If you’ve ever attended SXSW in Austin, TX… you know that there is a great amount of diversity in the panels submitted and presented. We felt like voice was an area that had been lacking and submitted a few panels this year. If any jump out to you, please follow the link and take a minute or two to submit a vote. Thanks for your support!
We Messed Up – Why Telecom Is All Wrong - click to vote
Users and carriers battling it out over dropped calls and bad service while networks explode all around us. What would the telecom world look like if everyone simply got along? In many ways we’ve moved backwards. All this technology should be better than it is, but why are there still such problems? It’s a strange thing because the technology is here now. What stands in its way is an archaic method of business that has everyone unhappy. Let’s move past today and into the future of all things phone. In this panel you’ll hear from leading innovators in the field of telecom where they’ll explore a world in which customers are happy with their carriers, telephony apps abound and networks are stable. They’ll describe what that looks like and why it’s still possible.
Endurance and Entrepreneurship - click to vote
Where does mental motivation meet physical motivation in the life of an entrepreneur? The qualities best suited for running a company are often the same as any physical fitness training – hard work, dedication, competitive spirit and an all-or-nothing attitude. How does living a healthy, proactive lifestyle make you a better founder, CEO and leader? In this panel we’ll speak with some of today’s most fit CEOs about how physical challenges to their mind and body translate into their company culture and workplace. And more importantly, how being physically and mentally fit is the best way to win out over the competition.
Speak to Me: Plugging Voice into Your Apps - click to vote
Voice apps are exploding and developing at a record pace. The world of tomorrow will mean you interacting with your phone more as a concierge than simply a way to communicate. With invention in areas such as telephony apps, dial tones and whisper technology, come hear what’s next. This panel of leading experts and innovators will take you behind the red curtain to explore the mind-boggling labs and phone projects in development today that you didn’t think were possible. Targeted at a more technical developer crowd, the panel will show examples of apps that are plugged-in to the latest in voice APIs.
You Can’t Do Dat! Innovating Under FCC Regulation - click to vote
Starting up is hard enough already, but what if you are setting up shop in a heavily regulated industry? These can be some of the most lucrative and the most tricky ventures. So, how can entrepreneurs and their technology-based innovation deal with a rulebook constantly getting in their way? In this panel, we’ll explore real-world stories about how startups and innovators succeeded in an environment that was heavily regulated by the FCC. Experts from the telecom and VoIP world will share their advice on how your startup and your technology can handle the red tape and even use it to your advantage. Are you under-innovating because of a fear of regulation? When it seems like all is against you, it may simply be the final hurdle before success.
A Dumb Guy & Smart Guy Explain the Cloud - click to vote
A “dumb” marketing guy and a “smart” technology guy explain the cloud and what it means to you. Two dramatically different points of view help everyone to understand why many apps we use are moving towards the cloud and how it impacts us. Sarcasm will be included.
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