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.
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