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Bits, Bytes, and AI Delights: From the Rubik's Cube to present day Event Technology

29 Feb 2024
Event Tech Theatre
Event Tech Theatre

This session is designed for event planners eager to harness the power of data and technology to elevate their events. So, make the most of your lunchtime at Confex and step into the future of event planning with us in a session that's as educational as it is entertaining; led by Stuart Mitchell of Catch the MICE, featuring a rare and insightful interview with David Wood, the Founder and CEO of Eventene. Together, they'll take us on a fascinating journey from the nostalgic days of the Rubik's cube, slide rules, and programming calculators, to the forefront of today's event planning technology.

Delve into the rich history of David's experiences, starting with his formative years working at what is arguably the most influential software company of all time - MICROSOFT. Discover the invaluable insights he gained there about the critical importance of technology infrastructure, data management, and user interface design. Learn how these lessons have influenced David's approach to addressing the unique challenges of the event planning sector, culminating in the creation of Eventene. As Eventene carves its niche in the US and aims for global expansion, particularly in Europe with a focus on the UK and Ireland, we'll share why Catch the MICE's partnership is pivotal for shaking up the event planning sector.

Key Takeaways:

• Better Data Utilisation: Learn how to collect, analyse, and leverage event data to create more engaging, efficient, and personalised experiences. We'll share tips on using analytics to understand attendee behaviour, optimise event marketing strategies, and measure event success.

• Choosing the Right Technology: Whether you're considering an all-in-one solution or a customised stack of tools connected via APIs, we'll guide you on what to look for when sourcing event technology. Discover the benefits of scalability, user-friendliness, integration capabilities, and robust support systems in your tech solutions.

• All-in-One vs. Conglomerated Tools: Understand the pros and cons of adopting an all-in-one event management solution versus a conglomeration of specialised tools. We'll discuss how to assess your event's specific needs, the importance of seamless integration through APIs, and how to ensure a cohesive tech ecosystem that enhances attendee experience and operational efficiency.

• Future-Proofing Your Events: Stay ahead with insights into emerging event technologies and trends. Learn how AI and machine learning can and currently are being integrated into your event planning and execution for cutting-edge experiences.

• Exclusive Offer: In appreciation of your attendance, Stuart Mitchell offers free membership to the MICEClub for all guests, providing further resources and a community for event professionals to share knowledge and best practices.

This session is a must-attend for any event planner looking to navigate the complexities of modern event technology, improve their data strategy, and make informed decisions about the tech solutions that best fit their needs. Join us to empower your event planning journey with knowledge, innovation, and fun!

Speakers
David Wood, Founder & CEO - Eventene
Stuart Mitchell, Managing Director - Catch the MICE Limited


 

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