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You may already know, MTB was originally just for finance executives and received fantastic exposure owing to the ‘credit crunch’ with substantial backing from all the major financial institutions including the FT, CNN Money, WSJ. MTB hit the broadsheets when usage went up 66% the morning before Lehman Brothers collapsed. – MTB became an indicator of Financial news. Now the site has expanded into other verticals and it has become the executives ‘secret’ online community/business tool. A place that is 100% business focused, with no salesman, Press or recruiters. ‘Social networking sites are great to catch-up with old friends, share photographs, music and links but in this climate does the executive community have time for this?’ Asked Spencer Green CEO of MeettheBoss.com (pictured) - the business networking service. ’’Credit isn’t the only casualty of the crunch: tim... (more)

Ulitzer Will Never Leave You For Thailand

Some of you might have read at least one of my blogs on Ulitzer, categorising the ins and outs of industry trends around the world across different verticals. I am fortunate enough to be able to commentate at such a reach owing to my unique position as Marketing and Communication Director for a global leader in executive communications. My Position allows me to oversee departments from brand management to email marketing, to dealing with senior Media partners such as Thomson Reuters and WSJ. But the most fun and challenging part of my job is running the PR team. Traditional ... (more)

The Future of Telecom

The former CTO of AT&T is well-known throughout the technology world for his bold and futurist ideas. His strategies and implementations during his time at AT&T undoubtedly changed the way the company operate, and by doing this, strategically transformed the future of the network. As the keynote speaker at the summit, his technical presentation focused on the future trends in services and applications that will be implemented over the next decade.   Eslambolchi's insight into his futuristic world of communication sparked the tone for the rest of the week amongst the industry figu... (more)

NIMBY Attitude Stalling U.S. Growth -AEP Chairman, Michael Morris

Electricity growth has increased over the last decade. Coal in particular accounts for over 50 percent of U.S. electricity and over 32 percent of its carbon emissions. However, with constant media coverage on the urgency to use renewable energy to power our homes, utility leaders seem to be fighting a time-battle to create innovative ways to produce energy whilst keeping up with user demand. Unfortunately, this is not the only problem they seem to be facing. In an interview on MeettheBoss.com, Michael Morris, Chairman of American Electric Power says that any move towards a cleane... (more)

CMO ‘Very Concerned’ About Obama’s Healthcare Reform Agenda

In an interview for MeettheBoss.com, Spiegel was asked about the impact of President Obama’s stated aim of increased access to ‘generic’ medicines on the pharmaceutical industry. “Fixing the healthcare system in America is a very complex issue and I am not an expert on all aspects,” says Spiegel, “the collaboration that has existed to date between academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry and the bio tech industry has been extremely productive … we’re very concerned that changes to the healthcare system and its reimbursement could easily shift this delicate balance that ... (more)