It’s 8:50 a.m. You have a crazy important meeting at 9am, and you’re running late because you hit every single red light on the way to the office. You’re the host; no one but you can open up the conference line. Your smartphone died (because you forgot to charge it after West World) and your slow computer will take forever to boot up. AND you forgot to forward the invite to the crankiest CMO in the world, whose punctuality is the stuff of legend.
It’s 8:59. After an interminably long elevator ride you sprint to the meeting room, enter and say “Alexa, tell conference manager to start my call.” The call starts. Seconds later, you remember your CMO and ask, “Alexa, please add the CMO to this meeting.” Knowing that the CMO has just received a text with the dial in (right on time!), you collapse into your seat as introductions begin.
Vonage is happy to announce that we just demonstrated this new technology—Vonage Conference Manager– at Amazon re:Invent. And, it’s only one of the many innovations we’re creating for the future of business communications. Our goal? To create new ways to communicate, to solve real problems, and to make lives just a little bit less frustrating (because there’s already too many red lights in life.)
It’s another cool evolvement of the Internet of Things, and it harnesses the power of the cloud (which is what we’re really, really, ridiculously good at).
Vonage Conference Manager is actually pretty simple. It works like this:
Right now, this technology is available in beta for individual Echo users with a Google calendar account. We’ll be rolling it out for more platforms and users very soon, so stay tuned!