January 8, 2018

Conference Preview: Enterprise Connect 2018

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At the start of a new year, you’re reinvigorated and busy setting goals, planning ahead, and implementing ideas that have long been on the docket. By the time the last month of Q1 sets in, that excitement and energy has begun to fade. You could use a boost.

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If you’re an enterprise-level IT professional and that sounds like you, we have good news. Enterprise Connect 2018 is set for March 12-15 in Orlando, Florida, and it’s exactly the event to attend if you need a lift to carry your IT communications and collaboration efforts into Q2 and beyond.

About Enterprise Connect Orlando

Enterprise Connect Orlando is designed to provide enterprise communications and collaboration IT decision-makers with the in-depth, vendor-neutral insights they need to get to the next level.

Today’s leading and emerging technologies, including the Cloud and voice-activated systems, change the way teams work together. Success requires staying ahead of the curve. At Enterprise Connect Orlando, you’ll gain the expertise you need to upgrade or replace a legacy system or even fully onboard next-generation communications tools. The conference has one goal:

To help you maximize your investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps and networks.

Those who will benefit most from the event include IT decision makers, application developers, equipment manufacturers or service providers, system dealers, system integrators, value-added resellers, IT analysts, and investors. If you think the conference would be great for you but other members of your team need convincing, you can even download a justification letter to share with a boss.

Attendance Details

Expert-level content shared in 70 degree sunshine? What’s better than that? Enterprise Connect will take place in early March at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, where the average monthly temperatures are in the high 70s — a nice way to close out a harsh winter.

The conference organizers have partnered with local resorts for discounted attendee pricing with amenities included. There will be a free shuttle service from the partner hotels to the event venue. Sessions kick-off bright and early on the morning of Monday, March 12, and the locknote concludes the conference at noon on March 15.

Extra Events

In addition to sessions and speakers, Enterprise Connect Orlando will feature a three-day expo where attendees can explore and interact with new and top technologies.

For social events, the conference organizers have scheduled two separate networking receptions, an appreciation party, and even a 5K fun run. They’ve also peppered the event with plenty of fun and useful extras, including professional headshots, a golf simulator, digital caricatures, and copious amounts of free coffee.

Enterprise Connect Orlando Programming

The programming for Enterprise Connect Orlando features more than 60 sessions divided into nine tracks:

Click on each to see some of the sessions featured for that track. You can follow one or more tracks to ensure you’re getting access to the content that matters most to you.

In addition to individual track sessions and panels, there will be a variety of conference-wide sessions and keynote speakers to look forward to. Check out some of the names you can expect to hear from and topics you can expect to explore:

Keynote Speakers

  • Jonathan Rosenberg, VP and CTO, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
  • Cal Henderson, CTO and Co-founder, Slack
  • Carlin Wiegner, GM, Amazon Web Services
  • Bob Davis, Corporate VP, Office 365 Engineering, Microsoft
  • Frerk-Malte Feller, Director of Workplace Ecosystem Partnerships, Facebook

General Sessions

Is Team Collaboration The Future of Enterprise Communications?

Listen as experts from the team collaboration world debate the role of their technology in the bigger picture and address common challenges. You’ll leave primed on the role team collaboration is likely to play going forward, and what you must do to prepare.

Has The Software-Communications Revolution Finally Arrived?

The shift of communications from hardware to software isn’t new, but it is poised to transform the entire industry. Learn more about how close we are to universal use of embedded communications, cloud services, and next-gen integrations such as AI and IoT.

Resiliency, Disaster Recovery, And Emergency Communications: New Threats, New Ways To Prepare

After a year of unprecedented man-made and natural disasters, this session is an important recap on how you can use cloud, mobility, and other technologies to prepare for the worst.

Enterprise Summit: What’s The Way Forward For Communications And Collaboration?

Every day, more communications and collaboration technologies arrive on the market. How do you know which might be appropriate for your organization, and how do you create an adoption strategy? This session will answer those big questions.

Learn More And Register

Does Enterprise Connect Orlando sound like positive addition to your first quarter? Use our discount code: TECHADV that will offer $200 off advance rates or a free expo pass.  This can be in conjunction with the group discount rate of an additional $100 off per registration for groups of 3 or more. You can learn more and register here.