As the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) market continues to grow, and the options and applications available to you rapidly expand, you don't want to be left behind. You may have already implemented pieces of your UCC plan, or maybe you're waiting for the market to shake out to take a best-of-breed approach. Regardless of your UCC status, it's hard to know what's what in this fast-changing landscape where new hardware, software and cloud-based service options are announced every day.

The key to improving employee productivity using UCC is to understand how it can be implemented, integrated (or not) and managed to ensure that you're getting the most from the technologies. Join industry veteran and UCC expert Lee Mackey at this complimentary, half-day event to discuss the latest UCC solutions, available options, examples of how UCC is working for your peers, and most importantly, how you can make it work for you.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take advantage of this thought-provoking informative and downright innovative event that will help you:

  • Learn, through real-world demonstrations, what UCC can really achieve
  • Get a clear picture of all the options available: the vendors, the technologies and the services
  • Understand what will work best for your business, including the hard and soft ROI benefits
  • And much more!

Walk away from this morning session with a strong UCC implementation strategy tailored to meet your business initiatives and more. Don't forget attendees have the chance to win a pair of Giants tickets from TechTarget Custom Media, register now to learn more!

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Dates and locations

New York, NY

Microsoft Technology Center - New York
Thursday, August 8, 2013
* NYC attendees are eligible to score a pair of Giants tickets from TechTarget Custom Media!! Register now to learn more.


What if I already have another "UC solution"?
That doesn't exclude you from implementing Microsoft Lync. Join us to find out how you can leverage your existing UC pieces to integrate with Lync

I'm a network manager; what does UC have to do with me?
UC and Collaboration applications will increase the burden on the network significantly. Join us to find out how to address the bandwidth concerns this will create.


Register today by calling John Barbato at (617) 431-9674 or completing our quick online registration form.

Complimentary admission is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis and attendance is limited to ensure an effective learning experience, abundant peer-networking opportunities and access to our expert presenters. Apply today to ensure your seat is saved in advance!


8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:50 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:00 a.m.

Session in detail

Keynote: Understanding the Idiosyncrasies of UC
Presented by: Lee Mackey

In today's world, getting the job done requires doing more with less - so how can unified communications (UC) help? During this session, we'll go through different ways to define UC, what it can mean to you and your company, and why you should care. We'll go over the UC Echo system and some solutions, and dive into how UC has helped some companies really leverage their IT infrastructure.

This session will show you how UC will allow you to more effectively assess your business processes, and enable you to make decisions and solve issues using presence and skills-based routing to connect experts with end users. We'll also show you some real-world demonstrations of how this works to help you understand what UC can really do, drive better conservations with customers on the importance of UC, and achieve considerable cost savings.

10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m.

Session in detail

Simplifying Your Lync Deployment

New deployment? Integrating with your existing solution? In either case preparing your network infrastructure is critical.

In this interactive session, hear from expert, senior-level, HP architects with over 30 years of combined hands-on industry experience as they share real-world insight to key planning considerations, speed bumps to keep an eye out for, and lessons learned from their direct involvement in past deployments. They'll also offer up a practical roadmap to avoid inadvertent (and quite costly) missteps to help you to, not only simplify, but maximize the benefits of your Lync deployment.

11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A

11:45 a.m.

Prize raffle and closing remarks


Lee Mackey Bio
Independent Unified Communications and Collaboration Consultant
Eric Brandenburg Bio
Senior Solution Architect, HP Technology Services Consulting
Ryan Koftan Bio
Senior Solution Architect, HP Technology Services Consulting

Media sponsors






Each attendee will receive an interactive Blync light to bring your online Lync presence into the office. The Blync light is an unobtrusive way to let your colleagues know you're on a call or busy with a deadline.

*Note for our public sector attendees: Our sponsors wish to ensure that you comply with applicable government gift and ethics rules set forth in Federal and State regulations, which restrict public sector employees from accepting gifts from entities doing or seeking official business with the public sector.

A "gift" includes meals, giveaways, free software or other items of value given away at an event.

If you wish to receive meals or other items of value from HP or Microsoft, you must pay market value for them or have written approval from your organization's gifting/ethics officer (or responsible attorney).

TechTarget contact

For questions about your registration or the event agenda please contact:

John Barbato
Delegate Relations Manager
Tel: (617) 431-9674