In collaboration with the Galata ‘ON AIR’ group
Since 2013, Galata has impressed our Cisco staff in India. We rent a corridor and carry out dances, sing songs, play devices, act out skits, arrange a style present, and luxuriate in some stand-up comedy at this annual cultural occasion. It’s a time of coming collectively, and assembly our colleagues and mates in individual. Native leaders take part within the style present. Staff increase their confidence by performing and taking part within the occasion. We really feel energized! Our staff eagerly sit up for this occasion yearly. In 2020, Galata was cancelled, however 2021 was a 12 months of recent beginnings.
For the primary time, our group equipped for Galata just about – however not only for our India staff – for all Cisco IT staff too. The theme was, “Yatra all over the world.” Contemplating now we have been away from our workplaces and would like to journey, we determined to take the Cisco IT group on a digital journey to a jovial and festive land, the place we fashioned new connections on this time of disconnection. And we did all of it in simply 3 clicks.
Get together collectively, however just about
Delivering such a vibrant and full of life expertise to all people’s doorstep isn’t any simple feat. Given the widespread footprint of our viewers, we wished everybody to have the identical feeling of pleasure that we felt. A few of the challenges that our ’ON-AIR’ group overcame have been:
- A number of Areas: Workplaces and Houses Across the World
- A number of Endpoints: Webex Room Gadgets, Laptops and Mobiles
- Content material Sort: Stay, Share, Stream, and Interact
- Viewers Engagement: Leisure and Retention
Making it occur in 3 clicks
Our main purpose was to have a seamless transition when switching amongst stay streams, taking part in recordings, sharing displays and internet hosting Slido quizzes. Utilizing Webex Room System and Webex Occasions, we have been capable of easily transition between recorded content material and stay content material.
Earlier than the occasion, our dancers choreographed and recorded their dances. Since every dancer was in a unique a part of India, we then merged their recordings collectively, capturing their motion and vivid colors of India in a single video collage. Our bands recorded their songs in studios. All displays have been saved to OneDrive and we used our Slido integration with Webex to get some viewers engagement. It sounds easy, however quite a lot of collaboration and planning was concerned to make sure every little thing was good. An enormous thanks to the groups throughout India who spent weeks making ready, planning, and curating an expertise we is not going to quickly overlook.
We used two laptops for video, displays, and Slido, and related these to our Webex Room system within the Bangalore workplace. With a purpose to share this expertise, we adopted 3 easy steps.
First, we joined the Webex Occasion from the Webex Room System. Then, we previewed the content material we wished to share, whether or not it was a presentation, stay stream, recording or Slido ballot. We used the ‘Share in Name’ possibility from our room system and selected both HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 to swap between the inputs of our two laptops.
The Galata Vibe
Viewers engagement was crucial provided that we have been digital. We created buzz across the occasion by means of Webex. We created an area to share teasers and behind the scenes clips to get the joy going.
Our host, Vivek V, simply needed to say, “Being digital, your cheer can’t be heard. Present your love and blow up the occasion window utilizing Webex Reactions and Chat!” And from that second, Webex Reactions lit up on display screen giving us the vibes of a roaring viewers just about. Immediately, we had natural interactions occurring between the viewers and the occasion hosts.
We have been so thrilled to share Galata with Cisco IT colleagues and their households internationally. We actually missed being in individual, however this expertise was the subsequent smartest thing and now we have so many great reminiscences from the occasion. Should you ever must simplify an occasion like this, it’s so simple as 3-clicks with Webex. We are able to’t anticipate the subsequent Galata.