Customer-Led Sessions Join the Line Up at EMS Live! 2015

Industry Leaders to Share Their Success Stories

Denver, CO (Sept. 29, 2015) – EMS Software™, the leading provider of meeting and room scheduling software, today announced new customer-led sessions at EMS Live! 2015, the company's annual conference, being held in Orlando, October 26-28. Presenters from WilmerHale, Kirkland & Ellis, and New York University are joining the agenda. In addition, higher education leaders from Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, and Georgetown University will participate in a panel discussion.

These industry leaders will share their results, key learnings, and recommendations for successful meeting, room, event, and academic scheduling on the following topics:

Kirkland & Ellis: Differentiate Your Brand with Nothing but Perfect Meetings
When it comes to selecting a law firm, many clients rank the importance of a firm's brand and reputation second only to the attorney's reputation. Jean Downs, conference center manager for Kirkland & Ellis, will share the importance of protecting and enhancing the firm's brand with every visitor engagement, including the 30,000 meetings occurring annually at their Chicago headquarters. She'll discuss the role EMS plays by enabling the firm to differentiate their brand by executing nothing but perfect meetings.

WilmerHale: Think Globally, Act Locally. Time and Efficiency Savings Using EMS
Join Ken Berger, IS senior project manager for WilmerHale, and Rachel Redman, director of travel, meetings and conference services for WilmerHale, to learn how they are using EMS as a centralized system to manage their global meeting room needs while allowing for locally-specific booking rules and processes, thereby saving the firm thousands of staff hours per year. They will also be sharing their future plans for expanding their EMS scheduling platform to cover other real estate assets, such as visitor offices, corporate apartments and project rooms while continuing to provide a seamless and consistent user experience.

New York University: Making Learning On-Demand with Automated Lecture Capture in EMS
Making lecture recordings available to students, such as with iTunes U, is now a common practice. What is less known is that institutions can automate the process of lecture recordings with help from meeting and room scheduling software. Elise Eisenberg, senior director of Informatics at NYU, will share how NYU is using EMS to deliver on-demand access to student classes, employee meetings, and recordings.

Why One is Greater than Many: Merging Multiple EMS Environments Successfully
Consolidating multiple EMS environments into one EMS can help organizations reduce costs, increase space visibility, and enhance the overall end user experience. In this panel discussion, leaders from Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, and Georgetown University will discuss how they recently consolidated and reduced their EMS footprint. This two-part session will cover key goals, lessons learned, and outcomes realized by consolidating EMS environments. The panel includes Brad Bower from Virginia Commonwealth University, Jeffrey Campbell from Yale University, David Donoso from Vanderbilt University, and Phylander Pannell from Georgetown University.

"These organizations will share their real-life experiences on how they use meeting and room scheduling software to manage operations for their global institutions while creating a seamless experience for clients and strengthening their brands," said Londonne Corder, the EMS Software vice president of marketing. "We're honored that they are joining us."

Held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, EMS Live! 2015 provides a wide array of content for attendees including the factors driving change in the workplace, the future of work, the latest technology innovations for space, meeting, event, and academic scheduling, as well as the trends driving increased space utilization across an organization.

More than a thousand leaders are expected to gather and connect on these topics, network with colleagues, preview the next major 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, development, and consulting teams during sessions and at the Innovation Lab. Conference sessions will cover everything from meeting scheduling to office hoteling, as well as workspace and meeting room management at any organization. The conference registration fee is $995. Visit emslive2015.com for more information.