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KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

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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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:00-9:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
9:30-9:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Surviving (and Thriving in) the Digital Transition
HT-02
Today’s communication service providers (CSPs) understand the impending need to go fully digital in order to meet the needs of their customers. However, in a world of mergers and acquisitions, changing customer expectations, and rapid innovation, it can be a struggle to understand exactly how to begin on that digital journey toward optimal customer engagement.  This session will uncover key areas CSPs need to focus on when implementing a digital transformation strategy.
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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
Hot Topics in Tech ()
DIY: Building a Next-Gen Carrier
HT-03
Vice President Product Management & Marketing
netsapiens
President
RAD-INFO, Inc.
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:00-11:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:30-11:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
12:00-12:45pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Data Privacy - What's Next after GDPR?
HT-06
Chief Revenue Office
Call Cabinet
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:00-1:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Know Your (Digital) Customer in the Identity Theft Era
HT-07
As businesses evolve to support a complete digital experience, a challenge has emerged to one of the most basic questions of doing business: How can I truly “know my customer?"  In the world of data breaches and identity theft, legacy programs of identity proofing and identity verification do not instill a high level of confidence in the end user’s claims.  New technologies and approaches are needed to deliver a high level of digital trust with your new customers as you seamlessly onboard them to your service.  Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) can present unique identity management challenges: the scale is larger, the data may be more sensitive, business risk is heightened, and a whole new category of attack-based vectors can potentially unfold – a true identity crisis can emerge.
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:30-1:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Session Details in Development
HT-08
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Communications Services for the App Economy
HT-09
VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales
Radisys
C-Level Startup Entrepreneur (SaaS, IoT, UC, SDN, Telecom)
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
  SD-WAN Expo
3:00-3:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
The Power of Multiparty Innovation
HT-10
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:30-3:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Best Frenemies: Aligning your Sales & Marketing Strategies for Maximum Results
HT-11
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
Thursday, January 31, 2019
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Broadband Untethered: New Satellite Broadband Options for the Enterprise
HT-12
SVP Americas
LeoSat
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:25pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Beyond Real-Time - Protecting Tomorrow. Today.
HT-13
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:30-2:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
From Failover to Fixture: Wireless Communications for Enterprise Applications
HT-15
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
Friday, February 01, 2019
9:00-9:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Locking up Your Data, Not Your Access is Key to Customer Success
HT-16
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
10:00-10:25am
Friday - 2/1/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
10:30-10:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
Cloud Security on the Dollar Menu
HT-18
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:00-11:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
Hot Topics in Tech ()
How to Ensure You Stay Secure When Moving to Managed Cloud Services
HT-19
With so many options for where to host your servers and applications, it may seem impossible to know what to look for in a secure and compliant cloud hosting provider.  If done right, a cloud hosting provider can usually do a much better job of hosting systems than you would be able to on your own. This session will describe the various things to look for when choosing a cloud hosting provider to ensure you are staying safe and your data remains secure, including and examination of various industry and governmental regulations that impact business opportunity.  At the end of the session, attendees will walk away better armed to go out and secure cloud hosting arrangements they can feel good about and that will serve their needs and those of their customers.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo

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