Six Finalists Selected for 2017 Best of Enterprise Connect Award Honoring Enterprise Communications & Collaboration Innovation

BroadSoft, Cisco, Genband, Plantronics, Polycom & Vonage recognized as 2017 award finalists

Feb 9, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration, today announced six finalists for its prestigious 2017 Best of Enterprise Connect Award. The award recognizes exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements within the enterprise communications and collaboration industry. The winner will be announced onsite at Enterprise Connect 2017 during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Enterprise Connect 2017 will take place March 27-30 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information and to register, visit:

A judging panel of industry experts carefully reviewed more than 50 entries and selected the six most innovative products. The 2017 Best of Enterprise Connect finalists are:

BroadSoft: BroadSoft Business provides an integrated portfolio of enterprise-ready cloud PBX, UC, team collaboration, and contact center applications

Cisco: Spark Board 55 is a cloud- and touch-based team collaboration device that combines wireless presentation, digital whiteboarding, and video conferencing while providing connectivity to the Cisco Spark service for continuous workflow

Genband: UC client focused on dynamic integration of applications

Plantronics: Plantronics Manager Pro v3.9 analytics suite provides operational, historical, and contextual data on voice interactions and headset usage patterns

Polycom: EagleEye Director II is an in-room smart camera featuring active speaker technology and picture-in-picture room display, plus data analytics

Vonage: The Nexmo Voice API, integrated with Vonage's carrier-grade network, enables development of  high-quality contextual voice applications in the cloud

"These finalist selections are indicative of the advancing state of enterprise communications and collaboration, with development priorities placed on improving the user experience, easing deployment, facilitating integration, and enabling data-driven decision making," said Beth Schultz, Enterprise Connect program co-chair and No Jitter editor. "Each year these awards honor the companies pushing through to the future and we're excited to see this year's list of finalists continue that trend with a range of such impressive products."

Leading up to the event, the Best of Enterprise Connect judging panel will hold briefings with each of the finalists to learn more about their solutions. A winner will then be selected and awarded on the Enterprise Connect Keynote stage on Wednesday, March 29, at 9:00 a.m.

2017 Best of Enterprise Connect Judges:

  • Robin Gareiss, President and Founder, Nemertes Research
  • Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research
  • Marty Parker, Principal Consultant, UniComm Consulting, and Co-founder, UCStrategies
  • David Stein, Principal, Stein Technology Group

Enterprise Connect 2017
Enterprise Connect will return to Orlando in 2017, bringing together enterprise communications professionals of all levels for an extensive three-and-a-half-day Conference focused on maximizing attendees' investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps, and networks. The event will feature Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Networking Opportunities and more, spanning nine tracks encompassing the major technology streams in the industry.

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 26 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration 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, (, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter and a Webinar Series. For more information, visit Enterprise Connect is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit


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