The IMCCA has announced the first three of a growing series of events to support the collaborative conferencing industry as people embrace working from home during the current pandemic. Webcasts will highlight the Unified Conferencing and Collaboration (UCC) industry’s response to the crisis, the industry topics that would have been discussed at recently postponed conferences and a virtual global meal experience to support the thousands of people now forced to work from home.
Analysts and experts scheduled to appear on the webcasts include Omdia’s Tim Banting, Frost & Sullivan’s Roopam Jain, Kelcor’s Brent Kelly, IT influencer Evan Kirstel, Nemertes Research’s Irwin Lazar, LetsDoVideo’s David Maldow, Shen Milsom & Wilke’s Mark Peterson, Comfusion’s Blair Pleasant and more. David Danto, Poly’s Director of Strategy and Research, The IMCCA’s Director of Emerging Technology and IT/AV Report Editor, will host the sessions.
The webcasts will be recorded and posted to The IMCCA website’s video section at www.imcca.org/imcaa-tv. They will be available shortly after recording on March 17 and March 19 at approximately 3 p.m. EDT. In addition, The IMCCA, with the help of the Zoom Video team, will be hosting a live webinar on March 18 at 12 p.m. EDT to provide support and camaraderie to all those that have been forced to work remotely. Described as a “virtual brown-bag meal to support and celebrate each other as we work from home,” the event is designed to bring
together anyone interested in feeling less alone during the current conditions. It will begin as a webcast with a handful of panelists, but then, during the 90-minute duration, everyone who wishes to join and speak will be “promoted” to panelist one at a time so they can take part in the discussion. Register for this webcast here.
These three events are only the first of many the IMCCA has planned to support the public during the current crisis. Danto explained that, if the virtual meal is deemed a success, The IMCCA will do it weekly and extend the opportunity to other video platforms to provide and showcase their services. Additionally, a number of after-work events are also planned, with the first likely being a Virtual Comedy Club, bringing together stand-up comics whose gigs have been canceled.