Tim Banting, Practice Leader, Enterprise IT: Digital Workplace
Tim Banting is a Senior Principal Analyst in workspace services within Omdia's enterprise services team and focuses on unified communications and collaboration research. Tim provides Omdia's clients with insights and intelligence to help them compete more effectively in the collaboration and unified communications market.
Tim joined the company in 2019 and has extensive experience in the unified communications and collaboration field, having held presales, technical, competitive marketing, business development, and senior product management roles. Before joining Informa Tech (now Omdia), Tim worked at GlobalData. He started his career in sales and training roles relating to unified communications and worked as a contact center consultant at Rockwell and in business development and market intelligence roles at Cisco during the industry's transition from digital to IP PBXs. He has also held positions as a senior product manager for Microsoft and the head of business development at NextiraOne.
Kevin Kieller, Co-Founder, Lead UC&C Strategist
Kevin is a globally recognized Unified Communications and Collaboration thought-leader, strategist, implementation leader and software developer. He is a member of the elite Business Communications Strategies Expert group (bcstrategies.com) and the No Jitter (nojitter.com) technical analyst team where he writes the regular “Taming Teams”, "Success with Skype" and “Sophisticated Skype” columns, hosts the annual Microsoft UC&C session at Enterprise Connect and keynotes other events and webinars.
Kevin has facilitated Visioning and led the development of UC strategies for many medium and large organizations, served for several years as Bell Canada's lead UC strategist, helped Softchoice.com define, develop and bring to market several professional service offerings, and has filled leadership roles in some of the largest Microsoft UC deployments.
Comfortable interfacing at both the most senior (CxO) levels and leading technical teams, Kevin has led a team that has migrated hundreds of offices to full Microsoft voice and UC. He is currently providing program management and analytics expertise for global Skype for Business deployments representing hundreds of thousands of users in 40+ countries.
Kevin 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 worldwide. A long time ago he created the award winning game Jack Attack for the Commodore 64 and ever since has been committed to doing new, interesting and beneficial things with technology.