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AT&T’s Eric Shepcaro to Keynote at TMC INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006
[January 24, 2006]

AT&T’s Eric Shepcaro to Keynote at TMC INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006

Eric Shepcaro, vice president of business strategy and development for AT&T Inc., will deliver a keynote address today during the TMC INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006. The event is being held Jan. 24-27 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale Fla.

Shepcaro’s address, "Industry Perspective: Next Generation Services," will begin at 4:45 p.m., EST. The keynote is open to all registered attendees and will address next-generation IP communications and collaboration services, including services over IP. 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, INTERNET TELEPHONY Fall 2005 attracted over 7,000 buyers and sellers of IP Telephony products and services to the Los Angeles Convention Center. For this upcoming January show, TMC projects total attendance to exceed 8,500.

“AT&T has been delivering VoIP services to enterprises for nearly a decade. The groundbreaking AT&T CallVantage service remains one of the most recognizable in the VoIP market. The company continues to roll out innovative services for businesses and consumers. I can’t imagine a more appropriate speaker to discuss the bright future of VoIP service offerings than Mr. Shepcaro and AT&T,” said TMC president Rich Tehrani.

As vice president of business strategy and development, Shepcaro serves as AT&T’s chief strategist, leading the company’s transformation from a traditional telecommunications company to a leading integrator of enterprise and application networking solutions.

Shepcaro joined AT&T Business in June 2002 as vice president/GM-application networking & emerging services with responsibilities including managed security and business continuity solutions, metro optical solutions, managed hosting & application management, contact management services, media services, network integration services and networked application portfolios. His team led AT&T’s entry into utility- based computing services.

In March 2004, he assumed the responsibility as the overall transformation officer for AT&T, accountable for programs to build shareholder value and create a framework for the future. These include: network transformation, converged services and business simplification.

“It’s an honor to be part of INTERNET TELEPHONY’s powerful lineup of speakers,” said Shepcaro. “I look forward to sharing our vision of the next-generation of services over IP, including IP-based communications and collaboration services.

In addition to Shepcaro’s appearance, INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 features keynotes by Tom Ridge, CNBC Anchor Ron Insana, and executives from IBM, Cisco, Covad, Aculab, General Motors, Digium, Avaya, Quintum, Nortel, Level 3, NetCentrex, Interactive Intelligence, Time Warner Telecom, AudioCodes, Expedient Systems and Pingtel.

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 Eric Shepcaro’s address can be directed to Mostafa Razzak at 23-31 Communications: (646) 442-3361 or email

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 newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit

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