Cisco wants to use 3D so Webex meeting participants feel like they’re in the room, CEO says

Cisco wants to use 3D so Webex meeting participants feel like they’re in the room, CEO says

Cisco Systems is working to innovate its videoconferencing platform, Webex, to make virtual participation in an in-person meeting a more productive experience, CEO Chuck Robbins told CNBC on Wednesday.

Webex and competing offerings from Zoom and Microsoft have seen a surge in user growth during the coronavirus pandemic, as companies were forced to pivot to remote working and business travel was sharply curtailed.

In an interview on “Squawk on the Street,” Robbins said he envisions a hybrid model going forward — with a return to the office accompanied with more flexibility around remote work than before the pandemic.

“In the future world, we’re going to have people sitting in conference rooms and we’re going to have people at home,” Robbins said, in response to a question from CNBC’s David Faber about how videoconferencing will be different in five years.

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