Enterprise Connect Orlando's Innovation Showcase to Highlight a New Breed of Team Collaboration Solutions

Expanded Innovation Showcase Program Introduces Seven First-Time Exhibitors; Four to Present Live Demos

Mar 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect Orlando, produced by UBM Tech, today announced the seven companies selected to participate in the esteemed Innovation Showcase. The program aims to expand thinking about enterprise unified communications and collaboration by hosting pioneering companies in a dedicated area on the Expo floor and presenting a series of live demonstrations. Enterprise Connect Orlando takes place March 16-19 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center. For more information or to register, visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando.

Enterprise Connect 2015 - March 16-19 - Orlando

The 2015 Innovation Showcase celebrates collaboration, as all winners boast solutions that facilitate improved communications among formal and informal teams and groups. Enterprise Connect attendees may remember the Innovation Showcase from past years as the place to engage with startup companies, but the 2015 program widened its scope to include solutions that have not previously engaged the enterprise communications audience.

The companies selected to participate in the 2015 Innovation Showcase include:

  • Altocloud: facilitates online collaboration with customers and prospects by enabling communications and screen sharing from a Web page
  • Collaboration Squared: supports interoperability of video conferencing, Web collaboration, and phone conferencing on a cloud platform
  • Double Robotics: enables a physical presence for remote participants
  • Fuze: consolidates real-time audio, video and Web conferencing in unified online platform
  • NextPlane: enables granular controls for federation and instant messaging across like or dissimilar UC solutions
  • Phonami: offers automated CRM logging from non-enterprise phones
  • Redbooth: provides task collaboration and secure real-time communications via cloud platform

"The Innovation Showcase brings recognized products and solutions to Enterprise Connect that otherwise might not have made it to the Expo Hall," said Dave Michels, Director of the Innovation Showcase. "By increasing the pool of eligible firms, we guarantee attendees will see some of the most innovative ideas in collaboration. We congratulate all seven winners on their accomplishments."

Each applicant's solution was evaluated based on how it promotes or facilitates collaboration, with additional criteria around the solution's innovation, productivity, and user experience. All participants are first-time Enterprise Connect exhibitors.

All of this year's winners will be present on the Expo floor. Additionally, Fuze, Redbooth, Altocloud, and Double Robotics will present live demonstrations of their products and services in a special session on Monday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Innovation Showcase Director Dave Michels, of TalkingPointz, led the judging process; he was assisted by Kevin Kieller of EnableUC and David Maldow of Let's Do Video.

Enterprise Connect Orlando hosts an expansive Expo Hall, which showcases the entire enterprise communications and collaboration ecosystem, including leading equipment, software and service providers. The three-and-a-half-day conference program features keynote addresses and panels, breakout sessions, and discussions – spanning eight dynamic tracks. To plan your agenda, see the conference schedule here: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/scheduler

Register for Enterprise Connect: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/registration

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About Enterprise Connect
Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise communications and collaboration in North America. Produced by UBM Tech, Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise communications and collaboration hardware, software, systems and services. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, (www.nojitter.com), providing daily blogging and analysis, and it also serves the enterprise communications community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit www.enterpriseconnect.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, and Game and App Developers communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, Dark Reading, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), GTEC, HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com

Enterprise Connect Orlando's Innovation Showcase to Highlight a New Breed of Team Collaboration Solutions

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