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UC EXPO 2018

Don’t miss this year’s unified communications and collaboration event

UC EXPO, the largest unified communications and collaboration event in Europe, takes place on May 16-17 at ExCeL London.

UC EXPO

Bringing together 6,500 IT professionals and more than 100 specialist suppliers, the two-day event gives visitors the chance to network with peers, assess new products and technologies and gain insight from industry experts through an extensive seminar programme.

Now in its 13th year, UC EXPO 2018 will focus on how smarter collaboration can enable organisations to evolve into modern workplaces.

Bradley Maule-ffinch, EMEA Portfolio Director for UC EXPO, said: “Workplace habits are changing at an incredible pace. Generational changes in the workforce mean that many employees now expect to have flexible working practises, cool benefits and the latest technology as standard. As a result, the demands of Unified Communications and Collaboration technology are evolving rapidly. We’re looking forward to bringing together the world’s leading influencers and brands to discuss what the next evolution in smarter collaboration technology is going to be.”

Exhibition

With all major vendors under one roof, showcasing products across the areas of collaboration, cloud, networks, customer contact, security and AI, UC EXPO is a great place to discover new solutions or learn how to get the most from your existing ones.

Discover the latest innovations, including disruptive new technologies, and learn how to drive adoption, avoid pitfalls and achieve ROI. Take the opportunity to arrange private technical meetings with some exhibitors to discuss your needs in more detail.

Microsoft Partner Zone

Microsoft will once again have a dedicated partner village, the Microsoft Partner Zone, where visitors can discover the latest solutions from Microsoft and partners, including Yealink, which will be showcasing its Skype for Business and MS Teams handsets, and Videxio, which will be demonstrating its new Skype for Business gateway.

Seminars and debates

UC EXPO offers a jam-packed keynote programme featuring some of the best speakers in the industry. The free educational sessions are ‘first come, first served’ and cover a variety of topics.

The opening keynote on day one from Snorre Kjesbu, VP/GM Cisco Collaboration Endpoints Technology Group, will explore how organisations can accelerate productivity in a rapidly changing market using the right collaboration tools.

On day two, it’s the turn of ‘Chief Human Hacker’ Christopher Hadnagy from Social-Engineer, whose opening keynote will shine a light on the different techniques hackers use to breach organisations.

In The Future of Work Theatre, sponsor Fuze will reveal its latest research paper on how people, technology and processes are changing and defining the workplace of the future. Fuze VP of Product Michael Affronti will present Workforce Futures: Unlocking the Human Potential and share new findings on worker preferences, what makes work effective and the role of automation/AI.

Other seminars that have already been announced include:

  • Kim Wylie, Head of Customer Change and Transformation, Google: Digital Transformation with Teeth: Combining Change Management and Technology;
  • Praful Shah, Chief Strategy Officer, RingCentral: Cloud Computing & AI: 2018 & Beyond;
  • Dr Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight & Futures, BT Global Services Innovation Team: The Collaboration Conundrum;
  • Andy Duncan, IT Interface Manager, Spitfire Network Services: Practical solutions for ensuring voice quality in WANs and the Cloud;
  • Omar Javaid, Chief Product Officer, Vonage: How companies can utilise chatbots to build customer relationships;
  • Christopher Martini, VP for Microsoft at VOSS: Secrets of a Successful Microsoft UC Deployment.

There will also be a series of panel debates, where industry experts go head-to-head in discussions on key technologies and industry issues. These include how AI will impact the workplace; the productivity benefits of video collaboration; and what the future of work will look like and how we can prepare for it?

Future Tech Demo Zone

Another key attraction is the Future Tech Demo Zone, a dedicated space where visitors can test out cutting-edge technologies that are starting to change the way we work.

UC EXPO is free to attend if you register before 7pm on May 15. For more information and to register, please visit:

www.ucexpo.co.uk

See Panasonic on Stand B116

Panasonic, the world’s leading supplier of SIP and PBX products, will be showcasing its new NS UC IP server products at UC EXPO. These are designed especially for customers who want advanced IP and UC solutions and the security of an on-premise hardware solution. It will also be showing its new range of Panasonic SIP terminals, with new design concepts and features developed with the hosted market in mind.

Alongside these communications products, Panasonic will be displaying Visual products, including a videowall and interactive screen.

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