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[ July 18, 2023 by Rob Kurver 0 Comments ]

Ample Accommodation Choices for CASA23 Attendees in Vibrant Amsterdam

As the anticipation for our CASA23 event reaches fever pitch, we want to ensure your stay in Amsterdam from September 18th to 20th, 2023, is as comfortable and memorable as the event itself. This year, the city known for its artistic heritage, extensive canal system, and narrow houses, will be hosting an array of passionate minds at our CASA23 event.

However, as we all know, an unforgettable experience isn’t solely built on the event you’re attending – your choice of accommodation is just as integral. We’ve curated a list of hotels close to our event location, each offering something unique, from traditional Dutch charm to modern luxury, helping to cater to diverse preferences and budgets.

Please note, all attendees are responsible for organizing their own stay. While we have provided a list of suggestions below, remember that Amsterdam offers a vast selection of accommodation options in a range of price categories. Feel free to explore more options that best suit your requirements.

Now, let’s take a look at some options:

1. Hotel Arena: Nestled in the Oosterpark, Hotel Arena is housed in a magnificent 19th-century building that blends history and contemporary design. You can find more about them on their website.

2. The Manor Amsterdam: Once a city hospital, this building has now been transformed into a stylish hotel located in Amsterdam East. Discover more on their website.

3. Pillows Hotel: Pillows is right next door to the KIT – Royal Tropical Institute. Its architecture is a magnificent blend of an original Dutch colonial exterior with a warm and welcoming interior. Visit their website for more details.

4. The Generator Amsterdam: This design-led hostel located in the up-and-coming eastern side of the city, offering shared and private accommodations. Learn more about them on their website.

5. Quentin Zoo Hotel: Located near the Artis Zoo, the Quentin Zoo hotel ensures a comfortable stay and offers easy access to Amsterdam’s key highlights. More about them can be found on their website.

6. Casa Hotel: Hotel Casa boasts large, modern rooms and a variety of communal spaces, providing a comfortable base for all guests. Visit their website to know more.

7. Volkshotel: The hotel is not just a place to sleep but a place where people meet, work, eat, drink, dance and more. More details can be found on their website.

8. Hotel The Exchange: An independent fashion hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Rooms range from 1 to 5 stars providing a choice to suit various budgets. More details can be found at their website.

9. The Hoxton, Amsterdam: This hotel offers canal side living for modern travelers. With comfortable rooms inspired by the city’s history, it’s a space where you can eat, sleep, work and play. Find out more on their website.

10. Sir Adam Hotel: This hotel is located in the first eight floors of the A’DAM Toren and offers a unique artistic experience. Visit their website for more information.

11. INK Hotel Amsterdam: This hotel, situated in the heart of Amsterdam, offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the city. Check out their website.

12. Pulitzer Amsterdam: This hotel combines historical charm with modern comfort in its uniquely arranged 25 restored canal houses. For more information, visit their website.

13. The Flying Pig Downtown: For those on a tighter budget, this popular and fun-filled hostel offers dormitory-style accommodations in the heart of the city. Find out more on their website.

Each of these hotels brings its own unique charm and allure, promising a stay that complements the excitement of the CASA23 event.

As we gear up to welcome you to this extraordinary gathering, we are thrilled at the prospect of sharing these unforgettable days with you. Amsterdam is ready to embrace you with its warmth, and we can’t wait to see you at CASA23 from September 18th to 20th.

Happy travels and see you soon!

[ July 10, 2023 by Rob Kurver 0 Comments ]

A Deep Dive Into the Four Pillars of CASA23

In our mission to foster growth and innovation within the Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS) industry, we’ve identified four key drivers: Telco, SME, UCCaaS, and AI. These are the growth pillars extensively discussed in the recent ‘State of CPaaS’ report, which also underpin the upcoming CPaaS Acceleration Alliance event’s program.

Monday Afternoon: The Telco Special

Our event’s intellectual journey will commence with a focus on Telco’s API transformation – and a dash of Messaging (CPaaS 1.0). The Telco sector’s evolution, driven by innovation and competition, continues to shape the CPaaS industry. We’ll explore the challenges, opportunities, and strategies involved in the integration of advanced communication capabilities into applications, while also delving into the interplay with messaging capabilities.

Tuesday: A Jam-Packed Day with SME, UCCaaS, and AI

The momentum builds on Tuesday afternoon, where we’ll transition into discussing the role of SMEs, UCCaaS, and AI in the CPaaS landscape.

SMEs have emerged as significant players, leveraging CPaaS to optimize their communication systems and customer interactions. We’ll examine how CPaaS empowers SMEs to punch above their weight in increasingly competitive markets, and the role of both low-code/no-code platforms and channel partners.

