VoiceCon® San Francisco 2008 Registration is Open and Keynotes Announced

Industry Leaders from Avaya, IBM and Microsoft Take the Stage

Aug 20, 2008

VoiceCon®, produced by TechWeb, today announced its keynote speakers for the 2008 San Francisco event. The most important names in the industry, including Avaya, IBM and Microsoft will share their vision and practical advice on migrating enterprise communications to next-generation products and services with IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 will be held November 10-13 at the Moscone North Convention Center. Registration for the event is now open at http://www.voicecon.com/sf/registration/.

The list of keynote speakers confirmed for VoiceCon San Francisco, to date, include the following names and will grow as the event draws closer:

  -- Kim Akers, General Manager of Unified Communications Group, Microsoft
  -- Karyn Mashima, Senior VP of Strategy & Technology, Avaya
  -- Bruce Morse, VP of Unified Communications & Collaboration Software, IBM

"VoiceCon is designed to address specific challenges facing enterprise communications," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "This year we're focused on building and managing communications platforms that can be successfully leveraged within the enterprise. At a critical time in the industry, our conference and exhibition provides the necessary information to attendees that will enable them to control costs and increase revenues within the enterprise."

The VoiceCon conference is recognized as 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 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. The VoiceCon conference agenda covers:

  -- Planning and Implementing IP Telephony
  -- Managing Staff, Technology and Costs
  -- Unified Communications
  -- Contact Centers
  -- Applications and Application Development
  -- Mobility / Wireless
  -- Next-Gen Technologies

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. The VoiceCon Exhibition is the only place to see the vendors you need in one location. Among the companies exhibiting are: AVAYA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Mitel, Motorola, Nokia, Polycom, Siemens Communications and ShoreTel.

Over the past two decades, VoiceCon has become the event where global business leaders and IT professionals come to learn about the latest in IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networks. VoiceCon recently expanded its brand to Europe with VoiceCon Amsterdam, which will take place October 14-16, 2008 to engage with new international audiences. For more information visit http://www.voicecom.eu/.

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, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with two weekly email newsletters -- VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) and VoiceCon UC eWeekly (http://www.voicecon.com/unified-communications/) -- 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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