TechWeb's VoiceCon® Amsterdam to Showcase Thought Leaders and Major New Product Initiatives

KPN's Eelco Blok Joins Cisco, IBM, Ingencio, Microsoft, Siemens and Royal Dutch Shell on Keynote Stage; Microsoft to Reveal OCS Release 2

Sep 24, 2008

VoiceCon Amsterdam®, produced by TechWeb, today announced that Eelco Blok, Managing Director of KPN's Business, Getronics and Wholesale & Operations Segments has joined the keynote lineup for the event. Also keynoting at VoiceCon Amsterdam are: Joe Burton, Vice President and CTO, Unified Communications, Cisco; David Farrell, Vice President, IBM Software Europe; Jean-Marc Voelckel, CIO, Ingencio; Eric Swift, Senior Director, Microsoft; Johan Krebbers, Group IT Architect, Royal Dutch Shell; Gerhard Otterbach, Member of the Board, Siemens Enterprise Communications. VoiceCon Amsterdam will be held 14-16 October at the Amsterdam RAI. Details are available at

VoiceCon also announced that Microsoft has selected VoiceCon Amsterdam as the venue for releasing details of its new Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2. According to Microsoft, the new OCS Release 2 will validate its software-based approach to Unified Communications.

"It is very gratifying to have the leadership in European enterprise communications converge at VoiceCon Amsterdam to announce major new initiatives," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "In addition to Microsoft unveiling OCS Release 2, KPN will be demonstrating its new product and service strategy and other announcements are still in the works. 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."

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 will present a complete line-up of tutorials and conference sessions.

VoiceCon Amsterdam is both a conference and an exhibition, with many of the market leaders in European enterprise communications participating in the Demo Pavilion. 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, NEC-Phillips, 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 in North America: 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

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