How to have a successful conference call

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen the viral video of Professor Robert E. Kelly whose live BBC News interview gets interrupted by his two children – in case this is news to you, we have a copy of the video for you. 🙂

Even though this video ended up being loved by many because of its realness and the adorable kids, there are a number of tricks that could have prevented this.

With all the ongoing technological improvements, video conferencing has slowly inserted itself into our lives and has become a common way to communicate in a professional setting, whether it is for a client meeting, an interview or just to stay in touch with colleagues who are working from home (or vice versa). A video conference call is different from a regular call because it helps you stay meeting focused and organized, brainstorm and find solutions to problems instantly and create a better connection with your interlocutor, but it is just as important. Whether you are a professional or not, chances are that you have already had to take part in a conference call, at least once.

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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: A perfect match!

Last week, here in Paris, we participated in the Big Data Paris congress, an event dedicated to innovative developments relating to Big Data. This year, the congress decided to also showcase innovations in Artificial Intelligence through their Lab AI. In fact, Artificial Intelligence is a logical extension to intelligent data analysis; after all, the value of data lies in our capacity to analyze it.

Let’s come back to this successful conference!

What is Big Data anyway?

The expression “Big Data” first appeared in 1997 in scientific articles emphasizing the technological challenges when it comes to the visualization of large volumes of data.

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Join the Circle [NEW]

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.George Washington.

Giving an external person the responsibility to control your calendar is a sign of trustJulie chooses time slots in your name, communicates with your interlocutors, etc. But until now, she could not monitor and validate the people with whom you schedule meetings. You, as a user, had to give your approval before Julie would schedule meetings, calls and other appointments with the people who contact you.

This approach makes sense for people you do not know or who are not in your network. After all, we do not want to open the access to your calendar for everybody. However, what about the other people, those you know and trust?

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Back to diversity in tech?

Even though the tech industry is largely dominated by men, this has not always been the case!

On this day dedicated to women, let’s explore the main role played by women in the tech industry and discover some initiatives and projects that showcase the audacity and expertise of many women as well as encourage others to follow in their footsteps to restore balance.

Happy international women’s day!

An industry purely male dominated?

Although represented in minority today, historically, women were the first to learn how to code.

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#LifeAtJulie – Meet Justine Joliveau, our Customer Success Manager!

We are still going strong with the #LifeAtJulie series and this time around, our Customer Success Manager introduces herself! Meet Justine Joliveau, whose job is to make sure that all of Julie’s employers are completely pleased with the service. What makes her even more interesting is that she is also our Chief Cycling Officer! 😉

Want to know more members of the team? You can still find previous episodes.

#LifeAtJulie-JustineJoliveau Customer Success Julie Desk

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Optimize your calendar management with Julie! [Case Study]

Frédéric Ooms is the Executive Director of ID Campus, a non-profit organization that offers trainings and workshops to stimulate and nurture creativity and innovation among students, entrepreneurs, organizations and helps them bring their ideas to life.

Being an entrepreneur usually means having a busy schedule and seeing many collaborators, and being an entrepreneur AND an Executive Director at ID Campus, Frédéric Ooms has to deal with a very busy schedule.

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Schedule and manage your conferences with Julie Desk [case study]

Sandra LeGrand is the founder of Kalidea, a service platform for corporate services, sold to the UP Group in 2016.  She created a new company, Conf & Co, a conference management company that allows her to engage in her profession as a speaker for corporate events ( Carrefour, Lazard, OpinionWay, Coca-Cola, etc) and universities and Business Schools in France.

As an entrepreneur renowned in the corporate world, Sandra Le Grand wears several hats.

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