Sir Ken Robinson, leading innovation and human resources expert along with executives from Verizon, HP and SAP to deliver keynotes; rock band KANSAS to be featured entertainment
Frisco, TX, March 31, 2015 – GENBAND™ a leading provider of real time communications software solutions today announced that its third annual customer and partner summit, Perspectives15™, will take place May 17 – 21 at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes Orlando. Perspectives15 brings together leaders in the communications, software, social networking, enterprise and service provider communities to share and exchange ideas that will impact the current and future communications landscape.
Sir Ken Robinson, internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business, is the featured keynote speaker. Sir Robinson has been credited as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders. His 2006 presentation at the TED Conference is the most viewed video in TED’s history.
“Creativity is the name of the game in business and in life and that’s why I’m particularly excited to have Sir Ken Robinson joining us this year,” said David Walsh, GENBAND CEO, President and Chairman. “Attendees have always given us very high marks for the richness and quality of the content we deliver at Perspectives and I’m confident, with the caliber of presenters and planned topics that this year will be better than ever.”
Other keynote speakers include Sowmyanarayan Sampath, Senior Vice President, Transformation, Verizon; Sameer Patel, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Products and Go-to-Market & Social Collaboration & Networks, SAP; Werner Schaefer, Vice President, Network Functions Virtualization, HP; Renu Navale, Director of Intel Network Builders, Intel; Andrew Gayle, Chief Operating Officer, Guam Telecom (GTA); Jim Swayze, Chief Technical Officer, NetFortris; Jim Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Patterson Advisory Group; and Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum.
GENBAND’s KandyMobile, a state-of-the-art RV fully equipped with the Kandy communications platform technology, will also be featured at Perspectives15. Kandy is a one-of-a-kind platform that allows anyone to easily embed real time communications functionalities such as IM, voice and one-touch instant multi-party video into existing applications and business processes. The KandyMobile is on a Real Time Communications tour throughout North America providing everyone from developers to C-level executives the opportunity to personally experience Kandy.
Well-known rock band KANSAS will be the featured entertainment at Perspectives15, performing at the House of Blues. The legendary band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums, one platinum live album, and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind’. KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.
GENBAND will be joined by partners, solutions providers and application developers from around the world to demonstrate groundbreaking new technologies and solutions in the Perspectives15 exhibition hall. Lead Perspectives15 sponsors include: HP – Platinum; Intel – Gold; Alternate Communications and Polycom – Silver. Exhibitor and other sponsors include: AVOTUS, Black Box, Calix, EdgeWater Networks, Innovative Systems, NetNumber, NETAS, NETXUSA, T-Metrics, Vidyo, Yealink,ARROW, Dell, Artesyn Embedded Communications, Baker Botts, Phoenix Telecom Solutions, ITian and Wind River.
GENBAND is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit www.genband.com.
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