Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) March 16, 2007
The Human Productivity Lab (HPL), an independent research firm and consultancy, announced today an expansion of its Telepresence Consulting Practice and the appointment of visual collaboration industry veteran Kirk Dennis as Managing Director. The Lab is also announcing an updated website for the Telepresence Consulting Practice at: http://www.HumanProductivityLab.com/Consulting/
The HPL's Telepresence Consulting Practice specializes in helping organizations understand, evaluate, purchase, and effectively deploy telepresence solutions to improve their ability to collaborate internally with distant branch offices and externally with customers, vendors, and joint venture partners around the world.
Kirk Dennis brings to the Lab more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of telepresence, visual collaboration, and 3D visualization. He possesses a combination of seasoned management, consulting and business skills, coupled with a strong and varied technical background.
Kirk has specific expertise in a variety of areas including market research and development, financial analysis, and creating/implementing project and business plans. In addition, he has established himself as an authority on telepresence, videoconferencing and 3D holographic imaging.
As Managing Director for HPL's Telepresence Consulting Practice, Kirk will assist clients in understanding their telepresence options with realistic ROI modeling, acquisition consulting, and multi-vendor custom solution design. Kirk can be reached at Kirk.Dennis(at)HumanProductivityLab.com.
About Kirk Dennis:
Kirk Dennis was most recently the President of VideoCom, Inc. which specializes in the design, sales, installation, and service/support of enterprise telepresence, 3D holographic imaging and videoconferencing solutions. Prior to founding VideoCom in 1998, Kirk was the Founder and Vice President Sales for SigmaCom, Inc., which specialized in integrating communications with Cisco, Microsoft and Novell enterprise networks. During his tenure at SigmaCom, Kirk sourced venture capital from British Far East Holdings; sold the company's system integration assets to Convergent Communications, Inc.; and renamed the remaining corporation as Cavion, Inc., which went public on the NASDAQ Exchange in 1999. Kirk has extensive experience in developing organizations for the sale and marketing of technology solutions. After working for five years as a sales representative with IBM's Office Product Division, he was on the initial sales management teams at Compaq, AST Research, Castelle and Cross Communications.
About the Human Productivity Lab
The Human Productivity Lab is an independent research firm and consultancy covering the telepresence and effective visual collaboration industries. The Lab provides telepresence consulting services to vendors, channel partners, and end users including: telepresence solution design, acquisition consulting, RFI/RFP development, technical / information security due diligence and market research among other engagements. The Lab's work and analysis is frequently featured in the media and trade industry publications including: Reuters, CFO Magazine, Pro AV Magazine, Killer App Magazine, and Telepresence World Magazine.
With 200,000 -- 400,000+ hits per month from over 65 different countries, the Lab's website at http://www.HumanProductivityLab.com ranks as the number one site on the internet for news, research and analysis on the emerging telepresence industry.
In 2007, the Lab will co-sponsor Telepresence World 2007, a landmark series of CXO-level conferences dedicated to the global telepresence revolution. The first conference takes place June 4th, 5th, and 6th 2007 on the campus of the University of San Diego. Visit http://www.HumanProductivityLab.com/TelepresenceWorld/ for more information.
The Lab's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=HSL is YouTube's number one destination for videos on telepresence, effective visual collaboration, and personal and organizational productivity.
Though unequivocally pro-technology, the Lab tempers its enthusiasm with a firm understanding of technology's limits with respect to the all-too often neglected "Human Factors" of implementation.
While Productivity is our middle name we always put the Human First.
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