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You can plan your time at Enterprise Connect 2019 by building your schedule, and access it during the show via export to your personal calendar or within the official Enterprise Connect Mobile App (available February 2019).

Technical Levels are defined as:

High Advanced/Expert level: Technology concepts and implementation will be discussed in detail. Assumes fluency with the technology being discussed. Most likely to appeal to practitioners responsible for technology on a day-to-day basis
Medium Intermediate level. Technology concepts and implementation will be discussed, but the focus will be on decision-making and trends around the technology, rather than on the detailed working of the technology itself. Assumes familiarity with technical concepts but not necessarily detailed, hands-on knowledge.
Low Introductory or Business level. Technology concepts and implementation are addressed from a high level if at all, with the focus instead being on markets, industry trends, or leadership strategies in which the technology plays a role. No prior knowledge of the technology is required to understand the discussion.
Monday | 8:00 am

Big Brands & Convergence: Understanding the UCaaS Market Landscape

What you need to know to select the provider that best fits your specific business case.

Presenter: Elka Popova (Frost & Sullivan)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Cloud Communications

Technical Level: Medium

Breaking Down Enterprise Barriers to Improve Customer Experience

Learn how to break down the barriers and leverage contact center-generated data to produce real improvements in CX.

Presenter: Chris Marron (MZA)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Low

Communications & Collaboration Platforms 2022: Is the Transition Underway?

A leading industry analyst will discuss how much of a future your current platform has, and what platform will replace it (if any).

Presenter: Tim Banting (GlobalData)

Track: Communications & Collaboration 2022

Technical Level: Low

Huddle Rooms: Behind the Scenes

Get a better understanding of the huddle room trend, and how to make huddle rooms work for your company--whether you're an enterprise, reseller, or vendor.

Presenter: Ira Weinstein (Recon Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Medium

Mobile Strategies To Finally Eliminate the Desk Phone

Get up to speed on enterprise-oriented mobile services, how offerings compare, and what use cases might best.

Presenter: Michael Finneran (dBrn Associates)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Unified Communications

Technical Level: Low

Tutorial: The Transformative Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on UC

Get a brief overview of artificial intelligence, then drill down into specific applications in the communications field that leverage natural language processing, reasoning, and learning.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Williams (BC Strategies)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: AI & Speech Technologies

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Monday | 9:00 am

Best Practices In Securing Unified Communications

What are the new challenges of security for video, team chat, and other emerging risk areas? And what solutions can be applied to UC applications on a broad basis?

Presenter: Sorell Slaymaker (Unified IT Systems)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: High

Hot Topics: Security / Compliance

Contact Centers 2022: Automation vs. AI-Assisted Humans: Where to Draw the Line

Will AI replace agent workload and reduce the number of agents; or merely supplement agent activity to provide better CX, while incrementally improving agent metrics?

Presenters: Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics), Nicolas De Kouchkovsky (CaCube Consulting)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Communications & Collaboration 2022

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Innovation Showcase: Actionable Analytics

See rapid-fire presentations of new products that offer the ability to collect and analyze information that can be used to improve communications.

Presenter: Dave Michels (TalkingPointz)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: AI & Speech Technologies

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Staying Clear of Cloud Migration Land Mines

From planning to go-live, get practical guidance and best practices advice about the issues most likely to trip you up as you move to the cloud.

Presenter: Melissa Swartz (Swartz Consulting, LLC)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Cloud Communications

Technical Level: High

Team Collaboration Growing Pains

How do you make sure that Team Collaboration systems ill be enterprise-grade and truly production-ready?

Presenter: Zeus Kerravala (ZK Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces

Technical Level: Medium

Why You Need to Champion Communications Transformation in Your Organization

What you must do now to become the go-to person as new technologies and business trends like digital transformation fundamentally alter what IT does.

Moderator: Phil Edholm (PKE Consulting)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Strategic Leadership

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Organization & Management

Monday | 10:15 am

Communications & Collaboration: What’s the Way Forward?

In this session, thought leaders will give you a strategic view of where the communications industry is headed, and how communications and collaboration are likely to evolve in the digital future.

