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  • Cloud Summit: Is Cloud Communications Ready to Fulfill Its Potential?

    Beth Schultz  |  Program Co-Chair/ Editor, Enterprise Connect/ No Jitter | Moderator
    Carl Baptiste  |  Senior Vice President, Unified Communications and Enterprise Solutions, GENBAND | Panelist
    Aaron Shepler  |  Platform Solutions Director, ShoreTel
    Manav Khurana  |  Vice President, Product Marketing, Twilio | Panelist
    Zeus Kerravala  |  Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research | Moderator
    Frank Ciccone  |  Executive Director, Verizon | Panelist
    Jeff Platon  |  Chief Marketing Officer, Interactive Intelligence | Panelist
    Andrew Sinclair  |  GM of Skype Product Marketing, Microsoft | Panelist
    Enzo Signore  |  CMO, 8x8 | Panelist
    Location:  Osceola C
    Track: Keynotes & General Sessions
    Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference, Expo Plus, WebRTC - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    The cloud is one of the hottest topics in communications today, but does the reality match the hype? Is UC as a Service (UCaaS) still primarily an SMB play, or are larger enterprises making the move? And will Microsoft's strong push for Skype for Business in the cloud disrupt the cloud communications marketplace, as it did in the CPE world? Finally, what cloud architectures and service types are appropriate for different communications needs?

    In this session, thought leaders from across the cloud communications ecosystem will discuss and debate the trends within the cloud space, as well as the speed with which cloud will (or won't) overtake CPE as the dominant method for deploying enterprise communications.

    KEY QUESTIONS:

    • What models of cloud services are proving most attractive to enterprises -- hosted UC (UCaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or UC on public cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS)?
    • Is a hybrid environment, with some communications functions handled on CPE and others in the cloud, likely to be the dominant model in the near and midterm? What are the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid cloud for communications?
    • Will Microsoft Office 365/hosted Skype for Business become the service to beat in cloud communications?
    • How do cost structures, ROI, and TCO compare among different cloud options, and between cloud and CPE?