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Monday, October 05, 2015
1:00-1:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Telepresence Options
COM-01
Yorktel
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Polycom
What once began as a high-end and often cost-prohibitive experience has mutated into a varied selection of communications options. From telepresence suites to robots to mobile apps, this session will discuss today's telepresence options.
Content Marketing - Room 204A
Content Marketing: What it is and Why You Need it Now
CM-01
By now, every savvy marketer has heard the popular buzzword "content marketing." More importantly, they're witnessing their competitors embracing content marketing as a proven method for bolstering brand awareness, increasing lead generation and improving customer acquisition and retention. But what exactly is content marketing in the first place? This presentation will walk attendees through the basics of this invaluable content-driven marketing strategy and why now is the time to get on board.
Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
Lawful Intercept Introduction
LAW-01
FBI/NDCAC
An introduction to the concepts of lawful intercept regulations, requirements, technology, and practical uses. The session will provide the groundwork for the workshop and will help attendees understand the basic concepts of lawful intercept for the communications industry.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
NFV 101: Why NFV is the Future of the Network
NFV-01
XO Communications
Sonus Networks
Frost & Sullivan
Enghouse Interactive
This session will go over the basics of NFV and the where the industry stands with regards to development, standards, and deployment.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business is here - So what exactly is it?
S4B-01
Microsoft
Skype for Business is powering the modern workplace and the future of communication collaboration is here now. We'll cover a complete overview of the end-to-end solution, from cloud to on-premises and across all functional feature areas, including Cloud PBX, Skype Broadcast Meetings, Cloud PSTN Calling and conferencing.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Content Marketing - Room 204A
  Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
2:00-2:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
The Modern Meeting: Collaboration Trends and How to Keep Up
COM-02
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Folio3
Masergy Communications, Inc.
Today, sharing and collaborating are strategies for getting ahead. Employees expect be able to access, share and discover information in real time to move things forward. People may not always be in the same room when they collaborate with one another, but that doesn't mean they can't contribute virtually, working as a team towards a common goal. This session will explain the shift in how employees are collaborating, and the latest tools you will need to support the modern meeting.
Content Marketing - Room 204A
Content Marketing: Four Steps for Getting Your Boss' Buy-in
CM-02
To get started with content marketing you need a plan and the boss on board. Your boss may understand what content marketing is, but does he or she truly understand the competitive significance, return on investment and proven value of this custom content strategy? In this session participants will uncover the hard ROI of content marketing, review proven use cases, and go through four simple, yet effective, steps that marketers can take to move forward with content marketing.
Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
Introduction to the National Domestic Communications Assistance Center
LAW-02
FBI/NDCAC
FBI/NDCAC
The NDCAC is a National center, organized under the Department of Justice (DOJ), designed as a hub for technical knowledge management that will facilitate the sharing of solutions and know-how among law enforcement agencies, and strengthen law enforcement's relationships with the communications industry. This session provides a look at how the NDCAC leverages and shares collective technical knowledge and resources of law enforcement on issues involving real-time and stored communications to address challenges posed by advanced communications services and technologies.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
DevOps for Networking: Pets or Cattle?
NFV-02
Midokura
Many of us in the DevOps world are familiar with the pets vs. cattle metaphor* when talking about virtual machines. “Cattle” refers to the set of virtual machines in a cloud where all are alike and no single one is more important than another – if one, two or a handful go down and stop working, there are other VMs to take their place. On the other hand, “pets” are VMs that have been customized and optimized for running a specific workload, and when they get a bug or stop working for some reason, we spend the time and resources restoring them back to health. Software-defined networking (SDN) is DevOps for networking, and as such, along with network virtualization, is the basis of the cattle approach.

