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Wednesday, January 30 Thursday, January 31 Friday, February 1
Exhibit Hall Hours 5:00-7:00pm 11am-4:00pm 11:00am-2:00pm
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday - 1/29/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Workshop: Go To Market Strategies for Deploying Asterisk & FreePBX
AW-00
Vice President of Sales, Americas
Sangoma
In this interactive presentation Preston McNair VP of Sales for Sangoma, will outline how you can develop a strategic Go-To-Market plan that addresses critical business questions and needs in the area of Unified Communications: To build or buy a PBX? On-Premise or Cloud? Self-host or Virtualize? Open Source or Commercial Licensing? What features do you (or your customers) need? What are your future business needs? Disruptive Pricing? Attend this presentation to gain an understanding of the key UC offerings (SwitchVox, PBXact, and FreePBX) available from Sangoma (including those from Digium - a Sangoma company) along with some recommended best practices when selling and deploying UC solutions from Sangoma.
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  Asterisk World
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:30am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Continental Breakfast - Full conference passes only
X-01
  
9:00-9:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
If the Cloud is the New Data Center, the Internet is the New LAN
HT-01
Vice President
Teridion
SaaS applications are quickly becoming the norm for enterprises of all sizes.  Gartner has forecasted that enterprise cloud application services will growth with a CAGR ~15% between 2016 and 2020, with a TAM of $75 billion dollars.  The aggressive growth of SaaS in the enterprise has significant productivity and user experience implications, particularly as core business applications switch to SaaS delivery.  If the cloud is the new data center, then the Internet is the New LAN, but the overarching question is:  Is the Internet ready?  Will the ‘Internet’ provide the requisite level of performance?   This session will provide an overview of Internet routing, explore and discuss the challenges the Internet presents for fast, reliable application connectivity, and industry validated end user expectations and requirements.  
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
The Importance of Transitioning to an As-a-Service Model
MSP-01
Manager, Sales Engineering
ConnectWise
MSPs spend a lot of time focusing on the technology you provide, because that's what you love. But, it's more important than ever the industry to put their focus on the customer over the technology. Hear from ConnectWise experts on how to get started on transitioning to the As-a-Service model; and how to make the transition a successful one.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
SD-WAN Industry Perspectives: Cradlepoint: The Next WAN WAVE
SDW-01
VP Product Management 
Cradlepoint
SD-WAN has drawn so much attention over the past few years that it is hard to believe that there may be other technology forces building in the WAN space. Join Marc Bresniker, VP Product Management, Cradlepoint as he shares what is likely to be the next big thing in WAN networking – the wireless WAN wave. Using cellular-based broadband as an SD-WAN link has been an essential part of high-availability networking for a number of years. However, as 4G LTE transforms into Gigabit-Class LTE and eventually full-fledged 5G, wireless is poised to change organizations worldwide with exceptional new levels of reliability, performance, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Businesses and agencies will use 5G to connect devices and applications that expand customer engagement, streamline operations, and enable agility in ways that have never been possible — until now. SD-WAN has drawn so much attention over the past few years that it is hard to believe that there may be other technology forces building in the WAN space. Join Marc Bresniker, VP Product Management, Cradlepoint as he shares what is likely to be the next big thing in WAN networking – the wireless WAN wave. Using cellular-based broadband as an SD-WAN link has been an essential part of high-availability networking for a number of years. However, as 4G LTE transforms into Gigabit-Class LTE and eventually full-fledged 5G, wireless is poised to change organizations worldwide with exceptional new levels of reliability, performance, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Businesses and agencies will use 5G to connect devices and applications that expand customer engagement, streamline operations, and enable agility in ways that have never been possible — until now.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
9:30-9:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Asterisk from Scratch (continued)
AW-02
Communications Application (Room 208)
Cloud Communications for Regulatory Compliance
CA-02
SVP- Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
Phone.com
Privacy and confidentiality are serious concerns and service providers must understand and deliver what is re quired.  Likewise, customers must be confident their communications providers meet published standards in order to protect both end customers and the business itself.  How do cloud communications services are compliant and what questions should you ask to make sure your provider can meet your regulatory and internal compliance standards?
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
How Open RAN is Driving Network Transformation
HT-02
VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales
Radisys
The telecom industry is undergoing a significant transition as service providers and vendors are turning to open telecom solutions to drive disruption and reduce costs. This presentation will provide insight into open RAN solutions and how service providers can leverage these solutions to accelerate their 4G/5G cloud RAN initiatives. It will also address how this evolution of the access network will make it smarter, using real-time analytics for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. Finally, the presentation will address the integration challenges associated when moving to open architectures.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
How to Create the Right Culture to Increase Your MSP’s Business
MSP-02
Sr. Vice President & General Manager
netsapiens
This session will discuss the role of company culture in driving MSP business results.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
SD-WAN in the Name of Transformation
SDW-02
Solutions Architect / SD-WAN Evangelist
Microcorp
CTO & Co-founder
WANDynamics
Editor
TMCnet
Software-Defined WAN enables digital transformation; secure data transfer across the WAN, to and from the cloud, and creates a reliable connection from branch locations to the cloud and meet today's business demands. This session will explore the transformative properties of SD-WAN, elevating the WAN to support our always-on, always plugged-in, SaaS-y business world. 
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
10:00-10:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Asterisk from Scratch (continued)
AW-03
Communications Application (Room 208)
WebRTC 2019: What's Happening in the Real World with Web Communications 
CA-03
CEO
Comunicano, Inc.
US Country Manager
Wildix
President
Ingate Systems
Chairman & Co-founder
Meetecho
Founder
QUOBIS
While the hype around WebRTC may have quieted, its use in increasing.  What has happened in the past year to drive growth?  How is web-based communication helping businesses?  Panelists will discuss specific, unique implementations of WebRTC.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
DIY: Building a Next-Gen Carrier
HT-03
Vice President Product Management & Marketing
netsapiens
President & Founder
SkySwitch
CTO & VP of Technology
Unified Office
President
RAD-INFO, Inc.
