TechWeb's VoiceCon® Amsterdam Presents Keynote Lineup

Market Momentum Growing for VoiceCon's European Launch Where Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, KPN, Siemens and Royal Dutch Shell to Keynote

Sep 9, 2008

VoiceCon Amsterdam®, produced by TechWeb, today announced its keynote and exhibitor lineup, which demonstrate the market's enthusiastic reception to the European launch of the VoiceCon brand. VoiceCon Amsterdam will be held 14-16 October at the Amsterdam RAI. Registration and conference details are available at

The keynote speakers include: Joe Burton, Vice President and CTO, Unified Communications, Cisco; David Farrell, Vice President, IBM Software Europe; Eric Swift, Senior Director, Microsoft; John van Vianen, Senior President of ICT Services, KPN; Johan Krebbers, Group IT Architect, Royal Dutch Shell; Gerhard Otterbach, Member of the Board, Siemens Enterprise Communications.

VoiceCon Amsterdam is designed to help enterprise executives address two fundamental questions: How to select and build the IP Telephony and enterprise communications platform that is right for their enterprise; and how to leverage that platform for Unified Communications and other emerging applications. In addition to the keynote presentations, VoiceCon Amsterdam will present a complete line-up of tutorials and conference sessions that will feature the thought- and market-leaders in European enterprise communications, including analysts, consultants, vendors and network operators. In keeping with the VoiceCon tradition, enterprise executives will be on the VoiceCon Amsterdam podium throughout the conference discussing their progress in migrating to IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. They'll discuss the decision factors triggering their migration decisions, and the lessons they've learned -- technical, financial and organizational.

"This is a unique time in enterprise networking," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "There is no longer a single migration path to IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon Amsterdam will examine the new and cutting-edge technologies and services, analyze their impact on enterprise communications, and ask the leading vendors -- and customers -- to discuss their latest strategies. At this critical time in the migration to a new framework for enterprise communications, VoiceCon Amsterdam will give the industry a good indication of how far we've come -- and what's coming next."

"I'm also pleased to announce that the VoiceCon Amsterdam Demo Pavilion will feature many of the market leaders in European enterprise communications," Knight continued. "The Demo Pavilion will provide a unique opportunity for enterprises to see next-generation communications products and services, and to meet with the key equipment, software and service suppliers who are building the systems."

The VoiceCon Amsterdam Diamond Sponsors include KPN, Siemens, Psytechnics and IBM. The Platinum, Silver and Gold Sponsors include Microsoft, Mitel, Prognosis, Eaton, LG Nortel, Motorola, NetIQ, Polycom and Qunitum.

About VoiceCon®

Now in its 18th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings enterprise decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. As the momentum toward IP Telephony and convergence has grown, VoiceCon has expanded to include two yearly shows: VoiceCon San Francisco, returning to the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, November 10-13, 2008 and VoiceCon Orlando, set for March 30-April 2, 2009, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel. VoiceCon Orlando was recently named one of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows. The event was honored with this distinction for show growth between 2004 and 2006. VoiceCon recently launched a new website -- No Jitter, ( -- providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise IP-Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon also serves the enterprise communications community with two weekly email newsletters -- VoiceCon eNews ( and VoiceCon UC eWeekly ( -- and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3* million business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

  *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

  About United Business Media Limited

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