The WR CSP Summit - Boston 2012
09-Oct-2012 - Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Comm. Avenue, Boston, MA USA
Unified Communications breaks into the Conferencing Services market –
What's in store for 2013 and beyond
The forum for bringing together service providers,
their technology partners, and Wainhouse Research Analysts
Wainhouse Research CSP Summits have become an internationally recognized forum for participants to explore critical issues impacting Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) services while enjoying face-time with industry peers. Designed for UC&C Service Providers, their technology partners, and WR Analysts, 2012 marks WR's eighth year hosting this premiere event. Hot Topics for CSPs Collaboration Services
UC and Personal & Web-Based Services Muscle into CSP Territory -
Will CSPs, UCaaS, and SI's Fight it Out or Collaborate?
The collaboration market is expanding with new services via unified communications and the emergence of personal & web-based services. Meanwhile, traditional standalone audio and web conferencing use continues to grow. As all communication becomes more personal and unified into a single interface, does the market rally around one major delivery mode, or is there room for more? This session will detail the state of the collaboration services market, where it is headed, and how to position services for the next phase of growth.
Focus lead Analyst: Marc Beattie, Managing Partner, Wainhouse Research Personal & Web Based Conferencing Services
Going from Meetings-at-a-Distance to Working From Anywhere
Think web conferencing is just about sharing screens and giving presos? Three technologies - high performance video & VoIP, next-gen mobile clients, and the application of team workspace / social networking principles - are transforming this space. What is the state of these technologies, who are the providers, and where are the opportunities for CSPs?
Focus lead Analyst: Andy Nilssen, Senior Analyst, Wainhouse Research Unified Communications
UCaaS - Cloud-Based UC
Are there viable alternatives to MS Lync? How can CSPs commoditize UCaaS? Is this a David vs. Goliath scenario and if so, what are the opportunities for value-added CSPs in this space? Lastly, in an exploration of multi-tenant vs. multi-instance arrangements, what is the value proposition for CSPs?
Focus lead Analyst: Bill Haskins, Senior Analyst, Wainhouse Research
An expert triumvirate including a WR Senior Analyst, an end-user, and a technology partner will present on each key focus area, providing a broad and multi-faceted perspective. Why Attend? Key Takeaways for Summit Attendees What's Hot for 2013 - Gain insights into what's real and what's not, what will thrive or die on the vine in the 2012 landscape. Face-time with the Experts - Participate in interactive discussions with industry insiders, technology partners and end-users. Hone Your Strategy - Walk away with a clear set of strategic recommendations for how to best leverage the factors anticipated to drive growth in the 2012 UC environment. Plan for the Future - Find out what you'll need to succeed and thrive in the next generation of collaboration products. Insights from Industry Insiders - WR Analysts will provide their hallmark expert insights and unbiased analysis on these key trends anticipated to shape the industry. Forum for Friends - Attendees will enjoy a forum designed for maximum networking opportunities with industry peers from conferencing, collaboration, and IP deployment sectors. Who Should Attend
UC industry members who need to gain knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends and solutions for collaboration services, including: Executive staff responsible for establishing strategy Senior telecommunication professionals seeking to understand the collaboration services business opportunity Strategic business managers tasked with deploying enhanced services Product managers responsible for audio, web, and video services Program managers & support personnel seeking to understand the impact of new trends on existing services Marketing and sales professionals responsible for promoting and selling conferencing services Equipment, software, and service vendors who provide conferencing solutions to service providers
Venue: The Hotel Commonwealth is a luxury Boston Back Bay boutique hotel offering elegance and style in downtown Boston Massachusetts. The grand cornerstone of Boston's Kenmore Square, Hotel Commonwealth features gracious hospitality with classic style. Just steps away from the Back Bay, Red Sox games at Fenway Park, Boston University and Boston's many cultural and historical attractions. The perfect location for our 2012 CSP Fall Summit!