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Inter-Tel Exec Jeff Ford to Keynote INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006
[January 09, 2006]

Inter-Tel Exec Jeff Ford to Keynote INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006

NORWALK, CT (Jan. 9, 2006) -- Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®) announces today that Jeffrey T. Ford, Division President and Chief Technology Officer of Inter-Tel Incorporated, has agreed to deliver a keynote address at its INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006, which is scheduled for January 24-27, 2006 at the Fort Lauderdale–Broward County Convention Center.

Mr. Ford’s address, which is open to all registered attendees, will take place Friday, January 27th at 11:30am EST. Registration for the conference is now open at

INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, held since 1999, is the world’s largest and best-attended VoIP trade show. Last October, TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY attracted over 7,000 buyers and sellers of IP Telephony products and services. For this upcoming January show, TMC projects total attendance to exceed 8,500.

Mr. Ford began his career with Inter-Tel in 1983, while still in his senior year at Arizona State University. Beginning in 1996, Mr. Ford led Inter-Tel's entry into convergent technology with patented VoIP technology. Mr. Ford’s work progressed through engineering management and, in 1997 he was named Chief Technology Officer. In 1998, he was additionally named president of Inter-Tel Integrated Systems, Inter-Tel’s development, production and wholesale distribution arm.

“The Internet Telephony Conference is rapidly growing in stature as one of the most comprehensive and educational events surrounding Voice over Internet Protocol technology,” said Ford. “I am grateful for the invitation to come to Florida and share Inter-Tel’s perspective and vision regarding VoIP, and to discuss where we see the technology heading over the course of the next year.”

In addition to Jeff Ford’s appearance, INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 features keynotes by Tom Ridge, CNBC anchor Ron Insana and executives from IBM, Cisco, AT&T, Aculab, General Motors, Digium, Avaya, Covad, Quintum, Nortel, Level 3, NetCentrex, Interactive Intelligence, Pingtel, AudioCodes, Citrix Systems and Expedient Systems.
Registration for the conference and trade show is now open: Vendors interested in exhibiting or sponsoring should contact Dave Rodriguez immediately at 1-203-852-6800, ext. 146 or e-mail

Press inquiries regarding Jeff Ford’s address can be directed to Mostafa Razzak at 23-31 Communications: (646) 442-3361 or email

About TMC®
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions, Internet Telephony, SIP Magazine and IMS Magazine; as well as the digital publications, Speech-World, WiFI Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, IPTV Magazine and WiMAX Magazine. TMC also produces TMCnet, the world’s leading communications and technology Web site. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, The VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. TMCnet, ranked among the top 2,500 Web sites in the World by, publishes more than 20 topical online

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