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Connect, Communicate and Collaborate at Unified Communications Expo

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London, 11 January 2013: Unified Communications Expo is set to be the connected business event of the year when it takes place on 5th and 6th March at London Olympia. The two-day event will be the biggest show of its kind in Europe and will demonstrate the value of connected people and connected business to thousands of visitors. Host speakers from a broad range of communications companies, together with exhibitors and sponsors such as AT&T, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, Polycom, ShoreTel and Siemens, will demonstrate to organisations of all sizes how to connect, collaborate and communicate more effectively.

Unified Communications Expo is relevant to every department in an organisation, not just IT. Addressing key themes that impact on all lines of business including BYOD, Consumerisation of IT, Flexibility, Mobility and Collaboration, industry figures and experts in their field will explain how departments can increase business performance and lower infrastructure costs. "A recent survey on LinkedIn found the biggest barrier for the adoption of Unified Communications and collaboration deployment is organisational culture. As such, it is vital that representatives from all lines of business attend," explains Hugh Keeble, Managing Director of event organisers, Imago Techmedia.

A professional audience from all key lines of business will be able to evaluate the latest technologies in Voice, Video and Conferencing; Cloud Communications; Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS); Social Business and Collaboration; Flexibility and Mobility; the Contact Centre; and IP Convergence.

Steve Blood, Vice President of Gartner Research, will give a keynote session on the topic of how and why organisations need to innovate and the role of Unified Communications. Blood will also be chairing the Gartner Unified Communications Magic Quadrant Visionary Panel debate, which is set to feature representatives from Cisco, Siemens and Avaya.

Microsoft's Chief Envisioning Officer Dave Coplin, will deliver a keynote on the changing role of technology in the workplace.

Siemens seminars will focus on amplifyTEAMS and the fact that technology is no longer all about products, but about end user benefits and convenience in ensuring effective teamwork across multiple communication channels.

Other features will include the Cisco Collaboration partner zone; the Jabra Networking Lounge; a Microsoft Conference on Lync Server, hosted options, Yammer, Office365 and Skype; and the Vidyo Visual Experience video wall.

"By attending Unified Communications Expo, visitors will gain valuable insights on how to improve business performance and communications strategies," adds Keeble.

Unified Communications Expo is the UK's only event where all the key players in the field of Unified Communications and Connected Business come together under one roof. In the constantly changing world of communications, Unified Communications Expo is the one place where visitors can make sense of the latest technologies and their real business benefits. Register free today to become part of the event that embraces the latest changes and challenges in communications technology.

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About Unified Communications Expo 2013
The Unified Communications Expo 2013 is an Imago Techmedia event.

With more than 10 years' experience, Imago Techmedia is a specialist in technology events and online resources and is renowned for bringing together expert knowledge, technology and communication specialists and business leaders at events such as Unified Communications Expo, IP EXPO and Enterprise Applications.

These cutting edge events showcase new market solutions and give exhibitors and visitors alike an innovative, compelling and cost-effective experience with practical and thought-provoking advice and information.

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