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Drivers of the Digital Economy, Waltham, MA

Last month, I spoke at this networking event here in Toronto, and as Jeff Pulver's MoNage roadshow continues, I'll be joining him for this one, just outside Boston at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. The format will be the same, and am looking forward to teaming up again with colleague Chris Fine to giving an updated version of our talk on the impact of enterprise messaging, AI and chatbots on our emerging digital economy. The event is free, and if you're local, I hope you can join us - details are here on the Monage website, including the Eventbrite registration form.

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Tech Leader Talk - Schulich Alumni Network, Toronto, ON

Schulich is my MBA alma mater, and I'm involved with their tech networking group, which holds quarterly events in downtown Toronto. I'm facilitating the next one, where the focus will be on the impact of digital transformation for businesses. As moderator, I'll be leading a panel discussion, and it should be a thought-provoking evening. All the details are here, and early-bird pricing expires May 26.

May 25

CX17 - Genesys/Interactive Intelligence, Indianapolis, IN

For years, this time and place was for Interactive Intelligence's Interactions annual event, but having now been acquired by Genesys, that event will now be part of their event, G-Force. This is the bridge year for combining them, and going forward, am not sure if it will still continue in Indy, a city I've enjoyed visiting - and playing music in.

I'll be flying there on Sunday, and am looking forward to seeing how the two companies are coming together, especially for the mix between cloud and premise-based offerings. There's a lot to be worked out, especially for branding, channels and managing the two workplace cultures.

That aside, I'm looking forward to another gig with the SIPtones, and we're all practicing to get ready. We're playing Tuesday night, back again at the Slippery Noodle, Indy's top blues bar. It's a great spot for our music, and if you haven't seen us, here's my post from our last gig there, including a short video compilation of our show.

6:00 pm18:00

Drivers of the Digital Economy, Toronto, ON

If you're local, you're welcome to join us at this networking event, hosted by Jeff Pulver. The theme is about the role of chatbots, AI and enterprise messaging in the emerging digital economy, and I'll be giving a presentation along with long-time colleague, Chris Fine. Jeff will also provide his vision, along with updates on the upcoming MoNage event this fall in Boston. For more detail, here's the link, along with the Eventbrite registration form - and it's free.

Mar 23

Monage, San Jose, CA

This will be Jeff Pulver's second Monage conference, and if this is new for you, here are my takeaways from the first one, held last fall in Boston. Jeff has put together another great program and speaker roster, and aside from attending, I'll be speaking on a panel about enterprise messaging on Thursday at 11am with my long-time industry colleague, Chris Fine.

Feb 10

ITExpo, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

One of the mainstays in my calendar for years, I'm back for another ITExpo, TMCnet's flagship conference.

This time around, I'll be moderating two panels, both on the Friday:

10am - What's New in Unified Communications

11am - Hot Topics in Tech and Communications

Details for my sessions, along with the rest of the program can be reviewed here - just scroll down to Friday and the details will be there.

Dec 8

ShoreTel One, Orlando, FL

Next week, I'll be attending ShoreTel's Global Partner Conference in Orlando. As always, am looking forward to being there, and this should be my last bit of conference travel for 2016 - finally!

Aside from participating in  the regular conference sessions, I'm one of the analysts who will be speaking on the Industry Trends Panel. The website hasn't been updated to reflect that yet, but the session will be on Wednesday afternoon.

Nov 3

BC Summit, Palm Springs, CA

Formerly known as the UC Summit, the BC Summit is the annual event run by UCStrategies.com, with whom I've long been associated with.

This year, the summit moves to a new venue in Palm Springs, so I'll be dressing for the weather. I'll be speaking on 4 sessions, all of which are running in sequence between 10:20 and 12:20 on the Thursday. For more detail on my sessions and the rest of the program, just scroll through the Agenda tab here.

Oct 20

SCTC Fall 2016 Conference

Society of Communications Technology Consultants 2016 Conference, October 17-20, 2016, Kansas City, MO

I've only been a member a short time, but SCTC is celebrating 40 years now, so it should be pretty special. Two things of note regarding my participation:

1. I'm presenting highlights of research I recently conducted among consultants about the challenges both they and their clients face with today's rapidly-changing technologies: "How Consultants Can Add Value in Today's Market" - Tuesday at 1:30.

2. Am playing again with the SIPtones during the gala party on Wednesday night!





Sep 22

MoNage - Messaging on the Net, Sept. 20-22, Boston, MA

Jeff Pulver is back with a new focus and a new event - MoNage. I'll be there, and will be speaking on a panel session on Tuesday at 10am: Enterprise Messaging - Present and Future.

Just today, I've been added to a second session, and if you scroll down further on the above link, I'll be joining Alan Duric on his 4pm session that day, titled End to End Messaging.

Mar 31


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Mar 18

Channel Partners Conference and Expo

  • Venetian & Sands Expo

Channel Partners Las Vegas is the gathering place for the technology services community. Each year thousands of agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators and service providers converge to share ideas and drive discussion on the topics shaping our industry. Equal parts networking, exploring and learning, #CPExpo equips you to better serve your clients, conquer new markets and drive your business to new heights.

From keynote and education programming to an ever-bigger expo hall to some of the best networking events in the industry, Channel Partners Las Vegas is your source for inspiration, innovation and rejuvenation.

Jan 22

Unify Global Analyst Summit

  • Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

We look forward to seeing you at Unify’s Global Analyst Summit at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, January 19-22, 2016. Together in this breathtaking setting, we will explore the new way to work in today’s mobile and agile world and illustrate how Unify is working to create a richer, more collaborative, unified experience for our customers.

This interactive and information-packed conference will provide you with an opportunity to meet with Unify CEO, Dean Douglas and the Unify senior executive team, as well as our partners and customers. You will hear about the progress of our transformation and go-to-market strategies, product & services portfolio updates and much more.