Welcome!

News Feed Item

TelePresence Pioneer, Brian Kinne, Joins MCPc as CTO - Visual Collaboration

Kinne Joins MCPc's Thought Leadership CTO Team, Bringing Extensive Telepresence & Video Experience

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - January 22, 2014) - MCPc is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Kinne to its leadership group. Kinne will hold the post of chief technology officer - visual collaboration and vice president of the digital media group. Kinne comes to MCPc at the peak of an exciting career, during which he was the driving force of the telepresence movement, holding both management and go-to-market roles. Kinne will be instrumental to the development of the visual collaboration business unit, and reinforces that video/visual collaboration is at the forefront of MCPc's 2014 plan. The newly created Visual Collaboration Group, which includes MCPcTV Digital Media, is evidentiary of MCPc's further commitment to aligning internally with the collaboration desires of a vast and diverse customer base.

Kinne was instrumental in establishing the world's first telepresence company, TeleSuite Corporation, in 1995. The TeleSuite® offering included video as an alternative to travel, and was bolstered by the creation of an integrated marketing, sales, and account-management model specifically designed to address the telepresence market. Kinne then joined Teliris, Ltd., as senior vice president of sales, implementing a strategic and sales vision which widened their client base by 50% in the first 12 months, and increasing total profitability by 24%. Following Teliris, Kinne co-founded Destiny Conferencing, ultimately being acquired by Polycom, with Kinne accepting a role within Polycom's telepresence leadership group. During this time, Kinne established MedPresence Corp., the first entity to incorporate telepresence into the medical space, growing their business over 400% beyond initial projections. MedPresence is currently recognized as the only telepresence company to have successfully used telepresence inside the operating room. Kinne then joined Informata Communications as executive vice president, managing marketing, public relations, and sales and strategic partnerships.

"Brian brings a wealth of experience and insight to MCPc, having been responsible for the emergence of the technology itself," said Mike Trebilcock, chairman & chief executive officer, MCPc. "We are excited to support his vision of video, telepresence, and collaboration, and have invested heavily in the dozens of telepresence systems across our company in order to do that." MCPc is a significant user of Cisco telepresence equipment, recording a combined usage of more than 175 days' worth of time company-wide in the last 12 months.

Kinne was highlighted in a recent CRN article entitled "21 Game Changing Tips for Success in 2014." In the article, Kinne was labeled "one of the drivers behind the telepresence video boom in the technology business."

"I am thrilled to be a part of MCPc," Kinne said regarding his new role. "MCPc is a strong, agile tech firm whose consultative approach to technology is in a class by itself. I am looking forward to getting to work -- both in person and over telepresence, of course. MCPc's big bets on telepresence underscore its game-changing status -- we're changing how we're aligned both internally and externally," Kinne remarked. In addition to telepresence and video conferencing, Kinne's group will continue to expand and manage the fleet of more than 150 digital signs for MCPc and clients alike.

Immediately prior to MCPc, Kinne was with AVI-SPL, where he was a vice president - VNOC channel, focusing on promoting video managed services through the best-in-class telepresence providers such as Polycom and Cisco.

Kinne is a graduate of Anderson University where he received a degree in communications and business. He resides in Dayton, Ohio with his wife and three daughters.

About MCPc
MCPc delivers scalable solutions to host, secure and optimize an anyplace workspace -- helping clients empower their employees to work from anywhere, and on any device. The company is a top 100 solution integrator, driven by partnerships with the world's leading technology providers. Headquartered in Cleveland, and with branch locations across the United States, MCPc maintains practice areas in data center and virtualization, borderless networks, collaboration, personal systems, mobility, imaging and printing, and professional and managed services.

From the data center to the desktop and into the cloud, MCPc ensures client success by leveraging IT to drive business performance, improve productivity and increase revenue. For more information, visit www.anyplaceworkspace.com, www.MCPc.com, subscribe to MCPc's business technology blog, or connect with the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

Embedded Video Available: http://www.mcpc.com/game-changers.aspx

Media Contact:
Aaron Marcovy
MCPc, Inc.
800.777.7178
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
"Cloud computing is certainly changing how people consume storage, how they use it, and what they use it for. It's also making people rethink how they architect their environment," stated Brad Winett, Senior Technologist for DDN Storage, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with bu...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
This is going to be a live demo on a production ready CICD pipeline which automate the deployment of application onto AWS ECS and Fargate. The same pipeline will automate deployment into various environment such as Test, UAT, and Prod. The pipeline will go through various stages such as source, build, test, approval, UAT stage, Prod stage. The demo will utilize only AWS services including AWS CodeCommit, Codebuild, code pipeline, Elastic container service (ECS), ECR, and Fargate.
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of rec...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...