IMCCA, a non-profit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UC&C), celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, and Commercial Integrator, a market-leading publication from Emerald, will produce a quarterly supplement to Commercial Integrator that focuses on all things collaboration from multiple perspectives. Together, the organizations launch Collaboration Today and Tomorrow.
The supplement’s authors and contributors will be experts in the fields of UC&C, commercial systems integration, security, consumer electronics, education, consulting and residential systems installation. The expert opinions that the publication contains will also include insights from industry analysts and the end-user community.
“The value of collaboration can no longer be debated,” says Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA.
“Our industry’s tools and methodologies kept the world in business during the worst pandemic in a century. Now, as our society faces the monumental transition to the future of work…and of life…it is up to us to lead the way to the next level of usability and value.”
Industry veteran David J. Danto, Director of Emerging Technology for the IMCCA (one among many industry roles he serves in), will curate and edit the publication.
“My proudest moments in our industry are when expert professionals and competitors come together for the good of all. This publication will be a vehicle for just this sort of agnostic education and actionable advice. It will help lift the proverbial ‘all boats with the rising tide,’” comments Danto.
“And, in addition, we will champion our industry’s contributors with the most diverse ‘Honor Roll’ ever developed.” Marla Suttenberg and Lainie Mataras will spearhead that feature, which, in each edition, will honor someone in the categories of ‘Beginner,’ ‘Under 30,’ ’30-50,’ ‘Over 50,’ ‘Legends’ and ‘Diversity Spotlight.’”
“CI’s reason for being is to help integrators run their businesses better. We recognize that the world is transforming, and barriers between technology categories continue to blur. With Collaboration Today and Tomorrow, IMCCA and CI will illuminate how integrators can pivot their businesses to capitalize on this exciting new world of 24/7 collaboration, workplace flexibility, meeting equity and converged technology ecosystems,” adds Dan Ferrisi, Editor-in-Chief of Commercial Integrator.
The first issue of Collaboration Today and Tomorrow will launch both online and in print around InfoComm time. The roster of authors and contributors are already hard at work preparing this premiere edition.