Join the Crew Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and new member Jared Huet as they kick off the new year welcoming their guests:

Derek Pando – Product Marketer and International Growth at Zoom

Tammy Jackson – Vice President Marketing & Communications at Sonic Foundry (on call-in)

Derek and Jared in-podcast

Tammy Jackson headshot

Tammy Jackson

After a brief 2017 shows interlude (and some of the usual banter – including re-announcing the Holiday Show prize winners), Corey, after talking about some industry news (including the Netrix acquisition of Synergy CT), begins discussion with Tammy about Sonic Foundry Mediasite – the platform and trends including active classroom/active learning in higher ed, a recent conversation about Wainhouse Research and adoption of video streaming in the healthcare industry, and higher ed lecture capture and video management use case. Tammy also adds her view in terms of trends in video including UC&C for 2018.

Corey, a Zoom videoconference user and podcaster for several years now, then begins discussion with Derek talking about Zoom, the leading videoconferencing platform, and also talks about CEO Eric Yuan and his customer happiness approach. Derek talks about the new partnership with OpenExchange and Zoom’s accelerated growth including opening new global offices. Jared, whose company Curago Technologies in Dublin, Ireland is a Zoom reseller and integrator, then talks to Derek about Zoom user growth as well as Zoom Rooms and the great benefit of the ease of use. He also talks about Zoom Rooms, iPads, and Zoom comparison to using Skype for Business. Corey then discusses Zoom partnerships with Derek, and Jared talks about some features as well as integrator recurring revenue.

Katye then gives her thoughts about Zoom as a user along with being Corey’s podcast partner since Jan. 2016 using Zoom as the platform. Derek wrote a blog about Zoom and podcasting and Corey and Katye discuss this with him. He talks about some of the podcast shows that use Zoom as well as finding out about some of the equipment that they use.

The show then turns to trends discussion in videoconferencing and collaboration, including mention of certain products in terms of touch displays, software, cloud and even Alexa for Business. And AI. And robots. Katye likes it.

So here we go – sit back, plug in, welcome in 2018 with us and get ready to live…

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