Moderators: Beth Schultz (No Jitter / Enterprise Connect), Jim Burton (C=T Link / BCStrategies)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Monday | 1:00 pm

Communications Hacks: Sources and Solutions

Learn about the latest variations on legacy security threats—toll fraud, SIP attacks, and telephony denial-of-service (TDos)

Moderator: Beth Schultz (Enterprise Connect/No Jitter)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Management & Security

Hot Topics: Security / Compliance

Enterprise Connect Theater Session

Location: Show Floor Theater

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus

Track: Open to All

Five9 Sponsored Session

Location: Sun C

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus

Track: Open to All

Harvesting PBX Budgets to Fund the Future: Make the Money Follow Your Priorities

Since the PBX is no longer the focal point for communication innovation in most organizations, it's time to shift the money to follow the priorities.

Presenter: Marty Parker (UniComm Consulting)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Strategic Leadership

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Market Report: How Customer Engagement is Driving the Enterprise

Can advances in AI and API-first solutions bridge the gap between CX expectations and the flawed customer experience?

Presenter: Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Low

Meeting the E911 Challenge

Learn about the legal and regulatory changes driving the need for a proactive 911 strategy, and how to maintain accurate 911 information in a multi-vendor environment, on premises and in the cloud.

Presenter: Irwin Lazar (Nemertes Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Unified Communications

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Security / Compliance

Video Conferencing in the Cloud: The Real Story

Not just the sales pitches, but the reality of what you gain (and what you might have to give up) if you go take the VC-as-a-Service plunge.

Moderator: Andrew Davis (Recon Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Medium

Monday | 2:00 pm

Benchmarking Enterprise Collaboration Success

How do you track the progress of collaboration programs and benchmark their performance, in order to be sure that they're meeting stakeholder expectations?

Presenter: Art Schoeller (Forrester Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Communications & Collaboration 2022: Emerging Technologies Realizing Their Promise?

Cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) have made the way we collaborate more efficient and cheaper, but that shouldn't be the end goal.

Presenter: Zeus Kerravala (ZK Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Communications & Collaboration 2022

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Hackathon Spotlight: Programmable Communications is for Everyone

Meet the winners and learn about notable hacks from TADHack-mini Orlando, held over the weekend before Enterprise Connect.

Moderator: Alan Quayle (TADHack)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Embedded Communications & APIs

Technical Level: Medium

How AI and Analytics Drastically Advance Customer Insight

How can you leverage structured and unstructured data to make both real-time and longer-term strategic decisions?

Presenter: Robin Gareiss (Nemertes Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: AI & Speech Technologies

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

SD-WAN Case Studies

End users discuss how much of the promise of SD-WAN is being realized today, and what work remains to be done.

Presenter: JR Simmons (COMgroup)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: Medium

Transitioning to Teams: What’s Your Next Move on Microsoft?

How does your organization successfully move to Teams from your current state, which may include Skype for Business or Skype Online?

Presenter: Kevin Kieller (enableUC)

Pass Type: Entire Event

Track: Unified Communications

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Tuesday | 7:00 am

5K Fun Run/Walk - Day 1

Let's Go for a Run! Join other attendees, speakers, media and exhibitors and get a bit of exercise before the start of your day with this 5k Fun Run!

Location: Gaylord Palms Hotel Lobby

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Open to All

Tuesday | 8:00 am

How Team Collaboration Is Fueling Convergence

A leading market research analyst provides a status report on the team collaboration market and how it provides a foundation for fueling convergence within the UC suite of applications.

Presenter: Diane Myers (IHS Markit)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces

Technical Level: Low

Speech Technologies for the Enterprise: Market Update

Understand the state of the art in Speech Technologies, and whether they really are ready for enterprise production deployment.

Presenter: Jon Arnold (J Arnold & Associates)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: AI & Speech Technologies

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

UCaaS Bells & Whistles vs. Nuts & Bolts

Looking beyond the glitz of the latest cloud communications and collaboration tools, get the guidance you need to find the right fit for your organization's specific deployment requirements.

Presenter: Elka Popova (Frost & Sullivan)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Cloud Communications

Technical Level: Medium

What Is Ideation—And Why Should You Care?

Ideation takes the old-school white board to the next level, allowing multiple people to collaborate regardless of location, device, or network.

Moderator: Ira Weinstein (Recon Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Low

What It Really Takes to Put AI to Work in Your Contact Center

A technical approach to making AI really work in your contact center, and what you have to do to enable it.

Presenter: Brent Kelly (KelCor)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Tuesday | 9:15 am

Enterprise Summit: Planning for a Future of Constant Change

Hear firsthand how your peers are navigating the evolving landscape.

