Windstream, Peak 10 customers to discuss benefits of migrating data to the hybrid cloud at HIMSS17 Conference

Windstream will also showcase its leading communications solutions for healthcare organizations, including SD-WAN, Cloud Connect and UCaaS, and how it supports customer hybrid cloud initiatives at Booth #7961

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that one of its customers, UK HealthCare, will participate in a panel discussion about the benefits of migrating data to the hybrid cloud at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. The panel discussion will also include FirstCare Health Plans, a customer of Windstream strategic ally Peak 10, and Forrester Research’s Katherine McCarthy will be the guest moderator.

The panel discussion will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Room W204A at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. It will include Jan Bates, systems operations director at UK HealthCare, and Mark Seale, AVP of IT Operations at FirstCare Health Plans.

“At Windstream, we are committed to providing technology solutions to the healthcare industry,” said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. “Participating in events like HIMSS with Peak 10 affords us an opportunity to showcase how our complementary offerings provide comprehensive solutions to enable our customers’ desired business outcomes.”

The panelists will discuss their first-hand experiences moving mission critical applications to the cloud, including reviewing and evaluating the features and benefits of adopting hybrid cloud, as well as considering which model and network option met their needs best. They will also discuss related issues such as security and meeting HIPAA requirements.

“When we teamed with Windstream, we immediately understood their focus on the healthcare industry would be a good fit for Peak 10 customers,” said Chris Downie, CEO at Peak 10. “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to participate in such an informative panel discussion at such a renowned event.”

Windstream, located at Booth #7961, will also feature its industry leading communications solutions for healthcare organizations, including SD-WAN, Cloud Connect, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS). Windstream’s healthcare IT consulting and technology solutions help healthcare providers connect, communicate and collaborate more effectively to overcome day-to-day obstacles and create personalized healthcare experiences.

Additionally, Windstream and Peak 10 will host a free Happy Hour event at the Windstream booth from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

About Windstream
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 129,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.


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