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Google building 50 VC rooms every week, exec reveals

While millions of users access Google’s G suite series of tools for video conferencing remotely, the digital giant has been investing heavily in expanding its own internal meeting room portfolio, its group product manager has revealed.

During Tuesday Morning’s Smart Workplace track Google Group product manager TJ Varghese – the creator of Google’s interactive digital white board solution Jamboard – revealed how he helped create a Video First-meeting culture.

Every meeting room at Google now has a meeting room set up, he claimed, and the company has 25,000 video-enabled rooms and with over 120 million video calls made every day that are connecting over 100,000 people.

Varghese added that the company is currently building 50 new rooms globally every week and that a VC room at Google is modified every two hours.

The company’s focus now, he added, has been on tying in more of its other solutions into the G suite series – including Jamboard and more recently Google Calendar. “More of these product areas are going to get tied in with each other,” he added.

Last month Google also published its universally available interactive room design guide – which Varghese described as “ ten years of drilling it into best practice” which also takes into account the regulations and spec for each territory.