Moderators: Beth Schultz (Enterprise Connect/No Jitter), Robin Gareiss (Nemertes Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Tuesday | 10:00 am

Microsoft Keynote

Speaker: Lori Wright (Microsoft)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Tuesday | 11:30 am

Amazon Web Services Keynote

Speaker: Pasquale DeMaio (Amazon)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Tuesday | 3:00 pm

Become the Trusted Advisor on Customer Experience for Your Business Leaders

What technologies can track and improve customer loyalty, and how can you drive these from an IT/comms perspective?

Presenter: Robin Gareiss (Nemertes Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Strategic Leadership

Technical Level: Medium

Can You Ensure QoS in Your Hybrid Cloud Deployment?

Moving to the cloud puts more of your traffic on networks controlled by others. What are the quality of service implications?

Presenter: Terry Slattery (NetCraftsmen)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: High

Enterprise Case Studies: The Evolving Roles of CRM and Contact Center

Hear from enterprises about the CC/CRM choices they have made.

Moderator: Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Microsoft vs. Cisco: Pain, Promise, and Transition

This popular in-depth session returns, comparing the two companies' solutions, including their calling, meetings, and team capabilities.

Presenters: Brent Kelly (KelCor), Phil Edholm (PKE Consulting)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Unified Communications

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Wednesday | 7:00 am

5K Fun Run/Walk - Day 2

Let's Go for a Run! Join other attendees, speakers, media and exhibitors and get a bit of exercise before the start of your day with this 5k Fun Run!

Location: Gaylord Palms Hotel Lobby

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Open to All

Wednesday | 8:00 am

CPaaS: The Gateway to Digital Transformation

With the guidance of a leading market research analyst, dive into how communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) is helping companies transform their communications strategies.

Presenter: Diane Myers (IHS Markit)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Embedded Communications & APIs

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Digital Transformation

Cloud Contact Center After the Sale: The Good, the Bad, the Reality

What happens after the initial implementation: positive and negative customer experiences, gotchas, glitches, concerns, costs and best practices

Presenter: Dennis Goodhart (Abilita)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Medium

Eye on Diversity & Inclusion: Developing Talent & Teams

Get practical advice on how to institutionalize diversity and create an inclusive environment, while simultaneously delivering on your enterprise communications and collaboration mission.

Moderator: Michelle Burbick (Enterprise Connect / No Jitter)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Strategic Leadership

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Organization & Management

Keeping Your UCaaS Migration on Track

Make sure your project roadmap keeps up with a constantly-changing technical environment, and that the goals you began the project with remain attainable and appropriate.

Presenter: Dave Stein (Stein Consulting Group)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Cloud Communications

Technical Level: Medium

SIP Trunking Services Update

If you still have legacy TDM trunks within your enterprise wide area network, you're not alone—but you're also overdue for a serious push to convert those trunks to SIP.

Presenter: Joseph Schmidt (TechCaliber Consulting)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Unified Communications

Technical Level: Medium

Wednesday | 10:00 am

Cisco Keynote

Speaker: Amy Chang (Cisco)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Expo Plus, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Wednesday | 10:45 am

Why Customer Engagement Is Leading the Enterprise Communications Conversation

Hear what leading contact center executives have to say on how to leverage the latest technology developments and create winning strategies for customer engagement.

Moderators: Beth Schultz (No Jitter / Enterprise Connect), Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Wednesday | 2:00 pm

AI In the Meeting Room…Seriously?

AI in the meeting room: The value it brings, the current state of readiness, and what's coming in the future.

Moderator: David Danto (Dimension Data Enterprise)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Cloud Contact Center Faceoff

Hear the pros and cons of cloud vs. CPE, to help reach your own conclusions about what's right for your enterprise.

Moderator: Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Low

Embedding Communications in Vertical Applications and Industries

Communications tools are being integrated-into many business applications, and understanding this wave and seizing the opportunities is key to your organization's future.

Presenter: Marty Parker (UniComm Consulting)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Embedded Communications & APIs

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Digital Transformation

Evolving Endpoint Decisions and Strategies: Enterprises Weigh In

Enterprise leaders share their unique approaches to communications endpoint decisions.

Moderator: Barb Grothe (The BAZ Group)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Unified Communications

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Decision Support

User Adoption Success Stories and Best Practices

What really gets users to embrace the new tools, and what benefits can you claim from these efforts?

