Maven Launches Virtual Ideation Panel

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Experts Discuss Challenges and Risks of 2016 Rio Olympics

Virtual Ideation Panel
It was remarkable to witness the product of true collaboration from experts across healthcare, government, event management, economics, and so on.

Maven, the Global Knowledge Marketplace, announces the launch of their latest tool, the Virtual Ideation Panel (VIP). This capability provides a rich multimedia forum to gather industry perspectives and actionable insights from leading experts simultaneously.

Earlier this month, Maven hosted their first-ever public VIP to discuss the challenges and risks facing athletes and visitors of the upcoming summer Olympics. The four-day collaboration, facilitated by disaster response expert Randy Roberson, engaged dozens of emergency preparedness experts, public health and safety professionals, and former Olympians to assess the anticipated risks of the Zika outbreak, transportation and infrastructure shortcomings, and the current political and economic climate in Brazil.

Maven leveraged the VIP’s unique discussion format to cut through media rhetoric and enable subject matter experts worldwide to generate a comprehensive assessment of the risks of attending and participating in this years' Games. Using the VIP's comprehensive polling and opinion plotting tools, the panel participants highlighted the event’s most pressing challenges including water sanitation, transportation and logistics solutions, and public services funding. Participants stressed the need for widespread education, not only around the risk of the Zika virus but also dengue fever.

“We are thrilled by the outcome of this engagement.” said Maven co-founder and CEO Wyatt Nordstrom. "It was remarkable to witness the product of true collaboration from experts across healthcare, government, event management, economics, and so on.”

Select panel participants included:

  • Dr. Ilana Fogelman, Chief Operating Officer, LifeTech Research
  • Dr. Jack Woodall, tropical virus researcher and Co-Founder of ProMED-mail
  • John Jarrett, Head Coach Nordic Combined, US Ski Team

Key takeaways from the discussion are available in the attached infographic and the full engagement will remain available for public viewing. Organizations and members of the media interested in utilizing the content should contact Maven for publishing details.

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