Drawing more than 3,000 Avaya users, speakers and leadership, Avaya ENGAGE 2018 was held last week in the birthplace of jazz—beautiful New Orleans. The event is comprised of content and speakers from the Avaya user community to learn, network and engage with some of the most prolific minds in the Avaya space about hot topics like artificial intelligence, customer experience, next-gen collaboration, cloud, and IoT, among others.

Relive the magic of Avaya ENGAGE. Click to view pictures from the Carousel booth and even after-party at Pat O’s on the River!

A diamond level Avaya partner and gold level sponsor of the event, the Carousel team busily entertained clients at our booth themed “Full Speed Ahead”—symbolic of IT leaders’ speed in which they must drive digital transformation for their businesses. Comprised of 12 dynamic video screens showcasing Carousel solutions and services, a virtual reality regatta theater, and an intimate 1:1 section devoted to meeting with attendees, booth visitors could interactively learn how Carousel’s expertise brings clarity and confidence to their own IT decision-making.

The event kicked off Sunday with our Rick Houlihan, VP, Cloud Solutions, speaking about moving a phone system to the cloud with little business interruption.  On Tuesday, our Ed Wadbrook, VP, Clouds Solutions Enablement, spoke about business strategies driving digital transformation in public clouds.

Read more about Ed’s session in this featured blog post—The Value of the Connected Cloud.

The Carousel team is awarded Avaya U.S. Midmarket Partner of the Year at Avaya ENGAGE 2018.

During the event, Avaya presented Carousel leadership with U.S. Midmarket Partner of the Year, a prestigious award honoring Carousel’s outstanding sales growth in 2017. According to an Avaya press release of the achievement, Carousel’s “sales staff of more than 250 field and 40 inside sales associates hold over 100 midmarket certifications. Carousel’s midmarket success is due to its vertical expertise, loyal customer base, growth-focused sales force, and deeply-rooted strategic relationship with Avaya.”

To top off a successful event, Carousel guests were treated to a celebration at Pat O’s on the River, featuring the Phunky Monkeys and a Voodoo Priestess.

Avaya Engage is always a whirlwind event—busy, engaging, and entertaining—with so many opportunities to showcase Carousel’s talent, solutions, and services, as well as meet with some of the top Avaya users around the world. We can’t wait for 2019.