Enterprise Connect 2018 Announces Keynotes From Amazon Web Services, Cisco & Microsoft

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Oct 25, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise communications, today announces three additional Keynote addresses for 2018: Carlin Wiegner, General Manager, Amazon Web Services; Jonathan Rosenberg, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco; and Bob Davis, Corporate Vice President, Office 365 Engineering, Microsoft.

Enterprise Connect 2018 will take place March 12-15 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL.

In addition, Enterprise Connect announces the return of its highly successful one-day conference-within-a-conference on strategic technology decision-making, Communications & Collaboration 2021.

Enterprise Connect 2018 will take place March 12-15 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information and to register, please visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.

"We're excited to have Amazon Web Services, Cisco, and Microsoft, three of the most important strategic vendors in the enterprise, delivering Keynotes again this year," said Eric Krapf, Enterprise Connect General Manager and Program Co-Chair. "All three companies are at the forefront of the disruptive change that's occurring in the enterprise communications and collaboration space. We're pleased to present our audience with the opportunity to hear these companies' visions for a future that's coming at our industry faster all the time."

Carlin Wiegner, General Manager, Amazon Web Services
As Amazon's General Manager, Wiegner's main responsibility is overseeing Amazon Chime, Amazon's Unified Communication as a Service offering, as well as Amazon Connect, Amazon's Call Center as a Service offering. Prior to joining Amazon, Wiegner held a variety of executive roles at large and small technology firms including CEO and Co-founder of three startups that were acquired. He will take the Keynote stage from 11:30 AM – Noon, Tuesday, March 13.

Jonathan Rosenberg, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
Rosenberg is responsible for the architecture and overall technology direction of Cisco's entire collaboration portfolio. He has personally directed the vision and architecture for Cisco Spark, Cisco's cloud based collaboration platform, across product, cloud architecture, and clients. Prior to rejoining Cisco in 2013, he was Chief Technology Strategist at Skype, where he guided the company's technology strategy. Prior to that, he was a Cisco Fellow, focused on IP collaboration. Rosenberg is most well-known for his primary authorship of the SIP protocol and many of his technologies—including SIP, STUN, TURN, ICE, and SIMPLE—are now the foundations of modern IP telecommunications. In 2015 he was presented with the Ohio University Strowger Award for transformational innovation in the telecommunications industry. Rosenberg will present from the Keynote stage from 10 – 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 13.

Bob Davis, Corporate Vice President, Office 365 Engineering, Microsoft
Davis is responsible for driving Microsoft's growth in Office 365's voice and conferencing services across Teams and Skype for Business, and for ensuring a great Office 365 experience throughout the lifecycle for customers and partners of all sizes. Davis has played an integral part in Office 365 since its inception to becoming a fast growing multi-billion-dollar business--with millions of customers. Davis joined Microsoft in 1993, and prior to helping lead its transformation to the cloud, was responsible for the company's global IT infrastructure including computer systems, datacenters, and networking worldwide.

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

Communications & Collaboration 2021
In addition to the Keynotes, Enterprise Connect announces that it will once again devote a day-long track of conference sessions to the changing environment for strategic decision-making in enterprise communications. This year's program, to be called Communications & Collaboration 2021, takes place on Monday, March 12, and follows on a highly successful version of this conference-within-a-conference launched last year at Enterprise Connect 2017.

"Our strategic technology track included some of the best-attended sessions at the entire event last year," Krapf said. "Our audience was clearly enthusiastic to learn about how today's changing technology environment is likely to affect their decision-making three years out."

The sessions in this conference-within-a-conference reflect the key technology streams that Enterprise Connect covers: Core Communications/Collaboration; Cloud Communications; Video; Contact Center; and Mobility. Forward-looking experts and industry watchers will head up these sessions, delving into the emerging technologies that promise to shape the next wave of strategic decisions that leading enterprises will have to make in 2021.

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About Enterprise Connect
For more than 27 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise 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  and a webinar series. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com/orlando. 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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