IMCCA to Honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw for Lifetime Achievements

Collaboration Week New York gala will celebrate the men behind Cisco’s collaboration lineup and the annual InfoComm trade shows.

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IMCCA to Honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw for Lifetime Achievements

The IMCCA will honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw with special lifetime achievement emerging technology fellow awards at the gala dinner to kick off Collaboration Week News York Feb. 25.

Collaboration Week New York is scheduled for Feb. 25-27 and comprised of several events “focusing on new and exciting solutions and trends in the UCC space,” according to the association announcement.

The three-day event takes attendees to actual end user and manufacturer sites to see firsthand how UCC solutions are utilized.

The event will also include on-site panel discussions on topics of interest and networking opportunities.

Snorre Kjesbu

Kjesbu “has been the driving force behind first Tandberg’s and then Cisco’s collaboration hardware lineup for over 15 years,” according to the IMCCA press release.

“Under his leadership, the Tandberg and Cisco endpoints gained a reputation for being the most advanced and most reliable collaboration hardware ever made,” according to the announcement.

“In addition to his technical prowess, 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

McGraw had been “the leader behind the annual InfoComm exposition for 25 years” before leaving AVIXA at the end of 2018.

“Every aspect of the event was managed and executed under his watchful eyes,” according to the IMCCA announcement.

“His expertise includes everything from the AV and collaboration technology that was displayed to the unique skill set involved in ‘herding the cats’ every year.”

IMCCA has been giving out emerging tech fellows awards since 2017.

“It is our privilege to recognize Snorre and Jason as two individuals who not only meet these criteria, but who have directly driven our industry to amazing heights through their individual achievements and leadership,” said IMCCA executive director Carol Zelkin in the association announcement.

“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.”

To learn more about Collaboration Week NY and sponsorship opportunities, contact IMCCA executive director Carol Zelkin at 516-818-8184 or

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