IT Expo moves their fall show to Austin starting September 13 and for me the cloud is where it will be. Cloud Comm, one of the many (maybe too many) co-located conferences at the fall TMCnet shindig is now in its 4th event and for the vetrans like me this event was always the one that was talking about da Cloud well before the rest of IT Expo caught up so don't accept any imposters.
The Cloud Comm event, organized by Larry Lisser and Thomas Howe, both dear friends and peers in VoIP Blogging for sometime is really the place for the cloud telecom ecosystem execs and developers to connect, learn and debate. So if you're a Service Provider, Integrator, VAR or Vendor, get your head out you *&^% and put it up in the cloud. The conference aims for an executive audience and the list from last year's attendees was almost all VP and above - lots of CEO's. We call that a schmoozefest folks.
For this year Lisser and Howe have also built in more audience interaction and really have positioned the Cloud Communications Summit as a separate, sub conference where the attending guests and speakers will want to stay for lunch, mix and mingle at the coffee breaks rather than leave and come back.
Registration/tickets: Full 3 day passes are $449 but there's a bargain basement one day pass ($149) to make this a no-brainer. This should appeal to the locals as well as those trying to take in another sub conference at IT Expo.
Content: The first two days are on the business of cloud comm and the last on the technology of cloud comm.
Don't miss Content: Wednesday there will be an M&A Social Networking Lunch followed by a keynote from a leading analyst.
Here is the web site - www.cloudcommsummit.com.