On first thought of what AI is, the first thing on most people’s minds is the picture of robots taking over humanity in a near-future apocalyptic dystopia. Or maybe it’s videos of robots from Boston Dynamics performing feats of agility that will give you nightmares. But the reality is, AI – when used responsibly, of course – is becoming an essential part of telephony and can assist in adding a human element in call centers.
Digital Transformation is a misunderstood buzz term. To be sure, Digital Transformation is a thrown-around phrase, but we need to be frank – it’s an ever-increasingly relevant term as more call center infrastructures are seeing the need to adopt cloud solutions.
Deploying artificial intelligence (AI) application in the enterprise raises a host of issues beyond technology. “We think of AI as being a neutral application, but it’s not,” said attorney Martha Buyer of Buffalo, NY. “You need to understand the inputs, variables, assumptions, and math before knowing how much value to give the outcome.”
For the last episode of Season 2, we’re switching it up! IAUG Community Engagement Coordinator Mackenzie Evans joins the podcast at IAUG HQ and talks about what IAUG is, the benefits of IAUG, what IAUG leaders can do to improve their chapters, and her advice to members who are new to IAUG.
Season 2, Episode 5: In this episode, we’re talking to Product Solutions and Marketing Lead at Avaya, Karen Hardy. I…
Season 2, Episode 4: This episode is a special one. Today’s episode is with IAUG Associate Editor, Richard Westlund. If…
Season 2, Episode 3: In this episode, we’re talking to the Vice President of Innovation and Architecture at Avaya, David…
In this episode, we’re talking to the brand-new Nashville IAUG Chapter leader, Adam Geffner. We’ll be talking about his history being an Avaya partner and his story about his rapid transition into becoming an IAUG leader. If you’re listening to this podcast the day it came out, he’s having his first chapter meeting today and we’re excited for him.
It’s Season 2 and we are excited to bring you another season of episodes! We took a little time off but we’re back and better than ever.
This episode, we’re coming hot out of the gate, as we have Steve Forcum, Cloud Solutions Engineering Manager at Avaya on the podcast.
When I went to Engage, he was one of my favorite speakers, so to have him on the show is an awesome thing for me and I think it will be for you too. In this episode, we chat about his Avaya origin story, Digital Mixology, the cloud, and the ultimate question, what’s better: Marvel or DC Comics.
Change is difficult for most people, especially in the workplace. It takes leadership to be able to handle change and to be nimble to try new things to adapt and combat change.
During the IAUG Professional Development webinar, Leading Through Conflict: Staying Cool and Effective through the Toughest Situations, presenter Debra Zabloudil, president and founder of The Learning Studio, taught about why having conflict can be a positive thing to have in the workplace.
Editor’s Note: This blog has been sponsored and provided by Carousel. Visit them at www.carouselindustries.com for more information. It was…
Colleen has been with IAUG for over 10 years so she has a TON of perspective of the history of the user group and the partnership with Avaya. We talk about the biggest changes she’s seen throughout the history of IAUG and ENGAGE, what makes ENGAGE special compared to other events and what to expect from Avaya ENGAGE 2020.
This is the fifth episode of the Engage series and it’s a special one it’s part two of two episode with IAUG New York City chapter leader Alex Morales.
Nick Kwaitkowski joins us in a hallway at 2019 Avaya ENGAGE and if you’re wanting a dose of tech talk, this is the episode. We talk about the new possibilities of cloud and the business strategies surrounding it, controlling your destiny in the telecom world, and getting people connected with a local user group.
In our work environments, in many cases, our communication departments are siloed from other departments, which increases the possibility of…
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to take a fledgling IAUG chapter and make it one of the most vibrant, you’ll want to listen to this episode. Alex Morales went from being a message board regular behind the keyboard to an IAUG powerhouse of a chapter leader and speaker and we get into Alex’s transformation in this episode.
This is the third episode of the Engage series and it features IAUG member Tyler Preder. He works at the University of Washington and he
We talk about how Tyler got into the telecom industry, his quick brush with going to school for mathematics and how that applies to telecom, his passion for stopping robocalls and spam and much more!
This episode features Avaya veteran and fellow podcaster Mark Fletcher. If you spend enough time in the IAUG community, you’ll soon find out certain people have their “thing”. Well, Mark Fletcher has multiple “things”.
First of all, he’s passionate about all things 911.
Second of all, he’s a huge part of the IAUG community where he spearheaded Avaya podcasts.
We talk about the origins of Karrie’s law, a law that he had a major part of developing and supporting, and leaving legacies through our professions. We talk about how he got into podcasting and why he thinks podcasting’s the same as telecom.
When I graduated from college, I was in a precarious position. With an English degree in hand and no real…
The IAUG Insider Podcast will start with a series with interviews from IAUG Engage from Austin, Texas. We’ve had some great conversations with Avaya higher-ups and community members who share their industry expertise, opinions, and overall interesting conversations.
And like any good publication, we want to know what you’re interested in and what you want to hear. If you have any suggestions, please let me know on Twitter @IAUGMatthew or @IAUG.
The first conversation is with Avaya CTO and VP of Emerging Products and Technology, Valentine Matula. I brought along IAUG member Nick Kwiatkowski along for the chat to lend his voice to the conversation as well. We had this conversation in a hallway at Austin Convention Center and I think you’ll enjoy it.
Avaya IP solutions provide organizations with better voice quality, communication efficiency, and mobility – to name a few. Bottom line, an Avaya IP voice solution allows the modern workforce to facilitate more effective interactions in today’s fast-paced business environment; whether they’re at the office, traveling or working from home. However, many organizations struggle with establishing the necessary physical infrastructure to support these intelligent systems.