Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This year's ITEXPO West 2008 features fifteen distinct educational tracks, including nine that offer a professional certification from TMC University upon completion: Microsoft OCS, trixbox training, SIP Trunking, Reseller Solutions, Voice Peering, FMC/Mobility, Open Source, IP Network Security, Unified Communications, SIP, Software as a Service, SIP in the Contact Center, and Next-Gen Call Center Management. Apply for a TMC University scholarship to take courses at ITEXPO West 2008.
See for yourself. I encourage you to download your personal copy of the
complete event brochure here:
As a decision-maker in the communications space whether in your home, university, organization or business, there is no better investment in your company's infrastructure and your career than attending ITEXPO.
Sign up at http://www.itexpo.com and then add yourself to the Facebook pre-networking group at ITEXPO West 2008 on Facebook.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
October 21 – 23, 2008
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - Boston, MA
Straight from my email, I can't wait to let everyone know!
Register now and save an additional $200, use priority code: MIWEM1
Join us for the second annual Mobile Internet World Conference & Expo.
The mobile Internet is an untapped $66 billion opportunity. Learn how
to harness your share of this immense opportunity, and how major players including operators, service providers, software and search firms, content and media firms
are collaborating to shape the future of this marketplace.
Here from 150+ executives from the mobile Internet ecosystem including
Google, Intel, Access, Ericsson, Qualcomm, ebay, Yankee Group, Texas
Instruments and others.
Keynotes and speakers include:
- Rich Miner, EVP of Mobile Platforms, Google
- Tony Lewis, VP of Open Development, Verizon Wireless
- Bruce Stewart, VP & GM, Connected Life Americas, Yahoo
- Steve Elfman, President Network Operations and Wholesale, Sprint
- Erik de Kroon, Head of Marketing for Internet Discovery, Vodafone
- Joe Sims, VP & GM Broadband and New Business Unit, T-Mobile USA
- Francesco Rovetta, Director, eBay Mobile
- Sophia Stuart, Director of Mobile, Hearst Digital Publications
- Len Lauer, EVP & Group President, Qualcomm
- Anand Chandrasekher, SVP & GM, Ultra Mobility Group, Intel
- Marcelo Vieira, GM, OMAP Business Unit, Texas Instruments
- Shashi Kavi, CTO Broadband, Internet and Media Group, Ericsson
- Michael Neidhofer, CEO, Netbiscuits
Mobile Internet World Conference & Expo brings together thought
leaders and top executives from the mobile Internet industry. Those
who innovate, embrace new technologies and recognize the changing face of mobile connectivity will be best placed to develop new services and drive the future of the mobile Internet.
NEW Program features in 2008!
- Pre-Conference Workshops will cover hot topic areas:
- 4G World Summit - Led by Yankee Group
- Mobile Applications & Developer Summit - sponsored by Netbiscuits
- Android Developer’s Workshop
- Mobile Internet Executive Roundtable
- Mobile Transactions Workshop
- New England Mobile Summit
Want to raise your profile in this fast new emerging market? With a
minimum investment you can get an incredible amount of coverage &
exposure for your company & products!
Sponsorship and exhibit programs are going fast! I'd love to see you involved!
For more information on participating and to reserve your exhibit
space, please contact Howard Weinman at (617) 259-2313
(DIDXchange is a supporting organization sponsor for Mobile Internet World 2008!)
Sign up at http://www.didx.net/astricon2008/.
DIDXchange is sponsoring the Code Zone Reception on Tues PM Sept 23 and also giving a lightning talk with some of you on DIDX and IAX2.
Whether you are using IAX2 or SIP or both, please reply to this survey asap. Just copy the Qs and paste them to me on email or on Facebook message with your name, company, if you have a DIDX account ... include that number, cell phone and email for contacting. Each person who uses IAX2, SIP, or a combination AND also DIDX who answers this survey fully with complete contact information to me on Facebook or my regular email will be entered in a drawing for $100 gas card or a $100 American Airlines voucher.
