CMP Technology's VoiceCon Spring Keynote Lineup Features Thought and Market Leaders

Keynotes From Leading Vendors - Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft and Nortel - and Pioneering Enterprise Executives From Royal Dutch Shell and Merrill Lynch

Feb 12, 2007

CMP Technology today announced the VoiceCon® Spring 2007 keynotes. The lineup includes top executives from leading suppliers -- Louis D'Ambrosio, President and CEO, Avaya; Charles H. Giancarlo, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Cisco Systems, and President, Cisco-Linksys, LLC; Mike S. Zafirovski, President and CEO, Nortel; and Jeff Raikes, President, Microsoft Business Division -- along with senior IT executives who are leading their companies' initiatives in IP Telephony and converged networks -- Alok Kapoor, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Technology; and Johan Krebbers, Group IT Architect, Royal Dutch Shell. VoiceCon Spring 2007 ( will be held March 5-8 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando.

"The enterprise IP Telephony market has tremendous momentum and is evolving toward Convergence and Unified Communications," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "The keynote speakers at VoiceCon Spring 2007 are leading their companies and the industry toward a new framework for enterprise communications, so VoiceCon attendees will receive a first-hand look at where the market is headed next."

VoiceCon presents a unique balance of supplier and enterprise perspectives -- no other event presents as many senior IS/telecom enterprise executives who share their migration strategies, decision criteria, and the lessons learned from installing state-of-the-art IP Telephony and converged networking systems. Here are just some of the enterprise executives who'll be speaking at VoiceCon Spring 2007, along with their presentation topics:

  -- Living With IP Contact Centers: Bobbie Morton, Information Technology
     Director, Ft. Worth Transportation Authority; Sue Stratton, Director of
     Telecommunications,; Glenn Allison, Team Lead, Network
     Services, W.W. Grainger

  -- Applications Payoffs: Case Studies: Tim Oliwiak, Voice Systems Analyst,
     Telecommunications, The Credit Valley Hospital; Eric Kellerer, Dir. of
     Information Tech, Northwest Nazarene University

  -- Open Source Case Studies: Dikran Kassabian, Senior Technology Director,
     University of Pennsylvania; Arnold Solomon, Senior IT Architect,
     Southern Company

VoiceCon also presents the most comprehensive Exhibition in enterprise communications; indeed, the VoiceCon show floor is only place where you'll find all the enterprise equipment, service and software suppliers under one roof. Over 120 of the industry's leading vendors will be present, including VoiceCon's Diamond Sponsor Avaya, along with Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Aastra Intecom, AT&T, Extreme Networks, Foundry Networks, Mitel, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, ShoreTel, Siemens and Verizon Business, providing attendees with an unmatched opportunity to address their enterprise IP Telephony, converged networks and unified communications needs.

VoiceCon Spring 2007 continues the VoiceCon heritage of delivering in-depth technical sessions, prominent speakers and strategy discussions, attracting high-level enterprise decision makers to review the latest products, and to meet and network with potential partners, consultants and analysts. For 17 years, VoiceCon has delivered practical, forward-thinking, objective information and education focused on enterprise voice, IP telephony and converged technologies, products and services.

About VoiceCon®

VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, convergence 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 Spring 2007, taking place March 5-8 in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Hotel, and VoiceCon Fall 2007, which will return to the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, August 20-23. The VoiceCon portfolio also includes the VoiceCon VOIP Implementation Tour, which were recently held in New York, Anaheim, San Francisco and Chicago, returning again in Fall 2007. VoiceCon also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter that is circulated to approximately 28,000 subscribers -- VoiceCon eNews (; VoIP Loop ( ), a news, information and opinion site that features thought leaders in VoIP and enterprise IP Telephony and convergence; and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit

About CMP Technology

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