January 16-18
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cloud Connections 2023

What is Cloud Connections?

Brought to you by Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA), Cloud Connections 2023 is the must-attend event for Cloud industry leaders. Why attend?

  • Hear from industry-leading experts, futurists, investment bankers, financial and industry analysts
  • See live demos of leading products
  • Hear from real customers who are currently in the cloud buying process
  • Network with peers, experts, analysts, and more
  • Experience an incredible and warm locale in the middle of winter
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Speakers

Janet Schijns

CEO, JS Group

Evan Kirstel

Jordan Rupar

Q Advisors

Gerry DeHaven

Q Advisors

Clark Peterson

Chairman of the Board, CCA

Art Schoeller

Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Dave Michels

Lead Analyst, TalkingPointz.com

MIchael Tessler

Managing Partner, True North Advisory

Mike Pryor

Shareholder – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Jonathan Marashlian

Managing Partner – Marashlian & Donahue

Mark Ianuzzi

President – TelNet Worldwide

Elka Popova

Vice President and Senior Fellow, Information and Communications Technologies – Frost & Sullivan

Catherine Trebnick

Managing Director – MKM Partners

Kevin Nethercott

Managing Partner – CPaaS Acceleration Alliance

Glenn S. Richards

Partner - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Brandon Hagood

Vice President, Americas - Akixi

Sanjay Srinivasan

Chief Architect, GM, SVP - Vonage

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Agenda

7:00pm
Beach/Hotel Buffet and Cocktail Reception

Tuesday January 17th, 2023

7:30am – 8:30am
Registration & Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am
Opening Keynote: Cloud Communications at CrossroadsClark PetersonChairman of the Board, CCA
9:00am – 9:30am
Where We Came From, Where Are We Going?Mike TesslerManaging Partner, True North Advisory
9:30am – 10:15am
The Future of Platforms, Big Decisions Around the BendAnalyst Panel
Elka PopovaVice President and Senior Fellow, Information and Communications Technologies – Frost & SullivanJon Arnold
Blair Pleasan
Dave MichaelsLead Analyst, TalkingPointz.com – Moderator
10:15am – 11:00am
Mobility – The Next Big Wave in UCaaS!Dave MichelsLead Analyst, TalkingPointz.com
11:00am – 11:45am
Positioning your company for M&A opportunitiesGerry DehavenPartner, Q AdvisorsJordan RuparManaging Director, Q Advisors
11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45am – 1:00pm
Akixi introductionBrandon HagoodVice President, Americas – Akixi
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Creating The Right Go to Market StrategyPanel
Janet SchijnsCEO, JS GroupBrandon HagoodVice President, Americas – Akixi
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Stay relevant, be bold and create an engine for sustained and repeatable growth.
2:30pm – 3:30pm
CPaaS ShowcaseApps Contest and Demos
Kevin NethercottManaging Partner, CPaaS Acceleration AllianceSanjay SrinivasanChief Architect, GM, SVP – Vonage
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Government Affairs-Shaping Policies for Competition and InnovationMike PryorShareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLPJonathan MarashlianManaging Partner, Marashlian & DonahueMark IanuzziPresident, TelNet WorldwideGlenn RichardsPartner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
4:00pm – 4:130pm
UCaaS Magic QuadrantDave MichelsLead Analyst, TalkingPointz.comCatherine Trebnick Managing Director, MKM Partners
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Build your own Social Media CommunityEvan Kirstel
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Boat Cruise Dinner Speaker on the Economy

Wednesday January 18th, 2023

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am – 9:15am
Stay relevant, be bold and create an engine for sustained and repeatable growth.Thomas Frey
9:15am – 10:00am
Microsoft – Swim with the Shark or Look for Safer Waters?Analyst Panel
Dave MichelsLead Analyst, TalkingPointz.comArt SchoellerVice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
10:15am – 10:30am
HP/Poly – Introduction
10:30am – 11:15am
Zoom – Keynote
11:15am – 11:45am
CCaaS – Key Trends, Why So Profitable and About to Become Even More?Analyst Panel
Dave MichelsLead Analyst, TalkingPointz.comArt SchoellerVice President, Principal Analyst, ForresterJon Arnold
Blair Pleasant
Diane Meyers
11:45am – 12:00pm
Wrap-up and Awards

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We have a limited number of guest rooms at the W Hotel for $419/night. When you register, we will email you a link to make your hotel reservation. PLEASE be sure to make those reservations soon, as the hotel WILL BE SOLD OUT. After all, it is winter in Florida.

Register or sponsor now to save as much as 25% off the full rate prices. PLUS, you can lock in those coveted Fort Lauderdale beachfront rooms in the dead of winter before they sell out.

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