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Mobilize for Growth – The ShoreTel 2011 Champion Partner Conference is Here

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After months of planning and preparation, our annual partner conference has finally arrived. Tonight we are looking forward to our kick-off welcome reception in the Innovation Center. Throughout the rest of the week, some of the other general sessions include:

ShoreTel Vision & Direction
Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel CEO, will give his inaugural address to the Champion Partner Conference community. Peter will reflect on what key differentiators continue to make ShoreTel a compelling business proposition for our partners and customers, review how changes in the UC market uniquely position ShoreTel, discuss investments ShoreTel is making in growing new business and markets, and provide insights into his future vision for the company.

Looking to 2012 & Partner Panel Discussion
Each new fiscal year brings a host of new programs and services. Don Girskis, senior vice president of worldwide sales, will be highlighting key developments in the Global Account Program, Champion Partner Program, Lead Generation and distribution, and introduction of a new Customer Experience program. Joining Don on stage for a best-partner practices discussion are Eric Bowling, vice president of sales at IPC Technologies; Mark Colquhoun, CEO at, Solar Communications; and Don Gulling, president of Verteks Consulting.

Marketing ShoreTel amid a UC Transformation
The UC Market is nearing another inflection point, creating tremendous opportunity for ShoreTel and its partners. Kevin Gavin, chief marketing officer, will use insightful historical comparisons to demonstrate ShoreTel’s place in the changing market, followed by a review of our marketing, branding and messaging strategy for 2012.

Managing to Win, Joe Theismann
National Football League Quarterback and Entrepreneur, Super Bowl winner and two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Joe Theismann, will share his 12-year pro football experience and how it relates to driving ShoreTel growth and your own business. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Joe has spent over two decades studying businesses of all sizes and understanding what motivates individuals and companies to succeed.

Additionally, we recognize that social media is changing the way professionals solve problems, build strategies and research purchasing decisions in the workplace. We invite everyone (even those not able to join us in the windy city) to share your knowledge. Tweet questions, comments and observations to #SHOR11 and look for a live recap of your favorite keynote. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for video interviews.

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