Let’s face it: failures happen, and they inevitably happen at the worst times. On top of this, networks are not easily disposable, as you can’t just spin up new virtual routers and toss them if they don’t behave. But if you're using an overlay, you can simulate failures much more easily using APIs. In this session, Midokura’s Adam Johnson will cover reconciling the “pet” and “cattle” strategies in networking, including some real world case study examples, so you can keep your workloads up and running like they should.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business Meetings and the Modern Workplace
S4B-02
Microsoft
Polycom
Because meetings and collaboration are a critical factor in creating successful organizations, we'll take a deep dive into the end-to-end meetings capability, from 2 to 10,000 participants.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Content Marketing - Room 204A
  Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
3:00-3:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
How to Make Your UC Investment Pay Off
COM-03
Yorktel
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Carenection
Once you've made the decision to invest in Unified Communications, your implementation can go in a number of directions. This session will help participants undertstand how to ensure a successful deployment and how to make sure employees are maximizing their new technology, securing you will maximize the return on your UC investment.
Content Marketing - Room 204A
Building Your Content-Driven Online Community to Achieve Marketing Results
CM-03
With an ever changing online-landscape, it can be a challenge to stay on the cutting edge of technology and marketing best practices. Organizations that build effective, content-driven Online Communities are able to connect with their target audience, improve their online visibility and establish their brand as a thought-leader.

