Comverse EXPO 2010, the telco industry's leading virtual conference, begins June 15, building on the success of last year's inaugural event to showcase how the industry's evolving business models and emerging technologies, such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and 4G networks, will help network operators become even more central to their customers' entire communication experience.
"The Internet and telecommunications have become inseparable, creating many more opportunities for network operators," said John Bunyan, Chief Marketing Officer at Comverse, the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling value-added messaging and content services, converged billing and active customer management, and IP communications.
"With Comverse EXPO, operators will see how to embrace these opportunities with information and tools to reevaluate strategies, make the most of network investments, and successfully adopt alternative business models," Bunyan said.
As a virtual event, this year's Comverse EXPO, whose theme is "Telecom Transformation - NOW," provides all the key benefits of industry conferences without expense and inconvenience to attendees. Accessible from any computer, the Comverse EXPO's live and interactive elements combine for a bold multimedia experience, including 17 thought-provoking webinars from top-level industry leaders, such as:
• "Take Hold of the Future or the Future Will Take Hold of You": Patrick Dixon, Europe's leading futurist and one of the industry's most provocative and sought-after speakers, shows how global forecasting can help you take hold of your future in light of current developments affecting corporate survival; and
• "Smarter Pipes: Why You Must Raise Your Network's IQ": President & CEO Emily Green of Yankee Group guides service providers to leverage telecom market trends to help make successful business decisions that can unleash the power of the Anywhere Network.
In the Experts Cafe, visitors gain access to some of the best and the brightest industry minds, and the Exhibition Hall will feature demos from Comverse's complete product line of Business Support Systems (BSS) and Value-Added Services (VAS). The Innovation Hall will present new ideas about the future of telecom and will showcase the nominations of Comverse customers for the Fifth Annual Innovation Awards; winners will be announced in September.