Director of Sales
Telnyx
With all the new communications platforms and applications being built, there is a need for VoIP carriers to evolve as well.  It is one thing to simply resell dial tone, it is another thing altogether to actually be a carrier.  So, what would a next-gen carrier look like?  What is an internet-centric telecom built on?  What does it mean to be API-driven?  What does it take for a VoIP provider to also be a licensed carrier?  What's possible with a communications platform that's truly global and next-gen?
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Managed Services Opportunities for Cloud and Hybrid Voice & Unified Communications
MSP-04
President
Delphi, Inc
Director, Service Providers
IR
Director of Channel Sales
Digium
Technical Solutions Manager, Cloud PBX
SherWeb
The adoption of Voice, UC and Contact Center platforms in the cloud is increasing at a rapid pace. However, even though cloud providers offer SLAs and have a critical responsibility to provide a high level of service, there is still a tremendous opportunity for MSPs to help customers ensure a smooth migration from on-prem to the cloud and to offer ongoing operations services for both their on-prem and cloud users. Given that the cloud doesn't eliminate the need for on-prem devices (e.g. SBCs, CCE Servers, network, etc.) and the cloud providers SLAs typically only extend as far as their own data center network, the customer is left with troubleshooting issues when they don't sit in the responsibility of the cloud provider. In this session learn more about the market shift to Cloud UC and considerations and opportunities to offer value add Managed and Professional services focused on Skype for Business, Skype for Business Online, Teams, Cisco, BroadSoft, Webex Teams, Avaya and other leading communications and customer experience platforms.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
State of SD-WAN
SDW-03
CEO
TELoIP
CEO
QOS Networks
Co-Founder
Talari Networks
VP Products, Co-Founder VeloCloud
VeloCloud by VMWare
The C-suite offers unique perspective on digital transformation. Digital-first firms have crossed the threshold, while others are still dabbling in a software-defined, cloud-driven future. So where does SD-WAN fit into this equation, today? This C-Suite only panel will take stock of where SD-WAN stands as an industry.    
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:00-11:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Asterisk from Scratch (continued)
AW-04
Communications Application (Room 208)
WebRTC 1.0: Leveraging New Features
CA-04
Principal Architect
Microsoft Corporation
What is the status of the WebRTC 1.0 specifications?  What implementations is the market seeing?  What new features are available that developers can take advantage of as they create new use cases?
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Continuous Security with Containers in Telco
HT-04
Chief Technologist, West
Red Hat
When it comes to adopting containers in Telco, Security is the highest adoption barrier.  Are you ready to address the security risks with containers?  In this presentation, you'll learn about best practices for addressing the top container security risks in a container environment including images, builds, registry, deployment, hosts, network, storage, APIs, monitoring & logging, and federation, automating and integrating security vulnerability management & compliance checking for container images in a DevOps CI/CD pipeline, Deployment strategies for deploying container security updates.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
MSP Cloud Lessons Learned
MSP-08
Sr Technology Strategist
Steadfast
Hear real stories from managed and IT services providers about their experience in implementing cloud into their service offerings. What are their key obstacles and how do they overcome them? What has worked and what hasn’t? How do they differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive cloud marketplace? This presentation will present and examine the key findings of a live virtual panel session with MSPs and cloud providers.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Realizing ROI with SD-WAN
SDW-04
Vice President & Chief Technology Architect, Business Engineering
Vonage
There is a clear trend of companies choosing to move away from traditional, rigid WANs dependent on MPLS. Increased bandwidth, significant cost savings and flexibility are but a few benefits of SD-WAN. This session will provide insight into the ROI of your shiny new SD-WAN deployment. 
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:30-11:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Asterisk from Scratch (continued)
AW-05
Communications Application (Room 208)
The Future is in Real-Time
CA-05
Chief Technology Officer
Phone.com
Since the dawn of the smartphone, IT consumerization has played a major role in the way businesses work and use technology. Today the trend continues with businesses adopting new, trending solutions at every level of the tech stack, including business communications. The key, however, is to do it all in real time.  Explore how real-time is powering today’s business communications and the benefits and use cases that are emerging, including, enhanced customer service, support and sales capabilities and tools.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Telecom Regulatory Update
HT-05
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
What's the latest from the FCC on 911, robocall, rural call completion, spectrum and broadband issues and from Capitol Hill following the midterm elections.  
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Orchestrating Your MSP Profitability
MSP-05
Director & Enterprise Architect
This Solution
Learn how this master MSP scaled his business and pushed profitability to the next level by understanding the true cost of labor, services and products and then using that data to develop accurate pricing for his services. This session will explore how the data in your business can be the key to optimizing your team’s time and skills, delivering effective services that build loyalty and engagement, and driving stable, steady profitable growth for your business.  
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Case Study Theatre: Anuta Networks - Analytics and Closed-Loop Automation for SD-WAN
SDW-05
CEO
Anuta Networks
AVP, Virtualized Network Services
Tata Communications
  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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12:00pm Working Lunch Sessions - Full conference passes required
X-02
  
12:00-12:45pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Asterisk from Scratch (continued)
AW-06
Communications Application (Room 208)
From Loss Leader to Profit Center: Turning Every Customer Engagement into a Revenue Opportunity
CA-06
President and Principal
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
CEO
Phone.com
Advisory Council
Noble Systems
Customer Service has traditionally been accepted as a loss leader.  With modern engagement strategies, increased internal collaboration, and so many potential contact points, new tools are helping businesses turn the customer interaction model upside down.  The result is an ability to look at every engagement as a revenue opportunity.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Data Privacy - What's Next after GDPR?
HT-06
Chief Revenue Office
Call Cabinet
CTO
24/7 Software
Now that GDPR has gone into effect, how have the new rules impacted businesses and customers and what should you expect to see going forward with regards to data privacy and security.  What new requirements may be coming?
