Orlando, FL, June 09, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced the kick-off of its Perspectives™14 Customer and Partner Summit and exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL. Perspectives14 brings together leaders in the communications, software, social networking, enterprise and service provider communities to share and exchange ideas that impact the current and future communications landscape. In addition to keynotes from leading executives from market leaders BT, SAP, Samsung, T-Mobile and Verizon, the conference will also include a regulatory perspective from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Jonathan Chambers.
“Our industry is changing faster than at any other time in recent history and our esteemed line-up of keynote speakers and panelists will address the vital topics and trends that are driving these changes,” said Brad Bush, Chief Marketing Officer of GENBAND. “We are delighted to host more than 700 attendees from virtually every region in the world and provide a unique forum for our customers and partners to hear perspectives from some of today’s most notable thought leaders.”
In addition to Jonathan Chambers from the FCC’s Chief Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis, Perspectives14 guest speakers and keynotes include world-renowned author and business thought leader Gary Hamel, ranked as the world’s most influential business thinker by The Wall Street Journal; Clive Selley, Chief Executive Officer of Service & Operations & Group CIO for BT Technology; Nayaki Nayyar, Senior Vice President of Cloud CRM and Integration for SAP; Dr. Dave Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Healthcare at Samsung; Drew Kelton, Executive Vice President of B2B at T-Mobile; Kyle Malady, Senior Vice President of Global Network Operations at Verizon; Jakob Carnemark, Chief Executive Officer at Aligned Energy; and James Kraeutler, Senior Director of Business Development for LiveOps.
Key topics explored at Perspectives14 include innovative approaches to IP network transformation and sustainability; improving the customer communications experience; the evolving communications landscape; leveraging disruptive technologies such as WebRTC and OTT or Over-the-Top; and new telecommunications architectures (Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud communications).
GENBAND will be joined by partners, solutions providers and applications developers from around the world to demonstrate groundbreaking new technologies and solutions in the Perspectives14 exhibition hall. Featured GENBAND solutions include SMART CORE™ (Network Transformation, NFV, IMS); SMART SESSION™ (Distributed Session Border Controller (SBC), SIP Trunking, IP Interconnect, Enterprise SBC); SMART EXPERIENCE™ (Unified Communications (UC), Mobility, Messaging); Enterprise; NUViA™ cloud; fring OTT; and SPiDR™ WebRTC.
Perspectives14 sponsors include: Samsung –Event Level; HP and SAP – Platinum; Arrow S3, Black Box, Ericsson and Polycom – Gold; Alternate Communications, Calix, GlobalLogic, mPortal, Netas and Tech Mahindra – Silver; and Exhibitor and special sponsors include Yealink, Innovative Systems, T-Metrics, NetNumber, Impiger Mobile, Edgewater Networks, Artesyn Embedded Technologies, ClearBlade, Westcon, Phoenix Telecom Solutions, TalkPoint, Radisys, F5, IDT, Relayware, TelEfficient, OneAccess Networks, TelStrat, Telmar, Avnet and True North.
FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCE™, GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.
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