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"Father of Ethernet" Uses Avaya Immersive Web Collaboration Platform for Inaugural Lecture on Energy and the Internet
Metcalfe begins his appointment this month in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His inaugural lecture focused on applying the Internet model to one of the most pressing issues facing the globe today, energy. During the lecture, remote participants using their own personal Avaya web.alive avatars were able to see, hear, move and interact with Metcalfe's avatar and presentation materials in a manner similar to the in-person participants at the university. More than 40 remote participants attended the lecture through the Avaya web.alive virtual environment, including industry analysts, corporate executives and academics from other institutions.
"The Internet has given us the ability to collaborate across an 'innovation infrastructure' through which we can brainstorm and mine for solutions to providing cheap, sustainable energy," Metcalfe said. "Avaya web.alive is a perfect example of the kind of innovative technology that can support these efforts and reduce our energy consumption at the same time. I anticipate using Avaya web.alive for additional lectures, forums and as a virtual office for meeting students and others."