DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - August 31, 2016) - EMS Software™, the leading provider of meeting and room scheduling software, today announced that GSK and Stevens Institute of Technology will present keynotes at EMS Live!, the company's annual cross-industry conference to be held September 12-14 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
Christopher Higgins, Commercial Analytics Director for Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities at GSK, will present Doing the Basics Brilliantly: Listening to Employees Pays Off Big for Real Estate and Facilities. Higgins will discuss how research-based improvements in meeting management have led to measurable business outcomes for its organization of 110,000 employees worldwide.
"With GSK's results-oriented approach to facilities use and meeting management, the detailed feedback we solicit from our employees has enabled not only improvements to productivity, but also to our bottom line," said Higgins. "EMS Live! is the ideal venue to share our experience with other industry leaders who are equally committed to employee engagement."
Robert Gonzales, Jr., Director of Event Management at Stevens Institute of Technology, will present Alignment: The Prerequisite for a Unified Scheduling Strategy. Gonzales will share how the university aligned numerous stakeholders across its 55-acre campus to maximize its use of space and increase the productivity of its students, faculty, and employees.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity at EMS Live! to discuss how the systematic approach toward the use of space taken at Stevens yielded benefits not just for our students but for all users on campus," said Gonzales. "These efforts have redefined the campus experience in alignment with Stevens' strategic plan to be student-centric and provide excellence in all we do."
Higgins and Gonzales join a stellar lineup of distinguished speakers at this annual event, including previously announced keynotes from Harvard University and BNY Mellon, as well as more than 25 sessions led by customers.
Now in its fifteenth year, EMS Live! provides a wide array of content for attendees, including the factors driving change in the workplace and campus, the future of work and learning, the latest technology innovations for space, meeting, event and academic scheduling, and the trends driving increased space utilization across an organization.
Attendees will gather to discuss these topics, network with colleagues, view the latest release of EMS software and learn how to maximize the value they get from using EMS.
Conference attendees will have a number of opportunities to interact with the EMS Software support, product management and consulting teams during sessions and at the EMS Meet-Play-Learn Lab. Conference sessions will cover everything from academic scheduling, event management and resource and service management to office hoteling and space utilization for any organization. Visit emssoftware.com/emslive for more information.
About EMS Software
EMS Software™ helps millions of people create great meetings. AIG, Yale University, Accenture, and thousands of others rely on EMS Software to increase productivity, attract and retain people, reduce costs, and differentiate their brand. The intuitive design and robust functionality of the EMS Software platform-combined with the company's award-winning customer support team-make scheduling meetings fast and easy. For more information, please visit emssoftware.com.