Joan Vandermate

Joan Vandermate

Joan Vandermate joined Logitech in January 2016 and serves as global Head of Marketing for Logitech's Video Collaboration business. Vandermate has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, product management, sales and business development. Her background includes tenures in the enterprise software, telecommunications and network infrastructure industries. Prior to joining Logitech, she served in executive leadership positions at Vidyo, Avaya, Polycom, and Siemens.

Notes From the Trenches

May 15, 2019

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with dozens of AV and IT professionals tasked with deploying and supporting enterprise video conferencing. Although every project is different, a few themes seem to be consistent across all my conversations, and so I’ve come up with the following “notes from the AV/IT trenches.” […]

featured Image

The World Has Gone Wireless, So Why Do We Still Have Cables?

April 8, 2019

We live in an age of ubiquitous wireless connectivity. Whether you are on the corporate Wi-Fi at the office, teleworking using your home Wi-Fi, logged on at the local coffee shop, or using the mobile cellular network, it’s pretty much a given that you won’t need a cable to get a reliable network connection. But […]

featured Image

Can We Finally Throw Away the Dreaded Videoconferencing Remote?

February 21, 2019

Videoconferencing technologies have improved tremendously over the past several years. Cloud services have made it possible to cost effectively scale deployments to thousands of desktops and conference rooms. Improvements in video encoding, compute power and broadband services mean anyone can join a video call, from almost anywhere, via practically any device. And USB conference cams […]

featured Image

Top AV and Collaboration Predictions for 2019

December 17, 2018

2018 has been an interesting and eventful year in the AV and collaboration industries.  We’ve seen a number of mergers and acquisitions, rebranding of products, new players big and small entering the market and an avalanche of new products. So what does 2019 have in store for us? I don’t have a crystal ball, but […]

featured Image

Audio Tips & Tricks for Video-Enabled Meeting Rooms

November 7, 2018

If you’ve been in the conferencing industry for a while, you know that vendors (both legacy and new entrants) are constantly introducing new and improved video and audio solutions. When it comes time to roll out video solutions or refresh technology in in existing rooms, or even install video in large spaces like classrooms and […]

featured Image

Best Practices for Mid-sized Meeting Room Collaboration

October 1, 2018

When it comes to workplace collaboration, huddle rooms are all the rage these days, and it makes sense — the number of huddle rooms, which are great for ad-hoc and small group collaboration, is growing at staggering rates. And while huddle rooms are well worth the hype, it’s important that we don’t overlook the mainstay […]

featured Image

Seven Best Practices for Huddle Room Collaboration

September 10, 2018

Huddle spaces are the Goldilocks of meeting rooms: not so big and formal they stifle creativity, yet not too small for a team to get work done. And while they’re great at facilitating collaboration, it’s important to note that they’re not “just another meeting room” when it comes to implementing video conferencing. These ad-hoc collaboration […]

featured Image

Three Reasons to Invest in a 4K Video Conferencing Camera

August 8, 2018

Lately, it seems like just about every device maker in the conferencing space is coming out with a 4K webcam or conference camera. It started in February 2017 when the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam was introduced at ISE, and since then I’ve seen announcements from Cisco, Panacast, Aver and Dolby (just to name a […]

featured Image