Industry Events Calendar

The following events are held by VCI-Group Alliance Members and other community members. Please take a moment to check out these great events provided by our excellent partners in the conferencing and collaboration industry.

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The VCIG Interoperability Training and Certification Course the sessions will be delivered online (an 8 hour course split into two 4-hour sessions) the following topics will be covered:

DAY ONE Online Training– April 21, 2014 10AM-2PM ET - Visual Communications Market Overview – What is the visual communications market? During this segment we will review the evolution of the visual communications industry, highlight defining moments that grew or changed the market, and explain the market as it stands today... and more.

DAY TWO Online Training – April 23, 2014 10AM-2PM ET - Leading Cloud and Mobility Trends – Are cloud solutions market disrupters or simply the circle of life? Have mobility solutions    defeated I.T.'s ability to control applications and devices? During this segment we will explain how cloud and mobility trends are affecting the visual communications market... and more.

Registration Details

Cost: VCI-Group Members Rate - $99 USD OR Non-Member Rate - $199 USD includes a 1-year individual VCI-Group Membership

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This online program will be limited to 25 participants and any registrations received after the first 25 will be place on a waiting list and notified if a spot becomes available. The certification test will be provided free of charge if taken during this session. Subsequent in person sessions are scheduled to coincide with InfoComm (June 2014) and ITEXPO in Las Vegas (August 11, 2014).

Video Drives the Mobile Moments of Business
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On-Line Webinar - Tues. March 25 at 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT

Mobile has reprogrammed your customers’ and employees’ brains. They now turn to their smartphones and tablets for everything. What's tomorrow's weather? Is the flight on time? What is our history with this customer and what do they want at this moment? Whatever the question, the answer is a finger click away. This Pavlovian response is the mobile mind shift -- the expectation that I can get what I want, anytime, in my immediate context.

SKC Tech Summit Road Show 2014
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Tour dates in April and May and locations around the country include: Dallas, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, Chicago, Milwaukie, and Kansas City

This year, SKC is taking the annual Technology Summit on the road! We will be visiting six cities within our selling region and bringing some of our top manufacturer partners with us. Join us in a city near you to learn about the Evolution of Video Conferencing, a message of Convergence and lastly, what you can do to prepare your communications strategy well into the future. The day will be filled with updates from our manufacturer partners and success stories from clients just like you. This is an event you do not want to miss!

Enterprise Connect
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Orlando, FL – March 17-19, 2014
Gaylord Palms

Plan Your Migration to Next-Gen Communication & Collaboration! Taking place March 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Enterprise Connect is the industry’s premier event focusing on systems, software, services, applications for enterprise communications and collaboration.

Internet2 Annual Meeting
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Denver, CO – April 6-10, 2014

Wainhouse Research UC&C Summit
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Santa Clara, CA – July 15-16, 2014

Recent Past Events

Government Funding for Collaborative Healthcare and Education
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On-Line Webinar - Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 2:00 P.M. ET/11:00 A.M. PT

The USDA Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (RUS DLT) grant program helps bridge the digital divide, providing funding for distance learning and telemedicine initiatives benefiting rural communities.

Uncover the Business Impact of Application Acceleration with Solid-State Systems
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On-Line Webinar - Thursday,February 27, 2014 9 – 10 a.m. Pacific Time

Each time your business shifts into a higher gear, the pressure on IT delivery intensifies. It is the relentless pursuit of operation speed and application performance. The sweeping changes that IT requires will come with the next wave in fabric computing. The catalyst for this wave is the integration of solid-state flash memory systems into the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). Through its acquisition of WHIPTAIL, Cisco is now introducing Cisco UCS Invicta Series solid-state systems, which enable IT to provide a stunningly swift response to escalating speed and performance demands — bringing persistent-memory technology closer to the workloads that need it while simplifying IT operations.

Forrester and Cisco Discuss Private Cloud and Cloud Management
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Live Online Event, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9–9:45 a.m. PT / Noon–12:45 p.m. ET

Please join us on February 18 for an informative webcast featuring Forrester Research and Cisco. You will discover why your cloud strategy should be about more than just IaaS, learn primary criteria for evaluating cloud management solutions, and hear recommendations for getting started.

