Sharing my Latest Podcast - Spotlight on Twilio

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you likely would have taken in this podcast by now, but for everyone else, this is being shared for the first time.

I meant to post this a few weeks back, but it didn’t happen, and since the podcast was mainly built around my takeaways from their SIGNAL conference, it’s not super-timely. However, Chris and I do speak more broadly about Twilio’s momentum and what makes them disruptive to us.

If you’re not a regular here, let me explain. Our podcasts are exclusive to subscribers, but I recently decided to cap that period to a couple of weeks, after which I would share it here to reach a broader audience. So, the benefit for subscribers is getting the podcast ahead of the pack, plus all the regular content that always remains just for that audience.

I realize that this approach isn’t ideal for podcasts that cover timely topics like conference recaps. However, if you’re new to the space or the company hosting the conference, the podcast will definitely have value. That said, our podcasts aren’t always tied to specific events, and I’ll do my best to get them shared on a more timely basis.

Perhaps if/when I start attracting big-time sponsors, I’ll find a better way, but for now, all I can do is put it out there, and get back to working on the new stuff! So, here you go, and if you like it, let me know - and feel free to suggest topics you’d like to see us cover.


New BCStrategies Podcast - Vonage Analyst Event Takeaways

That was the topic for our latest BCStrategies podcast, and this time around, I was the moderator. Aside from having our usual mix of analysts and consultants, we had views on Vonage both from event attendees, along with consultants who have a working relationship with them.

The podcast has now been posted to our portal, so you can check it out here.

If that whets your appetite for more, the post includes links to coverage from fellow BCStrategies colleagues Blair Pleasant and Dave Michels.

Aside from that, I posted my own analysis of the event here on my blog.

Kudos if you get through all of that, but if you do, you’ll be the biggest expert on Vonage outside our little circle. :-)

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Enterprise Connect 2019 - Am Speaking There Again

Just doing an early shout-out for Enterprise Connect 2019, coming this March in Orlando.

Will have more updates soon, but in short, I’m doing an update version of my talk last year on the state of speech technology. Details on that are here, and if this leads you register, I can get you a $500 discount - just ask for how. March sounds far away, but it will be here soon, and as my research for my talk progresses, I’ll have more updates to pass along here.

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Future of Work Expo is Coming - Registration Discount Offer

The week has flown by and so has 2018. It’s time for another update on Future of Work Expo, one of the ITExpo events coming January 30. I’m the event co-chair, and along with fellow co-chair Paula Bernier, there’s a solid program in place. Got a few more spots to fill, but you can review the agenda and speaking roster here.

For more perspectives on the event, I was interviewed by Paula recently, and it runs in two parts, here and here. I’ll soon be doing another Q&A with TMCnet’s Rich Tehrani, so watch for that as well.

So far, there are 14 sessions running, and I’ll be there for all of them, either as moderator or host. For those of you on the speaking agenda, you’ll be hearing from me early next week.

If you haven’t made plans yet, I can extend a 10% discount on any level of registration for ITExpo, including Future of Work. The discount code for that is Jon10 - and it’s not case sensitive. More updates to come!


Newsletter Time - December Edition

Just doing my usual shout-out when the current JAA newsletter is out. Subscribers should have theirs by now, and if you want to become one, here’s the sigup link.

My Communications and Collaboration Review is a recap of recent activity and what’s been keeping me busy as an analyst, along with what’s coming over the next few weeks. There’s plenty of updates, industry perspectives, photos and links to various forms of thought leadership you might find of interest.

Another regular feature is my podcast, done with colleague Chris Fine. The podcast is exclusive for subscribers for a few weeks, after which I’ll share it publicly. This time around, Chris and I explore recent trends in enterprise communications, mainly around the changing role of telephony and implications for privacy. If you gotta have it now, great - just sign up and join my subscribers - and maybe the image below will get you going. The fate of the free world depends on it!