Many of the sessions were filled to capacity. Clearly, there is still a strong demand for information about SIP trunking. When we started offering these educational seminars, it was because people didn’t know enough about the technology. The focus was on the “what” and “why” of SIP trunking.
Today word has certainly spread, and attendees were eager for information about SIP trunking on a more detailed, deeper level. But enterprises are still challenged with implementation and interoperability issues. Our seminars demonstrating how to set up a SIP trunk connection live – on-site in the Miami Beach Convention Center – were clearly some of the most popular sessions. Two IP-PBX vendors set up their systems with an Ingate, connected to an ITSP over the Internet and made a call to a cell phone in the audience.
Another key topic for attendees was security. That was no surprise, as security is a particularly important issue for the enterprise community.
On a side note: a sincere thank you to the esteemed speakers who participated in the Miami seminars. Your expertise and enthusiasm make these sessions invaluable. Thanks go to BroadSoft, Avaya, BandTel, Bandwidth.com, Bluesocket, Broadvox, Cbeyond, Objectworld and ShoreTel. Thanks also to the thought leaders from the SIP Forum, VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) and NeuStar/ENUM IETF.
And of course, many thanks to TMC for once again arranging a wonderful, successful event.
If you attended last week’s seminars, we’d love to hear from you – your suggestions and comments are all welcome.