Microsoft and Cisco Come Together to Talk Advancing the Hybrid Workplace at InfoComm 2023

InfoComm 2023 Takes Place June 10-16 in Orlando, Florida 

FAIRFAX, Va., May 23, 2023 — Microsoft and Cisco will join InfoComm 2023 to discuss advancing the hybrid workplace through the latest collaboration technology. This session adds to the wide-ranging program focused on conferencing and collaboration at InfoComm, which includes more than 40 education sessions, leading solution providers across the trade show floor featuring expert-led tours, and much more.

On Wednesday, June 14, Chris Barwick, Vice President of Collaboration Strategy and GTM at Cisco, and Ilya Bukshteyn, Vice President of Microsoft Teams Calling and Devices at Microsoft, will discuss how their companies are advancing the hybrid workplace, from streamlining the in-person experience with hardware and software interoperability, to integrating AI-powered collaboration tools for intelligent videoconferencing and ensuring meeting equity for all participants.

“Corporate offices have stepped into an era of bold, new hybrid possibilities,” says Annette Sandler, Director, Live Content, U.S./Canada, AVIXA, producer of InfoComm. “Corporate employees transformed the way they worked during the pandemic by embracing collaboration technology solutions that enabled productivity and flexibility. Reverting to old work methods is not a successful strategy for a workforce that has evolved. This session led by Microsoft and Cisco and the extensive conferencing and collaboration program at InfoComm will help attendees envision the future of their workplaces, creating a pathway for growth and success.”

The session “Real Estate, Human Resources, and IT: The New Stakeholders for Collaboration Technology” will examine how the increased focus on employee experience and retention has welcomed human resources as an equal partner in implementing workplace strategies. On Tuesday, June 13, join Daniel Root of Root of Collaboration, Kevin Case of A.Visual, and Heather Stonebraker of Dow Jones & Co. for a discussion on requirements, goals, and concerns from all three perspectives for implementing a successful hybrid work strategy. 

On Wednesday, June 14, the session “Building the Multi-Meeting App Conference Room” will dig into the missing pieces of conference room design and what employees truly need from these spaces. Attendees will learn about options for best enabling multi-app meeting spaces and how AV leaders can engineer high-quality user experiences, no matter the app. Speakers include Irwin Lazar of Metrigy, Malissa Dillman of Zoom, Mathew Slack from Microsoft, and Stephen Vobbe of Cisco.  

Also on Wednesday, June 14, “Creating Flexible Meeting and Conferencing Spaces” will take a deep dive into all aspects of developing multi-use office spaces. Attendees will discover all the possibilities available to them, from furniture design to AV technology, for designing flexible collaboration rooms. Speakers are Linda Gedemer of AlfaTech, John Bailey of AVI-SPL, Cathy Richards-Ingram of Avalara, and Dave Bryant of One Workplace. 

For the full schedule of conferencing and collaboration sessions, visit  

In addition, InfoComm will host two expert-led show floor tours focused on conferencing and collaboration. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15, attendees can walk the floor to learn about the latest developments in collaboration tools, including groundbreaking products and innovative trends for designing conferencing spaces. 

Also, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, June 15, there will be a trend forecasting presentation on the Technology Innovation Stage about the future of conferencing and collaboration. What will offices and multi-use spaces look like in 5, 10, or 20 years? Join this presentation to find out.

Attendees can start planning their InfoComm experience today by checking out the more than 240 exhibitors in the conferencing and collaboration pavilion, including Shure Incorporated, Q-SYS, and Logitech. 

To register for InfoComm 2023, visit

InfoComm 2023 is sponsored by Strategic Partners Blackmagic Design and Creston and Supporting Partner Shure Incorporated. 

For ongoing conversations and news about InfoComm 2023, visit the InfoComm room on AVIXA Xchange, a unique community for the AV industry designed to connect thought leaders, industry-leading solution providers, and innovative manufacturers with AV solution seekers. 

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