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#EC18 Content and Research

Lots of EC18 content. I sent out the EC18 Research Note to subscribers. It can also be purchased separately here. Recorded a podcast on BCStrategies, I will add the link as soon as they post. I will be participating on a…

TalkingHeadz #2 with Eric Krapf #EC18

Dave and Evan discuss Enterprise Connect 2018 with conference Co-Chair Eric Krapf the week after #EC18.   TalkingHeadz# 2 with Eric Krapf #EC18 from Dave Michels on Vimeo. Podcast Version:

It is Enterprise Connect Time #EC18

We are hours away from the big event. Here’s a lighter version of my pre-show thoughts from my newsletter. Things to note this year: Industry Vision Addresses: EC will fill the gap between the keynotes and regular sessions with mini-keynotes…

Judges Discuss Innovation Showcase #EC18

The theme for the Innovation Showcase at Enterprise Connect 2018 is Speech. In this video, the judges discuss the selected companies. Innovation Showcase 2018 from Dave Michels on Vimeo.   The companies are: Deepgram Brain — offers freemium transcription services with…

Thoughts on Microsoft’s #EC17 Keynote

SfB saw very few improvements over the past year, so I was curious as to how Microsoft would fill its keynote slot at Enterprise Connect. The speaker, Ron Markezich, is new to me. The former CIO is a CVP within…

The Twilio #EC17 Keynote: Missed it by that Much

I was really looking forward to Jeff Lawson’s first Enterprise Connect (EC) keynote. I’ve seen him present numerous times, and he has a great style that delivers everything clearly. He is easy to follow, yet never condescending. He generally includes humor…

My EC17

I have a lot to say about EC17 and will be doing so over the next few weeks over several channels (it all lands at talkingpointz.com). Three weeks ago I posted EC17 will a pivotal year. Transitions in enterprise communications…

Times Are Changing #EC17

Tech conferences come and go, but Enterprise Connect (EC) has some impressive staying power. Remember VON, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0? All important, but relative flashes in the pan. I’ve been attending Enterprise Connect since it was called VoiceCon. This will be…

Similarities and Differences in Rowan and Zig Keynotes #EC16

I find it interesting how similar and dissimilar the Microsoft and Cisco keynotes were at Enterprise Connect 2016. The two tech giants have overlapping messages and visions with entirely different approaches; visions and objectives. Both spokesmen are pros and they…

Telecom Chinese Style

This April I am going to visit Huawei in China. It’s been tempting to attend their annual analyst conference for the past several years, and this year I’m making it a priority. Huawei is a communications giant. In addition to…

Enterprise Connect Photos and Shirts

Last year I tweeted this photo of the Acano team at Enterprise Connect. @RowanTrollope wanted to know more, so he asked me about Acano.  I explained that this little upstart had some wicked technology that was actually better than Cisco’s….

Video is Getting Hot Again #EC16

We tend to become numb to things that move slowly. Nothing moves slower than video. It’s a complex topic because it involves technical innovation, channel acceptance, and user adoption. The whole space moves in slow motion. Very quietly and slowly…

Enterprise Connect 2016 is Weeks Away #EC16

Are you ready for Enterprise Connect 2016? It’s always a full week – lots of great sessions, lots of great people, lots of celery and shrimp, and of course the keynotes. I always enjoy the keynotes. I think cutting them…

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

I made a rookie move when I was recently asked if I can host a meeting. I checked my calendar, and upon seeing that I would be traveling I explained I could not. I was told to host it anyway:…

EC15 Keynotes Google

This last post of this four part series of keynote presentations at Enterprise Connect 2015 is about Google. The keynotes, in order of delivery (and posting), were: Rowan Trollope of Cisco Gary Barnett of Avaya Zig Serafin of Microsoft Adam…

EC15 Keynotes Microsoft

In this four part series, I will examine each of the keynote presentations at Enterprise Connect 2015. Sorry about the delay, but I took spring break off with the family. The keynotes, in order of delivery, were: Rowan Trollope of…

EC15 Keynotes Avaya

In this four part series, I will examine each of the keynote presentations at Enterprise Connect 2015. Sorry about the delay, but I took spring break off with the family. The keynotes, in order of delivery, were: Rowan Trollope of…

EC15 Keynotes Cisco

In this four part series, I will examine each of the keynote presentations at Enterprise Connect 2015. Sorry about the delay, but I took spring break off with the family. The keynotes, in order of delivery, were: Rowan Trollope of…

Thoughts on Enterprise Connect 2015

Enterprise Connect is the Super Bowl of enterprise communications – but with just the commercials. I have a lot I want to share – and I will, but next week is Spring Break. Time off with the family. So, content…

It’s Coming: EC15

It’s that time of year again. Enterprise Connect is upon us. As usual the conference will be held the third week of March, in the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando Florida.  This is without question, my busiest week of the year, and…