In this presentation, participants will learn about what makes an Online Community successful, how your organization can build your own Online Community, and how partnering with a respected content producer can improve your results.
Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
Industry’s Experiences with Lawful Intercepts
LAW-04
phone.com
phone.com
This session provides an inside look at experiences collected from collaboration between the communications industry and law enforcement and discuss why and how such collaboration is necessary.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Effective Delivery of Next-Generation Services and Apps with SDN and NFV
NFV-03
TMC
Teridion
Fiber Mountain
Network transformation is not a new phenomenon for service providers. At each strategic juncture in the market they have had to evolve, change and grow to keep up with the demands of their subscribers. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are the latest technologies making waves, but they are also providing real benefits by making application and service delivery easier than before.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Deployment Considerations  - Cloud, On-premises or Hybrid
S4B-03
Intelepeer
Microsoft
Sonus Networks
IntelliCom Analytics
It's been the subject of debate since the first cloud-based platform was introduced, but how does the choice impact Skype for Business and its users? What are the alternatives and what are the best options for your business needs, and how do you determine what those needs are?
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Content Marketing - Room 204A
  Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
4:00-4:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Cisco vs Microsoft: Friend or Foe in Your Infrastructure
COM-04
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
What are the benefits and drawbacks? How should you choose between them? Do you have to choose, or can these powerhouse vendors coexist within your system without tearing apart your network?
Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
Case Studies: Law Enforcements and Industry working Together 
LAW-05
LA County DA's Office
In this session, speakers will details real-world examples of communications providers working with law enforcement to successfully bring criminals to justice.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Open Source in the Service Provider Network
NFV-04
XO Communications
NetSapiens
Dialogic
RAD-INFO, Inc.
When developing new services/technologies, operators choose between open source approaches and proprietary approaches, with both having benefits depending on the requirements. This has become particularly prevalent with the emergence of SDN and NFV as key service provider initiatives. This session will discuss where operators are using open source already and why, as well its role in the growth of NFV.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Managing a Skype for Business solution end to end.     
S4B-04
TMC
Nectar Services Corp.
IR
Sonus Networks
Skype for Business provides a great platform for partners to develop solutions that help customers to manage Skype for Business in their environments. From reporting, quality analysis and others, please join our session to meet some or our partners and get a live demonstration of important IT pro tools.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
5:00-5:45pm
Monday - 10/05/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Driving Corporate Growth Through Internal Collaboration and Engagement
COM-05
As businesses integrate new external communications technologies into their environment, too often, they forget how much critical collaboration and engagement takes place within the business itself that leads to business opportunity and growth. Why is internal communication so critical? What tools are available to enhance collaboration between colleagues both in local and geographically diverse environments? How does greater internal engagement drive business results? This session will answer these questions and much more in a fundamental discussion about how and why internal communication cannot be a technology oversight.
Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
How to Catch a Criminal 
LAW-06
FBI/NDCAC
In a hand-on session, the audience will have a chance to use the investigative techniques discussed during the workshop to apprehend a drug dealer.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Scaling SDN & NFV
NFV-05
HD Voice News
One of the theoretical benefits of NFV is that it should be able to be scaled much more easily than hardware-based networks. The truth is, we can't be certain, since most current deployments are early-stage limted deployments, so how can operators be certain NFV and SDN are, in fact, scalable?
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
ROI with Skype for Business
S4B-05
Microsoft
ConnectSolutions
An investment in technology is never made without understand what you're getting in return. We'll discuss how to maximize ROI on not only your Skype for Business investment, but also how Skype for Business will help increase the return on your entire communications infrastructure.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Lawful Intercept Workshop - Room 201C
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
9:00-9:45am
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
What We Can Learn From the Largest VoIP Rollout In History
COM-06
Switch Communications
While cloud services for business have taken off in the market, there are a few areas where the adoption has been much less pervasive—telephony being a major one. While the SMB and mid-market have embraced cloud telephony at a much greater pace, enterprises have been much more hesitant. The biggest VoIP rollout in history having being completed for Motorola Solutions, however, offers lessons for any business considering a cloud migration. Join this session to discuss some of the main issues facing the adoption of cloud services in business environments. With challenges such as network weaknesses, user adoption, mobile best practices, and additional rollout considerations, a move to the cloud is anything but simple if your business isn’t prepared.
Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
The Benefits of Transitioning to IP Data Connectivity within the Contact Center
COM-07
TMC
Intelepeer
Enghouse Interactive
3CLogic
This session will address the range of benefits businesses can achieve by migrating to IP in the contact center, including reduced costs, enhanced flexibility, and multi-channel communications. During this session, attendees will uncover best practices as they relate to IP in the contact center, why telcos should care, and how contact centers can maximize value.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Moving Your Telecom Apps to NFV – A Snakes and Ladders Game?
NFV-07
Hewlett-Packard Company
We are seeing the telecom industry’s use of NFV and SDN mature as vendors release virtualized products and Communications Service Providers move from PoC to production. But what are the key phases in this evolution and what are the accelerators and pitfalls? Further, what use cases make the most sense to move to NFV/SDN first? Don’t make your NFV journey a dice game: join this session to hear what is working today and where issues may lie.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Become a Highly Profitable Hosted VoIP Provider
SP-10
Xpedeus
The telephone eco-system has evolved tremendously over the past 15 years. Previous widely adopted business models have required SMB players to purchase three separate commodities: 1) internet bandwidth, 2) telephone service, and 3) premises-based telephone hardware (PBX or key system). This required relationships with three or more vendors along with the challenges of trying to integrate disparate technologies and vendors. The new business paradigm is the purchase of network services and a hosted voice solution, often from just one responsible vendor. This session will methodically review and analyze steps necessary to design and build a hosted voice infrastructure, that will allow providers to transition clients from buying low-margin commodities to revenue-generating hosted VoIP solutions and network services. Session participants learn to move from making 8-10% agent commissions selling provider solutions, to making up to 85% margins on higher revenue levels. The business of providing VoIP and network management profitably will be discussed in a forum prepared to systematically discuss challenges and solutions available to VoIP service providers.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business and PBX Replacement for Enterprise Voice
S4B-06
Microsoft
AudioCodes
Polycom
How should you think about PBX integration, migration, or replacement with Skype for Business? We'll discuss Pros, Cons, and general best practices and pitfalls to avoid from industry experts with lots of experience.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Service Provider - Room 201C
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
10:00-10:45am
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
What's Next in Mobile UC and VoIP
COM-08
TMC
Vertical Communications
Phone.com
Organizations with a unified communications presence save 32 minutes per day in missed calls, whereas workers without unified messaging waste more than 75 minutes daily tending to multiple communication channels such as e-mail, instant message, and voicemail (Sage Research). This panel will discuss what’s trending in the "new world of unified communications,” and what emerging technologies across mobile UC and VoIP promise to make communication and collaboration more fluid for businesses.
Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
Mastering the Omni-Channel Customer Experience
COM-09
Enghouse Interactive
TMC
Voice4Net
Communications technology has evolved to the point where customers using a variety of channels to communicate with or about the vendors and products they use. What it means is contact centers must be able to not only be able to communicate using the same channels, but they have to be able to delvier a consistent, positive experience across them - including trasferring data between them. This session will help contact center leaders understand how technology will help them deliver the consistency of experience their customers desire, while increasing satisfaction at the same time.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Agile Service Delivery in an IMS Network with NFV
NFV-08
Pica8
Frost & Sullivan
Dialogic
Nokia Networks
NFV and cloud-based applications truly represent a technology turn that will have a profound effect on how underlying infrastructure is deployed for end-to-end service delivery, how services and new network functions are rolled out, and the way network functions are architected. Moving network functionality to a virtualized environment and adopting Software Defined Network (SDN) concepts will also have a fundamental impact on the makeup of service provider organizations and how they manage networks and deliver services. One of the key drivers of NFV/SDN adoption is the implementation of IMS across a wide array of networks.

