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14 Must-Attend Webex Teams & Collaboration Sessions at Cisco Live 2018

Community June 7, 2018

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14 Must-Attend Webex Teams & Collaboration Sessions at Cisco Live 2018

It’s our first Cisco Live!!!

All of us at Mio are diligently putting together our conference schedules, and wanted to share our must-attend favorite sessions.

Being a chat interoperability solution for Cisco Webex Teams, we’re closely following Webex Teams sessions and other demos involving real-time chat collaboration tools. Topics this year range from improving virtual meeting workflows to simplifying and unifying your entire unified communication suite. 💬 ✨

Cisco Live! Daily Line Up

Click on any day to jump to the top sessions:

Monday, June 11th

Demystifying Cisco Webex Teams to easy consumable chunks that meet my business objectives
8:00 am | W208B | Miroslav Polakovic, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco
This session will show how Cisco Webex Teams provides a powerful workflow to help teams work together intuitively toward their common goals. New capabilities like AR and VR will be covered, as well as the latest information on user experience, ease of meeting scheduling, and integration with room endpoints.

Simplify the management of your Enterprise Communications platform 12:25 pm | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Bruno Guirardel, Head of Product Management, Kurmi Software
Learn how to simplify provisioning and to automate your UC & CC operations. Kurmi’s software lets you reduce your UC management processes, secure your MACD, minimize the risk of errors, improve your end-user satisfaction, and save costs.

Adoption for Cisco WebEx = Winning*
1:30 pm | World of Solutions: Campus Arena | Don Barker, Enterprise Collaboration Consultant, CDW
This session will review Cisco Webex adoption goals, the role of analytics, end-user training, help desk preparation for sustainment, and ongoing adoption inspection.
* Encore presentation on Wednesday 6/13 at 4pm

Easiest way to create and join virtual video meetings, ever!
3:45 pm | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Vemun Waksvik, Marketing Director, Synergy Sky
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could schedule video meetings just like any other meeting and start it on-time? Learn how Synergy Sky helps organizations with mixed meeting environments, internal and external communications, as well as homogeneous organizations who want to communicate with externals with unknown video solutions. Sounds like a bit like Mio, but for video meetings!

⭐️ Enterprise Messaging Interoperability: Keeping Peace When One Team Won’t Give Up Slack
4:10 pm | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Tom Hadfield, CEO, Mio That’s right- Mio has a session you can attend too! If your organization uses both Slack and Webex Teams, you’re not alone. More than half of enterprises today use at least two messaging apps for internal communication, leading to inefficient workflows, less cross-team collaboration, and security & compliance risks. This session will cover IT considerations for the rapidly changing landscape of real-time messaging, and how to allow multiple messaging apps to co-exist peacefully inside your organization.

Collaboration Reimagined
4:30 pm | Innovation Showcase | Jonathan Rosenberg, VP CTO, Cisco
From redefining SaaS Security and what it means to deploy Hybrid to embedding AI into video endpoints- Jonathan Rosenberg will describe the innovation behind Cisco Webex’s new collaboration experience. Definitely not one to miss!

Tuesday, June 12th

The Importance of Team Collaboration Analytics
1:15 pm | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Rito Salomone, President, Resource Software International Ltd
Diving into team collaboration is only effective if stakeholders embrace the new technology, otherwise there is even greater frustration from navigating between multiple applications. Rito Salomone will outline the importance of tools to measure and monitor adoption of Cisco Webex Teams over time, which will ensure a smooth digital transformation and improved collaboration.

Enabling External Collaboration and Federation with Expressway
1:30 pm | Room W221AB | Kevin Roarty, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco Cisco Expressway has strong roots in providing open video federation, connecting enterprise networks to one another or to cloud services. This role now extends to include support for standards-based Instant Messaging and Presence federation, APNS forward proxy support, CMS WebRTC, and more. Participants will receive the latest design guidance including deployment options, limitations, best practices, required software versions, and security considerations.

Extending Cisco Collab Solutions through Hybrid Deployments and Messaging*
3:45 pm | World of Solutions: Campus Solutions Theater | Pete Neal, Sr. Solutions Engineer, IntelePeer
Learn more about leveraging cloud voice for Cisco Collaboration Solutions and watch a quick demo of IntelePeer’s Atmosphere Messaging, making its debut at Cisco Live. This enables you to send and receive SMS messages from Webex Teams. Cool stuff!
*Encore presentation on Wednesday 6/13 at 3pm

Wednesday, June 13th

Simplifying Cisco Unified Communications
11:10 am | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Tom Bamert, CTO, Akkadian Labs
All too often, organizations are unable to fully leverage their investments in Cisco Unified Communications due to operational complexities. This session will demonstrate how to simplify your Cisco UC environment using automation from Akkadian Labs.

Revolutionize Scheduling Meetings via Stack8’s Automated Intelligent Booking System & Webex Teams
12:25 | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Stack8 Team
See how you can solve the problem of booking meeting rooms via an automated intelligent booking system, all via development with Webex Teams, Proximity, Exchange & Graph. This session will demonstrate how your organization can book rooms on demand, free up unused rooms and even have coffee and tea delivered all within a few seconds. Clever stuff, Stack8!

Deploying WebEx in Enterprise Networks
1:30 pm | W311E | Joe Tansey, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco
This session will cover best practices for deploying WebEx in Enterprise Networks. Focus areas will include: mass deployment best practices, HTTPS Proxy/Firewall, and Network Port guidance for optimal experiences. User management/identity, SSO best practices, and Webex Security updates will also be covered.

Extending Cisco Collab Solutions through Hybrid Deployments and Messaging
3:00 pm | World of Solutions: Campus Solutions Theater | Pete Neal, Sr. Solutions Engineer, IntelePeer
Learn more about leveraging cloud voice for Cisco Collaboration Solutions and watch a quick demo of IntelePeer’s Atmosphere Messaging, making its debut at Cisco Live. This enables you to send and receive SMS messages from Webex Teams. Cool stuff!

Adoption for Cisco WebEx = Winning
4pm | World of Solutions: Campus Solutions Arena | Don Barker, Enterprise Collaboration Consultant, CDW
This session will review Cisco Webex best practices for enabling the best user experience as well as how to establish adoption goals, the role of analytics, marketing and communications plan, end-user training, help desk preparation for sustainment, and ongoing adoption inspection.

Thursday, June 14th

Inside Cisco IT: Evolving Collaboration — Moving from the past, to the future
08:30 -10:00 am | W108B | Tony DeGruy, Mobility & Collaboration Service Lead , Cisco Systems; Matt Scharffenberg, IT Architect, Cisco Systems
Come learn about Cisco’s internal journey into Collaboration solutions, such as Webex Calling, Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, Webex Hybrid Services, Webex enabled endpoints, etc. Great overview!

6 easy steps to Collaboration Nirvana!
11:35 am | World of Solutions: Collaboration Village | Keyur Shah, Global Lead, UCaaS Product Marketing, Tata Communications
Many organizations struggle in successfully implementing a collaboration solution. Leave Cisco Live with 6 easy steps to achieve what Tata Group defines as “collaboration nirvana.”

Oh, and one last thing

Be sure to stop by the Collaboration Village and say hello to the Mio team for some fun swag. We’ll be showcasing live demos of our Slack <> Webex Teams integration. You could even win a Star Wars droid!

👋 See you in Orlando!


PS — If you’re not going to Cisco Live, or didn’t get a chance to meet us, go here to schedule a personal demo. We’d love get your company’s Slack and Webex Teams users chatting together at last. Learn more at Mio.

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