RIT Hosts 3rd Annual VoIP Conference, May 18

IBM Director of Integrated Communications Services Marisa S. Viveros to speak

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter As technological advances shift the telecommunications industry’s focus from traditional telephony to Internet provider telephony, many questions and challenges exist with changing technology. To address these issues and the state of the industry, Rochester Institute of Technology will host its 3rd annual VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) Conference on Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Co-hosted by RIT’s Golisano College and the College of Applied Science and Technology, the conference features exhibitor presentations, technology demonstrations and industry leading speakers. Highlighting this year’s conference will be the keynote address from Marisa S. Viveros, director of integrated communications services at IBM. The address will take place in the Golisano College auditorium at 9 a.m

Bruce Hartpence, associate professor of networking, security and systems administration and Mark Indelicato, associate professor of telecommunications engineering technology, are once again spearheading the conference. “This year there are three areas that we will be focusing on; business ROI and case studies, VoIP security and VoIP wireless,” says Hartpence. “We’ve also added hands-on activities and demonstrations. This year’s conference has something for everyone—from novice to expert, from open source to traditional vendor solutions."

Adds Indelicato, “The addition of student involvement in this year’s event will give attendees the opportunity to see what the student-learning lab experience at RIT really has to offer.”

The event is open to the public. Registration is $75 and the fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a wine and cheese networking reception. For more information about the day’s agenda, visit http://www.casci.rit.edu/voip or call Tracy Miller at (585) 475-7157.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More than 15,500 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RIT’s 340 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For nearly two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. The Princeton Review features RIT in its 2007 Best 361 Colleges rankings and named the university one of America’s “Most Wired Campuses.” RIT is also featured in Barron’s Best Buys in Education.