This session will cover the core role that media resource processing plays in today’s IMS/VoLTE networks and the key media processing capabilities a service provider should look for to position its network to support today’s requirements and to architect its IMS with a cloud-based Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) approach for more agile service delivery. This session will discuss how operators can arhitect IMS with a cloud-based NFV approach for more agile service delivery.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Creating Value with Voice over WiFi
SP-01
Vitelity
TMC
BroadSoft, Inc.
Taqua
With the commoditization of traditional voice minutes, operators have a new competitive opportunity in Voice over WiFi. The result is a stronger attachment to the operator brand and a competitive product to the growing OTT market. This session looks at how operators can leverage voice over WiFi to add value to their offers and build brand stickiness.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business Audio and Video Device Considerations
S4B-07
There are so many devices to create a productive and positive communication and collaboration experience including desk phones, headsets, bluetooth, desktop video, conference room video. What considerations are needed by users and organizations to drive ROI and user productivity across PCs, phones, browsers, and meeting rooms?
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Service Provider - Room 201C
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
11:00-11:45am
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Pitfalls to Avoid when Choosing and Deploying a Mobility Solution
COM-10
IntelliCom Analytics
Vonage Business
Mobility is not a passing trend; it is here to stay, as businesses are enjoying the benefits of mobile, remote, and highly flexible workforces. That said, secure management of mobility solutions, including the growing number of devices accessing corporate resources is a daunting task. This session will discuss the risks of most mobility solutions and how businesses can reduce those risks to ensure users have access to their UC and other applications and resources.
Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
Fueling Growth through Engagement, Social Interaction and Analytics
COM-11
codebyts Pty Ltd
As social and mobile technologies become increasingly pervasive, the opportunity to engage people in new ways is profoundly changing the way we engage with our customers. Imagine having a single view of every customer interaction with your business at your fingertips. From the time they walk into your stores or office, visit your website, tweet about your products, or reach out to your call center for help- all of these interactions become a potential asset. This session will discuss how to use these nuggets to enhance your business strategy and help turn the customer into a marketing channel.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Bringing NFV to mainstream: How do we get there?
NFV-09
Nokia Networks
We have already seen some important strides toward Telco Cloud adoption with NFV, and the cloud computing benefits it brings to the telco world. Benefits like the flexibility to quickly scale processing capacity for a network function and the added agility to launch new services will give an extra competitive boost for Telcos on the internet domain. However, is our aim to just reproduce what was been done on the IT cloud, or do we need a specific approach to efficiently implement NFV?

This session will try to answer this question by touching upon the following topics:
The similarities and differences between the IT and the Telco Cloud
Defining the optimal cloud architecture for NFV
Narrowing the performance gap between IT COTS and purposely built hardware
The impact of MANO on improving business agility

