Enterprise Connect Unveils Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft Executives as Keynote Speakers

Conference-within-a-Conference to Answer: "Is WebRTC Ready for Prime-Time?"

Dec 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today announces Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft are among the keynoters at Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise communications and collaborations systems, software and services, taking place March 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, FL. For more information or to register, visit:  enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.

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"Designed to help IT, communications and collaboration decision makers maximize their investment in systems, software and services, Enterprise Connect will analyze the effect of new solutions on business processes and employee productivity," said Fred Knight, Enterprise Connect General Manager.  "Our keynoters represent the leading industry suppliers, and are uniquely suited to assess the benefits and challenges of emerging options in the Unified Communications market, such as WebRTC, Cloud services, mobility and video."

The current keynote line-up includes:

  • Avaya's Kevin Kennedy, President & CEO
  • Cisco's Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group
  • Microsoft's Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President for Lync & Skype Engineering

Enterprise Connect also will present a full-day WebRTC Conference on Monday, March 17. WebRTC is a still emerging technology that enables a browser-based approach to real-time voice and video, and very few enterprises have experience with it. The conference-within-a-conference uncovers the question, "is WebRTC ready for prime time?" The six sessions will address technical obstacles to deployment, include hands-on tutorials and host a panel of WebRTC innovators. Analysts, vendors and consultants will all weigh in on how WebRTC's future will evolve.

Enterprise Connect includes eight tracks of conference programming focused on communication and collaboration technology and management issues. The Expo will feature more than 150 providers of enterprise communications applications, software and services. Diamond sponsors currently include: Avaya, Blackberry, Cisco, Crestron Electronics, Dolby, Microsoft, NEC Corporation and Unify.

About Enterprise Connect
Enterprise Connect is 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, (http://www.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 http://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 Electronics, Security, Enterprise Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, Interop, and Light Reading. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. 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; follow us on Twitter at @UBMTech.


For further information: Jamie Porter, jamie.porter@ubm.com, 415.947.6306