AT&T Webinar Focuses on Hosted Market

Remember when hosted communications was called Centrex? Those were the days. Life was slower back then. We didn’t have smart phones — really we didn’t even have mobile phones. Heck, we didn’t even have e-mail or voicemail…

My, how things have changed… We have VoIP, UC, IP communications, FMC and a host (pun intentional 😉 ) of other technologies which make life very interesting for purchasing decision makers.

The one thing which is the same now as it was back then is AT&T as a powerhouse in telecom.

It is for this reason I took notice when I saw my company TMC is going to have a webinar discussing AT&T’s hosted VoIP services. NetComp will be co-hosting the webinar and TMCnet’s Erik Linask will be handling the moderating duties.

Representing AT&T will be Aron Ralwar the Lead Product Marketing Manager and from Netcom expect to hear from Joe Osborne.

I am very interested to see how AT&T positions itself in this space and what they have to tell the market. It is amazing to see how terms evolve and Centrex became IP Centrex and we now refer to the concept as hosted communications.

To learn more, be sure to register now for the webinar which takes place Thursday, May 22, 2008, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST.

Here are some details on the speakers:

Aron Talwar
Lead Product Marketing Manager

Aron is a Lead Marketing Manager supporting AT&T’s Business VoIP product portfolio. His responsibilities include training the sales force on the products, processes and sales tools. He also provides ongoing product support to all sales segments. Part of his responsibility is to assist in responding to RFPs, work with the Competitive Analysis team to gather information on competing products and determine how to best position AT&T’s products in the marketplace. He works closely with Sales and Channel Marketing to gather feedback from customers to help improve the product and identify any gaps. Aron has been successful in demonstrating AT&T’s VoIP products at various Industry trade shows to generate leads for Sales.

Aron joined AT&T in 1997 after graduating from Northwestern University with a Masters degree in Engineering Management.


Joe Osborne
Founder and CEO 
NetComp Communications Group, Inc.

NetComp is an AT&T Solution Provider, was founded in 1997. The company has established National reputation and foot print supported by its experienced staff of telecommunication experts. Mr. Osborne is a successful entrepreneur and inventor. He also holds patents in the area of communications. Patent # 4,974,252 “Interactive Commercial Entertainment Networks” and Patent # 4,665,436 “Narrow Bandwidth Signal Compression”. He also has been the recipient of the Nasa Achievement Award for high definition imaging.

After attending Temple University he has held engineering and sales/marketing positions with leading edge technology companies such as AT&T, Reuters New Service and NASA. He has been a member of the AT&T Alliance Advisor Board since 2001

Erik Linask 
Associate Editor
Technology Marketing Corporation

In addition to his work with TMC’s IP Communications publications, Erik is a contributor to TMCnet. Prior to joining the TMC team, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.

    Leave Your Comment


    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap