Event Conferencing Infocast

PGi’s industry-leading Event Conferencing services allow you to host up to 15,000 participants from anywhere in the world over a secure and reliable global audio network and add engaging visuals with Slide Assist.

  • Award-Winning Customer Service: PGi’s event experts ensure your meeting is flawlessly executed from beginning to end. This is why some of the world’s largest organizations rely on our proven expertise to manage their high-profile events.
  • Visual Presentations: When you need to go beyond audio, use PGi’s Slide Assist to share visual elements in your presentations.
  • Risk-Free, Full Service: We understand the meeting is just one part of the entire event lifecycle. Our award-winning event specialists will work with you every step of the way to make your event a success.

Wainhouse Research on Carriers Building a Winning Strategy

Client loyalty, plummeting margins, and diminishing volumes are necessitating creative ways for telco carriers to remain relevant and strengthen their role as a cornerstone of the business practices of their clients.

Hear Wainhouse Research’s perspective on how client loyalty, plummeting margins, and diminishing volumes are necessitating creative ways for telco carriers to remain relevant and strengthen their role as a cornerstone of the business practices of their clients.

This on-demand webinar presented by:

Marc Beattie, Senior Analyst & Partner at Wainhouse Research

Marc Beattie, Senior Analyst & Partner at Wainhouse Research, will discuss the unique challenges that telco carriers are facing today globally, trends with partnering with OTT providers, and the potential of UC&C as an enabler for fixed-mobile convergence.

Frank Paterno, Senior Director Global Carriers at PGi

Frank Paterno, Senior Director Global Carriers at PGi, will provide some real-life perspective on the options available to them, the dangers of “doing nothing”, and how carriers can leverage their network assets to survive and prosper in their increasingly competitive markets.

How to Embrace Skype for Business Change in Law Firms

In today’s collaboration landscape, you have choices. If you are thinking about, or have recently implemented Skype for Business® within your law firm, this webcast is for you.

You’ll learn about how PGi, a strategic Microsoft® partner for 10+ years, can aid and support your UCC strategy. In this webcast, you’ll hear about:

  • Key integrations you need for Skype for Business,® including audio and custom meeting invites (new!)
  • Discussion on the Skype for Business® journey
  • How Modality Systems “makes it easy” with key user adoption strategies
  • Specific customer case study examples

This on-demand webinar presented by:

David Barrow, Vice President – Strategic Alliances, PGi

David is in charge of overall business development and strategy around PGi’s strategic partnership with Microsoft®. David has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry working with clients and partners on complex technology solutions with a focus on delivering business value and increased productivity. David has held multiple leadership positions at both IBM and PGi in product strategy, sales, and product management, where he has worked in a wide range of areas including, unified communications, B2B commerce, marketing technologies, business analytics, and IT infrastructure. Connect with David on LinkedIn.

Phil Sharp, Director, US Consulting, Modality Systems, a PGi Company

Phil is a Unified Communications consultant with over ten years of experience working with Microsoft Unified Communications solutions. He has extensive experience architecting, implementing, and supporting Microsoft Active Directory, Office Communications Server 2007/R2, Lync Server 2010/2013, Skype for Business, and Exchange for organizations of all sizes and verticals. Phil is an author of the upcoming Skype for Business Unleashed book and currently leads a world-class team of Microsoft UC consultants at Modality Systems, which specialize in telephony integration of Lync and Skype for Business. Connect with Phil on LinkedIn.

Debbie Arbeeny, Practice Lead, Adoption and Training
Modality Systems, a PGi Company

Proven program manager with over 15 years of experience in change management and adult learning to facilitate rapid and sustained technology adoption. Debbie has great aptitude for translating program analysis and customer needs into development of deep onboarding, consulting and training programs, as well as scalable, broad reach tools and resources. Proven track record cultivating relationships, defining processes and delivering programs that help drive customer satisfaction and business goal achievement. Connect with Debbie on LinkedIn.

Simon Baker, RVP of Sales, Soundpath Legal, a PGi Company

Simon Baker has over 12 years’ experience in the Collaboration Software and Services industry, including UC&C, audio, web and video conferencing. For the past 8 years, he has led the Soundpath Legal sales team which provides conferencing and collaboration solutions to over 70% of the AMLAW 100 and 200. Soundpath by PGi simplifies collaboration for companies by integrating, hosting and managing all of their collaboration applications. Connect with Simon on LinkedIn.

