Evolution of the Meeting Room with Scott Wharton, GM of the Video Collaboration Group

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Have you heard? Our new GM of the Video Collaboration Group, Scott Wharton, talks about the past, present, and future of the video conference industry with David Maldow of Let’s Do Video. With over 20 years of experience at VocalTec, Broadsoft, and launching VidTel, to name a few, it’s no surprise that Scott would have a few insights and observations to share on the matter. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Bridging the gap – on the one hand, we have large, enterprise big-room hardware systems and, on the other, desktop cloud-based videoconferencing software at our disposal. How do we enable video conferencing in any room at any time?
  • Video conferencing software these days is very high quality and, in many cases, free.  Using low quality hardware nullifies any value brought by the software.
  • If everyone is calling in to a video conference and you call in by phone. You’re missing out.
  • The biggest problem is remembering which people are on which video conferencing app. Will using IM to “knock on someone’s door” be the solution?
  • More and more employees use IM clients for intra office communication. Is video integration in these apps the next phase of video conference deployment?

For the whole discussion, you can watch the video here.

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