- do you use IAX2, SIP, a combination, or other? please describe.
- what is the efficiency gain or loss from using IAX2 if you use it?
- how do your IAX2 vs. SIP customers differ in QoS, call setup time, complaints, etc.
- what roadblocks has IAX2 helped you overcome?
- what roadblocks has IAX2 introduced?
- other issues relevant to you and your customer/vendor's use of Asterisk and IAX2
2. Sept 16-18, 2008, Internet Telephony West 2008, Los Angeles, CA
Sign up at http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference for free expo plus passes and discounts on conference passes. See past videos and pictures of past ITWest conferences at http://didx.net/itexpowest08/!
DIDX is a media sponsor of ITWest 2008 and an exhibitor at booth 153. Please respond with your name, email address, cell phone and DIDX account number if you'd like to meet up for a business development meeting, just for you. Watch for another email about the DIDXchange party during ITWest 2008!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Everyone I know, family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances has so much fun using Jaxtr. Their business tool is really catching on, too.
I've visited the Jaxtr headquarters a few times in my rounds of the coolest voip companies around, and I have to tell you, the excitement among the employees (really a team) is catching. How do they do it?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
FierceVoIP hosted the Martinis by Moonlight at the Moon at the Palms, an exclusive penthouse nightclub during NXTCOMM08. Lisa-anne Routley of DIDX takes salsa lessons from Max Glucksmann, DIDX member and integrator. FierceVoIP is a great source of insider information and updated news on IP Communications. Another awesome site for IP Communications and everything related to it is TMCNET.com.
Check out my new blog there, and contact me with new news, interview ideas and more. Let me show the world the nextgen, lucrative, user-friendly, and cutting edge services, products, ideas and events that they will go WOW about.
That's a peek at James Swinger, a telecommunications consultant and friend at the end of the video.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Now, that's a concept I want to embrace! It's not about how cool it looks, but what will a product or service do and how it empowers and how to use to successfully meet one's personal and/or business goals. At Ecomm 2008 in Mountain View last year, this was my stance in every discussion I took part in.
Keep a watch on Wateen. They are cutting edge and a great example.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Last night I watched
The Devil Wears Prada, but I have to admit I wasn't excited about it because that I'm just not into chick flicks. I apologize to those I offend. I'm happy to be a woman. It's just that movies such as Pretty in Pink, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Steel Magnolias just bore me.
As "Prada" progressed, I found myself drawn into the characters of Miranda Priestley and Andy Sachs. It was so completely fascinating. I saw myself not in Miranda but in Andy. It's the type who has been an overachiever since age 4 months probably, not a genius, just an over-achiever, someone who listens to what has to be done from people like Miranda...
no matter how many things have to be done that the Mirandas demand...
and keeps on trying to pull it all together...
with a smile and a lot of laughter and fun...
what drives the Andys?
What makes the Andys admire and follow the insanely massive number of requests that the Mirandas make of them...
even if sometimes at some point, the Andys say, "Sayonara" to the Mirandas and move on to their own thing?
Does anyone understand? ;-) I think many businesses that capitalize on any one thing + IP (voip or not) = web 2.0 or something other than web 2.0 may tend to get into the above situation and be trying to make sense of it. It's pretty darn demanding.
Hang in there, readers, in whatever your endeavors and dreams are.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
BTW, yes, it's true, DIDX.net has phone numbers available in 40 new cities in Romania. http://blogs.didx.net/2008/07/romania-didddi-in-40-new-rate-centers.html
Thank you, Steve, from all of us. We'll see you every day until you get to your home and working with us. Meanwhile, we'll bring some voip puzzles to the rehab center for you to solve when you feel like it. How's the naked mole rat from the Washington DC zoo doing? Taking good care of it?
More videos of Steve working with us at conferences, etc...
Witches Brew Service using DIDX Services