facial recognition systems are a form of technology that you may not even realise you are using on a daily basis. the fundamental use of this technology is that it is capable of matching a human face from an image via a camera or video frame against a database of faces. this is typically used to authenticate users within id services and works by using facial features within a specific image. the prevalence of this technology is best illustrated with the use of using your face to simply unlock your phone or check your banking. however, with the emergence of virtual conference software and corporate virtual events, we now pose the question of how facial recognition is paving its way into the virtual event world.
Since 2020 is the revolutionary year for every sector, especially the corporate event management, this has brought about an immense amount of opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event sphere.
Events will be more innovative, interactive, dynamic, and virtual. With that potential, event technology will transform the critical aspects of events, making them more organized, enjoyable, and engaging to audiences.
Read more at: https://www.airmeet.com/hub/virtual-event-trends-2021/
When the Millennial generation, or Gen Y, born between 1981 and 1996, entered the United States workforce, the country experienced some of the biggest economic shifts in its history. The changing market environment created sharp socio-economic divides between groups with, and groups without, college degrees. Meanwhile, student loan debt began to grow while salaries remained stagnant and for some, even regressed relative to the rising cost of living.
As often as we hear it, it’s true. Technology can help achieve a well-rounded event and transform the onsite experience – whether the objective is to enhance human connections, captivate attendees, customize spaces or design frictionless visitor experiences. As we strive to stay relevant in an ever-changing events marketplace, here are some technology trends we’re using to make in-person experiences even more powerful, meaningful and efficient.
Technology is constantly evolving. And with social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry, among all others, has become even more reliant on it. A permanent state of iteration paired with this new dependency equals new and ever-changing trends.
Below, we highlight current meetings and events technology for virtual, hybrid and live experiences.
This is not the first time we’ve talked about the future of events in our event tech blog. Last time, we’ve emphasized hybrid events as one of the most anticipated trends in the events industry, and we’ve strongly looked over the upcoming opportunities and challenges closely related to technology for events. But it’s always worth to figure out events in 2021, especially when we are towards the end of the year.
Events are getting more mesmerizing with the aid of technological innovations. Specifically, the new add-on to this sector-‘ virtual event platforms’ are adding more value in this time of the pandemic.
However, event hosting is not a standalone process, whether it is a physical or virtual event! Helpfully, there is a range of innovative technologies that helps to turn the events more eventful such as mobile technology, event management software, 3D mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Emotional/facial Recognition using AI, Wearables, and so on.
As we gradually ease into the “New Normal” of attending events with extra safety precautions, there are many hospitality & entertainment entities who have opted to advance their technology-based solutions to further streamline their processes.
Our technology development services have played a pivotal role in elevating their choice of branded digital solutions even before the COVID-19 pandemic set in.
Selfiebot: the premium robotic photo booth.
Imagine this… a 6ft selfie robot roaming the crowd, chatting to each of your guests and capturing their surprise, laughter and excitement with printable photos.
Selfiebot surprises and delights with fully-customisable speech, interacting with guests with a brand-tailored personality. Selfiebot comes with three apps to help you make your event awesome.
As we enter further into the second quarter of the year, many look ahead for trends on the rise in their industry, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 is already a revolutionary year for corporate event management and although a lot remains uncertain, there are promising opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event space.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-tech-trends-2020
Hosting virtual or online events has become an increasing popular option for planners. Not only is it a way to go on with the show during unexpected disruptions (such as a virus outbreak or a natural disaster), but virtual events have also been touted as a way to promote inclusivity and expand your audience reach.
Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! If you know Endless, you know we love talking about event tech. So much so, we have another podcast entirely dedicated to the topic. And we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring you a crossover episode. In recent past episodes, we covered several 202o trends in the industry, including marketing and design. So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine!
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/2020-event-tech-trends/
When we asked 14 of the smartest women in event technology to name the top tech trends for the coming year, two findings jumped out:
1) There is no single trend that will dominate discussion (though there are a couple that definitely got more mentions); and
2) There are a LOT of tech trends that event professionals will need to watch!
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is progressing at an amazing rate. As new developments are made, top-notch conferences are founded to educate the world on its many uses and benefits. This post will cover 20 can’t-miss AI events for 2020 to keep you updated on this revolutionary technology.
We usually think of artificial intelligence as a new technology. In fact, AI has been theorized and dreamed about for thousands of years.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/ai-events
Looking to attend a Machine Learning event or two this year? We’ve listed 21 of the top conferences happening in 2020.
The term “machine learning” was first coined in 1959 by Arthur Samuel, a pioneer in the fields of computer gaming and artificial intelligence. It refers to the study of algorithms that computer systems use to perform specific tasks without receiving step-by-step instructions.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/machine-learning-events
The end of the year is here! And as planners look forward to next year and start planning their meetings and events, it’s important to incorporate the biggest industry technology trends into their plans.
