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Avaya CEO Louis D'Ambrosio Uses Interop Keynote to Highlight the Business Opportunities Enabled by Intelligent Communications

Avaya CEO Louis D'Ambrosio Uses Interop Keynote to Highlight the Business Opportunities Enabled by Intelligent Communications

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Louis D'Ambrosio, president and CEO of Avaya Inc. , a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, will use his May 23 keynote address during Interop Las Vegas to highlight the business opportunities enabled by intelligent communications.

Scheduled for May 20-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Interop Las Vegas is a leading trade show focused on the information technology industry. Avaya will exhibit at the show and is the IP telephony provider for InteropNet - the multivendor, high-speed voice and data network serving exhibitors and attendees.

"With the shift to IP communications now past the tipping point, we are on the threshold of two major opportunities," D'Ambrosio said. "One is the speed and efficiency gains available when we link voice, email and other types of communications platforms so they can interoperate seamlessly. The other opportunity is found when we embed intelligent communications capabilities into core business processes - helping organizations reach significantly higher levels productivity and responsiveness."

In addition to D'Ambrosio, four other Avaya executives and an Avaya customer also will speak at the conference and share their expertise:

-- Keynote Address. Wednesday, May 23, 1 p.m. -- Louis D'Ambrosio, Avaya president and CEO. -- Future of the Phone and other Endpoints. Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. -- Geoffrey Baird, Avaya vice president and general manager, Appliances, Mobility & Small Systems Division. -- VoIP User Forum Panel. Tuesday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. -- Avaya customer J.P. Ayache, director of telecommunications, Wynn Las Vegas. -- Creating Competitive Advantage through Intelligent Open Convergence, sponsored by Foundry Networks. Tuesday, May 22, 10:15a.m. - Eric Rossman, Avaya vice president, developer relations and technical alliances and Bob Schiff, Foundry Networks vice president and general manager, Enterprise Business Unit. -- Planning for Application Development. Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. -- Ajay Kapoor, Avaya director, Enterprise Communications Practice. -- Sourcing Technologies. Wednesday, May 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Mike Massey, Avaya vice president, Global Managed Services. -- Unified Communications: What's Available Now. Wednesday, May 23, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. -- Mary Dunlop, Avaya senior vice president, Unified Communications Product Management. -- Innovative VoIP Technologies and Solutions Bubbling Up from the SMB. Wednesday, May 23, 3:45-4:45 p.m. - Dave Sullivan, Avaya sales vice president, Peer to Peer Business. Avaya analysis tools help to ensure top performance for InteropNet

In addition to being the IP telephony provider for the InteropNet, Avaya is helping to ensure top performance for this multivendor, high-speed voice and data network serving Interop exhibitors and attendees. Avaya plans to deploy its Converged Network Analyzer tool that addresses the wide-area network variability that can impact real-time communications and business applications. The Avaya tool improves reliability by continually monitoring the wide-area network, assessing the bandwidth needs of individual applications and optimizing performance. As a result, the InteropNet can be optimized for IP telephony, data and video traffic.

Avaya to Showcase Intelligent Communication Solutions

In Booth 1048 on the show floor, Avaya will showcase intelligent communications solutions that can help businesses transform their operations:

-- Avaya IP Telephony. New IP-based branch office solutions will be featured, including the recently announced Avaya IP Office 500 platform for small and medium businesses. -- Avaya Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya will highlight new solutions and services that embed communications into core business processes so organizations can respond faster, smarter and more effectively in today's "always on" world. -- Avaya Unified Communications. Mobility applications and click-to- communicate capabilities will be on display - highlighting how unified access to communications can improve worker productivity, especially for those who travel or work remotely. -- Avaya Contact Centers. Avaya will demonstrate industry-leading contact center solutions based on an open, distributed architecture, including the Avaya Customer Interaction Suite and new Avaya IQ analysis tools. -- Avaya Partner Pavilion. Avaya's booth also will feature partner companies offering Avaya-compatible solutions, including: Acme Packet, AT&T, Extreme Networks, IBM, Lenovo, Meru Networks, Polycom, Proxim and Samsung Electronics. -- Wireless Integration from Sprint and Avaya. At the Sprint booth #837, Sprint and Avaya will provide live demonstrations of Wireless Integration, a leading-edge, fixed mobile convergence solution that extends the functionality of Avaya Communication Manager IP telephony software to Sprint PCS mobile phones. About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500 (R), use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com/.

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