Enterprise Connect Announces Addition of Amazon Web Services VP Gene Farrell to Robust 2017 Keynote Lineup

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Feb 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise communications, today announces that Gene Farrell, Vice President of Enterprise Applications at Amazon Web Services (AWS), will join its 2017 Keynote lineup. Farrell takes the Keynote stage on Tuesday, March 28, 11:30 AM – Noon.

Enterprise Connect 2017 will take place March 27-30 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information and to save with Early Bird registration, please visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.

"Having Amazon Web Services address the Enterprise Connect audience for the first time ever, reinforces that our industry is continuing to expand in new directions, offering new choices and challenges for enterprise communications decision-makers," said Eric Krapf, Enterprise Connect General Manager and Program Co-Chair. "Enterprise Connect is focused on helping enterprises evaluate those choices and make the best decisions for today and the next generation within their organizations. We're excited to add AWS to the Enterprise Connect 2017 Keynote lineup."

As a Vice President at Amazon Web Services, Gene Farrell leads a variety of services in the enterprise computing space including the recently announced Amazon Chime, a communication service, Amazon WorkSpaces, a cloud based desktop service, Amazon WorkDocs, a file management and collaboration service, Amazon WorkMail, a business email service, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Windows, Amazon's computing infrastructure service for Microsoft workloads.

Prior to joining Amazon in 2012, Farrell spent more than 20 years at The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of sales, marketing, and general management roles. He last served as Vice President & General Manager of Coca-Cola Freestyle Worldwide, where he led the creation and commercialization of Coca-Cola Freestyle, an award winning new beverage dispensing technology referred to as the "iPod of soda machines."

Farrell joins Enterprise Connect's previously announced Keynote lineup that includes:

  • Jens Meggers, PhD, Sr. Vice President and General Manager Cloud Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
  • Ron Markezich,  Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office 365
  • Jeff Lawson, Founder, CEO & Chairman, Twilio

Learn more about the Enterprise Connect Keynotes here: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/conference/keynotes

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 25 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, (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. 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 ubmamericas.com.


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