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VCI-Group Announces First Interoperability Conference, VC DireXions Summit, at IT Expo

November 1, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

The VCI-Group, the voice of collaboration users around the world, announced today the first annual VC DireXions Summit to be held at the�IT Expo Conference�in Miami, January 28th through the 31st at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

"The VC DireXions Summit is the first event of its kind that will enable end-user customers to actually take control of the collaboration industry, set the course for interoperability and define the future of Visual Collaboration, said Karl Dahlin, Director of Strategic Relationships for VCI-Group. "The Summit brings together the leading users of video/web conferencing and collaboration from Fortune 500 powerhouses to up and coming SMB players, all wanting to leverage the power of visual collaboration to innovate, reduce costs and gain competitive advantage. But they all face a common challenge in their quest to implement game changing strategies; how to get all the visual collaboration vendors to cooperate and make their various technologies work together in the same way our telephony solutions have done for over a century."

The VC DireXions Summit invites end-user customers of visual collaboration to each present their TOP 2 issues with interoperability and application integration, along with the expected benefits for their company and the industry. The top 100 issues as determined by a VCI-Group panel are selected for presentation at the VC DireXions Summit where they are then recorded and made available for viewing on-line.

The VC DireXions Summit will also feature a forum for the leading manufacturers and service providers such as Polycom, Cisco, Microsoft, LifeSize, Vidyo, Blue Jeans Networks and others to present their interoperability plans for their future products and services.

Additionally, VCI-Group, in concert with Compass Business Solutions, will provide two collaboration and videoconferencing certification classes at the VC DireXions Summit. VCI-Group, through Compass Business Solutions, will provide training and certifications in Interoperability and Introduction to Collaboration and Videoconferencing.

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.

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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