Conference Program

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KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

Thank You for Participating in the Florida Event - 2020 Information Will Be Available Shortly.

Until then, check out what happened in at the Florida 2019 event.

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
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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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  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 (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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  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 (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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  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 (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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  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 (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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  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 (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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  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 (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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:30-1:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Innovative Use Cases for Enterprise SBCs
HT-08
Senior Director of Product Marketing
TelcoBridges
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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
3:00-3:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:30-3:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Best Frenemies: Aligning your Sales & Marketing Strategies for Maximum Results
HT-11
Chief Mojo-Making Officer
Mojo Marketing
  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 (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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  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 (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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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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  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 (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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  SD-WAN Expo
10:00-10:25am
Friday - 2/1/19
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
10:30-10:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
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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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:00-11:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
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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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo

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