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.
I'll be wearing two hats for the Genesys CX18 conference, and definitely looking forward to both. First, I'm attending as an analyst, getting the updates I need to stay current with them in the fast-changing customer care space.
I'll also be wearing my musician hat, as the SIPtones are back on stage (you can check us out here), this time at The Valentine nightclub in the heart of Music City. I'll be mainly playing keyboards, but it might work out for me to play some guitar as well!
Am back for another edition of MoNage, this time at the Computer History Museum, which should be very fun.
I'll be reprising my perspectives on how messaging and AI is evolving in the enterprise, and that will take place on the Wednesday at 10:30, along with my colleague, Chris Fine. Hope to see you there!
This will be my first time attending Enterprise Connect, and I'm one of the very first speakers. Bright and early at 8am, Monday, I'm presenting a tutorial on speech technology that I think attendees will really enjoy and learn from.
I'm already pretty booked up with meetings and briefings, but will do my best to spend time with you if interested, but please let me know ASAP for that to happen. Finally, as a speaker, you can use my speaker code with this link to get $500 off if you register before March 9. See you there!
February usually means ITExpo, and lately that means Fort Lauderdale. Good time of year to go south, and I'll be busy moderating three sessions. More details coming, but here are the topics and times:
Making Chatbots Your Most Valuable Assets - Hot Topics in Tech Track, Wed at 10
How AI is Changing the Customer Experience - Hot Topics in Tech Track, Wed at 1
The Rise of Messaging in the Enterprise - Business Communications Essentials Track, Fri at 11
I'll be attending BroadSoft Connections earlier in the week, and then will be here at Fall MoNage 2017 for Wednesday and Thursday.
On the Wednesday, I'm speaking at 10:30, along with my colleague Chris Fine about enterprise trends in messaging, chatbots and AI.
Hope to see you there, and if you're still not registered, I can provide a coupon code for 20% off the registration fee - just drop me a line.