Enterprise Connect Keynotes to Feature Industry Pioneer Ray Ozzie, Plus Google, Microsoft, Cisco & More

Event Dedicated to Enterprise Communications & Collaboration Technology Returns to Orlando March 7-10

Oct 14, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today announced the full keynote lineup for its March 2016 event. Keynoters will include industry pioneer Ray Ozzie, along with top executives from Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, and Oracle. These industry thought leaders will provide vision and expert insight into trends shaping the enterprise communications space.

Enterprise Connect 2016 will take place March 7-10 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL.

Enterprise Connect is the premier event for enterprise communications and collaboration technology, providing comprehensive analysis, in-depth technical sessions and a glimpse into the newest solutions. Enterprise Connect 2016 will take place March 7-10 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information and to register, visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.

Designed to help IT professionals plan for their next communications and collaboration systems migration, the Enterprise Connect conference program includes a dynamic lineup of Keynotes, General Sessions, workshops, and breakout sessions. Spanning three and a half days, the conference's extensive, in-depth content is organized into seven dedicated tracks:

  • Unified Communications
  • Cloud Communications
  • Mobility
  • Contact Centers
  • Video
  • Management and Security
  • SIP/SIP Trunking

Each of this year's Enterprise Connect keynoters brings a unique background to provide unparalleled insight into the latest trends and groundbreaking shifts in the Unified Communications and Collaboration space. These thought leaders will take the stage to offer their point of view of the industry, drawing from their experiences to help IT/communications professionals make strategic investment decisions.

Enterprise Connect 2016's Full Keynote Lineup:

  • Ray Ozzie – Founder & CEO, Talko Inc.
  • Rowan Trollope – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
  • Zig Serafin – Corporate Vice President, Skype Business Services, Microsoft
  • Douglas A. Suriano – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Oracle Communications
  • Adam Swidler – Head of Solution Strategy, Google Apps for Work
  • Gary E. Barnett – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Engagement Solutions, Avaya

"We're thrilled to welcome such a dynamic group of renowned experts to our keynote stage, addressing the industry's current trends and transitions," said Eric Krapf, Enterprise Connect General Manager. "The industry is in the midst of a profound transition, as communications continues to permeate every aspect of our work and personal lives, and enterprises grapple with the implications of these technical and cultural shifts. Each of our keynoters will be able to deliver unique perspectives on the industry and its exciting future.

"We're especially excited to be able to bring Ray Ozzie to the Enterprise Connect keynote stage to share his vision with our audience," Krapf continued. Ozzie is the creator of Lotus Notes, the pioneering email and collaboration tool, and he served as chief software architect of Microsoft, the company's most senior technical leader.  "Ray Ozzie is one of the legends of our industry, and from Lotus Notes to his latest company, Talko, he has always been in the forefront of innovation. His vision for the next generation of communications and collaboration will be invaluable to our audience."

The event will also host the largest and broadest exhibition focused on systems, software, services and applications – giving attendees a chance to experience the latest tools and innovations firsthand.

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About Enterprise Connect
For more than 25 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, (nojitter.com), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech engages technology professionals live and online through its world-class brands, including Black Hat, InformationWeek, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Dark Reading, HDI, GTEC, Network Computing and Interop. We're dedicated to fostering real engagement by creating environments where the technology industry can make connections, share insights, and network effectively. UBM Tech is the only media company that delivers large-scale industry events, leading online brands and content marketing services serving the Enterprise IT, Information Security, Game Development, Enterprise Communications and Technical Services and Support communities. 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.

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