Transforming Enterprise Video with Lync Room Systems!Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Sponsored by Unify2, presented by Enterprise Connect
Microsoft’s Lync Room System (LRS) promises an exciting new collaboration experience with Lync and video. What are LRS capabilities and benefits? Is my Lync deployment ready for LRS? Can LRS be deployed in existing video meeting rooms? What’s the LRS TCO value proposition? If you seek answers to these questions, add our upcoming webinar to your calendar.
Our industry experts will share the key features and enterprise use cases for LRS. They will also deep dive into what it takes to deploy LRS successfully in your enterprise, including considerations for bandwidth usage/planning, Exchange integration, choosing the right LRS configuration for your rooms, installation and interoperability. We will also offer prescriptive guidelines to evaluate if LRS is right for your enterprise video roadmap.
Alan Shen, Vice President of Services, Unify2
Leading the Unify2 Enterprise Voice Practice, including enterprise deployments of all aspects of Microsoft Unified Communications Enterprise Voice, Alan brings over 10 years of Microsoft experience as a Program Manager in the Mobility, Networking, and Office Communications Server groups. As a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Office Communications Server, Alan designed the Audio/Video Conferencing Edge solution for OCS 2007. This firewall traversal technology has been adopted by the Microsoft Windows Live Messenger service, now connecting more than one billion voice minutes per month.
Most recently, Alan was a Senior Program Manager for the OCS Technology Adoption Program (TAP), which enabled dozens of global enterprise customers and over 100 Partners with their OCS 2007 deployments. Alan led the Voice TAP for Microsoft, which focused on enterprise deployments of OCS Voice.
Alan is a regular speaker at Microsoft technical events, including Voice Ignite, TechReady, and TechEd. Alan has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. In his free time, Alan enjoys conducting the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, which he founded in 1999.
Cari Dick, Director Adoption & Video, Unify2
Cari leads the Unify2 effort to help customers experience positive benefits of their communications transformation by focusing on end user experience throughout the deployment. Prior to joining Unify2, she was an Adoption Program Manager for the Microsoft IT Lync Deployment Team, where she designed and implemented successful user education and feedback programs dating back to the very first release of Communicator, the predecessor to Lync.
Cari also manages Unify2’s video practice, helping our customers develop the roadmap for video in their UC ecosystem and managing projects ranging from third-party video integration to native Lync Room System deployments.
Prior to joining Unify2, Cari held customer-facing responsibilities for a marketing services agency, working with companies such as Compaq/HP, Oracle and SBC Telecom. Cari received numerous accolades at Microsoft and has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington.
Eric Krapf, Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect & Editor, No Jitter
As co-chair of the Enterprise Connect events, Eric helps to set program content and direction for the leading conference events in the enterprise IP-telephony/convergence/Unified Communications marketplace. In addition, Krapf serves as editor & lead blogger for the website No Jitter (www.nojitter.com), the online community for news and analysis of the enterprise convergence/Unified Communications industry. He is also responsible for electronic content including webcasts and e-newsletters.