Talking Social Media at the #eventprofs Meetup

A brilliant turn-out for this month’s Event Managers’ Meetup, which took place at CodeNode on South Place, London on Thursday evening. More than 30 #eventprofs turned out to see guest speaker Sade Laja, head of digital engagement  at the Digital Catapult gave a fantastic talk about how to build a delegate base for events using social media…

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Devs Can Change the World

While running hundreds of conferences and events in emerging technologies, I spend a lot of time with countless software architects, data scientists, full-stack, front-end, back-end and mobile developers. You might know them as ‘geeks’, but I know them for what they are: the passionate, talented people who are building the digital world we all now live in. Their skills are in high…

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The #eventprofs guide to #LDNTechWeek

The engine is starting to rev up for this year’s edition of London Technology Week (20-26 June) but if you don’t sign up quickly, you’ll miss out. It can be exhausting to wade through the list of hundreds of #eventtech events taking place across the thriving technology hub that is the city of London, so here’s…

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A New Dawn for DoubleDutch

“What was previously a dark channel reachable only by microphone and post event email, has become illuminated as physical world event attendees engage and connect with technology.” – @lawrencecoburn, CEO @doubledutch The CEO of event app provider DoubleDutch has boldly declared the end of the legacy event tech era and unveiled his plan for a future the company calls Live Engagement…

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Is #eventtech in a bubble?

India-based ReportsNReports has published a new commercial analysis paper suggesting that the global event management software (EMS) industry is set to continue growing, but only by 8.42% year on year, between now and 2020. This figure seems small and is in direct contrast to the same analyst’s earlier report (‘Global Event Management as a Service Market…

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Understanding Blockchain

The geeks shall inherit the earth… they’ve hidden the Will in a blockchain To date, everything written about blockchain seems to be by geeks, for geeks. I mean no offence (The Guide to Events ♥ geeks), but these descriptions are clearly crafted in English (and other languages) by people whose first language is HTML, so they…

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Blockchain: conferencing the zeitgeist

I work in tech. Or rather, I work around tech, being an #eventprof. Over the years, I have produced conferences and events on everything from special needs education to satellite technology and luxury retail to corporate governance. I love this diversity – it exercises the brain and means that no two days are ever the…

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#eventtech & ROI

The latest British Meetings & Events Industry Survey (BMEIS) for 2015/2016 has been published and Allan Norbury, editor of M&IT Magazine interviewed me to hear my thoughts on common points of failure in apps and event technology. I said the biggest bugbear was still finding consistent enough wifi in venues to sustain pricey #eventtech My concern…

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