Cisco announces wave of Webex innovation at WebexOne

WebexOne kicked off this week and the event saw Cisco announce a wave of Webex innovation to help organizations. These innovations aim to help organizations not only collaborate seamlessly but also transform their employee and customer experiences. WebexOne, which kicked off on Wednesday and concludes today, is Cisco’s premier digital collaboration conference that brings together thought leaders, customers and partners to discuss the future of work.

Webex is said to have a rich history of helping employees innovate and remain productive wherever they are, something that applies perfectly during this time. In fact since the pandemic, Webex has continued to help businesses thrive and been an integral platform for governments while continuing to lead remotely, doctors to meet with patients safely, and educators to teach students at a distance.

The announcement of the latest innovations come as companies across the world are preparing for ‘hybrid’ future of work. ‘Cisco has set out a clear vision of how technology can help customers realize that future today and create a more inclusive world for all’. The innovations announced include: 

  • Noise cancellation and speech enhancement: No more loud typing or rustling papers. Webex automatically detects and suppresses common noises, so you can concentrate.   
  • Transcriptions and closed captioning: Remove the need for extensive note-taking. Transcripts are searchable, so team members who miss a meeting can quickly catch up. 
  • Highlights and action items: Webex Assistantwill create these on verbal command.
  • Enhanced video layouts: You can change your video layout with a simple slider control. 
  • Webex Huddle:  Quickly call specific team members into a spontaneous meeting with a single click. No scheduling required.   

And coming soon… 

  • Real-time translation: As of February, localized, real-time transcription of the active speaker will be available in 10 languages. Each meeting attendee can choose the language they want, from the following list: English, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Dutch, and Japanese. 
  • Immersive sharing:  Share your presentation, video or application as a dynamic background with video overlayed. This is an industry first, coming in CY 2021. 
  • In-meeting gestures:  Like the presentation? Simply give a “thumbs up” with your hand and. Our AI translates motion into a thumbs up on the screen for all to see. This is an industry first, coming in CY 2021.  
  • Save and share meeting artifacts: Meeting artifacts and recordings are instantly saved within the Webex app. View recordings in the Webex task bar or within the content section of 1:1 and group spaces.  
  • Really big meetings: Webex Events session with up to 25,000 fully participating attendees will soon be available.  Even more—up to 100,000— people can attend using the new Webex Events native live streaming coming later this month. 

To find out more about the above and more, checkout the official statements released – Press Announcement and Blog.