Video Conferencing in the Cloud: The Real Story

Andrew Davis (Contributing Analyst, Recon Research)

Guillaume Vives (Chief Product Officer, BlueJeans)

Javed Kahn (Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Collaboration Technology, Cisco)

Joe Manuele (CEO, Highfive)

Michael Helmbrecht (Chief Operating Officer, Lifesize)

Tom-Erik Lia (Chief Commercial Officer, Pexip)

Wayne Driggers (Global Lead Technical Advisor, Zoom Video Communications)

Location: Sun B

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Track: Video Collaboration & AV

Technical Level: Medium

Session Type: Conference

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Medium

Owning and managing your own video conferencing environment is so … old school. Or is it? And the word on the street is that cloud solves everything. But does it? This “tell it like it is” session, led by a leading industry analyst, digs into the pros and cons of cloud-based video conferencing: Not just the sales pitches--the reality of what you gain (and what you might have to give up) if you go take the VC-as-a-Service plunge.

KEY QUESTIONS:
* Will we save money by shifting our video to the cloud?
* How secure are meetings hosted on a shared cloud server? Should I be concerned?
* If something goes wrong, who do my users call? Who does our support team call?
* If we use a cloud video service, do we have to abandon our other systems?
* Is there a hybrid story here? Can we shift to the cloud gradually?
* If cloud video is so great, why are so many large enterprises still using on-premises video?