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Press Release -- July 12th, 2017

GENBAND Hosts Perspectives17 Customer and Partner Summit at JW Marriott L.A. LIVE July 16-20

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 12, 2017 – GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that its fifth annual customer and partner summit, Perspectives17™, will take place July 16 -20 at JW Marriott L.A. LIVE. Perspectives17 brings together leaders in the communications, software, social networking, enterprise and service provider communities to discuss topics and ideas that are impacting the current and future communications landscape.

Keynote speakers will include Judit Andrasi, CEO, Deutsche Telekom’s immmr; Pam Chandor, Global Vice President, Market & Industry Sales, IBM Collaboration & Talent Solutions; Keate Despain, Director of Business Acceleration Network Platforms Group, Intel; Greg Pelton, CTO & Vice President, Infrastructure Engineering, Polycom; and Wendell Black, Vice President, Global Channels, Five9.

“Once again we have assembled a top-tier list of speakers and influencers from leading organizations who are shaping the technology industry,” said Bita Milanian, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, GENBAND. “Our keynote speakers will be discussing and providing their perspectives on a broad range of hot topics including Digital Transformation, Cloud Communications, Internet of Things, Real Time Communications, Network Evolution and Mobility. Our new venue, L.A. LIVE, is the perfect setting for what is going to be one of the best communications events of the year, including a great mix of learning, entertainment, networking and fun.”

Featured entertainment at Perspectives17 will be BOSTYX featuring David Victor formerly of BOSTON, who will bring all of the great hits of BOSTON and STYX together into one amazing live show. Also performing will be Merge Factory, a dynamic act that delivers an immersive high-energy multimedia performance combining live visuals with various genres of music and live instruments and other performance mediums. Perspectives17 will also include a variety of nightly entertainment and networking opportunities. In addition, GENBAND will be hosting the Women in the Channel Networking Event, Wednesday, July 19 from 5 pm – 7 pm.

GENBAND will be joined by partners, solutions providers and applications developers from around the world demonstrating groundbreaking new technologies and solutions in the Perspectives17 exhibition hall and solutions showcase. Lead sponsors include: IBM, Intel and Polycom – Gold; –Arrow, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kontron and NextUSA – Silver. Exhibitor and other sponsors include: 888VOIP, Amdocs, Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Atlas Communications, AVST, Black Box, Black Box Network Services, Braidio, CRI, Cavell Group, CenturyLink, Commerx, Enghouse Interactive, EQUINOX Information Systems, Five9, GrandStream, Innovative Systems, Intelli-Flex, iQor, ITian, Kumaran Systems, Lanner, MiaRec, Mida Solutions, MMC Strategic Staffing, NCA, Netas, No Jitter, Phoenix Telecom Solutions, Red Shift Networks, T-Metrics, Tilofy, Unified Perfectum, Westcon, Wind River, Women in the Channel and Yealink.

Follow GENBAND on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest updates on the program and use #GBP17 for the conference.


GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND’s market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND’s Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners’ success with our solutions. To learn more visit

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