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

LTE and Voice = VoLTE

Every year, Ericsson puts out a nice overall Mobility Report in June.  I’m finally getting around to reading it now.  There is some...

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ViziApps: A Great Tool for the Citizen Developer Revolution

Recently I had to prototype an iOS app for a project I am working on and did a lot of research to...

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Execution, Flexibility, Safety, Ease of Use Key to Digital Success - Lessons from Gitex 2016

The etisalat and Nissan Smart Car collaboration, the robot policeman, and James Baresse's presentation on three needs for digital payment system success...

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Are You Managing Hours or Outcomes?

Another consultant is having a trying experience with a client. The client wants to see the consultant in the office more,...

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Whatever Happened to Dialogic Boards?

I stopped wearing Dialogic shirts in airports many many years ago, simply because I often got stopped by people who used our...

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ORBCOMM Looks to Become Complete IoT Solutions Service Provider

One of the topics discussed often among communications service providers is whether they want to be relegated to dumb pipes or they...

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Your Phone Just Ate Your Car Key

Are you ready for your new digital future? It’s a great question to ask as the role your mobile phone plays in...

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Images of ITEXPO West 2012 Internet Protocol Everything Imaginable

October 30, 2012

A flurry of activity ... business development and technical collaboration discussions were in every space at ITEXPO West 2012 and its many co-located events in Austin, Texas. I managed to catch a few on camera. I am still not through following up with those I met for great social media as well as other types of business projects.

Submit M2M Case Studies for M2M Evolution Conference

October 23, 2012

After a few audio podcast interviews with industry M2M service provider leaders and participating in M2M events in the past two years, I have developed an avid interest in the topic. Following are links to those podcasts and detailed guidelines to submit case studies for the M2M Evolution Conference scheduled for January 29 - February 1, 2013 in Miami Beach.

1. Talk with Thingworx CEO


2. Talk with Raco Wireless President John Horn

The robust M2M conference program will focus on topics that inform and educate the audience of the latest and greatest technologies, current and future regulatory policies, new verticals, new applications and all of the hottest topics in the Machine-to-Machine Industry.

Live Demonstrations and Interactive Experiences at Connected Cars Events

October 10, 2012

That Ford F150 that TMC gave away during ITEXPO West last week in Austin was beautiful. Thanks to the sponsors: Taqua, Airespring, GFI, Broadview Networks, SageMCom, Audio Codes, and XKL. Since meeting with several automobile dealership owners based in Ottawa, Canada and recording audio podcasts with Mercedes and Honda ones, I have become a fan of how IP communications and M2M type technologies are slipping into the newest car models. They are becoming more connected than ever in ways that please and put us in awe.

Don't Stop ITEXPO Momentum, Head to Comptel this Weekend Next

October 5, 2012

Elena and I found ourselves surrounded by real gems at ITEXPO West this week in Austin, Texas. Our neighbors to the left were the SpiceWorks and their lovely lounge just for exhibitors and also the awesome team who produce ITEXPO events, TMC (The Marketing Corporation) were nearby. In the same row are some great industry friends ... IPsmarx, SIPROUTES, and Reve Systems.

CoreDial CEO Alan Rihm Explains Cloud Communications Podcast

September 28, 2012

CoreDial is among those cool IP / cloud communications companies who are co-sponsoring the ITEXPO West All Conference Party 9:00pm at Cedar Street Courtyard – Featuring the Famous Spazmatics!! (Bring your full conference badge for entrance.) I knocked on a few doors until I found CoreDial's CEO Alan Rihm. He is a serial entrepreneur who launched CoreDial in 2005 about the same time that DIDX began. In that time the company has experienced exponential growth and is known as a highly respected disruptive force in our highly volatile communications landscape. Ask anyone, and they will tell you that Alan is a thought leader whose company is helping to lead the cloud-based communications revolution.

ITEXPO Party Sponsor OnSIP's Mike Oeth on VAR and UC Trends

September 27, 2012

This is really about OnSIP and their collaboration with others who are sponsoring the All Conference Party for ITEXPO West 2012, but first check out their OnSIP customers at It is a star-studded list that includes Mozilla, Tumblr, TaskRabbit, Pandora (my favorite radio streaming service) and Cloudera!

But hold on, veryone knows what an avid proponent of active conference and exhibition activities I am. You know, the ones that enable attendees to do more than just trading business cards, visiting booths, listening to lectures and staring at Power Point presentations. I'm talking about collaborative/competitive activities such as golf or bowling, All Conference Parties, receptions, Fun Runs, and city tours of unique and innovative technology in use.

Wholesale Telecom Prices as Volatile as Gas - VoIP Innovations President Podcast

September 21, 2012

Since the days when DIDX became an 500 | 5000 application partner, I've been an avid fan of the wise magazine and the highly coveted awards program. I especially browse the annual winners for companies that I know personally or that I want to meet. 2012 list is out, and guess who's on it in place number 744 out of 5000? VoIP Innovations!

Mercedes-Benz Technologies and Driver Safety versus Autonomy

September 12, 2012

Working for a Canadian company AstraQom on a one year contract in their marketing program has been a cultural and technological joy for this Floridian. I visited Ottawa twice, once with a side trip to Gatineau Bier Fest and the Ottawa Running Races in May, since mid-July 2011. I also visited with city officials and business owners about their communications needs and ways for AstraQom to make a good difference in the community. I also wrote a blog post comparing the way people sell voIP and the way they sell cars which led me to start a series of audio podcasts with Mr. Jeff Mierins, owner of Star Motors, Dow Honda and other dealerships in Ottawa.

VoIP Facebook Page Request Leads to Xorcom SIP Phone Talk

September 4, 2012

The Teachers' Lounge is a place I never hung out in when I taught English to 8th graders for 15 or so years. I'm not tight with the people who like to talk IP communications International Enquirer gossip, but I do pay attention to knowledge and experience that coders, evangelists, early adopters and potential customers of open source telephony, VoIP and such ... post that they want and that they have.

Not long ago, Olle Johansson of Edvina AB updated one of the most versatile and useful VoIP groups on Facebook with this comment, "I just noticed that Xorcom have released SIP phones. Any experiences in this group?

Vive IP - IP Lives Conference in Cali, Colombia

August 29, 2012

"Long live IP," I can imagine many of us would happily shout together because of the billions of lives that IP has empowered. Because of IP, new businesses, applications, technologies, jobs, innovations, inventions, and possibilities are ours for the making and taking. An industry friend of mine named Sandra Diaz Hoyos, president of Smart Network Solutions, is working with a global set of highly-respected companies to make available the Vive IP Conference, scheduled October 18, 2012 at the Club Campestre in Cali, Colombia.

Vive IP, IP Lives by Smart Network Solutions is like one of those mandatory appointments, businesses do not want to miss for effective socialization and experiential knowledge. The event is targeted for professionals, decision-makers, and staff in leading organizations nationwide and worldwide who provide, need or are interested in crucial issues related to communication technologies networks, IP telephony and data security. 

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