By making the cloud a reality, operators have a unique opportunity to optimize their operations, reduce operational costs and position themselves for the next leap forward in technology as we begin laying the groundwork for 5G.
Service Provider - Room 201C
SESSION INFO COMING SOON
SP-02
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Security, Compliance, Recording, and E911 – What’s the Big Deal?
S4B-08
TMC
Numonix
AudioCodes
Call Cabinet Corp
Every business has some level of security and compliance requirements to meet. What implications does Skype for Business have for security and regulatory mandates and what do you need to know to bring your Skype for Business deployment into compliance with these standards?
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Service Provider - Room 201C
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
12:00-12:45pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Unified Communications to Support "Conferencing in Motion"
COM-12
Unify
TMC
InterCall
BroadSoft, Inc.
Web and video conferencing solutions have historically been built around supporting conference room telepresence and mobile workers who are at a fixed location. But today’s elusive mobile worker is often hard to pin down, and this redefinition of where we work also redefines how we work – and the technology required to support a workforce perpetually in motion and individuals who must communicate and collaborate with one another no matter the location or how much advanced knowledge the employee has on where they are headed next. This session will define the changing nature of today’s mobile worker, and how unified communications (UC) services must be delivered to support “on the fly” conferencing and collaboration (i.e. – solutions that can be rapidly propped up and do not require downloads, plug-ins or dedicated conference bridge numbers).
Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
Engagement Analytics: Putting People at the Center of your Analytics Strategy
COM-13
Employee Engagement has been proven to be a key ingredient of a company's success. We will show an example of how IBM has developed a personal social dashboard to measure social engagement of their employees. This same concept can be utilized by other companies to build a dashboard on their internal social platforms.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Using SDN at the Provider Network Edge
NFV-10
In a move to accelerate service agility and reduce costs, service providers and carriers are adopting software defined networking (SDN) for data center-to-data center applications. But a greater opportunity lies at the edge of the network, where white box SDN solutions can be used to deliver new services such as customer self-provisioning.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Open Source vs. Commercial Softswitches
SP-03
NetSapiens
Phone.com
RAD-INFO, Inc.
What are the hidden costs of the various alternatives? Is one better than others? Which ones are carrier grade? How should carriers choose?
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
SESSION INFO COMING SOON
S4B-09
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Service Provider - Room 201C
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
12:45pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Keynote Luncheon featuring Vertical Communications
K-05
Vertical Communications
  
1:30 -2:15pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Protect Your Business from the Next Cyber Attack in 2015
COM-14
SimpleWan
Think data hacks just happen to large corporations like Anthem, Target, Home Depot? Think again. In this information age any business is a target. The question is if a data hack were to happen to your business, are you prepared? This session will provide the solutions businesses can take so they are proactive and not reactive when it comes to security and hacks.
Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
Why WebRTC will Improve Customer Experience
COM-15
VoltDelta
Mojo Marketing
Voice4Net
Dialogic
The customer service/contact center environment has, from the outset, been touted as the likely first-adopter of WebRTC. Why is WebRTC a logical addition you contact center technologies? How will it benefit organizations? How will it help them grow?
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Future of Voice - Evolution Options in the NFV Era
NFV-11
Pica8
Zcorum
IntelliCom Analytics
This session will take a pragmatic assessment of next gen voice evolution, including, chief challenges to NFV deployments, service agility, where do service providers really need to innovate, NFV and cloud deployment options, and next gen vendor/supplier requirements.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Penetrating the Government Market to Expand Your VoIP Business
SP-04
MarketUS, LLC.
In order to conduct business with the government, vendors must hold required certifications and contract vehicles. This session will discuss the importance of federal certifications and how to go about penetrating the government market.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Skype for Business in the Contact Center
S4B-10
TMC
Intelepeer
Enghouse Interactive
Clarity Connect
So you plan to use Skype for Business? What does that mean for your contact center? Find out how you can get the most of Skype for Business for your customer service teams as well, increasing the value of your investment and your ability to deliver quality customer care.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Service Provider - Room 201C
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
2:30-3:15pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Legal Issues in Cybersecurity
COM-16
A key topic in today's news is Cybersecurity, although much is left to be understood. At the same time, the law has to catch up to an already complex technical area. This talk will be of great interest to technical professionals and will provide a comparative update to major changes in US and UK/EU laws and policy affecting cybersecurity and privacy. Modern technologies and resulting legal concerns will be discussed, and it ends with a discussion of loopholes in the law.
Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
Designing Your Technology Strategy to Take Customer Care to the Next Level
COM-17
InfoCision Management Corporation
Interactive Intelligence
There is an increasing focus today on enhancing customer experience to build loyalty and grow the customer base, which is requiring continued resource investment. While the selection of technologies available to achieve these corporate objectives seems endless, making the best choice is fundamental to the success of your organization. This session with customer care expert Steve Brubaker and leading contact center software provider Interactive Intelligence will detail why and how customer experience organizations must tailor their technology strategies to meet the needs of their customers.
NFV Expo - Room 201D
Evolution to a Software Defined Network and NFV Ecosystem
NFV-12
Juniper Networks
Service providers are looking for ways to increase revenue and decrease opex with new services. By evolving their networks to a cloud-based and SDN/NFV-driven architecture coupled with a robust ecosystem, they can offer new and existing services with greater flexibility and agility. This session will examine ways to make that transition effectively.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Right-sizing Your Cloud UC for Any Business
SP-05
NetSapiens
HD Voice News
ReInvent Telecom
The typical hosted unified communications market entry strategy for service providers and vendors has been to start with the small business end of the market and, from there, follow a plodding “bottom-up” strategy to the mid-market category, and only after that would they have the confidence to launch a large enterprise offering suitable for thousands of users. This session will help service providers understand how to quickly and effectively develop or enhance solutions that can meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Common Questions Answered about Skype for Business
S4B-11
Nectar Services Corp.
Sonus Networks
AudioCodes
Polycom
IntelliCom Analytics
Skype for Business: what exactly does that mean? Is Microsoft merging Lync and Skype? What happens to core voice and video capabilities? Where is the cloud voice you promised? What about other enterprise requirements around security, QoS, CAC, and Branch Survivability? For simple answers to common concerns around Skype for Business based on questions customers have been asking around the world, please join this session.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Communications Solutions 2 - Room 201B
  NFV Expo - Room 201D
  Service Provider - Room 201C
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
3:30pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Keynote Presentation by XO Communications
The Meaning of Network Virtualization
K-01
XO Communications
The hype surrounding Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has become almost deafening. As enterprises accelerate the migration of their mission-critical applications to the cloud and continue to rely on leveraging unified communications technology to increase productivity, it’s almost a given that that the networks of today will become increasingly virtualized tomorrow. But what does this really mean? What will this mean for service providers and their technology partners? Even more importantly, what do enterprise IT leaders need to be planning for today, in order to ensure that their companies are leveraging the power network virtualization will offer over the next several years? Please join Chris Ancell who will share his insights into the key virtualization trends that will impact everything from cloud connectivity, 5G wireless deployments and network security over the next five years.
  
