IMD and Cisco unveil telepresence technology to connect campuses in Lausanne and Singapore
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IMD and Cisco unveil telepresence technology to connect campuses in Lausanne and Singapore

The Connected Classroom enables high-quality, collaborative interactions between executives thousands of kilometres apart
June 2017

IMD Business School and Cisco have announced the completion of the Connected Classroom — a two-year-long initiative to virtually connect classrooms and boardrooms thousands of kilometres apart with telepresence technology. 

The Connected Classroom takes cutting-edge educational technology a step further by using life-size, high-definition visual communications to interact with participants from other locations from IMD’s campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, to its Executive Learning Centre in Singapore, and vice-versa. Based on Cisco TelePresence — which enables in-person collaboration with simplicity and state-of-the-art video technology — the immersive experience empowers IMD faculty and students to have the same high-quality, collaborative interactions that would be possible in a traditional classroom setting.  

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