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1. Choices, choices Hundreds of solutions and providers of Event Technology are available – some free, some costing thousands. However, don’t panic, tie down your budget and work out how much time you have to prepare. This will narrow the search significantly. 2. Never lose sight of the objectives More importantly identify the meeting objectives before you even consider using technology. Why are you holding the event? Who is coming? What are you trying to achieve?   3. Involve your...

It seems that this is a popular time of the year for people to start doubting the relevancy of the interactive solutions that started “eventtech” all those years ago. Last year, I heard people state that voting/polling was not really used anymore and should therefore not be a key consideration when selecting your on site solution. Following this, we wrote an article about whether we thought this was the case. This year it looks like voting...

Technology is everywhere; from the smart devices we carry in our pockets to the self service kiosks in fast food restaurants, we can’t escape it! So it is no surprise that today’s event attendees expect to be consulted, engaged and able to participate actively in the events that they attend. In response to this hundreds of services and app providers have appeared on the market to satisfy this need, some of these are free whilst others...

A child walks into class and states the earth is flat. What should the teacher do?   Most people would surely think the teacher should engage in a conversation with the child providing counter-arguments, views and evidence and hope to persuade the child their opinion was incorrect. They wouldn’t think an appropriate response would be to point the child towards the Flat Earth Society’s website. However, that is exactly how current algorithms and Artificial Intelligence ‘help’ us on Facebook, Twitter,...

There’s an app called CityMapper that helps me get around London. It tells me the best route, which carriage to take on the tube to be nearest the right exit at my destination, and my time to arrival. It’s very handy. So when they recently announced they were launching a real bus service in London, I was intrigued. Why would an app company launch a bus service when Transport for London (TfL) surely has it all...

  Is it just me or is the charging for WiFi at venues STILL a complete mystery? Some examples: Venue A: WiFi network for 1,000 delegates throughout a large venue for four days: €400 Venue B: WiFi network for 300 delegates throughout a smaller venue for three days: €2,500 Venue C: WiFi network for 400 delegates in one room for a two-hour symposium: €10,000 Venue A’s service and coverage was flawless, Venue B’s was troublesome and problematic (and of course not...