TechWeb's VoiceCon® Orlando 2009 Focuses on Enterprise Communications Efficiencies

Keynotes and VoiceCon Summits Feature Market Leaders and Address Key Communications Issues

Jan 14, 2009

VoiceCon®, produced by TechWeb, today announced the leading enterprise communications event returns to Orlando for VoiceCon Orlando 2009. The event will be held March 30-April 2 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, FL. Registration is now open at

Over its 19-year history, VoiceCon has become the preferred venue for the thought leaders and market movers in enterprise communications. This year's keynote lineup reflects that tradition and includes:

  *  Kevin Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Avaya
  *  Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco
  *  Bob Picciano, General Manager, Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal, IBM
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  *  Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate VP, UC Group, Microsoft
  *  James O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Enterprise

VoiceCon Orlando 2009 will also feature two VoiceCon Summits, which will examine the issues involving two critically important emerging technologies. There will be a VoiceCon Summit that analyzes the role of cloud computing in enterprise communications; and another VoiceCon Summit will discuss the current status and future scenarios for Unified Communications within the enterprise.

This year conference organizers are giving special consideration to providing attendees with the information they need to do more with less, leveraging communication technologies to improve business efficiencies at a time when it matters most. VoiceCon Orlando 2009 will address how to select and build the IP Telephony platform that is right for specific enterprises to control costs and improve business processes.

IP Telephony and Unified Communications are changing the enterprise communications landscape with innovative technologies, new players, bigger opportunities and increased challenges. VoiceCon Orlando 2009 has designed the program accordingly with more customer case studies detailing ROI, more analysis of the trade-offs when selecting technologies and platforms, and more practical advice on developing communications applications that can advance the bottom line.

"The worst thing possible is to go into a network migration without a thorough understanding of the underlying technology," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "That's why VoiceCon is so important. VoiceCon Orlando will examine the value propositions and cost implication of migrating to next-gen communications systems and platforms, and will address the attendees' fundamental concerns about getting the most from their investments in IP Telephony and Unified Communications."

  Conference sessions fall into the following five categories:
  *  Unified Communications
  *  Running The IP Telephony Network
  *  Buyer's Guide
  *  Mobile Enterprise Communications
  *  Next-Gen Technologies

VoiceCon is both a conference and an exhibition. The VoiceCon Orlando 2009 exhibition floor is the only industry event to feature all of the enterprise communications equipment and software suppliers and service providers in one location. This provides attendees with an unmatched opportunity to meet with leading vendors to solve their IP Telephony and enterprise communications needs. The list of VoiceCon Orlando 2009 sponsors is still growing and currently includes Avaya, Cisco, Siemens Communications, Aastra Intecom, Alcatel-Lucent, Aspect, AT&T, Audio Codes, Dialogic, Dimension Data, Extreme Networks, Foundry Networks, Interactive Intelligence, Microsoft, Mitel, Motorola, NEC Unified Solutions, Nokia, Nortel, Plantronics, Polycom, Shoretel, Tandberg, Verizon, 8x8, Inc., American Power Conversion, AVST, Blackberry, Covergence, HP, Prognosis, Psytechnics, Sprint, Acme Packet, AdTran, Black Box, Bucher+Suter, Calabrio, Empirix, Fonality, Genesys, Intervoice, Net Quintum, Orange, Radvision, SecureLogix, Valcom, and Zeacom.

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 communications 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 Orlando, March 30-April 2 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and VoiceCon San Francisco, November 2-5, 2009 at the Moscone North Convention Center. VoiceCon's No Jitter, (, provides daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and also serves the community with two weekly email newsletters -- VoiceCon eNews ( and VoiceCon UC eWeekly ( 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, VoiceCon and SD West; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,, Dr. Dobb's Report,, 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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