The Lang and O’Leary Exchange Utilizes Cisco TelePresence

TelePresence (TP) is truly an experience that should be seen in order to be fully appreciated. The Cisco technology is an absolutely amazing collaboration tool and I can only describe the experience of TP as the closest thing to being there – in the same room having a face-to-face conversation with someone. We at Cisco use the technology every single day of our working lives and it is allowing us to collaborate in ways we could not have imagined, in addition to achieving massive savings in time and travel expense.

TP is appearing everywhere and is being used by governments, healthcare, education and businesses of all types. But seeing is believing. You can do that by checking out the Lang and O’Leary Exchange television program – a no-holds-barred discussion on business – seen regularly on the CBC. TP is being used to keep the lively discussion between Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary even when Kevin is in his office in Montreal. Check out the video I recorded on the use of TelePresence by the Lang and O’Leary Exchange.

About Nitin Kawale

Nitin Kawale is President of Cisco Canada, responsible for all aspects of its operations including sales, marketing, finance, distribution, and services. Cisco Canada employs more than 1400 people and is the third-largest operation for Cisco worldwide. The Canadian operation is also a proving ground for many of the company’s most advanced and innovative technologies. Kawale has been an integral part of Cisco since 1995 and has served in a number of key local and international roles. Kawale is a prominently featured keynote speaker and panelist at many leading IT industry and business events. He serves on the board of directors for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. In 2011, Kawale was named Corporate Executive of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, and in 2012 he was named to the Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council, created by Premier Dalton McGuinty to promote innovation, productivity, and business development throughout the province. Kawale holds a bachelor of applied sciences degree in engineering science from the University of Toronto. Nitin Kawale, président de Cisco Canada, est responsable de tous les aspects des activités locales, dont celles liées à la vente, la mercatique, la finance, la distribution et le service. Cisco Canada emploie plus de 1 400 personnes. La compagnie canadienne est la troisième entreprise Cisco en importance à l'échelle mondiale. L'entreprise canadienne sert aussi de terrain d'essai pour un grand nombre des technologies les plus avancées et novatrices de la société. M. Kawale, qui fait partie intégrante de Cisco depuis 1995 a joué plusieurs rôles clés tant locaux qu'internationaux. M. Kawale est conférencier et panéliste d'honneur dans le cadre de nombreux événements de premier plan en rapport avec l'industrie des TI et les affaires. M. Kawale siège en tant que président du conseil d'administration de la fondation du Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital de Toronto. Il est aussi membre du Conseil canadien des chefs d’entreprise. En 2011, M. Kawale a été nommé chef d'entreprise de l'année par la chambre de commerce indo-canadienne et en 2012, il a commencé à siéger au Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council, qu'a créé Dalton McGuinty, premier ministre de l'Ontario, afin de promouvoir l'innovation, la productivité et le développement des entreprises dans la province. M. Kawale détient un baccalauréat ès sciences appliquées en génie de la University of Toronto.
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2 Responses to The Lang and O’Leary Exchange Utilizes Cisco TelePresence

  1. I wish I could say that’s surprising, but it really is EVERYWHERE. It’s a great product, nice customization options, and simple enough for the non-techie end users to use.

    Since there’s an Apple IOS app for CUCM (Cisco Moble), I’m just waiting for a TP app to show up for iPhones/iPads and Android devices to make it the de facto standard for online video communication. Right now it seems muddied with various companies having their own standard, Cisco could really capitalize from releasing for multiple platforms.

  2. Nitin Kawale says:

    Definitely a good idea, Justin. There are lots of connected devices and even more video and communications applications. We’re still somewhat early in the TelePresence game, but innovation is moving rapidly and TP will soon touch all of our lives. Standardization will emerge as things continue to evolve. Rest assured that Cisco will play a big part of TP’s future.

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