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  • Connecting the workplace, mobile-first Julien Codorniou  |   Facebook  |   Tue 19th Apr 12:00 - 12:30

    Keynote Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 12:00 to 12:30

    Connecting the workplace, mobile-first

    At work there is often too many details, audiences, devices, languages and time zones, and it can be difficult to collaborate or share information with the people that matter. Everyone looks for quicker or simpler ways to work together and share information, especially on mobile. Julien will discuss the needs of the always-mobile worker and what Facebook is doing to solve that.

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    Julien Codorniou Julien Codorniou View Profile
  • Skype for Business Cloud PBX – The Right Deployment Model for You Tom Arbuthnot  |   Modality Systems  |   Tue 19th Apr 12:40 - 13:10

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 12:40 to 13:10

    Skype for Business Cloud PBX – The Right Deployment Model for You

    From December 2015, Skype for Business Cloud PBX became available globally, allowing you to run full Skype for Business PSTN services in the Office 365 Cloud. It can be deployed as either as a 100% cloud service, or as a hybrid with on premise servers and gateways. In this session we will cover in detail the Skype for Business deployment models, from 100% cloud, to hybrid to 100% on premise, what features are available in each model and understand what business and service factors will influence your deployment decisions.

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    Tom Arbuthnot Tom Arbuthnot View Profile
  • Evolving Best Practices for UC Solution Implementations J.R. Simmons  |   COMgroup, Inc.  |   Tue 19th Apr 12:40 - 13:10

    Communications Network, Analytics & Security Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 12:40 to 13:10

    Evolving Best Practices for UC Solution Implementations

    The old methodologies for implementing telephony systems do not work well for a UC solution.  This session will explore the strategies and options for planning, preparation, budgeting, integration, testing, training, cutover, and project acceptance.  A well-known research firm determined that only 43% of all UC system implementations are judged satisfactory by the users – and poor implementation practices account for much of the distress.  Learn what is becoming the best practice for quality results and avoid being part of the dissatisfied majority.

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    J.R. Simmons J.R. Simmons View Profile
  • PANEL: Future of Communications Security Panel  |   Tue 19th Apr 12:40 - 13:40

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    Tue 19th Apr 12:40 to 13:40

    PANEL: Future of Communications Security

    The VOIP network is revolutionising communications but it also provides an increased attack surface. VoIP networks are vulnerable to many forms of common network attacks and devices that support these infrastructures are also vulnerable to similar issues. Whether its SIP Scan, brute force breaches, TFTP attacks or something else entirely it is crucial you understand the evolving threat landscape and harness the latest technologies and best practices to secure your network. This major keynote session is a rare opportunity to hear from three absolutely world class communications security experts who will share their experience, expertise and vision for the future of communications security.

    Chair: Paul Fisher, PAC UK
    Panelists:
    Joe Cudby, Level 3 Communications
    Paul Barker, Unify
    Jules Pagna Disso, Nettitude

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    Joe Cudby Joe Cudby View Profile
    Jules Pagna Disso Jules Pagna Disso View Profile
    Paul Barker Paul Barker View Profile
    Paul Fisher Paul Fisher View Profile
  • WebRTC – A Failure or Pivotal for Real-Time Collaboration? Gethin Liddell  |   CaféX Communications  |   Tue 19th Apr 13:20 - 13:50

    Communications Network, Analytics & Security Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 13:20 to 13:50

    WebRTC – A Failure or Pivotal for Real-Time Collaboration?

    From incomplete standards to incompatibility with popular browsers, WebRTC in many people’s minds has failed to live up to the hype of plugin-less real-time communications for Web (and mobile) applications. Enterprises also cite other adoption inhibitors, such as lack of a compelling business case, architectural complexity and scaling implications for multi-party video conferencing.

    In response, this session focuses on new approaches that augment WebRTC to deliver business value within employee collaboration and customer experience workflows. Through real-world examples, attendees will discover how WebRTC can play a pivotal role in companies’ digital engagement strategies.     

