First-ever virtual event for Professional Services industry
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 10, 2008 – ON24, Inc., the global leader in Webcasting and Virtual Events solutions, announced today the professional services industry first-ever virtual forum sponsored by Deltek, the leading provider of enterprise applications software for project-focused organizations. Scheduled for November 13, 2008, “Foresight 2008 — Professional Services Forum” will be the only virtual event designed to provide project-focused professional services firms with the tools they need to navigate current market challenges, increase profitability and win more contracts.
Architectural and engineering, management consulting, marketing agency and system integration professionals attending the forum will find information on everything from improving utilization to increasing revenues and retaining customers. World-class experts and industry leaders from Forrester, McGraw Hill, PSMJ Resources, Inc. and Consulting Magazine will present live webcasts providing relevant tips and tricks for competitive prowess in 2009. “We designed this virtual forum to provide the professional services industry with the tools and actionable strategies they need for success now and in the coming year,” explained Ted Kempf, Vice President of Market Management, Deltek.
Delivered straight to their desktop, attendees will be able to access the show online from any computer platform, including Macintosh, without having to download any proprietary software. The virtual forum resembles an actual trade show with interactive Q&A sessions in the communications center, live streaming keynote webcasts in the auditorium, and product and services information in the virtual exhibit hall.
Deltek selected ON24 Virtual Show for ON24’s reputation for delivering quality, cost-effective virtual events that combined sophisticated professional networking capabilities with comprehensive statistics and reporting for lead generation analysis. ON24 provides the industry’s most sophisticated reporting analytics regarding attendees’ activities, such as document downloads, average viewing times, participation in discussions and responses to polls and surveys. By incorporating ON24 Virtual Show into their digital event marketing initiatives, organizations can enhance brand awareness and obtain tangible results for their demand generation initiatives.
“Since many professionals in this industry are constantly on the go traveling from client to client, we were seeking an innovative and cost-effective way to reach these firms on a more intimate level while enabling interactive networking,” said Kempf. “ON24 could provide us with a virtual event solution that incorporated the professional networking features with an affordable, eco-friendly, virtual environment for real-time presentations and information sharing.”
“We’re pleased to be powering Deltek’s virtual forum with ON24 Virtual Show to deliver a custom environment with interactive webcasts, exhibitor booths, and professional networking,” stated Denise Persson, Chief Marketing Officer, ON24. “ON24 Virtual Show enables business professionals to experience the benefits of attending a physical event from the convenience of their home or office.”
Deltek® (NASDAQ: PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business. Visit www.deltek.com.
About ON24, Inc.
ON24, Inc. is the global leader in webcasting and virtual events. ON24 provides a full range of innovative solutions for applications such as demand generation, corporate communications and training and continuing education. More than 700 organizations in publishing, technology, life sciences, government, and financial services rely on ON24, including IBM, Cisco, United Business Media, Credit Suisse, GE Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola and the National Science Foundation. ON24 is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London and Singapore.