4:00pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Keynote Presentation by Microsoft
K-02
  
5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
GRAND OPENING NETWORKING RECEPTION in EXHIBIT HALL
X-02
  
5:30pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
Starleaf
S4B-25
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
6:00pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
IntelePeer Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-12
Give Skype for Business a Voice
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
6:30pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
AudioCodes Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-13
AudioCodes OneBox 365"
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
7:00pm
Tuesday - 10/06/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Clarity Connect Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-14
Intelligent Routing with Skype for Business
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
10:00am
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Keynote Presentation by Intel Security
Digital Freedom: A risk to corporate security?
K-03
Intel Security
Worley will discuss blurred lines between personal and work devices.
  
10:30am
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Keynote Presentation by Avaya
The Evolution and Future of Communications
K-04
Communications has seen an enormous advances in just the past 15 years. In 2000 cell phones were rarely seen. Today the average person has nearly three internet connected devices. Join Mohammad Nezarati, GM and VP of UC Applications at Avaya as he talks about the evolution and next generation of engagement solutions that are changing the way people connect, communicate and collaborate with one another to get work done.
  
11:00-4:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Visit the Exhibit Hall
X-03
  
11:30-12:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
How Managed Connectivity Can Improve Your Cloud Experience
MSP-01
Airespring Inc
Businesses are experiencing significant cost savings as a result of migrating to the cloud, but all too often customers and providers overlook the challenges of cloud connectivity. Businesses frequently use the public internet to access their services, resulting in poor quality of service and an unreliable and insecure solution. Managed connectivity enables businesses to realize the tremendous ROI and QoS that has eluded some cloud hosted solutions, along with the inherent security of a private connection. In this session, learn how managed connectivity supports the cloud with QoS, SLA guarantees, and more to provide customers with a reliable end-to-end package.
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
11:30am
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Numonix Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-15
Compliant Interaction Recording for Skype for Business
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
12:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
LUNCH
X-04
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Jabra Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-16
Collaboration Made Easy
  
