For the past three weeks, we’ve been presenting a series of videos that reveal the business behind the world-famous spectacle that is Cirque du Soleil. The videos introduce you to members of the large team that work behind the scenes on Amaluna, the newest creation of Cirque du Soleil. They share some of the challenges of their roles, and they also explain how technology—especially wireless communications technology—helps them overcome some of those challenges.
In the fourth and final video, we meet a team that is critical to the operational success of Amaluna as it travels across Canada and, eventually, around the world. Tour Services Manager Lisa Ann Payne and her team looks after all the practical needs of over 120 cast and crew members, including their travel and lodging. With over 17 nationalities represented, there are a lot of issues involving passports and visas that need to be sorted out on the fly. Every time Amaluna moves to another city, there is a lot that this team needs to figure out. And just as they get comfortable, the show moves again!
Lisa Ann comments at one point that she doesn’t know how travelling businesses functioned before mobile technologies came into the workplace. Her team uses their smartphones, tablets and laptops constantly to get their jobs done. As the official wireless service provider of Cirque du Soleil, Rogers provides the mobile devices, tools and high speed network services that the Amaluna team relies on every day to communicate and collaborate with head office, partners, suppliers and others. We’re proud to play a part in making this tribe of modern day nomads a successful and connected business.
If you haven’t seen the other episodes of the series, you can watch them here.
Which episode did you find most interesting? Are there other companies that you would like to see profiled in a similar way?
Geoffrey is a regular contributor to Redboard Biz