Blog | 12.17.2021

Introducing eXcellerate: Interactive Virtual Events to Navigate Hybrid Work

Organizations over the past two years made significant technology investments to meet the needs of the rapidly changing workforce. Gartner forecasts that end-user spending on public cloud services will reach $396 billion in 2021 and grow 21.7% to reach $482 billion in 2022. 

As investments continue to grow, work is evolving once again. Organizations are tasked with making disparate technology investments of the past few years work in new and innovative ways going forward. This requires a deeper understanding of these technologies to ensure they can support employees’ needs as they transition to a hybrid work environment. 

After all, hybrid work is here to stay. 

So how can organizations effectively provide equal digital experiences for their employees, regardless of where or how they choose to work — whether that’s in the office, in a remote setting, or some combination of both? 

Introducing eXcellerate! NWN Carousel’s interactive series of virtual events to navigate hybrid work.

Our eXcellerate virtual series offer access to our thought leaders, customers, and industry experts to gain guidance in order to effectively transform the customer and workplace experience.

eXcellerate’s interactive offerings include: 

  • eXcellerate bi-weekly EMP Demos — Join NWN Carousel’s EMP “jockeys” for live demo sessions. Each session will offer insights into how to best leverage EMP and effectively tap into the power of integrated systems reporting with advanced analytics, from core to cloud. 
  • eXcellerate monthly webinars — Join industry leaders and NWN Carousel offerings’ experts as they explore how to tackle various technology issues facing the hybrid worker. Each month will feature one of NWN Carousel’s offerings: Visual Collaboration & Workspace, Contact Center, Unified Communications, Device-as-a-Service, ATS, Security, and EMP
  • eXcellerate monthly podcasts — Join NWN Carousel CMO Andrew Gilman for open and honest discussions around various technology topics.
  • Quarterly eXcellerate Thought Leadership — Join members of the NWN Carousel leadership team, along with NWN Carousel customers, to learn how to stay ahead of the continued digital transformation curve.

January Webinar: Visual Collaboration & Workspace

Employees continue to demand easier in-room conference technology, one that parallels the ease-of-use found with remote meeting platforms. 

Join us on Thursday, January 13 from 1-2pm ET for the first eXcellerate webinar, “How to Hold a Great Hybrid Meeting!” 

Moderator Andrew Gilman, CMO, NWN Carousel will host a lively discussion with presenter, Brian Ficther, NWN Carousel Vice President of Visual Collaboration, along with industry expert Jimmy Vaughan of Microsoft. Join to hear our panel discuss ways to enable effective hybrid meeting solutions for both remote and in-room participants. 

Attendees will learn: 

  • Tips for running great meetings before, during & after!
  • Importance of MSFT certified devices and room accessories
  • Easily integrate MSFT Rooms + preferred audio visual platform
  • Options for plug-n-play video bars, MSFT Rooms & Collab Room displays
  • Bring your best network connection – ways to optimize bandwidth

Learn ways to hold a great hybrid meeting in the New Year!

Other Resources

January’s eXcellerate Podcast, “Trendsetting into the New Year with 2022 Predications.” Subscribe Now
January’s first live EMP Demo. Customers will be encouraged to attend and ask Q&As. Check back for more information on how to register.

Learn more about Brian Ficther

Brian Fichter is Vice President of NWN Carousel’s Visual Collaboration business practice. He leads Product & Service strategy, and directly manages the national Visual Collaboration & Workspace overall vision to enable hybrid work.  Brian is also responsible for technical best practice in several video disciplines, including Audio Visual integration, Video Infrastructure, and Unified Communications. Brian has been in the Video industry in different technical capacities since 1998.

Learn more about Andrew Gilman

Andrew Gilman is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) responsible for transforming NWN Carousel’s Company Branding and Storytelling, Corporate Communications, Press and Analyst Relations, Demand-Generation, Strategic Alliances, Field and Digital Marketing functions. Andrew brings over 15 years leading successful go-to-market (GTM) organizations for venture-backed, and publicly traded (B2B) technology companies, most recently as the Chief Marketing Officer for Immuta – a pioneer in data governance for AI – where he led global sales and marketing resulting in their $20M series B. Prior to Immuta, he held several executive positions at Actifio including General Manager for their SaaS and Software portfolio, and as a founding member of the marketing team where he built and operated the demand generation, inside sales, corporate and channel marketing teams globally.  Before Actifio, Andrew led solutions marketing for EqualLogic (acquired by Dell for $1.4B). Prior to Dell, he held a variety of product marketing leadership roles at EMC including leading marketing for the mid-range storage software portfolio, after graduating from EMC’s Marketing Leadership Development Program (MLDP). He frequently contributes articles to industry publications, can be found speaking at industry events and has served as an advisor to emerging technology startups.  Andrew earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management, and lives outside of Boston with his wife, son and daughter.

Learn more about Jimmy Vaughan

Learn more about Jimmy Vaughan

Jimmy’s qualifications have been well recognized in both the Information Technology and Audio-Visual Integration fields. He has obtained both Microsoft MVP and Crestron Master programmer status; two highly recognized and complimentary accomplishments. As a result, Jimmy has developed and led technical instruction at such events as Crestron Masters and Microsoft Ignite, focusing on collaboration and IoT technologies.

Prior to working for Crestron, Jimmy was an award-winning television and web producer for a variety of notable organizations including: the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), MTV, Geraldo and Inside Edition. 

In his free time, Jimmy has pursued an extensive history of travel which was inspired by his attending Semester at Sea (F93) where he sailed the circumference of the earth while visiting over 27 countries. He is also an avid drone pilot and gives time to help many animal rescue non-profits.