Kevin is a partner with enableUC, a company that helps measure, monitor and improve UC and collaboration usage and adoption through a unique set of products and services, including the knowledge reinforcement tool Trivia Engine.
Kevin is a globally recognized expert in the areas of collaboration and unified communication, a No Jitter blogger, regular speaker at Enterprise Connect, and a member of the elite UC Strategies team.
Because he started exploring software as an early teen, developing educational programs for the Commodore Pet and then award winning video games for the Commodore 64 (see Jack Attack), Kevin brings over thirty years of consulting and software development expertise, yet he still retains all of his hair with only a few gray strands, and his youthful outlook, kept young by his three children. He has conceived, designed and overseen the development of software products and hosted services in the business, educational and recreational areas which have been used by millions of people in a multitude of countries worldwide. He is an accomplished speaker and frequent presenter at various technical conferences and events where he prides himself on clear and direct messaging.
Kevin has assisted numerous medium and large enterprises to identify the most appropriate UC&C solution based on a methodical process to identify and prioritize business objectives along with end user requirements, evaluate multiple viable options, and provide clear, concise recommendations along with achievable timelines and realistic budgets. After developing a strategy, Kevin is often asked to oversee the implementation of the strategy and he has happily done this for large Cisco UC and Lync deployments. Most recently, Kevin has assisted a number of organizations to develop their UC&C practices and to define service offerings related to UC and collaboration.
While he "wears many hats," Kevin's head remains firmly attached to his neck and his feet are firmly planted on the ground. He is thrilled to be part of the No Jitter team and prides himself on delivering clear, concise feedback and opinions, based on real-world experience, to the No Jitter readers.
Dino is a seasoned IT professional assisting organizations with the planning and deployment of Microsoft Collaboration solutions. Dino has over 19 years of technical solutions consulting experience across a wide variety of business sectors. He has successfully assisted organizations migrate from legacy PBX solutions to Microsoft Skype for Business. It is Dino’s deep technical experience and solid business acumen that helps him deliver positive results to his customers.
Dino is a actively assisting complex customers with deploying Microsoft Teams. This includes those both greenfield and customers currently running Skype for Business with Enterprise Voice workloads deployed.
Some of Dino’s professional highlights include:
• 4-time Office Servers and Services Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
• Successfully worked on large enterprise deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Skype for Business Server including voice workloads
• 30,000 user deployment and migration from Cisco Call Manager to Skype for Business Server
• Provided Unified Communications technical coaching for a 300,000 user organization
• Customized analytics for organizations running Skype for Business Server providing actionable insights into improving end user experience
• Founding member of the Microsoft Skype and Teams Elite group which focuses on providing validation and Microsoft Product Group feedback on Skype for Business and Teams