Friday, January 4, 2013

VCI-Group Readies for 2013.

The VCI-Group, the largest independent group of videoconferencing and visual communications users is conducting an online election of members to be added to the Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 two-year term. The Board is also recommending a change to the Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) Bylaws. 
As we all say goodbye to 2012, VCI-Group says goodbye to the current Leadership team who has been serving the organization for the last two years. Leaving us this year is Stephen Demmings President, Indika McCambell Vice President, and Craig Ernst Secretary. “These three individuals have been leaders in our industry, and VCI-Group leaders for many years. We all wish them well and thank them for their many years of service to this important non-profit group.” says Toni Alonso, VCI-Group Director. A slate has now been sent out to the membership to elect the new board, and a new Leadership Team to guide the group for the next two years. Along with the board election, two changes to the current Bylaws have been put forth to the membership.  Members have until 5:00PM Pacific Time December 10th to cast their vote. Results will be announced later that month.

With 2013 on the horizon, VCI-Group will continue moving forward and adapting to its constituents needs.  Toni Alonso, VCI-Group Director stated “The industry has stated that there is a need for an End User organization and the Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) will be positioning themselves in the New Year to be that organization for both End Users, Manufacturers, CSPs and Vendors. She goes on to say, “In 2013 you will see a transformation and a revitalization of the organization through a few programs which we have begun to implement.  The first is the development of the “Circle of Leadership” this program is offered to Alliance/Vendor Members and will provide you with in-depth information as to what these vendors are doing and how it will be relevant in your environment.  We will be offering more VCIG LIVE!; Educational sessions that you will not want to miss. More than ever our industry is transforming and you need to be educated and involved so that you can continue to offer your clients the best collaboration and conferencing technology and services available.” The election process, along with the Bylaw changes, will be the beginning of a two-year cycle that will start on January 1st 2013.

The VCI-Group is the knowledge-sharing community that influences the Visual Communications Industry and is a community comprised of 500+ end-users and vendors focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, Unified Communications and/or collaboration technology. Membership consists of individuals from organizations that make visual communications purchasing decisions or recommendations and create implementation strategies, and/or support the technology.
VCI-Group focuses on facilitating educational and peer networking in the conferencing and collaboration industry. In addition to providing access to education, training, learning programs and “hot-off-the-press” news and information, VCI-Group’s driving force is to keep the membership very well informed and connected to their network of member professionals.
The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to working to influence the development of Industry-based standards for multimedia collaboration technologies and applications, to improve industry products and services, and to facilitate the exchange of information among its members.  For more information on becoming a member, or the Bylaw changes please visit:

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