Enterprise Connect 2022 expands conference program, adding keynotes from Google Cloud, Microsoft and RingCentral

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enterprise Connect, the leading enterprise communications and collaboration conference and expo, has expanded its conference program with new keynote presentations from Google Cloud, Microsoft and RingCentral. Enterprise Connect 2022 will take place March 21-24 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida and virtually. Register here.

For more than 30 years, Enterprise Connect has brought together enterprise IT decision makers with industry vendors, analysts, consultants and channel partners. Over four days, Enterprise Connect offers a conference program that meets the needs of professionals for in-depth information and insights, essential to support hybrid working through unified communication and collaboration technologies, at a time when these topics are more critical than never.

Eric Krapf, General Manager of Enterprise Connect, said, “Enterprise Connect is committed to focusing on the core issues of enterprise communications and collaboration. We are excited to bring together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss growth and innovation and also showcase the latest systems, software, services and applications.

The three newly announced keynoters are:

Andrew Moore, vice president and general manager, AI and industry solutions at Google Cloud, will deliver a keynote on March 23. Moore oversees the teams that create the products and solutions that enable every business to transform their business with AI. Previously, Moore worked as dean and professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and as vice president of engineering for Google Commerce.

Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Microsoft Teams, will deliver a keynote on March 22. Herskowitz is responsible for marketing Microsoft Teams products. Prior to the Teams business, Herskowitz spent more than five years leading product and developer audience marketing for Microsoft Azure. She has also held leadership positions in the Visual Studio, SharePoint and Project businesses. During his nearly 20 years at Microsoft, Herskowitz’s responsibilities have included product management, product marketing, and sales strategy and execution functions in global and European offices. Prior to Microsoft, Herskowitz worked for a startup focused on a SaaS solution for customer relationship management for small businesses. Herskowitz also worked as a strategy and technology consultant at Arthur Andersen.

Kira Makagon, Director of Innovation at RingCentral, will deliver a keynote on March 23. An 11-year RingCentral veteran, Makagon leads global product, user experience, engineering, cloud operations, security and IT. She was a key driver in defining RingCentral’s product strategy and global reach that led to rapid year-over-year growth from pre-IPO to over $1.5 billion. dollars in annual recurring revenue. Throughout her career, Makagon has pioneered several transformational technologies and companies, and served as an advisor to entrepreneurs and start-ups.

These leaders join previously announced speakers Jeetu Patel, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Security and Collaboration, Cisco and Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Zoom Video Communications.

The corporate connection Conference program features over 40 sessions across nine tracks that encompass critical industry topics, including:

  • Contact center and customer experience

  • Video and A/V Collaboration

  • Collaborative platforms

  • Practical AI

  • CPaaS and communication APIs

  • Unified Communications and UCaaS

  • Workplace Strategies

  • Management & Networks

  • New: Security & Compliance

Enterprise Connect will also present a day-in-a-conference, “Communications & Collaboration 2025,” with sessions aimed at helping enterprise IT decision makers build their strategic technology plan for the next three years.

View the full conference program here.

Women in Enterprise Communications Spotlight, IT Hero and Best of Enterprise Connect Awards

Enterprise Connect also announced the winners of two of its rewards programs and the impending deadline for a third program:

the Spotlight Women in Corporate Communications Award recognize and celebrate women who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and expertise in technology. The Spotlight Award is given to women who work in enterprise IT or other organizations involving communication and collaboration technologies in non-vendor companies. The award is specifically intended to encourage and recognize women who have chosen careers as technologists or technology leaders in business.

Women in Corporate Communications Spotlight Award Winners:

  • Danielle Joiner McPherson, Director Global Reservations Tech & Innovation, Delta Airlines

  • Sinead Aylward, Vice President, Contact Center Technology, Endurance Warranty Services

  • Dawn Pielstick, Vice President of Information Systems Applications, Omaha Mutual

  • Lisa De Lapo, Director of Information Technology and Education, Union School District

the Computer Hero Award honoring enterprise IT professionals and teams who go above and beyond their day-to-day communication/collaboration responsibilities to provide exceptional service, vision, and expertise to their organizations.

Computer Hero Award Winners:

  • Josh Lamont, Senior Telecommunications Engineer, brown university

  • Allison Stalvey, Head of Reservations Data Strategy, Delta Airlines

  • Alain Noble, Director, Telecommunications, Select Quote

  • Roselia (Rose) Funes, Senior Manager of Collaboration and Communication, Yum! Brands

the The best of business connection The awards program recognizes excellence and innovation from Enterprise Connect exhibitors and sponsors. The deadline for nominations is January 28. Click here to submit a quote.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Women in Enterprise Communications Spotlight and IT Hero Awards – they represent the crème de la crème of our industry. We look forward to celebrating them and the Best of the Enterprise Connect award winners at our event in March,” added Lisa Schmeiser, Co-Chair of Enterprise Connect and Editor-in-Chief of No Jitter.

Click here for more information or to register to participate in Enterprise Connect. Enterprise Connect will also offer a digital component allowing business communications and collaboration professionals to participate virtually.

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Enterprise Connect will take place March 21-24, 2022 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. For more information on exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, contact Natalie Bustamante at [email protected]

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About Enterprise Connect

For more than 30 years, Enterprise Connect has been North America’s leading enterprise communications and collaboration conference and exhibition. Enterprise Connect brings together enterprise IT decision makers with industry vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on core business communications issues. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, (nojitter.com), providing daily blogs and analysis of corporate communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, research surveys and a series of webinars. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com/orlando. Enterprise Connect is brought to you by Informa Tech.

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