SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Miro, the leading online whiteboard platform designed for distributed team collaboration, today announced Miro Smart Meetings, a powerful set of tools for organizing more engaging, collaborative and productive meetings. Miro’s Chief Product Officer Varun Parmar unveiled the new solution onstage at Distributed, Miro’s third annual virtual user conference exploring how teams can deeply connect to each other, their work and their sense of purpose.
After nearly two years of working remotely, organizations of all sizes still struggle to organize effective meetings, and the main challenges remain all too common: creating a collaborative environment that suits different learning styles, keeping participants focused. and on track, and ensure a productive use of time. Now, through the use of Miro Smart Meetings, anyone can create and host a more engaging meeting, including engaging content and fun collaborative experiences.
The Miro Smart Meetings experience begins in the Meeting Panel, a central hub where organizers and presenters design, manage and manage their meeting. Every essential tool for hosting a great meeting – from those adding interactive content to those initiating activities like voting and small groups – is presented in the easy-to-navigate panel. Miro Smart Meetings, available in beta today for all Paid and Education plans, includes:
- Miro smart meeting templates: Designed in collaboration with experts from industry-leading companies including Deloitte, Dropbox and Salesforce, Miro smart meeting templates give meeting planners an easy way to effectively run some of the most popular types of meetings, including design sprints, team building exercises, planning sessions, retrospectives, etc.
- Plan of the meeting: In just a few minutes, Miro Smart Meetings can intelligently prepare a meeting agenda based on board content, including options for activities like focus groups and voting. The meeting organizer can choose how much time to spend on each item, and the built-in timer turns red if the time is exceeded, ensuring conversations aren’t confusing.
- Meeting settings: Now, in meeting settings, meeting planners and workshop leaders can fully customize the collaborative experience for their participants by choosing which tools they can use, such as sticky notes and stickers, and what content. ‘they see. The new guided participant experience in Miro Smart Meetings minimizes distractions and ensures focus when needed.
“The new era of hybrid working poses challenges for all of us, especially when it comes to organizing an engaging meeting with a clear purpose and meaningful outcome. This year, we surveyed thousands of users and conducted multiple data studies to identify issues in most meetings, and found that the tools teams are using today still leave a lot to be desired, ”said Andrey Khusid, co-founder and CEO of Miro. “Miro Smart Meetings is specially designed to create unforgettable meetings and workshops with more focus, structure and collaboration. ”
Today, Miro also introduced easier diagrams for its 25 million users. Creating diagrams has always been at the heart of visual collaboration, as it gives meaning to even the most complex subjects. Now all users have access to faster shape creation and better corrections, as well as more grid views to ensure proper alignment. For users of the Miro Business and Enterprise plans, there is even more with Miro Smart Diagramming, which includes advanced shape packs for AWS, Azure, Cisco, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, and VMWare, as well as popular methodologies such as Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN).
In addition to Miro Smart Meetings and better diagramming capabilities, Miro unveiled:
- Grouping: A simple and smart way to identify similar sticky notes and view themes. Clustering, which will be available on all paid plans, uses AI and machine learning technology to quickly make sense of a team’s contributions and bring out the best ideas. Beyond meetings, clustering can help organize all kinds of information, whether you’re doing research or just trying to make sense of your own thoughts.
- Stickers: All users can now bring more enjoyment to the meeting with new ways to show how they are feeling. With the stickers, participants can instantly show their reaction to a teammate’s work, communicate their thoughts and ideas, and create exciting board designs.
- Guest role: Miro Business and Consultant clients can now invite an unlimited number of guests from outside their organization to collaborate on their board of directors. Guests can only access boards shared with them to ensure creators are always in control.
Distributed, Miro’s annual virtual user conference takes place October 19-21, 2021 and brings together industry leaders and experts to help answer the burning questions that preoccupy thousands of teams around the world. This year’s theme, “The Road to Reconnection,” explores how we stay connected and engaged as we usher in a new era of hybrid work. To register for the free event, visit https://miro.com/distributed2021. Speakers include Jake Knapp and Priya Parker, as well as thought leaders from Columbia University, Deloitte, SoftServe, The New Yorker, and Zendesk, among others.
Miro is an online whiteboard platform for team collaboration. The platform’s infinite canvas allows teams to lead engaging workshops and meetings, design products, brainstorm ideas, and more. Miro serves 25 million users worldwide, including over 100,000 client organizations and 95% of the Fortune 100. Miro was founded by Andrey Khusid and Oleg Shardin in 2011 and currently has 1,000 employees in 11 hubs around the world . For more information, please visit www.miro.com.