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

Scoring My 2016 Predictions

This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year. NFV: I predicted that we’ll...

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Advice for Partners for 2017 [podcast]

Jeff Ponts of Datatel; Emmett Tydings of AB&T Telecom; and Chris Palermo of GCN joined the podcast this week to talk...

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$4B Wireless Repair Market Event Comes to ITEXPO

Almost 8,000 wireless repair businesses employ over 20,000 people and the market is growing. Yes, it’s a $4 billion dollar market! Apple’s next-gen phones...

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Ad Blockers vs Mobile Advertisers

In September, I wrote a blog on why mobile advertising is expected to grow based on Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report. Something to...

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Ransomware Fog Rolls over SanFran Muni, SFMTA

We’ve known ransomware costs for a small- to medium-sized business can be $99,000, per Kapersky Labs. This includes lost business data,...

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Why you would give up the chance to strut around in Middle Earth Barbie wear? Allison Smith asks.

#Thankful! What for? Being able to speak...well, not as well as Allison Smith. Being able to design software and apps with code,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't think Ican write one better than I did 2 years ago, so here's a link to that piece. Happy...

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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.

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.

Forget Phone Numbers; Dial VIP by Name

August 16, 2011

Wall Concerts and Mobile Wallets are Things that Use DID

August 16, 2011

Just when we think the phone number (via direct inward dialing) is dead, gone, out of here, in comes really cool uses such as the wall concerts at Bloc Jam (which my friend Michel Vaillancourt at JKL 5 Group told me about) and mobile payments over DID via Paytoo mobile wallet beginning November 2010 with millions of users around the world. In this case, BlocJam is a musical improvisation game played via direct inward dialing, live from the street. When you call, you are given a sequence to compose your beats.

Once you have played around and created your composition, press the pound sign on your cell phone and there you go.

Irv Shapiro and Andy Abramson on Cloud Computing in English and Tagalog

August 9, 2011

Something that happens to me often is the realization that there is something I can do that will help and many of my friends and customers in business at one time. Since I started my new career with Astraqom, one of my favorite projects is business development and marketing for the PinoyKubo, a social network for Filipinos and Filipinas in The Philippines and abroad, but also people who just love the culture and maybe want to learn Tagalog. So ... two young men from Cebu asked me about cloud computing and the first thing I thought of was Andy Abramson talking with Irv Shapiro of IfbyPhone about that topic at an ITEXPO.

 



Defining Monetization Whether for IP Communications or Not

August 5, 2011

My husband shared this with me this morning. Thank you, Bob the Squirrel comic writer Frank Page. Not only did Michael share this comic with me which had us both laughing and feeling some kind of an epiphany, but he put this interesting thought together: "Monetization = the art of drawing out in people to be willing to pay for the same product, good, service or content you used to provide for free."

What are some ways that people are doing or could be doing that?

1. A donate button!



Filipino History Teacher and Movie Writer Insight on IP Communications

July 24, 2011

Chock Encabo is a teacher of history and is based in Muntinlupa City, Philippines. He is one of many professionals around the world that I will interview to find out and share goals and accomplishments and to see how any IP communications or social networks can help gain more success. This is no ordinary history teacher. He has written the script for a thought-provoking, popular, independent movie that was produced by Arlyn Dela Cruz. He was referred to me by Jose Encabo when I posted a public request on my social networks, "Put me in contact with inspiring people in the areas of art, science, technology, or business who are from the Philippines." (Jose Encabo, the person who connected me to Chock, is the business development manager of DS2, a European company that provides wholesale Internet over power line solutions.

Applications Today Do Not Work in Isolation Says Venky

July 14, 2011

How do we best meet people and organizations online and in person to do business with? As my readership and networks know, my favorite ways are via social networking sites and face to face conferences, exhibitions, and meet-ups. I was desperately searching via Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook for as many people as possible who were participating in CommunicAsia 2011 because once I arrived in Singapore, I wanted a full agenda of promising opportunities. One of the first to reply was Venky from Plivo which resulted in plans to record an audio interview for you to eavesdrop on podcast.

CommunicAsia was great except for one unfortunately embarrassing incident in the press lounge, but I've got enough integrity ...

The Real Social Network mig33, An Interview with Chris Chandler

June 29, 2011


What a pleasure to meet Chris Chandler, VP of Business Development at mig33 during Mobile Monday Singapore meetup in the popular Rupee Room! Mr. Chandler is also the founder of MoMo Singapore. (Pictured are Chris Chandler of mig33 and also Martti Ranin, President of Mobile Monday Services.)

The first mig33 team member I met was Mohit Gundecha, the head of India operations and director of business development during a Jeff Pulver Breakfast in March 2008. I knew at that time that mig33 was on its way to being a major player in the social networking space after a discussion with Mohit about how fast the newbie was growing in popularity ...


Outside of Your Box at CommunicAsia with Successful Systems like Joget Workflow

June 13, 2011

Tien Soon. Law is the co-founder of Joget Workflow, an open source workflow managment system that is simple to use, with no license fees, and it supports many of mobile platforms even. He spemcializes in technical consulting. The group started this project about 19 months ago. He and we will be at CommunicAsia 2011 along with Nokia and 100s of exhibitors and 1000s of other types of participants.
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