Santa Clara, Calif. – May 31, 2018 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) today announced strategic moves that highlight its continued focus on innovation and accelerate its momentum in driving customer success. Avaya has formed a new Innovation Incubator led by Laurent Philonenko, SVP, Innovation. Chris McGugan, who recently re-joined Avaya, will assume Philonenko’s former role as SVP, Solutions and Technology. McGugan’s deep domain knowledge of communication technologies coupled with his passion about delivering solutions that enhance business outcomes will benefit Avaya’s portfolio and go to market capabilities.
“Avaya’s transformation is rapidly progressing, solidifying the foundation for growth,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya’s president and CEO. “Our results consistently demonstrate that we maintain a best-in-class operating model, we continue to execute with speed, precision and accountability, and we seek to deliver industry leading capabilities that will dramatically improve the customer journey. The Avaya Innovation Incubator enhances our position as a technology leader and ensures continued relevance of the solutions and offerings in our roadmap and skills to drive success for Avaya, our customers, partners and shareholders.”
The Avaya Innovation Incubator is chartered with creating new, disruptive solutions in the market, such as the recently announced Avaya Mobile Experience. The Incubator will focus on mobility, security and artificial intelligence in particular, drawing on input from customers, partners, internal development and a future planned ecosystem to foster promising start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications offer the flexibility of Cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployments. Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions, for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com
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Source: Avaya Newsroom