Cloud Comms Summit Virtual

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The biggest Service Provider focussed event in the US goes virtual.

16 & 17 Sept 2020

Virtual Event

16 & 17 Sept 2020

Virtual Event

Video conference from home
Video conference from home
Join the largest cloud comms community of service providers and vendors for two days of insights and networking with experts and thought leaders.
Key themes for the day include competition reimagined, the future of customer engagement and the role of the service provider in the new world.

why attend

Why should you attend the Cloud Comms Summit?

Share stories with service providers, the vendor community and Cavell experts.
Walk away equipped with practical insights to turn your ideas into action.
As well as Cavell speakers, learn from the industry’s leading thought leaders.

Great Networking

Search for attendees and start a conversation in our dedicated networking sessions through our virtual platform. Make connections with service providers and vendors and talk directly to advisors and experts from Cavell Group and Cloud Comms Alliance.

Actionable Insights

Walk away equipped with the practical insights that enable you to turn your ideas into action. Learn about the change in competition and industry best practices through a mix of keynote presentations and panel discussions with key industry players. 

Unbiased Environment

As impartial parties in the Cloud Comms space, Cavell and the CCA keep the event vendor neutral and non-biased. will be sharing their experiences combined with key findings from the latest Cloud Comms Market and Enterprise Insight Research Reports to help you understand the market. 

agenda

How will Cloud Comms Summit Virtual inspire your next big development?

Day 1 Desktop Version

Day 1

10:30 AM EDT

07:30 AM PDT

How to get the most out of Hopin

Before kicking off the agenda, this session will explain the platform we are using to host this event and how you can make the most out of its features.

11:00 AM EDT

08:00 AM PDT

How the pandemic has changed the workplace forever

Matthew Townend – Executive Director, Cavell Group

As we all look to adjust strategies to address new post COVID-19 enterprise requirements. Cavell will share its latest enterprise research undertaken in July/August with over 2000 enterprises, highlighting the key trends all providers and vendors need to take into consideration in future strategies.

11:35 AM EDT

08:35 AM PDT

Gold Sponsor Keynote - RingCentral: The New UC Customer Journey

Homayoun Razavi – Senior Vice President, Global SPs, RingCentral

Following the announcement of a new Global Service Provider Business unit, Homayoun will share how, working together, RingCentral and Service Providers can simplify the journey to the cloud and offer innovative new services for the evolving needs of today’s workforce.

11:50 AM EDT

08:50 AM PDT

The #DigitalNormal is NOW: Will the Channel as we Know it Survive?

Janet Schijns – CEO & Co-Founder, JS Group

The world has changed and it won’t be going back when the pandemic has passed, nor will the channel say untouched by our new reality.  In this session Janet Schijns, industry game changer and go to market expert, will share JS Group’s research, findings, and recommendations for effectively harnessing the power of sales and marketing in the new normal.  Will certain indirect channels as we know them perish? What channels will thrive? What channels will enter the market and how will we harness them for growth? And finally, how is the channel game changing and what do we do to evolve our solutions and programs to match the channel truths?

12:20 PM EDT

09:20 AM PDT

Virtual Expo & Speed Networking Roulette Break

Explore the Virtual Expo hall and Speed Networking Roulette to meet new connections and chat with old friends.

12:45 PM EDT

09:45 AM PDT

How did the industry rise to the challenge?

Clark Peterson – Chairman, Cloud Communications Alliance
Shawn Puddester – VP Global Service Providers, Poly
Armen Martirosyan – CEO & Co-Founder, BluIP
David Zahn – SVP Marketing, TPX
John Tucker – VP UC Products, Metaswitch

In this session, we will hear from key service providers and vendors, and the changes they had to make to rise to the challenges of the Global Pandemic.

01:20 PM EDT

10:20 AM PDT

Gold Sponsor Keynote - Ribbon: The Imperative to Deliver Premium Cloud Services

John Macario – SVP, Global Channel Marketing, Ribbon Communications 

John Macario of Ribbon Communications offers his view of the changing landscape for cloud services and how service providers will have to adjust their focus to maintain revenue and relevance with enterprise customers. 

01:35 PM EDT

10:35 AM PDT

CCA and the State of the Industry

Clark Peterson – Chairman, Cloud Communications Alliance
Joe Marion – President, Cloud Communications Alliance
Mark Iannuzzi – President, TelNet Worldwide
Michael Quinn – Partner, Q Advisors

The members of the Cloud Communications Alliance are the Thought Leaders of our industry and being a platform for those leaders is a pillar of the CCA.  Join this retrospective discussion of where the industry has been, where it is headed and the role that CCA plays.

