Sebastopol, CA--Routing calls over the Internet is old news. Today's real telecom stories are the applications built on top of IP telephony. Where are these applications going, how can we manage them for the good of consumers and the enterprise, and what tangible benefits can we get from IP telephony applications today? To address these issues--and to bring together the different perspectives of both the business and developer communities who are directing the future of the industry--O'Reilly Media is planning ETel, the O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference. ETel happens January 24-26, 2006 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott. Registration is now open, and early pricing is in effect until December 5.
"It's now as easy to create a voice application as it is to create a web application, and many of the same technologies are used in both application areas," observes Surj Patel, ETel program co-chair. "This creates tremendous opportunities for enterprise users, carrier providers, developers, and consumer-servicing entrepreneurs."
Adds co-chair Nathan Torkington: "We believe that the work of the 'alpha geeks,' the innovators at the edge of what's possible, show us what's in store for an industry. We've assembled technology showcases from R&D labs, academia, open source, and startups, so attendees can see what's coming and get that valuable first-mover advantage."
Pioneers who have made VoIP deployments, built voice applications, and migrated to IP telephony platforms will discuss how they integrated new technologies, what worked, and what didn't in their quest for better service, more features, and lower prices. Notable speakers and topics at ETel include:
In addition to two days of rapid-fire plenary sessions from experts and industry leaders, ETel will devote a full day to in-depth workshops where attendees can get a comprehensive understanding of an underlying technology, or get ahead of the curve with more advanced topics. In addition to structured workshops, all attendees are welcome at the Hacker Cafe, an informal space for meeting up and brainstorming. Since some of the most innovative uses for a technology aren't from the big players, but from garage inventors who have real problems to solve, an evening ETel Fair is planned to showcase the below-the-radar excellence that heralds the future of VoIP applications.
Come to the first O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference to hear the latest word on the wire around voice applications. ETel is the only conference that clearly and concisely shows what's really going on at the tipping point where telephony merges with the Internet.
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