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    Gethin Liddell Gethin Liddell View Profile
  • 4g0t your Pa55word? - How safe are your devices? [Live Hack] Dan McLoughlin  |   Vasco Data Security  |   Tue 19th Apr 14:00 - 14:30

    Communications Network, Analytics & Security Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 14:00 to 14:30

    4g0t your Pa55word? - How safe are your devices? [Live Hack]

    Not a day goes by without some major brand being in the news because they got hacked. But how do these hacks really happen?  
    Based on 3 real life scenarios, VASCO’s Dan McLoughlin will show you how easy it is for an average Joe to crack a password with $500 worth of software available on the internet. After this session you will better understand why it’s essentially that more advanced forms of authentication should be a key focus for IT security departments

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    Dan McLoughlin Dan McLoughlin View Profile
  • Contextual & App-Embedded Communications: The next stage of integration for the enterprise Dean Bubley  |   Disruptive Analysis  |   Tue 19th Apr 14:00 - 14:30

    Enterprise Mobility, Video & Flexible Working Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 14:00 to 14:30

    Contextual & App-Embedded Communications: The next stage of integration for the enterprise

    Enterprise communications is changing rapidly. Voice, video and messaging are being directly integrated in – and tuned for – specific vertical markets’ line-of-business applications. More conventional UC/UCaaS platforms can use “context” to make calls more effective – blending data from the web, user’s devices, speech patterns and more. With machine-learning, we can expect enterprise systems to help work out the right channel for interaction, for the right person, at the right time. This will even overlap with IoT developments, bringing a host of new uses and suppliers. This future-looking session considers the near- and long-term possibilities

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    Dean Bubley Dean Bubley View Profile
  • Avaya Keynote: The Digital Enterprise Gregg Widdowson  |   Avaya  |   Tue 19th Apr 14:00 - 14:30

    Keynote Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 14:00 to 14:30

    Avaya Keynote: The Digital Enterprise

    Every organisation is becoming digital. This underlying transformation within enterprises today creates tremendous opportunities to enhance and create new engagement paradigms. Businesses must be more agile than ever before, and capable of responding to pending disruption at a moments notice. Attend this talk to see how your business thrive in the age of digital disruption.

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    Gregg Widdowson Gregg Widdowson View Profile
  • Considering going ‘all the way’ with Skype for Business? Hear how that went for the CLA Adam Sewell  |   The Copyright Licensing Agency Limited  |   Tue 19th Apr 14:40 - 15:10

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 14:40 to 15:10

    Considering going ‘all the way’ with Skype for Business? Hear how that went for the CLA

    In 2015, the Copyright Licensing Agency implemented Hosted Skype for Business to provide Unified Communications (including telephony) for all employees and those within its two parent organisations. In this session, we’ll tell you why we did it, why we chose hosted Skype for Business, how it went, what lessons we’ve learned, and what we’d do differently if we were to do it again. 

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    Adam Sewell Adam Sewell View Profile
  • PANEL: Future of Cloud Communications Panel  |   Tue 19th Apr 14:40 - 15:40

    Keynote Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 14:40 to 15:40

    PANEL: Future of Cloud Communications

    Are cloud-based communications really the way of the future? The Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market has matured and shown some significant growth recently however for some there are still questions around cost, interoperability and security. This keynote panel session will wrestle with these questions and chart the future direction of cloud communications and its role in our businesses.
     

    Chair: J.R. Simmons, COMgroup,Inc.
    Panelists:
    Mike Wilkinson, Broadsoft
    Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AT&T
    Curtis Peterson, RingCentral
    Steve Kokinos, Fuze

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    Curtis Peterson Curtis Peterson View Profile
    J.R. Simmons J.R. Simmons View Profile
    Mike Wilkinson Mike Wilkinson View Profile
    Steve Kokinos Steve Kokinos View Profile
    Vishy Gopalakrishnan Vishy Gopalakrishnan View Profile
  • How to embrace technology to assist in growing your business? Garrett Myers   |   Gateway Group  |   Tue 19th Apr 15:20 - 15:50

    Communications Network, Analytics & Security Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 15:20 to 15:50

    How to embrace technology to assist in growing your business?

