Enterprise Connect 2017, Day 1: Panels, New Products, Gators
In today’s episode, I cover a few of the day's panel discussions and provide an overview of the latest Cisco product announcements. Cisco execs Javed Khan, Chris Botting, and Jens Meggers held strong on three good panels, And we announced more innovations and capabilities for the Cisco Spark platform. All in all, it was a busy day -- and a good one.
Making Every Meeting Room Smarter
We aim to revolutionize the meeting room video experience with Cisco Spark Room Kit and Cisco Spark Room Kit Plus. Adding a video display to your meeting room has never been easier, due to built-in automation and intelligence.
It’s Your Turn to Leave Your Mark (with Cisco Spark)
In case you missed it, here’s an overview of “all the stuff about Cisco Spark” released on January 24th – from blog posts to videos and product information.
You Can’t Schedule Innovation
Innovation doesn’t just happen at "9 a.m. next Tuesday." Ideas are unpredictable. And with fast-changing markets, CEOs are worried about keeping their organizations relevant. So many companies are disrupting markets that every company urgently needs both to create new ideas and get things done fast. Do is the new disrupt. But you need the right tools to speed innovation. Tools that inspire and engage teams. We are excited to be launching a magical experience with our Cisco Spark apps, the Cisco Spark Board, and the Cisco Spark cloud platform. It’s an experience that I believe will truly change the way people meet.
Continuous collaboration means enabling teams to innovate before, during, and after meetings. Collaboration isn’t a series of discrete, unconnected events (like meetings), or one-off conversations (like phone calls), or even string of discussions in email. You have to have one continuous, robust workstream. We designed Cisco Spark for continuous collaboration.
How Cisco Spark Board Enables Create-and-Do
A few weeks ago I invited my team to a cabin in the mountains for a work project. This is how we get stuff done in Norway. I plugged in a Cisco Spark Board and we were off. The Cisco Spark Board was really the only tool we needed to get work done right there and to bring in remote team members. The Cisco Spark Board is a team tablet for your wall. Think about it as a physical extension of Cisco Spark into conference rooms and huddle spaces (and cabins). There’s a lot of advanced technology behind the scenes, but it works a lot like a personal tablet. Hardware, software, and apps in one tool that is second nature to use.
Do Is the New Disrupt
For great products to take off, it takes the right timing of two forces coming together: psychology and technology. That same combination has not been available for teams in the workplace. The collaboration industry has been taking small steps toward this intersection of technology and psychology for a long time. Register to watch live on January 24 as we make the leap.
R.I.P. Conference Room Projection Cable
You walk into a conference room, and you have a simple task – project your laptop screen onto the screen at the end of the conference room. Yet, until now, this simple task has been really hard. It’s time for this cable to meet its end. Today, we’ve shipped an update to Cisco Spark that will once and for all end the evil tyranny of the conference-room projection cable.