TechWeb's VoiceCon® San Francisco Expands Program, Adds Keynote

Conference Sessions, User Forum and Keynotes Examine Key Cost Factors and ROI for the Enterprise

Oct 9, 2008

VoiceCon® San Francisco, produced by TechWeb, today announced new Conference elements and another keynote speaker -- Phil Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente. This year VoiceCon is focused on the hard dollar and payback realities of building and managing enterprise communications platforms. VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 will be held November 10-13 at the Moscone North Convention Center.

VoiceCon San Francisco will feature a new, special two-part series of sessions focused on cutting the corporate energy bill taking place Monday, November 10. Part One examines options for reducing IT's spending on energy and Part Two analyzes the technologies, products and services that can reduce overall energy spending within the enterprise. VoiceCon this year offers additional insight with the VoiceCon User Forum, which takes place Wednesday, November 12. The User Forum will present case studies about decision-making for migrating to new communications infrastructures, architectures and services; the speakers will discuss benefits and problems, offering real-world perspective and advice through their experience.

"Faced with the economic turmoil of today, VoiceCon will shine the spotlight on real customers and their strategies for maneuvering through the current climate," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "We're pleased to present VoiceCon User Forums, the new two-part series on cutting the corporate energy bill and certainly look forward to having Phil Fasano join us to talk about Kaiser's extensive enterprise communications migration strategy."

Phil Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed health organization in the U.S., will describe the decision factors and implementation realities involved with migrating more than 30 locations to IP Telephony and Unified Communications . Fasano joins a keynote lineup at VoiceCon San Francisco that includes: Charlie Giancarlo, Chief Executive Officer, Avaya; Betsy Frost Webb, General Manager, Unified Communications Marketing, Microsoft; and Bruce Morse, VP of Unified Communications & Collaboration Software, IBM.

VoiceCon is recognized as the premier 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 to speak with experts, listen to the lessons learned by enterprises already making the migration, network with peers and see leading-edge products displayed on the show floor.

VoiceCon is both a conference and an exhibition, and VoiceCon San Francisco will present the major equipment suppliers and service providers in enterprise IP Telephony and Unified Communications. VoiceCon Exhibition gathers together the leading vendors in one location. Among the companies exhibiting at VoiceCon are: AVAYA, Microsoft, Siemens Communications, IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Mitel, Motorola, Polycom, ShoreTel, 911 Enable, Aastra, Audio Codes, AVST, Communicado, Interactive Intelligence, Plantronics, Psytechnics, and Sprint.

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 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 San Francisco, November 10-13, 2008 at the Moscone North Convention Center, VoiceCon Orlando, March 30-April 2 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel; and recently entered the European market with VoiceCon Amersterdam on October 14-16 at the Amsterdam RAI. 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 also has launched No Jitter, (, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the 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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