Full Speed Ahead at Avaya’s 2018 ENGAGE

Drawing more than 3,000 Avaya users, speakers and leadership, Avaya ENGAGE 2018 was held last week in the birthplace of jazz—beautiful New Orleans. The event is comprised of content and speakers from the Avaya user community to learn, network and engage with some of the most prolific minds in the Avaya space about hot topics […]


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The Value of the Connected Cloud

Heading to Avaya ENGAGE end of this month? Join Ed Wadbrook on Tuesday, January 30 and learn more about driving digital transformation in public clouds. Click here to see full session details. The digital transformation isn’t coming—it’s already here. As enterprises work to make the most of this evolution, their priorities are often centered on […]



Technology: It’s Always On

This article was originally featured on I had the honor of joining a distinguished panel of tech industry leaders to discuss topics in cybersecurity at the AlwaysOn Technology Symposium (AOTS) in Providence. This one-day event is a resource for IT professionals from across the country and is hosted by Carousel Industries, a leader in […]



Resilience and Brilliance Shine Through at Carousel’s AlwaysOn Technology Symposium 2017

On Thursday, October 19, I had the pleasure to once again welcome more than 250 business and IT leaders from healthcare, higher education, financial services, manufacturing, and technology to Carousel’s third annual 2017 AlwaysOn Technology Symposium (AOTS) at the Rhode Island Convention Center. As event emcee, it’s always a pleasure to see the Technology Symposium […]



Network Evolution or Revolution: Reflecting on Key Announcements from Cisco Live! U.S. 2017

Now that the dust has settled on another Cisco Live! and some of the details have been filled in, it’s worth discussing where Cisco and the market at-large seem to be heading. I was fortunate to be invited to attend the Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Innovation Day and am basing this high-level commentary and what […]



Gearing Up for Carousel’s Third Annual AlwaysOn Technology Symposium

At the end of last year, Gartner lay claim to the top 10 strategic technology trends we would see soar in terms of exploration, innovation and growth this year—from intelligent things and apps to adaptive security architecture. Three themes—intelligent, digital, and mesh—emerged as common threads and the areas reinforced one key concept: that today’s IT […]



Tips for Attending Cisco Live!

It’s been dubbed “Geek Summer Camp”, and many make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to attend Cisco Live (CLUS). Whether this is your first time or one of many, we’ve compiled this list of resources to keep handy as you make your way to an event that draws nearly 20,000 attendees. Transform your business […]


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AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium: Resilience Through Adversity

“We all have that drive within us to accomplish whatever possible no matter what gets in the way—that’s resilience.” Chris Kardos, AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium emcee, kicked off the seventh annual event talking about the art of bending without breaking. Held on Thursday, May 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, the event focused […]


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AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium: 3 Ways to Make The Afternoon Session About You

This week, our team packs up to head to the Rhode Island Convention Center for our seventh annual AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium—a one-day event dedicated to helping attendees unearth their leadership potential and leave thinking differently. Our previous symposiums have covered all-important topics like culture, innovation and change and this year we are tackling resilience or, […]



Three Reasons to Attend This Year’s AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium

Planning the AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium, one of the largest Carousel events, is nothing short of exhilarating. The day is jam-packed with inspiring and motivating keynote speakers talking about everything from personal perseverance to challenging the status quo. Our intimate roundtable and breakout sessions will dig into topics like developing your strengths, how to manage a […]