Telepresence World 2007 Conference to Feature CEO Roundtable: "Telepresence: What's Next, 1 - 2 Years, 2 - 5 Years"

Steamboat Springs, CO, June 02, 2007 --( Telepresence World 2007, which will be held in San Diego, CA, June 4 – 6, 2007, will feature a unique roundtable discussion on the technology by industry leaders on the first day of the conference. This one-of-a-kind convergence of experts will be filmed and syndicated to the media and throughout the industry over IP. DVDs of the discussion will be available soon after the conference. The theme of the roundtable is, "Telepresence: What's Next, 1 - 2 Years, 2 - 5 Years." Serving as roundtable moderator will be Paul Waadevig, Global Program Director for Conferencing and Collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, a top-tier corporate technology analyst firm. Panelists will include:

* Bob Hagerty – CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Polycom
* Marc Trachtenberg - Chief Executive Officer, Teliris
* Chuck Stucki - Vice President / General Manager, Cisco TelePresence Systems Business Unit
* Tom Szabo – Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, Telanetix
* Aaron McCormack - Chief Executive Officer, BT Conferencing

The roundtable will be held on the University of San Diego campus on Monday, June 4, 2007, from 4:20 – 5:30 PST, in the University’s Manchester Conference Center.

About Telepresence World 2007
“You have to experience it to believe it” is often heard when describing how telepresence works. At the Telepresence World 2007 conference, June 4-6, at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, attendees will be able to do just that--experience live, real-time demonstrations of telepresence technology provided by industry leaders and event sponsors Polycom, Teliris, Cisco, Telanetix, BT, DVE (Digital Video Enterprises), and Masergy. Telepresence, which uses high definition video and audio, large, high-resolution displays, and low-latency networks to offer the most realistic meeting experience possible between people separated by distance, will vastly simplify the way virtual collaboration takes place.

For a complete listing of sessions and speakers, please see:

Media sponsors for Telepresence World 2007 include CXO, CIOIndex, Business Management (bm),, ITSecurity, Vividas, and Business Trend Quarterly (BTQ). Telepresence World 2007 is supported by the Interactive Media & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), the International Society of Presence Research (ISPR), and the Wall Street Technology Association (

About Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Established in 1990, The Hemisphere Group has produced events throughout Asia, India, and the Americas. Their events portfolio includes conferences, seminars, and tradeshows on topics ranging from aerospace to finance. Known today as Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc., they provide expertise in the production and management of events relating to high-technology advancements. (

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