02:20 PM EDT

11:20 AM PDT

Virtual Expo & Speed Networking Roulette Break

Explore the Virtual Expo hall and Speed Networking Roulette to meet new connections and chat with old friends.

02:50 PM EDT

11:50 AM PDT

New Era in Customer Engagement

Patrick Watson – Senior Analyst, Cavell Group
Andy Lark – CMO, Dubber
Brian Jones – Founder, Altus
Chris Marron – Director of Competitive & Market Intelligence, 8×8

One trend that cannot be ignored is the growth of video and collaboration, has the rise of the giants in this area affected the market for good. In this session we will discuss how providers will differentiate in the future by competing and collaborating with these providers.

Day 2 Desktop Version

Day 2

11:00 AM EDT

08:00 AM PDT

Service Providers' Attitudes

Clark Peterson – Chairman, Cloud Communications Alliance 
Matthew Townend – Executive Director, Cavell Group

Clark Peterson, Chairman of CCA, will share the results of the CCA Service Provider undertaken in July August, giving insight into Service Providers attitudes to the market opportunity in the US and Internationally.

11:35 AM EDT

08:35 AM PDT

Gold Sponsor Keynote - Cisco: Expanded Market Opportunities in Communications and Collaboration

Jamie Palmer – Sr. Director, Cloud Calling Product Management, Cisco

Jamie shares his view on how the current industry climate has accelerated the enterprise shift to cloud-based communications, and how Service Providers need to consider moving up market to take advantage of this new opportunity.

 

11:50 AM EDT

08:50 AM PDT

The Future of the Communications Industry (In Sessions)

Dominic Black – Director of Research Services, Cavell Group
Craig Decker – MD, Cloud & Hosted Worldwide Sales, Cisco
Bryan Martin – CTO, 8×8
Ritu Mukherjee – VP Product Management, Ring Central
Jay Patel – Chief Product Officer, Vonage
Gary Sorrentino – Global Deputy CIO, Zoom

We will hear from representatives of Key Service Providers discuss how they see the future of the comms industry.

12:25 PM EDT

09:25 AM PDT

Virtual Expo & Speed Networking Roulette Break

Explore the Virtual Expo hall and Speed Networking Roulette to meet new connections and chat with old friends.

01:00 PM EDT

10:00 AM PDT

Best Practices Breakout Sessions

Check out the Sessions tab above for details on all sessions.
In these sessions you get the chance to learn from industry experts and gain practical advice around key subjects.

02:10 PM EDT

11:10 AM PDT

CCA Tech Pitch Shark Tank (in Sessions)

Hosted by Gerry DeHaven – Partner, Q Advisors

Participants:

  • Iain Sinnott -Sales & Marketing Director, Uboss
  • Trefor Davies – Managing Director, Netaxis Solutions UK
  • Chris Bloom – Sales Director, MondaGo
  • Adrian Di Pietrantonio – Co-Founder & EVP, Global Channels, Dubber
  • Alex Monk – Co-founder & CEO, Dashbase
  • Brandon Hagood – US Regional Sales Manager, Akixi
  • Alisa Bartash – Head of Marketing , 2600Hz
Sponsored by

A number of tech companies will each deliver a 3-min pitch while competing against each other by sharing their interesting & innovative offerings to the cloud comms provider community. This Shark Tank will result in two winners:

  • Most Interesting Tech Company (as Voted by the Audience)
  • Most Investable (Nominated by Q Advisors)

02:45 PM EDT

11:45 AM PDT

Virtual Expo & Speed Networking Roulette

Final networking session of Cloud Comms Summit Virtual, exchange details with new connections from the expo and networking and take advantage of our final speed networking roulette.

Day 1 Mobile Version

10:30 AM EDT 07:30 AM PDT
How to get the most out of Hopin.

Before kicking off the agenda, this session will explain the platform we are using to host this event and how you can make the most out of its features.

11:00 AM EDT 08:00 AM PDT
How the pandemic has changed the workplace forever

Matthew Townend – Executive Director, Cavell Group

As we all look to adjust strategies to address new post COVID-19 enterprise requirements. Cavell will share its latest enterprise research undertaken in July/August with over 2000 enterprises, highlighting the key trends all providers and vendors need to take into consideration in future strategies.

11:50 AM EDT 08:50 AM PDT
The #DigitalNormal is NOW: Will the Channel as we Know it Survive?

Janet Schijns – CEO & Co-Founder, JS Group

The world has changed and it won’t be going back when the pandemic has passed, nor will the channel say untouched by our new reality.  In this session Janet Schijns, industry game changer and go to market expert, will share JS Group’s research, findings, and recommendations for effectively harnessing the power of sales and marketing in the new normal.  Will certain indirect channels as we know them perish? What channels will thrive? What channels will enter the market and how will we harness them for growth? And finally, how is the channel game changing and what do we do to evolve our solutions and programs to match the channel truths?

