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COP 15 – TelePresence Connects Czech and Hungarian Delegates

Although the recent UN Climate Change conference left open many important questions, some of the participants were able to experience that it is actually possible to do things differently and in a more environmentally friendly way, thanks to collaborative technologies. Delegates from the Czech Republic and Hungary took advantage of the Cisco Global Climate Change Meeting Platform to hold press briefings via Cisco TelePresence. As a result, journ…


Jewel Attends The Nature Conservancy’s COP 15 Update via Cisco TelePresence Technology with AT&T

Yesterday, I had a chance to take part in a seven city Global TelePresence session that Cisco and AT&T conducted in association with The Nature Conservancy. The intent was to enable a live dialogue between the leaders of the TNC who were in the whirlwind of activity at the COP15 conference from Copenhagen Denmark with influential environmentalists in the United States. The behind-the-scenes viewpoints shared were fascinating, as was the pass…


Jewel Attends COP15 via Cisco TelePresence

Fans of singer, songwriter, actress and environmental supporter Jewel might be surprised to hear that she “attended” the climate change events occuring in Copenhagen, Denmark … without leaving her home state of Texas. How did she manage this feat?  Jewel and dozens of members of The Nature Conservancy used Cisco’s virtual meeting technology to connect “live” to participants attending the United Nati…


United Nations: Walking the Talk on Climate Change with Cisco TelePresence

As climate negotiations go down to the wire, we’ve experienced a much higher volume of meetings on the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform this week than last. Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hosting United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, who spoke via Cisco TelePresence from the  Bella Center to President Lee Myung-Bak of South Korea. South Korea’s major broadcasting stations were on hand at the Parliament building…


NGOs Drive Creative Uses of Cisco TelePresence

Cisco TelePresence celebrated its third birthday last month, and it’s become an integral part of the way we work.  But we’re so close to it, we take for granted how innovative it can really be. Through our sponsorship at COP15, we’ve been able to view Cisco TelePresence through the fresh eyes of non-governmental organizations.  And, as befitting one of the most dynamic forces in climate change discussions today, they&…