3 Trips to San Francisco - 3 Cloud Visions: My Latest on No Jitter

New word for the day - Throctober. October was a hectic month for analysts, and my travels included three trips from Toronto to San Francisco, with event stops for RingCentral, Talkdesk and Vonage. That’s a lot of travel for me, but the learning was worth it, and I’ve summarized that into this review post.

I’m a regular contributor to No Jitter, and for this post, I’ve distilled the takeaways into a single big idea for each company - Be Digital, Be Smart and Be Bold. To pique your interest, think about which company you’d pair each of these up with, and then see how that aligns with my thinking after reading the post.

There’s certainly more to say about each of these events, so watch for that in future posts and podcasts. For now, though, here’s the link for the post, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Enterprise Connect 2020 - Will Be Speaking Again on Speech and AI

It’s never too early to start talking up Enterprise Connect 2020, and while March seems far off, lots of planning is happening now. I’m happy to be returning for the third time in a speaking role, and will continue my focus on enterprise applications of speech driven by AI technologies.

Always lots to talk about, and my session is titled Speech Technologies - Innovations and Use Cases. As with last year, my talk will kick off the Practical AI track, bright and early at 8 am, Monday, March 30. Details are here, and if you’re super-organized, there’s a My Schedule link to add this to your planning calendar.

And…. the early bird gets the discount, so if you use this link, you can take advantage of early pricing, and save $400 of the advance rates. What’s not to like?

In due course, there will be plenty of updates coming about my talk, and if you follow my blog, you’ll stay in the loop.

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Newsletter Time - November Issue

The November issue of JAA’s Communications and Collaboration Review went out yesterday to subscribers. I’m in my second year with the newsletter, and it continues to evolve.

If you don’t know, the main feature is our podcast, Watch This Space, which I do with long-time colleague Chris Fine. The podcast is exclusive to subscribers for a couple of weeks, after which it gets posted to the podcast archive on my website, and is then for all to access.

This time around, Chris and I talk about takeaways from two recent conferences he attended, with the broad focus being the convergence of technology with real estate. The digital workplace/future of work has been a regular theme with our podcasts, and we also touched on the role experiential technology is playing in shaping this new environment.

If you want to check out our podcast now - thumbnail below - you just need to sign up here as a subscriber, and you’ll get this and future editions in your email inbox around this time every month.

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My Next Webinar - with Nextiva - Selling On-Prem SMBs to Cloud

This is the second webinar on my November calendar at the moment, and this one is in partnership with Channel Partners, sponsored by Nextiva. I’ve followed Nextiva for a few years, and they’re one of the leading cloud providers, especially in the SMB space. They know what it takes to support SMBs, and for this webinar, I’ll provide an industry perspective on both the challenges and opportunities for channels to move their customers to the cloud.

The webinar is two weeks out - Tuesday, November 19 at 2:30 ET - and all the details for registration are here. I hope you can join us!