Friday, February 27, 2009

Corporate Simulation of Aidmatrix In-Kind Technology

On February 16th a team of 29 Accenture employees participated in an Aidmatrix simulation for their annual Service Day event. The Accenture District of Columbia office provided a large selection of volunteer opportunities for their employees to give back to the community. One of these opportunities was a virtual simulation event coordinated by Aidmatrix and several key Accenture people.

Mike Seifert, CEO in Residence, Aidmatrix, presented an overview of the national disaster relief network and how the states work through Aidmatrix technology to coordinate donations and needs between donors and relief agencies. Then, I reviewed the disaster scenario - a hurricane (yes, in February) had hit Washington DC and that this team of Accenture employees had been selected to manage the disaster relief efforts through the National Donations Management Network, powered by Aidmatrix. Members of the group were assigned their roles as donors, administrators, or nonprofits and they began sharing transactions through the network. After 30 minutes of intense activity and communication, the group came together to discuss results and provide valuable feedback to us at Aidmatrix. We will utilize this professional information when developing future technology enhancements.

I want to thank Sean Burke, Scott Zailer, and Lauren Ross of Accenture for their invaluable efforts in making this event possible.

Daniel David, Program Manager

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