July 23, 2008

StarCite, a provider of online meetings management solutions, appointed Gregory J. Dukat as CEO, effective last week. Dukat previously served as CEO of two other technology companies, Ventyx Inc. and 180Commerce Inc. Dukat replaces StarCite CEO Michael Boult, who stepped down March 18. has released two new mobile applications. Both Mobile Concierge and Box Office in Your Pocket allow planners or attendees to make on-the-go arrangements via mobile devices. Mobile Concierge, which can be accessed, provides same- and next-day show and tour listings, as well as hotel content. When ready to book, customers are automatically connected by phone to a 24-7 contact center. Box Office in Your Pocket, currently in use only at Wynn Las Vegas, allows electronic tickets for events to be delivered directly to a mobile device and presented at the door, no printing necessary. The venue then scans a barcode directly from the device to allow entry.

Online-registration specialist metroConnections and meetings-technology provider Cardinal Communications have joined up to release ScheduleFlex, an Internet-based scheduling and session-management application. Planners can use the software to build an online session catalog, which users can configure into a meeting-at-a-glance layout by dragging and dropping individual sessions. Planners also can configure the platform to permit scheduling of one-on-one meetings during a conference. ScheduleFlex is a cross-platform application built with Adobe Flex. For more information, demos are available through