The proportion of male to female leaders in the comms sector screams of an alarming gender imbalance that can only impede the industry's progress and prospects, according to a frank debate on the issue last month (hosted by 9 Group in association with Comms Dealer) that aimed to reset the gender diversity agenda.
The Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards have been expanded by the addition of two new PR and Social Media categories. This year, PR companies and in-house PR and marketing teams operating in the sector will be able to compete for the Best PR Campaign Award and the Best Social Media Campaign.
Comms Vision Convention (Gleneagles, 8th-10th November) Chair Andy Lippman, Associate Director and co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab (MIT), delves deep into the underlying trends behind this year's conference theme - the rise of the workplace and customer digital experience.
Last month's Margin in Voice & Data seminar held at the Forest of Arden hotel on June 22nd signalled clearly the need for a new strategic approach to emerging market opportunities and threats, most preferably along the lines proposed by speakers at the event.
A record number of entries have been received for the UK's most popular event for sales and marketing teams in the ICT channel. The Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards, sponsored by KCOM, attracted over 120 entries and the countdown is underway to the finalist's awards luncheon (Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London, May 4th).
Like vultures, elements of the press and a section of Avaya's rivals circled low above the vendor when it filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. With the scent of blood strong in their noses they sniffed an opportunity and grasped at it with both talons.