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What's New in Videoconferencing: Technology and Market Trends, the Topic for April 18th VCIG-Live

April 11, 2013 | Telepresence Options

Minneapolis, Minnesota April 11, 2013

The Visual Communication Industry Group will host the next VCIG-Live event on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET. This session will review the new products, market trends and new service for 2013. "This is a session about what our members and videoconferencing and collaboration users everywhere should be watching for in 2013", said Todd Hughes, Vice President of the VCI-Group.�The VCIG Live! Session�is sponsored and hosted by: Cisco WebEx.

Howard Lichtman
Human Productivity Lab, Founder and President

Eric Krapf
UBM TechWeb, Editor

Ira Weinstein
Wainhouse Research, Sr. Analyst,Consultant, and Partner

JD Vaughn
Host - Former talk show host and industry veteran

VCIG Live! virtual sessions are designed to educate our community on a variety of topics related to visual communications strategy, operations, technology, and more. Some of our sessions are also geared toward topics of interest to our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for education, health care, and other. If you are currently not a member of VCI-Group you may qualify to become an Associate Member of VCI-Group, which is free for one year.

This session will help users discover what's hot and what's new in the visual communications and UC space. This session will also focus on current and expected industry trends related to key topics including hardware and software video endpoints, mobile video, and managed services. This session is produced by the VCI-Group Education Committee and will be a live videoconferencing interactive and streaming event. Registration is free to VCI-Group members and guests alike using the link above. The session will be recorded for future delivery as well.

The panelists for this session include, Howard Lichtman Human Productivity Lab Founder and President, Eric Krapf�UBM TechWeb Editor, Ira Weinstein Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst and Partner. Industry veteran JD Vaughn will moderate the session as the panel reviews market trends from analysts and recent product and service announcements from key industry vendors. "We will be exploring topics such as WebRTC, "said J D Vaughn, chairman of the VCI-Group Advisory Council. "Not just the impact of videoconferencing and real time communications using a web browser, but the impact of this development because we now have hundreds of millions of new users. We will explore cloud services, Unified Communications, and the impact of 1000% growth."

The VCI-Group is the knowledge-sharing community�that influences the Visual Communications Industry and is a community comprised of 550+ end-users and vendors focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, Unified Communications and/or collaboration technology. Membership consists of individuals from organizations that make visual communications purchasing decisions or recommendations and create implementation strategies, and/or support the technology.

VCI-Group focuses on facilitating educational and peer networking in the conferencing and collaboration industry. In addition to providing access to education, training, learning programs and "hot-off-the-press" news and information, VCI-Group's driving force is to keep the membership very well informed and connected to their network of member professionals. The monthly "VCI-G Live!" sessions are designed to help educate and prepare the membership.�

The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to working to influence the development of Industry-based standards for multimedia collaboration technologies and applications, to improve industry products and services, and to facilitate the exchange of information among its members.�

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