IMCCA Announces Second Annual Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast

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IMCCA, a nonprofit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC), is hosting a webcast Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the collaboration industry, impacting the future of work and radically changing what had been considered best practices until now.

IMCCA’s “The Future of Work — Collaborations New Best Practices” webcast, once again in lieu of the IMCCA’s in-person, fall event, “will address the emerging reality that our current pandemic may never completely go away.”

The webcast will explore what it means as the collaboration industry needs to stop looking at temporary safety measures and “instead begins to adapt our approach to interpersonal collaboration on a permanent basis — redefining what normal is instead of waiting for that return to past habits. It will include panel discussions by industry experts offering insights into how we define what needs to be collaboration’s new best practices. It will focus on Hybrid Working and Learning, Enterprise Office Design, Home Office Design and much more.”

The event will include a presentation of IMCCA Industry Impact Awards to UCC organizations that are deserving of recognition for their new products/platforms and/or services. Categories include Collaboration Platform New Features; Hardware and Peripherals That Support A New Model Of Working; Integrators and Service Providers That Have Developed Next-Generation Offerings; and Distributors & Miscellaneous Organizations That Have Helped Move Us To The Future Of Work.

The independent judges will include Irwin Lazar of Metrigy Research; Roopam Jain of Frost & Sullivan; Tim Banting of Omdia; David Smith of InFlow Analysis and Dan Ferrisi of Sound & Communications.

“The Future of Work — Collaborations New Best Practices” webcast is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT and 4 p.m. U.K. Nov. 16, 2021. Registration is available online here.