2010 Speaker List

Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.

Marty Parker

Principal Consultant, UniComm Consulting

Marty Parker is committed to advancement of Unified Communications (UC) to produce new benefits and efficiencies in enterprise communications and to stimulate and justify innovation in the business communications industry. Marty sees Unified Communications as transforming the highly manual, unmeasured, and relatively unpredictable world of telephony-based and e-mail-based communications into a software-assisted, coordinated, simplified, predictable process that will deliver high-value benefits to customers, to employees, and to the relevant enterprises. With even moderate attention to implementation and change management, UC can deliver the cost-saving and process-accelerating changes that deliver real, compelling, hard-dollar ROI.

Marty is co-founder of UniComm Consulting, the industry's premier independent consulting firm providing strategy, planning and implementation support for enterprises in all industry segments. Marty is also co-founder of UCStrategies.com, the industry's leading forum for UC information and dialog. Marty has previously delivered important UC sessions at VoiceCon (now Enterprise Connect) and InterOp including, "UC Options: Who's Offering What?" as well as leading the deep-dive session, "Unified Communications Implementation."

As a student of UC successes and case studies, Marty will moderate the important session, "Interoperability in UC” which will highlight the critical areas for multi-vendor implementations and call on a panel of leading vendors to describe how customers can manage successful implementations.

Marty bases is UC activities on his experience in sales, strategic planning, product line management, financial management and general management positions in both computing (IBM) and communications (ATT/Lucent/Avaya) firms, as well as with two venture funded firms and with a very large west-coast telecom interconnect firm in the 1980s.


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