Global Industry Visionaries, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Digerati Expected to Attend
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–Jan. 23, 2008—The Emerging Communications (eComm) Conference 2008, to be held in the Computer History Museum here from March 12 to March 14, promises to be the “must attend” event of the year for the leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and developers in global communications and convergence.
“eComm is the venue for those interested in the radical transformation of the trillion dollar telecommunications industry,” said Lee S. Dryburgh, conference organizer and chair. “The industry has already started down the path that the homebrew computer took three decades ago. eComm is tracking, highlighting and promoting the people and technologies driving this new wave of democratization of telecommunications.
“eComm brings out the visionaries, emergent technologies, real-world startups, cutting-edge academic projects and the VC’s funding these companies, along with views offered by the incumbent telecom players and garage-based hacks to stir the required policy debates and create the ultimate three-day conversation.
“On a personal level, we’re extremely pleased to see the enterprising spirit, enthusiasm and passion that filled last year’s Emerging Telephony (eTel) conference being carried into this year’s Emerging Communications Conference,” Dryburgh said. “We wanted that same energy and enthusiasm to continue, so I’m very pleased that the best people in this space have agreed to speak.”
Speakers for eComm 2008 represent widely diverse points along the spectrum of communications transformation, from household names such as Google, Yahoo!, BT, Twitter, Vodafone, Orange-FT, Intel, Motorola and Skype, to small new entrants such as Thomas Howe Company, Truphone, Vringo, Mobivox, Fonolo and Embarq.
Sponsors include Voxbone, Ribbit, Six Apart, Wireless Grids Corporation, MIR3, NMS Communications and Voxeo.
Attendees may register online at http://www.eCommMedia.com/, where full details about the conference are available.
“eComm is shaping up to be three days of high-energy, jam-packed content from the people who are setting the course to transform the trillion dollar telecommunications industry,” Dryburgh said. “Attendees can expect to participate in the most exciting, groundbreaking communications event this year.”
The Advisory Board assisting Dryburgh in selecting content and speakers for eComm includes:
• Imran Ali, founding partner in Carbon Imagineering;
• Dean Bubley, founder of Disruptive Analysis;
• Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives;
• Martin Geddes, chief analyst at technology consultancy STL Partners;
• Norman Lewis, chief strategy officer at Wireless Grids Corporation;
• Sheldon Renan, principal in technology consultancy Vision & Strategy, LLC;
• Brough Turner, senior VP, chief technology officer and co-founder of NMS Communications; and
• Phil Wolff, CEO of Reef9 Media and managing editor of Skype Journal.
The Computer History Museum is located at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.
Established in 1996, the museum is a public benefit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating computing history. It houses one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world, a collection of more than 13,000 objects, 20,000 images, 5,000 moving images, 4,000 linear feet of cataloged documentation and 5,000 titles or several hundred gigabytes of software. The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age.
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