Pepsico Deploys BT And Cisco Telepresence

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BT and Cisco have announced that PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, will be deploying Cisco TelePresence systems across PepsiCo’s major offices worldwide. The technology includes fully managed “concierge-level” services from BT, including intercompany capabilities that will help enable cross-company collaboration between PepsiCo and key distributors and retailers.

“This new collaboration strategy with BT and Cisco will reinvent the way we work,” said Robert Dixon, senior vice president and global chief information officer for PepsiCo. “Global virtual meeting collaboration will enable us to travel less, which will allow for greater productivity and a smaller environmental footprint. In this day and age, it’s simply a smarter way of going about our business.”

“We look forward to providing PepsiCo with an easy-to-use, reliable, cost-effective TelePresence experience,” said Michael Boustridge, president, BT Global Services Multi-National Corporations. “This game-changing technology provides live, face-to-face virtual interaction that allows people from different locations to come together and collaborate as if they were all seated in the same room. This contract builds on BT’s existing relationship with PepsiCo, which we look forward to expanding worldwide, leveraging BT’s global reach.”

“Cisco TelePresence is transforming the way more than 500 organizations worldwide run their business and collaborate with key partners, customers and suppliers,” said Cisco’s Charles Stucki, vice president, Cisco TelePresence Systems business unit. “The TelePresence experience has completely reenergized the collaboration industry and will continue to facilitate video innovation that enables companies like PepsiCo to lead the way into a new era of cross-company collaboration never before possible.”