    For the first time both Telecommunications and IT users are able to customize and take control of their networks to fit their business needs by selecting the vendors, applications and service providers that best meets their needs.

    Users will continue to benefit from technology innovations that can result into meaningful reductions in the business process workstream, lower cost application development, significant productivity gains in how workers and customers communicate, collaborate and get work done. This can add to overall savings and translate into direct bottom line profitability.

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    Garrett Myers Garrett Myers View Profile
  • Adopting Cloud-Based UC: A Pain Free Journey Tech Leaders  |   Tue 19th Apr 15:20 - 15:50

    Cloud & UCaaS Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 15:20 to 15:50

    Adopting Cloud-Based UC: A Pain Free Journey

    Adopting cloud-based UC is an increasingly appealing option for enterprises and government departments. However the reality of it can be daunting as there are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration.

    This case study looks at how Capita IT Enterprise Services addresses all of these issues for enterprises and government departments, with its cloud collaboration platform.
     
    The presenter will look at how Capita harnesses the power of VOSS MiGR8-2-UC to seamlessly migrate customer environments onto its platform, by following a methodical and highly automated process.  The presenter will show the highly intuitive dashboard that empowers Capita customers to administer their UC environment from a central point of control. Finally, the presenter will explain how Soft-ex is integrated into this solution, empowering Capita customers to leverage and consolidate data from existing systems to deliver analytics and allocate costs across the business.

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    Henry Barton Henry Barton View Profile
      Wayne Yarr View Profile
  • PANEL: Future of Video Collaboration Panel  |   Wed 20th Apr 11:20 - 12:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 11:20 to 12:20

    PANEL: Future of Video Collaboration

    The future of video collaboration promises to be a major disruptor in how we work and communicate across distances. This panel will give you access to world-class expertise from some of the most influential vendors in the market who will share their vision for the next 3 years. With issues around adoption, ROI and interoperability and disruptive technologies like WebRTC maturing understanding the what the future will look like is crucial if your organisation uses or plans to use video. This session is not to be missed.

    Chair: Rob Bamforth, Quocirca
    Panelists:
    Tim Stone, Polycom
    Mike O'Boyle, PGi
    Antony Blake, Cisco
    Mark Richer, Starleaf
    Axel Albrecht, Blue Jeans Network

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    Antony Blake Antony Blake View Profile
    Axel Albrecht Axel Albrecht View Profile
    Mark Richer Mark Richer View Profile
    Mike O'Boyle Mike O'Boyle View Profile
    Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth View Profile
    Tim Stone Tim Stone View Profile
  • How to Deploy Cloud Voice Successfully Dave Mailer  |   4C Strategies Ltd  |   Wed 20th Apr 11:20 - 11:50

    Cloud & UCaaS Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 11:20 to 11:50

    How to Deploy Cloud Voice Successfully

    The future is Cloud – according to everybody, and there is no doubt that cloud solutions offer many benefits.  But what does it take to achieve a successful cloud deployment?  What will the provider deliver and what will be left to you?  In this session you will learn how to plan, resource and deploy a cloud voice solution to replace your enterprise PABXs.

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    Dave Mailer Dave Mailer View Profile
  • Avaya Breeze – Real-time communications reimagined through Snap-Ins Seyhan Aydin  |   Avaya  |   Wed 20th Apr 11:20 - 11:50

    Communications Network, Analytics & Security Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 11:20 to 11:50

    Avaya Breeze – Real-time communications reimagined through Snap-Ins

    In this session, Seyhan will explain what Avaya Breeze is, and demonstrate how you can leverage your real-time communications to tackle business issues as part of your company's Digital Transformation. Develop apps that integrate and evolve at the speed of your business to increase customer satisfaction and employee efficiency. Avaya Breeze gives you the tools you need to engage the right resource, in the right place, at the right time.

