Video and A/V 2021: From Video to Virtual/Augmented Reality


Ira Weinstein (Managing Partner, Recon Research, Inc.)


Andy Payne (Sr. Director - Cisco Cloud Collaboration - Emerging Products, Cisco)

Joan Vandermate (Head of Marketing, Logitech)

Sandhya Rao (Principal Product Manager, Microsoft)

Ami Barzelay (Technical Business Development Manager, Vidyo)

Location: Sun A

Date: Monday, March 12

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

Pass type: Entire Event - Get your pass now!

Track: Communications & Collaboration 2021

Vault Recording: TBD

The video space is changing rapidly—find out how to plan for the new technologies and work styles that will drive the change.

Next-gen work environments. Telecommuting. Remote workers. Dynamic and distributed work teams. Open work spaces. These are just a few of the trends and opportunities many enterprises are dealing with. And notably, each of these concepts depends heavily on a company’s A/V and videoconferencing estate for success. So what will the A/V and video world look like in 2021 and beyond?

Will meeting rooms go the way of the dinosaur? If not, what will those rooms look like? What devices (if any) will remain, and how will they be purchased, deployed, used, and managed? Will virtual reality/augmented reality take the place of large shared displays? Will ideation (a.k.a. advanced collaboration, teaming, etc.) take over as the next wave in collaboration? Will artificial intelligence bring new ease of use and accessibility?

And last, but certainly not least, how will your organization and network handle the future A/V-video conferencing environment?

This session will provide information, insight, and informed projections about the future of the enterprise videoconferencing, conferencing, and A/V environment. You’ll come away with a clear idea of what questions, topics, and plans you should pursue as you plot the next three years for your video and A/V estate.

* Will your organization have more or fewer meeting rooms in the future?
* What technology will be in your A/V rooms of the future, and who will install and manage the technology?
* Will videoconferencing play a more or less important role in 2021 and beyond?
* What new functions and activities will your users need and expect to maximize productivity and effectively compete?
* How will services empower the communication environment? Will there still be a place for on-premises technology?
* What can/should IT and network managers do to prepare for the next-gen video and A/V estate? Can one even prepare for what’s coming?
* What new technologies will permeate the meeting room--and how will they change (and hopefully improve) the impact and effectiveness of user meetings?