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Working Lunch Session: Why MSPs Need to Offer Cloud-Based & Hosted Solutions
MSP-06
President
Delphi, Inc
Co-Founder & CTO
Yottabyte
Director of PSA, SRP, OpenAir Solutions
Netsuite
Director, Channel Sales
AVANT
This session will talk about how MSPs risk losing customers and revenue unless they deliver credible hosted cloud offerings that rival those of Amazon Web Services and the other big players. Of course, in-house cloud platforms can be expensive and complicated. But MSPs don’t have to become cloud deployment experts to offer multitenant cloud services. This presentation will talk about all that and provide advice on what they do need to do.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
The Promise of Application Performance
SDW-06
Founder & CEO
Apcela
Solutions Architect / SD-WAN Evangelist
Microcorp
Vice President of Relationship Development
Granite Telecommunications
Vice President
Teridion
From the time of its entrance to the main stage, SD-WAN continues to serve industry well living up to the hype at every turn. One area, in particular, where this maturing solution shines is application performance.  This power lunch will explore how SD-WAN is able to keep its promise of application performance from a few industry leaders. 
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:00-1:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
10 Tips for Creating a Revenue Generating IVR
CA-07
CEO/ Telephone Voice Talent
The IVR Voice.com
From the humble beginnings of IVR, where its only job was to be an automated receptionist, IVR has grown into an actual extension of a company’s brand. That’s the dream, at least.  Hear a unique perspective from a voiceover professional (including being known as The Voice of Asterisk) on IVR and how it’s progressed, and aspects that are holding it back. No longer just a mechanism to “sort” callers, understand how IVR can be used to identify a company; to reinforce their brand and give callers a clear and distinct picture of what it will be like to do business with them. “For this, press that…” is out. Showing distinction, personality, and brand identity through your IVR is in. This educational, yet entertaining presentation will feature real-world examples of current trends in IVR, illustrating the importance of not leaving your IVR out of your branding paradigm.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
We Will Bankrupt Ourselves in the Vain Search for Absolute Security
HT-07
Security Evangelist
IBM
During his farewell address to the nation, Dwight Eisenhower, said, “We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” It’s a statement that still applies nearly 6 decades later. In fact, Security is now more vital than it ever has been, and if I was to venture a guess it will be more so in the years to come. But we are fooling ourselves if I state that security is an absolute. One can argue that it doesn’t exist at all. Nothing is 100% secure, but what is secure enough? Even if we do everything right, all it takes is one mistake.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
How MSPs Can Ensure Peak Performance for Mission-Critical Business Wi-Fi
MSP-07
SVP, Sales
KodaCloud
Businesses and other organizations have come to rely on Wi-Fi to get connectivity wherever they are. So when Wi-Fi is unavailable or unreliable, it can really put a kink in productivity. This session will discuss how MSPs can deliver Wi-Fi services that provide their customers with strong performance and reliability.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Case Study Theatre: QOS Networks
SDW-07
A future filled with billions of connected devices elevating every aspect of life is not far off, but before the IoT is able to meet the mark questions loom. SD-WAN stands to play a clear role in turning these projections to reality, and this session will take attendees to the digital crossroads where IoT and SD-WAN come together. 
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:00-1:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
"Tune Up" Your Contact Center!
AW-15
Founder & President
Voneto
Wait no longer to add some of today's coolest customer connection tools to your contact center. We will explore several enhancements, includingcallback in queue, ASR/TTS using cloud APIs, SMS, and AI "chatbot" technologies that can be built easily onto an existing Asterisk-based contact center. Whether FreePBX, raw Asterisk, or Digium Switchvox, we'll navigate options and learn how to build some of these features!
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  Asterisk World
1:30-1:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
Four Seasons Chat: Putting Customers at the Center of the Omnichannel Conversation
CA-08
CEO and co-founder
Smooch
In a mobile-first world where 90% of consumers want to interact with brands through messaging, businesses need to be where their customers are more than ever, whether that’s Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat or one of several popular global messaging apps (including Apple Business Chat… soon!). But for too many companies, omnichannel remains more a dream than reality. At best they’re multi-channel, managing each channel as a silo, unable to leverage the extraordinary context that only a truly unified messaging experience can provide. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the 57-year-old luxury brand, understands the power, intimacy, and potential of modern B2C messaging. Four Seasons Chat is an omnichannel messaging platform that empowers hotel staff to provide personalized, localized and truly exceptional experiences for customers across their 100+ global properties. In this inspiring and actionable session, we will discuss how our team worked to help Four Seasons build a messaging experience that puts customers, not channels, at the center of the conversation—and why you should too. 
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Innovative Use Cases for Enterprise SBCs
HT-08
Senior Director of Product Marketing
TelcoBridges
MSP Expo (Room 316)
Why MSPs Should Offer Voice Services (Or How & Why to Differentiate Yourself in the Marketplace)
MSP-03
President
net2phone
Technology changes quickly, and managed service providers need to evolve to keep pace. Today, businesses on the lookout for MSPs have much higher expectations than they did just a few short years ago. Failing to meet these expectations will lead to unprepared MSPs being left behind. To remain competitive, it’s crucial for MSPs to stand out from the crowd. They can do that by offering a full suite of services – including voice services. This session will discuss evolving workplace communication requirements, what UC is and why business customers need it, and how UC and voice services bring value to the MSPs that offer them.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
SD-WAN Case Study: SD-WAN and the Multi-Cloud, Digital Transformation
SDW-08
Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services
Fujitsu
SD-WAN is the unifying service that combines agile connectivity, security, application performance and policy management to address the new, emerging enterprise requirements introduced as more application migrate to the cloud. This migration also requires new thinking in how networks can be designed to better support cloud-centric application environments. This session explores different use cases for which SD-WAN empowers enterprises to achieve their multi-cloud, digital transformation objectives.
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
MSP Expo (Room 316)
Show Me the Money: Ways to Increase Your Company’s Worth
MSP-11
Chief Channel Officer
Pax8
With Gartner expecting cloud migration to affect $1 trillion in IT spending by the end of 2020, it is clear there is money to be made. Cloud computing is one of the most disruptive technologies today, promising lucrative opportunities for those ready to meet this demand. This session will help you discover ways to lower your Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), set-up winning customer-acquisition budgets, and make the investments necessary to acquire ideal clients. You'll also learn clever ways to reduce CAC, build a strategy for increasing the value of your business through monthly recurring revenue (MRR), and adopt new tactics to increase the lifetime value of the customer relationship.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Case Study: Hybrid WAN, SDWAN Deployment with MPLS
SDW-20
Service Delivery Coordinator, Cloud Solutions
Spectrotel
CIO
Spectrotel
Leverage back up broadband and 4G ISP services to provide branch offices with an active-active environment with seamless failover to support both VOIP and Data traffic. Improve Control over routing and QOS with Dual Multipath Optimization via broadband and MPLS Links. Help the business expand new locations by eliminating the need of high cost and long timeframes that comes with implementing MPLS services and utilize faster, more affordable broadband connections.
