Emerging Tech: NYC Cloud Expo 2015 and Avaya Partner U

Twin Networks at NYC Cloud Expo 2015 and Avaya Partner U

Last week the Twin Networks team was busy traveling around the Northeast to attend conferences and events in the Information Technology industry. Members of our team attended the Cloud Expo in New York City, held at the Javits Center. This is one of our favorite events in the industry; it’s huge and forward thinking. It’s been going on since 2008 with locations in Silicon Valley, New York, and Europe. This year, panelists and speakers from leaders in the software and tech industries like Cisco, IBM, Adobe, and Microsoft, among many others, gathered in NYC to exchange ideas, talk about the future, and remember where it all started. Many of these renowned speakers held hot-topic discussions that were standing room only:

Michael Piccininni – Global Account Manager, Cloud SP EMC Corporation
Mike Dietze – Regional Director, Windstream Hosted Solutions
Laura Heritage – Director of API Strategy, Akana
Manjula Talreja – VP Cisco Consulting Services, Cisco
Esmeralda Swartz – VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud Ericsson
Dan Lynn – CEO, CodeFutures Corporation
Evelyn de Souza – Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader, Cisco Systems
Mac Devine – Distinguished Engineer, IBM
David Shacochis – VP, Cloud Platform CenturyLink
Phil Jackson – Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer (an IBM company)
To name a few. More info and speakers at cloudcomputingexpo.com.

We also attended an exhibition lead by one of our manufacturers, Avaya, held in Boston for their partners called Partner U. Avaya is one of our chosen manufacturers, known for highly integrated phone systems and hardware. They are always on the cutting edge of emerging tech and integrations. At the event, they revealed that 72% of Avaya’s Northeast revenue comes from software and services. More on (software and services to come.)

Several members of the Avaya team spoke about the state of their business this year and plans for the future, as well as new and upcoming offerings. Avaya Partners also spoke, such as:
Ron Senna – Systems Engineer at Avaya
Steve Forcum – Territory Account Manager at Avaya
Dick Strong – Systems Engineering Manager at Avaya
Tony Crenshaw – Plantronics

While listening to a wide range of speakers and topics, it was hard to avoid noticing the obvious trends and hot topics of this year. At Twin Networks, we are committed to understanding what’s on the cutting edge of the industry, and translating that into systems and services that fit our client’s every business and technical need. We’ve gathering several thoughts for you on where we think tech, cloud, and big data, software and hardware applications are heading, and what it means for your business. Stay tuned for more on:

What’s the Data on Big Data
Let Your Data Do The Talking
Software (and MORE) as a Service
Where are the Middlemen?
All Things Integrated – APIs That Add Value
The Internet of Things is Here

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