0.1. Unified Communications Day is now only 5 weeks away, and if you work in, or with, Unified Communications (Skype for Business, Office365 and Exchange) it really is an event you don’t want to miss. Andrew J. Price, one of the Contributors of the UC Architects Podcast and Founder of Unified Communications Birmingham User Group has teamed up with fellow UCBUG organisers and other well-known UC Professionals based in the UK to bring a very special event to the UK Conferencing calendar. We will be focusing on the “Real World and True Techie” sessions you don’t really get to see outside of Microsoft Ignite, TechEd and other Microsoft based Conferences.
The UC Day Team consists of the following members
|Andrew J. Price||Community Leader of Unified Communications Birmingham User Group|
|Steve Goodman||Community Leader of Unified Communications Birmingham User Group and Exchange MVP|
|Jason Wynn||Community Leader of Unified Communications Birmingham User Group|
|Iain Smith||Community Leader of Northern Lync User Group and Skype for Business MVP|
|Tom Arbuthnot||Community Leader of Microsoft UC User Group London and Skype for Business MVP|
|Adam Gent||Skype for Business MVP|
|Brian Reid||Exchange MVP|
|Ben Lee||Community Leader of NEBytes User Group|
We also boast an impress line-up of speakers which includes;
· 13 Microsoft Valued Professionals
· 4 Microsoft Certified Masters
· 3 Microsoft Employees
· 4 Authors
· 4 Community Leaders
So, it’s safe to say that the speakers at UC Day really know their stuff when it comes to Unified Communications.
Section 1. Who are the speakers?
|Skype for Business Speakers||Exchange Speakers||Office 365 Speakers|
|Stale Hansen (MVP)||Brian Reid (MCM, MVP)||Gary Steere (MVP, MCM)|
|Tom Arbuthnot (MVP, MCM, Community Leader)||Steve Goodman (MVP, Community Leader)||Ed Baker|
|Tom Morgan (MVP)||Michael Van Horenbeeck (MVP)||Jon Maunder|
|Iain Smith (MVP, Community Leader)||Dave Stork (MVP)||Martina Grom (MVP)|
|Ben Lee (Community Leader)||Nathan Winters||Toni Pohl (MVP)|
|Alessio Giombini||Nick Parlow (MCM)||Justin Harris (MVP)|
Section 2. How much does this event cost?
This event is completely free to attend, all you need to do is head over to the UC Day Website to grab a ticket and then turn up on the day where you will be presented with a badge. On your badge will be a barcode which will be used by sponsors to obtain your contact information. This process is pretty standard across most events run in the UK.
Section 3. Agenda
The flow of the day will be very simple and effective, kicking off with morning coffee for industry networking with other Attendees, Sponsors, Organisers and Speakers from 07:30, then moving to the Britannia Suite for the opening morning welcome from Andrew J. Price and Keynote (Speaker to be confirmed).
Once we have completed the Keynote session there will be a 15-minute break before we start with our first 3 sessions from Stale Hansen, Ed Baker and Steve Goodman. Each session will run for 45 minutes with a 15-minute break in-between. During the sessions you’re more than welcome to explore the venue, and we will have an excellent Expo Hall which will have all our sponsors setup and waiting to answer any product related questions you may have.
There will be a longer break after the second session of the day for attendees to grab their lunch from the buffet provided and network.
You can find the running Agenda over on the UC Day Website at www.ucday.co.uk/agenda
Section 4. The UC Architects will be UC Day
The members of the UC Architects Team will be hosting a Pre Event on the 27th September at The Windmill Village Hotel in Allesley. The order of the evening will be a Curry Buffet and Quiz hosted by the UC Architects. As this is an additional event to UC Day there will be slight cost involved to cover the Curry Buffet, but why not come and network with some of the best guys I know.
Tickets cost £14.00 with a £1.49 Eventbrite fee.
We have got a discounted room rate for attendees of the Quiz; just call or email The Windmill Village Hotel and quote “Unified Communications” to obtain your discounted room.
Hope to see you on 27th and 28th of September
Andrew J. Price