SHAWNEE, KN-A dozen of the industry's leading communications technology providers will converge in Kansas City June 12 for SKC's Smart Communications Summit 2008. The Summit will provide key information on the latest technology to help businesses improve the way they communicate while saving time and money.
"The Smart Communications Summit is a great way for people in the communications technology industry to gain valuable insider information on the trends having the greatest effect on our industry, increase their intellectual capital and stay ahead of the competitive curve," said Tray Vedock, president of SKC.
SKC's inaugural Smart Communications Summit brings SKC's clients and prospects together for professional development, including breakout sessions and one-on-one conversations with key industry experts, as well as a vendor exhibit. It begins at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 12, at SKC's headquarters in Shawnee, Kan. Attendees can expect to receive the inside scoop from leading manufacturers and experts, with events including:
Industry experts will shed new light on trends shaping the industry. Keynote speakers include:
* Bob Hagerty, CEO, Polycom
* Ken Kannappan, CEO, Plantronics
* Rick Snyder, president, TANDBERG North America
* Carl Baptiste, vice president, GCS product management, Avaya
The intimate tradeshow will gather a dozen of the industry's leading manufacturers, giving attendees a first-hand look at unified communications and the latest in technology. Exhibitors include:
* Extreme Networks
* Symon Digital Signage
The Summit is part of SKC's weeklong celebration of its recently expanded headquarters.
"SKC has seen incredible growth over the last 10 years. We've more than doubled our revenue and added nearly 90 employees," said Vedock. "We're looking forward to sharing our expanded headquarters and expertise with the people who've helped make SKC one of the leading communication solutions providers in the industry."
SKC will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with open house and reception to celebrate the expansion from 4 – 6 p.m., Monday, June 9. SKC's additional 7,000 square feet of office space includes best-in-class communications technology equipment, featuring high-definition videoconferencing, a fully-integrated boardroom with state of the art audio/visual technology, and client/employee training and meeting rooms.
To commemorate the event, the company has organized donations to the local Ronald McDonald House and the soon-to-be constructed emergency room of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Each organization will receive an LCD TV, DVD player and a DVD library of children's movies.
"Everyday we have more than 200 families with young children come through our doors," said Laura Fitzmaurice, MD, Division Chief of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics at Children's Mercy
Hospitals and Clinics. "SKC's generous donation means children who come to our new emergency room have a source of entertainment in the DVD library."