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    Seyhan Aydin Seyhan Aydin View Profile
  • “It’s Personal” – how to adopt a UC strategy that meets all user demands Joao Gonzaga  |   Swyx  |   Wed 20th Apr 12:40 - 13:10

    Enterprise Mobility, Video & Flexible Working Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 12:40 to 13:10

    “It’s Personal” – how to adopt a UC strategy that meets all user demands

    Whether it’s influenced by customers, BYOD, cloud or the latest devices such as wearables, the right to choose and change how, when and where we communicate will shape the workplace of the future. Discover how UC can significantly increase efficiency and productivity for every employee, without compromising on user preferences or scope for integration.

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    Joao Gonzaga Joao Gonzaga View Profile
  • The Cloud Pricing Conundrum J.R. Simmons  |   COMgroup, Inc.  |   Wed 20th Apr 12:40 - 13:10

    Cloud & UCaaS Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 12:40 to 13:10

    The Cloud Pricing Conundrum

    There is no “rule of thumb” to help estimate hosted / cloud UC solution pricing.  Even with quotes in hand, it is hard to compare – every provider has multiple user licensing levels, not counting add-ons for things like call center supervisors, call recording, etc.  This session will use marketplace data to draw comparisons between several of the major providers and illustrate how to determine the right user licenses and the appropriate budget.  Learn what you need to know to avoid surprises and control costs when considering an investment in a cloud UC solution.

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    J.R. Simmons J.R. Simmons View Profile
  • Will Unified Communications Finally Unleash Video Conferencing Dave Mailer  |   4C Strategies Ltd  |   Wed 20th Apr 13:20 - 13:50

    Enterprise Mobility, Video & Flexible Working Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 13:20 to 13:50

    Will Unified Communications Finally Unleash Video Conferencing

    Video-conferencing has been with us for many years but, despite the efforts of vendors, mass adoption has proved elusive.  But now that Skype and Facetime are pervasive in our private lives and with the widespread deployment of unified communications in the workplace perhaps the time for video has come.  In this session you will learn how to develop a video-conferencing strategy that takes advantage of your investment in UC.

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    Dave Mailer Dave Mailer View Profile
  • Video Communications: Change is Coming Mark Richer  |   Starleaf  |   Wed 20th Apr 14:00 - 14:30

    Enterprise Mobility, Video & Flexible Working Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 14:00 to 14:30

    Video Communications: Change is Coming

    Insanity is widely regarded as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. 

    Mark Richer shines a powerful light on the perpetual insanity of the video conferencing industry. He explains how current video architectures have imprisoned and crippled organizations, and why these architectures have and continue to triumph over commonsense.  A Change is Coming walks the audience through why the video industry has grown up this way, and why it will never get any better, for users, as long as manufacturers continue to develop infrastructure in silos. All is not lost, as Mark shares an architectural vision of what it will take to free the organization and deliver a video conferencing architecture that delivers universal connectivity, where it’s the people that count and not the machines.

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    Mark Richer Mark Richer View Profile
  • PANEL: The Future of Unified Communications Panel  |   Wed 20th Apr 14:00 - 15:00

    Keynote Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 14:00 to 15:00

    PANEL: The Future of Unified Communications

    There is no doubt that unified communications has matured and is delivering real value and changing how we all work and collaborate. The next wave of technologies being developed will continue to increase the speed at which this change effects all of our organisations. To help you understand what is coming and how your organisation can adapt we have assembled an incredible and unique panel of major global industry leaders. Where better to truly understand the future than with the leaders who are actually shaping the technology. This truly is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Chair: Chris Middleton, UC Insight
    Panelists:
    Donald McLaughlin, Cisco
    Peter Quinlan, Tata Communications
    Andrew Sinclair, Microsoft

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    Andrew Sinclair Andrew Sinclair View Profile
    Chris Middleton Chris Middleton View Profile
    Donald McLaughlin Donald McLaughlin View Profile
    Peter Quinlan Peter Quinlan View Profile

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