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TeleCon Expo Announced

(August 13, 2001)
Over the past two decades the TeleCon Conference & Expo has developed a history of setting the newest and most innovative technology into motion for those involved in multimedia, conferencing, collaboration, corporate training and e-learning. This year’s Conference & Expo, scheduled for October 22-25, 2001 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, will once again feature the latest technology ideas and solutions.

“There is an increased emphasis being placed on enhanced communications in all business sectors from education to healthcare and the government. TeleCon truly will be the place to gather the most up-to-date information and find the latest application solutions, products and services to gain a competitive advantage,” said Joe Flynn, general manager for Advanstar Communications’ Collaboration & e-learning Group. “Our stellar line up of keynote speakers will give attendees insight to the future of collaborative technology.”

On Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Zachary Patterson, CIO, American Cancer Society will present the opening day keynote address titled, “Distance Equal to Zero.” Mr. Patterson will discuss the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) commitment to conferencing, making it a critical business tool by taking the distance factor of communicating and working together out of the equation. In this presentation, he will discuss why ACS saw a need for advanced conferencing technologies, the successful implementation of the various systems installed and how videoconferencing has increased the efficiency in ACS’ services and cut costs in reduced travel and travel time.

On the second day of the conference there will be two keynote speakers. The first will be Gary L. Yenser, VP, EDS Federal who will discuss “Enabling & Extending Your Enterprise with E-Learning,” beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Yenser will provide insight on how e-learning has become more than an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of education and training services. Following Mr. Yenser at 9:45 a.m. will be Mr. Shunichiro Mishima, VP, Business Development, NTT DoCoMo-USA, who will focus his presentation on “3G: The Future of Wireless Collaboration.” This keynote session will explore the future of how 3G networks will support wireless collaboration in the workplace. Attendees will learn from the one of the leading service providers on how cell phones and PDAs will enhance collaboration, learning, business communications and commerce in the 21st century.

On Thursday, October 23, Andrew Davis, Managing Partner of Wainhouse Research, will moderate a Service Provider Roundtable Panel. This no-holds-barred session will feature Rich Shaw, Sales Center Vice President for AT&T; Paul Berberian, CEO of Raindance; Ken Hayward, CEO of VSPAN; Barry James Folsom, CEO of Placeware; and Jim Mayyasi, CEO, North America of Genesys

This group of industry leaders will go head-to-head on the conferencing and network topics of the day including the future of video, where wireless technology is going, the future of ISDN, the survival of conferencing service providers and much more.

The TeleCon 2001 Conference will consist of several forums including: Conferencing, Collaboration, e-learning, Streaming4Business, Next Generation Service Providers, Telemedicine and Wireless Technologies.

In the Conferencing Forum, attendees will learn from a group of expert end-users as they share successes and roadblocks. Issues such as integrating IP with existing networks and equipment, improving valuable business relationships on the Web and the future of the conferencing industry will be addressed. Attendees participating in the Collaboration Forum, will learn from a group of peers who will discuss the trials and tribulations they faced when choosing the right tools for their organization. Solutions will be presented to help with an enterprises “bottom line” through project collaboration and collaborative design teams.

The e-learning Forum will focus on how to increase efficiency and productivity and save money through e-learning. The courses will focus on implementation strategies, choosing the right technology and developing an ROI model. The Streaming4Business Forum is designed for attendees looking for clear answers about this evolving technology. Participants will learn how streaming technologies are transforming communication within the enterprise.

In the Next Generation Service Providers Forum, a panel of service providers and vendors will discuss the subject of enhanced IP services in today’s deregulated marketplace. Other presentations will also include virtual private networks (VPN), what they are and how to choose them. In the Telemedicine Forum experts will provide insight into telehealth technologies that have been deployed to meet a variety of healthcare education and services needs. The Wireless Forum will demonstrate how the future of wireless applications will enhance conferencing. Hear how enterprise companies are deploying mobile devices to conduct corporate training and communication anytime, anywhere. Sessions will discuss the issues, trends and strategies that are developing in the area of wireless, mobility and conferencing.

In addition to the keynote addresses, conference program and round table discussions with industry leaders from various sectors of the market, the show will feature a broad array of hardware and software solutions. Marking its 21st year, TeleCon Expo has become the industry event covering all aspects of content collaboration and the most current technology available. Sponsoring companies include AT&T Teleconference Services, Initia, Inc., TANDBERG, and Voyant Technologies. For additional information or to register visit or call 800-829-3400 or 218-723-9130.

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