Connecting 9-1-1 During Cloud Migrations

Are you in the process of migrating to the cloud or a UC platform, but worried about breaking access to 9-1-1? Have you already migrated but are holding onto legacy PRI or POTS lines to support 9-1-1? Join Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director at Nemertes Research, and Lydia Runnels, VP of Product Strategy at Bandwidth for practical advice and use cases, including:

  • How cloud and UC migrations can break user access to local 9-1-1
  • Strategies for updating your access to 9-1-1 that reduce costs and simplify administration
  • The importance of capturing user location at the time of a 9-1-1 call
  • How NG911 will impact your 9-1-1 plans
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Featured Speakers

  • Irwin Lazar
    Irwin Lazar
    Vice President and Service Director
    Nemertes Research

    Irwin Lazar manages research operations, develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises numerous enterprise and vendor clients. Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in unified communications and collaboration, covering the collaboration space as an analyst for over 15 years. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Lazar is a blogger for and contributor for writing on topics including IP telephony, UC, cloud, adoption metrics, SDN, SD-WAN, WebRTC, and more. He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect , Interop, and IT Roadmap. His earlier background was in IP network and security architecture, design, and operations where he advised global organizations and held direct operational responsibility for worldwide voice and data networks. Mr. Lazar holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Radford University where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Ordnance Corps. His passion outside of IT is Scouting, where he serves as the Chartered Organization Representative for Boy Scout Troop 1882 in Haymarket, VA and holds outdoor coordination and training roles with the National Capital Area Council. He is a member of the American Legion, the IEEE, and is a lifelong baseball fan.

  • Lydia Runnels
    Lydia Runnels
    Vice President Product Strategy

    Lydia has spent more than 25 years in the telecom sector leading product development, product management and IT including software initiatives for innovative voice, video and 9-1-1 communication solutions. She was formerly Vice President of Product Development and IT for Z Video Relay Service which provides videophone services to the deaf and hard of hearing. She has led the FCC Disability Advisory Council Quality of Service Working Group focused on 9-1-1 improvements and was a member of the MITRE Center of Expertise for Telecommunications Relay Services. In addition, she was formerly Vice President of Research and Development Paradyne Networks and a member of AT&T Bell Labs.

  • Eric Krapf
    Eric Krapf
    GM & Program Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect
    Publisher, No Jitter

    Eric Krapf is General Manager and Program Co-Chair for Enterprise Connect, the leading conference/exhibition and online events brand in the enterprise communications industry. He has been Enterprise Connect’s Program Co-Chair for over a decade. He is also publisher of No Jitter, the Enterprise Connect community’s daily news and analysis website. Eric served as editor of No Jitter from its founding in 2007 until taking over as publisher in 2015. From 1996 to 2004, Eric was managing editor of Business Communications Review (BCR) magazine, and from 2004 to 2007, he was the magazine's editor. Before coming to BCR, he was managing editor and senior editor of America's Network magazine, covering the public telecommunications industry. Prior to working in high-tech journalism, he was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut and Texas.

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