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COMPTEL PLUS  Fall 2012
Convention & EXPO


October 7-10, 2012

Gaylord Texan
Dallas
 

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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.  
Moderator:  
  Eric J. Savitz  (bio)
San Francisco Bureau Chief
Forbes
Speakers:  
  Michael Brown (bio)
Vice President of Sales
AboveNet
   
  Lorin Dorco (bio)
Chief Technology Officer
Sidera Networks 
   
  Dr. Joseph Williams (bio)
Managing Director, Unified Communications - Operator Channels B2B
Microsoft
   
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.
 Moderator:  
  Kevin Coyne (bio)
President and COO
FiberLight LLC
Speakers:  
  Vijay Raman (bio)
Vice President, Product Management and Marketing
Overture
   
  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. 
Speaker:
Keynote: UC Hosting Business Opportunity
 
  Dr. Joseph Williams (bio)
Managing Director, Unified Communications - Operator Channels B2B
Microsoft  
 
   
10:a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
Break
 
   
10:15 a.m. -
11:15 a.m.
Differentiate or Die
  Wajih Yahyaoui (bio)
Senior Program Manager
Microsoft
   
11:15 -
11:30
 Break
 
 
11:30 – 1 p.m.
Moderator:
  How to Build a Microsoft UC Hosting Business 
 
  Daniel Allen (bio)
CEO

SIPCOM
Speakers:  
  Josh Moormann
Sr. Solutions Architect
Level 3
   
   George Cordeiro
Global Alliance Executive
Dell
   
   Mike Ruhland
Director Ecosystems & Alliances
Acme Packet
   
  Patric Chang
Director Strategic Alliances
Brocade
   
  Colin Constable
VP/CTO Strategic Alliances
Juniper
   
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.
Moderator:  
  Chani Wiggins (bio)
Principal
The Joseph Group
Speakers:  
  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. 
Moderator:  
  Jason W. Adkins (bio)
Vice President Carrier Services
Windstream
Speakers:  
  Ty Estes (bio)
Marketing Director
Omnitron Systems
   
  Chad Hoyle (bio)
Director, Network Operations
DukeNet Communications, LLC.
   
  Frank Wiener (bio)
Vice President, Marketing
Cyan
   
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.
Moderator:  
  David Malfara Sr. (bio)
President and CEO
ETC Group, LLC
Speaker:  
  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
Sprint
   
   


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