Here is a note about show happenings from TMC president Dave Rodriguez:
Things have been busy at the Los Angeles Convention Center for ITEXPO’s Opening Day! ITExPO is off to a great start. The exhibits open tomorrow, and there is a ton of activity going on throughout the day today – check out below what is still to come!
The Mustang for the Car Giveaway is set up in the South Hall Lobby – just beyond the Registration counters! (If you have yet to arrive this morning, remember that ITEXPO is in the South Hall this year…)
Registration: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Keynotes: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Welcome Reception: 5:00pm in Exhibit Hall, sponsored by ALOE Systems
What’s Happening Today:
. FREE WORKSHOP: Ingate’s New SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit (http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/west-10/attendees/w10-ingates-sip-trunking-workshop.htm) It started this morning, but it continues throughout the week.
1:00 pm . FREE WORKSHOP: Smart Wireless Workshop (http://m2m.tmcnet.com/conference/west-10/w-10-smart-wireless-workshop.aspx)
4:00 pm . ITEXPO Keynote: Alcatel-Lucent: Jean-Pierre Lartigue, CTO and Vice President, Marketing and Strategy Wireless Division
4:30 pm . ITEXPO Keynote: CA Technologies: Adam Famularo, General Manager Cloud Computing, Customer Solutions Unit
5:00 pm . Welcome Reception, Sponsored by: ALOE Systems
5:30 pm . Interactive Intelligence – Private Networking Reception (http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/west-10/attendees/w10-Private-Networking-rsvp.htm)
5:30 pm . FREE WORKSHOP: StartupCamp 2: Communications Edition (http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/west-10/attendees/w10-startupcamp-communications.htm)
I am also very excited for StartupCamp 2: Communications Edition kicking off tonight!
StartupCamp 2: Communications Edition spotlights early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators in communication technology. Industry leaders, investors, developers and media to network and validate entrepreneur pitches in this energetic, unique setting.
StartupCamp 2: Communications Edition Agenda below:
Networking & Welcome (Larry Lisser)
Opening Keynote – Jeff Bonforte, CEO, Xobni Jeff Bonforte, CEO of Xobni, is a great speaker who founded SIPphone and ran Yahoo Voice back when it represented a true disruptive technology.
Startup #1: AdelaVoice
Blends voice with state-of-the-art recognition technologies to create an innovative and interactive relationship between consumers and their smart devices.
Startup #2: VAL9000
A cloud-based system that lets physicians and nurses access clinical information systems using natural-language spoken conversations to help practitioners get things done instantly.
Startup #3: Vokle
Provides a virtual townhall platform that enables anyone to broadcast live to a virtual auditorium, assign remote co-hosts on the fly, and take live video and text questions from the audience.
Startup #4: GroupMe
Founded just this Spring, enables you to instantly organize and communicate with the groups of people in your life that are important to you, by SMS and voice.
Startup #5: Cloud Telecomputers
Cloud Telecomputers’ innovative Glass platform, based on the Android OS, enables customized, integrated phone features and applications for businesses – bringing all the best functionality of a smartphone to the desk phone.
Last year’s inaugural event was standing room-only! High-profile keynote speakers and panel members will offer you unique insight into what drives successful commercialization in this fast changing environment. Platinum Sponsor: Twilio Gold Sponsors: Alcatel-Lucent, Skype
Below are details and information that will help you plan your day at ITEXPO West. As always, if you have any questions before the show or would like to register, contact Frank Coppola 1-203-852-6800 ext. 131 or visit ITEXPO West 2010 – www.itexpo.com.
*****If you have yet to register, REGISTER ONLINE before you arrive at ITEXPO – you will save both time and money!*****
With that said – I am going to go and check out the Conference sessions starting this morning. I look forward to seeing you at ITEXPO 2010!