Articles tagged “event tech”

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Isaac Carey, Skift

A facial recognition startup has developed a new way to protect attendee data, but many people are still wary of the technology. It's hard to blame them, considering that data breaches within the travel industry seem to be happening left and right.

2 weeks ago

Data on Event Attendees Is Scattered. Here’s How to Fix It

Data on Event Attendees Is Scattered. Here’s How to Fix It

Isaac Carey, Skift

Event tech companies have to deal with the reality that events are very personal, often making it hard to gather and analyze data on attendees. An all-in-one software platform might help.

1 month ago

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Marriott, IHG, Accor and Hilton Invest in Meetings Booking Platform

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The hotel industry has had a tough time improving the painful process of selling event space and room blocks to meeting planners. Perhaps this deal is a sign the sector is finally ready to invest in meaningful change to help repair the ecosystem.

3 months ago

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many hoteliers will be watching what Cendyn's new president, Tim Sullivan, does to grow his company's software suite, which offers tools for automated marketing, business intelligence, and group sales management. Can it fend off competitors?

5 months ago

Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch to Fuel Event Engagement Growth

Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch to Fuel Event Engagement Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent has spent the last few years gobbling up innovative companies to round out its gigantic platform for planners, hotels, and corporations. DoubleDutch is yet another example of Cvent's aggressive approach to building its platform through acquisitions.

5 months ago

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent remains committed to bringing new products to its customers through acquisitions. By diving into the U.S. market for weddings, the event tech giant hopes to keep its platform relevant despite the friction it creates for hotels and planners alike.

6 months ago

The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tools are finally emerging that empower event professionals with the insights they need to better understand how attendees operate at events and the value created for sponsors. It's about time, and these tools will only become more useful over time as event planners learn more about what makes their gatherings successful.

2 years ago

Event Tech Providers Are Ready for a Data Revolution

Event Tech Providers Are Ready for a Data Revolution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Many event tech providers have created platforms in recent years to offer planners a set of tools with unified access to data. As the industry embraces analytics and artificial intelligence, providing useful insights that empower decision makers, platforms will likely take on bigger importance.

2 years ago

Interview: The Future of Event Tech Is a Fight for Simplicity

Interview: The Future of Event Tech Is a Fight for Simplicity

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Is the meeting and events space on the cusp of a distribution revolution? There's still a ton of work to be done, but signs are promising if hotel chains become more engaged.

2 years ago

Complexity Increases for Meeting Planners as Digital Tools Evolve

Complexity Increases for Meeting Planners as Digital Tools Evolve

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Emerging technologies like facial recognition are still far off from hitting the mainstream of event technology. But for now, there are a variety of options that can help meeting planners become more efficient and improve the quality of their events.

2 years ago

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Dave Montali, Skift

Increasing competition in the event sector has attracted more technology companies to provide solutions for current bottlenecks.

2 years ago

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Meeting Planners Are Struggling With the Fast Evolution of Event Technology

Greg Oates, Skift

Innovation in event technology today relates as much to how planners use the platforms that already exist, as compared to new advancements in the technology itself.

2 years ago