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Voice Innovation Summit 2012

The All-IP Telco

Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Presented online (your computer) and in-person (Washington, DC)

Now in its third year, the Voice Innovation Summit examines the intersection of voice technology, business considerations, and consumer demand. You will leave this event with new perspectives on how the voice communications market will look throughout the transition to an all-IP network and insight into what your business could look like after the switch.

Spoken language remains core to daily life even if teens text more than they call. Declining demand for plain-old-telephone-service (POTS) over the last ten years does not signal the end of voice as the preferred mode of human communication. Voice innovation provides the key to preserving voice services as the primary source of revenue in telecom.

POTS suffers from a competitive disadvantage relative to communication options enabled by the Internet. Innovation represents the first best response to competitive disadvantage, and the transition to all-IP networks finally makes voice innovation possible. Traditional voice services remain unchanged from call flows defined in the 1920's, voice quality established at Bell Labs in the 1930's, a keypad user interface designed in the 1950's, and digital encoding dating to the 1960's.

The transition to all-IP networks and the coming all-IP telco enables new voice call flows, HD voice quality, screen based UI's, and voice encoding techniques suitable for a range of IP network conditions. Making voice the center of the communication free-for-all wins network operators new revenue on top of the operational expense benefits of all-IP networks.

Program Chair
Daniel Berninger, founder, VCXC

Hank Hultquist, VP Federal Regulatory, AT&T

Walter McCormick, President and CEO, USTelecom

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
From PSTN to All-IP Networks
Michael Billy, Director Core Hosted Voice Solutions, CenturyLink
Carlos DaSilva, Director of Product Business Development, PCCW
Seamus Hourihan, SVP Corporate Strategy, Acme Packet
Jim Poole, GM Global Networks & Mobility, Equinix

10:45 AM to Noon
From Standard Definition to HD Voice Quality
David Frankel, VP Engineering, VCXC and Founder and CEO, ZipDX
Ryan Heidari, Director Product Marketing, Qualcomm Labs
Gary Spittle, Senior Platform Manager, Dolby Labs
Doug Mohney, Editor-in-Chief,

Noon to 1:30 PM

1:30 PM to 2:40 PM
From Keypad to Screen Based UI's
Michael Roth, Network Applications Engineer, tw telecom
John Murdock, President,
Alan Percy, Sr Director, Strategic Marketing, AudioCodes
Raj Sharma, founder/CEO, 3CLogic

2:40 PM to 3:50 PM
From Telephone Numbers to Dial-by-Name
Alon Cohen, CTO,
Tom McGarry, VP Research, Neustar Labs
Greg Plum, VP Channel Development, StartMeeting
Peter Stewart, SVP Collaboration Services, PGi

3:50 PM to 5:00 PM
From POTS to a Communication Free-for-All
Daniel Brenner, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Chris Carabello, Director Market Development, Metaswitch
Jim Machi, SVP Marketing, Dialogic
Yannick Mahieux, Manager/Chairman, Orange Labs/GSMA HD Voice Work Item

In-Person Attendees

  • Your registration includes breakfast (8:30 to 9:00 AM), lunch, breaks and a reception (5:00 to 6:00 PM) - perfect for networking with peers
  • The Summit will be held at the USTelecom Headquarters in Washington, DC
  • You will be able to watch presentations on demand that you may have missed or want to watch again

Online Attendees

  • You will be sent a link and directions for participating in the Summit from your computer, including how to ask questions and download presentations
  • You will be able to watch presentations on demand that you may have missed or want to watch again

Registration Rates
USTelecom Members:

  • In-person: $395
  • Online: $149

Questions regarding your USTelecom membership? Contact Amanda Taylor at 202.326.7361 or [email protected].


  • In-person: $495
  • Online: $249

Questions regarding your payment? Contact LaSha Battley, USTelecom Finance Department, 202.326.7286 or [email protected].

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations for the in-person event must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]. For cancellations received by October 26, 2012, a $50.00 administrative fee will be deducted from the refund amount. No refunds for the in-person event will be issued for cancellations received after October 26, 2012.