• A new app can be considered a high-tech treasure map for cheese

     
    FROM THE Winter 2014 ISSUE
     

Need a yummy alternative to wine-tasting trails? Try the California Cheese Trail. A new— and free—app for iPhone and Android can be considered a high-tech treasure map for cheese lovers. Use it to locate cheesemakers, plan a farm visit, find a farmers market and get news about cheese-related events.

By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

 

What these leaders may not realize is that the old approach to meetings, where someone talks the team to sleep is quickly becoming unacceptable. Companies and planners everywhere are ditching their boring meetings and adopting more effective practices.
Two factors driving revolution throughout the modern workplace also demand a new way of meeting: digitalization and VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Digital Workplace Meetings

 

Our editorial advisory board sounds off about what’s happening in their sectors of the meetings and events world.