Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
32 yrs in telecom, teaching, blog & grant writing, biz development, marketing, & PR. Favorite moments in life involve time w/ family & friends, networking, IP communications industry verticals & horizontals, running, traveling, foreign languages
| 1. "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition..." Barack Obama ..... 2. "One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain." By Thomas Sowell

Conferences

Shower April with Some IP Communications Events Please

April 14, 2010

For some reason, March, May and October are slam-packed full in the East and West with IP communications-related conferences; whereas, April, July, August, and December are almost empty. The company who pays me once per month is Super Technologies (a mult-national group with multi-national vendors and customers in the IP communications, social networking, medical and media spaces), and either DIDXchange is a supporting organization sponsor or media partner OR our Techistan is a press/media partner at some the most inspiring conferences in both areas of the world. 

So, let me share with you a few in the East during April 2010, a slow month for the West. Believe me, if you have a cell phone or device that lets you insert a SIM card, you'll stay connected more cheaply than in the West.

COMNET'10 and IT EXPO is scheduled April 16-17, 2010 in Karachi, Pakistan at the Usman Institute of Technology. I've been to Pakistan many times and to Usman IT a few times. It's a colorful nation of women in beautiful sparkly shalwar kameez, entrepreneurs on every street, traffic that is somewhat like an ad hoc ballet where everyone seems to know how to move perfectly. The last time I was in Pakistan, I took a train ride from Karachi to Islamabad and visited in between Multan, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Lahore and many smaller cities and villages to meet with every wiress/mobile operator and PSTN carrier I could.



Who's Exhibiting at CommunicAsia in Singapore?

April 23, 2010

Who's exhibiting at CommunicAsia June 15-18, 2010 in Singapore?

First, here's where you can  reserve a booth at CommunicAsia ... http://www.communicasia.com, and please tell them Suzanne from DIDX sent you so you can get the best deal. Our booth is 4P3-09, near the VIP Lounge where we can take you, the restrooms, cyber kiosk, media centre,  one of the main entrances to the exhibition hall and the TV studios.

Which Restaurant near Marriot Wardman in DC after Clinton's Speech?

May 7, 2010

The opening reception of ITW is 5:30 PM May 23, 2010 Sunday. We'll get to hear President Bill Clinton speak. Euromoney, the group producing ITW this year, is already taking questions for him to answer! After the speech, we're going out to eat near the Marriot Wardman Hotel in DC.

See http://tinyurl.com/restaurantsnearitw2010.

Help us choose which? We need to reserve space. It will be Dutch treat with any kind of food/drink ... just must be fun. Comment here, or tweet back to @suzannebowen ... let us know if you want to join us.

To Potential Suppliers: SMBs in South Florida Attend ITEC Free

May 20, 2010

Are you a small business in Florida, Alabama, or Georgia? Send your decision makers to ITEC June 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida free. All CXOs and decison-making managers can participate free.  But wait, are you a potential supplier for businesses in Florida, Alabama, or Georgia? Consider exhibiting or sponsoring NOW...

Pros and Cons of an App or Device that Reads My Mind

June 14, 2010

Why doesn't Suzanne Bowen blog more? Here's my answer. I'm in the trenches with 1000s of telecom service providers in over 170 nations working with them to get customers, please them, keep them and perhaps get acquired. I think and dream often of what to blog about, and the only way I could post is if a smart phone or other device had an app that could transcribe my thoughts immediately upon any crazy epiphany I have at any given moment. 

Wouldn't that be great?

Wait, wait, I don't want that!



4G World Goes to China April 2011

November 12, 2010

Heard of 4G World? 2011's event was held Oct. 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. It attracted over 10,000 registered attendees and more than 250 sponsors* (including our company's DIDXhange), and had over 150 exhibitors.


Mobile operators, MVNOs, M2M service providers, and all companies and individuals with an interest in global broadband connectivity products, services, issues and collaborations ...


Wow, Ruckus Wireless is Everywhere ... even Convergence India

May 19, 2011

Want to have more opportunities to find ways to monetize your IP communications? Participate as actively as possible in conferences and exhibitions that put you in directly in contact with people and organizations that will complement your business growth and reputation.
A great example of a company who does this well is Ruckus Wireless who was even at Convergence India that took place in New Delhi, India in March 2011. They are everywhere ...

Extracurricular Social Events during ITEXPO West 2011

August 18, 2011

 Sept. 12, 2011 Monday

 7 - 9:30 PM ... Avaya Technology on Tap  Presentation and Reception

 Sept. 13, 2011 Tuesday

 8 - 9 AM ... Women in Telecom & Technology  Breakfast sponsored by AstraQom, and Xorcom at the Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez | Austin, TX 78701. RSVP on Twitter to Suzanne Bowen to join us and/or be a co-sponsor.

Help ITEXPO West Keep Austin Weird and Wonderful

September 3, 2011

Image by anjan58 via Flickr

I thought New Orleans is the eclectic city, my favorite place to feel history, go artsy, and dance like a maniac. The Big Easy does have the funky hip aura and plenty of humidity to keep your skin young feeling. But Austin? Austin is cowboy culture, but it's not redneck.

Gen Y Twenty Somethings and Virtual Worlds

September 19, 2011

Finally, I'm following up on behalf of AstraQom.com today regarding Avaya's Technology on Tap presentations and reception during ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin, Texas! This is number one of several posts I'll share with readers. I haven't missed Avaya DevConnect's gathering at ITEXPOs in the past four years. It is usually the night before the first day of the Expo, a great way to mix, learn, and socialize among the innovators at Avaya and many who do business with them at the beginning of the conference.

One comment that echoes among my neurons is that of Avaya's Chris Lync: "3D visuals, avatars, and virtual worlds are second nature to millenials (also known as Generation Y)." In fact, ReadWriteWeb site notes that the number of users registered for virtual world sites broke the 1 billion mark during the third quarter of this year 2010, and half of them are under the age of 15. 

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