Conference Room Automation Helps You Connect With Silicon Valley Partners
According to a report by the Economic Innovation Group, the Los Angeles-Orange County region now leads the country in business startups. The area offers its own version of Silicon Valley, called Silicon Beach, at a much lower price than the Bay Area. A story by the Economist reports that entrepreneurs would have to raise around 40 percent more to run their business out of San Francisco.
While some of these companies have successfully poached potential partners with the promise of warmer weather and lower costs, others are relying on collaborative strategies to reach out to remote partners. Many L.A. startups are taking advantage of conference room automation systems to connect with Silicon Valley’s top investors and engineers.
How Video Conferencing is Central to Any Startup
Video conferencing technology offers a competitive advantage for startups by reducing the amount of time and money spent traveling. Even the smallest startups can see travel costs mount as they look to enhance employee communication, reach out to partners, or connect with potential investors. Travel also means a slower rollout for products and in the fast-paced, high-tech world that can mean falling behind your rival’s latest innovation.
By using video conferencing and other collaborative technology, you can maintain critical communications without having to travel. Reach out immediately to employees, partners, and potential investors with face-to-face video conferencing. Video calls let you create a more enduring connection than emails or phone calls through facial expressions and body language.
How to Optimize Your Conferencing Technology
Since conference room technology will play such a vital role in your business, it’s important to use your resources wisely. Enhance your meeting efficiency with a conference room automation system that lets you prepare the space in a matter of seconds and makes it easy for employees to schedule the room.
Below we highlight some typical uses for your conference room and how automation can prepare the space for each:
- Investor One-on-One: Close the shades and dim the lights except the one directly above the speaker. Keep any additional screens hidden from view, so they do not become a distraction during the meeting. Your office network is optimized to ensure your audio and video come through clearly during the call.
- Collaborative Meeting: Open the shades and turn up the lights to create an environment that encourages participation. Aside from your display showing all participants, take advantage of a multi-screen installation to simultaneously show presentations or take notes on interactive whiteboards. With the right technology in place, it’s easy to switch out the content on each screen without losing momentum.
- Quarterly Presentation: With a conference room automation system, you can find and save the ideal setup for your reports. Your screens are expertly laid out so everyone in the room gets a clear view of the presentation and any remote speakers. Dim the lights just enough to reduce glare on the screen without creating an uncomfortably dark environment for those in the room.
CytexOne can provide the necessary tools to set your startup apart from the competition and make it sustainable for years to come. We can automate all your office spaces to keep you connected with all your employees and partners in Silicon Beach and beyond.
Want to learn more about our commercial automation solutions? Contact CytexOne today!