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#EventprofReads: Week 59

Here’s the latest #EventprofReads roundup, curated for you by The Guide to Events on Twitter and the Eventprofs London LinkedIn group. Please share with colleagues and add your comments. We hope you enjoy!  Here’s what we learned this week…

First, CES waded into a debate about its lack of women on stage this year in Vegas, in The Drum:

“… there remains a persistent lack of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in the technology workforce… This is a global issue – not just within the technology sector –all industries and our society at large can and must do better. Those of us who produce events must do better too.”

Then the lights at CES went out as the world’s biggest technology show suffered a power outage, reported by CNN:

“… the show floor is a maze of power-hungry gadget and technology demos. There are giant walls of OLED TVs, a virtual reality ride, and internet-connected smart fridges that still can’t keep food from spoiling without electricity.”

Meanwhile, UK banks have said they would consider paying more to stay in the EU, on BBC:

“… while any extra cost would make the UK less competitive, losing frictionless market access to the world’s largest trading block – or having to fragment their operations throughout Europe – could be worse.”

And Wired suggested six ways cryptocurrency could be regulated without killing it:

“… Challenger Banks have to go through endless hoops to prove they can hold large stakes of customers’ money – how are new blockchains any different?”

And finally… A new book uncovers the gender warfare going on in Silicon Valley’s sex party scene, from Vanity Fair:

“… It’s making San Francisco feel really small and insular because everybody’s dated everybody. Men actually get business done at sex parties and strip clubs. But when women put themselves in these situations, they risk losing credibility and respect.”


Editor • 13th January 2018

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