BELMONT, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Actiance, helping organizations benefit from communications, collaboration and social networking, today announced its inaugural user conference May 16- 17 in New York City. The conference is in response to customers requesting a forum to interact with company leaders and industry experts to share insights into the burgeoning unified communications, collaboration and social networks marketplace to better unleash social business.

Today, organizations use all kinds of applications and networks to communicate including Microsoft® Lync® and SharePoint®, IBM® Sametime® and Connections, Jive™, Chatter™, Skype™, public instant messaging, Facebook®, LinkedIn®, Twitter® -- just to name a few. Effective social business deployment includes benefits like higher productivity, better customer relationships, faster time to market, and increased business. But there are new challenges, too. Content security and regulatory, legal, and corporate governance issues highlight the importance of communicating in a way that keeps people and their organizations out of trouble.

"The proliferation of new and evolving communications channels in conjunction with increased governance and regulatory requirements poses many challenges for organizations seeking to unleash social business," says Carol Alexander, VP of Marketing, Actiance. "Unleash 2013 provides a forum for our customers, partners, including sponsors Symantec, IBM and LinkedIn, and industry experts to come together to seek answers to these unique challenges."

Customers will learn about how to unleash social business and drive social engagement during the keynote by CEO Kailash Ambwani. Rob Koplowitz of Forrester will lead a panel that will explore how to fully exploit enterprise social and the critical role of risk mitigation in driving adoption. Attendees will hear from industry leaders including:

  • Simon Barkla, Vice President Employee, Regulatory and Marketing Technology, TD Bank Group
  • Carole Foster, Managing Director and First Vice-President, CIBC Wood Gundy
  • John Malone, Broker Dealer Compliance, Pioneer Investments
  • Christopher Morace, Chief Strategy Officer, Jive
  • Steven Quevedo, Chief Privacy Officer, Fluor
  • Jeff Schick, Vice President of Social Software, IBM
  • Mitch Slater, Financial Advisor, UBS
  • David Scott, Group Product Manager, Symantec
  • Brian Tietje, LinkedIn Evangelist, LinkedIn Sales Solutions

Unleash 2013 event sponsors, exhibitors and partners are a key part of the conference, showcasing the latest in relevant services and solutions. Attendees will be able to learn about Actiance and partner offerings, catch a demo in the Solution Showcase or network with industry leaders throughout the event.

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About Actiance

Actiance is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communications channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports all leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), Skype, IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and (CRM).

Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information, visit or call 1-888-349-3223.