Wow, Connections 2018! I am thrilled to announce that registration is OPEN. As promised last year, we will continue the amazing tradition of Connections. This year is special as we will be celebrating BroadSoft’s 20th anniversary. It was way back in 1998 that Scott and I founded a little company, just outside Washington DC. Can you remember what you were doing in 1998? Scott and I were running around talking about moving PBX to the cloud. And, frankly most people told us we were crazy.
But with the help of some creative and entrepreneurial partners, we together started a new business, a new idea, and a new market. I want to thank all of our customers for their support, feedback and spirit. Together we created an industry.
Connections will be held just one year after I announced the acquisition of BroadSoft by Cisco. It has been an incredible journey and one that I will share with you. Between the rich history of BroadSoft and the bright future we have as part of Cisco, I invite you to join me and "Experience What's Next," this year's conference theme.
Connections is THE industry event for unified communications and collaboration. Year after year, the industry's leading service providers gather to discuss new trends and to share best practices. It has become a place to learn, meet old friends and define your strategy for the future. You will be able to network with hundreds of service providers from around the globe. This is truly a global event.
This year, we will have lots of exciting announcements around our products, and how they will fit into and take advantage of the Cisco portfolio. We will have speakers from both BroadSoft and Cisco executive leadership who will address business strategy and product roadmap updates. We will also have all of our BroadSoft partner ecosystem join us, as we continue our commitment to openness, enabling innovation and creative solutions from our partners.
For this 20th anniversary, I am also excited to announce that we will hold the event in a new and exciting venue, Miami. The city has become an international destination linking north and south, with visitors from around the world enjoying some of the finest beaches and nightlife. And you know, we will make sure to harness all that excitement into our after hours events.
Save your seat for this year’s Connections event which will take place on November 12-15 at the Diplomat! Register today and take advantage of our early bird savings. I look forward to seeing you there.
Cloud Calling & BroadSoft Business Leader
If you're not able to join us in Miami, register to watch the General Session live streams on November 13 and 14.