As Chief Technology Officer, Jim Davies is the driving force behind the strategic direction of Mitel’s unified communications solutions portfolio and its evolution beyond today’s technology horizon. Appointed as CTO in 2003, Jim brings a working history rich in research and development and business experience within telecommunications. His intimate understanding of the constantly unfolding dynamics of IP communications technology has placed him at the forefront of Mitel’s next-generation strategies, ensuring the company is persistently growing in new and innovative directions.
Since joining Mitel in 1998 Jim has held the roles of Vice President of R&D and Vice President of Solutions Management. In these roles he was deeply immersed in product development and the creation of go-to-market strategies for Mitel’s communications solutions portfolio. His contributions and leadership were crucial in advancing Mitel to the front of an emerging multi-billion-dollar IP communications market.
Prior to Mitel Jim worked nine years in R&D roles at Nortel Networks where he acquired broad product development experience in hardware, ASIC, embedded software and applications.
Jim is a proud graduate in electrical and mechanical engineering from Queen’s University.
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In this session CloudOps Research founder and Cloud Connect content chair Alistair Croll will look at what it means to deliver end-to-end "Lean IT", and how only then can a company move from being and organization to being an organism
The Origin of Data Gravity
As data beings to collect, especially in larger Clouds and datastores, it causes exponential data growth, attracting applications and services closer to the data. While this cause and effect relationship appears to be direct, there is an underlying reason that extends past this seemingly simple relationship to a much deeper and complex one. What causes the Data Gravity effect? Is it simply more Data or is it something else?
In this session Independent Data Physics Researcher and SVP of Engineering for Warner Music Group, Dave McCrory will talk about his latest research into the causes and origins of Data Gravity. He will also discuss how the effects of Data Gravity can be both leveraged and altered depending on the desired outcome.
Cloud Formations: A Framework for Cloud Decision Making
The cloud provides an opportunity for powerful business mash-ups where UC can be leveraged and combined with other solutions tailored to meet unique business requirements. This keynote reviews why UC is ideal for the cloud and how to derive maximum value while transforming existing UC into competitive advantage.
The cloud by nature is ubiquitous, device-agnostic and enables centralization: three challenges businesses are struggling with today to turn UC into a competitive advantage. We discuss how the cloud enables powerful business mash-ups where UC can be leveraged and combined with other solutions tailored to meet unique business requirements.