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  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Scaling Asterisk with an SBC – Why B2BUA Matters
AW-08
Senior Director of Product Marketing
TelcoBridges
As Asterisk applications grow in scale, a time comes when solution designers need to choose an architecture to distribute load and manage security. Potential solutions include SIP servers and Session Border Controllers (SBCs), but which makes the most sense? A key difference between the two is the use of a Back-to-Back User Agent (B2BUA) within a SBC. During this session you will learn and how B2BUAs work, how they provide topology hiding, interoperability and security that is difficult to replicate with a SIP server.
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Communications Application (Room 208)
Wi-Fi: Business Asset for Clients and Business Opportunity for Channels
CA-09
Chief Revenue Officer
GoZone WiFi
Managing Partner
Datavalet
VP of Channel Partnerships
GoZone WiFi
Most businesses have Wi-Fi that provides connectivity and mobility to guests, prospects, clients and employees. But what else can Wi-Fi do for your business? Today’s Wi-Fi offers solutions well beyond basic Internet access thanks to value-added applications and rich analytics capabilities. Advancements in Wi-Fi functionality allow for marketing and branding opportunities, client engagement, recurring revenue streams, and improved operational efficiency. Moreover, managed Wi-Fi provides these benefits with cost savings by allowing organizations to remain focused on their core business instead of managing their own Wi-Fi network. Join this session where executives of Datavalet and GoZone WiFi will explain how organizations can capitalize on these numerous benefits and how channels can increase their recurring revenues through partnering with managed Wi-Fi providers.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Communications Services for the App Economy
HT-09
COO
Cloudonix
VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales
Radisys
Chief Technologist, West
Red Hat
To remain competitive, communications providers have to constantly innovate and reinvent their service capabilities.   How are new technologies enabling more agile response to customer demands?  What role do virtualization, DevOps, APIs, containerization, and open source technologies have in driving innovation and competition?  
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
2:30-2:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
MSP Expo (Room 316)
Marketing the Cloud MSP for Streamlined Success: Segment Appeal and Solutions
MSP-20
COO & Head of Alliances
HyperGrid
As enterprises continue to look for ways to increase their adoption of public cloud services, the cloud twofer - the right MSP and the right cloud management platform - can become a model for cloud MSPs to increase their revenue and accelerate growth. Cloud MSPs can be catalysts for change and seamless collaboration across the entire organization. They can serve as trusted advisors and curators of a dizzyingly complex software Lego marketplace, helping enterprises take advantage of the true agility of the cloud across the entire lifecycle of IT and DevOps within the organization.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
State of SD-WAN - A View from the Lab
SDW-09
Vice President of Research & Strategy
NSS Labs
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:00-3:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
Customer Engagement versus Customer Service: What's the Difference
CA-10
Owner
UnThinQ
Explore and challenge existing business practices and identify areas of opportunities for growth through customer engagement and experience strategies. Educational, entertaining and interactive, attendees will leave this session with new ideas that can be implemented immediately.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
The Power of Multiparty Innovation
HT-10
President
Ingate Systems
Today’s opportunities are too big for any one company to seize on its own.  They cross industries, span the globe, and require rapid implementation of fast-moving technologies. Only by bringing together a multiparty ecosystem of complementary partners can we hope to efficiently address the many facets of a complex global challenge.  This session discusses an innovation model based on “massive inclusion,” which requires that everyone needed to move a solution forward should be in the room together communicating.  Massive inclusion stems from an expanded view of diversity and emphasizes unified collaboration. It brings together everyone affected by an industry issue—from the CEO, to the warehouse worker, to the end customer—and embraces the full spectrum of ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, cultures, orientations, and workstyles. 
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Modern Marketing for MSPs
MSP-09
Editor/Publisher
Telecom Reseller/VoIP Networks
Head of Growth & Education
Smith.ai
President & CEO
Presh Marketing Solutions
CEO & Principal
JMR Connect
Director of Marketing
GoZone WiFi
Traditional marketing is officially a thing of the past. Product and customer experience is officially the new “brand” that consumers recognize. But what does this mean for MSPs? Join Chris McGovern from Presh Marketing Solutions as he discusses the new consumer decision process, and what action your business must take now in order to remain relevant.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
SD-WAN Industry Perspective: QOS Networks
SDW-10
CEO
QOS Networks
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:00-3:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Cloud Security in the VoIP World
AW-09
Networking Engineer
VitalPBX
CEO
VitalPBX
Attend this session to learn more about the key practices of securing your cloud-based VoIP deployments. - We explain how to protect your PBX in the cloud without having to significantly affect the performance of it. - We will run through solutions such as integrating OpenVPN in your PBX. - We will also show more advanced solutions such as Session Border Controller and how to Implement FreeSBC. And we will compare and contrast which solution is most suitable for your PBX depending on your work environment.
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  Asterisk World
3:30-3:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
Partnering with Verizon, a Look Behind the Curtain
CA-11
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Best Frenemies: Aligning your Sales & Marketing Strategies for Maximum Results
HT-11
Chief Mojo-Making Officer
Mojo Marketing
MSP Expo (Room 316)
Differentiating Your Telecom, Managed, and Hosted Services
MSP-10
US Country Manager
Wildix
SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
The SOC-enabled SD-WAN: Unlock the Full Potential of Your Secure SD-WAN
SDW-11
Sr Director, Product Management - Threat Response
Open Systems
Many vendors tout the integrated security of their SD-WAN solution however the value of this integration can only be fully realized when combined with the continuous monitoring and threat detection of a world-class security operations center (SOC). Whether you are building your own SD-WAN or considering a SD-WAN service provider it is critical to understand the role of the SOC in minimizing your overall risk. This session describes what to look for in an effective SOC and presents best practices to minimize noise and amplify the signal needed to detect advanced threats.
