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BCS Global's Clive Sawkins to represent world's largest video producers as new OVCC board president

January 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options


LONDON, UK - (January 2015) - Clive Sawkins, CEO of BCS Global Networks, Inc, has been elected president of the board of OVCC (Open Visual Communications Consortium), With members from the world's largest video providers, OVCC helps leading companies in the industry collaborate in the development of a global, standards-based visual communication network supported across multiple carriers and equipment providers.

With extensive knowledge in technology and corporate strategy, Sawkins is recognized as an industry leader in unified communications, video networks, collaboration and digital media.

"I am honored to represent OVCC as its president," said Sawkins, who has served on the board of OVCC since 2011. "I look forward to working with our partners to continue to create expansive visual and collaborative communication opportunities to deliver video as the new voice."

Last month, Sawkins led the merger of London-based BCS Global, a cloud-based video and collaboration solutions provider, with Video Guidance, one of America's premier video conferencing companies. The new global enterprise links BCS Global's capabilities in Europe and Asia with Video Guidance's in North America. Video Guidance became a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS and retains the respected Video Guidance name and brand in the U.S.

Sawkins has also held senior management and leadership roles with Cisco, Avaya & Nortel and drove four new start-up technology units and turning them into multi-million dollar businesses. He was a finalist for Deloitte Fast Track 50; one Sunday Times Tech Track 100; and was a 2011 finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

About BCS Global Networks

BCS Global Networks ( is a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services. Privately held and headquartered in Berkshire, UK with offices in New York, Toronto, Shanghai and Hong Kong, BCS Global provides comprehensive managed video services and a 24x7 global live video and audio help-desk support to its customers across the globe. In 2013, BCS Global was one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK by Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in EMEA by Deloitte Technology Fast 500. For further information about BCS Global, contact Matthew Cole at [email protected] or +44 (0)1753 705 400.

About OVCC

Open Visual Communications Consortium is a group of global video exchange providers, network providers and equipment manufacturers that have united to expand video communications and simplify video calls. OVCC members will create multi-vendor, multi-network specifications offering a technical blueprint and business model to support the full spectrum of video systems, from immersive telepresence and room-based systems, to high definition and standard definition, and from desktop clients to mobile devices. Join the OVCC by visiting us at and subscribe to the OVCC interest list for updates and news on OVCC activities and opportunities.

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