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October 7-10, 2012

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Technology Track

Monday, April 16, 2012
1:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m. 
 A Silver Lining:  Strategies to Grow Your Business with Cloud Services

As the cloud industry continues to enlarge, there are a number of different perspectives on how to take advantage of this market. This session will focus on cloud strategies for service providers, including how to select the appropriate infrastructure and applications. Panelists also will explain how they have leveraged cloud solutions to grow their business.  
  Eric J. Savitz  (bio)
San Francisco Bureau Chief
  Michael Brown (bio)
Vice President of Sales
  Lorin Dorco (bio)
Chief Technology Officer
Sidera Networks 
  Dr. Joseph Williams (bio)
Managing Director, Unified Communications - Operator Channels B2B
2:30 p.m. -
3:15 p.m. 
Ethernet: What is Working and What’s Not?

What challenges do service providers face in meeting customer demands for Ethernet? The session will examine the advantages of Ethernet, as well as  what customers are demanding – and why – and what’s missing that would enable service providers to help customers fully realize the advantages of Ethernet technology.
  Kevin Coyne (bio)
President and COO
FiberLight LLC
  Vijay Raman (bio)
Vice President, Product Management and Marketing
  Paul Savill  (bio)
Senior Vice President, Global Core Network Services
Level 3 Communications
  Sekar Swaminathan (bio)
Vice President of Engineering R&D
MegaPath Inc.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. -
1 p.m. 
Microsoft Presents:  Hosted Unified Communications
Club Room
Sponsored by

This track is designed to provide hosters and service providers with information regarding the business opportunities around hosting the Microsoft Unified Communication Solution. During this session you will hear from actual hosters and partners about the market opportunity, best practices and what to keep in mind while deploying the solution. You will also learn about the partner ecosystem that Microsoft has established and how you can customize your offering to fit your customer's needs. 
9 a.m. -
10 a.m. 
Keynote: UC Hosting Business Opportunity
  Dr. Joseph Williams (bio)
Managing Director, Unified Communications - Operator Channels B2B
10:a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. -
11:15 a.m.
Differentiate or Die
  Wajih Yahyaoui (bio)
Senior Program Manager
11:15 -
11:30 – 1 p.m.
  How to Build a Microsoft UC Hosting Business 
  Daniel Allen (bio)

  Josh Moormann
Sr. Solutions Architect
Level 3
   George Cordeiro
Global Alliance Executive
   Mike Ruhland
Director Ecosystems & Alliances
Acme Packet
  Patric Chang
Director Strategic Alliances
  Colin Constable
VP/CTO Strategic Alliances
9 a.m. -
9:45 a.m. 
Cyber Threats in 2012 and Beyond:  How to Ensure Your Network Security is Rock Solid

Service providers and enterprises are under siege as Internet threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated and cybercriminals utilize Web 2.0 technologies, This panel will examine preventative measures for securing your systems and identifying the latest hacker tactics so you can learn how to protect your network and critical infrastructures.
  Chani Wiggins (bio)
The Joseph Group
  Patrick Gray (bio)
Principal Security Strategist
Cisco Systems
  Rick Lichtenfels (bio)
Deputy Director
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
  David Malfara Sr. (bio)
President and CEO
ETC Group, LLC
  Don Poe (bio)
Vice President of Engineering
TelePacific Communications
10 a.m. -
10:45 a.m. 
Mobile Backhaul & Ethernet Services – The Services Required to Grow Business

With the growth of the wholesale carrier Ethernet market, there is the opportunity for regional providers to maximize their revenue. The session will offer a case study of a SLA assurance services for existing networks and educate attendees on the potential to provide burstable bandwidth services and incrementally charge customers for actual capacity usage above a pre-defined bandwidth rate. 
  Jason W. Adkins (bio)
Vice President Carrier Services
  Ty Estes (bio)
Marketing Director
Omnitron Systems
  Chad Hoyle (bio)
Director, Network Operations
DukeNet Communications, LLC.
  Frank Wiener (bio)
Vice President, Marketing
11 a.m. -
11:45 a.m. 
Wireline/Wireless Convergence: the 4G solution

Mention “4G” and most everyone will know you’re talking about the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards. But the impact of 4G on the industry goes much further than simply the advancement of wireless technology. 4G also provides the missing link for native, IP-based wireline/wireless convergence and interoperability at the core. As a result, 4G has broad implications for improving application availability, continuity, integration, mobility and performance for use of both wireline and wireless networks in complimentary fashion to enhance the user experience. In this session, panelists will discuss these opportunities for new partnerships and revenue streams.
  David Malfara Sr. (bio)
President and CEO
ETC Group, LLC
  Bob Calaff (bio)
Director, Spectrum & Technology Strategy
T-Mobile USA
  Craig Clausen (bio)
Executive Vice President and Principal Analyst
New Paradigm Resources Group, Inc. (NPRG)
  Ben Vos (bio)
Vice President, Wholesale, Business Operations

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