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
4:00pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Dell
K-01
Erik Day
VP & General Manager, North America Small Business
Dell Technologies
  Keynote Presentation
4:30pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by IBM
K-02
Dr. Ben Amaba
Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for Industrial Sector, Watson & Cloud Platform
IBM
  Keynote Presentation
5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
(Expo Hall A)
ITEXPO Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
X-03
  
Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:15am
Thursday - 1/31/19
()
Continental Breakfast - Full conference passes only
X-04
  
8:30am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by McAfee
K-07
Gary Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist
McAfee
  Keynote Presentation
9:00am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Uber: How Uber is Making IoT & Telecom a Competitive Advantage
K-03
Rahul Vijay
Head of Tech Sourcing
Uber
  Keynote Presentation
9:30am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Google Cloud - Machine Learning and Team Communication
K-04
Diane Chaleff
G Suite Lead for Office of the CTO
Google Cloud
The way we work is changing. Teams are no longer confined to single offices, but span the entire world. In fact, more than half of the workforce will contribute remotely by 2020, so businesses require purpose-built tools to help employees succeed. As a result, it’s important to build tools reflective of the way we work, accelerating productivity, as opposed to being a roadblock to getting work done. The communications tools of the future will bring us closer together and make collaboration more productive whether we’re in a meeting room, at our desks, or on mobile while on the road, and machine learning is playing an increasingly important role. In this session, Google Cloud Office of the CTO Executives Diane Chaleff will discuss the changing communication landscape in the enterprise, including: - Why users appreciate specialization in an application over one with many functions - How to adjust strategy and product design to meet team the collaboration needs Google continues to see - Machine learning’s role in facilitating team collaboration and communication, like bots and audio/visual suggestions
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  Keynote Presentation
10:00am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
ITEXPO Keynote Presentation by Coredial
K-05
Ken Lienemann
Chief Revenue Officer
CoreDial
  Keynote Presentation
10:30am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote by AppFusions: Modern Digital Experiences with Security, Privacy, Consistency, Performance (Accelerated Blockchain/Digital Ledger Technologies)
K-06
Dr. Donald Robinson
CEO
Craxel
Ashok Venkatraman
Vice President, Strategic Business Development
AppFusions
Wake up for a big bang keynote about modern digital experiences that accelerate development and delivery at scale, while not compromising security or performance, and in fact leveraging it. Let's discuss the path to demystifying and mastering DLT strategic record keeping with real use cases, practical journeys, opportunities and accessibility, but most importantly, proven results i.e. high performance, zero knowledge, partially homomorphic searchable encryption i.e., millions of transactions per second.
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  Keynote Presentation
11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
(Expo Hall A)
ITEXPO Exhibit Hall Open
X-06
  
11:15am
Thursday - 1/31/19
()
Lunch Passes provided to full conference badge holders
X-07
  
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Adopt a HaaS Model to Stand Out from the Competition
AW-10
Sr. Director of Marketing
Jenne, Inc.
Hardware as a Service (HaaS) is a proven business model for MSPs and technology solution providers. You sell a total solution to the end-customer. They get the hardware, software, installation, training, and consulting that comes fully managed and all for a single monthly payment. Attend this session and learn:•What products and services can and should be bundled into a HaaS offering•How to position, market and sell to the end-customer•How to finance and profit from HaaS
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Communications Application (Room 208)
Making Messaging Work for Your Enterprise and Why It Should Be a Priority
CA-12
Vice President, Contact Center Solutions
CoreDial
CEO
Phone.com
Founder and CEO
MessagePro
In another example of consumerization of business tech, mobile messaging is becoming an increasingly important part of communications capabilities for businesses.  But, it’s not always easy to deploy or manage or integrate into existing capabilities – both from a tech and adoption perspective.  Why is messaging becoming critical, what are the benefits, and how can you make it part of your communications landscape?
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Broadband Untethered: New Satellite Broadband Options for the Enterprise
HT-12
SVP Americas
LeoSat
CEO
FMC GlobalSat
VP & General Manager, IOT Line of Business
Iridium Communications
Principal
Cidera Analytics
Large satellites in fixed locations are out!  Constellations of low-flying satellites are in, providing fiber-like latency and high-speed bandwidth, promising global coverage to connect everything from airplanes and yachts to extending the reach of 5G networks.  This panel will discuss old and new models for delivering satellite broadband, the players involved and potential headaches towards affordability for all.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
MSPs & The IT & Cybersecurity Skills Gap
MSP-12
President
Delphi, Inc
Senior Security Sales Specialist
Continuum
EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
Nuspire
CEO
Shield4UC
Director of Marketing
Brandywine Technology
IT talent can be hard to find – and when organizations find the people they want, those individuals can be expensive to hire and retain. This session will discuss what skills are most in need, why, and what MSPs can do to fill the gap for their business customers. 