Webcast Topics - Forrester's view of cloud management and private cloud adoption, Forrester's recommendations for evaluating cloud management software, Why Cisco was ranked number one for strategy in a recent private cloud study, How Cisco can help your organization with IaaS and much more, Next steps you can take to move forward with your cloud strategy

AVST Webinar Next Thursday: What's New in CX-E 8.5 SU2?
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On-Line Webinar - Thursday February 6, 2014 - 10 AM PT / 1PM ET Time

Feature highlights:Cisco Unified Communications Manager SIP integration, Expanded capacity for SIP integrations: Up to 3 SIP integration types and connect up to 10 telephone systems total per Call Server, Ability to restrict forwarding of voice messages even in server-based UM for Exchange environments, Unified Messaging license no longer required to manage voice/fax messages within Web PhoneManager and the Mobile Client for iPhone and Android, The ability to specify future delivery of a message, and Location support for the iPhone client.

Assuring Application Performance in a Cloud and Virtualized World
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Webcast: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET (Duration: 60 minutes)

This interactive webcast will explore real-world issues about how the adoption and implementation of cloud services affects service delivery. We will provide an actionable framework to accelerate the deployment and delivery of high performance Cloud-based applications. We'll delve into best practices to help you understand how to implement a holistic monitoring strategy to more effectively optimize performance, availability, and quality of applications in virtualized and Cloud-based environments to reduce cost and complexity, increase uptime and improve the user experience.

Why 2014 is THE Year for Video Conferencing!
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On-Line Webinar - Wed Jan 29 at 11:00 AM PT/1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET (Duration: 60 minutes)

What are the hot megatrends in video communication today? Join industry experts Howard Lichtman of Telepresence Options and Video Evangelist Simon Dudley for a lively, interactive webinar where they’ll discuss the latest breakthroughs in video communication, debate predictions for 2014 and share perspectives about how modern organizations and business leaders are benefiting from business-class video collaboration.

Real World SIP Trunking Advice: How IT Managers Seize the Opportunity and Avoid the Pitfalls
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On-Line Webinar - Wed Jan 29 at 11:00 AM PT/1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET (Duration: 60 minutes)

Join us for a one-hour webcast describing the opportunities and challenges of SIP Trunking, featuring a detailed case study. The session will begin with a presentation by Forrester analyst Art Schoeller, offering specific advice on how to your enterprise can save money and upgrade your Unified Communications services by transitioning to SIP Trunking. Art will discuss best practices for migrating to SIP Trunks, and he'll offer advice on how to deal with the challenges that most frequently arise during the migration. For the second half of the hour, we'll present a real-world case study.

Managing Lync Voice for Success
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On-Line Webinar - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT (Duration: 60 minutes)

More and more organizations are looking to Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice to serve as their voice and unified communications platform. In this webinar, we will explore what it takes to successfully implement Lync Voice while focusing in depth on what must be done after deployment to ensure a high level of ongoing success and service. We will also offer practical advice for dealing with a number of functionality gaps in Lync voice.

Insight 2014: The Year Ahead in Video, Collaboration and Unified Communications
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On-Line Webinar - January 16, 2014 11am ET

Join a team of Wainhouse Research analysts as they collectively gaze into the crystal ball for a wide-ranging and fast-paced discussion of the market forces that will have the most impact on re-shaping how businesses, education institutions and government agencies deploy and use communication technologies.

WR Virtual EDU Summit: Innovation & Interactivity in the Classroom
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On-Line Webinar - November 12, 2013 - 1-5PM ET

The Wainhouse Research Virtual EDU Summit will be an engaging online event for educators, trainers and technologists who seek to implement collaborative tools and interactive services to enhance education environments. Our goal with the Virtual EDU Summit is to foster greater understanding of the technologies and solutions that are transforming today’s classroom and help educators and students to work, team, meet and learn in real-time, on demand, and over distance.