IT’s Evolving Role: A Frost & Sullivan Perspective on UC&C

Hear Frost & Sullivan’s perspective on IT’s role in shaping business.

Hear from Frost & Sullivan Associate Fellow and VP of Research for Connected Work, Melanie Turek on:

  • Trends in the workplace that are driving change for IT, such as the rise of virtual workplace, BYOT, increased need for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Redefining IT’s role within an organization, with an increased understanding of the collaboration use cases.
  • A need for IT’s strategic focus on emphasizing and enabling collaboration to deliver measurable value – and mold these highly customizable solutions to the business’s unique needs.

This on-demand webinar presented by:

Melanie Turek, VP of Research for Connected Work at Frost & Sullivan

As an Associate Fellow and VP of Research for Connected Work at Frost & Sullivan, Melanie Turek covers a broad range of markets, leveraging long-standing relationships with leading industry participants’ senior executives and customer organizations. Melanie has more than 25 years’ experience covering video and web conferencing, social networking, unified communications, voice, IP communications, and instant messaging and presence, as well as a wide range of business software and services. Melanie brings deep technical expertise and in-depth understanding of the ways in which technology can positively impact business processes and performance. She studied social anthropology at Harvard, and she views technology transformation through that lens.

Barbara Bacigalupi, Director, SaaS Engineering at PGi

Barbara has over 30 years of experience selling and implementing emerging technology solutions that enhance business outcomes, by making business process owners more efficient, responsive, and competitive. With PGi since 2010, Barbara directs a team of Sales Engineers, which spans the customer spectrum from identifying opportunities for collaboration enhancement to ensuring successful implementation and ROI. Prior to joining PGi, Barbara developed expertise in Customer Interaction solutions: inbound and outbound voice and data messaging, IVR and speech-enabled self-service, contact center, CRM and web conferencing. Barbara holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Battle Royale: CIO and CMO Relationship

43% of CMOs don’t see their IT department as moving fast enough, and 48% of CIOs feel marketing makes promises to the business without agreement from IT.*

It’s no secret that CIOs and CMOs sometimes struggle to work together. The sometimes-difficult working relationship often results from a lack of a unified digital vision.

However, one of the defining executive relationships in the 21st century will be between the CMO and the CIO. The marketing technology stack is getting more complex, and marketing is more reliant than ever on data. A solid partnership between the CIO and CMO is the “great facilitator” that will help advance an organization from good to great.

Join this panel discussion to hear valuable insight and best practices from leading IT and Marketing executives.  The discussion includes:

  • Differences between IT and Marketing styles, processes and procedures
  • Challenges and successes of working together
  • Best practices and insights for better collaboration

The CIO’s experience in managing these complex systems, combined with the CMO’s expertise in buyer behavior, will be a key relationship that will define success.

*Source: 2014 Deloitte Digital Research

This on-demand webinar presented by:

Warren Neuburger, CIO at PGi

Warren Neuburger has served as Chief Information Officer for PGi since 2014. Warren has a proven record of leading organizations to double-digit growth and profitability, and he’s applied his results-driven approach and leadership abilities to helping PGi maintain a leading position among global collaboration software providers. With the global IT team, Warren is optimizing PGi’s IT systems for agile software development and SaaS delivery. Prior to joining PGi, Warren worked as a Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. After relocating to Atlanta to join VoiceCom Systems as Vice President of Technology, Operations and Development, he held various leadership positions at software, computer and network organizations. Warren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Math and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, as well as a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association and spends his spare time volunteering to construct homes with Habitat for Humanity International.

Ralf VonSosen, VP of Marketing at Nitro

Ralf leads Nitro’s global marketing portfolio with a focus on: Demand Generation, Product Marketing, and Corporate Communications. Bringing over 15 years of marketing leadership to Nitro, Ralf was most recently LinkedIn’s Head of Marketing for the Sales Solutions division. He is passionate about creating new markets, scaling high-growth companies, and growing customer communities. A native of Austria, Ralf is an avid triathlete and outdoorsman who resides in the San Francisco area with his wife and four children.

