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IEC’s C5 World Forum Discusses Carrier IP Networks, Enterprise Needs, Innovation and More in Milan This Month

The International Engineering Consortium brings its global C5 World Forum to Milan this month hosting numerous plenary panels, Hot Seat Sessions, workshops, and more in the Fiera Milano Congressi convention center. In particular, Italtel chairs the plenary panel entitled, “Are Carrier IP Networks Fulfilling the Enterprise Needs and Expectations on the Front of Innovation?”

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CHICAGO – 7 March 2007 – The International Engineering Consortium’s (IEC’s) C5 World Forum will present 200 information and communication technology (ICT) leaders to speak in more than 50 educational sessions at the Fiera Milano Congressi this 26–29 March with Telecom Italia as the official host sponsor.

IEC President John Janowiak commented, “The C5 World Forum focuses on networks and technologies, including convergence and lessons learned from next-generation deployments. Attendance is a requirement for high-technology professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding on ICT implications.”

The C5 World Forum will host numerous plenary panels, including the Thursday plenary panel entitled, “Are Carrier IP Networks Fulfilling the Enterprise Needs and Expectations on the Front of Innovation?”

Chaired by Roberto Zuccolin, Head of Marketing and Communication at Italtel, this plenary panel will be introduced by a keynote address by Professor Pennarola (SDA Bocconi University) based on the presentation of the mid-term results of three years of research on VoIP services diffusion and expectations in the Italian market.

Mr. Zuccolin stated, “We are excited to participate in the C5 World Forum here in Milan. Our six panelists will analyze the latest industry trends and most recent market developments in VoIP and Managed Services evolution and we look forward to sharing our thoughts with the entire audience. Italtel has teamed up with Bocconi University and top representatives from analysts, service providers and enterprises in order to build up a panel capable of analyzing how the current and new service providers' offers for the enterprise customers, are matching actual needs and expectations of this market segment."

The panel will host speeches by top representatives from service providers and big European enterprises and members of the audience will learn of their real-world experiences in moving toward IP solutions.

Panelists include Jeremiah Caron, Vice President, Analysis, Current Analysis; Massimo Intorrella, Executive Vice President, Market Innovation, Domestic Fixed Services Division, Telecom Italia; Roberto Mastropasqua

Research Director, Telecommunications, Internet and Media, IDC Italy; Massimo Messina, Chief Technology Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo; Ferdinando Pennarola, Professor of Organization and Management of Information Systems, SDA Bocconi and Università Bocconi; and Joaquin Sevilla, Large Enterprise Marketing, Orange Spain.

This plenary panel will take place on Thursday, 29 March at 9:00 a.m. and is open to all industry professionals with an Exhibits PLUS pass. The complimentary exhibits plus pass grants full access to the plenary panels, the exhibition floor, TecPreview presentations, networking receptions, keynote addresses, and the Hot Seat session. The Exhibits PLUS pass is available at www.iec.org/events/2007/c5/register.

Visit www.iec.org/events/2007/c5/index.html  for complete information on the C5 World Forum or contact Lisa Reyes at lreyes@iec.org

About the C5 World Forum
The C5 Network World Forum (Customer-Centric Converged Communication and Content), focused on networks and technologies, emerged from the need to move beyond the digital networked economy to focus more intently on the implications of network convergence of communications and its role in shaping personalized content and communications for customers.

Previously known as the 21st Century Communications World Forum, the forum premiered in 2005, drawing more than 2,000 registrants eager to discuss the latest advances in the move toward customer-centric information and communications technologies. The 2006 show in London, England, which saw a 75 percent increase in registration over the 2005 forum, analyzed the business and technology requirements for making convergent IP communications a reality in today's world on a carrier scale.

The premiere of the C5 Network World Forum will take place in the Fiera Milano Congressi in Milan, Italy, from 26–29 March 2007. Telecom Italia will be the forum's official host sponsor. For more information, visit www.iec.org/events/2007/c5.

About the IEC
A nonprofit organization, the IEC is dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.

In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free, on-line educational program. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have a substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.

More than 70 leading high-technology universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. The IEC also manages the activities of the Enterprise Communications Consortium. Please visit www.iec.org.

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