Make plans to attend the Virtual EDU Summit, where we will focus on the rapidly evolving set of technologies – from Learning Management Systems and web collaboration to video conferencing and lecture capture – and how the implementation of these capabilities can enhance the learning experience. From flipped classrooms to Massive Open Online Courses, from user-generated content to personal learning networks, we’ll hear from a variety of experts familiar with the revolution in education and training.

WCET Connect Conference
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Denver, CO – November 13-15, 2013
Denver City Center Marriott

Siemens Enterprise Communications Announces Global Webcast to Introduce New Company Brand and Vision
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On-Line Webinar - October 15, 2013 - 8:40-10:10AM ET

Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today it will host a global webcast on Oct. 15th to relaunch the company with a new brand and vision. Hamid Akhavan, CEO, will keynote the relaunch, joined by Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer and President, North America. Akhavan and Hummel will provide details of the company's transformation and its mission to redefine the future of work. Join us for the conversation already underway on Twitter at #harmonizenow.

The rebranding event will link the company's headquarters in Munich, Germany, and a social media "command center" in New York City via satellite with approximately 90 minutes of original programming streamed live to the web. Following the broadcasts will be a live Tweet chat with Chris Hummel and the event guests (details below).

Video in Education: Moving Beyond Pixels and Frames to See the "Big Picture"
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On-Line Webinar - October 30, 2013 - 3PM ET

Educators for decades have pulled video into the classroom – using everything from VCRs, LaserDiscs, and DVDs to video conferencing, webcams and lecture capture. Today, though, the role of video in education is changing. Once just a medium for adding pizzazz or opening the classroom walls to the outside world, video now is becoming a type of data being woven into the fabric of commonly used classroom technologies and – in the process – becoming a central piece of the teaching and learning experience. In this live video webinar, Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst Alan D. Greenberg will lead a discussion of research findings and practical applications that highlight how the intersection of digital video and collaborative technologies is transforming best practices in education.

Video Conferencing Disruptive Innovations: How New Solutions Will Change The Way You Do Business
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On-Line Webinar and Select Locations – October 9th, 2013 - 11AM-1PM CT

Video Guidance Locations:

  • Bloomington, MN
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Fargo, ND

Few could have imagined how we use video today. Can you imagine how we might use video tomorrow?

On October 9th, Video Guidance brings together a notable panel of renowned industry leaders to discuss how today’s newest technologies and services are evolving and directly shaping the way we communicate and collaborate. How can these new technologies expand video applications, including telehealth, teleworking and distance learning? And how will video conferencing be deployed in the future...and what can this mean for your company?

Leading the discussion will be national expert Andrew W. Davis, a researcher, analyst and opinion leader in the field of collaboration and conferencing. He is a co-founder of Wainhouse Research, an analyst firm that concentrates on collaboration products and services, including audio, video and web conferencing.

Enterprise IT Takes on the Cloud – Lessons Learned
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On-Line Webinar - October 9th, 2013 - 2-3PM ET

Are you getting the full value out of your investments in the cloud? A September 2013 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO Communications and Juniper Networks showed that "only 34% of surveyed US IT decision-makers indicated satisfaction with the improvement of IT infrastructure manageability and flexibility gained by implementing cloud services." Despite this shortfall, less than half said their organization had upgraded or refreshed their network in the last three years.

Join guest speaker and principal analyst Andre Kindness, a leading expert on network operations and architecture with Forrester Research, Inc., as he discusses the findings of the study in more detail and answers your questions

Epic's 2013 Users' Group Meeting
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Verona, WI – September 16th - 19th, 2013
Epic Systems Corporation

Explore the unknown with your colleagues - warping at light speed toward a value-based future. Hear where others are going with ACO's, predictive analytics, care process improvements, interoperability, and population Management.

VCI-Group Members are being offered a $100 registration discount to IIT's Real-Time Communcations Conference as part of our organizational partnership.

  • Full Conference - Early Bird: $300 - $100 Discount = $200
  • Full COnference - Regular: $400 - $100 Discount = $300
  • Expo-Plus: $100 - $100 = $0 / Free!

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Managing the Changing Relationship between IT and the Lines of Business
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On-Line Webinar – September 23, – 1:15PM ET
Event Facility

Back in the 1990s, some people predicted the end of the IT department as desktop PCs replaced dumb terminals. Likewise, today some people are saying that cloud computing will mean that businesses will no longer need a centralized IT function.

