Jamestown, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2013
The Virtual Edge Institute®, today announced that Jamestown, NY-based Digitell, Inc., is the first to be verified under its new Verified Digital Event Solution Provider program, in which VEI assesses the capabilities of the organization and attests to its digital event readiness.
“The problem we’re seeing in the industry is that too many vendors are claiming they can produce digital event extensions, and they can’t,” says VEI Executive Director, Michael Doyle. “The danger is that one bad experience makes planners skeptical of the benefits of digital events. We want to help planners break through the confusion and hire knowledgeable partners. The Verified Digital Event Solution Provider program is the answer.”
Through the program, VEI conducts an assessment of each firm’s digital event technology solutions and capabilities. VEI then interviews at least three customers who have completed a program using the company’s technology and services. Interviews assess overall satisfaction with the company and its technology, as well as the success of the engagement.
In addition to the solution assessment, VEI also trains and certifies the Solution Providers’ staff through its new Digital Event Strategist online learning and certification program. “Though the DES program is designed for the event planners themselves, the courses teach vendors about the entire digital event ecosystem and the importance of a complete event plan that covers all of the critical areas you need to address to have a successful outcome,” says Doyle. “We know that just choosing a technology and hitting ‘go’ is not the recipe for success…quite the opposite.”
“Digitell is excited to be the first verified vendor in the Virtual Edge Institute’s DESP program,” says Digitell President, Jim Parker. Based on the success our clients are having with their hybrid events, it’s clear that organizations need to be offering them. This program will provide a great platform that offers guidance and direction to help organizations move forward with reliable and experienced companies. The training through the DES program is also a big help as we can put all of our key people through the training and be on the same page as the show producer.”
Digitell is a full-service multimedia company helping meeting professionals build their online community through the capture and distribution of their content using services that include Live Streaming, Re-Broadcasting, Webinars, Virtual Events, On-Demand Digital Libraries, Free Access and Live and On-Demand Syndication. Digitell's additional services includes Abstract Management, Continuing Education Credits, Online Evaluations, Schedulers, Online Materials, Tech Support, Registration, E-Commerce, Customization and Full Branding.
About Virtual Edge Institute:
The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology and best practices for collaboration and marketing. We do this by supporting and contributing research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and professional networking. VEI members are helping set the direction for the virtual events and meeting industry and are creating significant business opportunities, solutions and advantages for all. Members have access to various services and deliverables based on their membership level.