David J. Danto
AV, Collaboration, IoT, Technology, UC and Video Industry Consultant and Analyst
Director of Emerging Technology
Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance
A View From The Road Volume 12, Number 2
Enterprise Connect 2018
Greetings from Orlando where Enterprise Connect 2018 just concluded. It was a great four days of reconnecting with colleagues, presenting thoughts, and exploring new technologies.
You would already know that if you were in my team-chat application where we’ve been discussing the show. The industry thinks you’ll be there shortly, because every large presenter showed their version of one. Is it hype or reality? Well, to answer that question this year, in a break from my usual style, I’m going to tell you about it instead of having you read about it.
On the last day of the conference I had a great chat with UC Today’s Patrick Watson and fellow industry analyst Tim Banting of Global Data PLC. We discussed our impressions of what we saw. Click the photo below to listen to our thoughts and personal opinions.
That’s it for Enterprise Connect 2018! Look for my next bog (if not sooner) from InfoComm 2018 in June. I’m excited to be deeply involved in the authoring and coordination of that conference, as we’re planning a powerful UC track, and an amazing Emerging Trends day that will include honoring (and listening to) some real industry superstars as this year’s group of Emerging Technology Fellows. We’ll hear from the likes of Pete Putnam, Steve Koenig, Roopam Jain, Evan Kristal and others – and (coming out of retirement for one last appearance) Andrew Davis.
This article was written by David Danto and contains solely his own, personal opinions. David has over three decades of experience providing problem solving leadership and innovation in media and unified communications technologies for various firms in the corporate, broadcasting and academic worlds including AT&T, Bloomberg LP, FNN, Morgan Stanley, NYU, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan Chase. He now works as an analyst and consultant in the collaboration, multimedia, video and AV disciplines. He is also the IMCCA’s Director of Emerging Technology. David can be reached at DDanto@imcca.org and his full bio and other blogs and articles can be seen at Danto.info. Please reach-out to David if you would like to discuss how he can help your organization solve problems, develop a future-proof collaboration strategy for internal use, or if you would like his help developing solid, user-focused go-to-market strategies for your collaboration product or service.
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