Moderator: Blair Pleasant (COMMfusion LLC)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Strategic Leadership

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Organization & Management

Wednesday | 3:00 pm

Building One Chatbot Across All Your Channels: Large Enterprises Tell their Stories

Contact Center/Customer Experience thought leaders discuss scaling conversational AI in customer engagement.

Moderator: Daniel Hong (Forrester)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Cloud Communications Cost Management

Many enterprises face a fragmented, hands-off approach to procuring cloud-based communications services, creating a perfect storm of underutilized or redundant services and unexpectedly climbing costs. Here's what you can do about it.

Presenter: Robert Harris (Communications Advantage, Inc.)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Cloud Communications

Technical Level: Low

Getting Your Arms Around Mobile Messaging Integration

Messaging companies and carriers are pitching their solutions; what are the benefits, risks, and tradeoffs of the different approaches?

Presenter: Michael Finneran (dBrn Associates)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Embedded Communications & APIs

Technical Level: Medium

How Machine Learning is Changing Network Management Tools

Machine Learning (ML) promises better predictive analysis and troubleshooting, faster fixes and staff efficiency. But how far have ML and AI progressed into product form?

Presenter: Terry Slattery (NetCraftsmen)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

Moving from a CapEx to an OpEx Model for UC Collaboration

How the CapEx-to-OpEx change affects the corporate financials, technology risk, and adoption risk.

Presenter: John Bartlett (Polycom)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Strategic Leadership

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Securing Your Team Messaging Data

IT leaders must develop a proactive strategy for security and governance that meets compliance requirements, and that provides for data loss prevention.

Presenter: Irwin Lazar (Nemertes Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces

Technical Level: Medium

Hot Topics: Security / Compliance

Wednesday | 4:00 pm

End-Users Speak Out: Taming the Global Video and A/V Environment

Hear from your peers, and join the conversation on the biggest technology, management, and organizational challenges to success in enterprise video conferencing and AV.

Moderator: Yehuda Indig (Recon Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Low

Staying On-Prem: Maybe the Cloud’s Not Right for Me (Yet)

Focusing on the differences in decision-making and deploying a premise-based vs. a cloud-based model--financially, staffing requirements, implementation strategies, and options available.

Presenter: Steve Leaden (Leaden Associates)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Unified Communications

Technical Level: High

Hot Topics: Decision Support

Thursday | 8:00 am

Software-Based Video in the Meeting Room – Ready for Prime Time?

Software-based video solutions are all the rage, but do they provide the quality of experience reliability needed for use in the real world? And how can you choose the right solution for your firm?

Moderator: Ira Weinstein (Recon Research)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Medium

Will Automation Break My Network Faster than I Can Fix It?

Some enterprise managers worry that automation could actually exacerbate problems and cause them to spread more quickly. How to protect yourself.

Presenter: Terry Slattery (NetCraftsmen)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: Medium

Thursday | 9:00 am

Migrating from Your Current-Generation Collaboration Tools

How to get from where your users are today to where they're going, with as little disruption to processes and as many quick wins as possible.

Presenter: Blair Pleasant (COMMfusion LLC)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces

Technical Level: Low

Hot Topics: Organization & Management

The New Role of the Developer in the Contact Center

Working with line of business execs and IT, developers increasingly have a seat at the table to help drive customer experience innovation.

Moderator: Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics)

Presenter: Jeff Thompson (ProdAdvisory)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Contact Center & Customer Experience

Technical Level: Medium

What You’ll Wish You Knew About 5G

To take full advantage, you'll need to make significant changes to your indoor wireless infrastructure.

Presenter: Michael Finneran (dBrn Associates)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: Medium

Thursday | 11:15 am

Locknote & Town Hall

Close out your Enterprise Connect conference experience with a fast-paced, freewheeling discussion of the biggest trends and most interesting developments of an exciting week.

Moderators: Eric Krapf (Enterprise Connect / No Jitter), Beth Schultz (Enterprise Connect / No Jitter), Michelle Burbick (Enterprise Connect / No Jitter)

Panelists: Blair Pleasant (COMMfusion LLC), Kevin Kieller (enableUC), Sheila McGee-Smith (McGee-Smith Analytics), Irwin Lazar (Nemertes Research), Melissa Swartz (Swartz Consulting, LLC)

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference

Track: Keynotes & General Sessions