Are Meetings Dead Now that We are Social?
TAG Social Business and TAG Professional Services present a panel discussion about running productive meetings in a ‘new world of work’
ATLANTA (May 29, 2012) –TAG Social Business and TAG Professional Services, two societieswithin the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), are hosting a panel of experts on June 5 to debate the merits of physical meetings in a world of social tools and telecommuting. During the discussion, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at Villa Christina, panelists will share tips for ensuring productive meetings in a ‘new world of work.’
- Paul E. Miller, IT director, product Manager, End User Computing for McKesson Corporation
- Peter Stewart, SVP Collaboration Technology Services for PGi
- Vic Uzumeri, PhD, associate professor of Supply and president of interactive Point of View for Auburn University
- Meredith Martini, principal at Performance Inspired, Inc. and president of the Meeting Professionals International - Georgia Chapter
“It’s no wonder that virtual meetings have become ‘oxygen’ for McKesson,” said Miller. “Our company has offices in every state and more than 20% of our workforce works from home. People are working anywhere and everywhere and companies are becoming more globally dispersed making it critical to leverage new collaboration technologies to survive in an increasingly virtual business world.”
“Empowered by new, cloud-based technology, today’s businesses are more mobile than ever,” added Stewart. “Increased use of mobile devices, flexible work models and new methods of collaboration are shifting the way we perceive office walls. Join us as we explore this workplace transition and find out what tools are available to stay connected and productive in an ever increasing digital landscape.”
Discussion topics during the panel include:
- The evolution in the role and nature of meetings in the new world of work
- The impact of ‘Generation Y’ on traditional meetings
- The technologies available to help bring people together virtually
- The ways new virtual meeting technologies are enabling business transformation
- Tips to ensure that your meetings are productive in this new world of work
For more information and to register, please go to http://tinyurl.com/874bwrt or contact Kelsey at [email protected]. Follow the event on Twitter with @TAGSocialBiz or by using the hashtag #socialbiz.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 16,600 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.