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Brent Kelly

Brent Kelly is president and principal analyst at KelCor, Inc., where he provides strategy and counsel to key client types including CIOs, CTOs, investment analysts, VCs, technology policy executives, sell-side firms, and technology buyers. He is a passionate end-user advocate.

Brent has been an independent consultant and analyst since 2001, writing hundreds of articles and presenting at numerous public and private events. He was a partner at Wainhouse Research for 11 years. Brent has also served as the vice president of marketing for Sorenson, an early innovator in the IP communications space, and as the CEO of a privately held frozen novelty food manufacturing company.

During eight years at Schlumberger, he was part of the team that built the devices Intel used to test its Pentium microprocessors. He also led teams developing real-time data acquisition and control systems (precursors to today's Internet of Things), and adaptive intelligent design systems in several Schlumberger Oil Field services companies including four years of R&D experience in Europe. He also has experience in the industrial chemicals industry (Monsanto), petroleum industry (Conoco), and in phosphate mining.

Brent has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University. He has served two terms as a city councilman in his Utah community. He is an avid outdoorsman participating in cycling, backpacking, hiking, fishing, and skiing. He and his wife own and operate a gourmet chocolates manufacturing company.

 
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March 22, 2017

As today's competitive business environments push workforces into overdrive, many enterprises are seeking ways of streamlining workflows while optimizing productivity, business agility, and speed.

March 8, 2017

Enterprise IT's ability to innovate is critical to the success of the business -- 80% of CIOs agree. But the CIO role has never been more challenging than it is today, with rising operational respo

February 22, 2017

Sick of video call technology that make participants look like they're in the witness protection program? Turns out youre not alone. Poor-quality video solutions can give users an unprofessional ap

March 15, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, discusses the evolving role of the all-important session border controller.
March 9, 2017
Organizer Alan Quayle gives us the lowdown on programmable communications and all you need to know about participating in this pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon.
March 3, 2017
From protecting against new vulnerabilities to keeping security assessments up to date, security consultant Mark Collier shares tips on how best to protect your UC systems.
February 24, 2017
UC analyst Blair Pleasant sorts through the myriad cloud architectural models underlying UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, and explains why knowing the differences matter.
February 17, 2017
From the most basics of basics to the hidden gotchas, UC consultant Melissa Swartz helps demystify the complex world of SIP trunking.
February 7, 2017
UC&C consultant Kevin Kieller, a partner at enableUC, shares pointers for making the right architectural choices for your Skype for Business deployment.
February 1, 2017
Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares a status report on the UCaaS market today and offers her perspective on what large enterprises need before committing to UC in the cloud.
January 26, 2017
Andrew Davis, co-founder of Wainhouse Research and chair of the Video track at Enterprise Connect 2017, sorts through the myriad cloud video service options and shares how to tell if your choice is en....
January 23, 2017
Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center/Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2017, tells us what we need to know about the role cloud software is playing in contact centers today.