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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.
Michael Affronti Seminars
Putting the YOU in YOUnified: how to create a collaborative workforce Tue 19th Apr 14:00 - 14:30
Putting the YOU in YOUnified: how to create a collaborative workforce
For years, companies and vendors have been talking about unified communication. Or UCaaS. Or UCC. But what does it mean today?
Until now, being unified as a business didn’t really mean anything. It had no clear purpose and no gold standard to aspire to.
To understand what it meant to workers, we surveyed 5000 professionals across Europe this year and found that:
- 2/3 believe workplace technology needs to catch up with personal technology
- 51% blame inadequate technology for restricting them from working most effectively
- 43% use mobile communication apps unsanctioned by IT
The research told us that being unified meant providing communication technology that put the user first. That put the YOU in to YOUnified. Workers want tools that are intuitive to use, that operate on the latest devices and that make their work lives easier.
During this session, find out more about our research and why understanding your workforce is the key to creating a truly collaborative company.
Time / Place
Tue 19th Apr 14:00 to 14:30
Cloud & UCaaS