What nobody can deny is that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is transforming the economics and agility of IT. But what does the shift to IaaS mean for the way your company buys IT services and how your lines of business (LOBs) operate?

In this informative webinar, experts from Frost & Sullivan and Verizon will talk about how the delivery of IT services is changing and answer your questions on what it means for you:

  • What role will the IT department play in a business that doesn’t own any IT assets?
  • How will the shift to cloud affect business planning and innovation?
  • How can IaaS contribute to achieving core business goals?
  • What impact will IaaS have on collaboration between functions?

We’ll show you why IaaS is a great opportunity for IT and the LOBs to collaborate in new ways, increasing speed-to-market, enabling innovation and building competitive advantage.

VCIG Distance Learning Special Interest Group - Grant Writing Tips and Tricks
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On-Line Webinar – September 26th, 2013 - 1PM ET

Please join the next Distance Learning Sig webinar on September 26th featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Burton. Elizabeth will be discussing how to find, prepare, and writing grants to fund technology initiatives for education. She has led large-scale program change efforts and process improvement initiatives for public, private and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Elizabeth led a national team of grant experts for a multi-national telecommunications manufacturing and sales corporation, where she re-engineered the grant assistance program, and enabled public and private sector organizations to secure millions of dollars in grant funding for technology. She is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on organizational change, leadership and grants, and has served as a peer reviewer for federal, state and local government grant programs

Optum Provider Exchange 2013 Client Conference
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Orlando, FL – September 23rd, 2013
Marriott Resort

Change – it’s rarely been greater than in today’s health care market. At our Provider Exchange 2013 you’ll learn how to better utilize your current Optum products to meet today’s challenges. We’ll also equip you with the information you need to proactively manage change in the emerging new world of health care.

McKesson InSight 2013 Annual Conference
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Orlando, FL – September 24-27th, 2013
Orange County Convention Center

The InSight365: 2013 Annual Conference promises hundreds of education sessions with the latest resources for addressing regulatory challenges, improving technical skills and streamlining workflows. The conference will also deliver unparalleled networking opportunities with McKesson customers like you and McKesson product experts.

2013 ATA Fall Forum
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Toronto, Canada – September 8th - 10th, 2013
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Telemedicine is one of the most powerful tools healthcare providers can use to improve patient care, increase access and lower costs. It is a proven solution to many of the systemic problems in our existing healthcare system.

The ATA Fall Forum in Toronto will showcase specific ways that telemedicine is improving healthcare's biggest challenges

Microsoft Lync: Progress in the Enterprise
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On-Line Webinar – September 11, 2013 – 12-5PM ET

Microsoft Lync continues to be one of the hottest topics in enterprise communications. Enterprises continue to deepen their engagement with Lync and are finding value in the Unified Communications (UC) capabilities that it offers. As Lync adoption expands from basic Instant Messaging/Presence, enterprises are finding its multimedia features adding value to their communications environment.

In this virtual event, Lync experts, including Microsoft representatives, will update you on the most recent trends in Lync adoption, feature/functionality enhancements, and best practices. You'll learn about Lync for telephony, video, and mobile systemsâ€"the latest products, partnerships, and systems to help you get the most out of your Lync deployment, and deliver its business benefits to your end users.

WebRTC: Hype or Game Changer? - LifeSize
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On-Line Webinar – August 24th – 2PM ET

Description: We'll be taking your questions during the webinar and want to know your thoughts about WebRTC. Is WebRTC just hype? Or is it truly a game-changer? I look forward to your participation.

Threats or Opportunities? How Three Innovations are Shaping the Future of Video Conferencing
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On-Line Webinar – August 29th – 11AM ET

A raft of technology and market developments threaten the very foundation of the video conferencing industry. Vendors, channel partners, and customers alike are struggling to understand how the future will be different. Or maybe it won't be different at all. Join Wainhouse Research Co-Founder and Research Director Andrew W. Davis along with industry leaders from Cisco, Lifesize, Polycom and Vidyo for an interactive discussion on a few of the key issues that are affecting enterprises' plans for video conferencing deployments.

