazmatics!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday, September 14 - 9:00pm - ITEXPO Networking Party
SHOW BADGES* ARE REQUIRED for Entry.
Cedar Street Courtyard - 208 West 4th Street - Warehouse District in Austin, Texas

Come See The Nerds That Rock!

If you want to be sent back to the 80's, The Spazmatics are the ultimate experience.
The band lends it's geeky charm to performing 80's hits complete with "nerdography" and
"spastic" movements for The ultimate New Wave 80's Show!

*In order to gain entry to the party, you have to be a speaker, exhibitor/exhibit staff and/or
a paid conference attendee. There is no separate fee to enter the party so please purchase a conference pass to ITEXPO or a collocated event and please bring your badge to get in.

------------------------------------------------------------
ITEXPO GIVEAWAYS: New Jeep Giveaway - PLUS Mountain Bikes!
------------------------------------------------------------
A trip to ITEXPO is not complete unless you stick around for the closing of the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, September 15 to see if you are the lucky winner of a new Jeep Wrangler.

And Wait, There's More! Attend the StartupCamp reception on Wednesday afternoon and
You could win a pair of cool Mountain Bikes. Must be present to win!

You subscribe to a TMC eNewsletter or TMC magazine and requested relevant 3rd party messages; or have attended ITEXPO in the past. We will occasionally send relevant updates to past attendees. You can adjust your e-mail preferences with TMC here:http://www.tmcnet.com/enews/subs.aspx?eml=mgenaro@tmcnet.com