IMCCA Details Collaboration Week Silicon Valley

The IMCCA today announced additional sponsors, locations and program elements for Collaboration Week Silicon Valley. Scheduled for Oct. 28-30, 2019, the three-day event focuses on new solutions and trends in the UCC space and is aimed at end users, integrators, consultants and manufacturers.

The three daytime programs will be hosted at three different sites – provided by Intuit on Monday, Poly on Tuesday and Amazon on Wednesday. The program details include presentations from industry analysts (including Nemertes Research’s Irwin Lazar and Talking Pointz’s Dave Michels) IMCCA board members (including David Danto, Ann Earon and Karl Hantho) and some industry end-users. The sessions offer free registration, and feature breakfast and lunch

In addition to the sessions, the IMCCA today announced that its gala dinner Tuesday evening will honor industry legend Bob Hagerty with an Emerging Technology Fellow – Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob has spent three decades supporting the collaboration space in his roles with Polycom, Smart, Palm and iControl and now serves as the chairman of the board of Poly (the now combined Plantronics and Polycom company).

The list of sponsors and participating organizations for the event currently includes Intel, AVI Systems, Amazon, BlueJeans, Compunetix, Crestron, Intuit, Logitech, Pexip, Poly, Rec.VC, Vyopta, Yorktel and Zoom.

In February of this year, The IMCCA hosted their first Collaboration Week in New York, with more than 300 attendees attending the various functions.

“Collaboration Week is an important industry initiative that offers the opportunity for organizations and other interested parties to learn more about our industry and how the technology is being used to craft intelligent and cost-efficient UC and collaborative solutions,” said Carol Zelkin, executive director, IMCCA. “Our goal is to continue providing industry professionals with learning and networking experiences that are accessible and pertinent for their geographic region.”

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Collaboration Week Silicon Valley will include meetings at end user sites, manufacturer / service provider sites in the Silicon Valley area, as well as tours and panel discussions. Attendees will be able to join any or all functions of interest to them. Attendance is complimentary but advance registration is required. David Danto, IMCCA director of emerging technology is the event chair. Dr. S. Ann Earon, president of Telemanagement Resources International and chairman emeritus of IMCCA is the program chair. David said “it is an honor to conduct collaboration industry events that contain valuable, curated content that doesn’t waste the attendees’ time. The IMCCA is proud to continue our tradition of events that cost the attendees nothing, keep the sponsorship fees to a fraction of the industry standard, and focus on meaningful, industry agnostic content – a win – win – win.”

To learn more about Collaboration Week Silicon Valley or to register, go here.