Unify Launches 'New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program' Honoring Business
Leaders who Challenge the Status Quo
Innovative Business Leader Jerry Sullivan of Orlando Utilities Commission is
Program's First Honoree; Receives Top Honors for Championing the New Way to
ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Enterprise Connect -- Unify,
formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, today announced the launch of the
"New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program." The program honors leaders who
have recognized the impact of global trends on today's business, have
prioritized new strategies for communications and collaboration and are
successfully navigating the changing technology business landscape to embrace
the New Way to Work (#NW2W).
Unify honors Jerry Sullivan, vice president and chief information officer and
the team at the Orlando Utilities Commission as Ambassadors of the New Way to
Unify announced Jerry Sullivan, vice president and chief information officer
of Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC—The Reliable One), as the Global
Ambassador Program's first honoree and a true champion of the New Way to Work.
The announcement and award presentation were made at Enterprise Connect, the
industry's premier conference and exhibition on enterprise communications and
"I'm honored to represent my team at OUC as a New Way to Work Global
Ambassador," Sullivan said. "In our business environment, there's no room for
error. We take our reputation as 'The Reliable One' very seriously, and our
customers have high standards for the level of service we provide. Our
commitment to our customers is what empowers us to improve our business
communications and collaborations systems and think further ahead to build
seamless business processes."
Sullivan and his OUC team are helping lead OUC's smart grid initiatives with
the implementation of a Meter Data Management system and the full conversion
to digital electric and water meters.
Sullivan is one of about 1,100 employees who help ensure OUC maintains the
level of service to which customers have been accustomed. With more than
230,000 customers to serve throughout the cities of Orlando, St. Cloud, and
portions of unincorporated Orange County and Osceola County, efficiency and
mobility is key when it comes to responding to customers anytime, anywhere.
With the help of Sullivan's forward-thinking leadership and armed with the
technology that supports the new way to work in today's multi-device,
multi-platform environment, OUC has implemented customer-centric voice
technology features andapplications geared toward making payments, reporting
outages, trimming trees, reading meters and halting services. The new systems
help OUC reduce expenses in an effort to keep utility and water rates stable,
and keep customers happy, maintaining its high standard as one of the nation's
most reliable utilities.
The New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program honors today's business leaders
who invest in research, technology and partnerships to develop innovative
solutions for the future of work. As business leaders like Sullivan continue
to prioritize new strategies for communications, collaborative systems and IT
infrastructure, Unify is committed to honoring companies and individuals who
are championing the New Way to Work.
"Jerry Sullivan and OUC represent the champions who are leading and meeting
the opportunities ahead, with a consistent record of innovative expansion and
service delivery improvements to meet the demands of communications and
collaborations in our multi-device, multi-platform world," said Steve Shanck,
general manager, North America, of Unify. "We are proud to name Jerry our
first Global New Way to Work Ambassador."
For more information about the New Way to Work Global Ambassador Program,
visit the NW2W hub at www.unify.com/nw2w.
About Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC—The Reliable One)
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The
Reliable One – is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC
provides electric and water services to about 230,000 customers in Orlando,
St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.
Unify—formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications—is a premier
communications software and services firm. Our solutions unify multiple
networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows
teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a
transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that
amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business
performance. Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens AG, Unify builds on
this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security
to provide integrated communications solutions for approximately 75% of the
Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG.
This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Unify's
management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast,"
"expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify
forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current
views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and
uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially
different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business
conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Unify does not intend or assume any obligation to
update these forward-looking statements.
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