EMS Software Announces Customer Keynote Speakers For EMS LIVE!

Experts from Harvard University and BNY Mellon to Present on Campus and Workplace Strategies

Denver, CO (June 16, 2016) – EMS Software®, the leading provider of meeting and room scheduling software, today announced that BNY Mellon and Harvard University will present keynotes at EMS Live!, the company's annual, cross-industry conference to be held in Phoenix, September 12-14 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

Katherine Gates, Senior Director of Planning and Administrative Initiatives for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Harvard University, will give a keynote presentation on The Case for Space. Gates will discuss how Harvard increased space utilization and justified new and re-imagined space to meet emerging academic and extra-curricular demands.

“In a large, decentralized University, like Harvard, it is hard to rationalize to our many stakeholders why space management is so important," said Gates. "We have leveraged space management to help us reduce costs and to address key trends in higher education, including changing student demographics, new pedagogy, online courses and risk management. I look forward to sharing our learnings with you at EMS Live!"

Joe Hamilton, Head of Real Estate Strategy and Global Corporate Services at BNY Mellon, will give a keynote presentation called Rethinking the Workplace. Hamilton will detail BNY Mellon's Workplace Excellence program, designed to improve the workplace through its emphasis on attracting, retaining, and engaging employees as well as meeting the company's real estate objectives.

“Workplace needs and employee expectations are changing quickly, and a key driver supporting our workplace is leading-edge technology," said Hamilton. "I am delighted to take part in the conference and to exchange ideas with other executives and workplace strategists.”

EMS Live! is the industry-leading conference focused on identifying the factors driving change in the work and learning spaces, advancing Digital Campus and Workplace of the Future strategies, and cultivating the future of meeting and room scheduling for the digital age.

Nearly 1000 attendees are expected to gather and connect on these topics, network with colleagues, view the latest release of EMS software, and learn how to maximize the value they get from using EMS. 

The conference program will also delve into a wide range of industry-level topics, including Workplace of the Future strategy, Digital Campus strategy, and the latest technology innovations related to meeting and room scheduling.

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 Genius 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 https://www.emssoftware.com/emslive for more information.

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