Posts By Adam Arthur

2013 Technology Innovation Predictions – What’s Yours?

1) Virtual engagements will become the norm – Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Web-based Platforms (DWbP) will take off like a rocket this year. Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR) – all virtual and/or hybrid (both in-person and online happening simultaneously) instances will likely start out hot this year in the events domain.Read… Read more »

CDC’s Newest Virtual Event: Open to Everyone – August 27-28, 2012

Join colleagues online to experience CDC’s newest virtual event for 2012, the Public Health Informatics: Model Best Practices Virtual Meeting – streaming to your desktop. This immersive, virtual event will feature sessions and other exclusive content that will concentrate on the following tracks: • Public Health Initiatives within Beacon Communities • Health Information Exchange andRead… Read more »

LiveBlog: Microsoft’s Secret Product Event Reveals That They Are Going To Compete With Apple: Surface vs. iPad

Start at the bottom and read up. 4:56 pm: Ballmer is thanking Steven and Mike and Panos and their teams. “I was asked in the last few days here, “Why now?,” Ballmer says. “We took the time to get Surface right, and create something special. Because of windows 8 the Surface is a PC andRead… Read more »

CrowdSourcing Call for Volunteers – Gov’s First Hybrid Event

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is spearheading the first federally developed hybrid event initiative, (part in-person and part virtual conference) – the Public Health Informatics 2011 Virtual Conference (PHIVC), (see our featured GovLoop article here). The PHIVC offers aRead… Read more »

Government Needs to be the Best It Can Be

Is this how government employees are viewed? Well, this is what I see every day when I get home from work. This is hopefully not the norm, but it does reflect poorly on all of us. We need to be better. We are public servants – that’s right, we serve the public with the moneyRead… Read more »

Webinar Success: Apply “Monroe’s Motivated Sequence”

Presenting in a webinar is similar to giving a presentation in person; however, the difference is that in a webinar, the live audience is not in front of the presenter. Not having good eye contact makes it difficult to build connections with attendees or to read faces for emotions. Fortunately, with preparation and the correctRead… Read more »