I’ll be attending the middle two days of this event, and with 17 tracks, it’s pretty far-reaching. VOICE 19 is a new one for me, but I’ll be moderating a panel on Wednesday about voice and AI in the enterprise, so I hope you’ll come see us. I’ll be involved in other areas as well, and updates will be coming.
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This will be industry event #2 for this week, and I’ve got two more coming later in June. After spending Monday at the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto, I’ll be driving to Niagara Falls early Tuesday for Day 2 of MISA’s 2019 conference. This is the place where municipaliteis in Ontario gather for IT to learn about the latest technologies. Am currently partnering with a consultant to develop a digital transformation strategy for a major municipality, and we think our approach will resonate with other municipalities, so this is the place to be.
This will be my second time attending Slack Frontiers, and am keen to hear about their progress, especially for gaining traction - and revenues - in the enterprise space. With Serena Williams headlining, they must be doing ok!
This year’s edition will be held at Cisco’s San Jose Campus, and it will be the first opportunity for analysts to meet and hear from Amy Chang, the new SVP of their Collaboration Technology Group. Will be a short trip, but definitely looking forward to it.
This is a new event for host TMCnet, and aligns with the 20th anniversary of the broader ITExpo, all taking place at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. As co-chair for the Future of Work Expo, I’ll be leading all the sessions, either as moderator or host, so I won’t be hard to find.
Time for another SCTC CRG - Canadian Regional Meeting, this time hosted at Mitel’s offices in Concord, just north of Toronto. Yes, it’s winter, but I’ll be local for a change, and no hotel required. I couldn’t attend the previous CRG, but I’ll be speaking at this one again, and have been helping put the program together. Should be a great event for members, as well as prospective members, so if you know any consultants looking for community and resources to up their game, this event is for them. Details are here on the SCTC website.
This will be my first visit to Annapolis, and am really looking forward to it, along with this year’s conference. Aside from attending as an SCTC member, I’m also giving the locknote talk to close out the conference on Thursday.
Wearing my musician hat, I’ll also be performing on Wednesday night with the SIPtones, and that involves a different kind of preparation. Details about that are here on my blog, and if you’re there, we want to see you dancing!
Nothing is moving faster than this space, and it's time to explore things further. I do have an emerging focus on blockchain, as it does have interesting applications for secure communications across distributed environments. There will be lots to explore at the Blockchain Futurist Conference, and it's great to be local for a change. Very impressive roster of speakers, and aside from my activity (@arnoldjon), here's the event hashtag - #futuristconference.
Am returning to NEC's annual Advantage conference, this year just outside of Dallas. The event will be at the Gaylord Texan, and this will be a new venue for me. That said, there are four Gaylord hotels, and in my travels since March, I'll have stayed at three of them. It's a pretty unique experience, and I think I'm finally getting the hang of this place.