Executive Insights Podcasts

Executive Insights Podcasts

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Executive Insights podcasts feature leaders in the UC industry.



Rich Shaw of AT&T Discusses Strategy for Delivering Differentiated Solutions in the Market

By Jim Burton October 12, 2016

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Rich Shaw, VP of Voice and Collaboration Services at AT&T. Topics include an update on AT&T’s cloud products and services, including AT&T Collaborate, AT&T conferencing with Cisco WebEx, IP Flex, and AT&T’s Netbond service.

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Related UC Vendors: AT&T

Interview with Microsoft IT, Project Atrium and ODL Executive on UC SDN at Open Daylight (ODL) Summit 2016

By Pascal Menezes October 10, 2016

I was at the ODL Summit in Seattle September 11th and 12th   and got to listen to the keynote from Microsoft IT and Project Atrium on UC SDN. Right after the session I had the great opportunity to interview the Microsoft IT and Project Atrium team with a special attendance from ODL Executive Director Neela Jacques. 

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

Collaboration of the Future: A Conversation With Jonathan Rosenberg of Cisco

By Jim Burton September 14, 2016

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jonathan Rosenberg, VP and CTP of Cisco's Collaboration group. Topics include the direction in which the industry headed, the Cloud, Cisco-Microsoft integration, Cisco Spark, and a discussion about Cisco's competitors.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco, Microsoft

Social Media in the Executive Suite

By Jim Burton September 13, 2016

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by UCStrategies Expert Evan Kirstel to discuss accelerating the social presence of CEO's. Evan consults on this topic and works with executives to expand their presence across social platforms. Evan is reachable here: Kirstel@gmail.com, on Twitter @evankirstel, or at evankirstel.com.

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Srini Raghavan Discusses The Skype Operations Framework (SOF)

By Jim Burton August 26, 2016

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Srini Raghavan, Partner Director - Skype for Business Product, Engineering & Operations, Microsoft. The topic is the Skype Operations Framework (SOF), a guide and toolset for implementing and managing a reliable, cost-effective communications service based on Skype for Business. 

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Nectar

AT&T's Scott Velting Talks About Voice, Collaboration and AT&T Collaborate

By Jim Burton August 16, 2016

AT&T Cloud Services Executive Scott Velting joins Jim Burton of UCStrategies in this Executive Insights podcast to discuss AT&T Collaborate and how it fits in the UC&C market, and in the AT&T portfolio.

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Related UC Vendors: AT&T

The Year of Mobile Collaboration: What to Expect in 2016, According to AT&T

By Jim Burton February 23, 2016

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Vishy Gopalakrishnan, Product Marketing Management AVP, AT&T, to discuss predictions for 2016 in mobility and collaboration.

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Related UC Vendors: AT&T

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 Business

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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