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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Self-promotion.... shameless conference circuitry....

Over the next month I'm going to be spending an awful lot of time in darkened rooms full of people talking about SIP, IMS, FMC and all sorts of other wonderful acronyms. Partly this is for research purposes, partly for networking, but I'm also unabashedly commercial and want to use them as platforms for promoting my SIP and IMS Handset Report and consulting services.

While a full list of events I'm attending is here (I'm at the Osney FMC event this week, and the Informa SIP one next week) , I want to draw particular attention to one of the more innovative conferences I've seen for a while - and one to which I can offer a discount to readers of this blog.

On 4-5 Oct I'm going to be 'analyst-in-residence' and a 'stimulus' speaker at a rather different IMS event in London - the IMS Services Industry Brainstorm . Note the "brainstorm".... it's not a typical ‘Death by Powerpoint’ conference, more of a sort of large-scale interactive roundtable-type event.

It's run by the same people that write IMS Insider and linked to their recent ‘Telco 2.0 Report’. While my report looks at the problems around getting IMS-capable end-user devices, this is focused more on the similarly thorny topic of "What IMS-enabled services will (really) make money for operators, and how to implement them?"

Other stimulus presenters at the event are from BT, Global Crossing, GSMA, KPN, LogicaCMG, Lucent, MultiServiceForum, Neuf Telecom, SFR, Siemens, SK Telecom, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, Vodafone & the UMTS Forum.

I'll be covering the Handset issue in depth in my own presentation. The overall brainstorm, though, is looking to re-define the wider commercial vision for IMS. The event is also co-located with the less-techy Telco 2.0 Industry Brainstorm, intended for the corporate strategists.

TO BOOK A PLACE: follow the links above, call + 44 (0) 207 864 9912, or email bookings@telvents.com. Mention 'Disruptive Dean' and you can get a 10% discount off the price.


Anonymous said...

Dean, I've followed your IMS client perspective that basically presumes that these handhelds are rather nonexistant. But isn't this IMS/UMA functionality going to come in the form of middleware that will be integrated into an otherwise fairly normal phone.

I suppose your familiar with the following IMS/UMA client software companies:



Anonymous said...

Is anyone home? Why no response?

Dean Bubley said...

No response because I've been travelling / working / have a life outside of the blog!

And yes, I'm familiar with 4 out of 5 of those companies. I have a briefing with one scheduled for Thursday, and I'm currently at an event run by another not on the list.

At present, there is a range of companies with proprietary IMS middleware "frameworks". Which is fine, except for the fact that with the exception of standardised PoC 1.0, they don't interoperate as there are no standards, nor even standardised operator requirements yet.

Nor are there defined ways of "just integrating" them into "an otherwise fairly normal phone" - this is a hugely complex undertaking, as nobody yet knows what the main IMS usage cases will be, nor how they coexist with the non-IMS apps on the phone (Voice, SMS, downloads, TV etc). Then there's the fact that many of the suggested usage cases implicitly require multi-tasking.

Of course, the network side of IMS doesn't really work either yet....

(UMA and IMS clients on the handset are almost totally separate at present, by the way)

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