UPC2017 – that’s a wrap!

Posted on: Jul 21, 2017 by Lori Reeder

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

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About Lori Reeder

Sales Operating Officer, NAO
Lori Reeder is the Sales Operating Officer for NAO. She has a long history in communications spending much of her career focused on services operations before moving into sales operations in March of 2017. Always a champion of customer satisfaction she has extensive experience in developing programs that tie into continuous improvement. Prior to joining Unify/Atos she spent 13 years working in the partner arena giving her considerable knowledge of the channel business. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in Human Relations with an emphasis in Organizational Development from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds two ITIL certifications: Foundation & Continuous Service Improvement.

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