Jeff Gartner, Founder and CEO, Hudson Valley Swim Franchise
Jeff Gartner is a technologist, entrepreneur, and inventor with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of Hudson Valley Swim, a premium swim lesson program with a national mission to save lives, which is now offered as a franchise. He is also the Global Managing Director of the DevConnect developer program at Avaya, a leader in unified communications and contact center solutions.
Jeff has been recognized as an Avaya Top 50 Innovator in company history for his portfolio of 19 patents, covering areas such as conference productivity, internet telephony, and email system architectures. He has been a pioneer in the field of eBusiness, having built the world’s first smartphone, the first online e-commerce storefront, and the first B2B eMarketplace. He has also developed and executed technology strategies for Baker & Taylor and Computer Associates, focusing on eCommerce and content management. At Avaya, he leads a global team of professionals who provide programming interfaces, SDKs, business and technical support, and compliance testing to more than 130k developers from more than 30k companies. He is passionate about creating innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, collaboration, and efficiency.
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