Videocall’s ICE (Intelligent Cloud Experience) platform has successfully added further functionality to continue the promise of delivering everyday enterprise functionality in to the cloud. Companies now have the option to add both live one to many streaming and have their meetings recorded from their personal multimedia rooms.
On Thursday 28th March as part of Digital Pride week, Videocall hosted the service with Fujitsu who held a global video conference as part of their participation in the first ever Digital Pride. The week of events, created by Gay Star News, provides a virtual celebration of LGBTQI Pride that engages people in locations where physical Pride events do not take place. The panellists at Fujitsu’s conference discussed the theme of Identity and Belonging in the context of global minority groups.
Martin York, Chair of Shine LGBT+ employee network at Fujitsu UK, who led the company’s participation in Digital Pride said “Videocall enabled us to live-stream the event to another location in London, allowing invited guests to watch the discussion as it was recorded. This was a really successful event and we look forward to exploring how we can use this solution for similar events in the future.”
Photo from left to Right: Dr Clive Rees (Fujitsu), Charlotte Crawley (Fujitsu), SIan Plummer (Fujitsu), Kate Russell (BBC), Martin York (Fujitsu), Ruth Hunt (Stonewall), Stephen Dixon (Sky), Charlee Lockhart (Fujitsu).
The event was watched via live-stream by 50 guests in London with many more expected to watch the recording of the event online at their leisure. Panellists joining on the day from the UK, Finland, India and Japan included Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, presenter of BBC Click, Kate Russell, and Nancy Ngou, People Advisory Services partner and Diversity & Inclusion thought leader at EY. Stephen Dixon from Sky News was the anchor on the day.
Managing Director of Videocall Rob Portwood said “This is yet another great milestone for the ICE platform. As a company we are working tirelessly to continue the evolution of this service and constantly offer our customers more.”
After the successful pilot, both the streaming and recording features are now available to everyone using the ICE platform. Over the past six months ICE has continually launched improvements including ICE connect, allowing for single click-to-join for people using Microsoft Skype for Business.
“It is fantastic to be able to have a company such as Fujitsu be the first to use this new functionality, and in such a great way,” continued Portwood. “Video conferencing has been built off the back of connecting everyone, everywhere, and it has been great to support Digital Pride in increasing awareness of global inclusion for minority groups.”