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Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Thursday, January 31, 2013

12:55pm: Taqua: Payam Maveddat - EVP, Product Management

9:00am: PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com | Crossfire Media | Embrase | TMC: Panel Session: 2013 “Age of Acceleration": Tipping Point

3:30pm: Telefónica: Tim Marsden - Director, Cloud Vertical

9:30am: Genband: Charlie Vogt, President and CEO

4:00pm: Gartner | Cisco | IBM | HP | Microsoft | Citrix | TMC: Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing

10:00am: Alcatel-Lucent | Ingate | Firespotter Labs/UberConference | Sansay | Sonus | TMC: Panel Session: The Future of Service Providers — Dumb Pipes or Global Leaders
 

4:00pm: StartupCamp7: John Sculley, Former President of Pepsi, CEO of Apple: Next-Generation Ideas & Business Models

Wednesday, January 30, 12:55pm

VoIP Conference - Gold SponsorPayam Maveddat
EVP, Product Management
Taqua



Payam Maveddat is responsible for Taqua’s product line management organization and all of Taqua’s convergence switching and RF backhaul products.   Payam has considerable expertise in wireless, IMS standards and architectures.  He is a technologist, pioneer, and veteran of mobile communications industry, with expertise in product management, strategic planning, technology development, network planning, and systems engineering.  Previously, Payam held executive positions in product management, systems engineering and marketing at Mavenir, Tekelec, Nortel, and AT&T Bell Labs. He specializes in mobile Internet, FMC and IMS, Voice & Messaging over LTE/4G, and soft-switching. Payam has been granted eight (8) US patents in mobile networking. He has BSEE from University of Iowa, MSEE from Georgia Tech, and MBA from University of Texas.
Wednesday, January 30, 3:30pm

Tim Marsden
Director, Cloud Vertical
Telefonica



Tim leads the worldwide Cloud vertical within Telefonica Digital Services driving business strategy, portfolio management & development, business development, P&L performance, operator alliances and go to market through Telefonica operating businesses and direct.

Tim was previously with Hewlett-Packard Communications, Media & Entertainment for over 5 years where he held leadership positions as Director of Applications & Cloud Enablement; helping communications providers to grow cloud, M2M and Apps businesses and CME Chief Technologist; leading new product innovation, customer and industry CTO engagements.

Tim has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Communications, holding senior Product Management & Development positions with leading pan-European multimedia and communications service providers. He began his career as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen leading finance, IT and business consulting engagements.

Tim lives in London, UK with his wife and two sons.

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00pm

Panel Session: Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing

Peter Bernstein (Moderator) Peter Bernstein (Moderator) Peter Bernstein (Moderator)
Peder Ulander
V P of Product Marketing,
Lisa Pierce
Managing Vice President
Roberto D. De La Mora
Sr. Director,
Peter Bernstein (Moderator) Peter Bernstein (Moderator) Peter Bernstein (Moderator)
Kiran Bellare
Director – Product Marketing
Skip Chilcott
Senior Product Marketing Manage -
Erik Linask
Editorial Director
Peter Bernstein (Moderator)    
Mike McCarthy
VP of Cloud Computing
   


Competition is nothing new to the technology arena – it’s what breeds innovation and defines new trends.  When new ideas reach the point of becoming disruptive, competition heats up to the point of a tech war, which is where cloud computing has taken the industry, with vendors large and small making a play in the clouds, and businesses of all sizes evaluating their options in the cloud.

The idea that any computing and communications resources will be delivered on an “as-a-Service” basis from server farms physically located anywhere in the world represents a powerful shift in computing theory.  Despite the hype, media attention, and adoption to date, the cloud is still a relatively new technology with many questions still to be answered.  Still, the concept of moving sensitive business information and applications into an off-premises environment managed by a third party is profoundly changing how businesses think about, purchase, and manage technology.

What does that change mean?  How will providers and users alike handle concerns over privacy and security? Which cloud model will dominate the others?  Where does open source fit into the picture?  Does cloud mean the end of local computing completely?  

The only thing that is certain about the future of the cloud is the battle for supremacy will be fierce.  TMC’s Editorial Director Erik Linask will lead a panel of cloud computing leaders to find out  what it will dominate the cloud landscape and what the next major shift will be, and who will emerge victorious in this battle.

Thursday, January 31, 9:00am

Panel Session: 2013 “Age of Acceleration: Tipping Point

Craig Walker
Phil Edholm

Carl Ford Larry Lisser Rich Tehrani,
Erik Linask


No matter the information communications technology sector (ICT), 2013 is shaping up as a tipping point where long term success or failuare is likely to be determined. A “new normal” is emerging that is characterized by one constant, ACCELERATING CHANGE. Adapt and prosper, ignore and probably perish.

You have questions, and ITEXPO is the place to get answers and context for how to understand industry trends and align your thinking and business for what will be a year of enormous challenges and opportunities.

Join (Rich Tehrani, Carl Ford, Erik Linsk and Phil Edholm) for a lively interactive sessions that covers what you would like to know about: BYOD, ubiquitous mobility, “Big Data,” the impact of the cloud and data center transformation, the focus on improving customer experiences and business process optimization, and what to think about regarding risk management, security and how new technologies like WebRTC, pervasive and inexpensive video, and the growth of HTML5 will transform the nature of professional and person computing and communications.

Thursday, January 31, 9:30am

Peter Bernstein (Moderator)

Charlie Vogt
President and CEO
Genband


A 25-year veteran of the information technology and communications industry, he has spent nearly his entire career building businesses which have experienced unprecedented organic and inorganic growth.

Thursday, January 31,10:00am

Panel Session: The Future of Service Providers
— Dumb Pipes or Global Leaders

Michael A. Rouleau Craig Walker Craig Walker Peter Bernstein (Moderator)
Michael A. Rouleau
Craig Walker
Firespotter
David Tipping
V P& General Manager
Peter Bernstein (Moderator)


A 25-year veteran of the information technology and communications industry, he has spent nearly his entire career building businesses which have experienced unprecedented organic and inorganic growth.

Thursday, January 31, 4:00pm

StartupCamp7 Special Keynote Address:
Next-Generation Ideas & Business Models

Peter Bernstein (Moderator)

John Sculley
Former President of Pepsi, CEO of Apple


John Sculley has been an innovator since his youth. By the age of 10, Sculley was dismantling radios and converting them into intercoms. By age 30, he was Pepsi’s youngest vice president of marketing and in 1977, Sculley was named the youngest president to-date of Pepsi-Cola— is known as the man behind the original Pepsi Challenge. By the time Sculley left Pepsi in 1983, before moving on to become CEO of Apple, the Pepsi brand had become the largest-selling consumer packaged goods brand in America, surpassing Coca-Cola in market share.

Today, Sculley is focused on sharing his considerable experience with corporate executives, “serial entrepreneurs,” and third-wave companies that are ready to take risks, to adapt to change or to use technological advances to achieve their goals—much like he will do with the IT and telecom entrepreneurs and market leaders attending StartupCamp7 in Miami.