12:20 PM EDT 09:20 AM PDT
Virtual Expo & Speed Networking Roulette Break

Explore the Virtual Expo hall and Speed Networking Roulette to meet new connections and chat with old friends.

12:45 PM EDT 09:45 AM PDT
How did the industry rise to the challenge?

Clark Peterson – Chairman, Cloud Communications Alliance
Shawn Puddester – VP Global Service Providers, Poly
Armen Martirosyan – CEO & Co-Founder, BluIP
David Zahn – SVP Marketing, TPX
John Tucker – VP UC Products, Metaswitch

In this session we will hear from key service providers and vendors, and the changes they had to make to rise to the challenges of the Global Pandemic.

01:35 PM EDT 10:35 AM PDT
CCA Panel - Key Issues for a Changing Industry

Clark Peterson – Chairman, Cloud Communications Alliance
Joe Marion – President, Cloud Communications Alliance
Mark Iannuzzi – President, TelNet Worldwide
Michael Quinn – Partner, Q Advisors

The panel will reflect on key issues the industry & the association are addressing and the focus in the coming year – Regulation, Market Consolidation.

02:20 PM EDT 11:20 AM PDT
Meal & Networking Break

Have a lunch break, explore the Virtual Expo hall and take part in another round of Speed Networking Roulette.

02:50 PM EDT 11:50 AM PDT
New Era in Customer Engagement

Patrick Watson – Senior Analyst, Cavell Group
Speakers to be announced

One trend that cannot be ignored is the growth of video and collaboration, has the rise of the giants in this area affected the market for good. In this session we will discuss how providers will differentiate in the future by competing and collaborating with these providers.

Day 2 Mobile Version

11:00 AM EDT 08:00 AM PDT
Service Providers’ Attitudes

Clark Peterson – Chairman, Cloud Communications Alliance 
Matthew Townend – Executive Director, Cavell Group

Clark Peterson president of CCA will share the results of the CCA Service Provider undertaken in July August, giving insight into Service Providers attitudes to the market opportunity in the US and Internationally.

11:50 AM EDT 08:50 AM PDT
The Future of the Communications Industry - A C-Level Perspective

Dominic Black – Director of Research Services, Cavell Group
Speakers to be announced

We will hear from CEO representatives of Key Service Providers, discuss how they see the future of the communications industry.

12:25 PM EDT 09:25 AM PDT
Virtual Expo and Speed Networking Roulette Break

Explore the Virtual Expo hall and Speed Networking Roulette to meet new connections and chat with old friends.

01:00 PM EDT 10:00 AM PDT
Best Practices Breakout Sessions

Check out the Breakouts tab above for details on all sessions.
In these sessions you get the chance to learn from industry experts and gain practical advice around key subjects.

02:00 PM EDT 11:00 AM PDT
CCA Tech Pitch Shark Tank

Hosted by Joe Marion
Participants:

  • Chris Bloom – Sales Director, MondaGo
  • Uboss
  • Alianza
  • Netsapiens
  • 2600Hz

A number of tech companies will each deliver a 3-min pitch while competing against each other in a series of categories. The Shark Tank winners will be decided by the delegates’ votes.

02:45 PM EDT 11:45 AM PDT
Virtual Expo & Speed Networking Roulette

Final networking session of Cloud Comms Summit Virtual, exchange details with new connections from the expo and networking and take advantage of our final speed networking roulette.

Previous Cloud clomms summit events

platform

We are hosting our virtual event on Hopin.

Hopin enables us to group the main webinar-style stream, breakout tracks, networking area and expo hall together, simulating the content and community elements of the existing Cloud Comms Summit.

speakers

Find out more about the experts and thought leaders who will be speaking at the summit.

TICKETS

We will be launching our registration page very soon.

Places at Cloud Comms Summit are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

Service Provider

Individual Ticket

$130

Vendor / Non-Service Providers / Investors

Individual Ticket

$300

Discounted tickets are available for Cloud Communications Alliance Members on the registration form.

TICKETS

We will be launching our registration page very soon.

Places at Cloud Comms Summit are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

A Discount is available for CCA members on the registration page.

Service Provider

Individual Ticket

$130

Vendor

Individual Ticket

$300

Sponsors

A big thanks from the Cavell team to all our sponsors. The event wouldn’t happen without you and we’re grateful for your ongoing support.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Breakout session Sponsor

Tech Pitch Shark Tank Sponsor

Showcase sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email us at logistics@cavellgroup.com.