Meanwhile, UCCaaS (Unified Communication and Collaboration as a Service) represents a holistic approach to enterprise communication. As workplaces become more distributed, UCCaaS offers a unified solution for teams to collaborate effectively, regardless of their geographical locations. Expect in-depth discussions about the challenges and opportunities in adding flexibility through CPaaS in various industries.

Finally, AI’s role in the future of CPaaS is undeniable. We’ll explore the applications of AI in automating and enhancing communication services, from chatbots to sophisticated analytical tools. Participants can anticipate engaging discussions about the innovative ways AI is driving CPaaS to new heights.

Tuesday Morning: All Subjects In Keynotes

Tuesday morning will serve as a melting pot of ideas where all subjects will be interwoven into the keynote speeches. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear insights from industry leaders who will shed light on how these four tracks are intricately connected and are driving the CPaaS evolution.

Wednesday: An Exclusive Day for Members

Our event culminates on Wednesday with a members-only day featuring working group sessions dedicated to deep-dives into each of the four tracks again. It’s an opportunity for Alliance members to collaborate, share insights, and strategize the future of CPaaS, shaping the direction of these four growth drivers in the coming years.

Conclusion: A Comprehensive Exploration of CPaaS

As we navigate the evolving landscape of CPaaS, our event’s program offers a comprehensive exploration of the industry’s key growth drivers. By understanding these four tracks, we equip ourselves to better foster innovation, encourage collaboration, and drive the continued growth of CPaaS. We look forward to welcoming you to the CPaaS Acceleration Alliance event, where together we will shape the future of CPaaS.

[ July 8, 2023 by Rob Kurver 0 Comments ]

CASA23: A Gathering of Minds at the Historic Royal Tropical Institute

We are thrilled to announce the first in-person event of the CPaaS Acceleration Alliance, set to take place from September 18-20 in the breathtaking city of Amsterdam. As an essential confluence of the CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) community, this gathering promises to be an extraordinary blend of innovative ideas, insightful discussions, and networking opportunities. With four dedicated tracks of content – Telco, SME, UCCaaS, and AI – we intend to explore the full spectrum of the CPaaS 3.0 industry, from technological advancements to new market trends.

A Tribute to Our First Gold Sponsors and Members

We’re especially proud to acknowledge our first Gold Sponsors, AD Little, KPN and Radisys, whose invaluable support has been instrumental in orchestrating this event. All of them will feature prominently in our keynote presentations, sharing their experiences and visions for the CPaaS landscape. Their contributions exemplify the power of collaboration within our Alliance, and for that, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Indeed, each one of our members plays a critical role in shaping the CPaaS Acceleration Alliance. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all 50+ members for their continuous commitment and engagement. Your combined expertise and energy fuel the advancement of our collective mission.

Embracing the Historical Venue: The Royal Tropical Institute

The event will unfold in the heart of Amsterdam at the Royal Tropical Institute, a venue steeped in a rich history of research, education, and cultural collections. This awe-inspiring location, with its impressive architecture and scholarly ambiance, serves as the perfect backdrop for an event dedicated to exploring the frontiers of technology and communication.

Join Us in Amsterdam: Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

As we prepare for this unique gathering, we encourage you all to register for the event at the earliest convenience. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn from industry thought-leaders, network with fellow CPaaS enthusiasts, and discover the latest industry advancements. Moreover, we’d like to remind potential sponsors that there are still openings available. By becoming a sponsor, you get the chance to showcase your brand, demonstrate your commitment to the CPaaS community, and contribute to the success of this inaugural event. Explore our range of sponsorship options on our website at and join us in this grand celebration of the CPaaS realm.

In closing, whether you’re a member, a sponsor, or a passionate participant, we look forward to welcoming you in September for an unforgettable experience. The CPaaS Acceleration Alliance event isn’t just about exploring the technological landscape; it’s about building a shared vision for our future. Together, we’ll ignite conversations, inspire innovation, and shape the direction of CPaaS for years to come. See you in Amsterdam!

Wooden signpost – code of conduct (ethics, respect, code, honesty, integrity).
[ July 5, 2023 by Rob Kurver 0 Comments ]

CASA23 Event – Code of Conduct


We are dedicated to providing a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for all participants at CASA23. This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for behavior from all sponsors, attendees, speakers, volunteers, and staff involved in our event.

Expected Behavior

  • Treat all participants with kindness, respect, and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal or written comments that harm an individual or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or profession.
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides).
  • Unwanted physical contact or sexual attention.
  • Disruptive behavior during presentations or at other event venues.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop such behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the event without warning or refund.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations of this Code of Conduct, please contact event organizers immediately. All reports will remain completely confidential.

Remember, by fostering a respectful and inclusive environment, we can ensure the event is enjoyable and beneficial for everyone. This Code of Conduct applies both within event venues and in public spaces when an individual is representing the event.

The organizers reserve the right to revise this Code of Conduct at any time without notice and to apply their interpretation of the code in all instances. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.