VoiceCon® San Francisco Spotlights Antidote to Tough Economic Times: Next-Gen Communications

Industry Leaders from Avaya, IBM and Siemens to Keynote

Oct 1, 2009

Today VoiceCon® San Francisco announced that the leading enterprise communications event will focus on new communications platforms, services and applications that organizations can use to control costs, increase productivity and streamline business processes. The most important names in the industry including Avaya, IBM and Siemens, will share their vision and practical advice on migrating enterprise communications to next-generation products, services and applications with IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks from the main stage at the event. VoiceCon San Francisco, produced by TechWeb, will be held November 2-5 at the Moscone North Convention Center. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.voicecon.com/sanfrancisco/.

"Today, when every business is confronting a tough economic climate, the need for new ideas, new tools and better ways of doing business is greater than ever," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "VoiceCon San Francisco will showcase innovative communications platforms, services and applications that enterprises are already deploying, and new capabilities just about to become available. Working together, the VoiceCon attendees and exhibitors are uniquely positioned to assist their organizations through these difficult times and strengthen their position for better days ahead."

  The following keynote speakers are scheduled for VoiceCon San Francisco:
  --  Dr. Alan Baratz, Senior Vice President; President, Global
      Communication Solutions, Avaya
  --  Bruce Morse, Vice President Unified Communications and Collaboration,
      IBM Software Group

  --  Mark Straton, Senior Vice President, Voice and Applications Marketing,
      Siemens Enterprise Communications Group

VoiceCon is the leading event for enterprise decision-makers to evaluate options for migrating to and leveraging IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications. VoiceCon San Francisco presents a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with industry experts, learn about enterprises already making the migration, and see leading-edge products displayed on the show floor. Key topics covered by the VoiceCon conference agenda include:

  --  Planning and Implementing IP Telephony
  --  Managing Staff, Technology and Costs
  --  Unified Communications
  --  Applications and Application Development
  --  Mobility / Wireless

  --  Next-Gen Technologies

VoiceCon is both a conference and an exhibition, and VoiceCon San Francisco will present leading hardware and software suppliers and service providers in enterprise IP Telephony and Unified Communications. Among the companies exhibiting are: Avaya, IBM, Siemens Enterprise Communications Group, Advanced American Telephones, Microsoft, Polycom, Aastra, Aceyus, Alcatel-Lucent, Interactive Intelligence, NET, Psytechnics, SercureLogix and snom technology.

About VoiceCon®

Now in its 19th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings corporate IT 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 expanded to include two yearly shows in the United States: VoiceCon San Francisco, November 2-5, 2009 at the Moscone North Convention Center, VoiceCon Orlando, March 22-25, 2010 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 2006 and 2008. VoiceCon also has launched No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter -- VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) -- and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit http://www.voicecon.com/.

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, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, 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

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