The IMCCA, an association for the UCC (Unified Conferencing and Collaboration) industry, today announced that it will be honoring Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw with special Lifetime Achievement – Emerging Technology Fellow Awards as part of its three-day series of events focusing on new and exciting solutions and trends in the UCC space.
Collaboration Week New York is scheduled for February 25-27, 2019. On Monday, Feb. 25th, at the opening Gala Dinner, Kjesbu and McGraw will receive their awards.
Snorre Kjesbu has been the driving force behind first Tandberg’s and then Cisco’s collaboration hardware line-up for over fifteen years. Under his leadership, the Tandberg and Cisco endpoints gained a reputation for being the most advanced and most reliable collaboration hardware ever made. In addition to his technical prowess, Snorre ensured he kept the lines of communication with his customers open, presenting and networking at many industry events. Snorre is leaving the collaboration space to take a leadership role with Bang and Olufsen beginning in March.
Jason McGraw – formerly known as “InfoCommShowGuy” on Twitter – has been the leader behind the annual InfoComm exposition for twenty-five years. Every aspect of the event was managed and executed under his watchful eyes. It’s rare in our industry to find an individual in such a role that is as universally respected and appreciated as Jason. His expertise includes everything from the AV and collaboration technology that was displayed to the unique skill set involved in ‘herding the cats’ every year. Jason departed the AVIXA team at the end of 2018.
“The IMCCA has been honoring the best and the brightest in our space as Emerging Technology Fellows since 2017. It is our privilege to recognize Snorre and Jason as two individuals who not only meet this criteria, but who have directly driven our industry to amazing heights through their individual achievements and leadership.” said Carol Zelkin, executive director, IMCCA. “It is our pleasure to give both of them the kudos they deserve as they leave our industry – hopefully temporarily – to pursue their future endeavors.”
The Gala Dinner takes place as part of The IMCCA’s first annual Collaboration Week NY, which will offer exciting opportunities for end users, integrators, consultants and manufacturers. The three-day event takes attendees to actual end user and manufacturer sites to see first-hand how UCC solutions are utilized. Additionally, on site panel discussions on topics of interest will be featured, as well as opportunities to network.
To learn more about Collaboration Week NY and sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol Zelkin, executive director at 516-818-8184 or go to their website here.