Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ShareFEST 2010 press release crosses the wire

I told you yesterday about my presentation at next week's ShareFEST Conference. Today we "officially" shared the news in a press release. I'm posting the release on the blog for everyone to read more details on what I'll be covering in my presentation. You can catch it below.

ProtonMedia’s CEO to Detail Pharma’s First Virtual Scientific Poster Session at ShareFEST 2010

Presentation will feature Merck’s published study of 3-D virtual worlds for enterprise collaboration, information sharing, and content management

LANSDALE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProtonMedia, the developer of the ProtoSphere social teaming and collaboration platform, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Ron Burns, will present at the inaugural ShareFEST Conference 2010 on Thursday, April 8 from 11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. The company will also be exhibiting on the show floor and demoing ProtoSphere at booth #2.

In his presentation, titled “Virtual Conferences Becoming a Reality,” Burns will demonstrate the 3-D virtual symposium platform Merck created and used to conduct the pharmaceutical industry’s first virtual scientific poster session. A study of this poster session was featured in the March issue of Nature Chemistry. Burns will discuss how ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere 3-D collaboration platform was used to deploy and run the virtual conference. He will also share survey results and metrics gathered from participants after the event, as well as Merck’s conclusions about using 3-D virtual world technology as part of a pharmaceutical company’s drug pipeline development.

“Merck also sees the future potential in pairing SharePoint with a 3-D virtual world like ProtoSphere to take the company beyond online meetings and events to accelerate decision making around all phases of their product lifecycle,” says Burns. “Merck’s innovative thinking illustrates the essential role this technology will play in overcoming barriers to knowledge transfer, collaboration, and learning in the enterprise.”

ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere is the only 3-D virtual collaboration platform that integrates with Microsoft SharePoint services and content. By adding ProtonMedia’s SharePoint Media Carousel to their ProtoSphere environment, companies extend their SharePoint investment and processes while they cut travel costs, raise productivity, improve engagement, and speed learning with ProtoSphere.

The ShareFEST Conference 2010 will take place April 8-9, 2010 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. The conference is focused on the use of Microsoft Office SharePoint by pharmaceutical, medical device, contract research, and biotechnology firms. For more information on the event or to register, please visit or e-mail To set up an interview with Ron Burns or other executives from ProtonMedia before, during, or after ShareFEST, please contact Paul Johnson at 610-228-2113 or


ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the #1 virtual environment platform used in life sciences, and the most advanced 3-D virtual world for enterprise collaboration, meetings, and learning. Since 2006, ProtonMedia has been helping businesses overcome the limits of traditional online collaboration tools with engaging environments that improve the productivity and organizational effectiveness of globally distributed teams. ProtonMedia’s customers include some of the world’s most respected brands, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Inc., BP, Chevron, Duke University, Deloitte, TIAA-CREF, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Cisco. For more information, visit


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Gregory FCA
Paul Johnson

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