It has been done through the IBM Virtual Event Center. That event was truly global. Polycom saw visitors from 27 different countries.
The format of this event was:
- One keynote including video, Erik Brynjolfsson, and awesome demos from Luis Benitez and Suzanne Livingston.
- Three breakouts :
- What's new in SmartCloud?
- What's new in Sametime?
- Deployment Models
- 10 virtual booths of which one from Polycom. All the IBM Polycom team was on the booth to answer to all questions/comments.
So, what do I have learnt from that event?
IBM Sametime 9 (eGA: Sep 20) will include:
- Next-gen media framework with scalable media bridge and codecs (H264SVC), continuous -presence video and built-in integration with HW endpoints for meetings and IM.
- Mobile IM and meetings client improvements including audio, video and mobile APIs
- Enhanced integration with IBM Connection
- Smarter Meetings, a new user experience with OneUI
|New, streamlined Sametime Experience|
|Mobile with Video|
|Codec details on IBM S9|
IBM Sametime 9 and the seamless integration with Polycom portfolio will be available in all Polycom Experience Center worldwide, soon.
Come and experience it LIVE!!!
1/ What's new in IBM Sametime 9
Join Marlon Machado on September 19 to learn about IBM Sametime 9's cutting-edge conferencing and communications capabilities that leverage your existing IT and infrastructure, mobile devices, and applications. -> link
2/ IBM Sametime 9 video functionality: Come see the excitement around continuous presence
Attend this free webcast on October 2 to get the lowdown on how IBM Sametime 9 allows for continuous video without the use of third-party technology and its parity with Microsoft Lync 2013 with David Price (Meridian IT) and Peter Lurie (Polycom). -> link
P.S: Big thanks to John Delpizzo, Luis Benitez, Suzanne Livingston, Julie Reed, Marlon Machado and Marc Pagnier... GOOD JOB!!!