Highlights from Collaboration & Communication 2016

Collaboration & Communication 2016

We hosted our second Collaboration & Communication 2016 conference on 7 July following on from the success of our inaugural event. This was a massive success, playing host to talks by a range of experts from the leading vendors, real-world case studies, and thought leaders from Quocirca and ECSI.

Sponsored by IBM, Arkadin and Plantronics, the event provoked much discussion and debate on key themes including:

● Dissatisfaction with collaboration tools

● Surge in Shadow IT where collaboration is concerned

● Cultural considerations for different generations

● Heroes - Generation 'C' for collaborative adopters of any age

● Benefits of effective collaboration

The day's biggest takeaway was that as long as companies have people who are passionate about working together and they’re willing to adopt the latest tools, then they can achieve effective collaboration.

Delegates exchanged ideas and opinions throughout the day, which was nicely wrapped up with a live video Q&A with Scotland football manager Gordon Strachan during the networking drinks reception, courtesy of Arkadin.

Innovative, Informative, Integrated
— Information Security Officer, Lambeth Council
The presentations and panel discussions brought interesting insights, and it was great opportunity to network with other experts and practitioners.
— Tobias Windbrake, SMART
Collaboration and Communication is a perfect event for Arkadin, as it’s a perfect opportunity to bring together our clients, to hear about other experts in the collaboration space and just great networking
— Helen Lancaster, Head of Marketing, Northern Europe - Arkadin

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2016 Speakers

Danny Wilks,
Business Unit Executive, IBM

Marianne Calder,
Managing Director, Collaboration EMEAR - Cisco Systems, Inc.


Helen Lancaster,
Head of Marketing, Northern Europe, Arkadin


Rob Bamforth,
Principal Analyst Business Communications, Quocirca


James Tye,
CEO, Dennis Publishing

Tobias Windbrake,
Collaboration Consultant EMEA & APAC

Declan Doyle,
Strategic Alliances Lead, UK & Ireland, Plantronics

Joao Rufino,
Head of Operations & Customer Success – Google


Earl Talbot,
Unified Communications Engagement Manager, NTTC

James Sherrett,
Senior Manager of Accounts, Slack

Mark van der Linden,
Country Manager, UK & Ireland, Dropbox

Alan Hamilton,
Business Partner Technical Leader, Europe, IBM


Robert Dean,
Professional Services Manager, Northern Europe, Arkadin

Gordon Strachan,


2016 Sponsors