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Unified Communications Theatre added for ISE 2015

According to ISE managing director Mike Blackman, if you think of the ISE show like a magazine, the exhibitors’ stands are the advertising and the Showfloor Theatres are the editorial pages. The aim of these sessions is give the audience informative, educational content – not sales pitches – over a broad range of topics.

This year, a third theatre has been added: the Unified Communications Theatre will be situated in Hall 9, on the edge of the exhibition area for this technology. This joins the Residential Solutions Theatre in Hall 7 and the Commercial Solutions Theatre in Hall 8.

As in 2014, the Showfloor Theatres have been designed by event production and AV rental house Improve. Many will remember the circular theatre filled with plants that the company designed for ISE 2014. Owner Antoinette Wijfells – who is also a director of TEDx – said: “ISE have asked me to design something that is thrilling, enchanting, inspiring and communicative. Too often what is missing from business gatherings is a sense of the natural world, I like to show people that technology is just a tool to
help us achieve what we want as humans on the planet.”

Currently the technology that will be featured in the Showfloor Theatres is being sourced from partners, but it’s clear from the CAD designs reproduced here that the Showfloor Theatres will be a long way removed from the run-of-the-mill seminar spaces that one generally encounters at exhibitions.

All of the sessions are free to attend. There’s no need to pre-register – just turn up and enjoy the experience!

Unified Communications Theatre
Tuesday 10 February 2015
11:00 – 11:30
Manage your AV & VC Estate Simply and Cheaply,
from Anywhere
Speaker: Roger McArdell, Ashton Bentley

12:00 – 12:30
How AV can Prepare for and Benefit from
IT-Based UC Strategies
Speaker: Marius Nilsen, R&D, Pexip

12:30 – 13:00
The Today and Tomorrow of Collaborative Environments and Technologies
Speaker: Daniel Rogers, Vice President of Global
Channels, AVI-SPL

13:00 – 13:30
Increasing Collaboration Within Governmental Organisations: How to Implement Effective Huddle Rooms
Speaker: Paul Waadevig, Product Manager, Unified Communications, Biamp Systems

13:30 – 14:00
New Consumption Models of Video-as-a-Service
Speaker: Peter Freander, STV

14:00 – 14:30
Visual Collaboration across the Organisation
Speaker: John Underkoffler, CEO, Oblong: Nigel Morris,
CEO, Dentsu Aegis

14:30 – 15:00
Smarter Meetings – a Revenue Generator in the
Hospitality Industry
Speaker: Lieven Bertier, Global Marketing Manager Collaboration, Barco

15:00 – 15:30
Case Study: Addressing real-life UC&C challenges in a multinational enterprise
Speaker: Chris Ellen, Arup

15:30 – 16:00
Next Generation UC: Drive Richer Business Outcomes
Speaker: TBD, Cisco

16:00 – 16:30
The Extended Enterprise and its Unified Communications Strategy
Speaker: William MacDonald, Founder and CTO, Starleaf
Wednesday 11 February 2015
11:00 – 11:30
Trends and Directions in UC&C: What you MUST Know
Speaker: Marius Nilsen, R&D, Pexip

Collaboration Case Study: Moffitt Cancer Center
Speaker: David Stringfellow, Moffitt Cancer Center

12:00 – 12:30
How Unified Communications Technology is
Changing our Workspace
Speaker: TBC, Crestron

12:30 – 13:00
How to Achieve Integrated and Fully Interoperable Video Collaboration within a UC Environment: What are the Challenges and how can they be Overcome?
Speaker: Jon Tracey, StarLeaf, Director Service
Provider Sales

Video for All – Creating a True Workplace of the Future
Speaker: Tim Stone, VP of EMEA Marketing, Polycom

Mobile, Video and Cloud: A Perfect Storm Brewing?
Speaker: Tom-Erik Lia, CEO, Videxio

14:00 – 14:30
The Silicon Valley Disruptor: Multinational as Innovator
Speakers: John Underkoffler, CEO, Oblong; Mayan Mathen SVP CTO, NTTi3
14:30 – 15:00
Businesses Lose $Millions from Badly Designed and Overcomplicated AV Systems
Speaker: Roger McArdell, Ashton Bentley

15:00 – 15:30
Connecting the Dots with Cloud Collaboration
Speaker: TBD, Cisco

Collaboration: The Missing C in UC&C
Speaker: Jeff Lowe, VP Corporate Marketing,
SMART Technologies
Thursday 12 February 2015
11:00 – 11:30
InFocus Enables Group Collaboration
Speaker: Abigail Rath, Business Development
Manager, InFocus

11:30 – 12:00
Commoditised Collaboration AV & VC Systems
Speaker: Roger McArdell, Ashton Bentley

12:00 – 12:30
Consumerisation of IT
Speaker: Andy Nolan, Vice President UK, Ireland &
Northern Europe, Lifesize

13:00 – 13:30
Personalisation: Key to Successful Pervasive UC and Collaboration Deployments
Speaker: TBD, Cisco

UC Audio Deployments
Speaker: Jim Fairweather, Executive Vice President
Global Sales, Revolabs

14:00 – 14:30
Fuelling Collaboration and Innovation in the
Multi-Screen-Meets-BYOD Workplace
Speaker: Mary Ann de Lares Norris, COO, Oblong Industries

15:00 – 15:30
How to Efficiently Scale UC&C to your Entire Workforce
Speaker: Marius Nilsen, R&D, Pexip

15:30 – 16:00
Collaboration Next: Delivering Mobile & Team
Collaboration Pervasively
Speaker: Chris Wiborg, Director, Collaboration
Portfolio Marketing, Cisco