  • Unified Communications: A tsunami or just an ebb tide when all is said and done? Is UC really the key to pervasive video?
  • WebRTC: Lifeboat or torpedo for the videoconferencing industry?
  • Video as a Service: What are the risks and rewards for the customer? Does VaaS jeopardize the vendor-channel partner relationship?

Four Reasons Why Visual Collaboration Will Make Audio Conferencing Extinct
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On-Line Webinar – August 8th, 2013 – 1PM ET

Many people have long predicted that video conferencing would one day become the communication tool of choice for organizations large and small. At last, thanks to four tectonic shifts in technology and the business environment, the future is upon us.

Learn why leading companies are now saying goodbye to audio-only conferencing in favor of the productivity gains of face-to-face visual collaboration.

Rein in the Measurable Benefits of Cloud Technology
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On-Line Webinar – August 14th – 2PM ET

Research shows that companies operating their contact centers in the cloud spend 27 percent less on their annual contact center costs. In the webinar, Rein in the Measurable Benefits of Cloud Technology, Andy Bird, executive director, product management and development at eLoyalty, a TeleTech Company, and Tina Valdez, strategic product specialist at Cisco, discuss the operational, functional, and financial benefits associated with the adoption of cloud contact center technology.

Funding School Based Health Centers by Cisco Grants Office
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On-Line Webcast – July 23, 2013 – 2PM ET

Join Grants Office and special guests from Cisco as we discuss these topics. The latest information on the future of federal funding for SBHCs and their capital improvement projects, Specific strategies and tips for positioning a winning application to HRSA through SBHCC or any future programming, Writing technology and equipment (such as telehealth capabilities into SBHCC proposals) and Leveraging national, regional and local foundations for SBHC projects. Register now!

VCIG Special Interest Group - Distance Learning
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On-Line Virtual Session – July 27th, 2013 - 1PM ET

The Distance Learning SIG meeting in July will focus on BYOBP (Bring Your Own Best Practices). We will hold a round table discussion of VGIC DL sig members on what is the no. 1 thing working for your distance learning program. Discuss what is working in your program that can be replicated in other distance learning environments, is sustainable, and you feel is the appropriate use of technology (i.e. mobility, fixed unit room layout, etc.)

Securing the Open Network Environment - Cisco One Webcast Series
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On-Line Webcast – July 30th, 2013 – 12:00-1:00PM ET

Please join us on July 30 for an educational webcast where a panel of experts will discuss key security considerations and requirements for Software Defined Networking (SDN), and networking concepts that are fast gaining market traction.

Are You Delighting or Disappointing Your Customers? How to Map Your Customer Experience
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On-Line Webcast – July 31st, 2013 – 1:00-2:00PM ET

Is your organization delighting or disappointing your customers? Do you have a clear understanding of your customers' needs and perceptions in their interactions across multiple channels? What must you change to ensure that your brand promise is reinforced at every customer touchpoint? Customer journey maps provide insight into these questions and enable organizations to see interactions from the customer's perspective. Understanding the customer journey is vital for organizations that want to reinvent customer experiences and dramatically impact customer loyalty.

Enterprise Connect Tour - SIP Trunking Tour 2013
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San Francisco, CA – June 19th, 2013 – Le Meridien
Chicago, IL – June 26th, 2013 – Hyatt Regency
Virtual On-Line Event – July 10th

The Enterprise Connect Tour: Implementing SIP Trunking, will feature a number of sessions exploring the technical challenges, procurement issues, and communications potential of SIP trunks. If your enterprise needs to modernize its wide area communications network, you need to attend this program to learn the ins and outs of SIP trunks.

BbWorld 2013 + DEVCON
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Las Vegas, NV – July 7-11, 2013
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center

Don't miss BbWorld, the education technology conference of the year. It delivers relevant sessions by expert speakers, valuable networking opportunities, world-renowned keynote presenters, hands-on training and more.