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
12:15-12:45pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Minimizing Downtime In Today's Cloud Focused Network
MSP-02
As the bandwidth needs and service deliver requirements of SMBs have grown, they are increasingly looking at managed services to increase capabilities without draining internal resources. This means needing assurances of reliable, dedicated network services, which consequently, necessitates a strategy for maximizing uptime and redundancy for their providers. This session will discuss ways MSPs are able to ensure network and service uptime for their customers.
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
12:30-1:15pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Business Communications: On-Premises vs. Cloud
COM-18
TMC
Carenection
3CLogic
Stein Technology Consulting
Finding the best communications system is vital for ensuring productivity and collaboration. This session will help attendees understand the differnces between deployment alternatives, how to determine the best options for their employees, as well as how to ensure they know how to maximize the benefit of their investment.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Protecting Carrier Revenue Loss Due to IP PBX Fraud
SP-06
SwitchRay
TMC
Sonus Networks
TransNexus
VoIP Logic
Fraud is a huge industry problem. In its latest 2013 global fraud loss survey, the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) found that PBX and VoIP hacking fraud methods accounted for $4.4B and $3.6B in lost carrier revenue, respectively. To make matters worse, fraud losses are actually growing faster than telecom revenues, representing 2.1% of total global revenues.

However, most PBX owners remain unaware of fraud until they receive a bill for thousands of dollars for services they never used, along with long legal battles with the phone company. Disputes between carriers and their customers whose PBXs were compromised have reached epidemic proportions.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Service Provider - Room 201C
1:00-1:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
Research report: selling UC to the SMB
MSP-03
Edgewater
Metaswitch
Understanding your target market is key to the sales process. This session will discuss key results from a recent survey in the UC needs and requirements of SMBs and how service providers can address those needs.
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
1:30-2:15pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Facial Recognition - Changing The Communications World
COM-19
Mera Software Services, Inc.
Facial Recognition is coming of age and will change the landscape from access control to high end retail. School systems and facilities with several keys or access cards are looking at it to unlock doors for only the right people. Casinos are looking at it for keeping out cheaters. Immigration services are looking at it to identify terrorists and high end retailers are looking at it for identifying customers by name for a higher level of customer interaction. Join this session to learn how facial recognition is evolving and can intersect with strategic goals in nearly every industry.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Increasing Profits as a VoIP Provider
SP-07
Powernet
RAD-INFO, Inc.
Voxvalley
As a communications service provider, you realize voice is quickly becoming a commodity business with limited room for growth, Not to fear, opportunities abound. This session will discuss those opportunities, including what options exist to ensure continued growth. How can you maximize your network? What services and applications can you add to your menu? How can you get partners to invest in your network?
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Service Provider - Room 201C
1:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Enghouse Interactive Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-17
Take S4B Beyond Response Groups
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
1:45-2:15pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Securing the Business: Security as a Service
MSP-04
Just about anything can now be delivered as a service and monitored and managed by third-party providers. With the increase in security breaches, the hope is that more and more businesses will understand every day they don't focus on security is another day they are exposing themselves to risk. This is a major opportunity for managed service providers, who can deliver the security services businesses need and eliminate the need for those businesses to dedicate the resources, who likely aren't securoty experts in the first place.
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
2:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Plantronics Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-18
ANC in the Workplace
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
2:30-3:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
Why WiFi as a Service Makes Sense
MSP-05
Just about anything can now be delivered as a service and monitored and managed by third-party providers. With the increase in security breaches, the hope is that more and more businesses will understand every day they don't focus on security is another day they are exposing themselves to risk. This is a major opportunity for managed service providers, who can deliver the security services businesses need and eliminate the need for those businesses to dedicate the resources, who likely aren't security experts in the first place.
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Room 202A
2:30-3:15pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
Asterisk: The Multiplier Effect!
COM-20
TelNG LLC
Things have moved on in the communications space as far a Open Source is concerned. The guy that never got sacked for buying Cisco or Avaya lost his job when his firm laid off nearly everyone in 2008! Many factors, including the 'more for less' mantra and the maturity of the technology available, have led to Open Source being the first place people look for communications solutions, rather than an alternative they may have just 'considered' in the past. This panel will discuss the growth of Asterisk and open source in general and the possibilities now available using open source communications solutions.
Service Provider - Room 201C
How to Build Wildly Addictive Cloud Based Software
SP-08
CognitiveScale
Why should consumer apps have all the fun? When done right, cloud based cognitive business apps can be just as popular and even more valuable to decision makers and users. This panel will discuss how to leverage the latest technologies to detemines which apps to build and how to effectively develop and roll them out.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Service Provider - Room 201C
2:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Sonus Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-19
VellOS® Integration with Microsoft Skype for Business SDN API
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
3:00pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Nectar Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-20
Monitoring, Analytics, and Diagnostics for Skype4B
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
3:15-3:45pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
Manage and Customize: How MSPs and IaaS Boutiques Can Work Together
MSP-06
There's a perception out there that the MSPs and the IaaS providers are bitter rivals, but that doesn't necessarily have to be the case. The truth is that both sides can gain a lot from getting together, collaborating to provide a valuable cloud solution for clients everywhere.
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
3:30-4:15pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
From Hype to Reality: WebRTC Use Cases
COM-21
TMC
Ingate
Masergy Communications, Inc.
OnSIP Business VOIP
WebRTC has gone through a fairly significant hype cycle, and some believe it hasn't emerged from the hype - and won't. The truth is, though, WebRTC is finding its way into many real-world implementations where businesses are able to leverage browser-based communications in their business processes. This session will discuss real-world examples of WebRTC in mainstream use cases and provide an outlook for its continued evolution.
Service Provider - Room 201C
Unmasking Hidden Margin Dollars Using Business Intelligence
SP-09
Netformx
How much money are you leaving behind with each and every sales opportunity? Are costly manual methods eating into your profitability? Can you increase your overall revenues and competitiveness while enhancing customer satisfaction? Powerful business analytics and prescriptive intelligence accelerate the sales cycle and enable higher levels of profitability, and these profit opportunities are there for the taking and result in a competitive advantage. This session will discuss how to effectively create, build and manage an ecosystem that will allow you to build your service offerings and increase your stickiness as a provider.
  Communications Solutions 1 - Room 201A
  Service Provider - Room 201C
3:30pm
Wednesday - 10/07/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Polycom Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
S4B-21
Polycom
Polycom
Building a Workplace of the Future Around Skype for Business
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Thursday, October 08, 2015
11:00am-2:00pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Visit the Exhibit Hall
X-05
  
