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Zoom Looks Back on Enterprise Connect 2018
March 22, 2018 by Priscilla Barolo

The Zoom team had an amazing time at Enterprise Connect 2018! It was rewarding to connect with happy customers and meet with CIOs looking to build or overhaul their video communications stack. Here are a few standouts from the show:

Zoom’s Announcements and Presence

Surrounding Enterprise Connect, Zoom made two major product announcements:

  • Zoom Rooms Ecosystem and Integrator Programs: These two programs expand the reach and impact of Zoom Rooms. In the Ecosystem, numerous hardware providers are developing products or bundled hardware kits to enable greater capabilities in Zoom Rooms, enhancing the overall user experience and the ease of deployment and management. For example, check out Dell’s Zoom Rooms-optimized hardware. As for our certified global integrators, they plan, design, and deploy Zoom Rooms across enterprise customers’ locations often in concert with our own professional services team.
  • IBM Watson Workspace embeds Zoom: IBM has formed a partnership with Zoom to embed and resell Zoom as the video meeting component of IBM Watson Workspace plus.

At the Zoom booth, we showcased how Zoom and Zoom Rooms can be used in any space and for any use case including boardrooms, huddle rooms, executive offices, desktops, mobile devices, and workplace digital signage. Read in mildly-excruciating detail all about the various partner technology we showcased in our booth here! We also showed off some of our newest innovations such as our Amazon Alexa for Business integration and Zoom Rooms Digital Signage.

Speaking Sessions

In Delivering Collaboration transformation in the Modern Workplace, Zoom president David Berman and 21st Century Fox chief technology officer Paul Cheesbrough discussed current and upcoming innovations in the modern collaborative workplace. Paul shared his experiences in rolling out Zoom to 8,000 employees and how their culture and productivity changed when video usage went from 3% with their previous provider to 85% with Zoom.

In Presenting IBM Watson Workplace Plus-The intelligent Team Collaboration Solutions Powered by IBM Watson + Zoom, David Berman and Ann-Marie Darrough, director of offering management for Watson Workplace at IBM, announced our partnership and our shared vision for the future of team collaboration embedding artificial intelligence into workflows and enriching interactions.

Other Zoom speaking sessions included:

  • Evolving Workplace Communication  – featuring product manager Cynthia Lee
  • Voxbone Lunch & Learn: Best Practices for Disrupting Your Own Global Enterprise Communications – featuring head of product management Oded Gal
  • Bringing Alexa into your Conference Rooms with Zoom – featuring Cynthia Lee
  • Moving Video Conferencing to the Cloud – featuring product marketer Janelle Raney
  • Software-Based Video in the Meeting Room – featuring Oded Gal

Partner Announcements

Zoom didn’t go it alone at Enterprise Connect! Several key partners put out press releases surrounding the event detailing how we are working together:

  • AVer: Announced a camera/audio soundbar optimized for Zoom Rooms
  • Avocor: Announced a new integration with Zoom Rooms for Touch
  • DisplayTen: Announced an all-in-one white board developed for Zoom Rooms for touch, available Summer 2018
  • IBM: Announced that the are embedding and reselling Zoom in Watson Workspace Plus
  • Suirui: Announced an all-in-one conference room system for Zoom Rooms, available Summer 2018
  • TimeTrade: Announced an integration with Zoom that directly connects Zoom meeting scheduling with the Salesforce calendar
  • Polycom: Announced several partnerships for its Trio device, including Zoom Rooms, available Summer 2018

Ready to learn how these new innovations can help your enterprise? Sign up for a 1-on-1 demo with a Zoom product specialist today!

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