Implementing SIP Trunking
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On-Line Live Webcast – July 10, 2013 – 11AM - 4PM ET

Enterprises continue their efforts to migrate to SIP trunks, but the process remains challenging. Issues of interoperability remain, as do the challenges around procurement and implementation from the carriers. Also, the cost/benefit equation vis a vis PRIs is evolving, as is the vendor landscape for both carrier services and session border controllers (SBCs). The bottom line is that SIP trunks are just as critical a part of your communications future—and just as complicated—as they've ever been. That's why Enterprise Connect is once again bringing an in-depth program to your desktop, to help you understand the value proposition of SIP trunking, and how to secure it.

Wainhouse Research UC+C Summit 2013
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Santa Clara, CA – July 16-17, 2013
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

The major Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) event in North America in 2013 offers business managers, IT / conferencing professionals & leading vendors, integrators, and resellers the perfect meeting place to learn the latest developments in the industry, hear from world-renowned analysts, & develop collaborative strategies for 2013 and beyond.

VCIG Live! - Improving the End User Experience
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On-Line Webcast – July 18th, 2013 - 1PM ET

This interactive session will focus on how we, as internal and external service providers, can improve the End User Experience from both the on-site and back-end processes when using videoconferencing and other collaborative tools. Please join our experienced panelists who have invested a significant piece of their careers to focus on this topic.


Cloud Unified Communications rEVOLUTION

Join Wainhouse Research's Bill Haskins at one of three opportunities at a Polycom Executive Experience Center. Click on the city of the preferred event date for specific details:

Tuesday, June 11th, 12-2PM CDT – Dallas, Chicago, and Denver
Wednesday, June 12th, 12-2PM EDT – New York, Boston, and Herndon VA
Tuesday, June 18th, 12-2PM PDT – San Jose, Irvine, and Seattle

WR’s Bill Haskins will be the featured analyst at a set of joint Masergy, Polycom, and Broadsoft multi-city events taking place next month. Each two-hour session will be based in three cities, taking place in Polycom Executive Experience Centers. Bill will discuss UC Trends and Hot Topics in the Enterprise Space, and be joined by experts from Broadsoft, Masergy, and Polycom, who will provide case studies, strategies for cloud-based UC deployments, and how to best overcome challenges in deployment. The sessions will utilize Polycom’s RealPresence solution between each three-city configuration, and lunch is included as well.

E2 Conference
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Boston, MA – June 17-19, 2013
Boston Marriott Copley Place

E2 is the only event that highlights the new choices and challenges organizations face as a result of these shifts in technology. We offer our audience of decision makers in IT, marketing and other lines of business a progressive forum to engage in discussions about the future of software, and how to mold their strategies for business success.

Cisco ONE Webcast: Using Open Source in Networked Environments – Discover the Possibilities and Benefits
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On-Line Live Webcast – June 18, 2013 – 12PM ET

During the hour, we will explore the mechanics behind open source projects and communities, what these technologies mean to customers, and what vendors like Cisco and IBM are doing in this space, including an overview of the recently announced OpenDaylight project under the Linux foundation.

Unify Customer Experience with Microsoft Lync
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On-Line Live Webcast – June 19, 2013 – 2-3PM ET

In this session, contact center expert Sheila McGee-Smith, along with Todd Simons of prairieFyre Software, will offer insights into these Lync contact center market trends and discuss why Lync is an ideal IP PBX solution for small and medium sized businesses looking to unify customer experience, improve management and reporting, and ultimately drive customer satisfaction.

Cisco Live 2013
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Orlando, FL – June 23-27, 2013

The IT Management program at Cisco Live features the industry’s best education and networking for the leaders tasked with helping their organizations realize the potential of the technologies that will define the future. Be a part of the premier event for technology leaders with an eye on their own future– and connect with Cisco experts, partners, and thousands of your colleagues.

How to Boost Productivity in the Age of the Video-Enabled Workforce
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On-Line Webiner – June 27, 2013 – 12-1PM ET

Businesses today operate in an intensely competitive, distributed, and volatile economy. Pressure to spend less and grow more stresses your most valuable and constrained resource – your people. To complicate things further, the competition to attract and retain information workers grows stronger every day.

