Posts tagged Unified Communications

Learn Video Collaboration Strategies at Today’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

This week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando is covering the wide array of challenges facing IT executives and companies in the midst of digital transformation.

We hope you’ll meet with AVI-SPL experts at booth 717 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort to learn about the value that video collaboration and unified communications solutions can bring to your business operations. You’ll see demonstrations of our Symphony management platform, which automates the scheduling, launching, and management of your meetings, and monitors your meeting rooms and devices. And you can meet with a representative from Sonic Foundry, which is handling the video capture of the educational sessions at this week’s Gartner event.

Today from 6 p.m. – 6:20 p.m., AVI-SPL’s Kirk Muffley, vice president of global accounts, will be on the panel for “UX Strategies to Create Value with Video Collaboration.” During this talk, you’ll hear insights from global F100 peers about the UX framework for creating value from your investment in video conferencing and collaboration in the digital workplace. Successful programs have user-centric models to design, deploy, embed, and measure UC and video technology as a business enabler. You’ll also get valuable information from a special client guest who will share lessons learned from their recent global collaboration roll-out and adoption program.

Go to our Gartner ITxpo page to schedule a meeting with us at the show >

Five Best Practices for Adopting UC and Video

Unified communications and video collaboration tools improve the user experience when they align with business goals AND are used throughout an organization. AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fortune 500 companies and large enterprises, met throughout 2018 to share the value of UC and video in their organizations, and how they increase user adoption so that the company and its staff reap those benefits. The result of those meetings is a brief that is summarized in a LinkedIn post by AVI-SPL SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman.

Read “Five Best Practices for IT Leaders to Increase Video Adoption” >

Webinar Recording: How to Bring UC Services Into One Solution

During this webinar, which is part of the Commercial IntegratorTech Decisions webcast series, experts from Polycom and AVI-SPL offer their insights into unified communications and the solutions and services that are providing a better user experience. Dustin Hannifin, Microsoft Solutions Architect for Polycom; Jennifer Hicks, Polycom Channel Manager, AVI-SPL; and Tom Nyhus, Director of Partner Alliances, AVI-SPL, address:

  • UC in 2018 and how it’s evolved in the past 10 years
  • UC business drivers
  • Meeting challenges for users and administrators
  • How organizations can integrate UC services into one solution
  • Polycom’s portfolio of solutions for the UC space and its approach to the user experience
  • AVI-SPL’s Symphony management platform

They also answer attendee questions on topics like as-a-service offerings, and how Polycom and AVI-SPL are improving the UC experience for their end users.

Get the recording for “How to Bring Multiple UC Services Into One Solution” >

AVI-SPL Thought Leaders to Speak at InfoComm 2013

Join AVI-SPL at InfoComm 2013 to hear about industry trends from our experts.

Don’t miss the following sessions:

The Merger of IT and AV – What Works? What Doesn’t?

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Room 315A
  • Panelist: Tim Riek, AVI-SPL SVP of Service Operations

The merger of audio visual communications with information technologies has been happening for several years as more AV tools have IT attributes associated with them. How have organizations addressed the merger of AV and IT? What has worked well to make the merger successful? What has not worked and needs improvement? This session will address issues of importance to working in an environment where both IT and AV are important – in other words how to work together in most rooms! Panelists will share stories about user experiences and discuss steps to take to make the merger of AV and IT successful and seamless.

IMCCA State of the Industry Lunch and Learn

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Room TBA
  • Panelist: Mike Brandofino, AVI-SPL EVP of Video and UC

Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability impacting the industry? What are the latest user applications in business, education and healthcare? What does convergence look like in the home, as well as in business? What impact are mobile devices having within organizations? What role do managed services offerings and the cloud play in making use of these technologies effective and seamless? Attend the luncheon to learn, ask questions and challenge the panelists.

User Forum: Effective Deployment of UC (Vendor Panel)

  • Thursday, June 13
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Room TBA
  • Panelist: Mike Brandofino, AVI-SPL EVP of Video and UC

Users of collaborative communications technologies are seeking ways to communicate with anyone, anywhere, and on any device. Video needs to be as easy to do as making a telephone call. Are more video systems with greater availability better than few systems with greater quality? Video anywhere has taken over from telepresence as the hottest trend. Is it really telepresence if it’s on an iPad? Does it matter? Join us for our annual half-day seminar where this year we will answer these and other questions and present the latest industry trends regarding audio, web, video & UC technologies Follow this session up with a visit to the IMCCA UC & Collaboration InfoComm pavilion where you can see all of the technology in action.

Visual Collaboration in the Cloud – Choreographing the Event

  • Thursday, June 13
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Room 315A
  • Panelist: John Vitale, AVI-SPL VP of Products

Organizations may find value in offering some communications capabilities in the cloud. Is visual collaboration one of the technologies suited to the cloud? Is it just a different way to position the managed services that are already being offered? This session will address the pros and cons of putting video in the cloud and explain what you need to know in order to do so effectively. The session will also look at the most recent offerings in this space.

AVI-SPL Sr. Design Engineer Dick Tollberg will also be presenting a three-day session (June 8-10) entitled AV Design Level 2: Infrastructure. In this course, Dick will explore elements that affect the planning and design of the infrastructure supporting AV environments including HVAC, electrical, cable pathways, lighting and IT connectivity.Session attendees will earn 24 RUs in this Intermediate level course. For more information, refer to session IUPC14.

To register for these and other sessions, visit www.infocommshow.org/register.

At the show, be sure to stop by AVI-SPL Booth #2381 in the Conferencing Pavilion to see how AVI-SPL Connects the Community.

AVI-SPL Webinar: Trends in Video Collaboration and Unified Communications

On May 28, at 1 p.m. EST, Shai Moshe, AVI-SPL vice president of collaboration solutions, will lead an hourlong webinar, “Trends in Video Collaboration and Unified Communications.” This free online event, sponsored by Cisco, will focus on the demand for interoperability between video collaboration devices and look at how companies are increasing their reliance on video mobility. Shai will also explain what the growth in mobile video devices means in terms of infrastructure and share the value of AVI-SPL’s managed services to support an organization’s video investment.

Register for “Trends in Video Collaboration and Unified Communications.”

About the Presenter

Shai Moshe is Vice President of Collaboration Solutions for AVI-SPL. He is a proven leader and visionary in the telepresence and unified communications space, with over 12 years of experience. In that time, he has developed and maintained successful and profitable manufacturer relationships. Shai has been responsible for developing many successful engineering practices and possesses a keen eye for talent.