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Press Release -- May 19th, 2015
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GENBAND Kicks Off Perspectives15 Customer and Partner Summit at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes Orlando

Sir Ken Robinson, foremost thought leader in innovation, along with executives from Verizon, HP, EPA and SAP to deliver keynotes; featured entertainment from rock band KANSAS

Orlando, FL, May 18, 2015GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions and recently named 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, today announced the kick-off of its third annual customer and partner summit, Perspectives15, 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.

Featured keynote speaker Sir Ken Robinson, internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business, will address the conference on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 pm. Robinson has been named “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.

“The topics we are discussing at Perspectives15 such as Network Functions Virtualization, IP Transformation, service provider OTT and Net Neutrality are the very ones that are shaping our industry and our line-up of speakers and presenters is second to none,” said Patrick Joggerst, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at GENBAND. “We look forward to hosting our customers and partners from all over the world and providing them with a week packed full of learning, sharing, networking and entertainment opportunities.”

In addition to Sir Ken Robinson other distinguished Perspectives15 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; Ethan G. Shenkman, Deputy General Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency;Scott Belcher, Chief Executive Officer, TIA; Jim Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Patterson Advisory Group; Tom Swayze, Chief Technical Officer, NetFortris; 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 during the event. 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 to all Perspectives15 attendees the opportunity to personally experience Kandy.

GENBAND will be joined by partners, solutions providers and application developers from around the world demonstrating 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: ANIXTER,  ARROW S3,  Artesyn Embedded Communications, AVOTUS, Baker Botts, Black Box, Calix, ConteXtream, DellGlobal Logic, EdgeWater Networks, Innovative Systems, ITian, MMC Strategic Staffing, NetNumber, NETAS, NETXUSA, Phoenix Telecom Solutions, T-Metrics, Vidyo, Westcon, Wind River, Women in the Channel and Yealink. GENBAND will also be highlighting its Kandy ecosystem and partners, showcasing the partners’ technology embedded with Kandy on the exhibit floor. Kandy ecosystem partners include: Accellion, Compass Agile EnterpriseIBM, Impiger Mobile, Infinity SN, Macadamian,moBack, PlantronicsSAP, Tech Mahindra, Quobis, SMILE media, Vizicom and VoiceBase

Renowned rock band KANSAS will be the featured entertainment at Perspectives15, performing at the House of Blues on May 19. 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’. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.

Follow GENBAND on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for live updates from the event and use #GBP15 to join the conversation.

About GENBAND

GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, 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.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon and Kandy are trademarks of GENBAND.

Company Contacts:

US Press:
Dennis Watson
GENBAND
+1 (972) 521-5921
dennis.watson@genband.com

International Press:
Catherine Berthier
GENBAND
+1 (646) 741-1974
Catherine.Berthier@genband.com

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