SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, formerly VoiceCon, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced keynote speakers and new conference programs for Enterprise Connect Orlando 2011. Enterprise Connect will be held February 28 - March 3 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, FL, and covers the full range of platforms, services and applications that comprise modern communications and collaboration systems. Registration is now open at http://www.enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.
The keynote lineup reflects the changing market landscape in enterprise communications and collaboration, comprising top executives from companies with a long history of market leadership as well as relative new-comers who have achieved more recent success. The keynoters are:
- Avaya's Kevin Kennedy, President & CEO
- Cisco's Barry O'Sullivan, SVP Voice Technology Group
- HP's Arthur Filip, VP and GM, Technology Service Consulting, Enterprise Business
- Microsoft's Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate VP, Unified Communications Group
- Skype's David Gurle, General Manager and Vice President, Skype Enterprise
A mix of industry analysts, vendors and enterprise executives will participate as speakers during the conference's 40+ in-depth sessions, which are organized around the following themes:
- Unified Communications
- The Cloud and Virtualization
- SIP and SIP Trunking
- Video and Collaboration
- The Social Enterprise
- Planning/Implementing IP Telephony
- Managing Technology, Costs and People
New to the Enterprise Connect program this year is the Strategies Summit, which will offer two days of high-level analysis targeted at CIOs/VPs and other high-level decision-makers who are assessing their options for communications and collaboration technologies and business partners. The Strategies Summit will concentrate on these key issues:
- Emerging Platforms and Architectures for Communications and Collaboration
- Choreographing the Cloud: The Right Mix of Cloud vs. On-Premises Functions
- Aligning Communications, Collaboration and Datacenter Strategies
"The communications and collaboration industry is undergoing massive transformation in software, systems and suppliers, and all of these changes will be presented at Enterprise Connect 2011," said Fred Knight, Enterprise Connect General Manager and Co-Chair. "Enterprise Connect continues the VoiceCon tradition of leadership in this dynamic market, and the event will mark a major milestone in the evolution of this industry. We look forward to seeing you there."
Enterprise Connect also continues the VoiceCon tradition of being the only industry event where all of the enterprise communications equipment, software and service suppliers providers are in one location. More than 100 companies will be exhibiting in the Enterprise Connect Expo; the list of sponsors and exhibitors currently includes: Aastra, Aceyus, Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Aspect, AudioCodes, Avaya, AVST, Axede SA, Blackberry, Butcher+Suter AG, Calabrio, Carousel Industries, Cisco, Dimension Data, Genesys, HP, IBM, Integrated Research, Interactive Intelligence, Microsoft, NEC, NET, Orange Business Services, Plantronics, Polycom, Presidio Networked Solutions, Psytechnics, SecureLogix Corp., ShoreTel, Siemens, Sipera Systems, snom technology AG, SonicWALL, Sonus Networks, Sprint, Verizon, Vidyo and Zeacom.
About Enterprise Connect®
Enterprise Connect® (formerly VoiceCon) is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect® brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect® owns and produces No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit http://enterpriseconnect.com/.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
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