The IMCCA will honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw with Lifetime Achievement–Emerging Technology Fellow Awards as part of Collaboration Week New York, a three-day series of events focusing on solutions and trends in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) space.
Collaboration Week New York will take place from February 25 to 27. Kjesbu and McGraw will receive their awards at the opening Gala Dinner on February 25.
Snorre Kjesbu has been the driving force behind Tandberg’s and Cisco’s collaboration hardware lineup for more than 15 years. Additionally, Snorre ensured he kept the lines of communication with his customers open, presenting and networking at many industry events. Snorre is leaving the collaboration space to take a leadership role with Bang and Olufsen beginning in March.
Jason McGraw—known as “InfoCommShowGuy” on Twitter—has been behind the annual InfoComm exposition for 25 years. His expertise includes everything from AV and collaboration technology to the skill set involved in “herding the cats” every year. Jason departed the AVIXA team at the end of last year.
“The IMCCA has been honoring the best and the brightest in our space as Emerging Technology Fellows since 2017. It is our privilege to recognize Snorre and Jason as two individuals who not only meet this criteria, but who have directly driven our industry to amazing heights through their individual achievements and leadership,” Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA, said. “It is our pleasure to give both of them the kudos they deserve as they leave our industry—hopefully temporarily—to pursue their future endeavors.”