By Lori Reeder, Unify VP, Sales Performance.
This year was like none other for the Unify Partner conference. UPC was more accessible than ever with live streaming of five sessions. Thomas Veit said it best, “It is not business as usual anymore.” Our partners and their customers are on different paths but Unify is there to help each of them with their journey.
We kicked off the event with futurist, Nicklas Bergman who spoke about the challenges and opportunities in technology. He also hosted a workshop on how to Navigate the Tech Storm in a later session. We honored several partners with Unify awards. Jan Hickisch announced the launch of OpenScape Cloud. By the way, if you missed the live feed, check out the video here. Heidi Ganser-Muhs hosted an enablement workshop ensuring partners are prepared to sell OS Cloud as soon as available. Furthermore, Partners enjoyed networking with Unify executives and getting hands interaction with Unify solutions via our fully equipped demo pods.
Trevor Connell closed out the event with a commitment to our partners; if they keep talking to us, we will keep listening. He assured partners we will step up to the challenges they provide us but we expect them to step up to our challenges as well. Together we will be successful; Trevor reminded the audience to “Be bold, choose your next move and let’s advance together.”
Don’t forget to congratulate the following Unify Award Winners:
• Partner of Year – StepLogic – Russia
• Disti of Year is – Telenet – Spain
• Above & Beyond, for the partner exhibiting exceptional dedication, passion and expertise – Swisscom – Switzerland
• Rising Star – Telvoyant – US
• Innovation, for creativity and thinking out of the box to deliver to the customer – PFH – Ireland
And of course a big shout out to our sponsors:
• ASC Technologies AG
• Media5 Corporation
• Ptm-Akademie GmbH