A sales team member follows an event online

The Challenge

As a large technology platform that employs more than 200,000 people in over 200 countries, the company specializes in internet-related services and products, including advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. 

Throughout the year, the company hosts a variety of educational events that cater to audiences ranging from students to executives.

With travel restrictions continuing through the end of 2020 and into the foreseeable future, the company needed a viable way to host large-scale events in a completely virtual setting. 

It had scheduled a week-long sales event set to take place in mid-January 2021 which would require a secure video solution in order to run successfully.

A speaker at a tech company sales event

The Solution

After purchasing Panopto in December 2020, the company worked closely with the Panopto team to quickly brand itsportal in advance of its global sales event. Panopto assisted the company’s team in integrating with its internal SSO provider, ensuring seamless and secure access to videos. Finally, Panopto equipped the company with its live webcasting capabilities, guaranteeing that viewers would have a stable streaming experience.

A tech company employee meets over video

The Impact

The live sales event ran for a week in January 2021, during which over 13,000 employees logged into Panopto, watching 53,000 hours of video. Panopto created 5,645 live sessions during the event and achieved zero service interruptions. Due to the success of the event, the company is now working to expand its partnership with Panopto. This virtual event also created an estimated $39.1 million in travel savings.

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