VoIP Peering Keynote in Miami

Join me in Miami for my keynote at the Voice Peering Forum. I declared 2006 as the year of VoIP peering and I think I was spot on. Come to this forum and find out where the world of VoIP peering is today and where we are going in the future.

Here are the details:

Voice Peering ForumTM
Spring 2006
March 30 & 31 (Thursday & Friday), Miami, FL, USA

Register Now via vProfile  (see Attendee Qualifications)

The Forum

Stealth Communications is pleased to announce the Voice Peering Forum Spring 2006, with our local host Progress Telecom. The forum will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, 2006 at Wyndham Miami Beach Resort, in Miami, Florida.

With the success of the Voice Peering Forum Fall 2005, VPF continues to bring together industry experts who are c-level executives and business directors to share their insights on the latest business and technology implementations while keeping you up-to-date on current issues and treads.

Come and learn how VPF Members and Partners reduce their operating costs, simplify their network and increase revenues through:

Voice Peering Implementations
Bi-Lateral Peering (Least-Cost-Routing) and Multi-Lateral Peering (ENUM)
Transitioning to IP based trunking for voice origination, voice termination and SS7
Voice Peering Technologies and Techniques
Strategy, Design and Best Practices for VoIP Security & QoS

The Voice Peering Forum Spring 2006 will also feature:
One-on-One Meetings and General Networking with 350+ attendees
Tutorials and crash courses on VoIP gateways, session controllers and testing equipment
Guide to key Carrier Hotels and Ethernet Providers of North America

Join us at the Voice Peering Forum Spring 2006!

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, March 30, 2006

08:00 am – 09:00 am


Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

09:00 am – 09:30 am


Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker:
Gary Kim, Editor-in-Chief, VoIP Business News

09:30 am – 10:15 am


Welcome and Introduction
Presentation by:
Shrihari Pandit, President & CEO, Stealth Communications

10:15 am – 10:30 am


Coffee Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am


Voice Peering implementations by VPF Members
Gary Kim, Editor-in-Chief, VoIP Business News
Dave Ioime, Senior Product Manager, AT&T Wholesale
Alan R. Bugos, VP of Engineering, iBasis
Jeff Bak, Manager Product Marketing, Teleglobe

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm


Strategic Discussion: Maximizing Margins via Bi-Lateral Peering
Speaker TBA
Jean Gottschalk, President & CEO, 3U Telecom
Don MacNeil, Vice President, Carrier Services, XO Communications
Speaker TBA, Telecom New Zealand

12:30 pm – 01:45 pm


Luncheon and Sponsor Table-Tops

01:45 am – 02:15 am


Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker:
Stephan Beckert, Director of Research, TeleGeography

02:15 pm – 03:15 pm


Strategic Discussion: Reducing OPEX via Multi-Lateral Peering
Hunter Newby, Chief Strategy Officer, The telx Group
Steve Liese, Director of Product Marketing, Carrius Technologies
Kevin Han, SVP of Strategic Relations, VoEx
Additional Speakers TBA

03:15 pm – 04:15 pm


Transitioning SS7 and TCAP services into an IP world
Speaker TBA
Speaker TBA, AT&T Wholesale
Dan Lyman, Vice President of Product Man
agement, TNS

Terri Dory, Product Marketing, VeriSign

04:15 pm – 06:15 pm


Networking, Sponsor Table-Tops and Cocktail Reception




Friday, March 31, 2006

07:00 am – 08:15 am


Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

08:15 am – 08:30 am


Welcome, Recap of Day 1 and Intro to Day 2 Agenda

08:30 am – 08:45 am


Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker:
Rich Tehrani, President, Technology Marketing Corp (TMC)

08:45 am – 09:30 am


Strategic Discussion: Inside the Carrier Hotels
Speaker TBA
John Savageau, SVP Operations, CRG-West/One Wilshire
Hunter Newby, Chief Strategy Officer, The telx Group
Chris Crosby, Senior VP, Digital Realty Trust

09:30 am – 10:45 am


Voice Peering Technologies & Techniques
Topics: SIP & H323 Trunking, ENUM and Least-Cost-Routing
Greg Hadlock, Director of Network Operations, Progress Telecom
Victor Bozzo, VP of Sales, NexTone
Dr. Christian Stredicke, Founder & CEO, SNOM Technology
Additional Speakers TBA

10:45 am – 11:00 am


Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:15 am


Strategy, Design and Best Practices for VoIP Security & QoS
Speaker TBA
Jeff Fried, CTO, Empirix
Bob Bradley, Product Line Manager, Sonus Networks
Shrihari Pandit, CEO, Stealth Communications

12:15 pm – 01:30 pm


Luncheon and Sponsor Table-Tops

01:30 pm – 04:00 pm


Breakout Sessions: Business Cases, Tutorials and Crash Courses

01:30 pm – 02:00 pm


Track 1: Excel Switching
Track 2: Broadsoft

02:00 pm – 02:30 pm


Track 1: VegaStream
Track 2: Sonus Networks

02:30 pm – 03:00 pm


Track 1: Guide to Key U.S. Carrier Hotels
Track 2: NexTone

03:00 pm – 03:30 pm


Track 1: Carrius Technologies
Track 2: Open Source (OpenSER & Asterisk)

03:30 pm – 04:00 pm


Track 1: Guide to Key U.S. Ethernet Carriers
Track 2: Empirix

04:00 pm – 04:30 pm


Track 1: Business Case & Tutorial for SS7 over IP
Track 2: [TBA]

04:30 pm – 05:30 pm



The Voice Peering Forum is being held at the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort. Please note that we have arranged special room rates for VPF event attendees. We are pleased to have secured the following group rate of $229 per night. To reserve your room, please contact Wyndham Miami Beach Resort at: 305-532-3600 or 800-996-3426. Please indicate that you are attending the Voice Peering Forum to receive the special group rate.

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Airport Accessibility

Miami International Airport (MIA)

12 miles

Approximate taxi fare: $35.00

Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

27 miles

Approximate taxi fare: $45.00

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

72 miles

Approximate taxi fare: $125.00

Attendee Qualifications

The forum is a private invitation only event for Service Providers (in Corporate/Mid Management) and Enterprise CTO/CIOs/Head of Network Design, Architect or Engineering. Due to limited seating capacity, up to three representatives will be accepted per organization (for additional representatives please contact info@thevpf.com). Registration does not guarantee your admittance until you receive a confirmation letter via e-mail.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Registration is complimentary if you register on or before March 17, 2006. After March 17, 2006, please contact us at info@thevpf.com or by telephone at 1-212-232-2020 regarding registration availability and costs. To register: Please log in or create a vProfile account.

South Florida Weather Forecast

March 30 & 31 2006:   High: 76F   Low: 68F

For further information on VPF event sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Jinci Liu
Stealth Communications, Inc.
Managing Director
212-232-2020 (office)
646-996-5682 (mobile)

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