ITEXPO Miami 2013 Registration Confirmation

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ITEXPO Miami 2013 Registration Confirmation

You should soon be receiving an e-mail like the one below if you've registered for ITEXPO which begins next week. You may want to bookmark this entry for later reference at the event or use it now to help  with your planning. I look forward to seeing many of my readers at the show and be sure to check out the details below on how you can win the new Jeep we are giving away.

Safe travels everyone.


ITEXPO Miami 2013
January 30 - February 1
Miami Beach Convention Center

Here’s Your Registration Confirmation
Important Schedule Update - Comprehensive Listing Below

Dear Rich,

Your registration for TMC’s ITEXPO is confirmed. The event starts next Tuesday with a special pre-conference workshop covering Software Defined Networking (SDN) at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and runs through next Friday, February 1.

Tuesday, January 29:
SDN PreCon Workshop – included with any ITEXPO registration plan, 12:00pm

Wednesday, January 30:
Free Workshops, Conference Sessions, Keynote Presentations, Networking Events, Exhibits Open at 5:00pm

Thursday, January 31:
Free Workshops, Conference Sessions, Keynote Presentations, Networking Events, Exhibits Open at 11:00am, StartupCamp7, ITEXPO Party Beachside at The Loews at 8:00pm

Friday, February 1:
Free Workshops, Conference Sessions, Networking Events, Exhibits Open at 11:00am
New Jeep Giveaway at 1:45pm – must be present to win.

I am sure you will be amazed at all of the networking, learning, and business improvement you can accomplish over four days. Sorry, but you can forget about spending time in the Florida sun. Your time at  ITEXPO will be too productive for that.

Below are some important details and information that will help make your experience at ITEXPO great.

I strongly encourage you to review the listing below to be sure you do not miss any valuable sessions or workshops.

As always, if you have any questions before the show, please check the event site or contact Frank Coppola at (203) 852-6800 x131.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami at ITEXPO and trust you will have a great experience. Thanks!



Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
P: 305-673-7311

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 with your badge to receive your show materials. If you do not have the badge mailed to you, a new can be printed. You will need a photo ID.


Tuesday, January 29
Registration: 12:00 – 5:00pm
SDN PreCon Workshop: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Wednesday, January 30
Registration: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Workshops/Sessions begin at 9:00am
Free Keynotes and Special Cloud Computing Panel: 12:45pm; 3:30pm
Exhibits Open: 5:00-7:30pm
Free Networking Reception: 5:30-7:30 on expo floor - Sponsored By Telefónica

Thursday, January 31
Registration: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Free Keynotes, 2013 Age of Innovation, and Special Service Provider Panel: 9:30-11:00am
Exhibits Open: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Networking Reception: 4:00pm - Sponsored by Momentum
StartupCamp7, featuring keynote by John Sculley: 5:00pm
ITEXPO Party – Beachside at The Loews Miami Beach Resort: 8:00pm
Sponsored By Interactive Intelligence, Time Warner Cable, Taqua, Genesys

Loews Miami Beach Resort
1601 Collins Ave
Miami, Florida 33139

Friday, February 1
Registration: 7:30am – 2:00pm  
Workshops/Sessions begin at 9:00am
Exhibits Open: 11:00am – 2:00pm
New Jeep Giveaway at 1:45pm – Must Be Present to Win
Sponsored By AireSpring, AudioCodes, Broadview Networks, Sagemcom, Taqua

Complete, Updated Schedule

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

Special PreCon: Wednesday, January 30:

12:00pm: SDN PreCon Workshop
Software-defined network is considered by many to be one of the most important, and potentially disruptive, developments in networking since the rise of the Internet. To date, networks and connectivity have come first, and applications have followed. SDN turns this model on its head, approaching networking from an apps-first standpoint.

In this SDN pre conference at ITEXPO Miami, we will define SDN, look at the technologies and components involved in SDN, the use cases of SDN, the players involved in moving SDN forward, and what this all means for networking as we know it.