Armin Roesele, CIO at DirectBuy, Inc

Armin Roeseler is the CIO of DirectBuy, Inc., where he is transforming the IT organization and technology infrastructure. He has consolidated multiple Data Centers into a Cloud environment, is replacing an ERP system, has rolled-out a Corporate-wide Business Intelligence platform and is deploying a new Point-of-Sales (POS) system. Prior to his current role, Armin held executive positions with international financial services firms and research institutions. He has held C-Level technology leadership positions with Bank One Corp., ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank, and subsidiaries of Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and Bank of New York. Armin holds a M.S. in Computer and Information Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology where he was a Fulbright Scholar from his native Germany. His Ph.D. is in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a U.S. Patent holder, has published numerous articles on IT performance analysis methods, best practices and management aspects, and has lectured at international conferences in the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Karen Leavitt, Former Chief Marketing Officer at  FleetMatics

Karen is the former Chief Marketing Officer at FleetMatics. Prior to FleetMatics, Karen served as Chief Marketing Officer at Landslide Technologies Inc. from August 2008 to December 2011, Chief Marketing Officer of Contactual, Inc. from August 2008 to May 2009, and Chief  Marketing Officer at Mzinga from June 2007 to July 2008. Before Mzinga, she served as Vice President of Marketing at WebEx Communications, Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Prior to WebEx, she created customer and partner value at NewsEdge Corporation, first as Director of Business Development and was responsible for strategic partnerships and Director of Engineering, where she led a team of 25 software engineers. Karen has held leadership roles in marketing, customer service, and development at NewsEdge Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, Phoenix Technologies, and Lotus Development Corporation. She is an active Speaker and Participant in various industry events. She attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Mario Martinez, Jr.

Formerly, a RVP of ECS Sales for PGi, Martinez was responsible for managing all acquisition sales activities & customer satisfaction within the Enterprise, Public Sector and SMB segments in the West.  He has managed small and large sales teams and revenues of up to $300M.  In addition, he is a Speaker and Social Selling expert teaching, training & motivating sales leaders and teams how to take their skills to the next level.

Collaboration Trends & Challenges: The Enterprise IT Perspective

On-Demand Webinar

This webcast is designed for IT executives, IT directors, IT managers and anyone in an IT organization who is interested in how their peers approach virtual collaboration.

To represent the breadth of organization size, our panel includes CIOs, CTOs and VPs from companies ranging in size from 40,000-plus employees to 300 employees. The discussion will be focused on enterprise collaboration trends and challenges, from the viewpoint of the CIO or CTO. Other topics include:

  • How/when it’s time to course-correct IT’s strategy to support the virtual workplace
  • Video collaboration and its growing role in business communications
  • Actual applications of collaboration tools

Register now for the PGi iMeetLive webcast to hear valuable insights from the nation’s leading IT executives.

This on-demand webinar presented by:

Randall N. Spratt, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer (Retired) at McKesson Corporation

As CTO, Spratt guides the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provide support and guidance for application development processes companywide. As CIO, Spratt is responsible for all technology initiatives within the Corporation. Spratt has been with McKesson for more than 18 years, most recently as chief process officer for McKesson Provider Technologies (MPT), the company’s medical software and services division based in Alpharetta, Georgia. He also managed MPT’s Business Development, Information Technology, and Strategic Planning offices, as well as MPT’s Technology Services business.

Jill Von Berg, CIO and VP of IT at Calix, Inc.

Von Berg has been Vice President, CIO at Calix, Inc for the past four years and is responsible for all enterprise IT initiatives.

Prior leadership roles: Technology leadership positions in global high-tech corporations across the US and in Europe, including McKesson, Hewlett Packard, the ABB Group and General Electric.

Gina Tomlinson, Chief of Technology at Sphere 3D Corporation

Tomlinson leads the IT business systems strategy and execution for the Technology Solutions segment within the corporate U.S., and international locations. Tomlinson defines the IT vision and strategy to enable business growth that allow for rapid business acquisition integration and innovative product development.

Prior leadership roles: Chief Technology Officer for the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) and Chief Information Officer for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

John Perkins, Vice President Global IT at PGi

As VP of Global IT PMO, Perkins has spearheaded an adaptive leadership philosophy for the IT organization. Perkins drives business transformation throughout his organization by applying agile project management processes, with the ultimate goal of helping the business grow, compete and mature around best practices.

Prior leadership roles: Senior Project Manager for Macy’s, Senior Manager, Information Systems for Intercall

Mario Martinez, Jr.

Formerly, a RVP of ECS Sales for PGi, Martinez was responsible for managing all acquisition sales activities & customer satisfaction within the Enterprise, Public Sector and SMB segments in the West.  He has managed small and large sales teams and revenues of up to $300M.  In addition, he is a Speaker and Social Selling expert teaching, training & motivating sales leaders and teams how to take their skills to the next level.