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Software Defining the Branch
SDW-12
Int'l Product Marketing Manager
Claro Enterprise Solutions
CTO, PhD
Tallac Networks
Vice President of Relationship Development
Granite Telecommunications
Systems Engineer Security
Barracuda
Consulting Systems Engineer
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
New investments in cloud and smart digital workplaces are dramatically shifting investments away from traditional branch architectures. These priorities propel investment in new software-defined solutions that can simplify management, control and visibility across campus and branch networks. In this session, we will explore key customer priorities driving SD-WAN and define how to secure and optimize user services across WAN, LAN and WLAN in any location.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:25pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
Why it is Time to Disrupt End User Computing
CA-13
Technology Evangelist
IGEL
End-user computing (EUC) is experiencing a major shift in where people work, and the devices they use to do their job. A recent global survey shows that no less than 70% of respondents are working away from the office at least once a week, and 53% work remotely at least half time.  This shift from the traditional office and desktop work environment is disrupting not only how we think about our workday but what we expect from our organizations in terms of providing the device and application tools we need to fulfill our professional responsibilities.  This will outline several approaches that can be taken to deliver the experience user’s want from any device, anywhere and at any time, including embracing new workspace models, moving from a hardware to a software mindset, improving security across all devices, and making Windows 10 more user-friendly.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Automating Infrastructure -- Seeing the Invisible
HT-13
Founder and CEO
Fiber Mountain
Network and data center automation craze has illuminated the path to new and exciting use of sensor technology and software with patch panels, fiber optic cables, and copper cables. Accurate knowledge about deployed topology, network connectivity, planned and unplanned changes, security and intrusion detection is a critical success factor for maximum uptime of the network.. “See the invisible” The physical layer was a blind spot for network operations; now this previously unknown part of the network can be managed just like switches, routers, and storage devices. Real-time knowledge about the physical layer network using software and advanced hardware empowers network administrators to have visibility to any-port, any-time, any-where, remotely. The result is a known physical layer network with automatic documentation, built in test ports, dynamic management and securely monitored connections ideal for data centers, colocation environments, and enterprises. This is the new software defined physical layer connectivity.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Another Chasm Crossed! What to Expect from Cloud Communications in 2019
MSP-13
Director of Channel Management
Jive Communications
Now more than ever, businesses should be thinking outside of the box when it comes to how they communicate internally and with their customers. Collaboration, mobility, and flexibility are no longer options in today’s competitive marketplace. This session will take a look at what’s to come in 2019.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Finding the Right Fit: Educating the Enterprise on SD-WAN Options
SDW-13
VP of Engineering 
Light Networks
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
IVR: The Call Center Warm-Up Band; How Your IVR Preps Callers for The Headliner
AW-11
CEO/ Telephone Voice Talent
The IVR Voice.com
It is imperative that the IVR prompts which welcome the callers to your Call Center Experience ‘play nice’ with the persona of your call center – much like a warmup band at a concert, the IVR is the ‘opening act’ which greets, preps, and sets the tone for the service in the call center – the mainstage act. It’s critical that the IVR that callers encounter before interacting with your call center accurately reflects the culture and the personality of the call center. Like a good warmup band, the IVR generates the tone – the call center brings it home.
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  Asterisk World
2:30-2:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
How Robocalls Are Destroying The Telephone Call 
HT-14
CEO
YouMail
In a follow-up to last year’s conversation at ITEXPO, this session looks at real data to show how the robocall epidemic continues to get worse and worse, and how it is negatively impacting the ability of businesses to connect with customers on their telephones.  What does that mean for companies whose businesses involve selling telephony services, and where and how this is likely to shake out. 
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Managed WAN and Reliable Cloud Services
MSP-14
VP, Product Management
128 Technology
As enterprises increasingly consume SaaS and transition to the cloud, revenue opportunities for MSPs are shifting. With this transition, applications are increasingly located outside of branch locations, which makes managing the end-to-end quality and reliability of sessions important. MSPs have opportunities to leverage multi-path routing to manage the edge and WAN for enterprises and to deliver cloud services more reliably by employing SD-WAN technologies. Erik Thoen of 128 Technology
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
SD-WAN Case Study Theatre: Silver Peak
SDW-14
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Securing and Scaling Asterisk with Kamilio
AW-12
Consultant
LOD.com
Asterisk allows you to control and customize your businesses telecommunications. Kamailio can help you secure and scale Asterisk for solutions ranging from 1 to 1+ million users.
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Communications Application (Room 208)
The Evolving Landscape of CPaaS
CA-15
President and Principal
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Product Marketing Manager
Bandwidth
CTO & VP of Technology
Unified Office
CEO
VoIP Innovations
CPaaS is a rapidly evolving technology. Learn the important elements to focus on in order keep your company ahead of the competition with the best communications capabilities for your business needs.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
From Failover to Fixture: Wireless Communications for Enterprise Applications
HT-15
VP of Enterprise Sales
Digi International
Vice President
BEC Technologies
There’s no time to be offline. This becomes especially true as the Internet hosts more and more business-critical applications and services.  While 5G is still around the corner, the throughput available today from cellular service providers can outperform traditional broadband circuits, and is often installed as a secondary network uplink for business continuity/ cellular failover.  Yet backup is only the beginning.  Wireless connectivity is easy to deploy, and is as fast as many wireline alternatives while being more resilient against service interruptions, making it increasingly viable as a primary connection. This panel will explore the use of wireless for enterprise including fixed wireless for wireline replacement, using wireless to back up wireline, and other use cases for evolving wireless technologies including 5G and the introduction and use of shared spectrum for wireless based on CBRS.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Cloud-Delivered Managed Security: Fad or Future?
MSP-15
President
Delphi, Inc
Vice President Channel Sales and Alliances
EventTracker, A Netsurion Company
CEO
STASH Secure Data
Managing Director
InfoSecEnforcer.com
Senior VP
Tehama
Midsize organizations face a daunting challenge. They are under attack by the same sophisticated security threats as their large enterprise counterparts, yet lack the financial resources, skills and staff to implement the advanced protection they need. The same challenges are placed onto the shoulders of service providers, who are entrusted to support these midsize enterprises. With 87% of midsize enterprises investing in security-as-a-service over the next 12 months, how are MSP’s adapting? In this session, Ken will present a new approach MSPs are taking to address this security gap and to answer the call from their clients for more robust risk management in a more simplified, cost-effective, and flexible way -- from the cloud. Attendees will learn: - The advantages and disadvantages of utilizing security-as-a-service -- from an MSP perspective - How MSPs are tackling multi-cloud and hybrid IT challenges by utilizing cloud-delivered security - Real-world use cases being addressed by MSPs and the value they are generating as a result
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
VARs, MSPs, ISPs Oh My!
SDW-15
CEO, SD-WAN eXpert/Network Architect
InnuCloud Experts Inc
Sr Director Marketing
Hughes
Senior VP, Solutions Engineering
AireSpring
Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services
Fujitsu
Explosive SD-WAN projections illustrate a clear opportunity for vendors, but more importantly the channel and adjacent markets make for low hanging fruit. MSPs, VARs and ISPs are in a unique position to strike while the iron is hot with networking services shaping the future. This session discusses how MSPs, VARs and ISPs can leverage this up-and-coming technology. 
