ITEXPO East 2012 Miami Schedule

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ITEXPO East 2012 Miami Schedule

One of the most frequent question I get regarding TMC’s ITEXPO which takes place next week in Miami – is with all that is going on – how do you make a decision as to which parts of the show to attend. Truth be told I believe the event and its collocated conferences and educational sessions rivals just about any other tech show in terms of education.

Some of the hot topics to be discussed include not only general communications and technology but 4G wireless, mobility, Asterisk, open source, business video, the channel, cloud computing and communications, HTML5, Mobile Latin America communications, M2M, technology patents, the MSP market, Super WiFi/white spaces and much more.

The following is a list of important details you will need to help navigate ITEXPO East 2012 Miami. I warn you – this is a subset of what is happening. To keep you posted on not only these items but other important events at the show please follow @itexpo on Twitter and turn on mobile notifications – it is pretty simple – just follow the menu below. Twitter also allows you to turn off notifications at certain hours in its settings tab.

Also, please download the show directory/guide (PDF) and read through it before you get there to get the most out of the event.

ITEXPO East 2012

January 31 - February 3, 2012

Miami Beach Convention Center

If you are staying at the Loews in Miami or a hotel nearby the best route to walk is down 16th street making a right on Washington after a block. Most concierge personnel will tell you to walk down Collins which is longer and if the sun is strong may be a bit uncomfortable.

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Registration counters are located in the Hall B Lobby. This is the section of the convention center on Washington Blvd., closest to the show hotels.

When you arrive, proceed to the registration counter to receive your badge. You will need a photo ID.


Tuesday, January 31

  • Registration: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Workshops begin at 9:00am
  • POST POTS Special Sessions: 2:00pm
  • Avaya Tech on Tap: 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 1

  • Registration: 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Workshops/Sessions begin at 9:00am
  • Free Keynotes: 12:45pm; 3:30pm
  • Exhibits Open: 4:30-7:30pm
  • Free Networking Reception: 5:30-7:30 on expo floor - Sponsored by Broadvox.

Thursday, February 2

  • Registration: 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Workshops/Sessions begin at 9:00am
  • Free Keynotes: 9:00-11:00am
  • Exhibits Open: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Networking Reception: 4:00pm
  • StartupCamp5, featuring keynote by Terry Matthews: 4:45pm
  • ITEXPO Party on South Beach - Mangos Tropical Cafe: 9:00pm

Friday, February 3

  • Registration: 7:30am – 2:00pm  
  • Workshops/Sessions begin at 9:00am
  • Exhibits Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • New Mustang Giveaway at 1:45pm – Must Be Present to Win

Updated schedule. Visit the show site for additional details

Keynotes and Special Sessions Schedule: (Open to all attendees)

Tuesday, January 31:

2:00 pm: Special Panel Session:

Post POTS Net Neutrality & the Cloud: From POTS to PANS


Rumors of the death of POTS are not exaggerated. To build a new model for the future we have to determine the bottlenecks. Come discuss the impact of the cloud and the migration from end to end to any to any services; about supporting access and quality of service; about Net Neutrality and Privacy.

5:00: Avaya Tech on Tap Workshop and Networking Reception


Kick off ITEXPO East with a special pre-conference seminar and evening networking event, hosted by the Avaya DevConnect Program.  Join Avaya and our special keynote speaker Judith Hurwitz, co-author of "Cloud Computing for Dummies", as we tackle some of the most challenging technology transitions facing IT organizations today, namely cloud computing and collaboration enablement.

KEYNOTES Wednesday, February 1:

  • 12:45pm: Michael Rouleau, tw telecom
  • 3:30pm: Paget Alves, Sprint
  • 4:30pm: Timothy Wagner, Samsung Telecommunications America

KEYNOTES Thursday, February 2:

  • 9:00am: Rick Whitt, Google
  • 9:30am: Chris Swearingen, Senseaware, Powered by FedEx
  • 10:00am: Dirk Gates, Xirrus
  • 10:30pm: Julius Knapp, FCC
  • 4:45pm: Sir Terry Matthews, Wesley Clover

WORKSHOPS at ITEXPO – Open to All Attendees

Cloud Business Development Workshop

Tuesday, January 31 - 9:00am

Larry Dillon and Michael Curry will co-host the first ever pre-show workshops focused towards new business development techniques for resellers, developers and cloud-based service providers.

Asterisk 123 Training

Tuesday, January 31 - 9:00am

Come get a well-rounded and informative introduction to the Asterisk Project. All are Welcome! Whether you are managing a team deploying an Asterisk implementation, evaluating potential replacements for a legacy telephony solution that's on its last leg, or just a general Asterisk "newbie" excited to learn what Asterisk is capable of, then this talk has something to offer you.

Sangoma Vega Training

Tuesday, January 31 - 9:00am

Sangoma Technologies will host a free full day hands-on training session teaching you how to configure and troubleshoot the Vega series gateways for use with IP-PBX and SIP trunking.

Blackberry HTML5 Hackathon

Tuesday, January 31 - 9:00am

Join us at the upcoming HTML5 Hackathon to discover how BlackBerry WebWorks takes HTML5 beyond the browser. We'll show you the power and simplicity of the new BlackBerry browser

Ingate’s SIP Trunking Workshop

Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, February 3

Attendees can earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate by participating in the Professional Development Program on February 1. Attendees can also earn a Unified Communications Professional Certificate on February 2.

Telecom Reseller Week Presentation Theatre

Wednesday, February 1 – Friday, February 3

Telecom Reseller Week provides you with a forum for you to learn about cutting edge new solutions you can represent, to meet with many new potential partners, and to study proven sales techniques to help improve your team's performance.

MPLS University

Tuesday, February 2 - 1:30pm

MPLS University is a forum for IT and business professionals to bring their questions about network reliability, always-on connectivity, voice, regulatory requirements, security, and cost control. Join us for two FREE live MPLS University sessions at ITEXPO to learn more about utilizing cloud-based solutions

StartupCamp5: Comms Edition

Tuesday, February 2 - 4:00pm

Featuring keynote address by Sir Terry Matthews

The incredibly popular StartupCamp networking event returns. This unique forum is for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their communications products or services to a discriminating audience of potential investors, media, bloggers and industry influencers. The event's fast-paced, "ready, set, pitch" format brings early-stage communications companies, developers, industry leaders and investors together to network and validate entrepreneurial pitches in real time.

  4:00:    StartupCamp5 Free Networking Reception

  4:45:    Introduction/Event Kickoff by Larry Lisser

  5:00:    Keynote Presentation by World-Renowned Entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews

  5:45:    Startup Presentations and Judging

  7:00:    Networking and Voting


Contact Frank Coppola (203.852.6800 x 131)

Thank you sponsors

Diamond Sponsor:

  • Digium

Platinum Sponsors:

  • AudioCodes
  • Sonus Networks
  • Sansay
  • Dialogic
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • Netxusa

Gold Sponsors:

  • abp
  • Adtran
  • Broadvox
  • MegaPath
  • USAN
  • 888VoIP
  • Panasonic
  • snom
  • tw telecom
  • Sangoma

I really look forward to seeing you all at the show – it will be fantastic.