Keeping Employees Safe & Informed at the Office—Beyond the Virus

As you plan your enterprise’s return to office, it’s not enough to put new cleanliness and distancing measures in place; you’ve got to ensure that employees are safe from workplace violence and other types of emergencies. This isn’t just a nice-to-have; enterprises have a “duty of care” to make their workplaces as safe as possible. Fortunately, a new generation of messaging and notification technologies can help you provide this enhanced level of safety for your workplace as your employees return. Join a leading industry analyst and technology provider as they discuss what’s required and how you can meet these requirements.

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1h 00min

You will learn:

  • What “duty of care” means, and what you need to do to fulfill this standard
  • How to use communications technologies to “harden the perimeter” of your facilities as well as provide comprehensive notification capabilities for use in emergencies
  • How to plan a strategy for office safety across all your employees’ devices and applications using an end-to-end incident management and mass notification solution to eliminate gaps in protection

Featured Speakers

  • Irwin Lazar
    Irwin Lazar
    President and Principal Analyst

    As president and principal analyst at Metrigy, Irwin Lazar develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises enterprise and vendor clients on technology strategy, adoption and business metrics, Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the digital workplace, covering enterprise communications and collaboration as an industry analyst for over 20 years. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Lazar is a blogger for and contributor for writing on topics including team collaboration, UC, cloud, adoption, SD-WAN, CPaaS, WebRTC, and more. He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect, InfoComm, and FutureIT. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm. Mr. Lazar’s earlier background was in IP network and security architecture, design, and operations where he advised global organizations and held direct operational responsibility for worldwide voice and data networks. Mr. Lazar holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Radford University where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Ordnance Corps. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Outside of Metrigy, Mr. Lazar has been active in Scouting for over ten years as a Scouting leader with Troop 1882 in Haymarket VA.

  • Ian Pitts
    Ian Pitts
    SVP General Manager

    Ian Pitts is SVP General Manager at Intrado Life & Safety and is overseeing the integration of Syn-Apps technology and personnel since its recent acquisition by Intrado. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, he was recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Syn-Apps where he led the strategic direction of the company after its founding in 2001. Ian focused Syn-Apps on innovation in the Emergency Mass Notification sector, serving thousands of customers in 35+ countries. In his role as President and CEO, he spent most of his time researching industry trends and competitive solutions while directly engaging with partners and customers to continue building Syn-Apps’ notification footprint.

  • Eric Krapf
    Eric Krapf
    GM & Program Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect
    Publisher, No Jitter

    Eric Krapf is General Manager and Program Co-Chair for Enterprise Connect, the leading conference/exhibition and online events brand in the enterprise communications industry. He has been Enterprise Connect’s Program Co-Chair for over a decade. He is also publisher of No Jitter, the Enterprise Connect community’s daily news and analysis website. Eric served as editor of No Jitter from its founding in 2007 until taking over as publisher in 2015. From 1996 to 2004, Eric was managing editor of Business Communications Review (BCR) magazine, and from 2004 to 2007, he was the magazine's editor. Before coming to BCR, he was managing editor and senior editor of America's Network magazine, covering the public telecommunications industry. Prior to working in high-tech journalism, he was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut and Texas.

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