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
4:25pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
IDEA Showcase Opening Keynote
GS-03
Max Mancini
Executive VP, Digital Worker Ecosystem
Automation Anywhere
  Keynote Presentation
8:00pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
SPECIAL EVENT (Atlantic Hotel)
Networking After Dark - ITEXPO Party at The Atlantic Hotel
X-08
 Comcast Business
Networking After Dark
 DIDx
Networking After Dark
 SkySwitch
Networking After Dark
 Spectrum Partner Program
Networking After Dark
 Sprint
Networking After Dark
 Verizon
Networking After Dark
  SPECIAL EVENT
Friday, February 01, 2019
8:30am
Friday - 2/1/19
()
Continental Breakfast - Full conference passes only
X-09
  
9:00-9:25am
Friday - 2/1/19
MSP Expo (Room 316)
Managed Services Opportunities for SD-WAN
MSP-16
Manager, Solution Architecture & Software Integration
Fujitsu
The SD-WAN market is expected to balloon to several billion dollars within the next five years. Analysts predict a large percentage of businesses will acquire SD-WAN as a managed service from MSPs. This presentation will explore the steps MSPs need to go through in selecting and implementing the SD-WAN solution. It will also discuss the process of deploying and managing SD-WAN networks for businesses and organizations. 
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  MSP Expo
9:00-9:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Penetrating The Government With Your Products & Services
AW-13
Founder
MarketUS, LLC.
Learn about what it takes to get involved selling to the government. Whether products and/or services, the government buys them.
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Communications Application (Room 208)
Next Gen Collaboration Tools - What Makes Great Companies Successful?
CA-16
CEO
Comunicano, Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO
Hugo
CEO
SignalWire
Founder & CEO
Fonative
With an endless list of collaboration tools and services to choose from, how can businesses select and implement ones that will keep them ahead of their competition?  What are the options, what do they all mean for businesses and teams, and what best practices should businesses leaders follow to drive adoption and growth?  
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Locking up Your Data, Not Your Access is Key to Customer Success
HT-16
CEO
BOHH Labs
Security Consultant
Corporate Blue
Cloud services are a key component for companies meeting demands for access to  information and resources. However, it’s no secret that this comes with major security challenges, as companies hold sensitive and protected personal information in their databases that they have a responsibility to keep protected.  In recent years, many Fortune 500 organizations, and even more smaller businesses, have suffered breaches and leaked data making the cloud scary. Data protection is invaluable to companies and customers alike, but it also serves no benefit to keep data protected if it is not accessible. This session will focus on ways to keep your business flexible and agile without compromising security or breaking your budget, including a discussion what organizations are doing wrong and what can we learn from historic incidents.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Can You Hear Me Now?
SDW-16
Senior VP, Solutions Engineering
AireSpring
Vice President, Contact Center Solutions
CoreDial
Vice President of Product Management
128 Technology
There is no room for questions when it comes to quality of service when it comes to application performance. Whether it’s voice, video, or your favorite SaaS application, QoS is key. SD-WAN removes QoS doubt, learn how in this session.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  SD-WAN Expo
9:30-9:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
MSP Expo (Room 316)
How AIOps+ Will Drive New Revenue Streams for MSPs
MSP-22
Founder & CEO
FixStream
In this MSP Expo session, FixStream founder and CEO Sameer Padhye will discuss how AIOps+ enables MSPs to drive a new generation of innovative enterprise application management services.
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  MSP Expo
10:00-10:25am
Friday - 2/1/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
Team-to-Many: The New Hybrid Video Conference 
CA-17
President & CEO
Qumu
The ability for leadership teams to collaborate with global offices and remote workforces has changed dramatically, both in the technology being used and the methods used to communicate. Over the last 25 years the business world has made the slow transition from basic conference call technology to high capacity phone bridges, then to dedicated video conferencing rooms. Most organizations have stalled on the use of standard desktop, browser-based video conferencing but even the most updated and expensive video conferencing solutions have significant limitations, with live meeting participants often experiencing latency, buffering, and even complete video meeting failure with as few as 25 active participants.  This session considers  a hybrid alternative, combining video conferencing and video streaming to enable high-quality, scalable, two-way conferencing.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication
HT-17
With the number of high-profile data breaches in the media, security and authentication have got to eb top of mind for businesses.  This session considers a system and methodology for adaptive selection of multiple modalities for authentication in different operating environments, making authentication strategy unpredictable and reducing risk.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
The Costly Mistake of Being Unprepared
MSP-17
Security Consultant
Corporate Blue
Atlanta spent millions to clean up the Ransomware attack earlier this year. Could the city have been better prepared? Would the damage have been so crippling? Lack of resources often lead to gaps in security posture leading to costly and inconclusive incident response ventures. This talk will use the recent Atlanta ransomware incident and how the city responded to it. We will use Atlanta as a case study in examining the costly mistakes of being underprepared. The goal of this presentation is to provide insight to IT and organizational decision makers of the incident response process, costs, outcome, and how preparing can prevent costly IR ventures. This talk will cover the following topics: - The Atlanta ransomware incident and timeline; - Incident Response process; - The true costs of being underprepared.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
SD-WAN Case Study: A Roadmap for MSPs to Deliver SD-WAN
SDW-17
CEO
TELoIP
Digitalization of businesses, large and small, is leading to the adoption of the cloud and, as a consequence, a change in network traffic patterns. This is disrupting the WAN and MSPs are embracing SD-WAN to continue delivering value to their customers. In this presentation, we will discuss a roadmap that enables MSPs to deliver SD-WAN services while minimizing upfront investments and maximizing the opportunity for service differentiation and profitability.
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
10:00-10:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
Asterisk and Artificial Intelligence: The VoiceBot Applications
AW-14
CEO
XCALLY
CTO
XCALLY
The way to communicate with the contact center is changing fast…?One of the live motif driven by new Artificial Intelligent engines is the possibility to provide information to customers via Virtual Agents, by means of ChatBots. The XCALLY Team played quite long with Omni Channel Asterisk solutions: the natural evolution is to understand how deal with ChatBots, thus to provide self-service messaging solutions. However that’s not enough: are you using Asterisk? So why not thinking to some ChatBot evolution, where the customer can engage with your contact center by phone? But this time the customer is presented with a Voice Robot engine - we are calling it VoiceBot indeed - capable of recognising the customer voice, and get back to him/her, just like a Bot, using virtual agent voice, besides only messages! And here the things start to get really interesting, because we are trying to see what we can do when the Asterisk contact center Robot can’t find reasonable answers for the customer… Dangerous demo will be played during the session, in order to see when the above concepts work and when they break! Emphasis will be given as much as possibile to free concepts, some of them even under Alfa and Beta stage - in order to share the vision with the Open Source community -providing ideas and collecting as many feedbacks as we can from the attendees. The always passionate Asterisk XCALLY Team Diego Gosmar - Giuseppe Innamorato.
