UC Talks – 29-30 August
New for 2017! Integrate and IMCCA have teamed up to give you an insight into the latest trends in Unified Communications Technology. Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues in conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. What disruptions are just over the horizon? How are mobility and interoperability impacting the industry? What impact are mobile devices having within organizations? and more...
Workspaces of Tomorrow
Work is now what you do, not where you go. In this panel session, discover new work environments and policies that have been a great success for organizations. Learn how the tenets of smarter working and activity based working change office designs and the collaboration tools we use within them. Hear how collaboration technologies support a better work life balance, with people wasting less time commuting and enjoying more family time. Get details about how organizations are reaping the rewards of lower real estate and facilities costs and happier, more productive workers.
UC In The Cloud – The Big Players Pushing Users To Annuity Offerings
In this presentation we’ll address move of the industry toward the cloud. Whether it’s Microsoft’s Office365, Google’s G-Suite, Cisco’s Spark or any of the other offerings, it is clear that the service providers want to move their users to an end-user annuity model for collaboration and productivity. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the various Collaboration as a Service options and explain what you need to know to use them effectively. With dozens of providers now offering visual collaboration and UC as a service, does anyone need to buy anything anymore? Will everyone soon be using cloud consumption models?
Cutting The Cord – The New Breed of Wireless Presentation Systems
Looking for the right connector to hook-up your device in a conference room has always been a daunting task, with VGA, Display-Port, and now HDMI amongst the choices. End-users demanded an easier way, and manufacturers responded with wireless connections – but not all were compatible with all devices. To break-through this confusion, some videoconference platforms now offer their own system for wirelessly connecting – which can be as simple as joining the meeting from your device. This panel discussion will explore the history, the various options available and the plusses and minuses of each type of choice.
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Touch and Collaborate –Interactive Displays Poised to be our Industry’s Latest Craze
This panel session will examine how new products are driving exponential growth in the interactive display market. With Cisco’s Sparkboard, Google’s Jamboard, Microsoft’s Surface Hub and other new entrants taking their place next to existing interactive whiteboards and touch displays, the market is exploding. Find out how these products work and are managed within an organization. Learn when they help vs. provide no real value. Discover the correct combination of features to suit your unique needs.
The Huddle Room Explosion – How to wade through the technology solutions coming to market and find the right ones
In this panel session, explore best practices for selecting huddle room technology. Many organizations have embraced the concept of the huddle room— a meeting space that holds only a handful of people as they collaborate together - but the options for executing that concept are endless. Some solutions require users to bring their own devices. Others are entirely self-contained, with no BYOD required. How will you select the right technology for these now critical spaces? Our panelists will lay out the benefits, risks, and applications of each approach.
State of the Industry Discussion
Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. What disruptions are just over the horizon? How are mobility and interoperability impacting the industry? What are the latest user applications in business, education and healthcare? What does convergence look like in the home, as well as in business? What impact are mobile devices having within organizations? What role do managed services offerings and the cloud play in making use of these technologies effective and seamless? Attend the luncheon to learn, ask questions and challenge the panelists.