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Industry Innovators Gather & Present at Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit

April 2, 2009 | Chris Payatagool
wainhouse_logo.gifDUXBURY -- MEGATRENDS, the theme for this year's Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit, is certain to spark new ideas and perspectives among those attending. Expected to drive the buzz is the agenda of notable industry experts who will discuss the future of collaboration applications in the enterprise. The two-day event will be held at the Steigenberger Hotel in Berlin on 22 and 23 April. Highlights include:

Unified Communications

--  Marc Beattie of Wainhouse Research will explore the possibilities of
    what and how customers will be using online communication and collaboration
    services in 2019.
--  Brent Kelly and Jon Neville from Wainhouse Research will discuss the
    keys to a successful UC rollout, how to fast track the RFP process, and
    provide tips for understanding the ROI.
--  Sven Damberger of MVC will discuss how the emerging set of UC
    solutions will change the way enterprises do business in the future,
    including an analysis of the risks and benefits of multiple approaches to
    UC deployments and explain when and why different enterprises should or
    should not adopt UC.

--  Andrew W. Davis of Wainhouse Research will explore some of the
    possibilities for discontinuous change and how these changes might affect
    vendors, resellers, service providers and end users alike.
--  Alan Bjornstad of Tandberg will lead a frank discussion on the risks
    and rewards associated with videoconferencing and unified communications,
    including demonstrations of how the current generation of video solutions
    can work.
Audio Technologies

--  Mike Eastman, of Wyde Voice, will discuss how customers can build
    their own feature rich audio conferencing services.
--  Ralf Nikolai of Lindenbaum GmbH will cover how the future of CSP
    services will be seen by their customers and what changes to look for.
IP networks and the Business Future

--  John Bartlett, a Principle at NetForecast, Inc., will explain how the
    IP network technology will evolve to support ubiquitous video
    communications inside and outside the enterprise as well as at home.
--  Roy Skillicorn of Cisco will cover how today's explosion in video
    applications will impact network requirements for performance, quality of
    service and design.
--  Fergal Burke of ON24 will explore the future of online business
--  John Paul Williams from Tandberg will show how collaboration can play
    a crucial role in business process transformation

--  Jerry Pompa of Compunetix will cover how the industry is redefining
    "Mobile Collaboration" and how the next generation of 3/4G mobile devices
    will support wireless, real-time, synchronous collaboration applications
    that include audio, video and data sharing.

New this year is the pre-event CSP Summit, a half-day conference being held on Tuesday, 21 April at the Steigenberger Hotel. The CSP Summit will focus on the needs of Collaboration Service Providers and will include presentations by industry experts and a cocktail reception designed for networking with colleagues.

For more information including a detailed agenda and speaker bios, please visit the website at Those interested in attending may also register for the conference at this site. Members of the media wishing to attend should contact Heather Fiedler directly at [email protected] or +1 781 934 2058 to receive press passes.

Wainhouse Research provides insight and intelligence into the global markets for audio, web (data), and video conferencing, real-time Unified Communications, enterprise streaming and webcasting, and enterprise social networking. The company publishes public and private studies, speaks at industry events and private company events, and provides strategic consulting to both industry vendors and end user organizations. Wainhouse Research conferences in the US and Europe provide a forum for the industry to discuss critical issues for industry growth. For more information please visit


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