ORLANDO, Fla., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced that its fourth annual customer and partner summit, Perspectives16™, will take place May 1– 5 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. Perspectives16 brings together leaders in the communications, software, social networking, enterprise and service provider communities to discuss topics and ideas that are impacting current and future communications landscape.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan, CEO, entrepreneur, author and columnist for The Huffington Post and Inc.com is this year's featured keynote speaker. Her TED talks have been seen by more than four million people. Dr. Heffernan regularly advises CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations.
Other keynote speakers include Werner Schaefer – Vice President, Sales & Go-to-Market, Network Functions Virtualization Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Katrina Troughton - General Manager, Social & Smarter Workforce Client Sales, IBM; Ray Carey - Chief Executive Officer, NeoNova; Paul Davis - Vice President, Global Alliances, Polycom; Kevin Smith - Executive Director, Business Transformation, Verizon; and Phillip Moore - General Manager Operations, Vodafone.
"Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers will be addressing the topics that are driving the relentless pace of change in our industry," said David Walsh Chairman and CEO, GENBAND. "We are looking forward to ensuring that our customers and partners as well as media and analysts from all over the world come away from Perspectives16 feeling that this is one of the most informative, yet entertaining conferences of the year."
Featured entertainment at Perspectives16 is iconic 80s rock band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, who will be performing at the House of Blues. The venerable band is known for some of the biggest pop and rock anthems from the 1980s. GENBAND along with sponsor AT&T will also be hosting an all-day Kandy Hackathon on Monday, May 2, featuring a grand prize of $4,000 and the winning app being showcased on the main stage Wednesday, May 4.
GENBAND will be joined by partners, solutions providers and application developers from around the world demonstrating groundbreaking new technologies and solutions in the Perspectives16 exhibition hall. Lead Perspectives16 sponsors include: HPE, IBM and Polycom – Gold; – ARROW, Atlas, Calix, NETXUSA, Red Shift Networks, SAP Hybris - Silver. Exhibitor and other sponsors include: Alternate Communications, Artesyn Embedded Communications, AVOTUS, Baker Botts, Black Box, Canonical, CSS Corp, Dell, EdgeConnex, EdgeWater Networks, Enghouse Interactive, Innovative Systems, Mida Solutions, MMC Strategic Staffing, NETAS, NetNumber, Phoenix Telecom Solutions, SIGMA, T-Metrics, Verscom, Vidyo, Yealink and Wind River. Kandy Pavilion exhibitors include: AT&T, Braidio, Compass Agile Enterprise, Impiger Technologies, Masergy, NetFore Systems and Tech Mahindra.
GENBAND is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company's global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications. The company's Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND's market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today's consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit genband.com.
GENBAND's Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real time software development platform built from GENBAND's core communications, presence, security and real time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io.
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