Articles tagged “event technology”

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New Skift Report: The Future of Event Technology — A Mix of Realities

New Skift Report: The Future of Event Technology — A Mix of Realities

The Venetian Resort + Skift

We remember when the advent of video conferencing prompted concerns about an event industry apocalypse. Instead, the business continues to grow while incorporating technology’s best functionalities. Read on to learn how meetings and events are leveraging technology.

2 weeks ago

What’s Behind Blackstone’s Deal for Events Tech Firm PSAV?

What’s Behind Blackstone’s Deal for Events Tech Firm PSAV?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After a failed initial public offering, PSAV is now in the hands of Blackstone. Time will tell if the move ends up increasing costs for event professionals as PSAV inevitably looks to expand its scale in the marketplace. The competition between hotels selling their own offerings and companies like PSAV will be fascinating to watch.

3 months ago

Inside Cvent’s Technology Strategy

Inside Cvent’s Technology Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's a lot of buzz around emerging technologies like augmented reality and facial recognition. Realistically, though, it's too early for these things to really catch on, but companies like Cvent want to be ready to deploy new products when and if they do.

3 months ago

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel industry needs to catch up with the times when it comes to technology, and we're not just talking about cloud offerings and software-as-a-service technologies. The smart hotelier of today is investing in next generation tech capabilities such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, voice capabilities, virtual reality, robotics, and more, but all with the guest experience in mind.

4 months ago

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel tech stack of today should focus entirely on the customer journey and be arranged so that it provides guests a seamless experience. A hotel tech stack that is not integrated on the back-end will feel fragmented on the front-end.

5 months ago

Planners Conflicted Over Mobile Technology as Tool or Distraction

Planners Conflicted Over Mobile Technology as Tool or Distraction

Robin Amster, Skift

The growth of mobile meeting apps presents planners with a dilemma filled with irony. Are the apps — aimed at facilitating and enhancing the meeting experience — actually diminishing the kind of face-to-face interactions that are the very purpose of on-site events?

6 months ago

Personalized Events Empower Planners and Attendees

Personalized Events Empower Planners and Attendees

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Meeting and event planners know they need to do a better job tailoring events to their attendees and providing their sponsors with a stronger idea of how successful their partnership has been. New solutions will make it easier for them to make informed decisions moving forward.

8 months ago

Planners Weigh in on the State of Meetings Technology Today

Planners Weigh in on the State of Meetings Technology Today

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Tech companies need to get out of the lab and test their products in the real world, meeting planners say.

1 year ago

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can technology make meetings and events safer? The answer is yes, but there's far more we can — and should — be doing as well to ensure everyone's safety, from stricter gun laws to improved hospitality training.

1 year ago

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Sheryll Poe, Skift

It's not something a lot of people want to think about, but with large gatherings increasingly becoming a target for violent attacks, meeting and event planners have to step up their security tools and protocols.

1 year 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.

1 year ago