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Advancements in technology are allowing for enhanced collaboration within business. These new collaborative technologies are opening the door for better team work, increased productivity and more. Learn more about collaborative technologies by attending one of the speaking sessions at Enterprise Connect 2016. Also, be sure to visit Polycom at booth #1511 to experience the collaborative solutions that are dri...


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Workshop: Designing IP Networks for Real-Time Traffic

Terry Slattery  |  Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen | Speaker

John Bartlett  |  Sr. Business Development Director - Advanced & Managed Services, Polycom | Speaker

Location: Osceola 1

Date: Monday, March 7

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

A successful UC implementation depends on the reliable transport of real-time traffic, and reliable real-time transport requires a smoothly functioning network infrastructure. Good design, correct implementation, and ongoing management are critical components of properly functioning UC, but many IT staffs struggle to achieve this golden combination. This 3-hour workshop will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the challenges that stand in the way of success and methods for handling them.


Skype for Business Theatre Presentation

Laura Marx  |    Sr. Director - Alliance Marketing, Polycom   | Speaker

Location: Microsoft Theatre

Date: Monday, March 7

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm


Intelligent Cameras, Microphones, Sketch Pads, and More: The Collaboration Space of the Future

Ira Weinstein  |  Senior Analyst/Partner, Wainhouse Research | Speaker

Michael Frendo  |  Twitter: @mjcfrendo  |  Executive Vice President of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom | Speaker

Nic Reid  |  Senior Vice President of Product Management, Vidyo | Speaker

Stu Aaron  |  Chief Commercial Officer, Blue Jeans Networks | Speaker

David Martin  |  Chairman and CTO, Nureva | Speaker

Location: Sun B

Date: Tuesday, March 8

Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Technology innovation in the collaboration space continues both for inside the conference room and for extending rich communications outside the conference room. Recent examples include innovative extensions of the control experience to BYOD devices, new cameras with intelligent pan-tilt-zoom for speaker tracking, microphone arrays for noise suppression in open work spaces, and products and services to deliver messages in classrooms, town hall meetings, and public product launches. This session will feature 3-4 presenters showing a variety of really new technologies for large and small enterprises as well as government and education. You'll see the latest and greatest for internal and external communications and get a sense of whether they fit your future enterprise needs.

Click here to read blogs by Michael.


Skype for Business Theatre Presentation
Laura Marx   |   Senior Director, Alliance Marketing, Polycom, Speaker
Location: Microsoft Theatre
Date: Tuesday, March 8
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm


Market Leaders Theater:  Best Practices in Creating Collaborative Workspaces

Amy Barzdukas  |  Twitter: @amybarzdukas |  Vice President, Global Solutions Marketing, Polycom | Speaker

Location: Market Leaders Theater

Date: Tuesday, March 8

Time: 4:30pm - 4:50pm

We've all heard about workplace changes. The traditional private office space is shifting towards more open spaces and huddle rooms as teams are more geographically distributed than ever. The question is how can you integrate collaborative technology into the DNA of your business to boost innovation, hone your competitive edge and drive topline and bottom line performance today and into the future. Amy Barzdukas will share some insights into how others are putting people at the center wherever they are and transforming workspace, experience and workflow to adapt to new ways of working that are key to, not only meeting your company objectives, but to creating a true Workplace of the Future today.


Integrating Skype for Business into the Enterprise Video Conferencing Universe

Bill Haskins  |  Analyst, Wainhouse Research | Moderator

Ashan Willy  |  Twitter: @awilly |  SVP, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering, Polycom | Panelist

William MacDonald  |  CTO, StarLeaf | Panelist

David Levin  |  Director, Information Security and End User Technology, Western Union | Panelist

David Stern  |  SVP Video Strategy & Product Management, Network Solutions, Bank of America | Panelist

Location: Sun A

Date: Wednesday, March 9

Time: 8:00am - 8:45am

While Skype for Business is an important driving force in today's enterprise communication's world, Microsoft isn't the only player. SIP and H.323 have dominated the video conferencing industry for two decades. Now new entrants have disrupted the market with "Lync integration" innovations, ease of use, and broad functionality stories, while the established leaders have responded with improved solutions that preserve the native experience on both sides of a Lync/Skype for Business connection. This session will explore the options today's enterprises have for integrating Skype for Business to their existing deployments. You'll come away with the understanding you need to craft a strategy for your enterprise.

Click here to read blogs by Ashan.


Skype for Business Theatre Presentation
Jeff Schertz, Microsoft UC Architect, Skype for Business MVP, Polycom, Speaker
Location: Microsoft Theatre
Date: Wednesday, March 9
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm


Additional Resources: Learn more about our presence at Enterprise Connect 2016, Booth #1511


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