Houston Chapter Meeting: 12.12.18

When:  Dec 12, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Texas - Houston

Finish the year off right and join us for an IAUG Houston chapter meeting!  Enjoy great presentations from guest speakers, IAUG updates, and plenty of networking.   This meeting will feature information about Avaya ENGAGE.  Members and non-members are welcome. Non-Members will have a chance to win one of (2) complimentary annual memberships and all attendees will receive an IAUG membership discount. Partners are encouraged to invite their customers. 
 

AGENDA

IAUG Chapter and Conference Update
Avaya Update
Solutions, Products & Services Presentations (bios below)
Mix & Networking 
Raffle & Closing 


Bruce Rosen, Avaya

Bruce Rosen is the VP & General Manager in the West, specializing in leading transformative technology organizations.

Prior to joining Avaya, Bruce had founded and led a management consulting firm after a successful career with Verizon and MCI.  Bruce is a graduate of Tufts University. 

Bruce Rosen currently resides with his family in Newport Beach, CA and his outside interests are in golf and mountain biking.


Jean Turgeon (JT)

VP & Chief Technologist, Digital Transformation and Evangelist, WW Sales

Jean Turgeon (JT) is Vice President and Chief Technologist at Avaya. In this role, JT is responsible for driving and delivering the Digital Transformation solutions aligned with various industry requirements with high level of customization. As a global evangelist JT positions articulates the value proposition of a Digital Framework and how Avaya’s portfolio combined with a strong open eco-system of leading technology can deliver a transformational experience to customers, citizens and employees. He also a key contributor to various initiatives such as AI, IoT, Public Safety, Smart Cities and active participant in blockchain with his global team of solutions architect specialists.

JT recently made it to the cover of CIO magazine outlining the positive impact AI can assist businesses and agents. See cover page and article on Page 10 at:

https://www.cioapplications.com/magazines/April2018/Avaya/

JT was also awarded from TMT News the “Most Influential CTO in Business Communications 2016 & Best VP in Networking 2016” which is to be published shortly. He also have been ranked #53 in Top 100 influencers for Unified Communications:

http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/unified-communications-top-100-influencers-and-brands/

 

Prior to joining Avaya, JT was the VP & General Manager for the Networking Business Unit at Nortel. He played a pivotal role in integrating the Nortel Networking business, team and products into the Avaya portfolio while executing flawlessly on a transformation to deliver an end to end virtualized architecture for complete turn key solutions. And prior to that, JT held numerous leadership roles at Nortel and Bay Networks within the Research & Development, CTO Office, Support and Professional Services, Training and Technical Marketing organizations. JT authors many articles published

JT’s blogs are posted at https://www.avaya.com/blogs/archives/author/jean_turgeon

JT is an honored Executive MBA graduate from Ottawa University and also holds a degree in Electronics from the Institut Teccart.

Location

8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas
Houston, TX 77003