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Polycom's Steve Pattison Joins ProtonMedia's Executive Advisory Board

September 19, 2011

Steve Pattison has joined the ProtonMedia's Executive Advisory Board. Pattison is the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Polycom.

Pattison who holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota has over 10 years of experience in the rich media and enterprise video software and technology industries.

He has been responsible for a number of significant partnerships aligning leading vendors in the networking, video conferencing, encoding, and storage industries. 

As a member of ProtonMedia's Executive Advisory Board, Pattison joins executives from Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco in providing the company's management team with expertise and counsel on industry partnerships, business development, and overall corporate strategy. 

"ProtonMedia has carved a strong position in the unified communications and collaboration space over the past couple of years," said Pattison.

"I believe the company has a clear view of the future of collaboration, team engagement, and productivity, and is making significant inroads in the life sciences and other key industry sectors to demonstrate the value of and need for virtual collaboration technology,” said Pattison.

He said that he is looking forward to working with its executives in developing new strategic alliances, partnerships, and other opportunities that will bolster its growth trajectory.

"Steve brings to the table invaluable experience and expertise in business development and strategic alliances within the unified communications space," said Ron Burns, founder and CEO of ProtonMedia. 

ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace.

ProtoSphere's virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-making and raise productivity, improving workplace performance overall.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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