Enterprise Connect Conference
Unified Communication and SDN (UC SDN)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:30PM-3:15PM
Sponsored by UCI Forum:
Pascal Menezes | Chair of the UCI Forum UC SDN Task Group, Principal Program Manager for Skype/Lync Partner Engineering, Microsoft
Today many enterprises worldwide are retooling their voice environments to Unified Communication (UC) as it provides many end-user productivity advantages over traditional TDM voice or VoIP. However, there is much anecdotal evidence to suggest that many UC deployments suffer from a variety of quality and reliability issues caused by the network. In this session learn how SDN is playing a critical role in UC for automating network functions such as QoS, diagnostics, traffic engineering, and security. See how UC as an end-user application can automatically program a SDN environment so that the network can self-adapt and provision itself to maximize the performance of real-time traffic like voice and video. See some demos and hear from a top service provider as to why UC SDN is important to them.
Enterprise Connect Conference Wainhouse Research Panel
Scalable Video Coding in 2014: Assessing the Implications
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:30PM-2:15PM
Gaylord Palms, Osceola B,
Alex Eleftheriadis | UCI Forum, and Vidyo | Panelist
Seven years after becoming a standard, SVC is here, deployed by Google, Microsoft, Avaya, Polycom, Cisco WebEx, and others. But what is the reality of this break from the past? Key issues to be discussed: 1) what are the real benefits of SVC; 2) is interoperability ever possible; 3) how do these implementations compare; 4) what are the risks and rewards for customers
Informal Reception at Enterprise Connect
To discuss the formation of an Enterprise Unified Communications User/Interest Group
Monday, March 17, 2014, 6:30PM–7:45PM
Gaylord Palms, Suite: #4095
The UCI Forum invites interested IT professionals who are engaged in the deployment and use of Unified Communications solutions to join us for an informal reception at Enterprise Connect to discuss the formation of an Enterprise Unified Communications User/Interest Group.
SDN Perspectives Panel
Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:45AM-12:45PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Pascal Menezes | Principal Program Manager, Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF)
Much of the promise of SDN has yet to be realized. There are many paths to gaining the potential advantages and the panelists will explore the options and likely outcomes. A deeper view on the practical aspects of SDN deployment from some of the technology practioners will give attendees a better understanding of the realities of where SDN is and where it's headed.