Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting our first-ever TANDBERG Executive Forum with our special guest speaker, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), who addressed a crowd of private and public sector executives on the subject of being a leader during times of great change and crisis.
General Powell used the opportunity to speak about leadership and how to remain focused, take responsibility and work towards improving processes, organizations and people.
What made this particular speech different was that the General’s powerful message wasn’t just delivered to the audience seated in the room with him, but also to individuals across the country via TANDBERG Telepresence solutions.
Audience members were located in the Reston, VA, Dallas, New York and Boston regional TANDBERG offices and were connected via TANDBERG Telepresence. Through the power of TANDBERG Telepresence, the experience was the same for those audience members across the country as it was for the lucky few in Reston, VA that got to sit next to General Powell.
Yesterday’s event was the perfect example of how organizations are changing the way they communicate, with leaders from across the country able to gather without ever boarding a flight. Video is connecting people separated by thousands of miles and enabling them to collaborate and communicate as if they were in the same room. VTC is changing the way people communicate in every agency, office, school, and hospital in the world.
In a way, General Powell’s message of working to improve processes, organizations and people is completely in line with what TANDBERG is doing everyday. TANDBERG’s technologies are enabling organizations and the people who comprise them to accomplish tasks and processes more effectively and efficiently and to collaborate regardless of distance.
Now that’s a new way of working.