Smartsheet Kicks Off First ENGAGE APAC Event


Smartsheet (NYSE:SMAR), the enterprise platform for dynamic work, today announced the start of its first ENGAGE APAC event. Continuing the conversation from ENGAGE US and ENGAGE EMEA, the virtual event will discuss the key to unlocking human potential through panel discussions, case studies, and product demonstrations from organisations across the region.

As organisations continue to transform how they work due to the pandemic, many are looking to collaborate more efficiently and effectively by turning to dynamic solutions that empower the workforce. This sentiment is echoed by Smartsheet Vice President, Asia Pacific, Nigel Mendonca, who said, “Here at Smartsheet Asia Pacific, we want to help businesses to truly unlock and realise human potential so that they can remain adaptable, flexible and embody a culture of continuous performance.”

In addition to remarks from Smartsheet leadership and a look at the latest product releases, the

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Virtual Expo to Engage Underrepresented Students in STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics and is an extension of the popular STEM concept. STEAM focuses on math, science, technology and engineering, but highlights the creative process as an essential skill complementing these disciplines.

Sponsored by Octo’s Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee, the virtual event will offer a series of live, interactive, STEAM activities and experiments to encourage and engage students. Attendees will receive a no-cost custom kit of materials needed to participate. Following the event, video of all activities and experiments will be made available online, allowing anyone access and offering teachers a resource for virtual and in-person learning.

Schools and organizations participating in the event include:

hBARSCI has donated beakers for every kit and is furnishing a raffle prize.

According to Octo Senior Manager Andrea Heithoff, the event’s coordinator, Octo has been involved for many years with D.C. area schools’ robotics

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Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy Calls on Chicago Companies to Meaningfully Engage with Schools to Help Close Technology and Access Gaps in Education

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy (MSA) is calling on the Chicago business community to increase its engagement with schools to help close the inequality gap that exists in under-resourced areas. Perspectives MSA credits its readiness for the 2020-2021 remote school year to its deep, meaningful relationships with several Chicago companies that have engaged by providing employee support and financial resources.

“Our corporate supporters have embraced understanding the communities Perspectives serves, and they partner with us on solutions that have led to better mental and physical resources for students, a double-digit increase in graduation rates and reduced level of suspension,” said TyNeisha Banks, principal of Perspectives. “We urge Chicago corporations to engage with us and other under-resourced schools to, eventually, erase the inequality gap altogether.”

When COVID-19 forced schools to close in March, the challenges for students of under-resourced communities were amplified, as families lacked the resources

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