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TalkingHeadz podcasts are interviews with the movers and shakers of enterprise communications. Listen here, or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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My first TalkingPointz podcast. In case you hadn’t noticed, I like to talk about enterprise communications. I do so on the near-weekly UCStrategies podcasts, I’ve hosted several video interviews and even Blabs. But I’ve never actually created a TalkingPointz podcast….

UCStrategies Predictions for 2016

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts take a look ahead to 2016 and predict what will happen in unified communications (UC). Michael Finneran moderates the conversation, which includes Marty Parker, Don Van Doren, Dr. Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold, Blair Pleasant, Roberta J. Fox, Simon Dudley, Kevin Kieller, Dave Stein, Steve Leaden, and Phil Edholm.

Business Communications Trends and Highlights of 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant leads a conversation with the UCStrategies Experts about the significant stories from 2015. Participating Experts include Kevin Kieller, J.R. Simmons, Jon Arnold, Simon Dudley, Steve Leaden, Dr. Joseph Williams, Michael Finneran, and Roberta J. Fox.

Clark Peterson of Vonage Business on UCaaS

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.

Webinar Replay: Avoiding UC Implementation Failure

This webinar focused on one critical objective: ensuring that you are highly successful in managing your current UC environment despite its complexity. UCStrategies Expert Phil Edholm, and leading vendors, discuss how Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM) is a critical component of UC success.

Experts Review BC Summit 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts get together to discuss the recent BC Summit. The podcast includes Experts Blair Pleasant, Jon Arnold, Jim Burton, Steve Leaden, Phil Edholm, Art Rosenberg, Kevin Kieller, and Dr. Joseph Williams.

A Chat With Some of the New BC Summit Participants

We had quite a few new vendor sponsors at this year’s BC Summit in La Jolla, CA. I had a chance to speak with several of them to discuss their role in business communications, their value proposition, and how their solutions can help customers and partners.

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

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.”

UCStrategies Reacts to Atos Acquisition of Unify

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts react to the news that The Gores Group and Siemens have reached an agreement for Atos to acquire Unify. Dave Michels, moderates the podcast, with UC Experts Art Rosenberg, Marty Parker, Don Van Doren, Jon Arnold, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Steve Leaden.

B2B Social Media and Social Selling: A Complex Landscape

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.

UCStrategies Experts Preview UC Summit 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton hosts a preview of sessions to be presented by UCStrategies Experts at UC Summit 2015, November 15-18, in La Jolla, CA. Presenters include Michael Finneran,  Kevin Kieller, J.R. Simmons, Dave Michels, Phil Edholm,  Steve Leaden, Blair Pleasant, Art Rosenberg, and Evan Kirstel.

Broadsoft Unveils Project Tempo for UCStrategies

In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies receives a briefing about BroadSoft’s new Project Tempo announcement. Joining the conversation from BroadSoft are Taher Behbehani, Chief Marketing Officer; Karim Sadroudine, Director, Marketing; and Mike Wilkinson, Vice President, Product Offers. Michael Finneran is the moderator, with UCStrategies Experts Art Rosenberg, Jim Burton, Dr. Joseph Williams, Phil Edholm, Evan Kirstel, Blair Pleasant, Kevin Kieller, Steve Leaden, and Jon Arnold.

Discussing Intelligent Assistants for Enterprises and Contact Centers

In the recent podcast titled “Predictions We Got Wrong,” moderated by Blair Pleasant, the Experts included Speech-Enabled Intelligent Assistants in a review of elements of the industry that hadn’t met expectations or progressed as quickly as estimated. Dan Miller of Opus Research contacted Blair with a conflicting opinion, so we asked Dan to join this week’s podcast to bring the team up-to-date. Blair Pleasant moderates the discussion, which includes Experts Steve Leaden, Simon Dudley, Art Rosenberg, Michael Finneran,  and Joseph Williams.

UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. Marty Parker moderates the discussion, with Dave Michels, Evan Kirstel, Phil Edholm, Simon Dudley, Steve Leaden, and Dr. Joseph Williams.

Predictions We Got Wrong

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address failed predictions. Where did we miss the boat entirely, or when has the rate of adoption not met expectations? Blair Pleasant moderates the discussion with Art Rosenberg, J.R. Simmons, Jon Arnold, Phil Edholm, and Kevin Kieller. Among the topics discussed are enterprise social software, voice recognition, CEBP, WebRTC, Google, personal agents, and federation.

Mobile Considerations in Enterprise Communications

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address mobile UC: working mobile, and mobile clients. Participating are Dave Michels, Michael Finneran, Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Kevin Kieller, Steve Leaden, Art Rosenberg, Dr. Joseph Williams, Blair Pleasant, and Don Van Doren.

Bimodal IT & Collaboration: The Perfect Storm for the CIO

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.

UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker moderates a discussion about the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (2015). UCStrategies Experts participating include Art Rosenberg, Dr. Joseph Williams, Kevin Kieller, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Jon Arnold, Dave Michels, Steve Leaden, Roberta Fox, and J.R. Simmons.

Conversation with Don Joos of ShoreTel

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.

Experts Discuss UC Security

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss UC security. Dave Michels moderates the discussion, and is joined by Experts Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Blair Pleasant, and Kevin Kieller.