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The Future of Communications


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•  IoT    •  Chatbots    •  AI/ML    •  Predictive Analytics   
•  5G    •  HetNets    •  NFV    •  SDWAN    •  Real Time Communications   

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COMMUNICATIONS 20/20

Communications was once a person to person mechanism, today we are interacting with human and smart machines. The move from traditional phone networks to VoIP, from wired to wireless, from voice to chat all involved two or more people at the ends of conversations...

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WHO ATTENDS

Key stakeholders seeking to leverage the power of new software defined communications solutions, ubiquitous connectivity and contextual processing to create new business models, and outpace their competition. Call Centers - Developers - Enterprise - Analysts/Investors - Strategists - Service Providers. Ensure the future of communications secures your success, not prevents it!

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The Communications 20/20 conference program will focus on topics that are important to individuals and companies entrenched in the traditional communications ecosystem that want to understand how to adapt and profit from the new software defined communications trends that will permeate through...

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Featured Speakers


Jennifer Blatnik

VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing, Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

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Wes Sylvester

Director, Digital Transformation,
Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems

Wes Sylvester is Director of Cisco Systems' Digital Transformation Group for the Americas. In this role, Wes and his team work with Cisco's manufacturing, transportation, utility, energy, and oil and gas customers to establish business case, architecture and integrated communications network strategies for a variety of delivery value chains. Wes comes to Cisco with over a decade of industrial, energy, and utility focused experience in multiple marketing and sales leadership roles; most recently as the Director of Smart Grid for Siemens Energy Inc. Wes holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MSOE in Milwaukee, and a MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.

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Jessica Smith

Senior Research Analyst, Business Insider

Business Insider

Jessica Smith is a Senior Research Analyst at Business Insiders subscription research arm, BI Intelligence. Smiths research focuses on how emerging technologies are creating new platforms and disrupting legacy platforms. Her most recent reports include the Voice Assistants Landscape report, and the Virtual Reality Report. Smith has been writing about the technology industry for the past decade, and has a bachelors and masters degrees in technology from Syracuse University.

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Andrei Soroker

Director of Product Strategy, 8x8

8x8

Andrei Soroker serves as the director of product strategy of Sameroom at 8x8. Andrei joined 8x8 in January 2017 through the acquisition of Sameroom, a team chat interoperability startup that he co-founded and served as CEO. Prior to Sameroom, Andrei founded Kato.im and formerly worked at connect.me, Rdio and Mindjet Corporation. Andrei graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2003.

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Arun Rajasekaran

Director, DSP Engineering, Plantronics

Plantronics

As Director of DSP Engineering for Plantronics, Arun Rajasekaran provides strategic guidance and leads internal and external teams working on embedded software (firmware, DSP, and IoT) development. In addition, he is also responsible for leading the company’s enterprise and consumer wearable communication product architecture, design, and development efforts. This includes spearheading global engineering efforts related to the conceptualization of next generation connected wearable tech platforms. Previous to Plantronics, Rajasekaran was an engineering manager at Blackberry, where he led embedded systems teams in the United States and Canada. Additional positions that have contributed to Rajasekaran’s more than 23 years of experience include vice president of engineering at Xingtera, and director of engineering at Ikanos Communications. Rajasekaran holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and a BE (Honors) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

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David Lee

Vice President Platform, Ringcentral

Ringcentral

David Lee, VP of Platform Products at RingCentral, drives the product vision and roadmap strategy and oversees the engineering and developer teams. Prior to RingCentral, David was VP of Product Management at Box driving platform strategy and leading the Product Development team responsible for desktop, mobile, partner and enterprise integrations. Before Box, David was a Senior Product Manager in Yahoo’s video advertising division, securing partnerships with ISPs and responsible for development of Yahoo’s creative management platform and applications. At WebEx, Lee launched their MeetMeNow service and led UI design across the WebEx product line. Earlier in his career, David worked as a systems engineer at Boeing and Universal Avionics.Lee received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and his MBA from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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Chip Wilcox

Chief Marketing Officer, Temasys Communications

Temasys Communications

Chip has over 25 years of experience with an international track record in leadership, general management, planning, product and operations management. He was a Product Manager for Yahoo! Mail and Messenger (SEA) and has held senior roles in Digital Media, Healthcare, Consulting, Insurance and Financial Services with Yahoo!, International SOS, CapGemini, and others. He joined Temasys in 2014 as SVP Operations, was CEO from May 2014 to December 2015, and now holds responsibility for product, marketing and public relations for Temasys. He holds a BA from DePauw University and earned an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

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Tony Jamous

President, Nexmo

Nexmo

Tony Jamous is president of Nexmo, a Vonage Company. He joined Vonage as part of Vonage’s acquisition of Nexmo, Inc. in June 2016.The co-founder and former CEO of Nexmo, Mr. Jamous has more than 14 years of experience in building high growth technology businesses with a focus on cloud communications and mobile. Prior to founding Nexmo, he held commercial positions in sales and business development at mBlox, a global messaging provider, where he focused on messaging and mobile payments.Mr. Jamous holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Grenoble Institute of Technology in France and an M.B.A from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland (IMD), with a focus on leadership development and organizational behavior.

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In Evolving Communications Landscape, How Can You Establish that You are Part of the Future?


Communications was once a person-to-person mechanism allowing individuals to collaborate or share information with others. The move from traditional phone networks to VoIP, from wired to wireless, from voice to chat all involved two or more people at the ends of conversations.

The next wave however will represent the largest shift in our lifetimes - the most important communications innovations in the next decade will transcend people. This software-defined future will uproot corporations, contact centers, developers and service providers.

Those who understand this wave will be able to harness it. Those who don't, risk drowning as their competitors leapfrog them.

Digital Transformation
Chatbots
AI/Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
5G
HetNets
NFV
SD-WAN
Real-Time Communications
APIs

 

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February 17-20, 2018


Fort Lauderdale, Florida