We spoke with some of Aventri’s leaders, Mike Burns, Aventri’s Chief Revenue Officer, Shane Edmonds, Aventri’s chief technology officer, and Ivan Lazarev, Aventri’s Group Head of Experiential Solution, to hear what the trending, must-have technology for planners in 2020. Check it out.
Tracking attendee engagement and satisfaction is essential for creating a successful experience, but only 28% of planners measure it accurately or in detail. That’s not exactly surprising considering that only 48% of planners use technology to collect and analyze data. Surveys and questionnaires can help shed light on people’s motivations and feelings, but nobody cares about replying to the tons of emails coming from planners.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/emotion-recognition
Event technology changes at near-lightning speed. Like most planners, no doubt you’re stretched thin. Who has time to carefully evaluate the tsunami of options?
Here to help, the Aventri Marketplace is a new portal on the Aventri platform that gives customers quick access to premium event service and tech providers. Marketplace partners go through rigorous vetting. You can be sure each solution is top-notch, easy to deploy and compatible with the Aventri platform.
Technology is an integral part of the events world. With dramatic leaps in event technology, event management services providers who adapt will reap the most benefits.
But why is technology so important for events?
Well, there are a few reasons:
Back in January of 2019, we interviewed ten industry experts and asked them to share their thoughts on the top meeting and event trends for planners and marketers in 2019, and in June, we reassessed those trends for the second half of the year.
As we quickly approach the end of the year, we sat down with Mike Burns, Aventri’s Chief Revenue Officer, Shane Edmonds, Aventri’s chief technology officer, and Ivan Lazarev, Aventri’s Group Head of Experiential Solution, to hear their opinion on what 2019 trends planners and marketers in our industry can expect to continue to hold strong in 2020.
Long lines lead to lowered ROI and a negative first impression, but how can you avoid them at events when controlling access means screening every single person?
In addition, your attendees are at their most vulnerable when they’re waiting in line outside the protection of your venue. Therefore, even from a security perspective, it’s imperative that your check-in process runs as smoothly as possible.
Before we dive into our topic, let’s do a quick recap of the first three posts:
- In Part 1, we defined what event intelligence is and why you should care. More specifically, we talked about how event intelligence is able to prove an event’s value to your organization.
- In Part 2, we discussed how you can design and structure your events in order to get the answers you need. You discovered several use cases for event intelligence for both internal meetings and external consumer experiential campaigns.
- In Part 3, we zoomed in on where event intelligence fits into tracking the offline buyer’s journey.
If you followed our Event Essentials guide, you know how important registration is to meetings and events, and how to secure a good first impression with your attendees via your online registration. But how do you maintain this stellar first impression with attendees during your onsite registration? How do you minimize the chaos and long check-in lines during your onsite registration? Event management software technology!
The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes to technology, the biggest difference in trends is accessibility. As event technology continues to develop and be refined, it becomes easier to implement, making accessibility better than ever. That’s good news for everyone.
Welcome to the last post in this Event Intelligence Series. Here’s a quick recap of the topics that have been discussed so far:
- Part 1: What is Event Intelligence and Why You Should Care? The first post covered all the basics of event intelligence and the opportunities missed by businesses who are not tracking meaningful event data.
- Part 2: Designing Your Event Intelligence Structure. Great event data doesn’t grow on trees. In this post, you learned actionable insights on how to design your events to extract the data that you need.
Did you know that 90 percent of the world’s data has been produced by humans across the world within the past two years? That’s more than 2,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data being generated every single day, and every two days we are creating more data than the cumulation of humanity did from the beginning of time up until 2003!
Event marketers and meeting organizers who are new to the world of event intelligence can easily get enamored with big data.
They want it all: a great looking dashboard, flashy graphs and charts, and real-time data just to name a few.
Can you relate?
This is a good sign because this means you see the prize at the end of the journey — the transformative impact event intelligence can bring to your events and meetings.
Event marketing existed centuries ahead of digital marketing. Yet, until recently, the amount of data that is available to digital marketers is more complete, in-depth, and sophisticated compared to the data that is accessible to event marketers.
It’s not until recently that event intelligence became widely implemented. Like we mentioned in the previous two posts, the practice of gathering event data was mostly done by early adopters.
We saw a lot of interesting things happening in the world of event tech this year. From the likes of LinkedIn and Airbnb making steady inroads into the events space to the much-anticipated applications of AI-enabled technology such as chatbots and facial recognition. The EU GDPR was another big one. Not only did the legislation have a massive impact in the way we look at privacy and data security, but it also changed the way event planners use tech like registration systems and apps when it comes to collecting the personal information of people coming to their events.
Welcome to the second edition of the Aventri W.I.N. (What I Need) Series. If you’re new here, the W.I.N. Series is a sequence of blog posts providing a deep-dive discussion on a specific topic. It saves you from getting overloaded with a ton of information you can find online and provides you with just the information you need (hence, the name of the series) to take action.
In the first edition of the series, we talked about The Offline Buyer’s Journey. For this new series, we will talk about a closely related topic — Event Intelligence.