Take the Show On the Road
When uprooted from normal surroundings, the Conan team still needs a way to stay in touch internally and with external partners.
They sought a communications system that was flexible enough to set up in new locations, but also reliable enough to handle the pressures of filming in front of a live studio audience.
Chris Hayes has been the IT Director for Conan since the show began. His responsibilities are vast, including computer software, telecom, and more.
We really only need the bare necessities during these stressful roadshows. Nextiva provides us with this reliable service and the autonomy we need. I can easily log in to NextOS (Voice) to make any changes that are necessary. It’s intuitive and easy to use… it just makes sense!
When the idea for roadshows first arose, he was tasked with finding the perfect partner for communications on these trips.
After researching companies and talking with sales representatives, he decided to go with Nextiva for scalability, the ease of rolling the system into production, and the mobility features they needed to stay connected from anywhere.
The full production of about 120 employees plus vendors needs to be able to use the remote locations just as they use their studio in Burbank.
The general production office, publicists, casting, dressing rooms, talent department, hair and makeup, and more need to be in constant communication and represented.