Coffee Talk: The Future of Unified Communications & Teams
Date: Tuesday, April 04 at 11am PT / 2pm ET
Join us live to qualify to receive a $5 Starbucks gift card!*
Unified Communications (UC) finds itself dead center in the middle of a Perfect Storm! Faster, zero-latency communication services are becoming available. The way people work has changed and is still changing even more. Technology providers have clearly embraced the importance of integrating their products to better serve customers. All of this changes the way in which we interface with and use UC. We become more facil with changing from text to call to video and communicating in whichever way we please.
With more and more customers adopting Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) we shouldn’t lose track of another acronym – UC&C. Unified Communications and Collaboration. Microsoft Teams was first introduced as a way to share applications and documents to collaborate in which you could also text message your colleagues. Today it has risen to the upper rightmost corner of the magic triangle as it becomes a complete environment for UC&C expanding beyond the internet by incorporating the public switched telephone network (PSTN) through enterprise-level carrier/partners.
What will come of all this change? With so many elements in flux it becomes difficult to predict what the outcomes will be. In this session, Senior Resultant Howard M. Cohen takes on this excellent challenge and talks about the future UC developments he sees as most likely. Stimulate your imagination to inform your future planning. Join use for a look at the Future of United Communications & Teams.
Here is the AGENDA for the Coffee Talk:
11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
The Future of Unified Communications & Teams
11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m. ET
Our Industry Expert:
Howard M. Cohen, Sr. Resultant, The TechChannel Partners' Results Group
Howard is a 40+ year executive veteran of the Information Technology industry who today writes for and about the IT channel. He’s a frequent speaker at IT industry events that include Microsoft Inspire, Citrix Synergy/Summit, ConnectWise IT Nation, ChannelPro Forums, Cloud Partners Summit, MicroCorp One-On-One, and CompTIA ChannelCon, frequently hosts and presents webinars for many vendors and publications.
John K. Waters, Editor at Large, Redmondmag.com
Our Featured Presenters:
Leon Frankel, Senior Director, Product Management, UC, Vonage
As the director of product management for unified communications at Vonage, Leon manages all aspects of the Vonage Business Communications (VBC) product - Vonage’s cloud based unified communications solution for businesses. He brings to this position his passion for user experience and employing technology to solve complex business problems through innovative, simple, and easy to use products.
*Prize will be distributed to the first 200 attendees who attend the live event for a minimum of 51% of the total presentation. Only valid business e-mail addresses of current employer will be considered. Only eligible for one entry per individual, not per e-mail address. Must be a US resident. No substitutions allowed. False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. No purchase is required. This offer is not valid where prohibited by law. If there is any reason to suspect abuse, fraud, or breach of these terms and conditions, we have the right to void the prize.
Prior to Vonage, Leon held several positions at a healthcare IT startup company that successfully grew into one of the leading vendors in that space. When he’s not working on new products or features, he can be found outside running, biking, or swimming depending on the season and upcoming triathlon events.
Charlie Mirviss, Senior Solutions Engineer, Vonage
Time: 11:00 AM PT