Executive Insights Podcasts

Executive Insights Podcasts

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Executive Insights podcasts feature leaders in the UC industry.



NEC’s Path to the Cloud

By Jim Burton January 28, 2016

Jay Krauser, Director, Business Development Cloud Services for NEC, speaks with UCStrategies’ Jim Burton about NEC’s move into cloud communications and the value of stability.

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Related UC Vendors: NEC

Clark Peterson of Vonage Business on UCaaS

By Jim Burton December 18, 2015

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Clark Peterson, President, Business Solutions Group, Vonage Business. The discussion is about Unified Communications as a Service: its history, where we are today, and what Vonage has done to position itself in its future.

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Related UC Vendors: Vonage

Putting the CIO Back in Control of Their UC Strategy. A Discussion with Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications

By Jim Burton November 12, 2015

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Anthony Bartolo, President of Collaboration and Mobility Services at Tata Communications. Anthony is a keynote speaker on Sunday afternoon at the UC Summit, held November 15-18, in La Jolla, CA. The title of his presentation is “Taking a Holistic Approach to Global Collaboration.”

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Related UC Vendors: Tata Communications

B2B Social Media and Social Selling: A Complex Landscape

By Jim Burton November 9, 2015

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton hosts a conversation with UC Expert Evan Kirstel about social media in business. Evan consults with organizations on this topic, and discusses how to get started, the resources available, and the kind of ROI to expect. 

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Bimodal IT & Collaboration: The Perfect Storm for the CIO

By Jim Burton September 2, 2015

The topic of this Executive Insights podcast is the changing role of IT in enterprises today, as described in two new white papers from Dimension Data. Joining UCStrategies' Jim Burton are the two authors of the white papers, Ian Heard, Group Communications Principal Director: Collaboration, and David Danto, Principal Consultant for Collaboration, and Ian Heard, Group Communications Principal Director: Collaboration.

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Related UC Vendors: Dimension Data

Conversation with Don Joos of ShoreTel

By Jim Burton August 25, 2015

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies sits down with Don Joos, CEO of ShoreTel. Discussion topics include the recent rollout of ShoreTel Connect, and a new channel program set to debut October 1.

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Related UC Vendors: ShoreTel

Catching Up With Mitel

By Jim Burton June 18, 2015

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jon Brinton, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Division for Mitel.

 

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Related UC Vendors: Mitel

Discussion About “Why Can't We All Just Get Along; Unifying Communications”

By Jim Burton June 16, 2015

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies hosts a discussion about a recently published article published on UCStrategies.com from Dimension Data, “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along; Unifying Communications?” Joining him are David Danto, Principal Consultant in the Americas covering collaboration for Dimension Data and the author of the piece, and Doron Youngerwood, Global Marketing Manager for Collaboration, Dimension Data.

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Related UC Vendors: Dimension Data

Meet the Next-Generation Informal Call Center

By Jim Burton December 23, 2014

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton welcomes Tom Minifie, CTO of AVST. The discussion focusses on AVST's TeamQ™ informal call center solution.

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Related UC Vendors: AVST

ThinkingPhones: A View of the Future of Enterprise Cloud Communications

By Michael F. Finneran December 15, 2014

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies welcomes ThinkingPhones to the call to discuss the company's mobile initiative. Moderator Michael Finneran, Jim Burton, and Evan Kirstel of UCStrategies are joined by Steve Kokinos, ThinkingPhones Founder & CEO, David Laubner, Vice President of Marketing, and Alex DiNunzio of Product Management.

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Related UC Vendors: Thinking Phone Networks

ESI: “We Make it Easy to Communicate”

By Jim Burton November 20, 2014

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by George Platt, CEO and President of ESI. The company started out 28 years ago as an OEM provider of voice messaging, and today develops business communications products targeted to businesses of all sizes.

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Related UC Vendors: ESI

Next-gen WLAN and Hybrid SDN for Lync is NOW

By Jim Burton November 19, 2014

In this Executive Insights Podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton continues the conversation about HP’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with Manfred Arndt, Chief Technologist for UC&C and Mobility at HP. Almost a year later, HP brings into discussion new SDN content: Lync QoS optimization for next-gen WLANs, and “how to” information for those interested in leveraging this SDN innovation in their existing networks.

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Related UC Vendors: HP, Microsoft

Next-gen WLAN and Hybrid SDN for Lync is NOW

By Jim Burton November 11, 2014

In this Executive Insights Podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton continues the conversation about HP’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with Manfred Arndt, Chief Technologist for UC&C and Mobility at HP. Almost a year later, HP brings into discussion new SDN content: Lync QoS optimization for next-gen WLANs, and “how to” information for those interested in leveraging this SDN innovation in their existing networks.

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Tim Passios on Interactive's Customer Service Experience Study

By Jim Burton June 24, 2014

Jim Burton of UCStrategies caught up with Tim Passios, Vice President of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. The topic is the recently completed Customer Service Experience Study (Wave II). The second annual international survey involved about 1,500 consumers, and 500 IT professionals and customer care leaders.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

OVCC: Addressing Barriers to B2B Video Adoption

By Jim Burton May 19, 2014

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Christine Howley of Verizon, Marketing Committee chair of the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC). Founded in October 2011, the OVCC’s mission is to enable an environment with simple, anywhere, anytime, any party video communications.

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Related UC Vendors: OVCC

Catching up with Joe Staples of Interactive Intelligence

By Jim Burton April 30, 2014

UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Joe Staples, CMO of Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. Discussion topics include the rise of the Interactive Intelligence brand, the Cloud and hosted provider services, how the company has connected with its customers, and its third party relationships.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

Microsoft Lync for Mid and Small Markets: DataLink and Carmichael

By Jim Burton March 27, 2014

In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jens Madsen, Director of Professional Services, DataLink Networks, and Asim Faiz, Director, Strategy Operations, Carmichael International Services. 

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Related UC Vendors: HP, Microsoft

Microsoft Partners With Nectar on UC SDN

By Dave Michels March 24, 2014

In this Executive Insights videocast, Dave Michels of UCStrategies is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic Relations Solutions (SRS) for Microsoft, and David Giangano, CEO of Nectar Services Corp. The topic is UC Software Defined Networking (SDN).

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

HP In Context Analytics

By Jim Burton March 6, 2014

In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kieran McCorry, Strategist, New Service Development, Enterprise Services CTO Office, Hewlett-Packard.

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Related UC Vendors: HP, Microsoft

UCI Forum: Unified Communications and SDN (UC SDN)

By Jim Burton February 28, 2014

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic Relations Solutions (SRS) for Microsoft. The topic is the UCI Forum, and UC SDN (software defined networking). 

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

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