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Avaya Executive to Keynote INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006
[January 11, 2006]

Avaya Executive to Keynote INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006

Lawrence Byrd, Director of IP Telephony and Mobility Solutions, to Address Leading VoIP Conference in Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
NORWALK, CT (January 11, 2006) -- Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®) announces today that Lawrence Byrd, Director of IP Telephony and Mobility Solutions for Avaya, has agreed to deliver a keynote address at its INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006, January 24-27, 2006 at the Fort Lauderdale–Broward County Convention Center.

Mr. Byrd’s address, which is open to all registered attendees, will take place Wednesday, January 25th at 8:30am 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 Conference & EXPO in Los Angeles 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. Byrd helps drive the definition and communication of Avaya’s solution strategy. He has over twelve years of telephony, CRM and contact center experience and over twenty-five years of advanced software and Internet experience. With that background, his vision about the future of VoIP in enterprise and contact center communications will undoubtedly help the audience at his address better formulate their own effective VoIP strategy,” explained Rich Tehrani, TMC president and conference chairman for INTERNET TELEPHONY.
“IP Telephony is maturing into the ‘value-add’ stage,” said Lawrence Byrd, director IP Telephony and Mobility, Avaya. “By integrating communications with business applications and processes, companies can create business models that break new ground in customer service and operational effectiveness.”
In addition to Lawrence Byrd’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, Covad, 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 Lawrence Byrd’s address can be directed either to Mostafa Razzak at 23-31 Communications: (646) 442-3361 or email; or to Deb Kline, Avaya media relations at 908-953-6179 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 newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit

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