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Avaya CEO to Discuss the Cost of Complexity at Enterprise Connect 2014


Avaya President and CEO Kevin Kennedy will provide an overview of Avaya's unique approach to the full collaboration technology stack during a keynote session at Enterprise Connect 2014.

  • Leader in Open Unified Communications and Collaboration to Showcase the Power Behind the Technology with Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Live Demos and More

Santa Clara, Calif. – On Tuesday, March 18, Avaya President and CEO Kevin Kennedy will provide an overview of Avaya's unique approach to the full collaboration technology stack during a keynote session at Enterprise Connect 2014. Kennedy will focus on the importance of enterprise and mid-market technology providers making the complex simple and creating more flexible and open solutions in order to drive broad end-user adoption. Kennedy’s keynote will be held from 11-11:30 a.m. Eastern at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida.


Companies of all sizes need flexibility and simplicity; as the world becomes increasingly mobile, technology end-users expect an always-on, adaptable experience. From the exhibit show floor to speaking sessions and live demos,  conference attendees discover how Avaya’s Unified Communications, Customer Experience Management and Networking portfolios provide a complete, powerful collaboration solution that can engage employees and customers and make the business more agile. Avaya solutions will be showcased at Booth #1005 in Exhibit Halls B-F.


In addition to the keynote presentation by Kennedy, Avaya executives will be featured in several speaking roles in a variety of sessions during the conference, including:


Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Under the Hood with WebRTC — Alan Johnston, distinguished engineer, Avaya — 8:45-10:30 a.m.
  • Contact Center Market Update and Executive Forum — Linda Dotts, vice president, Market Execution, Avaya — 9-10:45 a.m.
  • Conferencing Solutions: Which One(s) Are Right for You? — Allan Mendelsohn, director, Enterprise Collaboration, Avaya — 9-10:45 a.m.
  • UC Summit: Has the Market Caught on, Finally? — Troy Trenchard, vice president and general manager, Unified Communications Applications, Avaya — 11:15 a.m.-noon
  • Reports of the Desk Phone’s Demise Are NOT Greatly Exaggerated — Mark Monday, vice president and general manager, Collaboration Platforms, Avaya — 2-2:45 p.m.
  • UC RFP and Review:  Enterprise Communications Platform — Premise vs. Cloud-based IP Telephony — Rob McMaher, CTO chief architect and consultant, Avaya — 2-5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Keynote — Kevin J. Kennedy, president and CEO, Avaya — 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Taking Wi-Fi to the Next Level:  802.11ac — Jean Turgeon, vice president, Worldwide Solutions Engineering, Avaya —1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • Scalable Video Coding in Y2014: Assessing the Implications — Teddy Flatau, Video Collaboration Marketing, Avaya — 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Is UC Federation a Pipe Dream? — David Chavez, vice president, Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Avaya — 8-8:45 a.m.
  • UC as a Platform for Videoconferencing — Bob Romano, vice president, Scopia Global Marketing, Avaya — 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • UC Options: The Many Ways to Do UC — Allan Mendelsohn, director, Enterprise Collaboration Marketing — 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Video in the Contact Center:  It’s So Easy…Just Do It Already — Val Matula, senior director, Multimedia Technologies, Avaya — 4-4:45 p.m.

Enterprise Connect is the industry's premier event for systems, software, services, applications for enterprise communications and collaboration and will be held from March 17-20 at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida.


About Avaya:
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit


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