11:00-11:30am
Thursday - 10/08/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
White Label: Buy vs Build
MSP-07
What are the advantages of white label versus building the platform yourself? As we enter the age of cloud everything, most providers cannot build everything themselves – the CAPEX and skill set are lacking. What are the pitfalls? How do you evaluate a vendor?
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
11:30am
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
Scansource
S4B-22
Deliver Skype for Business Solutions & More!
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
11:45-12:15pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
Running IT as a Business enabled by Service Costing
MSP-08
ServiceNow
Often, the idea that IT can and should be run like a business represents a new way of thinking and a new way of working - from tracing IT services to direct business outcomes and business value to creating sustainable consumption-based financial models. Please join this session to learn more about the opportunities and challenges being addressed by many IT organizations as they transform into a service organization.
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
12:00pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
IR
S4B-23
The Road to Enterprise Voice
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
12:30-1:00pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
Choosing the Right Vendors for Your Managed Services Offering
MSP-09
TriCore Solutions
Outsourcing portions of your IT organization enable you to focus resources on your core business and provides your organization with agility, expertise, technology innovation and cost control. This session will discuss what you should look for when choosing a vendor for your managed services offering and the ROI your company will receive when working with a managed service provider.
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
12:30pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
ConnectSolutions
S4B-24
Key Considerations for a Successful Skype For Business Deployment
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - Exhibit Hall Floor
1:00pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
Yealink
S4B-26
Yealink Presentation in the Skype for Business Pavilion
  Skype for Business – Sponsored by Microsoft - (Exhibit Hall Floor)
1:15-1:45pm
Thursday - 10/08/2015
MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre
Closing the Deal: Selling Managed Services Successfully
MSP-10
Phone.com
  MSP Expo - Exhibit Hall Theatre

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