Denver (Cherry Creek), Colorado
May 28-29, 2020
Cloud & Managed Services 3.0:
Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be.
CCA Member & non-member event
Denver Colorado is home to our Spring Cloud Communications event. At this meeting we welcome all Cloud Comms companies (members and non-members) to meet and share industry trends with telecom, cloud and managed services industry veterans and interested financial and technology partners.
The event will start on May 28th at 8:30 am. That evening we will have a dinner reception. On May 29th we will have a half day meeting ending at 1:00 pm with a lunch.
Agenda May 28
|8:30 AM||Breakfast and Registration|
|9:30 AM||Introductions and New Members Presentations|
|10:30 AM||The New UC- 15 Years of Cloud- Where It is has been and where it is going-|
|11:00 AM||The Growth of Hyperscale Cloud into the API & Managed Services World and What it Means for UCaaS Players|
How to prepare for a sale or capital raising- Michael Quinn, Q Advisors
The Managed Services and Cloud environments are rapidly changing for service providers and their investors. KPIs and value determinants are evolving and CSPs need to understand this changing landscape and manage their businesses according to this new paradigm. Michael will discuss Q Advisors’ evolving KPI metrics as they relate to valuation, update CCA members on the changing financing and M&A landscape globally and provide a checklist for how to position your business for a capital raise or exit.
|2:00 PM||Cloud Sales: Direct, Channel and Other|
|3:00 PM||Building UCaaS, CCaaS, CPaaS and Video in a Common Stack- Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage|
Key Trends Driving The New M&A Landscape- Gerry DeHaven, Q Advisors and Dmitry Netis, Dmitry Netis and Company
Cloud M&A strategies are increasingly centered around the convergence of highly differentiated engagement and collaboration technologies to meet growing customer demand for integrated enterprise-grade functionality. This panel will explore recent deals and important trends impacting valuations and private equity activity across the global cloud landscape.
|7:00 PM||Cocktails & Dinner|
Agenda May 29
Telecom Taxes-Getting it Right- Jonathan Marashlian, The CommLaw Group
Feeling Overwhelmed by Telecom Taxes and Regulatory Fees? Ask the Expert and Learn the Meaning of “Compliance Optimization”! Federal USF sitting at a steady 25% for over a year, FCC begins process that could lead to USF assessments on One-Way VOIP, broadband revenue still exempt, FCC orders 911 parity for VOIP (but watch what you ask for!), and State & Local Communications taxes continue to mount. Compliance in the communications industry has never been easy or cheap, but ignorance and avoidance are no longer options. Learn the meaning and positive outcomes of “compliance optimization” from expert Communications Taxes & Fees attorney, Jonathan Marashlian, and be sure to bring your questions for this “Ask an Expert” session!
|10:30 AM||The Need for Network SD-WAN|
|11:30 AM||Best Practices- Clark Peterson, CCA|
Cloud Communications Alliance
Cloud Communications Alliance
Dmitry Netis & Company
Marashlian & Donahue- The COMMLAW Group