December 9 – Virtual Edge Weekly

In this week’s summary of digital meetings, events, learning and community, IBM Announces Release of Innovative Mobile Apps for Collaboration and Social Networking; ASAE President John Graham and Fellow Virtual Industry Experts will take part in Provocative Debate about Virtual Events at Virtual Edge Summit; and UBM Studios’ Milicruit Hosts Midwest Virtual Career Fair.

IBM IBM Announces Release of Innovative Mobile Apps for Collaboration and Social Networking
To meet the demands of the fast-growing mobile workforce, IBM unveiled seven new social networking and collaboration mobile apps specifically designed to address enterprise-class requirements. These new apps enable employees to collaborate, share data, and conduct meetings right from their mobile devices or tablets. The apps are available for download from the most popular app stores. “Millions of tablet and smart phone devices will be unwrapped this holiday season,” said Alistair Rennie, general manager, social business, IBM. “The ability to play Angry Birds is fun, but being able to also securely access business applications, enterprise content and accelerate your organization will be the real gift that keeps on giving.”
 virtual_edge_summit ASAE President John Graham and Fellow Virtual Industry Experts will participate in a Provocative Debate about Virtual Events at Virtual Edge Summit
John Graham, President of ASAE, will participate in a provocative debate about what works and what doesn’t in virtual events, during the Virtual Edge Summit, January 9-11, in San Diego. He’ll be joined by fellow virtual industry experts to explore hot issues like: Do virtual exhibits work? Is anyone successfully monetizing their virtual programs? 2D or 3D – does it matter? What’s the ROI on virtual engagements and how do we measure it?

Other participants include:

  • Larry Cook, Sr. Manager, Events, IBM
  • Tony Lorenz, Founder, bXb Online
  • David Rich, Senior VP, Strategy & Planning, Worldwide, George P. Johnson
  • Tony Uphoff, CEO, UBM TechWeb
  • Kathy Visser-May, US Marketing Channels and Analytics Director, Microsoft
  • John Jainschigg, CEO, World2Worlds, Inc.
 Milicruit-logo UBM Studios’ Milicruit Hosts Midwest Virtual Career Fair
UBM Studios‘ Milicruit will host virtual career fair for veterans/military personnel on December 13th from 1-3PM CST. This fully interactive, 3 dimensional event will provide veterans and military spouses a great opportunity to meet with industry leading employers as if personally, but from the comfort and convenience of home. Midwest Virtual Career Fair will showcase numerous employers who have specific needs in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.This virtual career fair will give veterans a chance to meet and network with many industry-leading employers without having to spend a dime on travel. Veterans can visit employer booths, view/apply for jobs, watch employer videos, chat with recruiters, submit resume and even secure a live video interview.

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