Laurent Philonenko is the Senior Vice President, Innovation leading the development and incubation of disruptive innovations such as artificial intelligence, mobility and security. Previously, Laurent held executive positions at Avaya as SVP/GM, Solutions and Technology, and SVP of Corporate Strategy & Development and Chief Technology Officer. With more than 30 years of experience, Laurent is a recognized leader and proven visionary in the enterprise collaboration and communications space. Prior to joining Avaya, he served successively as Vice President and General Manager of several business units and as Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group. Before joining Cisco, he was President and CEO for Genesys Telecommunications. In his tenure at Genesys, he also held the roles of Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operations Officer.  Laurent is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and earned a master’s degree in Management Science from Paris University. He holds 20 U.S. patents or applications. In his spare time, Laurent is an avid sportsman who enjoys running and biking. His other hobbies include practicing his culinary skills, flying airplanes and reading on a variety of topics.

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