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Europe's Largest Unified Communications and Collaboration Event
UC EXPO is the largest Unified Communications and Collaboration event in Europe. The two day event encompasses the technologies that enable smarter working and a truly connected business.
- UC EXPO Blog: May 24 - UC EXPO 2017 celebrates another record year!
- UC EXPO Blog: May 19 - What Mobile-First Means for Your Organisation
- UC EXPO Blog: May 18 - UC EXPO 2017 concludes with a study of the future of UC and the need for disruption
- UC EXPO Blog: May 17 - Enter Collaboration, AI and the Future Workplace - Day One of UC EXPO
EUROPE'S LARGEST UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS AND COLLABORATION EVENT
Discover the solutions designed to provide flexible ways of delivering, managing and supporting communication that include major UC&C technologies: Cloud, Mobile, Customer, Video, Networks, Collaboration.
UC EXPO takes place on 16-17 May 2018 at ExCeL London.
Wednesday 16 May 2017: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 17 May 2017: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Founder and Chief Prototyper , Kazendi
Max Doelle is the Founder and Chief Prototyper at Kazendi, a lean innovation studio bringing pioneering commercial prototype solutions to a range of different industries.
Kazendi has fast become Europe’s leading HoloLens studio and has created bespoke commercial projects for brands such as Unilever, Allianz and Selligent among others.
As Chief Prototyper, Max works to engage companies by demonstrating the opportunities that come with emerging technologies. Working exclusively with the HoloLens platform, Kazendi delivers innovation on a daily basis for clients looking to break with traditional industry moulds. Kazendi presents companies with a unique opportunity to explore new ground and enhance consumer engagement on an unprecedented level through this new and ground breaking technology.
Ben Hammersley is a leading international consultant futurist and speaker on the networked world. In 2014 he presented the landmark BBC television series, “Cybercrime with Ben Hammersley”. He has authored 5 books including “64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then”. Ben has reported on technology for numerous publications including The Times and the Guardian. He was deputy editor of WIRED magazine and is currently Editor at Large.
Hammersley is an author, futurist and technologist specialising in the effects of the internet and the ubiquitous digital network on the world’s political, cultural and social spheres. He enjoys an international career as a trends and digital expert, explaining complex technological and sociological topics to lay audiences, and as a high-level advisor on these matters to governments and business.
Hammersley’s TV series “Cybercrime, with Ben Hammersley” was broadcast worldwide in 2014 on BBC World News, and in the UK on the BBC News Channel. In this ground-breakng 6 part series, shot in the US, China, Nigeria, the UK and across Europe, Ben investigated the darker side of the internet: from government surveillance and NSA whistleblowers in Washington, to scammers and spammers in Lagos; from hardware hackers in Shenzhen, to cyber-warriors in London.
Hammersley is a Fellow at The Brookings Institute in Washington DC, a fellow at the Robert Schuman School of Advanced Study at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and Innovator-in- Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also a Member of the High Level Group on Media Freedom at the European Commission. Ben is the author of five books, including the acclaimed 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then, which is a guide to the new concepts of the modern world. He is contributing editor of WIRED Magazine and writes regularly for the international media including The Financial Times.
In addition to fellowships from the United Nations, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Art, Hammersley was the UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador to Tech City, the East London district which aims to be Europe’s centre of innovation and the location of choice for tech and digital companies and investors. He also sits on the Tech City Advisory Board. He was also previously Head of Digital at SIX Creative where he was responsible for creating, building and managing an international team dedicated to bringing cutting-edge internet strategy, design, and production to leading fashion and beauty brands worldwide.
President and Principal Analyst , COMMfusion
Blair Pleasant is President & Principal Analyst of COMMfusion LLC and a co-founder of UCStrategies. With over 20 years experience as an industry analyst, she understands the market dynamics and challenges in these areas, and provides an objective perspective and insights to clients.
She is a frequent speaker and participant in industry conferences, webinars, podcasts, and other events to help educate customers, solution providers, channel partners, investors, and others about the evolving Unified Communications and Collaboration and contact center markets.
Ms. Pleasant received a BA degree in Communications from Albany State University, and an MBA in marketing and an MS in Broadcast Administration from Boston University.
VP of Product, Fuze
Michael Affronti is the Vice President of Product at Fuze and works in our New York City office. He oversees our Product Management and Design teams and is responsible for defining a strategic and aggressive product roadmap that aligns with our company's goals of growth, customer satisfaction, and competitive agility.
Michael joined Fuze in January of 2015 via the acquisition of Contactive, big-data startup in NYC, where he ran the Product and Designs team for the previous two years. Prior to Contactive and Fuze, Michael spent 10 years at Microsoft in Seattle, WA, working in Product Development building social collaboration experiences in Lync, Office365, Outlook, Exchange, and Yammer.
Michael is also an instructor at General Assembly where he teaches a Product Management and Entrepreneurship course. He advises several startups in the NYC and Seattle area and blogs about product management, leadership, and productivity on his blog. He holds two U.S. patents and has 13 pending for innovation in the enterprise productivity space.
Head of Technical Partnerships, Red Bull Racing
Al is the Head of Technical Partnerships for Red Bull Racing at their Formula One operation in Milton Keynes, UK.
Al has been with Red Bull Racing for 10 years, during which time, he has managed several large scale PLM and CAD software upgrades, as well as driving the PLM solution forwards and increasing the companies use of advanced design and management technologies.
As Head of Technical Partnerships, Al’s role is to ensure Red Bull Racing maximise their benefits from fostering relationships with the very best Technical and Innovation partners, whilst at the same time, showcasing partners solutions.
A Chartered Engineer, Al has an extensive engineering background, having almost 25 years’ experience starting out as an Aerospace Design Engineer, then moving into Automotive Transmission Design. From CAD Designer and Consultant, Al’s career has seen him move into CAD/CAM and PLM Management and then into the exciting world of Formula One Technical Partnership Management.
Al is a highly experienced presenter, and is a key contact at Red Bull Racing for delivering technical reference visits to key Innovation Partners, in addition to representing Red Bull Racing at corporate and industry events.
In Al’s words, “It’s always an honor to be able to deliver a Red Bull Racing presentation and to be able to share my passion for Formula One, Technology and the fantastic Red Bull Racing Team that has been my home for the past 10 years.”
General Manager i.am+ Israel, iam+
Noam Fine is a serial entrepreneur, currently acting as General Manager at iam+ innovation center in Israel. Under his role Noam is overseeing operations, driving innovation and forming partnerships focused on the integration and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies and experiences.
Noam joined iam+ in late 2015 when iam+ acquired Sensiya, a startup he founded and served as its CEO from inception to acquisition.
iam+ was founded in 2013 by will.i.am - artist, singer, performer 7 times Grammy winner and tech entrepreneur. The company serves as a multi-disciplinary hub, focusing on culture tech: where fashion, style, music and art meet technology.