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Introducing BlueJeans Smart Meetings!

We’ve all said it….I have more meetings and less time to get my work done. It’s become a (un)acceptable part of our workday.

It’s time for that to change. Announced today, BlueJeans Smart Meetings delivers the right combination of machine and human intelligence for a better meeting experience before, during and after you meet. The combination of crowd-sourced meeting notes, real-time transcription, and a video highlight reel is so effective, you may decide to skip a meeting all together.

According to a recent BlueJeans survey of 700 professionals in the US, including managers and individual contributors, 67% stated that meetings are on the rise and that 1/3 of weekly meetings are a waste of time. And that meeting waste costs the U.S. economy more than $400 billion per year; time and money that doesn’t come back.

Why are we attending so many meetings? Are they unproductive? If we miss the meetings, will we fall behind the team? It turns out, it’s all of the above.

48% of our survey respondents attend meetings because of Meeting FOMO (fear of missing out). That is an incredibly unproductive way to manage time and business. 52% of survey respondents agree that meetings glut is forcing people to work nights and weekends to get their ‘day job’ done. Meeting productivity also impacts corporate culture and retention.

BlueJeans Smart Meetings — Reclaim Your Calendar!

With crowd-sourced highlights, a meeting sizzle reel and real-time transcription, you can now capture and share meeting highlights to improve organizational alignment.  

BlueJeans’ modern approach for documenting meeting minutes combines artificial intelligence with crowd-sourcing to compile the most useful and actionable record of the important topics discussed. This ensures that everyone’s point-of-view is captured, even if some participants are not active speakers during the meeting or cannot attend and want to contribute to the dialog after the meeting.   

Assign Actions Consistently to Increase Organizational Follow Through
Why leave action items and follow up to chance? BlueJeans’ in-line action-items ensures that when to-dos are identified during a meeting, they can be quickly tagged with assigned owners on the spot. Automatic alerts and follow-up flags increase visibility and enable organizations to develop a culture of accountability.   

Consume On-Demand Meeting Summaries to Free Organizational Capacity
Whether your team members are double-or-triple booked during the workday or suffer meeting FOMO, BlueJeans makes it possible to confidently select which meetings to attend and which to skip. Interactive meeting summaries make it easy to quickly watch the highlight reel and turn an hour-long meeting recording into a seven-minute meeting recap.

All BlueJeans highlights and recordings are stored in secure containers in the cloud. These videos are encrypted at rest (AES-256bit) and are only accessible to the recording originator. They may be shared by the recording originator using email addresses through the web user interface and desktop application. Administrators can set policies and permissions for the sharing of meeting recordings and highlights. These can be viewed as an encrypted (AES-128bit) playback stream using a web browser or downloaded to an on-premise media server or storage device. Users may choose to delete their recordings from BlueJeans at any time using the web user interface.

Interested in learning more about Smart Meetings? Register for our upcoming webinar on October 9 at 10:00 AM PT and download your free trial of BlueJeans today!