John Bartlett | Sr. Business Development Director - Advanced & Managed Services, Polycom | Speaker
Location: Osceola 1
Date: Monday, March 7
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
A successful UC implementation depends on the reliable transport of real-time traffic, and reliable real-time transport requires a smoothly functioning network infrastructure. Good design, correct implementation, and ongoing management are critical components of properly functioning UC, but many IT staffs struggle to achieve this golden combination. This 3-hour workshop will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the challenges that stand in the way of success and methods for handling them.
Skype for Business Theatre Presentation
Laura Marx | Sr. Director - Alliance Marketing, Polycom | Speaker
Technology innovation in the collaboration space continues both for inside the conference room and for extending rich communications outside the conference room. Recent examples include innovative extensions of the control experience to BYOD devices, new cameras with intelligent pan-tilt-zoom for speaker tracking, microphone arrays for noise suppression in open work spaces, and products and services to deliver messages in classrooms, town hall meetings, and public product launches. This session will feature 3-4 presenters showing a variety of really new technologies for large and small enterprises as well as government and education. You'll see the latest and greatest for internal and external communications and get a sense of whether they fit your future enterprise needs.
We've all heard about workplace changes. The traditional private office space is shifting towards more open spaces and huddle rooms as teams are more geographically distributed than ever. The question is how can you integrate collaborative technology into the DNA of your business to boost innovation, hone your competitive edge and drive topline and bottom line performance today and into the future. Amy Barzdukas will share some insights into how others are putting people at the center wherever they are and transforming workspace, experience and workflow to adapt to new ways of working that are key to, not only meeting your company objectives, but to creating a true Workplace of the Future today.
David Levin | Director, Information Security and End User Technology, Western Union | Panelist
David Stern | SVP Video Strategy & Product Management, Network Solutions, Bank of America | Panelist
Location: Sun A
Date: Wednesday, March 9
Time: 8:00am - 8:45am
While Skype for Business is an important driving force in today's enterprise communication's world, Microsoft isn't the only player. SIP and H.323 have dominated the video conferencing industry for two decades. Now new entrants have disrupted the market with "Lync integration" innovations, ease of use, and broad functionality stories, while the established leaders have responded with improved solutions that preserve the native experience on both sides of a Lync/Skype for Business connection. This session will explore the options today's enterprises have for integrating Skype for Business to their existing deployments. You'll come away with the understanding you need to craft a strategy for your enterprise.