It’s time to see for yourself how face-to-face video collaboration can enrich business applications and workflows to streamline communications, unlock greater productivity, and speed the arrival at better decisions.

How the Cloud is Transforming UC
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On-Line Webinar – June 28, 2013 – 1-2PM ET

Join Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst Bill Haskins as he discusses how the rise of cloud-based unified communications solutions will change how companies adopt and implement next-generation UC platforms in the enterprise.

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Orlando, FL – June 8-14, 2013
Orange County Convention Center

Every summer, the best and brightest of the professional audiovisual communications industry gather at InfoComm to learn new skills, discover innovative solutions, network with each other and celebrate their successes. They come to Collaborate, Communicate and Connect.

Attracting more than 950 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees from over 90 countries, InfoComm is the largest pro AV show in the world.

UBTech 2013
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Orlando, FL – June 10-12, 2013
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

A National Summit on Higher Education Technology and Leadership

Higher education's most focused high-level conversation about technology's impact on every aspect of campus leadership and practice.

Navigating the Emerging Gap in Large Conference Calls & Webcast Event Solutions - Wainhouse
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On-Line Webinar – June 12th, 1PM ET

The market for event services is undergoing its largest transformation in 15 years. As the value of conference calls and webcasts for events has become well proven and adoption continues to increase, a gap between traditional, full-service, operator-assisted event services and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) self-service alternatives is becoming apparent.

To gain an understanding of the characteristics and magnitude of this emerging gap from the user’s perspective, Wainhouse Research just completed an online survey of large conference call / web event producers and assistants.

Cisco: New Benchmarks for Storage Networks
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On-Line Live Webcast – May 16th, 2013 – 11AM ET

The data center landscape has changed dramatically: virtualization, cloud technologies, and dramatic growth in data. Storage is no exception. Discover how new storage networking solutions from Cisco address new requirements for the SAN while establishing new benchmarks for performance, reliability, and architectural flexibility.

Learn How Top Universities Enhance Teaching & Curriculum With Video Communication
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On-Line Webinar – May 21st, 2013 – 4-5PM ET

Today’s educators are under pressure to supplement classroom instruction with online and virtual learning. Teachers and students need to connect face-to-face while online and collaborate with experts not available on campus. Many schools have adopted hardware-based video conferencing to address this challenge but its impact has been limited due to high cost, interoperability issues and networking overhead.

Join us for this webinar to learn how universities like Arizona State, Emory and Northwestern use Vidyo to successfully deliver a range of amazing learning experiences. We’ll also unveil NET+ Vidyo, a new service from Internet2 and Vidyo that makes it simple for you to replicate this success at your school.

Are Video Room Systems Going the Way of the Dinosaur? - Vidyo
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On-Line Webiner – May 22nd, 2013 – 2PM ET

The video market has been swept by a software revolution. Software-based solutions have transformed the video conferencing infrastructure market, while desktop and mobile apps have all but eliminated the personal video appliance segment. The last bastion of purpose-built hardware systems remains in the conference room, but will the software revolution spell the end of the room system as we know it?

Frost & Sullivan Roadshow: Visual Communications in the Manufacturing Industy
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Polycom Experience Centers (See Site for Locations) – May 8th, 2013

Come to one of our Polycom Experience Centers and hear about unified communications solutions for your specific industry and get hands-on experience with Polycom technology.

Frost & Sullivan analyst Rob Arnold, Manager, Unified Communications and Collaboration and John Paul Williams, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Polycom, will be leading presentations focusing on collaboration and productivity in the manufacturing industries.

Responding to the Surging Threat of Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) Attacks in Contact Centers — U.S. DHS Issues new TDoS Warning
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On-line Webinar – May 8th, 2013

A new industry webinar from SecureLogix will use real-world data to take you inside many of these contact center threats and attack schemes so that you can better understand the criminal objectives and mechanisms employed by the attackers to compromise your security. SecureLogix will also unveil a new approach for identifying and filtering "negative value calls" out of precious contact center environments for increased productivity at reduced costs.

