HOLMDEL, N.J., July 11, 2017 — Vonage (NYSE:VG), a leading provider of cloud communications for business, recently joined local technology leaders at the inaugural The Holmdel Idea Summit 2017 (THIS). In the keynote address, Vonage Chief Operating Officer Joe Redling took to the Bell Works stage in Holmdel, NJ alongside CNBC’s Kate Rogers, to discuss Vonage’s legacy of disruption and innovation, its New Jersey roots, and the future of innovation within the business communications space.
THIS is designed as a gathering of innovators and thought leaders from diverse fields in business, technology and academia to celebrate New Jersey’s rich local innovation history, as well as the current pursuit of new big ideas. With a diverse audience of industry-leading business leaders, start-up entrepreneurs and budding technology students, The Holmdel Idea Summit platform serves as a bridge between today’s accomplished innovators and the next generation of passionate visionaries and change agents.
“Vonage is committed to innovating relentlessly, which is the perfect complement to the mission of THIS,” said Mr. Redling. “As an innovator and disruptor in cloud communications for business, we are honored to participate in an event like THIS, which creates a community for the innovation leaders of today and visionaries of tomorrow to team up in pursuit of emerging technologies right here in New Jersey.”
The inaugural THIS event had more than 300 attendees and covered a wide range of topics and emerging technologies. New Jersey-based leaders from the communications, media, entertainment, gaming, and AI industries – even local technology focused high school students — discussed artificial intelligence, virtual reality, claytronics, self driving cars, and innovations of the future. See highlights from THIS.
“The inaugural THIS gathering struck a perfect chord with New Jersey’s tech ecosystem and the response to this event has been overwhelming,” said Sanjay Macwan, Founder of THIS. “THIS is a perfect union of the past, present, and future of tech innovations from our region that have made, and will continue to make transformational contributions to the world. I am thankful to Vonage, Bell Works and several other sponsors and passionate volunteers for their support and I am looking forward to making THIS an annual and much-anticipated event.”
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of cloud communications services for business. Vonage transforms the way people work and businesses operate through a portfolio of cloud-based communications solutions that enable internal collaboration among employees, while also keeping companies closely connected with their customers, across any mode of communication, on any device.
Vonage’s Nexmo API Platform provides tools for voice, messaging and phone verification services, allowing developers to embed contextual, programmable communications into mobile apps, websites and business systems. Nexmo enables enterprises to easily communicate relevant information to their customers in real time, anywhere in the world, through text messaging, chat, social media and voice.
The Company also provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential communication solutions. In 2015 and 2016, Vonage was named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as-a-Service, Worldwide. Vonage has also earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Hosted IP and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Services and the 2016 North American Cloud Communications Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. For more information, visit Vonage Business.
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc. To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit www.youtube.com/vonage.
About Bell Works
Designed by legendary architect Eero Saarinen, this one-of-a-kind space began its life as Bell Labs, the iconic epicenter of discovery. Its breakthrough innovations formed the very foundation of our modern lives. Today, Bell Works is furthering that legacy of innovation—bringing together a rich and diverse community of forward- looking companies in a space that blurs the line between work and play, past and future, imagination and reality.
Bell Works is a complete revitalization & reimagination of one of the world’s most celebrated buildings, the former Bell Labs facility.