IT Counts wins "Best New Web 2.0 Initiative"
Yesterday, at Web 2.0 Strategies 2008 in London, the ICAEW's IT Counts community won the award for "The Best New Web 2.0 Initiative". IT Counts, which is sponsored by Microsoft, provides practical IT advice for accountants in business and in practice. It is part of the ICAEW online network (ion), a new collection of web communities, powered by WordFrame, and available free of charge to ICAEW members. The institute, which is the UK's largest professional membership organization for accountants, is providing blogs, wikis, people profiles, professional connections, the use of RSS feeds, group messaging and document management to their member network so that they can complement the physical meetings of regional and special interest groups with an online presence.
Web2.0 Strategies is the UK's leading forum for exploring real-world implementations of web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0 tools and techniques. The conference was chaired by social media expert Euan Semple, and had speakers like Dion Hinchcliffe, President & CTO, Hinchcliffe & Company, Julie Meyer, Founder & CEO, Ariadne Capital and Jeff Schick, Vice President of social software, IBM Lotus.
Carolyn Harrington, ICAEW's Head of Commercial Initiatives Development, Member Services, and Stuart Hall, their Online Communities Manager were there to collect the award on the Institute's behalf from Kat Allen, Director of the Information Division of Incisive Media (formerly VNU). Kat was responsible for the event and is publisher of Information World Review, which was the co-host.
We are delighted that the community has got this level of recognition, and we expect there to be further press releases and press coverage available soon.
Photo courtesy of Stuart Hall