AVST Webinar: Making Lync Your Softphone
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On-Line Live Webcast – May 9th, 2013 – 1-2PM ET

Looking to make the most out of you Lync implementation, while leveraging your existing PBX? Join us for this all new webinar, "Making Lync Your Softphone." By utilizing AVST’s Intelligent Gateway, AVST bridges the gap between Lync and your existing PBX.

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Las Vegas, NV – May 6-10, 2013
Mandalay Bay

Learn about the latest innovations at the Interop Conference—including virtualization, mobility, cloud computing and data center advances—and get up to speed on how to leverage new technologies to increase productivity and improve collaboration in your enterprise.

Wainhouse Research - Collaborate! Webinar
On the Front Lines of Corporate Streaming Deployment
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On-line Webcast – April 23, 2013 – 1PM ET

Presenters: Alan Langford, Director of Broadcast & Media Productions, JC Penney; Steve Tingley, Media Center Director, American Family Insurance

Join Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst Steve Vonder Haar as he discusses the real-world experiences of executives at large companies who are on the front lines of selecting and implementing technologies used in video-enriched business communications.

Exploring Strategies for Unified Communications
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On-line Webcast – April 24, 2013 – 11AM ET

the webinar will outline strategies for blending technology with organizational needs and structure in order to take that step toward more streamlined internal communication. The webinar, Transforming the Way We Meet and Communicate through Unified Communications, will be led by industry veteran Dr. S. Ann Earon, Chairperson Emeritus, IMCCA. Speakers include Mike Brandofino, EVP Video and Unified Communications, AVI-SPL, Bob Romano, Vice President, Global Marketing, Radvision, An Avaya Company, Bob Wise, EVP, West IP Communications.

Cisco ONE Webcast Series: An Introduction to the Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK)

On-line Live Webcast – April 9, 2013 – 12PM ET

As part of the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) educational series, this live online event will focus on Cisco’s approach to open networking with the Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK).

During the hour, Ayman Sayed, Cisco Senior Vice President of the Network Operating Systems Technology Group, will be joined by industry experts to discuss how the easy-to-use toolkit provides users access to the valuable data and services inside the network for development, automation, and rapid service creation with Cisco's onePK Software Development Kit (SDK).

Video Conferencing: What's Your Payoff?

On-line Webinar – April 10, 2013 – 2-3PM ET

What's your sunk cost in video conferencing? Is it paying off? Are employees adopting it and are executives paying attention? Hear from analyst, Robin Gareiss of Nemertes Research and moderator, Eric Krapf of Enterprise Connect as well as from one leading company who is making champions out of video conference early adopters - despite reports of low utilization. We'll talk about whether investments in video conferencing really add up to bottom line results, and if so, how you can demonstrate savings and returns to upper management -- before your video conference plug is pulled. You're doing everything you can to ensure your company stays at the forefront of technology and communications trends. Your video conference investment is part of the equation. See what others are doing to make it work - increasing video utilization and decreasing travel expenses without additional investment.

TeleSpan's Eight Annual Future of Conferencing Workshop

Las Vegas, NV – March 7-8, 2013
Palace Station Hotel & Casino

TeleSpan's Eighth Annual Future of Conferencing Workshop is about "Game Changers". The market is no longer just about offering conference calls or videoconferencing, it's about several new waves, really a tsunami, of collaboration tools and options. It’s a Web-driven social networking driven industry now. As such, we will have the best ever line up of speakers teaching us how to profit in this new environment. As always—it will be a workshop you won’t want to miss.

Wainhouse Research UC+C Summit 2013 - Virtual Summit

On The Web – March 7, 2013 – 10 AM to 4PM ET

Learn about unified communications technologies most relevant to you and your business by watching selected presentations from the recent UC&C Summit — held in Amsterdam — and interacting in live Q&A sessions with Wainhouse Research analysts. Hear about best practices in implementing UC&C and see how others are tackling the challenges and recognizing the benefits from its deployment.

Enterprise Connect

Orlando, FL – March 18-21, 2013
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Drive your migration to next-gen communications and collaboration at Enterprise Connect 2013, March 18-21 in Orlando. The conference program covers the full range of platforms, services and applications that comprise modern communications and collaboration systems.