Collaborate Better: The Role of Technology in Successful Teams

Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:00pm EST/ 1:00pm CST/ 11:00am PST

We have been promised over the years that unified communications will help improve productivity, streamline communications, and collapse multiple disparate communication types into a single application.  While this has always been a stretch goal, it has never really come to fruition. Today, the average employee uses seven different cloud-based applications to stay connected and communicate with employees, project teams, vendors and partners, wasting valuable time. Today’s mobile trends are quickly shaping the next generation of team and social collaboration tools that extend outside of the office walls and break down communication silos.  A new era of mobile first communication and collaboration has been created to better align to how work is accomplished today.  It is not static, people and content ebb and flow into the mix to accomplish a common task and then move on.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Recover up to an hour of productivity each day
  • Eliminate silos between employees, partners, and vendors
  • Better align communications to the way teams work today
  • Collaborate in real-time

Who should attend?

  • Information Technology management (Director/Manager/Leads)
  • Department leaders or anyone with an influence on workforce experience and technology strategy

Sponsored by:



Ryan Smith,
Director, Cloud Marketing Mitel

Award-winning speaker and Podcast host, Ryan Smith, is a seasoned marketing professional with over 15 years' experience in high-tech enterprise marketing and product management, Smith is currently responsible for leading Mitel's Cloud product marketing team and representing Mitel as a Cloud Advocate. With previous experience at Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia), Novation, and ACTIVE Network, Smith excels in identifying and championing new market and product opportunities, developing positioning and messaging, and executing on business strategy.


Erik K. Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMCnet

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC's IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine's survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.