Cisco to buy audience interaction company Slido

Cisco has agreed to acquire privately held Slido s.r.o., a technology company that provides a audience interaction platform.
Cisco LiveCisco announced that Slido technology enables higher levels of user engagement―before, during and after meetings and events. The Slido technology will be part of the Cisco Webex platform and enhance Cisco’s ability to offer new levels of inclusive audience engagement across both in-person and virtual experiences.

According to a recent global workforce survey, 98 percent of respondents expect future meetings to include remote participants. Companies are rethinking how they maintain bonds, foster culture and make virtual experiences with employees, sales and customers―on small and large scales―inclusive and better than in-person interactions.

Slido has over 7 million participants monthly and provides its customers with an inclusive audience engagement platform that enables real-time feedback and insight before, during and after any meeting or event via dynamic polls, Q&A, quizzes, word clouds, surveys and more.

Audience interaction can be set up in less than a minute. Participants join the audience view with a simple event code or link on their smartphone, tablet or laptop connected to the internet. There’s no need to download anything. Once a participant joins, they can respond to polls, ask questions or provide feedback.

Cisco will use Slido’s technology to integrate more insights into the Webex platform to help everyone work smarter and be more productive.