Is Team Collaboration the Future of Enterprise Communications?


Beth Schultz (Editor / Program Co-chair, No Jitter / Enterprise Connect)

Jim Burton (President, C-T Link)


Oji Udezue (Head of Product, Atlassian Stride, Atlassian)

Jonathan Rosenberg (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco)

Lori Wright (General Manager, Microsoft Teams Marketing, Microsoft)

Kira Makagon (Executive Vice President of Innovation, RingCentral)

Ilan Frank (Head of Enterprise Product, Slack)

Jan Hickisch (Vice President Global Solution Marketing, Unify)

Location: Osceola C

Date: Monday, March 12

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

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Track: Keynotes & General Sessions

Vault Recording: TBD

A strategic discussion of the role Team Collaboration is likely to play, and what you must do to prepare for it.

Team Collaboration has reached center stage in the past 12 months: The two biggest strategic players in enterprise communications—Cisco and Microsoft—are firmly committed to their respective Team Collab platforms as key to their go-forward strategies. Most of the other legacy vendors also have rolled out Team Collab, as have many of the Cloud Communications players. And the upstarts that pioneered this market—Slack and Atlassian—are pressing their first-mover opportunity to argue for Team Collab as the center of a fundamentally different approach to communications and collaboration. So is your enterprise’s Unified Communications (UC) roadmap about to make a detour into the world of Team Collaboration? Do you need a Team Collaboration strategy for your enterprise, and if so, how do you go about devising such a plan?

In this session, representatives from the hotly-contested world of Team Collaboration will take the stage to debate what approach to Team Collab best serves the enterprise, and what role this technology will play in your overall communications and collaboration picture. They’ll address the challenges that Team Collab still faces in terms of gaining adoption and providing enterprise-grade functionality, and they’ll describe what Team Collab can really do to provide your enterprise with ROI and next-generation capabilities. You’ll come away with a clearer idea of how to frame the issue of Team Collaboration for your enterprise.