Fresh Perspectives as Hundreds Gather, Giving New Meaning to Creative Collaboration
Our fifth global customer and partner summit, Perspectives17 was an amazing Hollywood production, filled with incredible speakers, VIP networking, women in tech workshop and the advancement of the very ideas that are shaping the future of how we will communicate in real-time.
This year, as part of our first year gathering in downtown Los Angeles in the center of tremendous technology growth and massive real estate investments in the L.A. LIVE area, we opened up our general session with a special welcome message by the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, while an R&B, Rock and Roll and Soulful vibe thanks to the remarkable Soul Tones band entertained the audience and kept them energized throughout the day. There is something magical about "the moment" when over 600 people, who traveled from countries around the world, experience ideas and each other in real-time.
Followed by keynotes from our customers, including the brilliant CEO of Deutsche Telekom's Immmr, Judit Andrasi, who shared her experience building a "startup" inside a massive technology company, and powerhouse Pam Chandor Global VP, Market & Industry Sales for IBM Collaboration & Talent Solutions, we celebrated women in technology throughout the week.
Over the five-day event, so many great sessions were held, as well as a dynamic solutions showcase my rock star marketing team put together, demonstrating real-time communications - in real-time!
The special events, including a perfect evening in Microsoft Square, and a rock concert performed by BOSTYX featuring David Victor (blending talent from Boston and Styx), gave our guests the opportunity to unwind and network, to share ideas, negotiate deals, and imagine the future together.
This year, the digital reach of our event was stupendous - we generated over 21 million #GBP17 impressions through our social media streams, bringing visibility to our partners and customers, as well as promoting our own disruptive technologies and solutions for service providers, Independent Software Vendors, Systems Integrators and the large enterprises we partner with and serve.
This is a vibe that will continue to grow, a pulse and a promise of great things ahead, as GENBAND and all our customers and partners, our entire dynamic ecosystem, steps up to serve new generations of people in this hyper-connected world.