Jim ChiricoJanuary 18, 2019

Are You Ready To Experience Avaya ENGAGE 2019?

It’s one of my favorite times of year—as we get ready to host 2,500 customers, partners and industry influencers at Avaya ENGAGE 2019 in Austin, Texas next week. While I spend much of my time meeting with customers and partners year-round – Engage offers me a unique opportunity to connect with even more and share our strategy, hear what is top of their mind, and discuss where we are making investments going forward. And most of all, thank them for their loyalty and commitment to Avaya.

This year’s Engage explores the future of business communications, customer experience and collaboration technologies for creating long-term sustainable value. I’m excited to share how Avaya is moving and continuing to invest to help customers seamlessly, reliably and securely transform as they assess what they must do to remain competitive in the future.

We’re also making some exciting announcements at Avaya ENGAGE 2019:

  • New cloud solutions
  • New partnerships in our open and agile ecosystem
  • Customer adoption for Avaya Mobile Experience
  • New enhancements to Avaya’s award-winning Edge Channel Partner Program, based on extensive feedback and input from partners
  • New solutions for public safety and emergency response management
  • Enhancements to our Avaya Desktop Experience, including a new Avaya headset portfolio
  • Customer and Partner awards

Today’s markets are more competitive than ever and these new solutions provide differentiation. We are continuing to innovate to lead digital transformation. We have the experience that matters to guide businesses in their transformation based on their specific needs because we put our customers at the center of all we do.

We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers who will be sharing insights on how to integrate core business systems, leverage the expertise of technology partners, align IT and business strategy, select the most appropriate technologies and architectures, and understand the impact of digitization across industries. This includes a very special guest speaker, legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. As the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Manning is a leader who embodies the reinvigorated spirit of the New Avaya.

I am also excited that Avaya and IAUG have named Kids in a New Groove as the official charity of Avaya ENGAGE 2019. This is an organization focused on building a solid foundation for youth in the Austin foster care system through one-on-one music mentorship with free, weekly music instruction as well as performance opportunities.  Avaya will donate up to $10,000 and our partner, the International Avaya User’s Group (IAUG) will donate up to $5,000. Really a great cause.

I’m excited to share how Avaya is bringing new technology and innovation to help companies reach new heights at Avaya ENGAGE 2019, taking place in Austin from January 20-23. I look forward to seeing you there!

Jim Chirico

Jim Chirico is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya, Inc., a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes.

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