One of the most renowned and popular events, the TED 2016 conference, has started today in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For this special event that always draws hundreds of curious people to the event venue, Bluescape, a real-time collaboration solution provider, offers the audience a cool new way to interact with the event and the speakers.
Bluescape is a modern company from San Carlos, California, US, which was founded in 2012. They offer integrated solutions for virtual and augmented real-time collaboration and digital workspaces. The solution is highly intuitive, allows for touch-input and can be used on large displays and mobile endpoints via app. They focus on cloud based service offerings and it is unclear if they also offer on-prem deployments, which are prefered for high information security environments. Bluescape is a subsidiary of Haworth, Inc.
It's on @ TED2016! Check out Bluescape workspace for live content: https://t.co/SHfuH4RKbI pic.twitter.com/uBuNzbTV2U
— Bluescape (@bluescaper) February 15, 2016
Bluescape Collaboration Solution
The Bluescape solution let’s the event participants engage and interact with the event in a new way. The information is always available for them and they are able to add notes in the virtual collaboration workspaces. We’ve seen simple things like polling devices before but Bluescape gives a glimpse on how audience engagement could look like in near future. Try it out yourself with the public TED 2016 workspace.
Next to a well-positioned placement in the event business, Bluescape could also have a future in virtual teamworking, education sectors, design industry and software development. Virtual collaboration and disciplines of Enterprise 2.0 are nothing new but Bluescape seems to have established a nicely integrated solution that is fun and easy to use. You can leverage the communication enhancement of video conferencing together with elements of data visualization which can lead to a whole different level of working together and a work culture adaption like that will ultimately lead to the reduction of travel cost and increase productivity.
Collaboration Industry Players
The collaboration industry is booming. Communication needs to be value-adding, physical distance needs to be virtually bridged and data needs to be available for all, anytime and anywhere. Some solution providers in the niche fail to stay relevant, but there are also competitors to Bluescape such as Moxtra, mxHero, SharpCloud, Stormboard and SMART Technologies, who are more established, especially in the education sector. Many of these were also mentioned in the Gartner report Cool Vendors in Social Software and Collaboration from 2015.
“We are very excited to partner with TED at its 2016 conference, providing our visual collaborative workspace to support the annual meeting of luminaries in the fields of technology, entertainment, design, business and more,” … “Bluescape was created to help inspire creativity, collaboration and innovation across the enterprise – we are proud to support TED for its passion in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.”
– Scott Poulton, CEO of Bluescape
Bluescape is a visual collaborative workspace designed to elevate your work, making it easy for individuals and teams to create, collaborate, and innovate on different devices. Founded in 2012, Bluescape is a wholly owned subsidiary of Haworth. The company is located in San Carlos, California.
YouTube: Bluescape – Visual Collaborative Workspace (Product Demo / Corporate Video)
Source: PR Newswire
Photo credit: Bluescape