KEYNOTES at ITEXPO – Open to All Attendees

KEYNOTES Wednesday, January 30:
12:55pm: Taqua: Payam Maveddat - EVP, Product Management
3:30pm: Telefónica: Tim Marsden - Director, Cloud Vertical
4:00pm: Gartner | Cisco | IBM | HP | Microsoft | Citrix | TMC: Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing

KEYNOTES Thursday, January 31:
9:00am: PKE Consulting LLC & UC | Crossfire Media | Embrase | TMC: Panel Session: 2013 “Age of Acceleration": Tipping Point
9:30am: Genband: Charlie Vogt, President and CEO
10:00am: Alcatel-Lucent | Ingate | Firespotter Labs/UberConference | Sansay | Sonus | TMC: Panel Session: The Future of Service Providers — Dumb Pipes or Global Leaders
4:00pm: StartupCamp7: John Sculley, Former President of Pepsi, CEO of Apple: Next-Generation Ideas & Business Models

WORKSHOPS at ITEXPO – Open to All Attendees

Asterisk 1-2-3 Training
Tuesday, January 29 - 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.

Ingate’s SIP Trunking Workshop
Wednesday, January 30 – Friday, February 1

Attendees can earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate by participating in the Professional Development Program on January 31. Attendees can also earn a Unified Communications Professional Certificate on January 30.

Telecom Reseller Week
Wednesday, January 30 – Friday, February 1

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.

Microsoft Lync Partner Solutions Pavilion
Wednesday, January 30 – Friday, February 1

You'll see the best-of-breed product lineup offered by leading Lync Certified manufacturers that expands everyone's current UC solution by using Micrsoft Lync. And you'll meet with the friendliest folks in the Channel who are eager to see you.

StartupCamp7: Comms Edition
Platinum Sponsor: Momentum
Silver Sponsors: Cbeyond, Twilio,
Gold Sponsor: UberConference

Thursday, January 31 - 4:00pm
Featuring keynote address by John Sculley

This is your only chance to see these Startups before they take the world by storm – or their ideas fizzle. At the same time, strengthen relationships with your own colleagues and enjoy a fun evening. Come participate in an evening of entrepreneurial spirit – anchored by an unforgettable presentation by a pioneer in American business, John Sculley. As president of Pepsi, Sculley revolutionized the marketing of consumer goods when he introduced the Pepsi Challenge.

This year's startup presenters will then face intense scrutiny from you – along with a panel of judges – that will guide them and help determine if their path is just, and if their ideas will captivate or disappoint. Watch them pitch their concepts and try to convince you that you are witnessing the birth of the next amazing technology.

Engage with colleagues as you share in an evening where some of today's boldest entrepreneurs put their ideas – and perhaps their life savings – to the test.

Judging Panel: Craig Walker, CEO- Firespotter Labs, Jeff Uphues, Vice President - Cbeyond, Gerry Dehaven, Senior Partner - QAdvisors, Gary Pudles, CEO - AnswerNet (Moderator)

ITEXPO Party – Beachside at The Loews Miami Beach Resort
Sponsored By Interactive Intelligence, Time Warner Cable, Taqua, Genesys

Thursday, January 31: 8:00pm
Loews Miami Beach Resort
1601 Collins Ave
Miami, Florida 33139

All attendees are invited to relax and mingle under the stars at the luxurious Loews resort on South Beach. Enjoy a cocktail or beverage and delicious desserts and snacks while enjoying the light sounds of a local Caribbean band. Is there a better way to decompress after a productive day at ITEXPO?

Please note, space is limited so don’t be late! All are invited. Please bring your conference badge for entry.

Contact Frank Coppola (203.852.6800 x 131) or visit the show site.

At the show, please visit the booths of the ITEXPO Miami 2013 sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsors:
Interactive Intelligence

Gold Sponsors:
tw telecom