Building on the stupendous success of the first virtual enterprise technology event Biztech2.0 Enterprise Tech Show held earlier this year in April, Biztech2.com has successfully delivered another landmark event—the Cisco Collaboration Virtual Summit 2009, where Cisco Systems launched their latest collaboration initiatives in India through a unique merger of simultaneous online and on-ground events through Biztech2.com.
The on-ground events were held in Delhi on December 8, Bangalore on December 9 and are scheduled to be held in Mumbai tomorrow i.e. December 11. Proceedings of the on-ground events were streamed LIVE on Biztech2.com’s cutting-edge virtual event platform so that CIOs, IT Leaders, IT Managers and the academic community throughout India could watch global thought and business leaders reveal the very latest trends in enterprise collaboration solutions. These included Shalini Verma from IDC Research Asia Pacific, Kara Wilson, VP-Marketing, Collaboration, Cisco Systems and Benny Lee, Managing Director, Unified Communications & Collaboration, APAC, Cisco Systems.
According to a recent survey by Forrester Research, seven out of 10 firms are now investing in enterprise collaboration solutions. That’s because businesses today are focused on improving interactions: the exchange of ideas and information between team members, customers, and partners is imperative. This is the future of work and the next frontier in productivity. According to McKinsey & Co, 'Raising the productivity of employees whose jobs can't be automated is the next great performance challenge—and the stakes are high. Companies that get it right will build complex, talent-based competitive advantages that competitors won't be able to duplicate easily—if at all.'
It is clear, therefore, that collaboration is now business-critical. CIOs are also very interested in the unique benefits of social networking but want these tools to be both timely and integrated into their actual business processes. Collaboration 2.0 ensures that CIOs can leverage all these technology-enablers for their organisations and reduce cost at the same time.
Surya Mantha, CEO, Web18, said, "We are pleased to have partnered with an industry leader like Cisco and this successful combination of virtual and on-ground events underscores our commitment to deliver the very best both to our valued CIO and IT Manager audiences, and our industry partners such as Cisco, so that India Inc can leverage the latest in enterprise technology at a time when using the right technology, and using it well, is critical to business success."
Ivor Soans, Managing Editor, Enterprise Technology, Network18, said, "Our next-gen virtual event platform and industry-leader position in Web video enabled us to create a unique, unmatched experience for CIOs, which included a virtual platform as well as on-ground physical events, so that CIOs and IT Managers from across India could learn more on how they can leverage Collaboration 2.0, which builds on earlier text- and voice-centric collaboration to include voice, video and context. The live video streaming leveraged our cutting-edge video technology and the end result was flawless and smooth even on systems using data cards to access the Net."
Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:21:58 IST