I cannot believe that we are already nearly halfway through the year. The first half of 2016 has been an amazing ride for me and my team, to whom I have to give a major shout-out and without whose commitment to excellence our company could not do what we do so successfully. Not only has my team produced a number of awesome events including Mobile World Congress,Enterprise Connect and our very own Perspectives16, but they have also been instrumental in spreading the word about how GENBAND and Kandy are making great strides in our strategic initiatives of helping our customers “Protect What They Have (GENBAND Network Transformation) and Invest in the Future (Kandy Communications Platform).”
Mobile World Congress continues to be one of the most important industry events for us and this year we had another action-packed four days in the beautiful city of Barcelona with a ton of fruitful customer and partner meetings as well as back-to-back-to-back media and analysts briefings with outlets from all over the world. GENBAND’s CEO, David Walsh, did a great job of highlighting our 2016 initiatives in this video interview with Light Reading. For the second consecutive year we celebrated our presence at Mobile World Congress with a high-energy fring Alliance party that did not disappoint.
Enterprise Connect is another key conference for us and at this year’s show we issued strategic announcements with the likes of XO Communications and Polycom about the excellent progress we are making on the enterprise and government fronts. We were also able to generate a great deal of pre-conference buzz with our second Twitter Chat of the year, which featured our Subject Matter Experts discussing our enterprise capabilities and the many trends they are seeing that are helping to shape enterprise communications. Just as with Mobile World Congress we had several customer and partner meetings and media and analysts briefings during which we highlighted our collaboration activities with IBM.
But my favorite event of the year by far has been Perspectives16, our annual customer & partner summit. It is a unique opportunity for us to bring our customers and partners from all over the world to one central location to hear from thought and business leaders discussing the issues and trends that are shaping the communications industry. This was the fourth year for Perspectives and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received from attendees on the content, production, entertainment and overall quality of the show. It was so gratifying to hear that all of the hard work that my team has put in to making Perspectives one of the best events in the industry paid off so immensely.