Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December 2013 VCI-Group President’s Message

December 2013 VCI-Group President’s Message

As we enter the last month of 2013 it is a time to reflect on what we have accomplished and to consider what the New Year holds for us. 

Nearly every month this past year, my messages have focused on the changes that we have been making to the VCI-Group and what those changes mean for you.   We have completed many of our goals for 2013; but we know that we still have much to do and that is why there is a New Year.

We are bringing in 2014 with a “BANG” as we conduct our first VC-DireXions Summit http://vci-group.org/events/direxions.aspx.
.  For the first time, End Users like you will have the opportunity to present your business requirements related to interoperability to manufacturers, vendors and the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC),   and to explain what you need these companies to do for your organization to be more productive and successful.    Our lives, both personal and professional will continue to become more dependent on visual collaborative technology.  Through this technology, we will conduct business, be educated, receive our health care and interact for such things as shopping, cooking, etc.

The time is NOW for us to request that the technology we use for our organizations be as simple and intuitive as the iPad or the Surface.  If our children and grandchildren can use these technologies then why can’t our colleagues or Executives use our visual collaboration technology?

Each year brings new technology and changes to the industry – let 2014 be the year that YOU as a strategist, implementer, and supporter of visual technology help shape the changes in the industry.  We need your support and attendance at the VC DireXions Summit (January 28th – 31st in Miami Florida) to make this change happen.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and me, we wish you and your families a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
Toni Alonso
VCI-Group President

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