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Siemens Enterprise Communications Announces Global Webcast to Introduce New Company Brand and Vision

RESTON, Va. and MUNICH, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today it will host a global webcast on Oct. 15th to relaunch the company with a new brand and vision. Hamid Akhavan, CEO, will keynote the relaunch, joined by Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer and President, North America. Akhavan and Hummel will provide details of the company's transformation and its mission to redefine the future of work. Join us for the conversation already underway on Twitter at #harmonizenow.

The rebranding event will link the company's headquarters in Munich, Germany, and a social media "command center" in New York City via satellite with approximately 90 minutes of original programming streamed live to the web.  Following the broadcasts will be a live Tweet chat with Chris Hummel and the event guests (details below).

The event features guest hosts, Baratunde Thurston, who was recently featured on the cover of Fast Company and is CEO & co-founder of Cultivated Wit, and Nicole Dufft,  Senior Vice President at Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC).  Other special guests include a panel of global technology and future of work leaders who will discuss the trends and impacts on the communications and collaboration market.

What:

Virtual Event to Introduce New Brand and Vision for Siemens Enterprise Communications



When:

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 8:40 – 10:10 a.m. Eastern /14:40 – 16:10 CET



Where:

Visit www.siemens-enterprise.com/harmonizenow to download a reminder to your calendar for this event and for more details.



Who:

Siemens Enterprise Communications Executives   


Hamid Akhavan, CEO


Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer & President, North America




Event Hosts


Baratunde Thurston, CEO & Co-Founder Cultivated Wit


Nicole Dufft, SVP of Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC)




Panelists


Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder, McGee-Smith Analytics


Ray Wang, Founder, Constellation Research and author of 'A Software Insider's Point of View'


Dan Schawbel, Best-selling author and Partner, Millennial Branding Consulting


Jacob Morgan, Principal, Chess Media Group and author of The Collaborative Organization

 

The launch agenda will include a hosted Tweet Chat featuring panel participants, leading unified communications analysts, Siemens' Chris Hummel, and global UC influencers.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this chat by visiting www.twubs.com/NW2W, where they will be able to participate directly in the conversation with @Baratunde, @NicoleDufft,  @JacobM, @rwang0, @DanSchawbel, @McGeeSmith, @Hummel_Chris, and other members of the launch team. The Tweet Chat will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Additional Resources
Siemens Enterprise Communications on Twitter 
Siemens Enterprise Communications on LinkedIn 
Siemens Enterprise Communications on Facebook 
Siemens Enterprise Communications on YouTube

About Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

For more information, please visit: www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens Enterprise Communications' management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Enterprise Communications does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications



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