Track: Unified Communications (UC)
Unified Communications Basics
|Monday - 02/02/09, 12:00-12:45pm|
By integrating disparate forms of communications: voice, video, instant messaging and presence… unified communications promises to simplify and improve enterprise communications. This presentation will provide statistics and analysis to help attendees understand the steps to consider when selecting UC solutions; the business benefits of UC; how other organizations are using UC to improve processes & reduce costs; and more. Attendees can expect to gain an understanding of what is driving businesses to adopt UC, fundamental concepts of a UC strategy and multiple real-life examples of how enterprises have implemented the concepts for big-time results.
David H. Yedwab
Market Strategy & Analytics Partners
Founder, VP Engineering and CTO
Director, Market Operations
Siemens Enterprise Communications
Hosted UC Alternatives
|Monday - 02/02/09, 1:00-1:45pm|
Unified Communications (UC) is an evolving communications technology architecture which automates and unifies all forms of human and device communications. We already have the ability to optimize business processes and enhance human communications by reducing latency, managing flows, and eliminating device and media dependencies. But what’s next? Recent trends in cloud computing offer great potential in taking UC to the next level of efficiency. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of what a comprehensive UC solution entails, the benefits thereof and the advantages of choosing a hosted delivery model for developers, managers, and end users alike.
Gary Kim (Moderator)
PTC Spectrum Futures
Director, Product Management and Product Marketing
Cypress Communications, A Broadvox Company
Phil Edholm (Moderator)
President and Principal
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
VP of Business Development
Deploying UC: What About My Network?
|Monday - 02/02/09, 2:00-2:45pm|
The current wave of UC and converged communications innovation is taking place in the SMB/SME segment, a technology/innovation-oriented segment that is looking for new, effective ways of optimizing their voice, data and video communications. Yet, these businesses face a major challenge —before UC applications can be deployed, the network architecture must be in place. In order to effectively deploy multiple real-time applications and services, SMBs must figure out a way to optimize last mile access to the IP network. Other considerations include QoS, security and bandwidth needs, as well as how to serve mobile workers through integrated wireless premise solutions.
Doug Green (Moderator)
Unified Communications Product Manager
VP of Products & Marketing
Mobile UC & Presence
|Monday - 02/02/09, 3:00-3:45pm|
Voice and IM are both “real-time” collaborative modes of communication and they are key components of any UC package. Yet these communication tools can only offer maximum productivity for business users when the caller, or message-sender, knows that the party they are trying to reach is truly available for communication, and by what method. Presence addresses the availability issue, and is one of the staple UC capabilities provided by a truly mobile UC solution. Presence has become a key driver in both the perceived and actual value of UC. This session will discuss how Presence lets mobile workers be more available and more productive.
Michael Stanford (Moderator)
Michael Stanford LLC
Director Product Management, Unified Communication and Collaboration
President & CEO
Conferencing/ Collaboration & Telepresence as Part of a UC Strategy
|Monday - 02/02/09, 4:00-4:45pm|
In today’s global environment, corporations need the guaranteed assurance that all offices can meet when necessary. As fuel prices continue to soar along with worries of terrorism and epidemics, unified visual communications plans are becoming a top priority to ensure that companies can conduct business as usual under all circumstances. This session will provide an overview of specific strategies, such as telepresence, that corporations can take to help strengthen not only their global business continuity planning, but also the overall productivity, reliability and peace of mind through leveraging telepresence and other unified visual communications systems.
David Waite (Moderator)
Altman Vilandrie & Company (AV&Co.)
Mark G. Child
Director of Product Marketing – Telephony
Erik Linask (Host)
Group Editorial Director
Vice President - North American Sales