Buys Socio Labs
will acquire privately-held, U.S.-based Socio Labs, a modern event
technology platform that provides event organizers with everything they
need to successfully host in-person, virtual or hybrid events of any
size and format. Together with Socio Labs, Cisco will enrich Webex
Events beyond meetings, webinars and webcasts to also include
large-scale, multi-session hybrid events and conferences. The solution
will enable live streaming, sponsorship, networking and advanced
analytics, along with continuous engagement before, during and after
events – as well as Webex features like polling, Q&A, chat and real-time
Slido’s audience engagement capabilities such as polling, trivia, Q&A and gamification, which make virtual meetings and events more interactive and effective; and
Socio Labs’ hybrid event technology platform that manages the full lifecycle of large-scale virtual, in-person and hybrid events – from registration to post-event analytics.
“We are delighted to join
the Cisco Webex portfolio to continue our common goal of enabling
seamless, personalized hybrid events of all sizes,” said Yarkin
Sakucoglu, Socio Labs co-founder and CEO. “Teaming up with Cisco gives
us an amazing opportunity to apply our technology and expertise at an
outstanding scale. We look forward to finding new ways to support the
recovery and transition of the events industry.”
Upon completion of the acquisition, the Socio Labs team will join the Webex Customer Experience team led by Omar Tawakol, vice president and general manager, reporting into the Security & Collaboration Group led by Jeetu Patel, senior vice president and general manager.
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