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  Asterisk World
10:30-10:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Communications Application (Room 208)
Are You Ready for the Messaging Revolution?
CA-18
VP, Strategic Alliances
Bandwidth
From new carrier fees, to the sunset of shared short codes, to innovative new capabilities, the entire messaging industry is about to get rocked. If messaging is part of your business, your will likely be affected. These changes can mean increased costs, new business models, undelivered messages, blacklisted numbers, and more — all of which will require you to adapt accordingly. This session, from one of the original creators of the US Short Code Program, leads you through what’s changing, how you’re affected, and what steps you can take to come out on the other side better than ever.
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
SHAKEN Executive Briefing
HT-18
CEO
TransNexus
Director, Center for Enterprise Security, Americas Data Foundations Practices
Teradata
STIR/SHAKEN has been a hot topic in the news. Consumers are swamping regulators with complaints of unwanted robocalls and related fraud scams. Regulators in the U.S. and Canada are pressing carriers to implement STIR/SHAKEN as soon as possible to prevent caller ID spoofing and restore trust in telephone service, so customers will feel more comfortable answering their phone calls again. Major carriers and many service providers have already announced plans to implement SHAKEN in 2019.  This session will provide a SHAKEN Executive Briefing, reviewing the primary components of SHAKEN, including authentication, verification and certificate management, and explain how these services work together to prevent caller ID spoofing.  Attendees will learn from experience that has been gained from working with companies on their SHAKEN plans to offer tips to address business, technical, and policy issues that service providers may encounter in developing and deploying their own SHAKEN solutions.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
Transforming the MSP Business from the Inside
MSP-18
VP, Global Enterprise & Channels
Accedian
This session will give business leaders concrete takeaways that will help them build and retain stronger vendor/provider relationships. These include setting common goals, reviewing expectations and needs and identifying resources to help win deals and gain traction. Exactly how vendors approach the MSP means everything to the relationship. In a competitive landscape its importance for MSPs get up and running quickly, but deeply understanding the business model and finding ways to accelerate how MSPs can operationalize or monetize a service has to be done the right way so that the relationship that is built can be a strong-long lasting one. It’s not only about signing contract. Education and team building needs to happen at the very start. Onsite and virtual workshops will take this relationship to the next level. Working together from the beginning will transform the MSP business into a trusted partner. MSPs can’t just wait for a new checkpoint such as a new hardware/software refresh. They need to be proactive in order to keep relationships between vendors and customers strong. Without it, it makes it challenging for both parties to succeed.
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Delivering Application Assurance with SD-WAN
SDW-18
Sr Network Architect
Hughes
Broadband comes with a unique set of challenges for today’s distributed enterprises, which require a specific set of technology solutions. Discussing these challenges facing enterprises today and highlighting the most important technologies needed to provide application assurance.
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:00-11:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Asterisk World (Room 317)
“Asterisk is amazing, but what about Switchvox?”
AW-07
Sales Engineer
Digium, A Sangoma Company
Asterisk has changed the telecoms world in many ways, and Switchvox harnesses the power of Asterisk to deliver the most intuitive and comprehensive UC solution available today. Attend this session to find out more about Switchvox and how it could be a massive benefit to your company and/or a great revenue stream for your business.
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Communications Application (Room 208)
10 Things That Every Business Should Know About Unified Communications, but May Not
CA-19
President
Ingate Systems
Vice President, Contact Center Solutions
CoreDial
President
RAD-INFO, Inc.
There are so many options when it comes to UC vendors, it can become difficult to determine the right solution for your business.  The truth is, most of the core features and a capabilities are consistent across providers.  What it comes down to are the advanced capabilities or specialized features that may not be necessary for every business, but can be a key differentiator for others.  This session will talk about the key UC capabilities that aren’t always at the forefront of conversations, but can help businesses better understand what they are and should be looking for in a vendors.  What can you do with UC that you don’t know about?
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Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Cutting Edge Cloud-based Solutions for VoIP Service Providers
HT-19
Vice President, Marketing & Sales
Telinta
Vice President of Business Development
Acrobits
VP of Sales
Inteliquent
This discussion will cover key trends and capabilities in cloud-based solutions for service providers. What challenges exist for a successful VoIP business: switching, billing, customer management, Mobile VoIP, Mobile Top-Up, MVNO, VoIP Origination and Termination, and more. Whether your business is already well-established, or just starting out, this session will provide you with new insights.
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MSP Expo (Room 316)
New Threats Call for New Solutions: Winning in the War Against Cybercrime
MSP-19
Sales Engineer
Webroot
Cybercrime is expected to lead to $6 trillion in loses worldwide by 2020. Increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals are targeting essential business data, assets, and infrastructure to maximize profits. And these new techniques pose an existential risk to many small businesses. Join Webroot Sales Engineer Nathan Svec for an enlightening glimpse into the current cyber threat landscape, what new threats mean for MSPs and their clients, and how MSPs can protect their clients against the next generation of online risk. Topics that will be covered include: Today’s shifting lineup of top cyber threats The threat that dethroned ransomware as #1 for MSPs and SMBs in 2018 Why a layered security approach is critical to protecting your clients today
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SD-WAN Expo (Room 315)
Sooo... What's Next for SD-WAN?
SDW-19
Silver Peak
Vice President, Product Management
Netsurion
Co-Founder
Talari Networks
Dive into what lies ahead for SD-WAN, and what that means for digital transformation initiatives and the modern enterprise moving forward in SD-WAN Expo’s closing session.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:30-11:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
MSP Expo (Room 316)
Session Details in Development
MSP-21
  MSP Expo
11:00am-2:00pm
Friday - 2/1/19
(Expo Hall A)
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Friday - 2/1/19

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