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  • Keynote: Marc Randall of Avaya to outline the advantages of an application driven network on May 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. PT
  • Best of Interop: Avaya Identity Engines and AvayaLive Engage™ have been selected as finalists in the Best of Interop security and collaboration categories
  • Avaya to showcase advanced technologies that support virtualization, BYOD, collaboration and cloud at Booth #1626 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Avaya announced it will have a significant presence at Interop Las Vegas 2012, the industry’s leading business technology conference and expo, with key events and activities that will highlight its networking and collaboration portfolios.

In his keynote at the show, Marc Randall, senior vice president and general manager of Avaya Networking, will discuss how applications, devices and networks have evolved since their inception and the impact of these ever-changing technologies on enterprises. Randall, a networking industry veteran, will outline the potential advantages of an application driven network and provide practical guidelines for making it a reality. The keynote will take place at 9:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Avaya will unveil enhancements for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives in the enterprise and demonstrate key technologies including Avaya Identity Engines, AvayaLive Engage and Avaya Flare Experience. A unique showcase of Avaya’s networking solutions and Avaya VENA will also be on display at the booth.

For more details on Avaya’s presence at Interop Las Vegas 2012, please visit

Best of Interop Finalist
Avaya has been selected as a Best of Interop finalist in two award categories — for Avaya Identity Engines in the security category and AvayaLive Engage in the collaboration category. Best of Interop winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 8 at 3 p.m. PT on the expo floor.

Keynotes and General Sessions
Avaya speakers will participate in several sessions at Interop, including:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Keynote: Application Driven Networking: Practical or Pipe Dream?
Marc Randall, Senior Vice President and General Manager

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Alternatives to the Spanning Tree Protocol
Paul Unbehagen, Director of Product Strategy and Standards

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session Management: The New Communications Paradigm?
David Chavez, Chief Technical Officer

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Completing the Mobile Vision: Mobile Unified Communications
Seth Atkins, Mobility Solutions Architect

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Enabling Endpoints for Collaboration: Hardphones, Softphones, Mobiles
Tara Mahoney, Senior Director of UC Applications

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
How to Redesign Your WAN
Jack Rynes, Product Line Management

Thursday, May 10, 2012
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Integrating Social Software into Contact Centers and Elsewhere in Enterprise Communities
Laura Bassett, Director of Marketing, Emerging Products and Technologies

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Living With (And Prospering From) BYOD
Seth Atkins, Mobility Solutions Architect

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