SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

Avaya Inc.

January 15, 2010 08:00 ET

Avaya Executives to Address Nortel Acquisition, Virtualization and Telecommunications at ITEXPO East 2010 in Miami

Avaya Will Participate in IP Communications Industry's Leading Event at Miami Beach Convention Center in January

BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - January 15, 2010) - Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, today announced it will participate in multiple sessions at TMC's ITEXPO East 2010 to be held January 20-22, 2010 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. Topics will include panel discussions on Avaya's integrated product roadmap for the combined Avaya-Nortel portfolio, virtualization, unified communications and other key industry topics. Avaya will also participate in Ingate's free 3-day workshop on SIP Trunking.

ITEXPO, going into its 11th year, is the world's largest and best-attended IP Communications trade show, drawing an average attendance of 7,000 buyers and sellers of IP Communications products and services. The show in January will be the 21st ITEXPO, and TMC is optimistic about continued strong domestic and international attendance.

"Avaya's participation at ITEXPO exemplifies why this show is widely recognized as the #1 venue where service providers, enterprises, government agencies, resellers, and developers gather to learn about the benefits inherent in IP Communications products and services," said Rich Tehrani, TMC Chief Executive Officer. "The evolution in this industry has been monumental and it still continues to grow, outpacing other economic sectors. We are pleased to have Avaya as an innovative participant."

Avaya executives and subject matter experts will participate in educational, panel and roundtable sessions during the conference, including:

--  January 20, 9:00-9:45 a.m.: "The Evolution of Enterprise
    Telecommunications Panel"; Steve Hardy, Director, Global Product and
    Solutions Marketing, Avaya. This session will provide perspective into how
    IP communications has evolved and what to expect in the advancement of
    enterprise telecommunications for businesses in the near future, including
    the evolution of Voice 2.0, which is creating a convergence of voice and
    data to deliver service to businesses never considered possible.
--  January 21, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: "Avaya Purchases Nortel Enterprise Assets:
    Product Roadmap Implications for Users"; Steve Hardy, Director, Global
    Product and Solutions Marketing, Avaya. The session will be moderated by
    TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani, feature prominent telecom analysts and will address
    implication of Avaya's acquisition of the Nortel Enterprise Solutions
--  January 21, 1:00-1:45 p.m.: "Virtualizing Communications"; Cecilia
    Perez-Benitoa, Senior Product Manager, Avaya
--  January 21, 2:00-2:45 p.m.: "Unified Communications - The Progression
    from Desktop to Handheld"; Steve Hardy, Director, Global Product and
    Solutions Marketing, Avaya. This session will offer a look at unified
    communications applications and how they can "go mobile." Attendees will
    leave with an understanding of the challenges of mobile UC, along with its
    benefits, how to effectively deploy a mobile UC solution, along with a
    projection of the future of mobile UC.
--  January 20-22: Ingate's Free Workshop SIP Trunk Summit - "Everything You
    Need to Know About SIP Trunking"; Dan Cardaropoli, Senior Manager, Unified
    Communications Marketing, Avaya

"The Avaya acquisition of Nortel presents exciting new capabilities for the unified communication and collaboration," said Steve Hardy, Director, Global Product and Solutions Marketing for Avaya. "We look forward to sharing the integrated Avaya-Nortel product roadmap, and laying out how Avaya's plans will offer significant benefits and cost-effective opportunities for both customers and partners.

Registration for the show is now open. Anyone interested may register by visiting Limited booth space is still available as well. Vendors interested in exhibiting at the show or sponsorship should contact Joe Fabiano at 1-203-852-6800, ext. 132 or at

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit

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Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN Magazines. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly one million US visitors according to Quantcast and by two to three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).

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