2009 Winner Profile

IBM

Project Description:
IBM Virtual Event Space provides 3-D virtual venues, allowing more IBM employees to attend company events. The virtual meeting space offers four formal presentation locations that can host up to 200 people simultaneously, provides multiple break-out spaces and allows for recording and playback of all sessions. IBM reports that the virtual event venues have saved up to $1 million in travel costs per event.
Project type:
Collaboration, Consumer, BI
Business Functions:
Research & development/product development, Sales
Business Goal:
Strategic/Competitive advantage
CEO:
Samuel Palmisano, Chairman & CEO
Headquarters:
Armonk, N.Y.
Industry:
Business Services
Revenue (2008):
$103.6 billion
Website:
www.ibm.com
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